Barton Professor Rodney Werline Publishes Second Volume of “Experientia”

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WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Rodney A. Werline, Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies at Barton College, recently co-edited and published through the Society of Biblical Literature “Experientia, Volume 2: Linking Text and Experience,” a collection of essays concerning the relationship between text and experience in studying early Judaism and Christianity. Dr. Colleen Shantz, of the University of St. Michael’s College in the Toronto School of Theology, served as co-editor of the new collection. The essays collected in this new volume and in “Experientia, Volume 1,” represent the first sustained effort to examine religious experience in early Judaism and early Christianity by an international group of scholars. “I have […]

“Mapping to Achieve Your Best Art” Two-Day Workshop with J. Chris Wilson on March 19 and 20

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts is pleased to sponsor “Mapping to Achieve Your Best Art” Workshop, led by professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson. This two-day event will include a lecture by Wilson on Tuesday, March 19, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.  On Wednesday, March 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., there will be appointments on the hour (by reservation only) for individuals to create their own personal mapping plan with the assistance of Wilson. The Mapping Workshop will be held in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. There is no cost for […]

Second Annual W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp On March 16

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is excited to host the second annual W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp for girls in grades 6-12 on Saturday, March 16. W.I.S.E. stands for Women Inspiring Success and Empowerment, and this camp’s focus will be to empower and inspire young females through a series of fun activities and workshops that will also educate them about positive body image, self-esteem, goal-setting, leadership, health & fitness and more. Coordinating the event will be campus counselor Heather Brewer and members of the Women and Gender Studies Club. The all-day camp will be held in Hamlin Student Center from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and will be limited to 40 […]

Barton Students Making a Difference in Haiti

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We made it! We finally made it to Haiti after months of planning, fundraising, and anxious worries. We made it! To fully understand what we – 12 students and 3 adults – are experiencing, I believe it is important to understand the history and culture of Haiti. There are so many neat and inspiring stories that are in Haiti’s past. The first thing to understand is where Haiti is located. Haiti is in the West Indes, is the western third of the Island of Hispaniola, and shares an island with the Dominican Republic. Haiti was the site of the first successful slave revolt resulting in the first independent republic of […]

Barton’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson Featured in “Our State” Magazine

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s professor emeritus and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson is featured in the upcoming March issue of “Our State” magazine. “Our State’s March issue is devoted to the idea of ‘Crossing North Carolina,’” shared Elizabeth Hudson, editor of Our State magazine. “We were interested in exploring how we traverse this state from Murphy to Manteo, and our profile of artist Chris Wilson was a perfect fit. Our story not only describes an artistic journey across North Carolina, but also it reveals Wilson’s personal life journey, as well. We were so proud to publish this compelling portrait of an artist and North Carolina resident who embraces this state from […]

Tenth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 5

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WILSON, N.C. — The tenth annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, on the Barton College campus. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this significant series of workshops and keynote addresses. The Caregiver Education Conference welcomes back Dr. Russell, a doctor of internal medicine in Wilson since 1975, who will join Alice Watkins, Executive Director of Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., to open the conference with introductory greetings to the participants. Passionate about his commitment and support of furthering patient education, Dr. […]

Purcell Bible Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for February 25-26

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WILSON, N.C. — The 33rd annual E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for February 25 and 26 at Barton College. Dr. Richard A. Horsley and Dr. Richard H. Lowery will deliver lectures for the Purcell and Sprinkle programs, respectively. Dr. Horsley is the Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. The title of his lecture is “The Centralization of Political-Economic Power and the Generation of Poverty: The Challenge of Jesus’ Mission.” Dr. Horsley is a prolific writer, and his book “Bandits, Prophets, and Messiahs: Popular […]

Barton Welcomes Poet Alex Grant for Victor R. Small Writers Series on Wednesday, Feb. 20

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome poet Alex Grant for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series’ spring lecture scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m.  The lecture will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.   A 2012 North Carolina Poet Laureate nominee, Grant has published several books, including:  “The Poems of Wing Lei” (2012), “The Circus Poems” (2011 SIBA finalist), “Fear of Moving Water” (2010 Oscar Arnold Young and Brockman Campbell runner-up) and “Chains & Mirrors” (2006 Randall Jarrell Prize and 2007 Oscar Arnold Young […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2012 Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named 46 students to the President’s List and 306 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2012. 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 — Leighanne Nicole Jones.       Belews Creek — Richard Edward Jernigan Jr.       Cannock, Staffordshire, England— Richard James Worthy.       Cary — Emily Kara Marzbani.       Dunn — Tracey Amanda Brewington       Durham — Allison Dumas Dellinger.       Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer, Cassandra Lee Gaston, and Alicia Gardner Thompson.       Goldsboro — Frances Lee […]