Barton Art Galleries Welcomes Elizabeth Perrill to Discuss Curating African Art at the N.C. Museum of Art on Monday, Feb. 26

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WILSON, N.C. — February 19, 2018 — Barton Art Galleries is pleased to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Perrill for the upcoming lecture “Curating an African Collection: Five Years at the North Carolina Museum of Art,” on Monday, Feb. 26. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. An art history professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Dr. Perrill will discuss her experience as the lead consulting curator for the museum’s new African art gallery. She began working with the North Carolina Museum […]

Barton Heritage Lecture Will Focus on Cold War in the Desert: The U.S.-Soviet Struggle for the Middle East on February 20

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WILSON, N.C. — February 15, 2018 — Barton College welcomes historian Dr. W. Taylor Fain as the featured speaker for the upcoming Heritage Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20. Dr. Fain is a former U.S. Department of State historian, and he currently serves as associate professor and graduate coordinator for the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Fain’s lecture is titled “Cold War in the Desert: The U.S.-Soviet Struggle for the Middle East, 1945-1991.” The program will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. […]

Eastern N.C. Career Alliance’s Career Fair for Barton Students and Alumni on Wednesday, Feb. 21

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WILSON, N.C. — February 14, 2018 — Barton College students and alumni interested in graduate school or future employment will not want to miss the upcoming Eastern North Carolina Career Alliance’s Career Fair scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Sponsored by the Office of Student Success at Barton College, transportation will be available if needed. Make your reservations by using the Career Fair Registration or by contacting careerservices@barton.edu. Students attending will have a chance to win one of three prizes, including two $50 Visa gift cards and one grand prize $250 Visa gift card. More than 100 organizations and […]

NCAA DII Collegiate Football Is Coming to Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — January 30, 2018 — Barton College is bringing NCAA DII collegiate football to Wilson. On Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, the Barton College Board of Trustees made the bold, unanimous decision to approve a football program for the Barton campus. Barton’s decision to integrate football into its NCAA DII athletics program is based in the College’s commitment to its mission of providing programs and opportunities to encourage the intellectual, spiritual, social, and cultural development of its students. Barton’s mission fits well with the NCAA Division II philosophy, which states that “the educational well-being and academic success of the participating student-athlete is of primary concern.” In prior years, Barton […]

Tom Parham, Winning Tennis Coach, Author, and Bob Dylan Fan to Speak at Hackney Library on Feb. 6

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WILSON, N.C. — January 15, 2018 — Calling all tennis and Bob Dylan fans! On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Hackney Library and the Friends of Hackney Library will welcome coach, author, alumnus, and Dylan fan Tom Parham to present “Hartsock, Dylan, and 50 Years.” Parham’s conversational style, coupled with his charismatic personality, will frame his recollections of life as both student and coach at Atlantic Christian (now Barton College) and his passion for Bob Dylan and his music. The event will take place in Hackney Library’s Learning Commons on the campus of Barton College. A reception will open the event at 5 p.m., followed by Parham’s talk at 5:30 p.m. This program is open […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for Fall Semester 2017

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WILSON, N.C. — February 5, 2018 — Barton College named 56 students to the President’s List and 293 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2017. 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 – Aulander — Ashley Lauren Burkett. Beulaville — Joshua Seth Russ. Castalia — Mollie LeAnn Murphy. Clayton — Kathie Chappell Smith. Dudley — Danielle Robin Terwilliger. Dunn — Jonathan Trent Fennell. Elgin, Ill. — Ellen Lauren Jayne. Elm City — Mary Kathryn Jones and June Hill Wheeler. Elsternwick, Australia — Charles Hyde III. […]

Barton’s Maureen O’Neill to Exhibit “Interior Veils” at Historic Blount-Bridgers House in Tarboro

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WILSON, N.C. — January 26, 2018 — “Interior Veils,” an exhibition featuring the latest works in pastels by artist Maureen O’Neill will be on view in the Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery at Tarboro’s historic Blount-Bridgers House from February 1 until March 16. Hosted by Edgecombe County Arts Council, the exhibition will open with a reception in the gallery on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. O’Neill, assistant professor of art in the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts and director of exhibitions and educational programming for the Barton Art Galleries, […]

Eighth Annual Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day Planned for February 1st

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WILSON, N.C. — January 26, 2017 — Barton College’s Eighth Annual Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day will be held on Thursday, Feb.1, in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus. Featured speakers will include Barton alumna Katie Wilkinson, Barton students Rachel Krueger and Riley Bane, Wilson Christian Academy’s Ashley Hartsfield, and Elm City Middle School’s Hannah Mosley. Play Fair, Play IX is the theme for the National Girls and Women in Sports Day for 2018 as determined by the Women’s Sports Foundation in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center and the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, and Girls, Inc. This year’s theme focuses on celebrating the […]

Jersey Mike’s Teams Up With Barton’s Student Philanthropy Society

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WILSON, N.C. — January 24, 2018 — Jersey Mike’s of Wilson and Barton College’s Student Philanthropy Society (SPS) partnered on a coupon promotion running January 9-11. The project concluded with Jersey Mike’s making a donation of $1,366 to Barton College’s Annual Fund. Pictured left to right with a presentation check for the donation are Katie Meeks, Jersey Mike’s Shift Manager, Connie Wade, General Manager of Jersey Mike’s of Wilson, Luis Reyes, SPS Vice President, Asia Robinson, SPS President, Amanda Batten, Jersey Mike’s Regional Marketing Director, and Hannah Kent, Jersey Mike’s Shift Manager. END

“Love The Symphony” To Feature Broadway’s Melvin Tunstall III on February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — December 19, 2017 — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-seventh annual “Love the Symphony.” This year’s Mardi Gras themed concert will feature vocalist Melvin Tunstall III. 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 Luann Clark at 252-399-6329. Please note that tables for eight are available by reservation. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 7. No tickets will be mailed. Melvin will […]