“Light of Life” Series on April 12 to Focus on Key Impacts of Refugee and Immigration Policy

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — Barton College’s newly established “Light of Life Series” provides occasions for learning and dialogue about matters vital to life within our communities as enriched by our faith perspectives. This spring, Barton is excited to expand the reach of this significant conversation as the College welcomes the Reverend Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director of Refugee & Immigration Ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), as this semester’s “Light of Life” Series speaker. On Thursday, April 12, Dr. Stanley-Rea will present “Values in a Vector:  Huddled Masses Ahead” at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel on the campus of Barton College. The program is open to the public […]

Day of Scholarship Provides Students and Faculty an Opportunity to Showcase Research on April 10

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WLSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — Books will be set aside in classrooms on Tuesday, April 10, as students and professors gather with administrators and staff to celebrate academic excellence during the 2018 Day of Scholarship on Barton College’s campus. Kicking off the Plenary Session for the Day of Scholarship at 8:30 a.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall will be Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Barton alumnus Jonathan Brent Clayton, Ph.D., D.V.M., this year’s featured keynote speaker. This annual day away from classes will showcase extraordinary presentations of research and academic collaboration by some of our best and brightest on campus as they share their passion […]

Sir Walter Scott Symposium Slated for April 9 at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — Barton College’s Willis N. Hackney Library is pleased to present the Sir Walter Scott Symposium as part of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room / Special Collections annual programming on Monday, April 9, at 5 p.m. The featured keynote speaker will be Dr. Patrick Scott, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of South Carolina, and the former director of the University’s Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections. The symposium will be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. An afternoon reception at 5 p.m. will […]

Author Drew Perry To Speak at Barton’s Friends of Hackney Library Dinner on Tuesday, April 3

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WILSON, N.C. — March 2, 2018 — Expect an evening of delightful humor with acclaimed author Drew Perry at the upcoming Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner and Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. A book signing and wine reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. with the program immediately following dinner. Perry will be available to sign copies of his books at the event, which will be available for purchase, both at the book signing and following the program. Space is limited, and […]

Three North Carolina Artists to Exhibit at Barton Art Galleries March 15 – April 20

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Cover art image: “Within Without” by Gabrielle Duggan Wilson, N.C. — February 19, 2018 — Three artists with North Carolina ties will exhibit works together in the “Beyond Measure,” exhibition this spring in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. Artists Ivana Beck, Lorraine Turi, and Gabrielle Duggan each create work that moves their chosen medium and art form beyond the commonplace and into unique and provocative works. Beck’s sculpture and Turi’s photographs will be exhibited together in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery, and Duggan’s fiber installation will be on view in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery. This three-person exhibition will run from March 15 through April 20. […]

15th Annual Caregiver Education Conference at Barton College on Tuesday, March 6

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WILSON, N.C. — February 19, 2018 — The 15th annual Caregiver Education Conference, “Navigating the Dementia Maze,” will be held on Tuesday, March 6, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Alzheimer’s North Carolina, and the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program will partner to present the conference. The Barton conference, and the series of caregiver conferences conducted across North Carolina, owe their origin to Joseph D. Russell, M.D. This year’s conference is dedicated to Dr. Russell, who passed away this past November. The Caregiver Education Conference at Barton is generously supported through an endowment that Dr. […]

Barton Art Galleries Welcomes Elizabeth Perrill to Discuss Curating African Art at the N.C. Museum of Art on Monday, Feb. 26

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WILSON, N.C. — February 19, 2018 — Barton Art Galleries is pleased to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Perrill for the upcoming lecture “Curating an African Collection: Five Years at the North Carolina Museum of Art,” on Monday, Feb. 26. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. An art history professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Dr. Perrill will discuss her experience as the lead consulting curator for the museum’s new African art gallery. She began working with the North Carolina Museum […]

Barton Heritage Lecture Will Focus on Cold War in the Desert: The U.S.-Soviet Struggle for the Middle East on February 20

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WILSON, N.C. — February 15, 2018 — Barton College welcomes historian Dr. W. Taylor Fain as the featured speaker for the upcoming Heritage Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20. Dr. Fain is a former U.S. Department of State historian, and he currently serves as associate professor and graduate coordinator for the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Fain’s lecture is titled “Cold War in the Desert: The U.S.-Soviet Struggle for the Middle East, 1945-1991.” The program will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. […]

Tom Parham, Winning Tennis Coach, Author, and Bob Dylan Fan to Speak at Hackney Library on Feb. 6

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WILSON, N.C. — January 15, 2018 — Calling all tennis and Bob Dylan fans! On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Hackney Library and the Friends of Hackney Library will welcome coach, author, alumnus, and Dylan fan Tom Parham to present “Hartsock, Dylan, and 50 Years.” Parham’s conversational style, coupled with his charismatic personality, will frame his recollections of life as both student and coach at Atlantic Christian (now Barton College) and his passion for Bob Dylan and his music. The event will take place in Hackney Library’s Learning Commons on the campus of Barton College. A reception will open the event at 5 p.m., followed by Parham’s talk at 5:30 p.m. This program is open […]

Eighth Annual Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day Planned for February 1st

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WILSON, N.C. — January 26, 2017 — Barton College’s Eighth Annual Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day will be held on Thursday, Feb.1, in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus. Featured speakers will include Barton alumna Katie Wilkinson, Barton students Rachel Krueger and Riley Bane, Wilson Christian Academy’s Ashley Hartsfield, and Elm City Middle School’s Hannah Mosley. Play Fair, Play IX is the theme for the National Girls and Women in Sports Day for 2018 as determined by the Women’s Sports Foundation in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center and the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, and Girls, Inc. This year’s theme focuses on celebrating the […]