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 […]

Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Features “The Role of Music in Religion in Appalachia”

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome Steve and Ruth Smith as the featured guests for the 2009 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series set for Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. The Smiths’ performance and lecture, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will focus on “The Role of Music in Religion in Appalachia.”  This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Steve and Ruth Smith have been playing Celtic and Appalachian music together for over 30 years. For this year’s Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series event, the duo will perform and discuss Celtic influences […]

Novelist James Hall To Speak at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Fall Dinner

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WILSON, N.C. – Edgar Award winning author James W. Hall will be the featured speaker at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library fall dinner scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 6. 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 until Oct. 2.  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 Cynthia Collins at 399-6503 or fohl@barton.edu […]

Jaki Shelton Green Scheduled for Boone Southern Authors Series

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College will welcome poet Jaki Shelton Green as the featured speaker for the annual Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series.  The lecture will be held on Tuesday, 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. Green was selected as the first North Carolina Piedmont Poet Laureate in 2008.  She received the Sam Ragan Award in 2007 and the North Carolina Award for Literature in 2003. Her publications include “breath of the song” (2005), “singing a tree into dance” (2003), “Conjure Blues” (1996), “Dead on […]