Dr. Jim Clark Moderates Poetry Workshop

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WILSON, NC – The Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming and the North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS) present “The Voice of Nature” poetry-writing workshop moderated by Dr. Jim Clark, chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages and Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature at Barton College.  The workshop will be held on October 15, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton College campus. The event is free, but attendance is limited to 15 participants.  Participation in the event includes a critique of each participants’ single one-page poem (preferably nature themed).  In addition, brown-bag lunches and beverages will […]

Professor J. Chris Wilson Named Artist in Residence at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — J. Chris Wilson has been named Artist in Residence at Barton College for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Wilson began teaching art at Barton College (then Atlantic Christian College) in the fall of 1974, and he has just begun his 37th year with the College. Wilson’s designation, Artist in Residence, is the first in the history of the College. Wilson was awarded a sabbatical for the academic year and will continue as Artist in Residence for the following three years giving workshops and lectures. Wilson is currently working on a series of large landscape paintings that survey the scenic landscape of North Carolina from Murphy to Manteo along […]

“Take Back The Night” Scheduled at Barton College on Tuesday, Oct. 4

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WILSON, N.C. — Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night: Shatter the Silence, Stop the Violence,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 4. Co-sponsored by Barton College Student Health Services and the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program that raises awareness about domestic violence. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. On Tuesday evening, participants will gather at 6:15 p.m. at the fountain in front of Hamlin Student Center for a Candlelight Vigil. The vigil, protesting violence in homes and in schools, will […]

Perry Morrison To Lead Barton’s International Studies Program

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WILSON, N.C. — B. Perry Morrison, Jr., an attorney and owner of Morrison Law Firm, PLLC, in Wilson, has been named a Senior Visiting Fellow for the International Studies Program at Barton College for 2011-2012. “Perry has been involved with Barton College in a variety of ways over the last few years,” shared Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We look forward to the additional contributions he will make to our International Studies Program by drawing upon his passion for and knowledge of international studies, connections in the community, and commitment to our students.” In this new role, Morrison will coordinate the recruitment of instructors and […]

“Marginalia, Mischief, and the Ornamented Book” to be held at Barton on Sept. 18

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WILSON, N.C. — “Marginalia, Mischief, and the Ornamented Book” is the theme for the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts’ fall lecture planned for Sunday, Sept. 18, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon event will begin with a reception at 3:30 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building, followed by the lecture at 4 p.m. in the Willis N. Hackney Library. The Friends of Visual Arts will welcome artist Lisa Beth Robinson to share her insights regarding the ornamented book, such as Barton College’s collection of fore-edge painted books with scenes painted on the edges. This program is open to the public free of charge, […]

Shelby Stephenson Scheduled for Boone Southern Authors Series on Sept. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome poet Shelby Stephenson as the featured speaker for the annual Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Stephenson grew up on a small farm near Benson, in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. “Most of my poems come out of that background where memory and imagination play on one another,” he shared. “I have written many poems about the mules we worked until I was in the […]

Broadway’s Alan Campbell To Star In “Oh, What A Night!” On September 3-4

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WILSON, N.C. — Broadway star Alan Campbell returns to Wilson to star in “Oh, What A Night!” produced by Lauren Kennedy and co-sponsored by Theatre at Barton and Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy in Raleigh. The show opens Barton College’s third theatre season in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus with performances scheduled for Saturday evening, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m. For three years, Theatre at Barton has partnered with Raleigh’s acclaimed professional theatre company, Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy led by Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell. As a result of this partnership, Theater at Barton has […]

Scott Cruikshank to be Featured Speaker at Barton College’s 110th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce Scott C. Cruikshank, class of 1995, as the featured speaker for the 110th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Cruikshank serves as vice president of Alliances for the Americas for Dimension Data, a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build, support, and manage their IT infrastructures. Based out of the company’s Raleigh-Durham office, he oversaw the creation of the new Alliance organization and is now responsible for leveraging and expanding partnerships of major manufacturers. Cruikshank has more than 12 years of experience in technology sales. He […]

Il Libro: The Art of the Book Exhibition Opens On August 22

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of the “Il Libro: The Art of the Book” exhibition on Monday, Aug. 22, with a public reception on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus in Wilson. The exhibition will run through September 24. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The exhibition, organized by Barton professors Susan Fecho and Gerard Lange, include the work of nationally and internationally recognized artists and book presses: Cara Barer, Gwen Diehn, Andy Farkas (Fablewood), Susan Fecho, April Flanders, […]

Barton Named “A 2012 Best in the Southeast” College by The Princeton Review

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.  It is one of 135 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its web site feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that posted August 1, 2011 on PrincetonReview.com. “Barton College is delighted to be included once again in the Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges in the Southeast,’” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College.  “We have enjoyed this recognition for a number of years, and this most recent announcement serves as a testament to the commitment of […]