“Grande Romanza” Highlights Love the Symphony at Barton on February 14

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WILSON, N.C. – Plan to make Saturday, Feb. 14, a special Valentine’s Day, and celebrate in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra at the eighteenth annual “Love the Symphony.” The evening’s performance, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will feature Stefano and Nina Tanchietti, the magical American Dramatic Tenor and Soprano Duo, performing musical scenes from their Grande Romanza®. One of Wilson’s premier social events of the year, this dinner concert will be an evening guaranteed to please both the ear and the palette. The event will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by entertainment at 7 p.m. The delectable buffet, prepared […]

Barton To Host The Scholastic Art Awards For The Eastern/Central N.C. Region

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WILSON, N.C. – As host and regional sponsor for the 31st year, Barton College welcomes The National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the annual awards ceremony will be Dean Johns, Director of Arts Education for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The Scholastic Art Awards, Inc. conducts a visual art awards program for middle and high school students in the United States. Entries from all 50 states are submitted for competition in this nationally renowned program. The Scholastic Art Awards program is designed to encourage student achievement, to recognize and applaud our fine art teachers and to emphasize the importance of the visual arts in […]

BB&T Makes $500,000 Gift To Fund Barton’s New Center For Free Enterprise Education

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is the recipient of a $500,000 gift from the BB&T Charitable Foundation to permanently establish the BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education on campus. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BB&T Corporation John A. Allison, a former trustee of Barton College, personally made the announcement at BB&T in Wilson on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 11. In his remarks to an audience of Barton students, faculty, staff, and trustees, as well as BB&T executives, Allison said, “We are very proud of our association with Barton College. It is a fine institution, and we’ve had a number of your graduates who have played important roles here at BB&T. […]

Barton’s Susan Fecho Illustrates New Children’s Book

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton Art Department chair Susan Fecho has collaborated with Virginia-based author Dr. Vernon Lindquist to produce a children’s picture book, “The Day Anna Ganna Bandanna Learned to Fly,” recently published by Doubleabooks of Virginia. Fecho, a well-known and widely admired North Carolina artist, and Lindquist of Prince George, Va., began their blend of talents six years ago, focusing their efforts on the characters in Lindquist’s series about the two young cousins, Anna Ganna Bandanna and Allie Cette Alphabet. “We were colleagues at Barton the year that Dr. L. began his stories,” said Fecho. “The first story was actually called, ‘The Day Anna Ganna Bandanna Was Born,’ but […]

Barton Prepares for the Christmas Season

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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, Dec. 2. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration. The celebration will begin with a festive 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 5:45 p.m., join students as they light over 1,500 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus. At 6 p.m., students, faculty, staff, friends of the College, and members of […]

Pianist Beth Levin To Be Featured At Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra welcomes acclaimed piano virtuoso Beth Levin to Wilson for the orchestra’s Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. in Howard Chapel on the college campus. Levin will be performing Beethoven’s boldly dramatic “Piano Concerto no. 3” with the orchestra under the baton of Barton College music director Mark N. Peterson. A native of Philadelphia, Levin is an acclaimed concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and recording artist. At age 12, Levin made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and soon after was selected to study with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute of Music. “Mr. Serkin was an inspiration the moment […]

Barton Hosts Medical Readers’ Theater Performance and Discussion

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome back the Readers’ Theater from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., medical students from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University will present a public reading and discussion of Jay Baruch’s short story “Breathing” in the Hamlin Student Center Theater at Barton College. This presentation is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Jay Baruch is an emergency medicine physician who teaches at Brown University. “Breathing” appears in Baruch’s 2007 book of short stories, “Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers.” It […]

Alumni Returned for Homecoming 2008

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WILSON, N.C. – Bound by ties of friendship and a profound love for their alma mater, Bulldogs from near and far returned to the campus of Barton College for Homecoming Weekend 2008 on October 24-26. (For photo slideshows of Homecoming 2008 and the Alumni Golf Tournament, click here.) Overcast skies and wet, autumn weather did not dampen the spirits of alumni and their guests as they enjoyed a weekend packed with events and activities. From class and affinity reunions to sporting events to brunches, lunches, and dinners, a bounty of activities greeted this year’s participants. Following the luncheon and tour at the Barton-Graves House, the first major event of the […]

Theatre at Barton Presents “The Crucible”

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WILSON, N.C. – Step back in time and envision the hysteria that swept 17th century America, catapulting the Salem Witch Trials into the public arena of colonial Massachusetts. Now, weave in the humanity of one Puritan community where religious beliefs, radical suspicion, accusations, worldly temptations, and unabashed threats abound. The result is “The Crucible,” a parable of power, intolerance and hypocrisy, written by legendary playwright Arthur Miller. Barton College opens its 2008-2009 season on November 13 with this powerful classic of American drama under the direction of Adam Twiss, assistant professor of theatre and director of the Barton Theatre program, but this production is as far from an “old chestnut” […]

Barton Welcomes Marcus Borg for Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome internationally renowned author Dr. Marcus Borg as the featured speaker for the 2008 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series set for Monday, Nov. 17.The Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series focuses on topics of practical Christian significance for the general public relating to contemporary issues. Established in 1991 upon the retirement of Dr. Allan R. Sharp, a professor and chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, this lecture series brings distinguished performers and speakers to the Barton campus each fall semester. This program is sponsored by the Barton College Religious Studies Honor Society, area churches, and friends and […]