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Film on Southern Forests and Conservation Feb 11

The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University continues its semester-long theme of exploring southern Appalachian forests with the screening of a new documentary,America’s First Forest:  Carl Schenk and the Asheville Experiment.  The free (more)

Chaplain to Death Row Inmates to Present Lecture

Rev. Joseph B. Ingle, a United Church of Christ minister and a leading voice in faith-based opposition to the death penalty, will be presenting a public lectureMonday evening, February 15, at 6pm in Belk Auditorium, Mars Hill University. The lecture will be titled, “Why does the United States execute more of its citizens than any country in the (more)

Weizenblatt Gallery to Feature Artists Julie Miles and Molly Sawyer

Weizenblatt Gallery, in the Moore Building of Mars Hill University, will feature the work of painter Julie Miles and three-dimensional artist Molly Sawyer, from February 8 through March 4. The artists will be present for an opening reception for the exhibition, on Wednesday, February 10, from 6 to 8 pm in the gallery. "Where Do We Go From Here?" is the title of (more)

Yancey Pre-K Kickoff Celebration February 16

Yancey County Schools, who is the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program Contract Administrator for Yancey County, is hosting a Pre-K Kickoff Celebration for Yancey County families on Tuesday, February 16th at the Burnsville Town Center.  Festivities begin at 9 am and end at 3 pm. This event is the first opportunity for families with eligible three and four year-old children to register (more)

MCC Welding Students Make Bench

Mayland Community College Yancey Learning Center welding students created a bench that was given to Off Campus Admissions Advisor Diana O'Shields. This bench will sit outside her office at Mountain Heritage High School. The back of the bench is woven metal to look like a (more)

MHU Celebrates MLK Day

For the second year, Mars Hill University cancelled classes on Monday January 18 to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement.  Led by the MHU Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, the university hosted a day-long series of programs (more)

MHU Inducts Eight Into Alpha Chi National Honor Society

Mars Hill University inducted eight students into the Epsilon Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on Thursday evening, November 11.  Alpha Chi recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average which places them in the top ten percent of the junior and (more)

Mars Hill University Graduates 78

By any measure, T. Michael Kelly (MHU '82), vice president of learning and development for the Credit and Customer Services Department of Macy's Inc., has experienced tremendous success in his career. But as the keynote speaker for the Mars Hill University winter graduation ceremonies Friday evening, Kelly urged graduates to seek an authentic success in life which (more)

Former Mitchell Student Wins NCSU Contest

Trevor Collis and his team at NC State University won first place at Engineering Design Day held in Raleigh, NC. Trevor's project is a bubble blower that uses a solar panel (picture below). Trevor used a 3d printer to design the white wheel. He learned to use a 3d printer in Mr. Mitchell Warren's engineering class at Mitchell High School. Trevor was the only student in his group that had ever used one on the high school level. The judges were very impressed. Thanks to Mitchell Warren and all of the other great teachers at Mitchell High School!

Mars Hill University Trustee Receives NCSTA Award

Kyle Carver of Leicester, a retired Buncombe County science teacher and a trustee of Mars Hill University, has received the Vi Hunsucker Award from the North Carolina Science Teachers Association. Carver received the award at the organization's annual conference in November.
According to Manley Midgett, board member and former president of NCSTA, the Vi Hunsucker Award is the (more)