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 […]

Reception for Watercolor Society of N.C. 69th Juried Exhibition at Barton Art Galleries on Oct. 12

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Exhibition on view from October 12 through November 26. WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce the Watercolor Society of North Carolina 69th Juried Exhibition on view in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building from October 12 through November 26. An opening reception to introduce the exhibition will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. In conjunction with the juried watercolor exhibition, Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host a Watercolor Workshop, featuring instructors Motsie Brooks and Gary […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony’s “Downtown” Concert on Oct. 9

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their first concert of the 2014-2015 season on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. This annual free concert will be held at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center at 108 Nash Street in Wilson. The program will feature noted soprano and former Wilson resident Melinda Whittington, resident artist at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. The program will include classic, familiar arias from some of the greatest operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Gounod, and others. The orchestra will also perform the overture to Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” the intense “Danse Bacchanale” from “Samson et Dalila” by Saint-Saëns, and […]

Poet James Applewhite to Speak at Friends of Hackney Library Fall Dinner on Oct. 7

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Reservations accepted through September 30. WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library welcomes renowned poet and Wilson County native James Applewhite as the featured speaker for its Fall Dinner and Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, and begins at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and book signing. The dinner and lecture will follow at 7 p.m. Copies of Applewhite’s works will be sold during the book signing and following the program. This event is sponsored in part by BB&T. Reservations are required. Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through Tuesday, Sept. 30. […]

Friends of Visual Arts’ Fall Lecture to Feature Barton Art Professor Gérard Lange on Oct. 2

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College welcomes one of its own, associate professor of art Gérard Lange, as the guest speaker for the upcoming Friends of Visual Arts Fall Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 2. Lange’s lecture is titled, “Voice in the Shadows: Photographs by Ethnic Minorities from Early 20th Century America.” The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries located in Case Art Building on campus. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Lange’s lecture will cover photographs mostly from Central America, which were part of an exhibition he attended in the early 1990s. For his presentation, […]