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)
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.
The Mars Hill University Political Science Program will host a debate between Michele Presnell and Dean Hicks on Monday, October 13th at 7:00 in Moore Auditorium. Presnell, the Republican incumbent, and Hicks, the Democratic challenger, are candidates for the 118th district seat in the N.C. House of Representatives, representing Madison, Haywood and Yancey counties. Questions for the candidates have been submitted by Mars Hill University faculty, staff and students. Education funding, fracking, and voting laws will factor heavily in the questions to the candidates.
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)
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.