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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)

Alpha Chi Honor Society

Mars Hill University inducted twenty-nine students into the Epsilon Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on Thursday evening, November 13.  Alpha Chi recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average which places them in the top ten percent of the junior and senior classes at their respective institutions.(more)

Smart Start and Mars Hill University Collaborate for Children

On an unseasonably warm day this past November, children from the Hot Springs Community Learning Center visited with football players at Mars Hill University. For the children, it was clearly a treat. They stared, with round admiring eyes, as the football players took turns telling them about their various positions, and led them on tours of the locker room, weight room and other (more)
Hannah Furgiuele, programming coordinator for the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University, and master fiddler Roger Howell, in Howell's Mars Hill fiddle shop.

MHU Receives Funds for Documentary

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has announced an award of $5,000 to the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University to support a documentary film about Madison County master fiddler Roger Howell. (more)

Weizenblatt Gallery Exhibition

An exhibition at Weizenblatt Gallery will feature the work of three local artists: Tamie Beldue, Kreh Mellick and Jon Sours. The exhibition, which is titled "Connections," is on exhibit from February 12 through March 13, with an opening reception on February 12 from 6 to (more)

Invitation to Join Trip to Mexico

Mars Hill University currently has openings available on a group trip to San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, planned for May 13-20, 2015. The trip is being planned in cooperation with the Asheville Sister Cities program and no Spanish skills are required! San Cristóbal de las Casas is one of six cities throughout the world which have been designated as sister cities to (more)

Mu Kappa Lambda Inducts New Members

Mu Kappa Lambda, the Mars Hill University honor society for nontraditional students, inducted four new members in a ceremony on Friday afternoon, December 12. All four inductees graduated on Friday evening, having completed their degrees through the Mars Hill University Adult and Graduate Studies program. Mu Kappa Lambda is the (more)

Mars Hill University Acts to Preserve Ginseng

Ginseng has been harvested for medicinal and commercial purposes in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina for as long as human beings have lived in the area. Due to this cultural and natural history, Mars Hill University attempts to grow a small amount of ginseng (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.