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,” […]

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 […]