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 […]

Barton College Announces Two New Sports Programs for 2011-2012

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College announces the addition of two new sports, men’s volleyball and women’s golf, that will round out a 16-sport line-up for the College’s athletics program, beginning fall 2011. The addition of these new programs is part of an overall recruitment strategy as Barton positions itself to achieve appreciable enrollment goals in the next few years. Overseeing recruitment strategy initiatives will be the Growth and Marketing Taskforce led by Dr. Kelly Thompson, vice president for external relations. Barton’s two newest sports programs will also have the distinction of being recognized as Conference Carolinas Championship Sports, an honor reserved for sports programs offered by a minimum of six institutions […]

Barton’s Athletic Training Students Lend Expertise For The Nash Street Mile

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton students are donating their time, energy, and expertise to a worthwhile cause this weekend as they provide support for “The Nash Street Mile,” a 10k race and one-mile community walk, scheduled for Saturday morning, Nov. 20. The Nash Street Mile was the idea of Dr. Margaret Cabell Metts, Radiation Oncologist with Wilson Radiation Oncology.  The race was established to help raise funds for the Compassionate Care Fund of WilMed Healthcare Foundation. Look for Barton’s royal blue and white shirts on the day of the race. The College’s Athletic Training Education Program majors and ATEP faculty will be on hand to provide information focusing on basic care and […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Pianist Patrick Kreeger on Nov. 21

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton College campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will perform two standards of the classical repertoire: Haydn’s celebrated Symphony no. 94 “The Surprise Symphony” and Beethoven’s thrilling Piano Concerto No. 5 “The Emperor.” Haydn, known for his musical wit, frequently featured musical jokes in his symphonies, and a sudden fortissimo chord in the otherwise soft second movement is the most famous of these jokes. Beethoven’s fifth and final piano concerto is known throughout the English […]

Barton’s Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Will Feature Human Rights Activist Taslima Nasrin

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome Taslima Nasrin, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, as the featured guest for the 2010 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series set for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Chapel. Her lecture is titled “My Struggle for Equality.” This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. An author and human rights activist, Nasrin was born in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and grew up in a tightly regimented Muslim conservative environment. As a young child, she pushed the gender boundaries of society, attending medical school and becoming a writer and editor […]

Lange’s “Cartograph” and Ragland’s “Apropos” Open Nov. 14 at Barton Art Galleries

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WILSON, N.C. – Two new exhibitions, Gérard Lange: “Cartograph” and Jared Ragland: “Apropos,” will open in the Barton Art Galleries with a reception on Sunday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Artists Gérard Lange and Jared Ragland will be present for the opening and provide artists’ talks at 3 p.m. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The exhibition will run through December 8. The Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery will provide the backdrop for the Gérard Lange: “Cartograph” imagery on view. “Works in this exhibition make use of map-like elements in a variety of forms and mediums, but all […]