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MHU collecting alumni memories at Homecoming

Mars Hill University faculty, staff, and students are working hard to collect memories from Mars Hill alumni in an effort to preserve a more in depth version of the school’s history. Representatives of Mars Hill University’s Southern Appalachian Archives will be set up on the quad during this year’s homecoming festivities to record your favorite... [READ MORE]

Groundbreaking Set for Athletics Field House

Mars Hill University will break ground October 21, 2017, for the Jo Ellen Ammons Athletic Field House. The 14,500 square foot field house will support all football operations (coaches’ offices, weight room, and dedicated locker room), women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s tennis. The field house also will include an expanded athletic training area for... [READ MORE]

2018 Baseball Night

Baseball Night will be hosted by the 2017-2018 Mars Hill University Baseball Team on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Chambers Gym. Tickets are $30 per person and will cover heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and live auction. Special Guest will be Patrick Anderson from the Washington Nationals Organization. Anderson was a catcher for MHU... [READ MORE]

Historic Fiddle Performance Caps 50th Lunsford Festival

The Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary in grand style, capped by a historic fiddle performance. For the festival’s golden anniversary, the sponsoring Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University enlisted a local craftsman to restore two rare fiddles from its archives. Roger Howell of Mars... [READ MORE]

2017 Spring Dean’s List

Spring 2017 Dean’s List The following Mars Hill University students were named on the Honor Roll of the Academic Dean at the end of the spring 2017 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 on a minimum of 12 semester hours, and carry no grade below a... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University Seeks Input on Search for New President

As the committee working to find the next president of Mars Hill University moves into the next phase of its search, it is seeking public input to help it develop a profile of the ideal candidate. Along with faculty, staff, and students of the university, the committee also wants to hear from members of the... [READ MORE]

Lunsford Festival Turns 50

This is a milestone year for western North Carolina’s second oldest folk music festival. The 2017 edition of the annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival will be the 50th for the event, held the first weekend of October each year on the Mars Hill University campus. A weeklong series of events is planned... [READ MORE]

Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers to Perform

The Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers will make their fifteenth appearances for Charleston SC’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival on May 27. This coming Saturday, May 20, the ensemble will be presenting a Spoleto Preview Concert at 4 pm in the sanctuary of the Mars Hill United Methodist Church. Selections to be performed include works by Stanford, Stroope,... [READ MORE]

A Benefit for Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART): Hard Travelin’ With Woody

Hard Travelin’ With Woody, a critically acclaimed multimedia solo show with the music and artworks of Woody Guthrie, written and performed by Randy Noojin, will be presented as a benefit for Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) on the campus of Mars Hill University, 44 College Street, Mars Hill, NC 28754, Thursday-Saturday, July 27-29 at 7:30pm,... [READ MORE]

Mountain Science Exploration

July 17-21, 2017 at Mars Hill University Madison County (NC) and Mars Hill University are hosting a weeklong summer program for high school students. This camp includes activities to expose students to the ecology, natural resources, and outdoor recreation opportunities in western North Carolina. Educational activities include learning about diversity of plants and animals in... [READ MORE]


I hope you’ve had a good and restful break and are ready and excited to start spring semester at MHU. Some important information to take note of: Check-in is REQUIRED for all continuing students. Please see below for your check-in times based on your circumstances. A) If you are registered for spring classes, you may... [READ MORE]

MHU Grad Awarded Foundation of the Carolinas – Carolina Panthers Stadium Corporation Graduate Scholarship

The Carolina Panthers professional football team will recognize Carl Mattox at a game this August as a recipient of the Foundation of the Carolinas – Carolina Panthers Stadium Corporation Graduate Scholarship. Mattox received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mars Hill University last month, and now is enrolled in the university’s master of management... [READ MORE]