“Drood” Opens On The Barton Stage March 3

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WILSON, N.C. — Halfway through an ambitious second season in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre, Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton, shares, “Through the transformative power of theatre, we leave the Scottish moors of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ to embark on a performance experience of another variety as Theatre at Barton proudly presents “Drood,” a musical by Rupert Holmes adapted from Charles Dickens’ ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood.’” “Drood” opens in Barton’s Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre with evening performances Thursday through Saturday, March 3-5, at 8 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, March 6, at 3 p.m. A special preview performance for invited guests will be held on Wednesday, March 2. “This […]

Eighth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled for March 15

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Wilson, N.C. —The eighth annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, 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. Russell […]

Purcell Bible Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for March 6-8

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WILSON, N.C. — The 2011 E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for March 6-8 at Barton College. Dr. Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Richard Dearborn Professor of New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, will be the guest lecturer for the Purcell Bible Conference on Sunday, March 6, in Hardy Alumni Hall.  The Reverend Amy Gopp, Executive Director for Week of Compassion, the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), will be the featured speaker for the Sprinkle Lectures scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 7-8, also in Hardy Alumni Hall. All lecture sessions are open […]

“Contemporary Drawings” Exhibition Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on February 27

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of the “Contemporary Drawings” exhibition from the collection of Allen G. Thomas, Jr., on Sunday, Feb. 27, with a public reception from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. The exhibition, featuring Paolo Arao, Justin Francavilla, Anthony Goicolea, Zachari Logan, Rob Matthews, Chloe Piene, and Michael Whittle will run through March 31. This event is free, and the community is invited to attend. Also on the Barton Art Galleries’ schedule is Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, who will be the featured lecturer discussing “Making Their Mark” at […]

Barton Students Provide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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Wilson, N.C. — Accounting students in the School of Business at Barton College will be spending some evenings in the near future to provide income tax assistance and Federal and State tax return preparation for members of the Wilson area community. This tax assistance program will be held on Tuesdays, Feb. 22, March 1, March 8, and March 22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. each evening.  These tax preparation and e-file services are FREE OF CHARGE. Taxpayers may come to any of these work sessions; taxes will be prepared on a first-come-first-served basis. The location for check-in for each of the three sessions will be the Hines Hall lobby […]

Barton Welcomes Joanna Catherine Scott for Victor R. Small Writers Series on Feb. 22

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Wilson, N.C. — Barton College will welcome novelist and poet Joanna Catherine Scott for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series this spring semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m., and 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. Scott is the author of five novels, three books of poetry, and a book of nonfiction, “Indochina’s Refugees: Oral Histories from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam” (1989), written in the Philippines.  Her latest novel, “Child of the South,” finalist for the 2009 Sir Walter Raleigh Award […]

Barton College and Belk of Wilson Partner In Raising Awareness for Heart Health

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WILSON, N.C. — Educating customers about healthy hearts was the focus of a Heart Health Awareness Day at Belk of Wilson on Saturday, and partnering with Belk for the wellness education event were the Barton College School of Nursing and the Barton College Association of Nursing Students (BCANS). From noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Barton nursing students Nancy Thompson, Ashley Murray, and Amy King were on hand at Belk to provide free blood pressure screenings. In addition to sharing information about cardiovascular disease and stroke, the nursing students discussed the risk factors of smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol, and their damaging effects on the heart. […]

Love The Symphony Scheduled For February 14th

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WILSON, N.C. – Plan now to make Monday, Feb. 14, a special Valentine’s Day this year, and celebrate in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra at the twentieth annual “Love the Symphony,” one of Wilson’s premier social events of the year. “This year’s concert has more hooks than a tackle box,” said conductor Mark N. Peterson. “We have a dynamic vocalist singing numbers from five of the greatest Broadway shows, the beloved American classic “Casey at the Bat” narrated by a gifted actor, a beautiful violin solo featuring a promising young local artist, and a special guest soloist ringing out Sousa’s rousing “Liberty Bell March.” Peterson promises this […]

Barton Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, January 23.  This marks the 33rd year that Barton College has served as host and regional sponsor for the National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the awards ceremony is Linda A. Carlisle, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Following an ice cream social for Gold Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there will be an awards presentation for the award recipients beginning […]

Barton Professor Jim Clark Releases Second Solo CD

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Wilson, N.C. – Jim Clark, the Elizabeth H. Jordan Professor of Southern Literature at Barton College, has released his second solo CD exploring the connection between poetry and music.  The CD, “The Service of Song,” features Clark’s musical settings of twelve poems by north Georgia “farmer-poet” Byron Herbert Reece (1917-1958). Reece, a mountain farmer from Choestoe, Ga., published four highly regarded books of poems and two novels during the 1940s and 1950s after being discovered by Kentucky writer Jesse Stuart.  Tragically, he took his own life at the age of forty.  Building on the strengths of his first CD of original poetry and Appalachian folk songs, “Buried Land,” Clark infuses […]