Barton Art Professor Opens Fecho Designs: Art Studio and Gallery in Tarboro on March 20

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WILSON, N.C. — March 10, 2015 — Barton College professor of art Susan Fecho, a resident of nearby historic Tarboro, has opened Fecho Designs: Art Studio and Gallery. The grand opening for the downtown art studio and gallery, located at 110 West Granville Street in Tarboro, will be Friday evening, March 20, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to stop by to peruse the space, experience the artwork, pick-up a class schedule, and enjoy some refreshments. Fecho Designs will offer instructional classes for both children and adults, ranging from printmaking, textiles, ceramic jewelry and contemporary mixed media. The studio/gallery will be open on weekends and by appointment. The […]

Barton Welcomes Poets Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar for Victor R. Small Writers Series on March 17

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WILSON, N.C. – March 10, 2015 — Barton College will welcome poets Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture this spring semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. 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. Laux’s recent books of poems are “The Book of Men,” winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry, and “Facts about the Moon,” recipient of the Oregon Book Award. She also is the author of “Awake,” “Smoke,” and “What […]

Twelfth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 10

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The deadline for advance registration is Tuesday, March 3. To guarantee a seat, pre-registration is highly recommended. Same-day registration will be on a space-available basis. WILSON, N.C. — February 20, 2015 — The twelfth annual Caregiver Education Conference “Shining a Light on Dementia” will be held on Tuesday, March 10, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina, the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this annual conference again. New this year will be an option to participate in the Virtual […]

Barton Team Shines In First-Time Appearance At NCICU Ethics Bowl

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RALEIGH, N.C. — February 11, 2015 — In its first opportunity to compete in the North Carolina Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Ethics Bowl, Barton College quickly moved up the ranks to the championship finals, coming in second to Wake Forest University in the two-day competition recently held at the Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh. The annual event, which focused this year on ethics in education, attracted more than 100 students from 20 of North Carolina’s independent colleges and universities. The Barton College Ethics Team, which represented a wide range of disciplines, included Jake Carter, a junior from Wilson, double majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics; Allison Dellinger, a senior from […]

“Love The Symphony” Scheduled For Saturday, February 14

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The reservation deadline is Friday, Feb. 6. WILSON, N.C. — January 28, 2015 — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-fourth annual “Love the Symphony.” A much-anticipated annual event, this season’s “Love the Symphony” concert will feature vocalists Joel Gay and Sherry Lee Allen. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus. 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 Sheila Wilson at 252-399-6309. Please note that […]

Roger Manley To Be Featured Speaker at FOVA Winter Lecture On February 5

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WILSON, N.C. — January 27, 2015 — Please join the Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College for the upcoming FOVA Winter Lecture featuring Roger Manley. His lecture is titled “The Outsider Environment,” and the event will be held in Hackney Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5. Please note that this event has been moved from its originally scheduled location inside Barton Art Galleries. There is no charge for the program, and the community is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Manley is director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University. Formerly, he served as curator for the Gregg Museum in the 1990s […]

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

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WILSON, N.C. — January 27, 2015 — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 1. This marks the 37th 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 Susan W. Kluttz, secretary of cultural resources for the state of North Carolina. Following a reception for Gold Key and Silver Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there will be an awards […]

Barton Students Prepare Christmas Gifts for Children in Need

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WILSON, N.C. – The Christmas Spirit is strong at Barton College. Students, along with faculty, staff, and others across the campus and Wilson communities, came together to gather items and prepare gift boxes just in time for the holidays. The efforts are all a part of Barton’s support for Operation Christmas Child. Dozens of First-Year Seminar (FYS) students crowded Kennedy Family Theatre before Thanksgiving break. Eleven FYS classes packaged nearly 200 gift boxes full of special items both purchased and collected. Barton’s Office of Admissions, the Student Government Association, and others donated items for each box. “FYS classes gathered items for boys and girls in three different age groups,” explained Dr. […]

Barton College Ushers In The 2014 Christmas Season

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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 2014 Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. 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 4 p.m., students will begin lighting 2,500 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus, and at 6 p.m., […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony’s Fall Concert to Feature Guest Soloists

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony will present its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. in Barton College’s Kennedy Family Theatre. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature two gifted soloists performing two beloved baroque concertos. Noted pianist Jeremy Thompson returns to Barton for his third appearance with the orchestra, this time playing the profound “Concerto in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra” BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach. Also featured will be Greenville resident guitarist John Porter playing Vivaldi’s delightful “Concerto in D for Guitar and Orchestra” RV 93. The orchestra will also present Mozart’s celebrated Serenade “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” […]