Lincoln Historian Dr. William C. Harris to Speak at Barton’s BB&T Lecture in American History

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. William C. Harris, Professor Emeritus of History at North Carolina State University, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Sept 24. Dr. Harris’ lecture is titled “Lincoln, The Constitution, and the Civil War.” 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. The community is invited to attend. This lectureship is endowed by BB&T and co-sponsored by the Barton College Heritage Committee and the Wilson County Historical Association. Harris is the author of eleven books, including […]

Barton’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson to Hold Critiques Sessions

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s professor emeritus and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will hold group and private critiques of paintings on Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20, in the Barton Art Galleries. On September 19, there will be a group critique from 4-6 p.m., and each participant may bring one painting for the group to discuss. On September 20, there will be one-on-one 30-minute sessions by appointment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enrollment is limited for the Friday sessions; those interested should inquire early about reserving appointments by contacting Bonnie LoSchiavo in the Art Department at 252-399-6477 or email artgalleries@barton.edu. Each participant may bring up to four paintings for […]

“Thursday Gerontology Seminar Series” Welcomes UNC Institute on Aging’s Dr. Victor Marshall

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Victor Marshall, a senior scientist at the UNC Institute on Aging, as the featured speaker for the opening session of the “Thursday Gerontology Seminar Series” scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19. Dr. Marshall’s presentation, “Opportunities and Challenges of Increased Longevity: An Agenda for Aging, Issues, Insights, Implications, Opportunities,” will begin at 11 a.m. in the Hamlin Student Center Theater, located on the lower level of the facility. The program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. At 2 p.m., Dr. Marshall will address the gerontology class in the Hamlin Student Center Theater, and his […]

Series of Conversations on “The United States Constitution: A 226-Year Journey to ‘Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and Our Posterity’”

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Three Events Scheduled for Sept. 12, 13, and 17 WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and the Willis N. Hackney Library is pleased to announce a Series of Conversations on “The United States Constitution: A 226-Year Journey to ‘Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and Our Posterity’” to be held Thursday, Sept. 12; Friday, Sept, 13; and Tuesday, Sept. 17. These three events are co-sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library, the Wilson County Historical Association, and the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum of African American History. On Thursday, Sept. 12, Dr. Charles McKinney, Jr., associate professor of history and director of the African American Studies Program at […]

WITN’s Brittany Creamer to be Featured Speaker at Barton’s 112th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce alumna Brittany Creamer, class of 2009, as the featured speaker for the 112th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. A significant tradition at Barton College, Convocation signifies the official opening of the academic year, and provides a particularly meaningful milestone for freshmen as they are ushered into the Barton Experience. “We are thrilled to have Brittany Creamer as the speaker at our upcoming convocation,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Her rapid career success is a testament to her own hard work and passion, and the […]

Painting Workshop By Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson at Barton College on August 29

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WILSON, N.C. — A Painting Workshop by Barton College artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will be held in the Case Art Building on Thursday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will focus on successfully creating the illusion of depth in a painting and will have an illustrated presentation with some hands-on activities. This program is part of the Lunch and Lecture Series sponsored by the Barton College Friends of the Visual Arts and one of several artist-in-residence events scheduled for the 2013-2014 Barton College academic year. Participants may register for the workshop or get additional information from Bonnie LoSchiavo at 252-399-6477 or email: artgalleries@barton.edu. The charge for […]

111th Commencement Exercises Held Sunday at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — Mother’s Day proved a perfect backdrop as graduating students’ families joined the Barton College community on the campus green for Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 12. Dr. Assad Meymandi delivered the commencement address. Some 230 seniors participated in the 111th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his ninth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Kelly M. Thompson, interim provost and vice president for external relations, presented the graduating class. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2012 and May 2013, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. The […]

Dr. Assad Meymandi to Speak at Barton College’s 111th Commencement on Sunday

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Commencement Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Assad Meymandi, distinguished psychiatrist, humanist, scholar, and philanthropist will be the featured speaker at the 111th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 12, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his tenth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Kelly M. Thompson, interim provost and vice president for external relations, will present the graduating class of approximately 230 seniors. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2012 and May 2013, […]

J. Chris Wilson’ s “From Murphy to Manteo — an Artist’s Scenic Journey” To Be Featured At “Lunch and Lecture” Art Seminar Series On April 29

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(Reservations required by Friday, April 26th) WILSON, N.C. — “From Murphy to Manteo — An Artist’s Scenic Journey,” the final seminar in the well-received “Lunch and Lecture Series” hosted by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will be held on Monday, April 29, at Noon, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. Barton’s professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will lead the luncheon seminar. The “Lunch and Lecture” cost is $10 for Friends of Visual Art members and $20 for non-members. To join the Friends of Visual Arts, visit www.barton.edu/culturalarts. Reservations for the “Lunch and Lecture” are required by Friday, April 26, at 4 p.m. Please […]

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield To Discuss Wilson’s Civil Rights Movement on Tuesday, April 30

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WILSON, N.C. — Plan to join Barton College students and faculty as they welcome U.S. Representative G.K. Butterfield to deliver a brief lecture about his memories and experiences of the Civil Rights Movement in Wilson. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 30, at 5 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. A question and discussion period will follow remarks. This program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. This event is the culmination of a First Year Experience course at Barton that explored the roots and legacy of white supremacy in American society. As part of […]