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Former MHU President Max Lennon Dies at Age 76

A. Max Lennon, former president of Mars Hill College (now Mars Hill University), died Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Funeral arrangements are not yet complete. Lennon was a 1960 graduate of Mars Hill College, receiving his associate's degree in agriculture. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree in animal science from North Carolina State University and operated a farm for several years (more)

Weizenblatt Gallery Exhibition Features Four Artists

The upcoming exhibition at Mars Hill University's Weizenblatt Gallery features the work of four artists, including one who is a Mars Hill student. The exhibit of works by Claire Sordoni, Mark Flowers, Kristy Higby, and Titus Mills runs November 28 through December 16, 2016. The opening reception is Wednesday, November 30, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. The gallery is located in (more)

Concert Features Mountain Songwriters

The third annual "Winter's Tune: Music to Warm an Appalachian Night" concert will showcase songwriters from Madison County and raise awareness and funds for a local preservation organization. The concert is presented by Mars Hill University's Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies and will be held Friday, December 9, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in Broyhill Chapel. (more)

A Merry Mars Hill Christmas

Mars Hill University will celebrate the holiday season with "A Merry Mars Hill Christmas." The following events are scheduled and open to the public: Lighting of the Mars Hill Christmas Tree: Thursday, December 1, 7:00 pm, on the Upper Quad (between College St. and NC 213/Cascade St.) (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)
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)