Barton Professor James A. Clark Named to Regional Leadership Role

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WILSON, N.C. – Dr. James A. Clark, Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature and professor of English at Barton College, was appointed 1st Vice President of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) for 2014. His leadership with SAMLA will continue in 2015 when he assumes the presidency for the professional organization. SAMLA is an organization of teachers, scholars, and graduate students dedicated to the advancement of literary and linguistic scholarship and teaching in the modern languages, and is one of the largest regional affiliates of the Modern Language Association of America, also known as the MLA. Founded in 1928, SAMLA is headquartered at Georgia State University in Atlanta, with […]

Barton College and Pamlico Community College Partner on Three Transfer Agreements

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and Pamlico Community College are pleased to announce a partnership through the establishment of three new articulation agreements. The purpose of these newly established articulation agreements is to promote a seamless pathway for qualified transfer students from Pamlico Community College to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Barton. “Barton welcomes the opportunity to partner with Pamlico Community College through these new articulation agreements,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “This collaboration will open doors to provide an multitude of educational opportunities for students regionally as they complete their associate’s degree at Pamlico and continue their academic journey, enrolling at Barton to complete baccalaureate and […]

Civil War Medicine the Focus of BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History at Barton College on Sept. 30

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome historian Dr. Margaret Humphreys, Josiah Charles Trent Professor in the History of Medicine and professor of history at Duke University, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History, on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Dr. Humphreys’ lecture will focus on medicine during the American Civil War. Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, this program is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. A specialist in the history of science and medicine, Dr. Humphreys has focused her research and publications primarily on infectious disease in the U.S. and […]

The Grand Opening of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room in Barton’s Hackney Library is Scheduled for Sept. 25

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WILSON, N.C. — The much anticipated grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room in the Willis N. Hackney Library at Barton College will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The ceremony will include a reception and a lecture featuring Dr. Patrick Scott, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of South Carolina, and the former director of the University’s Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections. Dr. Scott’s lecture will focus on Scottish rare books and how they can be used to stimulate undergraduate research. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on […]

“Art History Crash Course for the Painter or Collector” Led by J. Chris Wilson on Tuesday, Sept. 23

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WILSON, N.C. — Searching for a convenient refresher in art history?  Look no further than the Barton Art Galleries at Barton College. The College’s professor emeritus in art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will provide the perfect opportunity with his “Art History Crash Course: Review of Art History for the Painter or Collector” scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wilson’s presentation and illustrated lecture, in a workshop format, will be held in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building and will include lunch. Reservations are required. Sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, Lunch and Lecture Series, the cost for the event […]

Barton Welcomes Dr. Troy Kickler for Constitution Day on Sept. 17

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WILSON, N.C. – As part of annual Constitution Day celebrations at Barton, the College will host a talk by Dr. Troy Kickler, author of “The King’s Trouble Makers: Edenton’s Role in Creating a Nation and State.” The program and reception will be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. This event, sponsored by Hackney Library, is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Titled “The King’s Trouble Makers,” Kickler’s presentation will address North Carolina’s role in the Founding Era, including the development of the United States Constitution. Kickler holds […]

Barton Welcomes UNC Archivist Stephen Fletcher To Discuss Hugh Morton Photographs on Sept. 16

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WILSON, N.C. – As part of a new photography exhibition, “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective,” presenting works by the late North Carolina photographer Hugh Morton, Barton College welcomes the man who carefully selected each image now on display. Archivist Stephen J. Fletcher’s presentation, titled “Hugh Morton’s Rise To His Photographic Peak,” will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building. Fletcher’s talk will explore the first three decades of Morton’s prolific photographic career. He will share his experience of curating and producing the exhibit, and will discuss several photographs that are part of the exhibition. This event is […]

Travel with Friends of Visual Arts to the N.C. Museum of Art

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WILSON, N.C. – If you have been looking for an opportunity to visit the North Carolina Museum of Art, traveling with the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts on its fall excursion on Saturday, September 13, may be a perfect day trip. Participants will depart from the Kennedy Family Theatre parking lot at 1 p.m. Highlights of the trip include a guided museum tour at 2 p.m., a special exhibition viewing at 3 p.m., a 5 p.m. personal introduction by the Paperhand puppet troupe with dinner served, and a live performance by the group at 7 p.m. inside the museum amphitheater, before returning to Barton College. The cost to attend […]

John Lee to be Featured Speaker at 113th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce alumnus and trustee John Lee, class of 1979, as the featured speaker for the 113th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2, 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. “It is an honor to have John Lee join us as the speaker for Barton’s 113th Convocation,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost of the college and vice president for academic affairs, and interim vice president for external relations. “His […]

Barton Hosts Author Wiley Cash for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on Sept. 9

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome Wiley Cash as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. A North Carolina native, Cash is the author of two novels, “A Land More Kind Than Home” (2012) and “This Dark Road to Mercy” (2014). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina-Asheville in 2000, and a Master of Arts degree in English […]