Events at Mars Hill University



All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
For more information, contact Mike Thornhill, Director of Communications, (828) 689-1298mthornhill@mhu.edu
February 10, 2017
Tuesday, February 14
·        Crossroads Chapel Service
11:00 a.m.
Broyhill Chapel
Love Feast - a celebration of God's love. Speakers include Professor Marc Mullinax and student Finn Clay.
·        MHU Conversations
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Ramsey Center for Regional Studies (inside Renfro Library)
MHU—From Whence We Sprung: History of MHU and Its Liberal Arts Tradition. 
First in a series of conversations that will help Mars Hill University examine and support--with students, staff, faculty, and community members--the greater purposes of higher education: learning and discovery, well-being, civic engagement, and preparation for living meaningfully in the world. Made possible by a grant from Bringing Theory to Practice.
Thursday, February 16
·        Opening Reception for Art Exhibits
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Weizenblatt Gallery (Moore Fine Arts Building)
Two exhibits open in Weizenblatt Gallery. One features the textile art of Laura Ball and clay art of Bill Dale; the other features altered photography by Lydia See. Both exhibits run February 13 through March 10. Regular gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tuesday, February 21
·        Crossroads
11:00 a.m.
Broyhill Chapel
Crossroads will be led by Alathea, an acoustic, Americana-folk, singer-songwriter, harmony-driven female duo from the mountains of Tennessee. Alathea is made up of Cristi Johnson & Mandee Radford.
·        Influence: History Through Dance – Project Negus dance troupe
8:00 p.m.
Owen Theatre
Project Negus perform's Jennifer Bronson's "Influence." The performance will take the audience on a journey through history and time and note the many influences African culture has had on the world. Presented by the MHU Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
Wednesday, February 22
·        Students vs. Faculty/Staff Basketball Game
6:00 p.m.
Chambers Gymnasium
Teams of MHU students and faculty/staff members will square off in a basketball game to raise money for students' Alternative Spring Break service/mission trips.
Thursday, February 23 – Sunday, February 26
·        Cinderella, produced by MHU Theatre Arts Dept.
7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Thomas Black Box Theatre (inside Day Hall)
The timeless story of a poor girl who is bereft of any kindness in her life and overcomes adversity to live happily ever after. This will be the inaugural production in the new James Thomas Black Box Theatre in Day Hall.
Tickets: $10 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Free for MHU students.
Box office: (828) 689-1239
Friday, February 24
·        Wind Symphony Concert
7:30 p.m.
Moore Auditorium
The Mars Hill University wind symphony will present a concert as part of the university's annual Low Brass Retreat.
Saturday, February 25
·        Jazz Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m.
Moore Auditorium
The Mars Hill University jazz ensemble will present a concert as part of the university's annual Low Brass Retreat.
Sunday, February 26
·        Low Brass Retreat Finale Concert
2:00 p.m.
Moore Auditorium
Concluding concert of the university's annual Low Brass Retreat.
 
Ongoing:
The Fight for Bluff: A Community's Effort to Preserve Its Mountain
Exhibit runs through July 28
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies (inside Renfro Library)
The exhibit looks at the history behind the proposed cut of Bluff Mountain in the late 1990s and the public response to the National Forest Service’s proposal. It examines how the two sides were able to come to an agreement that drastically reduced the size of the proposed timber harvest. The exhibit was researched, written, and designed by history students who are a part of the Public History Concentration and were enrolled in the HIS 255: Archival Management/Museum Studies course in the Fall of 2016. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m.; and by appointment.
 
Upcoming
David Holt and the Lightning Bolts
April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Part of the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. This is a ticketed event.
President Trump's First 100 Days: Perspectives from the Left and Right
April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Part of the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. Featuring a moderated discussion between Rick Glazier of the NC Justice Center and John Hood of the John William Pope Foundation.
 
Home athletics:
Friday, February 10
·        Men's Lacrosse vs. Rollins, 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 11
·        Baseball vs. Winston-Salem State, 12:00 p.m.
·        Women's Basketball vs. Queens, 2:00 p.m. (Play 4 Kay fundraiser)
·        Men's Basketball vs. Queens, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 12
·        Baseball vs. Winston-Salem State, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 15
·        Women's Basketball vs. Lincoln Memorial, 6:00 p.m.
·        Men's Basketball vs. Lincoln Memorial, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 16
·        Women's Tennis vs. Tusculum, 1:30 p.m.
·        Men's Tennis vs. Tusculum, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 18
·        Women's Tennis vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 1:00 p.m.
·        Men's Tennis vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 22
·        Softball vs. Milligan, 1:00 p.m. (double-header)
Saturday, February 25
·        Women's Basketball vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 2:00 p.m.
·        Men's Basketball vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 4:00 p.m.
·        Baseball vs. Millersville, 3:00 p.m.
·        Men's Lacrosse vs. Shorter, 4:00 p.m.

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