Robert A. Ingram to Speak at Barton College’s 110th Commencement

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Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Robert A. Ingram, retired chairman and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and a general partner in Hatteras Venture Partners, will be the featured speaker at the 110th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 13, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his ninth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of approximately 220 seniors. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree […]

Purcell Bible Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for April 23-24

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WILSON, N.C. — The 32nd annual E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for April 23-24 at Barton College. Dr. Carol A. Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, will be the guest lecturer for the Purcell Bible Conference on Monday, April 23, and the Reverend Carol Howard Merritt, a pastor at Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., will be the featured speaker for the Sprinkle Lectures scheduled for Tuesday, April 24. The Purcell Bible Conference is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing […]

Scottish Literature and Culture: Focus of the 2012 Creative Writing Symposium at Barton College on April 9

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Featured Poet: Ted Olson WILSON, N.C. – Barton is pleased to announce the 16th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium, focusing on Scottish Literature and Culture, scheduled for Monday, April 9. Ted Olson will be the featured poet for the symposium. Scheduled close to “National Tartan Day” on April 6, which celebrates the historical and cultural links between Scotland and North America, this symposium promises to provide a creative lens through which the campus and surrounding communities will be able to more fully appreciate this unique relationship. All sessions will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at no charge, and the public is invited to attend […]

Walking into April Poetry Day to be held at Barton on Saturday, April 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Walking into April Poetry Day, held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the campus of Barton College, celebrates its tenth year as a Down East poetry event, keeping the poetic spirit of Sam Ragan alive and thriving in new and upcoming writers. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, and is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, funded by the late Marie Gilbert and former NC Poet Laureate Fred Chappell. Registration opens at 9:15 a.m., and the program begins at 9:45 a.m. Schedule at a Glance — 9:15 a.m. — Registration 9:45 a.m. — Readings by […]

W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp Hosted at Barton College on Saturday, March 31

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is excited to host the W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp for girls in grades 6-12 on Saturday, March 31. W.I.S.E. stands for Women Inspiring Success and Empowerment, and this camp’s focus will be to empower and inspire young females through a series of fun activities and workshops that will also educate them about positive body image, self-esteem, goal-setting, leadership, health & fitness and more. Coordinating the event will be campus counselor Heather Brewer and juniors Catherine Okafor and Alyssa Bain. Dr. Kelly M. Thompson, vice president for external relations at Barton College, will be the featured keynote speaker. A recipient of the 2011 Women Extraordinaire Award […]

Barton’s Rebecca Godwin To Speak At Literary Homecoming Community Event on March 19

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WILSON, N.C. — Plan to join Dr. Rebecca Godwin, professor of English and director of The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at Barton College, for a 2012 Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming Community Event to be held at the Wilson County Public Library, on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m.  This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The focus of this year’s Literary Homecoming, sponsored by East Carolina University, Joyner Library, and North Carolina Literary Review, is “Litflix: Adapting North Carolina Literature into Film.”  Monday evening’s discussion will showcase the 38-minute film “Just an Overnight Guest,” based on the […]

Juan Logan’s “Works” Exhibition Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on March 18

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton Art Galleries will host the work of acclaimed  artist Juan Logan in an exhibition titled “Works.” The opening reception for the exhibition is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, from 4 – 6 p.m. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Logan’s “Works” will be on display from March 18 until April 12. Immediately following the opening reception, Logan will be the featured speaker for a Barton College Friends of Visual Arts Dinner and Lecture on Sunday evening, March 18. The dinner and lecture is by invitation only for members of the College’s Friends of Visual Arts. […]

Friends of Hackney Library Welcome Joe Lansdale on March 13

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Lansdale’s newest book, scheduled for release on March 25, will be available to dinner attendees on March 13. WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library will welcome Joe Lansdale, prolific and versatile award-winning author and self-proclaimed “Champion Mojo Storyteller,” on Tuesday, March 13, for its annual spring dinner and lecture in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus. The evening will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. His latest adult crime novel, “Edge of Dark Water,” is slated for release on March 25; however, Friends’ dinner attendees will have a sneak preview as copies of […]

Ninth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 6

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WILSON, N.C. — The ninth annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, on the Barton College campus. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this significant series of workshops and keynote addresses. The Caregiver Education Conference welcomes back Dr. Russell, a doctor of internal medicine in Wilson since 1975, who will join Alice Watkins, Executive Director of Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., to open the conference with introductory greetings to the participants. Passionate about his commitment and support of furthering patient education, Dr. […]

Robert A. Ingram Slated to Speak at Barton College’s 110th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. — Robert A. Ingram will be the featured speaker at the 110th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, N.C., scheduled for Sunday, May 13. Ingram is a general partner in the firm Hatteras Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage life science companies in the southeast United States. He also currently serves as Chairman of Elan Corporation plc. and as Lead Director of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Cree, Inc. Ingram is a member of the Board of Directors of Allergan Inc. and Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. “We are very pleased to have Robert Ingram as Barton’s featured speaker for this spring’s commencement exercises,” […]