Blessing of the Animals Service At Barton On Nov. 9

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WILSON, N.C. – Please join the Barton College community for a “Blessing of the Animals” service to be held on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m.. There is no charge, and the surrounding community is invited to attend the service. Each year, on or around the date of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, a number of churches mark the occasion by having a service of blessing of the animals. Theologically, its purpose is to testify to the sacredness of all of creation, to celebrate its richness and variety and, more specifically, to acknowledge the importance of animals, especially companion animals, to our own spiritual growth and development. […]

Eleanora Tate Featured Speaker For Victor R. Small Writers Series At Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College’s Victor R. Small Writers Series welcomes young adult fiction writer Eleanor Tate for a reading to be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The upcoming event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Children’s author, folklorist, teacher, and former newspaper reporter, Tate was named a 1999 Zora Neale Hurston Award Winner, the highest award given by the National Association of Black Storytellers, and her latest book, “Celeste’s Harlem Renaissance” (2007), was recognized with the 2007 North Carolina Book Award for Juvenile Literature and the International Reading Association […]

Photography Exhibitions Open Sunday at the Barton Art Galleries

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of two photography exhibitions on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 2 – 4 p.m. Early and recent work by acclaimed photographer Burk Uzzle will be in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery and a selection of work from three photographers from Eastern North Carolina featuring images and artifacts dating from the 1920’s to 1970’s will be on view in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery. Uzzle portrays a unique blend of American sensibility, themes, and values through his photography. His images are sometimes quirky, sometimes humorous, and always respectful of the people or places he has observed. Many images in the […]

Barton Kicks Off Day of Service Bright and Early Oct. 22

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WILSON, N.C. – With bright blue shirts scattered around the city on Wednesday, Oct. 22, one might wonder what’s going on, but no need to guess. You will have just spotted some busy “bulldogs” from Barton College. With over 620 participants signed up, students and professors at Barton College will set aside books and campus staff members will step away from desks for Barton’s inaugural “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community.  (A slideshow of the Day of Service is available by clicking here or on the photo above.) This new campus initiative supports Barton’s vision for its graduates to be “well-prepared for life and for success […]

Fitzhugh Brundage To Speak at Barton College’s BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome renowned historian Fitzhugh Brundage as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21. Dr. Brundage’s lecture will address the question “Is Southern History Still a Front in the Culture Wars?” The program will begin at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall and is open to the public free of charge. Sponsors for the evening include BB&T, the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton College, and the Wilson County Historical Association. Dr. Brundage is the William B. Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and […]

Take Back The Night Event Scheduled at Barton on Oct. 7

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Wilson, N.C. – Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7. Co-sponsored by the Counseling Services Center and Office of the Chaplain at Barton College and the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program that raises awareness about domestic violence. The Reverend Hollie Woodruff, chaplain of the College, will conduct a service of healing at 11 a.m. in the Hackney Worship Center (lower level of Hackney Residence Hall). On Tuesday evening, participants will gather at 6 p.m. at the fountain in front of Hamlin Student Center for a […]

David Payne To Speak at Barton’s Friends of Hackney Library Dinner

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WILSON, N.C. – Acclaimed novelist David Payne will be the featured speaker at Barton College’s Friends of Hackney Library fall dinner and lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The evening’s festivities, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Payne’s program is titled “A Lonely Impulse of Delight,” taken from a line in W.B. Yeats’ poem “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death.” Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person with reservations accepted until Oct. 3. Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may reserve tickets for $30 […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony presents Symphony and Soul on Oct. 9

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s fall signature dinner concert “Symphony and Soul” will open a spectacular 2008-2009 concert season on Thursday Oct. 9 with a delightful program of musical selections and food to warm the soul. Music director Mark N. Peterson will be conducting, and featured performer and Wilson native Joel A. Martin will bring his trademark show “Jazzical” to the symphony audience for this event. The evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the symphony performance at 7 p.m. After the concert, a sumptuous dinner buffet will conclude the evening. The event will be held at the Darden Alumni […]

Sculptor Hanna Jubran Visits Barton On Oct. 7

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton Art Galleries will welcome sculptor Hanna Jubran to campus on Tuesday, October 7, from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. for an artist lecture. His sculpture exhibition “Alchemy, Metaphor & Form” is currently on view in the Virginia Thompson Graves and Lula E. Rackley Galleries located in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. As he reflects on his 25-year journey creating sculpture, Jubran will discuss his influences, creative activity, and goals along the way. He will also share with the audience a brief synopsis of symposiums, exhibitions, and […]

Josephine Humphreys Scheduled for Boone Southern Authors Series

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College will welcome author Josephine Humphreys as the featured speaker for the Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 30 in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Humphreys is the author of four novels including “Dreams of Sleep,” winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for the Best Novel of 1984 and named by the “New York Times” as a Notable Book of the Year; “Rich in Love,” also a Notable Book of the Year, with a film version produced […]