Barton College Announces 2013 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — Two hundred and thirty Barton College seniors received diplomas on Sunday, May 12, during the school’s 111th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the 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. Graduates are listed by their hometowns; their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa cum laude; 3.60 or higher, magna cum laude; and 3.30 or higher, cum laude. The Class of 2013 at Barton College includes: […]

Purcell Bible Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for February 25-26

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WILSON, N.C. — The 33rd annual E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for February 25 and 26 at Barton College. Dr. Richard A. Horsley and Dr. Richard H. Lowery will deliver lectures for the Purcell and Sprinkle programs, respectively. Dr. Horsley is the Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. The title of his lecture is “The Centralization of Political-Economic Power and the Generation of Poverty: The Challenge of Jesus’ Mission.” Dr. Horsley is a prolific writer, and his book “Bandits, Prophets, and Messiahs: Popular […]

Barton Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region on Sunday, Feb. 3

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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, Feb. 3. This marks the 35th year that Barton College has 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 Ben Bridgers, a formally trained painter who joined the Barton College art faculty in fall 2012 as an associate professor of art. Following an ice cream social for Gold Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there […]

Fool Proof Color Schemes for Art and for Living Workshop: Third in Barton’s “Lunch and Lecture” Art Seminar Series

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WILSON, N.C. — “Fool Proof Color Schemes for Art and for Living Workshop,” the third seminar in a new “Lunch and Lecture Series” hosted by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with lunch included. Barton’s professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will lead the 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. To make reservations for this event or to get additional information about receiving CEU credit, contact Bonnie LoSchiavo at 252‐399‐6477 or email: artgalleries@barton.edu. […]

Photography for the Painter: Creating Your Best Visuals Workshop: Second in Barton’s “Lunch and Lecture” Art Seminar Series

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WILSON, N.C. — “Photography for the Painter: Creating Your Best Visuals Workshop,” the second seminar in a new “Lunch and Lecture Series” hosted by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Barton’s professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will lead the seminar. The “Lunch and Lecture” cost is $10 for Friends of Visual Art members and $20 for non-members. To register as a Friend of Visual Arts, you may visit www.barton.edu/culturalarts. To make reservations, contact Bonnie LoSchiavo by phone at 252‐399‐6477 or email artgalleries@barton.edu. An RSVP is required for lunch reservations. “Technology and painting have […]

Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with J. Chris Wilson at the Barton Art Galleries on Nov. 6

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries will host an Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 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. “This is a continuation of community service that I have provided to the region for many years, mainly through referrals from the regional arts councils,” shared Wilson. “Members of the community may bring in any object of art or decorative arts (limit three items per person) to be examined, and I […]

Tim Madigan, Author of “I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers,” Returns to Barton for Book Signing on Thursday, Nov. 1

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Friends of Hackney Library will welcome the return of journalist and author Tim Madigan to campus on Thursday, Nov. 1, for a book signing in Hackney Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to promote the recent release of the second edition of his 2006 book, “I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers.” This latest edition, copies of which will be available for purchase at the event, features a new afterword by the author and is in paperback format. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. At the book […]

Barton Welcomes Linda Beatrice Brown on Oct. 23 For Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist Linda Beatrice Brown for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series’ Fall Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m.  The lecture 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. Dr. Brown has published three novels: “Rainbow ’Roun Mah Shoulder,” “Crossing Over Jordan,” and “Black Angels,” a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books selection for 2009. “Black Angels,” her first book for young readers, tells the story of three orphans finding a way to survive […]

Art Faculty Showcase Their Talent In Exhibit At Barton Art Galleries

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A gallery reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5-7 p.m. The fall exhibition will run through Friday, Nov. 2. WILSON, N.C., — Now on view in the Barton Art Galleries are works by the faculty of the Department of Art and Design at Barton College. The month-long show features the artwork of professors who not only teach but also actively pursue and exhibit their own art, nationally and internationally. The show includes the works of Ben Bridgers, Susan Fecho, Mark Gordon, Gerard Lange, and Maureen O’Neill, as well as artist-in-residence and professor emeritus J. Chris Wilson. This group exhibition highlights the diversity of the art faculty and […]

Barton’s Fifth Annual Day of Service Scheduled For Wednesday, Oct. 17

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WILSON, N.C. — The sea of green “Day of Service” shirts spotted on Wednesday, Oct. 17, will unmistakably be Barton College Bulldogs busy at work for a multitude of local organizations during their annual Barton College Day of Service in our community. With over 770 participants signed up, students and professors at Barton College will set aside books, and campus staff members will step away from desks, for Barton’s fifth annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. Begun in 2008, this campus initiative supports Barton’s vision for its graduates to be “well-prepared for life and for success in their chosen careers because they will possess a […]