BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History to Open N.C. “Returning Over There: The U.S. and World War I” Symposium October 13-14

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WILSON, N.C. — August 29, 2017 — Barton College in Wilson is pleased to host North Carolina’s “Returning Over There: The U.S. and World War I” Symposium in conjunction with the College’s upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History. The symposium weekend will open with historian Dr. Mitchell Yockelson, archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration, as the featured speaker for the BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History on Friday, Oct. 13. His topic will be “Forty-Seven Days: How General Pershing and His Warriors Defeated the General Army at the Meuse Argonne.” A reception for the BB&T Lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus, followed […]

Library Friends Welcome Author, Columnist, and UNC-TV Host D. G. Martin for Fall Dinner/Lecture on October 3

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Deadline for reservations is Monday, Sept. 25. WILSON, N.C. — September 15, 2017 — Author, columnist, and UNC-TV host D.G. Martin will regale the audience with wit and wisdom, couched in his delightful style of storytelling, as he joins the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library and the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library for their jointly-sponsored 2017 Fall Dinner and Program on Tuesday, October 3. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The event will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the program immediately afterward. Books by the author will be […]

“Design Flex 2030 — Rx for Change: The Flexible Biopharma Facility of the Future” Scheduled on September 25 at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — September 14, 2017 — On Monday, Sept. 25, the Wilson/Barton Think Tank will convene on the campus of Barton College to present its 3rd annual presentation for leaders in the Wilson community, focusing on “Design Flex 2030 — Rx for Change: The Flexible Biopharma Facility of the Future.” The distinguished presenters will include Pat McKee, senior vice president for McKinney Capital and Advisory Group; Ron Grossman, real estate advisor for Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation; Jim Robertson, Technical Director Facilities Integration, Fluor Enterprises, Inc.; and Wayne Young, project manager for Burns & McDonnell. This event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton campus from 9:30 a.m. […]

Renowned Author, Sociologist, and Minister Tony Campolo to Speak at Barton on September 18

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WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2017 — Long revered as a dynamic speaker with a compelling message that motivates young and older alike, Dr. Tony Campolo will bring his wit and wisdom to share with the Barton campus community on Monday, Sept. 18. His presentation, to be held in the newly renovated Howard Chapel on campus, is titled “Coming Together In A World That’s Falling Apart.” The program will begin at 7 p.m., and the community is invited to attend. There is no charge for the event. A book signing will follow the program, and books will be available for purchase. “Tony Campolo has long been one of my favorite modern day […]

Barton Welcomes the Honorable Albert S. Thomas, Jr. to Speak at Constitution Day on September 18

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WILSON, N.C. — Sept. 5, 2017 — In keeping with Barton College’s focus on bold leaders and thinkers, the Willis N. Hackney Library on campus is pleased to host the Honorable Albert S. Thomas, Jr., attorney and retired judge for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, as the featured speaker for its annual Constitution Day reception and program on Monday, Sept. 18. His presentation will address “The United States Constitution: Why the Debate Will Never End.” After the presentation, a question-and-answer period will conclude the program. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Willis N. Hackney Library. The reception will begin at […]

Barton Will Host Randall Kenan for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on September 11

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Photo credit: Miriam Berkley WILSON, N.C. —September 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome Randall Kenan as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the College’s campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Kenan grew up in Chinquapin and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked on the editorial staff of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., and taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, Duke University, University of […]

VIDEO: Day of Scholarship Research Presentations

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Barton College’s annual Day of Scholarship celebrates scholarship as students and faculty from across campus collaborate and share their research projects and creative works. Below are presentations given by our  alumni and Boykin Scholars on April 12, 2017. Alumni Research Presentations Preparing for the Unexpected: How Undergraduate Research Helped Me Be Successful in Graduate School By Anna Batts M.S.W. Candidate, East Carolina University The Added Value of Undergraduate Research By Rachel Moore M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, University of Virginia Barton College Campus Guest Coordinator Knowledge, Passion, and Family By Theresa Scott M.F.A. in Experimental and Documentary Studies Candidate, Duke University Boykin Scholars Presentations Gravely Speaking: Victorian Floriography By Susan Fecho […]

Barton Welcomes Patrick Bizzaro for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18

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WILSON, N.C. —April 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome author and poet Patrick Bizzaro for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Patrick Bizzaro has published 11 books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently “Poems of the Manassas Battlefield” from Mount Olive College Press and “Interruptions” from Finishing Line Press. To Bizzaro’s credit are two critical studies of Fred Chappell’s poetry and fiction with LSU Press, a book on the pedagogy of […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 8

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WILSON, N.C. — March 9, 2017 — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April” Poetry Day to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 8, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Beth Copeland and Bruce Lader. The day will also feature Amber Flora Thomas, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and funded by […]