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Coming Up at Mars Hill University

Coming Up At Mars Hill University, April 24 - May 7, 2017, All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Mike Thornhill, Director of Communications, (828) 689-1298,  (More)

Holocaust Survivor to Deliver Commencement Address at Mars Hill University

Walter Ziffer, noted theological scholar and retired religion professor at Mars Hill University, will deliver the keynote address at the university's spring commencement. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Moore Auditorium, and will be streamed live on the internet through the university website. The topic of Ziffer's talk will be "The (more)

Mars Hill University Seeks Input on Search for New President

As the committee working to find the next president of Mars Hill University moves into the next phase of its search, it is seeking public input to help it develop a profile of the ideal candidate. Along with faculty, staff, and students of the university, the committee also wants to hear from members of the broader community with thoughts about the search process and about criteria to seek in the (more)

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Mars Hill University President Receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Mars Hill University President Dan Lunsford received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian award presented by the governor of North Carolina. Hope Williams, president of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, presented the award this week during the organization's annual meeting. It recognizes Lunsford's 48 years of service to the state, first in the public (more)

Mars Hill University Student Presents Research on Predicting Terrorist Attacks

A Mars Hill University criminal justice major has conducted research that he hopes could lead to better prediction of where anti-terrorism efforts would be most effective. Seth VanDerwerken, a senior from Denver, North Carolina, used information contained in the (more)

Denton Signs with Mars Hill

Junior Denton's family watches as he signed Wednesday for a football scholarship to Mars Hill University.  (more)

Mars Hill University Hosts Ash Wednesday Service

Mars Hill University hosted an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service on March 1, 2017, at Broyhill Chapel. The service brought together clergy and congregants from several denominations in and around Madison County, as well as the university community. Clergy members who led the service were (pictured, l-r): Rev. Tommy Justice, Mars Hill Baptist Church; Rev. Glenn Graves, Calvary Baptist (more)

Fight for the Bluff Exhibit

An exhibit called "The Fight for Bluff: A Community's Effort to Preserve Its Mountain" is on display in Mars Hill University's Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies. The exhibit looks at the history behind the proposed large scale logging of Bluff Mountain in the late (more)

Mars Hill University Announces New Trustees

Four new members joined the Mars Hill University Board of Trustees for 2017. Their four-year terms began January 1. Mary Dawson, M.D., is a family physician at Mountain Magnolia Family Practice in Abingdon, Virginia. A member of the Mars Hill class of 2001, she received her medical degree from East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. With her husband, Brian, also a doctor, she (more)