Barton Hosts Poetry Workshop Featuring Bill Griffin On Oct. 30

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Barton College is pleased to host the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Down East Fall Workshop on Oct. 30 in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. Titled “Poet Naturalist/Naturalist Poet,” the workshop features poet and naturalist Bill Griffin. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration lasting from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $15 for NCPS members and $25 for non-members and includes lunch. For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Godwin, professor of English and director of the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, at 252-399-6364 or email rlgodwin@barton.edu. Bill Griffin lives in Elkin, N.C., where he is a rural family […]

Barton Presents the BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History on Oct. 19

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome renowned historian Dr. Sally G. McMillen, Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History at Davidson College, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 19.  Dr. McMillen’s lecture will focus on “Seneca Falls and the Nineteenth Century Women’s Rights Movement.” Scheduled to begin at 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.  This lectureship is endowed by BB&T, and the evening’s sponsors include the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton College and […]

Contemporary Figurative Ceramics Exhibition Opens Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Barton Art Galleries

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the “Contemporary Figurative Ceramics” exhibition opening on Sunday, Oct 3, with a reception from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. This event is free to the public, and the community is invited to attend. Also on Barton Art Galleries’ schedule is Leslie Ferrin, noted ceramic author and co-owner of the Ferrin Gallery in Cummington, Mass., who will be the featured lecturer discussing figurative ceramics at the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 21.  For additional information about joining Friends of Visual Arts, contact Frances Belcher at 252-399-6357. Considering that works in this extraordinary exhibition focus on the […]

“Take Back The Night” Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5

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Wilson, N.C. – Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night: Shatter the Silence, Stop the Violence,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5.  Co-sponsored by Barton College Student Health Services and the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program that raises awareness about domestic violence.  The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. On Tuesday evening, participants will gather at 6 p.m. at the fountain in front of Hamlin Student Center for a Candlelight Vigil.  The vigil, protesting violence in homes and in schools, will […]

Author/Poet Robert Morgan To Be Featured At Barton College Friends Of Hackney Library Fall Dinner

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WILSON, N.C. – Author and poet Robert Morgan, Kappa Alpha Professor of English at Cornell University, will be the featured speaker at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library fall dinner scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5. The evening’s festivities, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through Sept. 28.  Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may reserve tickets for $30 per person.  Table reservations must be for a total of eight persons. Please contact […]

Pamela Duncan Scheduled for Boone Southern Authors Series on September 22

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome novelist Pamela Duncan as the featured speaker for the annual Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series.  The lecture will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 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. A North Carolina native, Duncan was born in Asheville and grew up in Black Mountain, Swannanoa, and Shelby.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts degree in English/​Creative Writing from North Carolina State University.  […]

Fecho’s “Flutterings: Exploration of Nature” On View

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WILSON, N.C. –  “Painting and drawing outdoors opens up the possibility of expressing an immediate present of nature in art.  My work focuses on creating interesting compositions by following the landscape’s lyrical and ever-changing qualities of light and shadows.”  Susan Fecho describes her latest exhibition of work, “Flutterings: Exploration of Nature,” currently on view in the Barton Art Galleries. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held Sunday, Aug. 29 from 2 – 4 p.m. with an artist talk scheduled from 3 – 4 p.m.  The exhibition will run until September 23. Fecho, a prominent and award-winning Eastern North Carolina artist, views travel as an invaluable opportunity to expand […]

WRAL’s Phyllis Parish Howard: Featured Speaker at Barton’s 109th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce Phyllis R. Parish Howard, as the featured speaker for the 109th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Parish Howard is Director of Local Production for WRAL-TV, a CBS affiliate and division of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. in Raleigh. Chosen as Employee of the Year by her colleagues, she was honored with WRAL’s prestigious 5-Star Award in 1987.  Recognized for her outstanding broadcasting achievements with six Mid-South Regional Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Parish Howard’s award-winning programs include her environmental documentary, “Troubled Rivers,” WRAL’s ‘For the Children’ campaign, WRAL’s teen […]

National Education Leader Roger Benjamin to Speak at Barton’s 108th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. – Roger Benjamin, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of the New York based Council for Aid to Education (CAE), will be the featured speaker at the 108th annual commencement exercises of Barton College, scheduled for Sunday, May 23.  He will be awarded the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, during the ceremony. Dr. Benjamin is currently leading CAE’s Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) Project, a national initiative to measure student learning outcomes in undergraduate education. He also examines issues of higher education policy, public policy, and comparative political policy. Barton’s relationship with Dr. Benjamin began with the College’s participation in the CLA project, and his research has had […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day on April 10

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Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for the annual Barton College “Walking into April” Poetry Day in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on April 10.  The event features poets Margaret Boothe Baddour, Michael Chitwood and student poets selected by Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet John Hoppenthaler. Schedule 9:15 a.m. – Registration 9:45 a.m. – Margaret Boothe Baddour and Michael Chitwood 10:45 a.m. – Break 11:00 a.m. – Roundtable Discussion with Baddour and Chitwood 12:00 p.m. – Catered Lunch 1:00 p.m. – Book Signing 1:20 p.m. – Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series Student Poets 2:00 p.m. – Open Microphone The registration deadline is April 7.  For lunch reservations, send your check for $9.50, made […]