Reception and Artist Talk by Saylor to Showcase Art Works of 44 Alumni at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — An artists’ reception for alumni and friends of Barton College will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries on Saturday, Oct. 22, to showcase an exhibition of art works by 46 Atlantic Christian and Barton College alumni from across the United States. Planned in conjunction with other Homecoming festivities on campus this weekend, the event will also feature guest artist Jack Saylor, class of 1983, who is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. that evening. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend. The exhibition, featuring alumni from the Art Department and the College, is […]

Barton’s Fourth Annual Day of Service on Oct. 19

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WILSON, N.C. — The blur of blue shirts spotted across Wilson on Wednesday, Oct. 19, will unmistakably be Barton College Bulldogs busy at work for a multitude of local organizations during the annual Barton College Day of Service in our community. With over 760 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 fourth annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. Begun in 2008, this campus initiative supports Barton’s vision for its graduates to be “well-prepared for life and for success in their chosen careers because they will possess a lifelong commitment […]

The Civil War will be the focus of Barton’s BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History on Oct. 18

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Wilson, N.C. — Barton College will welcome renowned historian Dr. Paul D. Escott, Reynolds Professor of History at Wake Forest University, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18. Escott’s lecture is titled “History and Myth: Why We Misunderstand the Civil War.” Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, this program is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Escott is a nationally recognized authority on Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, the Civil War, and 19th Century North Carolina history. “The history of the Civil War Era looms large […]

Blessing of the Animals Service at Barton College on Sunday, Oct. 16

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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, Oct. 16, at 4 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. The […]

Novelist Tim Dorsey’s Visit To Barton Coincides With Release of New Book on Oct. 25

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WILSON, N.C. — Get a peek into the wacky world of deadly yet endearing psychotic serial killers, frenetic Florida road trips, and meet the various and sundry oddball characters created by novelist Tim Dorsey. On the day of his newest book’s release Dorsey will be the featured speaker at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library fall dinner scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25. 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 Oct. 21. Members […]

Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra presents “Symphony and Soul” on October 13th

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WILSON, N.C. – “Symphony and Soul,” the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s signature fall dinner and concert, will open a spectacular 2011-2012 concert season on Thursday, Oct. 13.  With the promise of a delightful program of music and food to warm the soul, the concert will feature three outstanding soloists drawn from the orchestra’s own roster. Ryan Isaac Robinson, longtime principal trombonist with the orchestra, will play Ferdinand David’s classic “Trombone Concertino.”  Principal flutist Allison Mossey and harpist Vonda Darr will perform Mozart’s scintillating “Concerto for Flute and Harp.” Under the direction of music director Mark N. Peterson, the orchestra will also perform Mussorgsky’s dynamic “A Night on Bald Mountain” and […]

Dr. Jim Clark Moderates Poetry Workshop

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WILSON, NC – The Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming and the North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS) present “The Voice of Nature” poetry-writing workshop moderated by Dr. Jim Clark, chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages and Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature at Barton College.  The workshop will be held on October 15, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton College campus. The event is free, but attendance is limited to 15 participants.  Participation in the event includes a critique of each participants’ single one-page poem (preferably nature themed).  In addition, brown-bag lunches and beverages will […]

Professor J. Chris Wilson Named Artist in Residence at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — J. Chris Wilson has been named Artist in Residence at Barton College for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Wilson began teaching art at Barton College (then Atlantic Christian College) in the fall of 1974, and he has just begun his 37th year with the College. Wilson’s designation, Artist in Residence, is the first in the history of the College. Wilson was awarded a sabbatical for the academic year and will continue as Artist in Residence for the following three years giving workshops and lectures. Wilson is currently working on a series of large landscape paintings that survey the scenic landscape of North Carolina from Murphy to Manteo along […]

“Take Back The Night” Scheduled at Barton College on Tuesday, Oct. 4

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WILSON, N.C. — Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night: Shatter the Silence, Stop the Violence,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 4. 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 6:15 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 […]

Perry Morrison To Lead Barton’s International Studies Program

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WILSON, N.C. — B. Perry Morrison, Jr., an attorney and owner of Morrison Law Firm, PLLC, in Wilson, has been named a Senior Visiting Fellow for the International Studies Program at Barton College for 2011-2012. “Perry has been involved with Barton College in a variety of ways over the last few years,” shared Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We look forward to the additional contributions he will make to our International Studies Program by drawing upon his passion for and knowledge of international studies, connections in the community, and commitment to our students.” In this new role, Morrison will coordinate the recruitment of instructors and […]