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October 2020

Protected: Spring/Summer 2020 Graduation Recognition (Tickets)

We will host a walk-through graduation recognition on Lunsford Commons. Graduates will process across the quad to a stage in front of the fountain, receive their diploma, and have their photo taken. Tickets for Spring and Summer 2020 graduates are limited to 7 tickets per graduate in order to maintain area regulations that prevent us from mass gatherings. We will follow all local and state guidelines. Ticket reservations will end at midnight on Sunday, September 27.

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Presidential Election 2020 – Trump v. Biden – Your Voice, Your Vote!

October 05 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Heather Hawn and Dr. Jonathan Rose, in the Political Science program, will discuss why students may want to consider a vote for Donald Trump (Hawn) or Joe Biden (Rose).  They will present each candidate’s past and proposed policies and potential plans for the next four years. (Q&A afterwards) Join via Zoom This event is part of the “Making Connections” Series. Every Monday at 4:00 pm via Zoom, students and other members of the MHU community will gather to hear…

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Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party

October 07 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Watch the Vice Presidential Candidates, Kamala Harris and Mike Pence, debate the issues via Zoom. Join via Zoom

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The interconnected web of life: what nature can teach us about cooperation

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The interconnected web of life: what nature can teach us about cooperation a presentation by Laura Boggess, Instructor of Biology and Environmental Science Watch via Zoom Cooperation is everywhere in nature. From the tiny mitochondria providing energy to our cells, to the giant underground networks of fungi that allow trees to communicate, natural systems mirror the ways we rely on and are connected to each other. In this seminar, we'll explore the contributions of three women scientists who have changed the way we…

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Panel Discussion on Calling and Vocational Discernment

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come hear from seminary and divinity school admissions representatives discuss what you can do with your calling in life. Vocational calling is about doing what comes natural to you with your future career. Are you majoring in what you feel led to major in because it comes naturally to you? Or do you feel out of place in your major? Join in on the conversation to find your calling. NOTE: You DO NOT have to be interested in attending seminary…

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Meet Your Democratic Candidates

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

David Wheeler (D) State Senate Dist. 47 and Alan Jones (D) House District 118 David Wheeler and Alan Jones are Democratic candidates running for NC Senate and House, respectively.  Local elections can affect citizens far more than national elections so it is important that students are heard!  Come and meet your candidates and ask questions!

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Annual Career Discernment Symposium

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Panel discussion covering three panelist's career paths, Q&A, breakout rooms for networking. Make plans now to attend the third annual career discernment symposium this Thursday evening. This year’s featured panelists include three young professional who discovered life-changing opportunities in the unpredictable zigs and zags of their career paths: Darby Graham – certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist and entrepreneur Maddie Clark – MHU class of 2018, first grade teacher, Mars Hill Elementary Brandon Johnson – MHU class of 2010, program…

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Joyce Blunk Art Exhibit

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 16

Exhibition title: Window Boxes Weizenblatt Gallery’s second exhibition of the 20-21 school year will feature constructions by Joyce Blunk.  Joyce is an Asheville-based artist who creates small, beautifully-crafted constructions that remind one of windows to magical experiences.  They use ordinary items to evoke natural mountain settings, giving the viewer an insight to another world.  Her works will be on view from September 29 to October 16.  Weizenblatt Gallery will be open 10-4 Monday through Friday.  Due to the coronavirus, there…

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Presidential Watch Party

October 22 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on October 22 at 9:00 pm

Watch the Presidential candidates debate the issues via Zoom. Join via Zoom

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November 2020

Feast and Farmin’: A Celebration of Western North Carolina Agricultural History

This event is a celebration of a research project about heritage foods and farming practices in Madison County undertaken by a Mars Hill University professor and student in collaboration with MHU's Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, MHU's Center for Community Engagement, and the Appalachian Barn Alliance. Guests will take a virtual farm tour with MHU Professor Ethan Mannon. Director of the Southern Appalachian Archives Karen Paar will share resources for learning more about western North Carolina’s rich agricultural history, and…

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Political Science Senior Seminars

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us in Day Hall 201 for the Political Science Senior Seminars!

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“A Christmas Carol” Auditions

November 18 - November 19

Thank you for your interest in A Christmas Carol! Here are a few details: We will rehearse on Zoom, and will have a few rehearsals and filming past the final day of classes. We encourage you to film your portion with a Christmas theme, especially since many of you will be on your way home for holiday break soon! You must have the capability to film yourself in a quiet place, and upload your video clips to the One Drive…

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