“Take Back The Night” Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5

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Wilson, N.C. – Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night: Shatter the Silence, Stop the Violence,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5.  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 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 […]

“Symphony and Soul” Signature Dinner Concert Planned For Thursday, Oct. 7

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s fall signature dinner concert “Symphony and Soul” will open a spectacular 2010-2011 concert season on Thursday, Oct. 7, with a delightful program of music and food to warm the soul. New York City resident Sharon Simms will return to her Wilson home to sing a number of selected songs and arias with the orchestra under the direction of music director Mark N. Peterson. The evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the symphony performance at 7 p.m. After the concert, a sumptuous dinner buffet will conclude the evening. The event will be held at the […]

Author/Poet Robert Morgan To Be Featured At Barton College Friends Of Hackney Library Fall Dinner

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WILSON, N.C. – Author and poet Robert Morgan, Kappa Alpha Professor of English at Cornell University, will be the featured speaker at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library fall dinner scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5. The evening’s festivities, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through Sept. 28.  Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may reserve tickets for $30 per person.  Table reservations must be for a total of eight persons. Please contact […]

Sixth Annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner Honors Marvin Coghill On Sept. 23

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WILSON, N.C. – The sixth annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner honoring Marvin W. Coghill, Jr., will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, on the campus of Barton College. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on center campus. Tickets are available at $75 per person and made be reserved by calling Frances Belcher at 252-399-6357.  Sponsorship opportunities are available and begin at $750 for a table of eight. Advance reservations are required and the deadline for reserving seats is Thursday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m.  A portion of the proceeds will support a one-time annual scholarship honoring Coghill.  This scholarship will be awarded to a Barton College student in […]

Pamela Duncan Scheduled for Boone Southern Authors Series on September 22

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome novelist Pamela Duncan as the featured speaker for the annual Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series.  The lecture will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 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. A North Carolina native, Duncan was born in Asheville and grew up in Black Mountain, Swannanoa, and Shelby.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts degree in English/​Creative Writing from North Carolina State University.  […]

“Tell Me On A Sunday” Will Feature Broadway Star Lauren Kennedy

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By Lisa Boykin Batts (Class of 1984) The Wilson Times (August 19,2010) Lauren Kennedy returns to the theater that bears her name, this time as performer. The Broadway actress will be featured in the one-woman show, “Tell Me On A Sunday,” running Sept. 2-5 at the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College. Kennedy said the Andrew Lloyd Webber show has a great score and that she’s excited about the music and working with director Matthew-Jason Willis. Some of the music has been altered to be more accessible to the audience, she said. “We’re putting a little of our own spin and take on it,” she said. The […]

Fecho’s “Flutterings: Exploration of Nature” On View

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WILSON, N.C. –  “Painting and drawing outdoors opens up the possibility of expressing an immediate present of nature in art.  My work focuses on creating interesting compositions by following the landscape’s lyrical and ever-changing qualities of light and shadows.”  Susan Fecho describes her latest exhibition of work, “Flutterings: Exploration of Nature,” currently on view in the Barton Art Galleries. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held Sunday, Aug. 29 from 2 – 4 p.m. with an artist talk scheduled from 3 – 4 p.m.  The exhibition will run until September 23. Fecho, a prominent and award-winning Eastern North Carolina artist, views travel as an invaluable opportunity to expand […]

WRAL’s Phyllis Parish Howard: Featured Speaker at Barton’s 109th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce Phyllis R. Parish Howard, as the featured speaker for the 109th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Parish Howard is Director of Local Production for WRAL-TV, a CBS affiliate and division of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. in Raleigh. Chosen as Employee of the Year by her colleagues, she was honored with WRAL’s prestigious 5-Star Award in 1987.  Recognized for her outstanding broadcasting achievements with six Mid-South Regional Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Parish Howard’s award-winning programs include her environmental documentary, “Troubled Rivers,” WRAL’s ‘For the Children’ campaign, WRAL’s teen […]

Barton’s Hackney Library Rocks With Band Book Tour 2010 Open House

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WILSON, N.C. – Back by popular demand, the award-winning “Band Book Tour” returns to rock the Willis N. Hackney Library at its fifth annual Open House event on the Barton College campus. The event, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 26, will be held from 4-7 p.m.  The event focuses on introducing new students to the campus library as well as welcoming returning students back for fall semester.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of Hackney Library. The “Band Book Tour” Open House will feature four bands with an evening line-up that includes “Straight-Up!” kicking off the event at 4 p.m. with some R&B, soul, funk, and Motown.  “TripleWide” and “Elemental P,” […]

Bulldog Day Set for August 21

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Faculty and freshmen are looking forward to Bulldog Day on Aug. 21 at Camp Rockfish. This special day during Welcome Weekend at the start of the fall semester gives freshmen the opportunity to meet and bond with each other and to hang out with their faculty advisors in a fun camp atmosphere. If last year’s event is any indication, our freshmen are in for a great time! Although a brief rain shower greeted the 2009 freshman class as they arrived at Camp Rockfish last year, the rain soon disappeared. Barton’s newest Bulldogs, their peer leaders, and First-Year Seminar advisers took full advantage of the camp’s amenities. From the lake with […]