“Neither I, nor time, nor history” Exhibition Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on October 10

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WILSON, N.C. — September 18, 2019 — Barton College celebrates new Artist-in-Residence Jeremy Dean with a series of public events featuring the artist. His new exhibition, “Neither I, nor time, nor history,” will open in the Barton Art Galleries on Thursday, Oct. 10, with a wine and cheese reception at 5 p.m., followed by a gallery talk with the artist at 6 p.m. The reception and lecture are open to the public at no charge. That same evening, the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host its annual FOVA Fall Lecture and Dinner. FOVA members and guests will continue the evening with the artist as they move to the Kennedy […]

Barton’s Light of Life Series Welcomes Bonnie Miller-McLemore on Tuesday, October 1

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WILSON, N.C. — September 17, 2019 — Barton College’s “Light of Life Series” provides occasions for learning and dialogue about matters vital to life within our communities as enriched by our faith perspectives. This fall, Barton is excited to expand the reach of this significant conversation as the College welcomes Dr. Bonnie Miller-McLemore, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture in the Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University, as the Light of Life Series’ featured speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel on the Barton campus. Dr. Miller-McLemore’s presentation will focus on “Re-imagining […]

Theatre Raleigh and Theatre at Barton Present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” September 27-29

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WILSON, N.C. — September 10, 2019 — Barton College is proud to present Theatre Raleigh’s production of  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — the Educational Tour on September 27 through 29. Join the Barton College community as they kick off the academic year with this frolicking, original adaptation of a classic Shakespearean tale.  Theatre Raleigh brings this creative version to life with focus on storytelling and humor. Audiences can expect a high-energy performance, including music, dancing, interaction with students and patrons of all ages in a family-friendly production. Barton College is thrilled to host two student-focused performances on Friday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the […]

Wilson-Barton Partnership to Honor Myers as Leadership Award Recipient on Sept. 26

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  WILSON, N.C. —September 10, 2019 — Craig M. Myers, Chairman and CEO of Watson Electrical, will be honored at the fifteenth annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 26, on the campus of Barton College. The event, to be held on Center Campus, will begin at 6:30 p.m.  The Wilson-Barton Partnership, 15 years strong, began out of Barton’s desire to further strengthen its relationship with its hometown community of Wilson. In 2004, the Wilson-Barton Partnership Steering Committee was born and in 2005, the committee proposed an annual business leadership award to demonstrate the partnership that exists between the College and the business community. The selection criteria include: […]

Stellar Singers and Starlight Dance Band Promise A Golden Age Performance on Sept. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — September 10, 2019 — “Jazz It Up,” featuring the smooth harmony of the Stellar Singers backed by the big band sound of the fabulous Starlight Dance Band promises to be a “must-see” performance for those attending the fifth annual benefit concert for the Jonathon Scott Bennett Scholarship Endowment. The program will be held in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m.   Talented vocalists Sherry Lee Allen, Eddie Atkins, Hannah Slaughter, Tim Messina, Elizabeth Winstead, Alex Guyton-Lange, Bobbie Jo Bone, and Cory Whaley will bring to life those favorite melodies of the Golden Age of Song.   This […]

Barton Welcomes Historian and Author Jeff Broadwater as Speaker for Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17

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WILSON, N.C. — August 16, 2019 — The U.S. Constitution is as relevant today as it was on September 17, 1787, when it was signed by delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia—perhaps even more so now, than ever, as what the Constitution calls for and what it stands for is under vigorous debate in today’s political landscape. To commemorate the 232nd year since the signing of this enduring document, the Willis N. Hackney Library on the campus of Barton College will host a Constitution Day celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Library Learning Commons from 5 -7 p.m. This event will feature Dr. Jeff Broadwater, professor emeritus of history […]

Professor Emeritus James A. Clark to Speak at Barton’s 118th Opening Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 27

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WILSON, N.C. — August 16, 2019 — Dr. James A. “Jim” Clark, Professor Emeritus of English and former Dean of the School of Humanities, will be the featured speaker at the 118th Opening Convocation at Barton College. The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in Howard Chapel. A distinguished tradition at Barton College, Convocation signifies the official opening of the academic year, and provides a particularly meaningful milestone for freshmen as they are ushered into the Barton Experience. The combination of learning inside the classroom and the growth outside of the classroom is known as the Barton Experience. A renowned literary scholar, Dr. Clark served as the […]

“Mood Swings” Exhibition To Open In Barton Art Galleries On Thursday, August 22

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WILSON, N.C. —August 15, 2019 — The beginning of a new academic year brings with it a new exhibition at the Barton Art Galleries. “Mood Swings,” featuring paintings and video works by artist William Paul Thomas, goes on display Thursday, August 22 and runs through September 27. An opening reception and gallery talk lecture featuring the artist will be held Thursday, August 22. The reception begins at 5 p.m., with the lecture to follow at 6 p.m. All events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Thomas is a painter, photographer, and videographer who creates pictures as a way to capsulize his […]

Barton College Leaps to #2 in College Consensus’ 2019 Best Regional Colleges – South

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WILSON, N.C. — August 15, 2019 — Barton College made an impressive leap into the #2 position in the “Best Regional Colleges – South” ranking by College Consensus for 2019. News of the coveted ranking was met with enthusiastic applause during the opening College Assembly for faculty and staff this week. The College was also named #7 in Best Colleges and Universities in North Carolina, making the “top-ten” in both of these categories once again. These rankings are up from last year’s notable placement of #8 and #9, respectively. “As Barton continues to gain national recognition for the Barton Experience, we remain focused on providing student programming and experiences that will […]

Welcome, Barton Bulldogs!

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WILSON, N.C. — August 15, 2019 — Our newest Bulldogs have arrived! Barton College welcomed its largest entering class since 1982 to campus on Thursday, Aug. 15, as parents, grandparents, and siblings helped students move their favorite items from home to their residence halls on campus. Barton College’s Welcome Weekend extends over the course of four to five days as we have welcomed not only new freshmen and transfers this week, but also the early return of student leaders and athletes. Barton looks forward to welcoming upperclassmen back to campus later this weekend. New students will participate in “Bulldog Day” activities on Friday, and in the “Service of Induction and […]