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 […]

“Martin Luther King, An Interpretation,” Comes to the Kennedy Family Theatre Stage at Barton on January 16

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WILSON, N.C. — January 12, 2018 — Barton College is pleased to welcome playwright Ira Knight as he brings his acclaimed one-man production, “Martin Luther King, An Interpretation,” to the Kennedy Family Theatre stage at Barton College on Tuesday, January 16, at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the performance, and the community is invited to attend. The dramatic performance is described as an original, thought-provoking one-man interpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work. The interpretation provides a unique lens to better view the human complexities of this minister and civil rights leader who committed his life’s work to generating monumental change across the country. Actor John Ivey […]

Barton’s Creative Writing Symposium to Feature John Lane and Catherine Woodard on January 16

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WILSON, N.C. — December 19, 2017 — Barton College is pleased to welcome John Lane and Catherine Woodard, both writers with local eastern North Carolina ties, as the featured speakers for the upcoming Creative Writing Symposium to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. The symposium will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton campus. There is no charge for the event, and the community is encouraged to attend. Lane is professor of English and environmental studies at Wofford College and director of Wofford’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, and is currently doing research […]

The Senior Art Exhibition Will Open in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery on Nov. 30

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Cover image — “Desert Dala,” an oil on wood painting by Kate Barnes WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2017 — A thought-provoking and intriguing mixture of painting, graphic design, audio recording technology, and documentary is coming to the Lula E. Rackley Gallery in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. The Senior Exhibition, spanning the program’s concentrations, will showcase the work of three graduating seniors, Kate Barnes, Shannon Casto, and Brandon Olivera, from the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts. Barton Art Galleries will host an opening reception for the Senior Exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Gallery Talks by each senior will begin at 5 p.m. […]

Barton Ushers In The 2017 Christmas Season on Nov. 28

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WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2017 — Mark your calendars for the annual Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, as the campus ushers in the 2017 Christmas season on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. The holiday celebration will begin with a candlelit dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m. Cost for the meal is $8 for adults and $5 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting 2,500 luminaries across […]

Barton Art Galleries Welcomes N.C. Museum of Art’s John W. Coffey to Discuss American Impressionist Childe Hassam on Nov. 16

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Cover: Isles of Shoals, 1907, Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in., North Carolina Museum of Art Inset: Morning, Isles of Shoals, 1890, Oil on canvas, 16 ¼ x 22 ¼ in., North Carolina Museum of Art WILSON, N.C. — November 3, 2017 — “Tracking Childe Hassam: An American Impressionist on the Isles of Shoals” will be the focus of Barton Art Galleries’ upcoming lecture by John W. Coffey, Deputy Director for Collections and Research and Curator of American and Modern Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. A 6:30 p.m. reception on Thursday, Nov. 16, will open the evening event in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art […]