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Clothesline Project Scheduled for October 27

The shirts that will hang from lines stretched in front of Mars Hill University's Pittman Dining Hall later this month will not represent poor housekeeping by college students, but rather will represent an awareness of an often hidden problem: domestic violence. Mars Hill holds its annual Clothesline Project onThursday, October 27, 2016. Students decorate T-shirts to represent individuals who (more)

MHU Alumni of the Year

One ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. The other worked on the set of Arnold Schwarzenegger's first movie. They both were honored this month as Mars Hill University's Alumni of the Year. Becca Pizzi graduated from Mars Hill University in 2002. While at Mars Hill she was selected as captain of the women's cross country team. A lifetime of distance running (more)

Learning from Columbine and Other Community Tragedies

How do people recover and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of tragedy? That's a question Carolyn Lunsford Mears has explored since the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado -- an event of which her son is a survivor. She'll speak on the topic of life-threatening events and the promotion of recovery on November 1, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., in Broyhill Chapel at Mars (more)
Les Reker (left), director of the Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University, receives a silver award from David Butler, president of the Southeastern Museums Conference.

MHU Museum Exhibit Honored

Mars Hill University's Rural Heritage Museum was honored this week for a recent exhibit. The exhibit, "How the West Was Won: Trains and the Transformation of Western North Carolina," took the silver position in the Awards of Excellence from the Southeastern Museums Conference. The award came in the category of exhibits under $25,000. The award was presented October 12, 2016, (more)

National Publications Give Mars Hill University High Rankings

Two national magazines which publish respected college ranking guides again have given Mars Hill University high marks. U.S. News and World Report lists Mars Hill among the top colleges in the south, as well as a good choice for veterans. Washington Monthly ranks Mars Hill among the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation and a “Best Bang for the Buck” among (more)

Mars Hill University Dedicates Two New Buildings

Two new classroom buildings at Mars Hill University have made major impacts to the campus landscape, but even greater impacts on the university’s educational mission and the surrounding communities. Day Hall and Ferguson Health Sciences Center both opened for the fall semester last month, and September 9th the university celebrated the people who made possible the new facilities. (more)