"Disappearing Butch" photo by Theresa Scott

“The Disappearing Butch” Photography Exhibition by Barton’s Theresa Scott, Reception on March 5

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Wilson, N.C. – March 3, 2022 — The Eyes on Main Street Gallery in Wilson is pleased to present “The Disappearing Butch” photography exhibition by Theresa Scott, which will be on view March 2 – March 27. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., with a gallery talk scheduled at 4 p.m. Scott shares that, historically, society has deemed that women who do not conform to feminine standards are “other.” Scott’s project combines historical images, present-day photography, and audio recordings to give the audience a look at the world of her subjects, placing female masculinity front and center. Each […]

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19th Annual Caregiver Education Online Conference Scheduled for March 8th

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WILSON, N.C. — February 17, 2022 — The 19th annual Caregiver Education Conference, on Tuesday, March 8, will be held online this year for participants. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging, and North Carolina Family Caregiver Support Program have partnered to present the conference. Those interested in participating should register at DementiaNC.org/Wilson2022. This online conference will be free to all caregivers, family members, students, and interested individuals.  The cost is $15 for professional caregivers. CEU’s for professionals also will be offered through Dementia Alliance. Professionals interested in attending the conference […]

Barton College alumnus Romey McCoy

Barton Alumnus Romey McCoy Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Business Students

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Romey McCoy ’80 finds silver linings in grey skies. When his elderly parents and older brother recently passed away, he began to reflect on the enduring joy they gave him. “You start to think after you’ve lost the most important things in your life,” says McCoy, 63. That’s why he created the Romey L. McCoy Endowed Scholarship. Business administration majors are eligible, and the scholarship has a preference for students minoring in accounting. “This scholarship is the only legacy I will leave behind; you could call it my child,” says the longtime Raleigh resident who has also included Barton in his estate plan. Now retired, he worked for 31 years […]

Coach Wendee Saintsing at Barton College and Thomas W. Graves, Jr.

Endowed Scholarship Honors Barton’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach

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Wendee Saintsing, head women’s basketball coach at Barton College, has achieved another honor. An endowed scholarship in her name has been established by Thomas W. Graves, Jr., to benefit members of the women’s basketball team who demonstrate financial need and maintain eligibility. “I’m honored and humbled that this scholarship has been granted to the women’s team,” says Saintsing, Barton’s all-time winningest coach. “It’s overwhelming.” She has taken nine teams to the NCAA Division II Tournament, including a trip to last year’s finals following a 13-3 abbreviated season. Now in her 35th year, Saintsing’s overall record stands at 561 wins and 327 losses. “Hopefully, as students have gone through the program, […]

Dr. Julia McHugh, Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

FOVA Welcomes Nasher Museum of Art’s Julia McHugh to Speak on February 22

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WILSON, N.C. — January 19, 2022 — The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College is excited to host the Friends of Visual Arts Spring Lecture featuring Dr. Julia McHugh, Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. McHugh’s talk will center on several initiatives that she has led to assess, digitize, and critically engage with the Nasher’s Art of the Americas collection through technology. In particular, she will discuss the work she does with Duke students, faculty, and staff to create […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2021 Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — February 2, 2022 — Barton College named 57 students to the President’s List and 371 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2021. 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 — Apex — Grace Elizabeth Greene. Augsburg, Germany — Sarah Kaempfe. Bogota, Colombia — Diego Armando Agudelo Alvarado. Boyds, Md. — Michael Edward Yuille, Jr. Bromma, Sweden — Johan Holgersson. China Spring, Texas — Sarah G. Kirk. Claremont — Sarah Elizabeth Wicker. DeLand, Fla. — Rebecca N. Ashton. Elk Grove Village, Ill. — Kelly Siobhan O’Sullivan. Ellerau, Germany […]

Bridgestone Americas Grant Presentation to Barton Collegerton

Bridgestone Americas Supports Emotional Intelligence Training at Barton

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Photo of Check Presentation from left: Bruce Dechaine, Wilson Plant Controller for Bridgestone Americas Inc.; Stephen Feamster, Wilson Plant HR Manager for Bridgestone Americas Inc.;  Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College; and Vergil Norrod, Wilson Plant Manager for Bridgestone Americas Inc. WILSON, N.C. —January 26, 2022 — Barton students continue to reap benefits from the most recent $10,000 grant awarded to Barton College from the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund. “Barton College is gratified by Bridgestone Americas’ continuing support of Barton College through this most recent gift of $10,000,” shared Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College. “Community partnerships are at the core of Barton College’s success in […]

Balsam Range Blue Grass Band

The 30th Annual Love the Symphony Concert to Feature “Blue Grass and Symphony: A Collaboration with Balsam Range”

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WILSON, N.C. — January 18, 2022 — “Love the Symphony” at Barton College returns on Monday, Feb. 14, with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra welcoming the award-winning Balsam Range for the symphony’s 30th annual Valentine’s Day concert gala. Under the direction of symphony director Mark Peterson, “Blue Grass and Symphony: A Collaboration with Balsam Range” promises to be a stellar experience for those in attendance. “Love the Symphony” is sponsored by Truist. When asked how he came up with the idea of merging bluegrass with classical music, Peterson explained, “It’s an innovative idea. A member of the symphony’s board of directors brought up the idea of merging bluegrass with classical music several […]

Wall image from installation for a art/sound exhibition by Miguel Elizalde

Barton Art Galleries Presents “Grounding Whispers” Exhibition and Installation in January

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WILSON, N.C. —January 18, 2022 — Barton Art Galleries presents “Grounding Whispers Infrasound Recordings of Wilson,” an exhibition and installation by Miguel Elizalde, Assistant Professor of Communications at Barton College. The exhibition will run from January 18-February 23. On Thursday, January 20, the Barton Art Galleries will host an opening reception at 5 p.m. for “Grounding Whispers.” A gallery talk by the Elizalde will follow at 6 p.m. This event will be open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Reservations will be required for the opening reception and gallery talk, and space will be limited. Social distancing and masks also will be required when visiting […]

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Author Michael K. Brantley’s Third Book — A Long-Awaited Collection of Columns

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WILSON, N.C. — December 14, 2021 — Filled with wit and wisdom, his short columns focus on timely topics, colorful community characters, the art of making a home and raising a family, and above all, a love for Eastern North Carolina. Southern author and Barton College professor Michael K. Brantley’s newest book, titled “It’s a Time in the Land: Best of The Soapbox,” offers a compilation of the best of his award-winning weekly opinion columns published in “The Nashville Graphic.”   “There is a lot of humor in everyday life if you can embrace and look for it,” Brantley shares. For a quarter century, he has written some 1,200 columns for […]