Endia Beal Slated to Speak at Barton College’s 115th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. — April 21, 2017 — Endia Beal, assistant professor of art and director of the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University, will be the featured speaker at the 115th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, scheduled for Saturday, May 13. “We are delighted to welcome Endia Beal as this year’s commencement speaker,” said Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College. “Her extensive, significant work has influenced new attitudes and approaches in the art world and beyond. The authenticity of her engagement with audiences, through her creative photography and videography, will help graduates consider their place in the world and make meaning of their experience.” Beal is a North Carolina-based […]

VIDEO: Day of Scholarship Research Presentations

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Barton College’s annual Day of Scholarship celebrates scholarship as students and faculty from across campus collaborate and share their research projects and creative works. Below are presentations given by our  alumni and Boykin Scholars on April 12, 2017. Alumni Research Presentations Preparing for the Unexpected: How Undergraduate Research Helped Me Be Successful in Graduate School By Anna Batts M.S.W. Candidate, East Carolina University The Added Value of Undergraduate Research By Rachel Moore M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, University of Virginia Barton College Campus Guest Coordinator Knowledge, Passion, and Family By Theresa Scott M.F.A. in Experimental and Documentary Studies Candidate, Duke University Boykin Scholars Presentations Gravely Speaking: Victorian Floriography By Susan Fecho […]

Barton Welcomes Patrick Bizzaro for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18

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WILSON, N.C. —April 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome author and poet Patrick Bizzaro for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18. The lecture is scheduled for 7 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. Patrick Bizzaro has published 11 books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently “Poems of the Manassas Battlefield” from Mount Olive College Press and “Interruptions” from Finishing Line Press. To Bizzaro’s credit are two critical studies of Fred Chappell’s poetry and fiction with LSU Press, a book on the pedagogy of […]

Luis Carlos Ayarza’s “Enjambre de Zepelines” Will Intrigue Readers

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A Book Signing, Reading, and Reception will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the Willis N. Hackney Library. WILSON, N.C. — April 5, 2017 — Much like the camera lens captures a fleeting moment, Dr. Luis Carlos Ayarza’s writing provides the reader with a momentary glimpse into his soul as he contemplates his research interests through a collection of commentaries in his first book, “Enjambre de Zepelines.” To meet the author and learn more about the book, please join the campus community for a Book Signing, Reading, and Reception to be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the Willis N. Hackney Library on the Barton […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 8

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WILSON, N.C. — March 9, 2017 — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April” Poetry Day to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 8, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Beth Copeland and Bruce Lader. The day will also feature Amber Flora Thomas, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and funded by […]

Illusionistic Paintings: the Focus of the “Ripple Drift” Exhibition on View Through April 21

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WILSON, N.C. — February 10, 2017 — Paintings created to break the barrier between the illusionistic space and the physical surface of the work will be the focus of a remarkable exhibition opening this spring in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. Elise Ferguson’s “Ripple Drift” in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery and Lula E. Rackley Gallery will provide a thought provoking experience for viewers as they observe a body of work created without perfection in mind. The emphasis will be placed on color and pattern combined, while pushing materials to their furthest limits. The exhibition will run from Thursday, March 16 through Friday, April 21, with […]

Beloved Southern Author Lee Smith to Speak at Friends of Hackney Library Event on April 4

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WILSON, N.C. — March 9, 2017 —Beloved Southern author Lee Smith is expected to draw a large crowd for the upcoming Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner and Program, scheduled for Tuesday, April 4. A book signing and wine reception will be held from 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., with the dinner and program following at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton College campus. Books by the author will be sold during the reception and following the program. Admission for the event is $35 per person. Admission for members of the Friends of Hackney Library and for Barton College faculty, staff, […]

Henry Rock to Speak at the BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture on March 23

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WILSON, N.C. —March 9, 2017 — Executive Director and Founder of City Startup Labs Henry Rock will alter preconceived notions about entrepreneurship, especially as it relates to inner-city America, when he speaks at the Barton College’s 2017 BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture on Thursday, March 23, at 11 a.m. The event, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall and hosted by the College’s School of Business, will be open by invitation only. Established in 2008 by the BB&T Charitable Foundation, Barton College’s BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education supports the College’s commitment to excellence and innovation as the School of Business prepares future leaders for the global business environment […]

14th Annual Caregiver Education Conference at Barton College on March 7

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2016 — The 14th annual Caregiver Education Conference “Navigating the Dementia Maze” will be held on Tuesday, March 7, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Alzheimer’s North Carolina, the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this annual conference once again. This conference is generously supported by Dr. Russell through an endowment he established in memory of his mother, Lillian Hester McDaniel Russell, who served as a caregiver for her husband, Norman, following his stroke and, later, declining health. This endowment also […]