Sixth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 24

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WILSON, N.C. – The sixth annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, on the Barton College campus. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 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 open the conference with introductory greetings to the participants.  Passionate about his commitment and support of furthering patient education, Dr. Russell generously supports this conference through […]

Emerging Writers Series at Barton College Scheduled March 16-17

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Creative Writing Symposium presents the fourth annual Emerging Writers Series on Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17, 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. Dr. and Mrs. William M. Batchelor of Wilson have provided a four-year sponsorship for the Emerging Writers Series in the Department of English and Modern Languages that began in spring 2006.  This annual gift brings new writers to campus to speak to students and members of the community and to encourage aspiring writers. This year’s featured writers include Catherine […]

Purcell Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for March 1-3 at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – The 2009 E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for March 1-3 at Barton College. Dr. Warren Carter. Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, will be the guest lecturer for the Purcell Bible Conference on Sunday, March 1 in Hardy Alumni Hall.  Dr. Kay Lynn Northcutt, Fred B. Craddock Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Phillips Theological Seminary, will be the featured speaker for the Sprinkle Lectures scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 2-3, also in Hardy Alumni Hall. All lecture sessions are open to the public free of charge, and […]

Historian Harry Watson Addresses the Legacy of Andrew Jackson at Barton College on Feb. 24

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome historian Harry L. Watson, director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The program, titled “Majority Rule, Equal Rights, and Limited Government: The Complex Legacy of Andrew Jackson,” will be held in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Barton College Heritage Committee, the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton and the Wilson County Historical Association, this event is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. “Today, Andrew Jackson is more remembered for […]

Author Luke Whisnant At Barton On Feb. 18

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College’s Victor R. Small Writers Series welcomes author Luke Whisnant for a reading to be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.  The upcoming event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Whisnant is the author of “Street,” a chapbook of poems, the story collection “Down in the Flood,” and the novel “Watching TV with the Red Chinese,” scheduled for release as an independent film in 2009.  His fiction and poetry have been published in the U.S. in “Esquire,” “Arts & Letters,” “American Short Fiction,” “Southern Poetry Review,” “Quick […]

Barton Hosts Medical Readers’ Theater Performance and Discussion

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome back the Readers’ Theater from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., medical students from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University will present a public reading and discussion of Jay Baruch’s short story “Breathing” in the Hamlin Student Center Theater at Barton College. This presentation is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Jay Baruch is an emergency medicine physician who teaches at Brown University. “Breathing” appears in Baruch’s 2007 book of short stories, “Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers.” It […]

Barton Welcomes Marcus Borg for Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome internationally renowned author Dr. Marcus Borg as the featured speaker for the 2008 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series set for Monday, Nov. 17.The Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series focuses on topics of practical Christian significance for the general public relating to contemporary issues. Established in 1991 upon the retirement of Dr. Allan R. Sharp, a professor and chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, this lecture series brings distinguished performers and speakers to the Barton campus each fall semester. This program is sponsored by the Barton College Religious Studies Honor Society, area churches, and friends and […]

Eleanora Tate Featured Speaker For Victor R. Small Writers Series At Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College’s Victor R. Small Writers Series welcomes young adult fiction writer Eleanor Tate for a reading to be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The upcoming event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Children’s author, folklorist, teacher, and former newspaper reporter, Tate was named a 1999 Zora Neale Hurston Award Winner, the highest award given by the National Association of Black Storytellers, and her latest book, “Celeste’s Harlem Renaissance” (2007), was recognized with the 2007 North Carolina Book Award for Juvenile Literature and the International Reading Association […]

Fitzhugh Brundage To Speak at Barton College’s BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome renowned historian Fitzhugh Brundage as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21. Dr. Brundage’s lecture will address the question “Is Southern History Still a Front in the Culture Wars?” The program will begin at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall and is open to the public free of charge. Sponsors for the evening include BB&T, the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton College, and the Wilson County Historical Association. Dr. Brundage is the William B. Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and […]

David Payne To Speak at Barton’s Friends of Hackney Library Dinner

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WILSON, N.C. – Acclaimed novelist David Payne will be the featured speaker at Barton College’s Friends of Hackney Library fall dinner and lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 14. 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. Payne’s program is titled “A Lonely Impulse of Delight,” taken from a line in W.B. Yeats’ poem “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death.” Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person with reservations accepted until Oct. 3. Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may reserve tickets for $30 […]