Robert Burns Symposium Scheduled for April 1 at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — March 22, 2019 — Barton College’s Willis N. Hackney Library is pleased to present the Robert Burns Symposium as part of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room / Special Collections annual programming on Monday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. The featured keynote speaker will be Dr. K.D. Kennedy, Jr., a trustee emeritus of Barton College and CEO of Electric Supply Company. The symposium will be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. The symposium program will include a brief welcome by Dr. Douglas Searcy, president of Barton College, followed by the Burns presentation. […]

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“Cynthia Bringle and Friends” Ceramic Arts Exhibition Opens In Barton Art Galleries March 18

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WILSON, N.C. — March 6, 2019 — Ceramics will be the focus of an extraordinary exhibition of works opening this spring in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. The “Cynthia Bringle and Friends” exhibition will provide an opportunity to view the works of one of North Carolina’s most recognized and celebrated Ceramic artists, Cynthia Bringle, and three of her artist friends: ceramicists Rebekah Strickland, Gertrude Graham “Gay” Smith, and Susan Feagin. The exhibition will run from March 18 through April 18, with several events planned in collaboration with the art show. On Thursday, March 21, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts […]

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Alumnus David McGehee Reads from His First Novel for Writers Series on March 18

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Barton College alumnus David McGehee (’69) will read from his first novel, Cedar Birds, as part of the Victor R. Small Writers Series on Monday, March 18, 2019, at 7 p.m., in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center.   Cedar Birds examines the beliefs of the coastal Carolina Indians, particularly the Coree, honoring their connection with all living things.The narrator returns from the Vietnam War a changed man, ready to ponder the spiritualism of the shaman as he comes to terms with his own sense of identity.   For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Godwin in the School of Humanities at 252-399-6364 or at rlgodwin@barton.edu.

16th Annual Caregiver Education Conference at Barton College on Wednesday, March 6

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2019 — The 16th annual Caregiver Education Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 6, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Dementia Alliance of North Carolina (formerly Alzheimer’s North Carolina), and the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program will again partner to present the conference. The Barton conference, and the series of caregiver conferences conducted across North Carolina, owe their origin to the late Joseph D. Russell, M.D. This year’s conference is dedicated to Sarah Poole Russell, Dr. Russell’s […]

Theatre at Barton Presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” February 21-24

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WILSON, N.C. — February 7, 2019 — Theatre at Barton plans to have some satirical fun on stage this spring with its interpretation of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” by Oscar Wilde. The show will open on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings, Feb. 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m., with an afternoon performance to follow on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. A preview performance, by invitation only, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 […]

Barton College Welcomes N.C. Psychological Association President Tonya Armstrong to Discuss “Identity, Spirituality, and Mental Health” on February 21

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2019 — How do we engage in conversations about mental health? How do we challenge the stigma around mental health struggles in our communities? Dr. Tonya Armstrong, the recently elected president of the N.C. Psychological Association, will address these important questions in her upcoming presentation at Barton College on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel. The title of her lecture is “Identity, Spirituality, and Mental Health.” This program, which is a part of a series of events honoring Black History Month at Barton College, is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. “Dr. Tonya Armstrong brings a […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2018 Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. —February 11, 2019 — Barton College named 53 students to the President’s List and 377 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2018. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale. President’s List, by hometown –       Alexandria, Va. — Emma Glenn Mitchell.       Arlington, Va. — Jamilex Yajaira Tham-Morrobel.       Borlange, Sweden — Alessandro Daniel Gerbino.       Candor — Elizabeth Diane Brown.       Clayton — Shantia Latrice O’Neal.       Concord — Kaijone’ Toi Martinez.       Dunn — Tyler Matthew Mayes.       Durango, Colo. — Madeline Henderson Robertson.       Durban, South Africa — Nicola Leigh Macdonald.       Durham […]

Barton College Among the 22 Colleges to Participate in NCICU’s 8th Annual Ethics Bowl

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Raleigh, N.C. — February 7, 2019 — Barton College’s Ethics Bowl Team (Haley Oliver, Malinda Smith, Tehira Nash, and Alexis Foster) will join students from 22 campuses across North Carolina to participate in the 8th annual Ethics Bowl hosted by North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). The event will be held February 8 and 9 at the North Carolina Legislative complex in Raleigh. The topic this year is “Ethics and the Environment.” “The Ethics Bowl is both academically challenging and personally rewarding experience for our students,” said NCICU president Hope Williams. “Determining ethical responses to complex situations leads to personal awareness and valuable discussion among team members and participating […]

Barton Football Signs Inaugural Class As Preparation Begins For 2020

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by John Karrs WILSON, N.C. – February 6, 2019 — The newly-formed Barton College Football Team has signed its first-ever recruiting class.  A total of 37 student-athletes signed with the Bulldogs on national signing day with 34 coming from the state of North Carolina. “It’s a great day to be a Barton Bulldog,” said Barton Head Football Coach Chip Hester.  “Today is another historic day for Barton College Football.  National signing day is the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication by the young men and their families.  It also represents bold vision and preparation by the Barton College community. “We’ve signed a distinctive group of young men […]

“Love The Symphony” to Feature Tenor Caleb Skinner on February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — January 29, 2019 — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-eighth annual “Love the Symphony.” This year’s concert, under the direction of symphony director Mark Peterson, will feature tenor Caleb Skinner performing a collection of music theater favorites. The event will begin with a wine and cheese 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 $65 per person, and reservations may be made by calling Sharon Barnes at 252-399-6369. Please note that tables for eight are available by reservation. […]