Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Organ Concerto

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert on Sunday May 3, at 3 p.m., in Howard Chapel on the Barton College campus.  The orchestra, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will feature Barton College professor Phillip J. Valera performing George Frederic Handel’s sprightly Concerto in F Major for Organ and Orchestra, Op.4 No.5. Valera is the assistant professor of audio recording technology in the Department of Communication and Performing Arts at Barton College and the music director of St. Timothy’s Church in Wilson.  Prior to moving to Wilson, he worked as an instructor of recording technology at the University of Arkansas in Pine […]

Barton College Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College was well represented at the 55th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held last weekend in Charlotte.  Members of Barton College’s Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda provided regional leadership while also receiving numerous kudos at the conference. Barton College student Dawn Montoya, a senior from Rocky Mount and the 2008-2009 state president for Phi Beta Lambda, presided over the annual state conference, and Andrea Alston, a sophomore also from Rocky Mount, was elected the 2009-2010 state secretary/treasurer. Brittany Keith, a sophomore from Creedmoor, was awarded a North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda Foundation, Inc., Scholarship. Dominican Republic senior Paola Marte brought […]

Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash Set For April 15

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WILSON, N.C. – And, they’re off! – What better way to signal the efforts of enthusiastic runners as they rush to take the lead in the “Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash,” scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, April 15, at 3:30 p.m.  The approximate two-mile run, sponsored by the Barton College Student Government Association in partnership with Dick’s Hot Dog Stand, is being held to help raise funds for “Stop Hunger Now,” an international hunger relief agency that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The “Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash” is one of several fund-raising efforts coordinated by the SGA on Barton’s campus this spring to […]

2009 Senior Art Exhibition Opens in Barton Art Galleries on April 4

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WILSON, N.C. – “Oculus,” the 2009 Barton College Senior Art Exhibition,  opens on Saturday evening, April 4, with a reception from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.  The exhibition will run until Friday, May 8. Art works by seniors Sarah Stoia St. Martin and Cameron Basil Gooch will be on view in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery. Gallery talks by the artists will be held during the reception with St. Martin and Gooch, at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. respectively. St. Martin is the daughter of Navy Chaplain Commander […]

Barton’s Atkinson and Globetrotter Teammates in “Sports Illustrated”

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Former Barton College basketball All-American Anthony “Ant” Atkinson and his Harlem Globetrotter teammates are featured in a seven-page article in the March 30 issue of Sports Illustrated. Atkinson, who led Barton College to the 2007 NCAA D-II National Championship exactly two years ago, has already had his status elevated to the “Magic Circle” with the Globetrotters, and he recently performed with the team in Raleigh’s RBC Center during their North American Tour. Atkinson is featured in many of the photos in SI and is interviewed as well. Copies should be available at your local newstands this week. A video interview about the Globetrotters can also be found on the official […]

Walking into April Poetry Day at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – The seventh annual Walking Into April Poetry Day at Barton College is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center and is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS), the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and Barton College. Registration opens at 9:15 a.m., and the program begins at 9:45 a.m. Featured poets include Flatlanders Nancy Tripp King and Marty Silverthorne, and Eastern North Carolina’s Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Lenard Moore.  Reading with Moore will be three student poets: Morgan Whaley from Mount Olive College and Onslow County adult student poets Donna M. Graham and Patsy Kennedy Lain. The three students were selected for […]

Barton College Gospel Choir to Perform on April 4

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Gospel Choir will present its fourth annual concert on Saturday, April 4, in Hardy Alumni Hall at 3 p.m.  This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Among the afternoon’s musical selections will be “Perfect Peace,” “Souled Out,” “You are God Alone,” “Hear Our Prayer,” and “Hallelujah, You’re Worthy To Be Praised.” Members of the Barton College Gospel Choir include Thia Bowen, Obhajiajiemen Emiohe, Petra Hall, Ashley Harris, Jaqueline Henry, Precious Johnson, TJ Jones, Ebony McCray, Angelica Moore, Ashley Morris, Jaren Palmer, Sam Pounds, Princena Simpkins, Broderick Simpson, Brindin Taylor, Jasmine Tinsley, Jeremy Upchurch, Lisa […]

Children’s Book Illustrators To Speak at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner

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WILSON, N.C. – Acclaimed children’s book illustrators Bonnie Christensen, Meredith Hamilton, and Loren Long will be the featured guests for a panel discussion with moderator Susan B. Fecho, Barton art professor and illustrator, at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library spring dinner on Tuesday, March 31. 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. While all three panelists have illustrated a variety of works in their careers, some of their best-known works are the children’s books they have illustrated. Moderator Susan Fecho has also illustrated children’s […]

Barton Men Exit Regional Semifinals 77-61

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AUGUSTA, GA – With a big sheriff patrolling the paint for Augusta State, the Barton College Bulldogs fired blanks all too often Sunday night and saw their season end with a 77-61 loss to the nationally fourth-ranked Jaguars in the NCAA D-II Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional semifinals in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The ice-cold Bulldogs, seeded fifth, had no answer for 7-foot, 300-pound ASU center Garret Siler, mainly because they couldn’t buy a basket. Barton hit just 22-of-67 shots for 32.8 percent, including 4-of-19 (21.1 percent) from 3-point range, and again struggled from the foul line, where it converted 13-of-23 for 56.5 percent. Since going inside was no option against Siler, without […]

Barton College Responds to Obama’s Education Challenge

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WILSON, N.C. – In response to President Barack Obama’s challenge to all Americans to invest in education, Barton College has initiated a special opportunity for its full-time students’ parents, guardians, or grandparents through “Weekend College at Barton.”  Two courses will be offered free of charge to a parent, guardian, or grandparent of all full-time Barton students enrolled during fall semester 2009.  These course offerings will be made available during Barton’s Weekend College fall and winter trimesters, one each trimester. In President Obama’s Feb. 24 address to the joint session of Congress, he shared, “It is our responsibility as lawmakers and educators to make this system work.  But it is the […]