Pianist Kwan Yi

Barton College / Wilson Symphony to Present Live-Stream Concert Featuring Renowned Pianist Kwan Yi on April 25

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WILSON, N.C. — March 30, 2021 — The Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present its 2021 Spring Concert on Sunday, April 25, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. This year’s concert will feature celebrated pianist Kwan Yi performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. “With the experience gained for last semester’s live-stream concert, we are again attempting to reach a larger audience through this technology,” shared conductor Mark N. Peterson. “We are thrilled to perform with this great artist and to present this concerto, which is my personal favorite work in this genre. For this, we have enlisted the help of our new Barton colleague Miguel Elizaldi, […]

2021 Senior Exhibition Will Open With Reception On April 22

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WILSON, N.C. – March 30, 2021 —Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 Senior Exhibition on Thursday, April 22, with an evening reception to be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the campus of the College.   Sixteen seniors within the School of Visual, Performing, and Communications Arts will have their works or representations of their work on view in the Barton Art Galleries through May 8. Those seniors representing the Mass Communications, and Visual Arts programs include —  Mass Communications Program —  Kenyon “KJ” Askew, Jr., of Colerain plans to graduate in May with a Bachelor of […]

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Theatre at Barton Presents Coop’s Homecoming April 8-10

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WILSON, N.C. — March 30, 2021 —  Theatre at Barton’s “Coop’s Homecoming,” by Barton alumnus Zachery Rayburn, has been rescheduled for Wednesday – Friday, April 8-10. The theatre performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Kennedy Family Theatre. Seating will be limited to 16 seats in the audience for each performance. All those attending must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols. Tickets are $10 each for adults, and $5 each for student, seniors, and military. Reservations must be made online at barton.edu/theatre. No tickets will be sold at the door. Rayburn first debuted a staged reading of his original musical at the 2017 New Works Festival in […]

Dr. John K. Dogbe at Barton College

Barton’s Dr. John K. Dogbe Awarded Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

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WILSON, N.C. — March 18, 2021 — Barton College is pleased to announce that Dr. John K. Dogbe, associate professor of chemistry at Barton College, has been awarded a Scholar Fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Ghana to work with the University of Cape Coast and host scholar Dr. Raymond Edziah on a collaborative research project to establish a Computational Energy Band Structure Calculation Infrastructure. “Though Barton is a small college focused on student learning, among its faculty are people like John, whose scholarship and relationships extend around the globe,” notes Dr. Gary Daynes, provost, and vice president for academic affairs, student engagement and success. “The fellowship is […]

Artist William Paul Thomas painting a portrait

Barton Art Galleries will Focus on Painting in “A Good Look” Exhibition Opening March 18

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WILSON, N.C. — March 1, 2021 — Painting will be the focus of “A Good Look,” an extraordinary exhibition of works opening in March in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. “A Good Look” will feature the paintings of William Paul Thomas, artist-in-residence on campus this spring semester. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, March 18, through Friday, April 16. On Thursday, March 18, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host an opening reception at 5 p.m. for “A Good Look.” An artist lecture, featuring Thomas, will follow at 6 p.m. These two events will be open to […]

18th Annual Caregiver Conference through Barton College

18th Annual Caregiver Education Online Conference to Feature Teepa Snow on March 9th

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WILSON, N.C. — March 1, 2021 — The 18th Annual Caregiver Education Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 9, remotely this year for participants. The online conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. This conference will be free to all caregivers, family members, students, and interested individuals. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, and the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program will again partner to present the conference. For additional information and to register, go to DementiaNC.org/Wilson2021. For anyone seeking CEU’s, the conference will offer 2.5 CEUs for a fee of $15.  Register as a “professional caregiver” to receive the […]

Barton College President Douglas Searcy and Barton alumnus and donor David Hicks

Barton Announces $1 Million Gift to Name the David S. Hicks Family Sports Operation Center

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Cover Photo: Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College, and David S. Hicks, Class of 1984 Inset Photo 1: Family photo – (Front row, from left) David Hicks and Jill Hicks; (Back row, from left) Melanie Hicks, Zack Hicks, Austin Hicks, and Spencer Hicks Inset Photo 2: A rendering of the front lobby and glassed-in conference room in the David S. Hicks Family Sports Operations Center Inset Photo 3: A rendering of the indoor and outdoor fields at the David S. Hicks Family Sports Operations Center WILSON, N.C. — February 26, 2021 — Barton College is pleased to announce the naming of the David S. Hicks Family Sports Operation Center. The […]

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Barton Football Is Here! Watch Via Live-Stream Or Listen On-Air Via The Big Dawg 98.5 FM

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WILSON, N.C. — February 25, 2021 — The long-awaited inaugural football season for Barton College begins this Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. when the Barton Bulldogs square off against the Erskine College Flying Fleet on the Electric Supply Company Field at Truist Stadium. In keeping with state and federal guidance and the College’s health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be no general admission nor season ticket holder attendance for the spring football games.  (There still will be only a very limited amount of seating that has been reserved for those on a restricted pass list.) Plan to watch the Bulldogs’ historic first game via live stream at https://tinyurl.com/bartonfootball or catch the game on-air […]

Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Rescheduled for February 24th – Barton Art Galleries Program with N.C. Museum of Art’s Chief Curator Linda Johnson Dougherty

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WILSON, N.C. — January 28, 2021 — The Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries has rescheduled its program with Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art for Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. Dougherty will discuss “Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art,” including recent solo exhibitions of contemporary artists (Leonardo Drew and Scott Avett), Museum Park art projects, permanent collection reinstallation plans, and an indoor/outdoor exhibition currently under development that focuses on contemporary artists whose work explores climate change and environmental impact. The event will be held in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery […]

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Barton Football Kicks Off on Saturday, February 27th — Live-Streamed for Bulldog Fans

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WILSON, N.C. — February 5, 2021 — The long-anticipated, in-person celebration for Barton football…will have to wait just a little longer. In keeping with state and federal guidance and the College’s health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it has been decided that there will be no general admission nor season ticket holder attendance for the upcoming spring football games. Attendance will be limited largely to essential personnel, limited Barton student, faculty/staff, and Barton football parent participation, and available only via a restricted pass list. Barton will not be able to host additional guests for spring football game days (with the exception of those names entered on the restricted pass list), […]