Barton’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson to present Jan van Eyck: Decoding an Enigma on February 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s professor emeritus and artist-in-residence North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson will present an illustrated lecture on celebrated Northern Renaissance artist Jan van Eyck. The “lunch and lecture series” presentation, sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries, will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton campus from Noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. The cost of the lunch is $10 for the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and $20.00 for non-members. For additional information or to make reservations for the lunch and lecture event, please contact Bonnie LoSchiavo at the […]

Executive Director of Research Triangle Energy Consortium To Discuss Fracturing for Natural Gas on Saturday, Dec. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Interested in learning more about hydraulic fracturing for natural gas? Plan to join Barton College faculty and students as they welcome Dr. Vikram Rao, executive director of the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, as guest speaker for the General Education Capstone class in the Department of Science and Mathematics on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. Dr. Rao will be addressing the issue of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The class lecture will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. The community is invited to attend this informative lecture. Dr. Rao’s book “Shale Gas: the Promise and the Peril,” the text used in this […]

Barton College Ushers In The Christmas Season on Tuesday, Dec. 3

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WILSON, N.C. — The Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, will usher in the Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. The celebration will begin with a festive candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m.  Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting 2,000 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus, and at 6 p.m., […]

Naief Yehya to be Featured Speaker for Latin American Writers Lecture on Nov. 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome Naief Yehya as the featured speaker for the Latin American Writers Series Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. His lecture is titled, “Cyberculture: The Body and The Mind.” An industrial engineer, journalist, writer, and cultural critic, Yehya currently writes for “La Jornada,” “Letras Libres,” “Zócalo,” “Replicante,” “Deep”, “Luvina,” and “Art Nexus,” among other publications in Mexico, Spain, the United States, and Latin America. He has published three novels, “Sanitary Works,” “Going Home,” and ‘The Truth about Life in Mars,” two short story collections, “Tales of Bad Women,” and “Slices,” and a variety of essays. […]

ECU Brody School of Medicine’s Kathleen Seibel to Speak at Psychology Lecture on Nov. 6

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome clinical professor Kathleen M. Seibel, M.D., MHA, DFAPA, from the Department of Psychiatric Medicine in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, as featured speaker for the upcoming Psychology Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. Dr. Seibel’s lecture, titled “Involuntary Commitments,” will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center and is sponsored by the Department of Psychology, in collaboration with the Psychology Club. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Dr. Seibel graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota in 1976. She taught school […]

Jerome De Perlinghi’s “Symphony of Portraits” Exhibition To Open Sunday, Nov. 10

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WILSON, N.C. — “Symphony of Portraits,” featuring photographs by Jerome De Perlinghi, will open for exhibition in the Barton Art Galleries at Barton College on Sunday, Nov. 10. A reception for the public will be held on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 10, from 4 – 6 p.m. in Case Art Building on the College campus. A private lecture and reception, by reservation only for the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will begin at 6 p.m. in Barton Art Galleries, with dinner following at 7 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre. The “Symphony of Portraits” exhibition will run through Friday, Dec. 13. To receive information regarding membership in the […]

Art & Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with J. Chris Wilson at the Barton Art Galleries on Nov. 7

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries will host an Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with artist-in-residence and North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will be held in Case Art Building on the Barton campus and is open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to participate. Wilson has participated in appraisal panels with national experts in the past and has a broad background in art and the decorative arts. “This is a continuation of community service that I have provided to the region for many years, mainly through referrals from the regional arts […]

Barton Welcomes Alan Michael Parker for the Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture Scheduled for Nov. 4

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome Alan Michael Parker for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Monday, Nov. 4. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. It is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend this event. An accomplished writer, Parker has penned seven collections of poems and three novels that reveal a delightful play with language, keen wit, and sense of the world’s sad ironies. His latest poetry collection, “Long Division,” won the 2012 Roanoke-Chowan Award in Poetry and is a finalist for the 2013 Rilke Prize […]

Poetry Writing Workshop To Be Held At Barton College On Saturday, Oct. 26

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WILSON, N.C. – Poets of all skill and experience level have an opportunity to improve their writing abilities by attending the North Carolina Poetry Society’s (NCPS) Down East Fall Workshop on Saturday, October 26, at Barton College. “The Four Habits of Highly Productive Writers” will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to submit to Owens no more than one poem for review at least one week before the workshop. He may be reached at asowens1@yahoo.com. The cost to attend this event is $15 for NCPS members and […]

Barton Welcomes Dr. Daniel Fountain as Featured Speaker for the Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life / Heritage Lecture on October 21

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Fountain, associate professor of history and public history program director at Meredith College, as the featured speaker for the 2013 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series/Heritage Lecture. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. Dr. Fountain’s lecture is titled “Christ in Chains: African American Slaves and Christianity.” Dr. Fountain serves as department head of History, Political Science, Religious and Ethical Studies, and Sociology at Meredith College. He has served as chair of North Carolina’s State Historical Marker Program Committee, and chair and director of the Historic Oak View County […]