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,” […]

Author/Comedic Performer Jane Borden Scheduled for Book Signing on Feb. 16

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WILSON, N.C. — Author and comedic performer Jane Borden will be on the Barton College campus for a book signing in the Willis N. Hackney Library on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Sponsored and hosted by the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library, the book-signing event will include light refreshments and an opportunity to visit with the author. This program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Borden will be signing copies of her first book, “I Totally Meant to Do That,” a memoir in essays. Copies will be available for purchase during the book signing. A native […]

Ben Owen III Will Be Featured Lecturer at Barton Art Galleries on Feb. 23

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WILSON, N.C. — Please join the Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College for the upcoming Winter Lecture featuring Ben Owen III.  His lecture is titled “An Owen Tradition and Transition in Clay,” and the event will be held in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. There is no charge for the program, and the community is encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will be served. He is a potter from Seagrove.  His forefathers came to North Carolina from England as early as the late 1700s to ply their craft and furnish storage jars and other utilitarian wares for the early settlers. Owen’s […]

Barton Welcomes Poet David Rigsbee for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Feb. 7

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome poet David Rigsbee for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series this spring semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., and will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Rigsbee is the author of 18 books and chapbooks, including seven previous full-length collections of poems. His latest books, “The Red Tower: New & Selected Poems” and “The Pilot House,” a Black River Poetry Prize Chapbook, were published in 2010. In addition to his poems, he has […]

Barton College Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29. This marks the 34th year that Barton College has served as host and regional sponsor for the National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the awards ceremony is John W. Coffey, Deputy Director for Art and Curator of American and Modern Art for the North Carolina Museum of Art. Following an ice cream social for Gold Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there will […]

Geographer Derek Alderman to Speak on Race, Place, and Memory on Dec. 6

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WILSON, N.C. – The Geography Program in the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton College and the North Carolina Museum of the Coastal Plain are pleased to co-sponsor a lecture by Dr. Derek H. Alderman at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the North Carolina Museum of the Coastal Plain. Dr. Alderman’s lecture, titled “Race, Memory, and Place-Making: The Power of the Photograph,” will take place amidst Vaughn Sills’ stirring collection of photographs of African American folk gardens currently on display at the museum. Dr. Alderman is a professor of geography at East Carolina University (ECU) and a research fellow with ECU’s Center for Sustainable Tourism. He […]

Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Will Focus on Science and Religion Debate

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Colleen Shantz, associate professor at St. Michael College in the Toronto School of Theology, as the featured guest for the 2011 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series set for Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Her lecture is titled “Natural and Unnatural Religion: Considering the Science and Religion Debate in Light of Recent Research.” This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. “Religion and science have long been seen as rivals offering incompatible explanations of the world,” shared Dr. Shantz.  “That sense of rivalry has escalated […]

“Wine to Share, Water for All” Fundraiser at Barton on Oct. 27

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WILSON, N.C. — Imagine no clean drinking water, much less clean water for bathing, washing dishes, or cleaning clothes. This is what students of Campus Compassion at Barton College did, and, as a result, they have chosen to reach out to their global neighbors by raising awareness and financial support through the fundraiser, “Wine to Share, Water for All,” planned for Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Bridgestone Americas Atrium of the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple and may be purchased by contacting the Reverend Hollie Woodruff, chaplain of the college, at 252-399-6368 or […]

The Civil War will be the focus of Barton’s BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History on Oct. 18

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Wilson, N.C. — Barton College will welcome renowned historian Dr. Paul D. Escott, Reynolds Professor of History at Wake Forest University, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18. Escott’s lecture is titled “History and Myth: Why We Misunderstand the Civil War.” Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, this program is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Escott is a nationally recognized authority on Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, the Civil War, and 19th Century North Carolina history. “The history of the Civil War Era looms large […]