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Rep. Presnell To Speak on Human Trafficking


Rep. Michele Presnell will be the guest speaker at an upcoming event at Mars Hill University about the topic of human trafficking. Presnell will be joined by Kate Stahlman, co-founder and outreach director for Compassion to Act, a faith-based ministry based in Charlotte, NC, which seeks to liberate and restore victims of human trafficking and exploitation."Human Trafficking in Our Own (more)

Heritage Wheel Dedicated


Mars Hill University has installed and dedicated an art installation on the lower quad of campus, called the "Heritage Wheel." The piece was dedicated on March 13, when MHU trustees were on campus for the board's quarterly meeting. The installation was designed in the fall of 2011 by three now-graduated art majors: Kristen Landers '13, Heather Lane, '13 and Brittany (more)

Registration Open for Fiddlin' 5K RoadRace


Registration is now open for the third annual Fiddlin’ 5K “Run for the Music” Road Race, set in Mars Hill, NC, on Saturday, April 11, 2015, and beginning at 9 a.m. The event is hosted by Mars Hill University's Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies, and it will benefit the Bascom Lamar Lunsford "Minstrel of Appalachia" Festival and the Junior (more)

Tandus Centiva Donates Powerbond Carpeting


Mars Hill University has received a donation of Powerbond carpeting from Tandus Centiva for Bailey Mountain Apartments, a residential hall located on the Mars Hill campus. Professional installation services were donated by PBI Asheville. The donation was arranged by Padgett and Freeman architects of Asheville, NC, the firm which is designing Mars Hill's newest building project, Ferguson (more)

New Personnel at MHU


Dr. Cathy Franklin-Griffin has been hired as dean of the planned Judge-McRae School of Nursing at Mars Hill University. Franklin-Griffin is charged with collaboratively designing and developing the nursing programs at the university. Current plans call for an RN to BSN (registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing) program to begin at the (more)

MHU & Madison High Introduce Students to College Atmosphere


A recent collaborative effort between Mars Hill University and Madison High School brought selected high school seniors to the university campus to shadow students from the MHU Honors Program as they attended class and went about their day on campus. The campus visit, which took place on March 2, included high school seniors who are participants in Project Discovery, a federally funded program (more)

Qualla Arts and Crafts Now at Rural Heritage Museum


A new exhibition, “Qualla Arts and Crafts: Tradition and Innovation” organized by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, is  now through May 29th  at the Rural Heritage Museum of Mars Hill University. This is the first venue of this travelling exhibition. It will (more)

Former FBI Agent Joins MHU as Director of Security


Richard (Rick) D. Schwein Jr. has joined the staff of Mars Hill University as Director of the Department of Safety and Security and as a member of the criminal justice faculty.
Schwein has more than 31 years of service to the federal government, including 26 years as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 2011, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in the FBI (more)

Annual Clothesline Project at Mars Hill University October 30


Mars Hill University’s Annual Clothesline Project will be held October 30, 2014, from 10 am – 2 pm in front of Pittman Dining Hall.  The Clothesline project educates people about and help them recognize the pervasive problem of domestic violence.  This event visibly promotes awareness by hanging decorated t-shirts on a clothesline.  Each t-shirt represents an individual who has experienced some type of domestic violence. Besides promoting awareness, the Clothesline Project serves as source of healing for those who have been directly affected by violence.  Persons who have been impacted by violence decorate a shirt which is hung on clotheslines set up on campus.  The Mars Hill University Clothesline Project is planned and promoted by the Women’s Studies Program.  All are welcome to stop by and see this powerful visual recognition of the victims of violence.   

"Once Upon a Mattress" at Mars Hill


The Mars Hill University Department of Theatre Arts will present the musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress, February 27, 28 and March 1 at 7:30 pm, and March 2 at 2:30 pm in Owen Theatre.
Once Upon a Mattress was written as an adaptation of the l (more)

Mars Hill NAACP Members Attend Moral March


Several members of Forward Together, the Mars Hill University chapter of the NAACP, attended the Moral March, held in Raleigh on February 8.  Forward Together is Mars Hill’s newest club.  It is the only collegiate chapter of the NAACP located in North Carolina west of Winston-Salem.