Athletic Training Club Gives Back

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WILSON, N.C. – With handcuffed campus “criminals,” the Athletic Training Club’s Jail-N-Bail event on November 6 helped club members support their organization and give back to the community all at the same time.  Raising $1,500, the Athletic Training Club presented a check for $750 to the Peace Church food pantry in time for Thanksgiving. For $20 per warrant, participants ordered the arrests of individuals from a “most wanted” list of faculty and staff.  All other warrants were $5 each.  After being arrested by a Wilson police officer, each of the accused appeared before the “judge” and head athletic trainer Randy Pridgen who set the bail.  If the accused paid his […]

Pianist Beth Levin To Be Featured At Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra welcomes acclaimed piano virtuoso Beth Levin to Wilson for the orchestra’s Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. in Howard Chapel on the college campus. Levin will be performing Beethoven’s boldly dramatic “Piano Concerto no. 3” with the orchestra under the baton of Barton College music director Mark N. Peterson. A native of Philadelphia, Levin is an acclaimed concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and recording artist. At age 12, Levin made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and soon after was selected to study with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute of Music. “Mr. Serkin was an inspiration the moment […]

Barton Hosts Medical Readers’ Theater Performance and Discussion

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome back the Readers’ Theater from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., medical students from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University will present a public reading and discussion of Jay Baruch’s short story “Breathing” in the Hamlin Student Center Theater at Barton College. This presentation is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Jay Baruch is an emergency medicine physician who teaches at Brown University. “Breathing” appears in Baruch’s 2007 book of short stories, “Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers.” It […]

Alumni Returned for Homecoming 2008

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WILSON, N.C. – Bound by ties of friendship and a profound love for their alma mater, Bulldogs from near and far returned to the campus of Barton College for Homecoming Weekend 2008 on October 24-26. (For photo slideshows of Homecoming 2008 and the Alumni Golf Tournament, click here.) Overcast skies and wet, autumn weather did not dampen the spirits of alumni and their guests as they enjoyed a weekend packed with events and activities. From class and affinity reunions to sporting events to brunches, lunches, and dinners, a bounty of activities greeted this year’s participants. Following the luncheon and tour at the Barton-Graves House, the first major event of the […]

Theatre at Barton Presents “The Crucible”

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WILSON, N.C. – Step back in time and envision the hysteria that swept 17th century America, catapulting the Salem Witch Trials into the public arena of colonial Massachusetts. Now, weave in the humanity of one Puritan community where religious beliefs, radical suspicion, accusations, worldly temptations, and unabashed threats abound. The result is “The Crucible,” a parable of power, intolerance and hypocrisy, written by legendary playwright Arthur Miller. Barton College opens its 2008-2009 season on November 13 with this powerful classic of American drama under the direction of Adam Twiss, assistant professor of theatre and director of the Barton Theatre program, but this production is as far from an “old chestnut” […]

Barton Welcomes Marcus Borg for Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome internationally renowned author Dr. Marcus Borg as the featured speaker for the 2008 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series set for Monday, Nov. 17.The Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series focuses on topics of practical Christian significance for the general public relating to contemporary issues. Established in 1991 upon the retirement of Dr. Allan R. Sharp, a professor and chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, this lecture series brings distinguished performers and speakers to the Barton campus each fall semester. This program is sponsored by the Barton College Religious Studies Honor Society, area churches, and friends and […]

Blessing of the Animals Service At Barton On Nov. 9

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WILSON, N.C. – Please join the Barton College community for a “Blessing of the Animals” service to be held on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m.. There is no charge, and the surrounding community is invited to attend the service. Each year, on or around the date of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, a number of churches mark the occasion by having a service of blessing of the animals. Theologically, its purpose is to testify to the sacredness of all of creation, to celebrate its richness and variety and, more specifically, to acknowledge the importance of animals, especially companion animals, to our own spiritual growth and development. […]

Eleanora Tate Featured Speaker For Victor R. Small Writers Series At Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College’s Victor R. Small Writers Series welcomes young adult fiction writer Eleanor Tate for a reading to be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The upcoming event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Children’s author, folklorist, teacher, and former newspaper reporter, Tate was named a 1999 Zora Neale Hurston Award Winner, the highest award given by the National Association of Black Storytellers, and her latest book, “Celeste’s Harlem Renaissance” (2007), was recognized with the 2007 North Carolina Book Award for Juvenile Literature and the International Reading Association […]

Photography Exhibitions Open Sunday at the Barton Art Galleries

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of two photography exhibitions on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 2 – 4 p.m. Early and recent work by acclaimed photographer Burk Uzzle will be in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery and a selection of work from three photographers from Eastern North Carolina featuring images and artifacts dating from the 1920’s to 1970’s will be on view in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery. Uzzle portrays a unique blend of American sensibility, themes, and values through his photography. His images are sometimes quirky, sometimes humorous, and always respectful of the people or places he has observed. Many images in the […]

Barton Kicks Off Day of Service Bright and Early Oct. 22

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WILSON, N.C. – With bright blue shirts scattered around the city on Wednesday, Oct. 22, one might wonder what’s going on, but no need to guess. You will have just spotted some busy “bulldogs” from Barton College. With over 620 participants signed up, students and professors at Barton College will set aside books and campus staff members will step away from desks for Barton’s inaugural “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community.  (A slideshow of the Day of Service is available by clicking here or on the photo above.) This new campus initiative supports Barton’s vision for its graduates to be “well-prepared for life and for success […]