Kennedy Family Theatre at Barton College in Wilson, NC

Theatre at Barton Presents “Student Produced Works” March 26-27

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WILSON, N.C. — March 1, 2021 — Theatre at Barton is pleased to present “Student Produced Works” on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. Barton College budding authors and playwrights have submitted original works for students by students. Seating will be limited to 16 seats in the audience for each performance. All those attending must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols. Tickets are $10 each for adults, and $5 each for student, seniors, and military. Reservations must be made online at barton.edu/theatre. No tickets will be sold at the door. These creative 10-minute plays, stories and poems will be fully […]

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Barton Art Galleries will Focus on Painting in “A Good Look” Exhibition Opening March 18

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WILSON, N.C. — March 1, 2021 — Painting will be the focus of “A Good Look,” an extraordinary exhibition of works opening in March in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. “A Good Look” will feature the paintings of William Paul Thomas, artist-in-residence on campus this spring semester. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, March 18, through Friday, April 16. On Thursday, March 18, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host an opening reception at 5 p.m. for “A Good Look.” An artist lecture, featuring Thomas, will follow at 6 p.m. These two events will be open to […]

18th Annual Caregiver Conference through Barton College

18th Annual Caregiver Education Online Conference to Feature Teepa Snow on March 9th

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WILSON, N.C. — March 1, 2021 — The 18th Annual Caregiver Education Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 9, remotely this year for participants. The online conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. This conference will be free to all caregivers, family members, students, and interested individuals. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, and the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program will again partner to present the conference. For additional information and to register, go to DementiaNC.org/Wilson2021. For anyone seeking CEU’s, the conference will offer 2.5 CEUs for a fee of $15.  Register as a “professional caregiver” to receive the […]

Barton College President Douglas Searcy and Barton alumnus and donor David Hicks

Barton Announces $1 Million Gift to Name the David S. Hicks Family Sports Operation Center

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Cover Photo: Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College, and David S. Hicks, Class of 1984 Inset Photo 1: Family photo – (Front row, from left) David Hicks and Jill Hicks; (Back row, from left) Melanie Hicks, Zack Hicks, Austin Hicks, and Spencer Hicks Inset Photo 2: A rendering of the front lobby and glassed-in conference room in the David S. Hicks Family Sports Operations Center Inset Photo 3: A rendering of the indoor and outdoor fields at the David S. Hicks Family Sports Operations Center WILSON, N.C. — February 26, 2021 — Barton College is pleased to announce the naming of the David S. Hicks Family Sports Operation Center. The […]

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Barton Football Is Here! Watch Via Live-Stream Or Listen On-Air Via The Big Dawg 98.5 FM

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WILSON, N.C. — February 25, 2021 — The long-awaited inaugural football season for Barton College begins this Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. when the Barton Bulldogs square off against the Erskine College Flying Fleet on the Electric Supply Company Field at Truist Stadium. In keeping with state and federal guidance and the College’s health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be no general admission nor season ticket holder attendance for the spring football games.  (There still will be only a very limited amount of seating that has been reserved for those on a restricted pass list.) Plan to watch the Bulldogs’ historic first game via live stream at https://tinyurl.com/bartonfootball or catch the game on-air […]

Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Rescheduled for February 24th – Barton Art Galleries Program with N.C. Museum of Art’s Chief Curator Linda Johnson Dougherty

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WILSON, N.C. — January 28, 2021 — The Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries has rescheduled its program with Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art for Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. Dougherty will discuss “Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art,” including recent solo exhibitions of contemporary artists (Leonardo Drew and Scott Avett), Museum Park art projects, permanent collection reinstallation plans, and an indoor/outdoor exhibition currently under development that focuses on contemporary artists whose work explores climate change and environmental impact. The event will be held in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery […]

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Barton Football Kicks Off on Saturday, February 27th — Live-Streamed for Bulldog Fans

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WILSON, N.C. — February 5, 2021 — The long-anticipated, in-person celebration for Barton football…will have to wait just a little longer. In keeping with state and federal guidance and the College’s health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it has been decided that there will be no general admission nor season ticket holder attendance for the upcoming spring football games. Attendance will be limited largely to essential personnel, limited Barton student, faculty/staff, and Barton football parent participation, and available only via a restricted pass list. Barton will not be able to host additional guests for spring football game days (with the exception of those names entered on the restricted pass list), […]

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Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Fall 2020 Semester

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WILSON, N.C. —January 13, 2021 — Barton College named 59 students to the President’s List and 383 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2020. 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 — Angier — Madison Abigail Greene. Arlington, Va. — Jamilex Yajaira Tham-Morrobel. Augsburg, Germany — Sarah Kaempfe. Belhaven — Elyse McKenna Brinn. Benson — Kaylee Davis. Bessemer City — Carson Brent Lankford. Borlange, Sweden — Alessandro Daniel Gerbino. Brainerd, Minn. —  Bodin Joel Nichols. Clermont, Fla. — Jasmine Renee Keller. Corbera De Llobregat, Spain — Claudia Capellades […]

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Barton Awarded Near $1 Million Grant by Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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WILSON, N.C. — January 4, 2021 — When a focus on service and a commitment to community partnerships intersect, the ensuing creativity and innovation provide opportunities for forging new relationships. And so, it is with great anticipation that Barton College announces plans to create a Center for Vocation and Rural Ministry to serve Eastern North Carolina through the “Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2020” and generous support of Lilly Endowment, Inc., which awarded the College an unprecedented grant for this work in the amount of $959,816.00 over five years.  “Barton College is thrilled to be invited into the ‘Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2020’ and to receive this generous grant from  Lilly Endowment, Inc.,” […]

Anglea Lombardi silverpoint work

Silverpoint Works Will Be The Focus Of The Barton Art Galleries’ Upcoming Exhibition

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WILSON, N.C. — January 4, 2021 — Silverpoint drawings will be the focus of an extraordinary exhibition of works opening this January in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. This exhibition will be a combination of a selection of work from the Paula Patterson Collection at Barton College and silverpoint works by the Raleigh based artist Angela Lombardi. Lombardi will curate the Patterson works from the collection with assistance from the Barton Art Galleries’ student interns. “Silverpoint” will run from January 25 through February 25.   On Thursday, January 28, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host a reception at […]