“Marginalia, Mischief, and the Ornamented Book” to be held at Barton on Sept. 18

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WILSON, N.C. — “Marginalia, Mischief, and the Ornamented Book” is the theme for the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts’ fall lecture planned for Sunday, Sept. 18, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon event will begin with a reception at 3:30 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building, followed by the lecture at 4 p.m. in the Willis N. Hackney Library. The Friends of Visual Arts will welcome artist Lisa Beth Robinson to share her insights regarding the ornamented book, such as Barton College’s collection of fore-edge painted books with scenes painted on the edges. This program is open to the public free of charge, […]

Shelby Stephenson Scheduled for Boone Southern Authors Series on Sept. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome poet Shelby Stephenson as the featured speaker for the annual Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Stephenson grew up on a small farm near Benson, in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. “Most of my poems come out of that background where memory and imagination play on one another,” he shared. “I have written many poems about the mules we worked until I was in the […]

Scott Cruikshank to be Featured Speaker at Barton College’s 110th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce Scott C. Cruikshank, class of 1995, as the featured speaker for the 110th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Cruikshank serves as vice president of Alliances for the Americas for Dimension Data, a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build, support, and manage their IT infrastructures. Based out of the company’s Raleigh-Durham office, he oversaw the creation of the new Alliance organization and is now responsible for leveraging and expanding partnerships of major manufacturers. Cruikshank has more than 12 years of experience in technology sales. He […]

Il Libro: The Art of the Book Exhibition Opens On August 22

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of the “Il Libro: The Art of the Book” exhibition on Monday, Aug. 22, with a public reception on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus in Wilson. The exhibition will run through September 24. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The exhibition, organized by Barton professors Susan Fecho and Gerard Lange, include the work of nationally and internationally recognized artists and book presses: Cara Barer, Gwen Diehn, Andy Farkas (Fablewood), Susan Fecho, April Flanders, […]

Terrence L. Grimes to Speak at Barton’s Master of Education Commencement Exercises

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WILSON, N.C. —Dr. Terrence L. Grimes will be the featured speaker at the inaugural Master of Education commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over the commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Jackie Ennis, dean of the School of Education, will present the first graduating cohort of 22 teacher-scholars who will be awarded the Master of Education degree with a specialization in Elementary Education. The Master of Education degree candidates include: Nicole F. Allen of Rocky Mount, Kimberlé E. J. Aycock of Fremont, Magan Jenkins Bissette of Nashville, Kari Michelle Colonna […]

Barton College’s 109th Commencement Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m.

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WILSON, N.C. — Daniel J. Gerlach, president of the Golden LEAF Foundation, will be the featured speaker at the 109th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 22, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his eighth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of approximately 235 seniors. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2010 and May 2011, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. […]

Author Steve Berry to Begin National Book Tour at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and the Friends of Hackney Library are pleased to welcome bestselling author Steve Berry to campus for his first stop on a national book tour to promote “The Jefferson Key” (published by Ballantine Books, May 2011), the latest novel in his series of thrillers featuring protagonist Cotton Malone. Berry will kick off his tour on Wednesday, May 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a book signing and reception on the first floor of Hackney Library. The author’s remarks will begin at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library, this event is free of charge, and the community is invited […]

Sigma Beta Delta Inducts 25 Charter Members on Barton College Campus

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s newly established Sigma Beta Delta, International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration, recently held its inaugural induction ceremony. Conducting the ceremony for charter members of the Barton College chapter was Dr. James H. Bearden, former dean of the School of Business at East Carolina University and currently the university’s director of the BB&T Center for Leadership Development.  Dr. Bearden is the founding president of Sigma Beta Delta.  Also assisting with the induction service was Dr. John Burbridge, professor of operations and supply chain management and former dean of the Martha and Spenser Love School of Business at Elon University. Sigma Beta Delta, Inc. was […]

“The Sound of Poets Cooking” and “Fleur-de-Lisa” to be featured at Barton on April 23rd

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WILSON, N.C. — On Saturday, April 23, The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the campus of Barton College will host a poetry reading, followed by a concert by the female vocal harmony quartet Fleur-de-Lisa. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Following the reading and musical performance, a free poetry workshop will be offered for poets of all levels, fledgling poets and veteran poets alike. The event is free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Attendees are invited to bring one or more cans of food to share with Hope Station, Wilson’s local food pantry. Five poets, Richard Krawiec, Debra Kaufman, Lynn Veach Sadler, Jim Clark, […]

Historian Gregory Taylor To Speak At Barton On April 14

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Wilson, N.C. — Barton College will welcome historian Gregory S. Taylor, Ph.D., assistant professor of History at Chowan University and the author of “The History of the North Carolina Communist Party,” on Thursday, April 14. The program, titled “You Know What UNC Stands For Don’t You? Organized Communism at the University of North Carolina, 1930-1954,” will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Barton College Heritage Committee and the Department of History and Social Sciences, this event is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. Dr. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History […]