Movie Proposal for Barton’s 2007 National Championship Run is Talk of the Town

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WILSON, N.C. — Remember the overtime, buzzer-winning lay-ups by Barton point guard Anthony Atkinson, the “We Believe” chants by the fans that raised the rafters in the Dog House, and the emotional, triumphant “Welcome Home” for the Bulldogs following the 2007 national championship win as Wilsonians lined the streets from the city limits to Wilson Gymnasium? Who could forget?  What a season; what a team! Plan now to join the Bulldogs on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. to help recreate the energy and enthusiasm of that remarkable season in Wilson Gymnasium as Barton College welcomes Rob Child, award-winning director/producer, and actor Charles Mathers to campus. Child and Daniel Drennon, […]

Ben Owen III Will Be Featured Lecturer at Barton Art Galleries on Feb. 23

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WILSON, N.C. — Please join the Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College for the upcoming Winter Lecture featuring Ben Owen III.  His lecture is titled “An Owen Tradition and Transition in Clay,” and the event will be held in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. There is no charge for the program, and the community is encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will be served. He is a potter from Seagrove.  His forefathers came to North Carolina from England as early as the late 1700s to ply their craft and furnish storage jars and other utilitarian wares for the early settlers. Owen’s […]

Barton Welcomes Poet David Rigsbee for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Feb. 7

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome poet David Rigsbee for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series this spring semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., and will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Rigsbee is the author of 18 books and chapbooks, including seven previous full-length collections of poems. His latest books, “The Red Tower: New & Selected Poems” and “The Pilot House,” a Black River Poetry Prize Chapbook, were published in 2010. In addition to his poems, he has […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra Presents “Love the Symphony” on Feb. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-first annual “Love the Symphony.” A much-anticipated annual event, this season’s “Love the Symphony” concert will feature former Wilsonian, pianist Joel A. Martin, the creator and trademark owner of Jazzical®, a marriage of classical and jazz. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. A candlelight buffet dinner will immediately follow the program at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person, and reservations may be made by calling Laura Ashley Lamm at 252-399-6309. Please note that tables for eight are […]

Barton College Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29. This marks the 34th year that Barton College has served as host and regional sponsor for the National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the awards ceremony is John W. Coffey, Deputy Director for Art and Curator of American and Modern Art for the North Carolina Museum of Art. Following an ice cream social for Gold Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there will […]

Information Session for M.Ed. in Elementary Education Program on January 28

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s School of Education has announced that it is currently accepting applications for a new cohort of students seeking the Master of Education degree in Elementary Education. An information session for interested students will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 9 a.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center.  Those interested should register online for the information session at Questions should be directed to Dr. Ann Carper, Program Director, at 252-399-6588 or email:; or Diane Chambers at 252-399-6982 or email: Admission requirements for the M.Ed. program include: • Recommended GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate work, although a minimum 2.75 GPA will be […]

Barton’s Lighting of the Luminaries Opens the Christmas Season on November 29

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WILSON, N.C. — The Lighting of the Luminaries, a long-standing tradition for the Barton College community, will usher in the Christmas season on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration. 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 and $3 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting over 1,700 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus, and at 6 p.m., students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College, and members […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Perform at the First United Methodist Church on Nov. 20

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Patrick Kreeger featured performer WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony will present the dynamic local artist Patrick Kreeger in a “tour de force” concert on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the First United Methodist Church, 100 Green St. N. in Wilson. The performance, scheduled for 3 p.m., will feature Kreeger playing the virtuosic harpsichord part in J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No.5, the finale to Louis Vierne’s 5th Organ Symphony and the brilliant Concerto for Organ and Orchestra by Francis Poulenc. The Bach concerto will also feature Andrew Bonner and Alison Mossey playing the solo violin and flute parts, respectively. The orchestra will be conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson. […]

“Body of Work” by D.W. Mellor Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on November 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton Art Galleries will host the work of acclaimed photographer D.W. Mellor in an exhibition titled “Body of Work.” Mellor’s exhibition will be on display from November 13 to December 12. The opening reception for the exhibit is Sunday, Nov. 13, from 4 – 6 p.m. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. A magazine and fine-art photographer from Philadelphia (Bryn Mawr suburb), Pa., Mellor will present a lecture on his work immediately following the opening reception. The lecture is open only to members of the Barton Friends of Visual Arts. For membership, please call 252-399-6357, or […]

Theatre at Barton Presents Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll House” Nov. 10-13

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WILSON, N.C. — Dramatic realism, in its purest form, unfolds on stage as Theatre at Barton opens its 2011-2012 season with Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll House” on Nov. 10-13.  Evening performances in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College will be held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 10-12, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. “In the latter part of the 19th century, a new sensibility was emerging in theatre circles,” shares Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton.  “No longer would audiences be satisfied with bombastic storytelling and rhetoric; fading were the broad gestures and exaggerated expressions of melodramatic fare, as well […]