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Hackney Library Welcomes Laurel Sneed to Discuss the History of Black Business in Eastern N.C.

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WILSON, N.C. — Hackney Library at Barton College is pleased to host an evening with Laurel Sneed, as she presents “The History of Black Business in Eastern North Carolina” on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The event will include a reception and will be open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to attend. An educator, researcher, and media producer/film-maker, Sneed will provide a special focus on Wilson as she discusses the history of black-owned businesses in eastern North Carolina. She will include her own original research as well as video clips of an interview with historian Dr. Juliet E.K. Walker, author of “The […]

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Grand Opening Event To Be Held On Jan. 20 For Barton College’s New Oral Communications Center

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of its new Oral Communications Center housed in the Willis N. Hackney Library. A special grand opening event is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 4:30 p.m. to introduce the campus community to the Oral Communications Center and its staff. Enjoy refreshments, meet the tutors, learn about the services provided, and hear brief remarks from Dr. Douglas Searcy, president of Barton College. Currently located in the Technology Classroom on the first floor of the Willis N. Hackney Library, the Center’s hours are Sunday – Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., and by appointment, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Center […]

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Barton College English Faculty Take a Leading Role at Distinguished Academic Conference Held in North Carolina

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Durham, N.C. — Writers, poets, musicians, artists, and linguists converged in Durham in early November for the much anticipated SAMLA 87 Conference, and Barton College’s English faculty took a leading role at this distinguished academic gathering of teachers, scholars, and graduate students. The annual conference supports the work and interests of the 87-year-old South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), which is dedicated to the advancement of teaching as well as literary and linguistic scholarship in the modern languages. Dr. James A. Clark, dean of the School of Humanities, professor of English, and the Elizabeth H. Jordan Endowed Chair in Southern Literature at Barton College, currently serves as president of SAMLA. […]

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Barton Welcomes the Christmas Season with the Lighting of the Luminaries on December 1

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WILSON, N.C. — The Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, will usher in the Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Residents of Wilson and surrounding communities are invited to join the College community for this festive celebration of events on campus. The celebration will begin with a candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m. Cost for the meal is $6 for adults, $3 for children, and $5 for students not on a Barton meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting more than 2,500 luminaries across 30+ acres of the main […]

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Juried Student Exhibition Comes to Barton Art Galleries December 7-18

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WILSON, N.C. —  A semester’s worth of hard work by student artists is going on display at Barton College. The College’s Juried Student Exhibition opens in the Barton Art Galleries on Monday, Dec. 7, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition continues through Friday, Dec. 18. Both events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. For their Juried Student Exhibition, Barton students are invited to enter up to three pieces of art in any medium. Guest juror, Wilson artist and art educator Demetrius Smith, will judge each piece, and the selected works will then be exhibited in the Galleries. This year, […]

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Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert Will Feature Piano Virtuoso Boaz Sharon on November 22

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. Under the direction of conductor Mark N. Peterson, director of music at Barton, the orchestra welcomes back to Wilson noted piano virtuoso and educator, Boaz Sharon. He will perform Beethoven’s profoundly dynamic “Piano Concerto No. 3.”  Also featured will be Mozart’s scintillating “Symphony No. 41,” performed by the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra. Nicknamed “The Jupiter,” this was the last symphony that Mozart composed. General admission for the fall orchestra performance is $10. Barton College students, faculty, and staff are admitted free. For additional information, […]

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Theatre at Barton & The Playhouse of Wilson Present “Peter Pan”

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WILSON, N.C. — “All you need is faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust.” Let Theatre at Barton and The Playhouse of Wilson take you away to Neverland, for a special co-production of “Peter Pan.” This classic of 20th century musical theatre opens to the public on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the Edna E. Boykin Cultural Center on Nash Street in historic downtown Wilson. Evening performances continue through Saturday, Nov. 14, and resume on Thursday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 21. An afternoon matinee will be held on Sunday, Nov. 15, beginning at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door, or […]

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Experience the Culture and Arts of Cuba in March 2017

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WILSON, N.C. — No need to imagine traveling to Cuba. Now, you can take that long-awaited trek to our southern neighboring country. Join Barton College for a nine-day trip to Cuba from March 4-12, 2017. Alumni and friends of the College, as well as faculty, staff, and students, can take a well-deserved break from books and work to learn more about Cuban culture, art, and history. Meet the warm and friendly residents of Cuba. Explore its beautiful countryside. Experience its exotic and expressive culture. “The 2017 spring trip to Cuba will be an exciting opportunity for travelers to interact with the people of this long-isolated island,” shared Mark Gordon, associate […]

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A Glance Back — Barton’s 2015 Day of Service Encourages Lifelong Commitment to Service

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WILSON, N.C. — College years tend to fly by. Faster than most students ever realize; faster than most graduates ever wish. In these four or so fleeting years, students learn much about their lives ahead. And, here at Barton, they learn a valuable life lesson that cannot be taught in the classroom. Through hands-on experiences, students learn the importance of serving others. One of the Barton College’s favorite and most anticipated traditions is our annual Day of Service. Held each October, the event kicks off on center campus just after sunrise. Nearly a thousand volunteers huddle together, their excited smiles barely hiding chattering teeth and visible puffs of breath. Everyone […]

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N.C. Photographer Harry Taylor Teaches Tintype Process at Barton Art Galleries on November 6

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WILSON, N.C. — A fresh take on one of the world’s earliest forms of photography can be seen on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Barton Art Galleries. Wilmington-based commercial and fine arts photographer Harry Taylor will visit the galleries for a lecture and demonstration on the tintype technique, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Dating back to the 1850s, the tintype process is a chemical emulsion that exposes a negative on a thin metal plate coated with dark lacquer. Tintypes were widely used during the American Civil War, since they could be developed […]