Barton College Ushers In The 2014 Christmas Season

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WILSON, N.C. — The Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, will usher in the 2014 Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. The celebration will begin with a festive candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m. Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting 2,500 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus, and at 6 p.m., […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony’s Fall Concert to Feature Guest Soloists

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony will present its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. in Barton College’s Kennedy Family Theatre. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature two gifted soloists performing two beloved baroque concertos. Noted pianist Jeremy Thompson returns to Barton for his third appearance with the orchestra, this time playing the profound “Concerto in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra” BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach. Also featured will be Greenville resident guitarist John Porter playing Vivaldi’s delightful “Concerto in D for Guitar and Orchestra” RV 93. The orchestra will also present Mozart’s celebrated Serenade “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” […]

War and Baseball Take Center Stage for Original Theatre Production at Barton College on Nov. 13-16

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WILSON, N.C. – Imagine for a moment that something as simple as the game of baseball could become a cure for conflict. While that notion might seem a bit far-fetched to many, baseball plays a big role in helping bridge the gap between divergent cultures in world wars, and right here at home. That notion is explored in “Hangar Flying: Reflections on War and Baseball,” a new and original play adapted by Theatre at Barton from the historical novel by associate professor of art at Barton, Gérard Carl Lange. This production, directed by Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton, opens to the public on Thursday, Nov. 13, in Kennedy […]

Barton Welcomes Phillip Gardner for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Nov. 10

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome Phillip Gardner for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Monday. Nov. 10. The lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. No stranger to the arts and entertainment, Gardner has enjoyed much success in books and stories, screenplays, and music. The Goldsboro native began his career as a musician, touring the American Southeast playing Top-40 tracks. In the late 1970s, Gardner and his brother, Michael, began collaborating as songwriters for North Carolina-based hard rock band PKM. PKM […]

Join J. Chris Wilson for An Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day on November 6

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WILSON, N.C. —The Barton Art Galleries will host an “Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day” with artist-in-residence and North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will be held in Case Art Building on the Barton campus and is open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to participate. Wilson has participated in appraisal panels with national experts in the past and has a broad background in art and the decorative arts. “This is a continuation of community service that I have provided to the region for many years, mainly through referrals from the regional arts […]

Wilson/Barton Think Tank Welcomes National and Regional Economic Leaders to Discuss Future Trends on October 24

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WILSON, N.C. — On Friday morning, Oct. 24, the Wilson/Barton Think Tank: Foundational Policy Research for the Future will convene on the campus of Barton College to introduce the new organization and to present its inaugural panel discussion for leaders in the Wilson community, focusing on the question “Will Wilson’s economy flourish in the future?” The distinguished presenters will include Enrico Moretti, author of “The New Geography of Jobs” and professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He will describe what communities will need to be successful in the future. Joining Moretti will be Ted Abernathy, managing partner of Economic Leadership, LLC, who will discuss the Southeast and […]

Barton Professor James A. Clark Named to Regional Leadership Role

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WILSON, N.C. – Dr. James A. Clark, Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature and professor of English at Barton College, was appointed 1st Vice President of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) for 2014. His leadership with SAMLA will continue in 2015 when he assumes the presidency for the professional organization. SAMLA is an organization of teachers, scholars, and graduate students dedicated to the advancement of literary and linguistic scholarship and teaching in the modern languages, and is one of the largest regional affiliates of the Modern Language Association of America, also known as the MLA. Founded in 1928, SAMLA is headquartered at Georgia State University in Atlanta, with […]

“Business as Usual” at Barton Means Thinking Outside the Box

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“Projects like this make us stand out among our peers,” says recent graduate Holly Lafond. “New college graduates face a lot of competition, and when employers look for those candidates with a business education and business experience, they can look right at us.” How do you measure the worth of a business degree? Is its value based on the topics that students study? On who teaches those students? On what they do in and out of the classroom? At Barton College, our School of Business provides all of these opportunities and so much more. Through their experiences here, our students truly realize the lasting significance a Barton business degree makes, […]

Barton College and Pamlico Community College Partner on Three Transfer Agreements

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and Pamlico Community College are pleased to announce a partnership through the establishment of three new articulation agreements. The purpose of these newly established articulation agreements is to promote a seamless pathway for qualified transfer students from Pamlico Community College to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Barton. “Barton welcomes the opportunity to partner with Pamlico Community College through these new articulation agreements,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “This collaboration will open doors to provide an multitude of educational opportunities for students regionally as they complete their associate’s degree at Pamlico and continue their academic journey, enrolling at Barton to complete baccalaureate and […]

The “Barton Experience” Measures Up Regionally and Nationally

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WILSON, N.C. — With the arrival of each fall season, students settle into a new year of classes with a youthful exuberance, leaves on the trees begin to turn crimson red and russet gold, and national college rankings are published. And, so it is again this fall. With the announcement of this year’s national college rankings, Barton College is pleased once again to be among those higher educational institutions named to the 2015 Best Regional Colleges in the Southeast by “The Princeton Review” and listed in the top tier of “U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Regional Colleges in the South.” Barton also recently earned Military Friendly® Schools status. “It […]