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January 2021

Opening the Door to Change: Educating Rural Appalachia

January 14 - January 23
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Explore the history of education in Western North Carolina with the latest exhibit from the Rural Heritage Museum. This exhibit is ongoing through December 2021. Opening the Door to Change: Educating Rural Appalachia View the Virtual Exhibit

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Prescribed Burn at Bailey Mountain Info Session

January 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Many habitats in western NC burn naturally and need fire to maintain the species that live there. However, years of fire suppression have dramatically changed our forest communities. Burning on the Smith Farm will allow native species to return to the fields, providing habitat to wildlife. Controlled burns also reduce the risk of dangerous wild fires by safely burning off fuel load. In late January 2021, the NC Forest Service will burn the lower fields of the Smith Farm of…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Special Events / Classes Suspended

January 18
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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MLK Day Film: “I Am MLK Jr.”

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The MHU Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presents Martin Luther King films. Join us via Zoom from 10am-Noon for a viewing of "I Am MLK Jr." Watch via Zoom

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MLK Day Film: In Remembrance of Martin

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The MHU Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presents Martin Luther King films. Join us via Zoom from 2pm-3pm for a viewing of "In Remembrance of Martin" Watch via Zoom

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MLK Day Bailey Mountain Hike

January 18 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bailey Mountain Preserve, 885 Forest St.
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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All are welcome to join the 7th annual MLK Jr day ascent of Bailey Mountain. We will pause periodically to read excerpts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 "I have been to the Mountaintop" speech. Allow 3 hours for the entire hike and return, rated moderate. Wear masks and warm layers, and bring water. We will hike in distanced groups of ten or fewer. Facebook event

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MLK Day Trivia

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The MHU Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presents Martin Luther King Day Trivia. Join us via Zoom from 6pm-7pm for trivia! Join via Zoom

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COVID-19 Testing for Employees

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 20 at 10:00 am

Meares Stadium / Ammons Family Athletic Center, Athletic Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Faculty and staff currently working on campus are encouraged to participate in free, on-campus COVID-19 testing clinic on Tuesday, January 19th from 10-noon and Wednesday, January 20th from 10-noon at Ammons Field House. Those who will not return to campus until the spring semester begins will be notified of the dates and time for a free, on-campus COVID-19 testing clinic at the end of January.

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Online J term (January) ends

January 26
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Jump back into the life of the mind with dance

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jump back into the life of the mind with dance: A Conversation with a Professional Dancer Cisco Graciano, former dancer for the Paul Taylor Dance Company (one of the most iconic modern dance companies in the world), will join (virtually) our community to discuss his artistic journey and share with us a choreography of his creation. Join via Zoom About the speaker: A native of San Antonio, Texas, Graciano holds an MFA in Dance from Florida State University. His training…

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J Term Final Grades due 5:00 p.m.

January 28
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Residence Halls open for First Year & Transfer Students

January 30
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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