Fifth Annual Emerging Writers Series at Barton Scheduled for March 29-30

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Creative Writing Symposium presents the fifth annual Emerging Writers Series on Monday, March 29, and Tuesday, March 30, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus.  The event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The Emerging Writers Series in the Department of English and Modern Languages brings new writers to campus each spring to speak to students and members of the community and to encourage aspiring writers.  This year’s featured writers include fiction writer Andrew Geyer and poet Rhett Iseman Trull. “That’s My Story” workshop, scheduled from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on […]

Seventh Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 16

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Wilson, N.C. – The seventh annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, 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. […]

Purcell Bible Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for March 7-9

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WILSON, N.C. – The 2010 E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for March 7-9 at Barton College.  Dr. Samuel E. Balentine, Professor of Old Testament, at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., will be the guest lecturer for the Purcell Bible Conference on Sunday, March 7, in Hardy Alumni Hall.  Dr. Stephanie Paulsell, Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School, will be the featured speaker for the Sprinkle Lectures scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 8-9, also in Hardy Alumni Hall. All lecture sessions are open to the public free of charge, and the community […]

Barton Welcomes Fiction Writer Pam Durban for Victor R. Small Writers Series

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College will welcome Pam Durban, fiction writer and the Doris Betts Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series this spring semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23, 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. Durban’s books include two novels, “So Far Back” (2000), winner of the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Fiction for its tale of two Charleston, S.C., families, one white  and […]

Barton 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, January 24.  This marks the 32nd year that Barton College as 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 Kat Hendrix, senior manager of the Affiliate Network of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the national not-for-profit organization that presents The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Following an ice cream social for awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 […]

North Carolina Landscapes Featured In Painting Exhibition

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton Art Galleries will host the work of acclaimed painter J. Chris Wilson in an exhibition titled “From Murphy to Manteo-An Artist’s Scenic Journey.” Although a native of Georgia, Wilson has resided in North Carolina since the early 1970s and brings to the audience a serene visage of natural wonder found in the state. “From Murphy to Manteo-An Artist’s Scenic Journey” will be on display from November 8 to December 9. The opening reception is Sunday, Nov. 8, from 2 – 4 p.m. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. J. Chris Wilson will present a lecture […]

Lincoln Scholar David Long To Be Featured Speaker For The BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome renowned historian and Lincoln scholar Dr. David E. Long as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20.  Dr. Long’s lecture is titled “Lincoln, Davis, and the Civil War: The Dahlgren Raid.”  Scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall, this program is open to the public free of charge and the community is invited to attend.  Sponsors for the evening include BB&T, the Barton College Heritage Committee, the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton College, and the Wilson County Historical Association. In the upcoming lecture, Dr. Long […]

Wilson to Present Lecture on Legendary Artist Hobson Pittman

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries will welcome J. Chris Wilson, artist and art professor at Barton College, to lecture on the legendary North Carolina native Hobson Pittman and his paintings on Tuesday, Oct.20, at 2 p.m. The event will be held in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery in the Case Art Building on campus. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. Originally by invitation only for the Friends of Visual Arts, this program has been opened to the general public because of increased interest in the “Hobson Pittman: At Home […]

Barton Welcomes Wilson Writers for Victor R. Small Writers Series

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College will welcome Wilson writers Merry Simmons, a science fiction author and realtor; Willis Briley, a poet, playwright, freelance writer, film writer, director, and producer; and Lucien Stark, a novelist and educator, for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series this fall semester. The program is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19, 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. Simmons has a varied background, earning degrees in English from Southern Methodist University and then teaching English for 15 years until […]

Barton College Sets the Bar For Campus Compassion

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WILSON, N.C. – Living in a world of 24-hour news, we are notified within moments of disasters occurring across the globe.  But with the technology of instant news, is there also a greater responsibility? Is it possible that today’s world requires us to be a people of response: coming together through a worldwide partnership to offer assistance in a multitude of forms to those affected by tragedies of natural and human catastrophes? Barton College welcomes the Reverend Amy Gopp, director of Week of Compassion, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to share an update about recent worldwide relief efforts coordinated through the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The event will be held […]