“Martin Luther King, An Interpretation,” Comes to the Kennedy Family Theatre Stage at Barton on January 16

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WILSON, N.C. — January 12, 2018 — Barton College is pleased to welcome playwright Ira Knight as he brings his acclaimed one-man production, “Martin Luther King, An Interpretation,” to the Kennedy Family Theatre stage at Barton College on Tuesday, January 16, at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the performance, and the community is invited to attend. The dramatic performance is described as an original, thought-provoking one-man interpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work. The interpretation provides a unique lens to better view the human complexities of this minister and civil rights leader who committed his life’s work to generating monumental change across the country. Actor John Ivey […]

Barton’s Creative Writing Symposium to Feature John Lane and Catherine Woodard on January 16

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WILSON, N.C. — December 19, 2017 — Barton College is pleased to welcome John Lane and Catherine Woodard, both writers with local eastern North Carolina ties, as the featured speakers for the upcoming Creative Writing Symposium to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. The symposium will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton campus. There is no charge for the event, and the community is encouraged to attend. Lane is professor of English and environmental studies at Wofford College and director of Wofford’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, and is currently doing research […]

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Barton College Inducted 18 Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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WILSON, N.C. —December 19, 2017 — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed 18 new members into the fold during the fall 2017 induction ceremony. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes are eligible for induction. The minimum grade point average for this induction class was 3.65. Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.  Its name derives from the initial letters of the Greek words meaning truth […]

Theatre at Barton Presents A Christmas Cabaret on December 8-9

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WILSON, N.C. — November 28, 2017 — Theatre at Barton closes out the 2017 calendar year with an encore presentation of last year’s holiday hit, “A Christmas Cabaret!” These performances of classic holiday entertainment will brighten Barton’s stage in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus for two evenings only, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9, at 7:30 p.m. “‘A Christmas Cabaret’ will help the whole family ring in the season, and promises to be a welcome diversion for our students as they finish with classes and tumble headlong into finals,” shared Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton. “Come join our talented Barton students, faculty, staff, and community members on this festive evening of […]

President Emeritus Dr. James B. Hemby, Jr. — His Life Remembered

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Dr. James B. Hemby, Jr., President Emeritus of Barton College Barton College lost one of her favorite sons on Thursday, November 16, 2017, with the passing of Dr. James B. Hemby, Jr., President Emeritus of Barton College, at the age of 83. He leaves behind a legacy of service and leadership that can be matched by few in the College’s 115-year history. He was a gentleman of strong spirit and character, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a faithful and dedicated servant of Barton College. Having served the College during a 40-year tenure under both its names of Atlantic Christian and Barton College, Dr. Hemby held a host of roles, […]

The Senior Art Exhibition Will Open in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery on Nov. 30

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Cover image — “Desert Dala,” an oil on wood painting by Kate Barnes WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2017 — A thought-provoking and intriguing mixture of painting, graphic design, audio recording technology, and documentary is coming to the Lula E. Rackley Gallery in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. The Senior Exhibition, spanning the program’s concentrations, will showcase the work of three graduating seniors, Kate Barnes, Shannon Casto, and Brandon Olivera, from the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts. Barton Art Galleries will host an opening reception for the Senior Exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Gallery Talks by each senior will begin at 5 p.m. […]

Barton Ushers In The 2017 Christmas Season on Nov. 28

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WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2017 — Mark your calendars for the annual Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, as the campus ushers in the 2017 Christmas season on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. The holiday celebration will begin with a candlelit dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m. Cost for the meal is $8 for adults and $5 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting 2,500 luminaries across […]

Thomas Pandolfi Returns to Perform With the Barton College/Wilson Symphony on Sunday, Nov. 19

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WILSON, N.C. — November 6, 2017 — Acclaimed American pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to the Barton College stage to join the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature Pandolfi performing Rachmaninoff’s beloved “Piano Concerto No. 2.” “It’s great to have Thomas back at Barton for this concert,” said Peterson. “Many people will remember his two previous concerts here. His performances were magnificent, and the audiences loved his dynamic encores.” The Orchestra’s performance selections also will include Edvard Grieg’s hauntingly beautiful “Peer Gynt Suite No.1.” […]

Barton Art Galleries Welcomes N.C. Museum of Art’s John W. Coffey to Discuss American Impressionist Childe Hassam on Nov. 16

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Cover: Isles of Shoals, 1907, Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in., North Carolina Museum of Art Inset: Morning, Isles of Shoals, 1890, Oil on canvas, 16 ¼ x 22 ¼ in., North Carolina Museum of Art WILSON, N.C. — November 3, 2017 — “Tracking Childe Hassam: An American Impressionist on the Isles of Shoals” will be the focus of Barton Art Galleries’ upcoming lecture by John W. Coffey, Deputy Director for Collections and Research and Curator of American and Modern Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. A 6:30 p.m. reception on Thursday, Nov. 16, will open the evening event in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art […]

Robert Luddy Captivates Barton Audience At BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture

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WILSON, N.C. — November 6, 2017 — Entrepreneur Robert L. Luddy captivated a full-house audience in Hardy Alumni Hall at Barton College with his discussion of bold vision, persistence, and sweat equity. Luddy, the founder and president of CaptiveAire, the nation’s leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems, was the featured speaker for the College’s recent BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture. Luddy laid out an extraordinary plan for beginning a business, step by step, for Barton’s School of Business students in the audience. It’s not a journey for the faint-hearted, but it’s definitely a journey worth the steps for those choosing to boldly enter entrepreneurship. He views entrepreneurship as a […]