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Mars Hill University Announces Fall 2019 Dean’s List

Mars Hill University recognizes 305 students named on the Honor Roll of the Academic Dean at the end of the fall 2019 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 C. Jeppe Tylvad Christensen –... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill University and A-B Tech Community College Create Mountain Lion-Trailblazer Promise

A-B Tech Community College graduates who want to continue their education with a bachelor’s degree now have a direct pathway to do so at Mars Hill University. Mars Hill President Tony Floyd and A-B Tech President Dennis King signed paperwork this afternoon creating the Mountain Lion-Trailblazer Promise: A Direct-Entry Admission Program. The program will streamline... [READ MORE]

Fill the Hill on January 29!

The Mars Hill basketball teams invite you pack Stanford Arena and “Fill the Hill” on Wednesday, January 29th as the Lions take on UVa-Wise. Residents from Madison County, and surrounding counties such as Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Mitchell, and Yancey will be admitted at a reduced price, with tickets running at $2 on the night. Any... [READ MORE]

Jansen-Shelley Athletic Training Facility Dedication to take place Wednesday evening

The Mars Hill University Athletic Department will hold a dedication ceremony for the Jansen-Shelley Athletic Training Facility on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The Lions will host Lenoir-Rhyne in South Atlantic Conference doubleheader action, beginning at 5:30 p.m. inside Chambers Gymnasium and Stanford Arena. Reception for the event will take place in the Upper Deck of... [READ MORE]

Class Assignment Prompts Mars Hill Student To Take Action

An otherwise routine reading assignment in her final college semester struck a nerve with Araya Houghton. The Mars Hill University student from Greensboro, North Carolina, was so moved by what she learned in her sociology class last fall that she started a fundraiser to help women in less affluent countries. Professor Brett Johnson assigned Houghton... [READ MORE]

NC Glass Center to Exhibit Group Show at Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery

Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Art Gallery is excited to present a group show January 13 – February 7, 2020, by the artists at the North Carolina Glass Center. The NCGC, located in Asheville, is the artistic home for more than 30 professional glass artists, many of whom are providing new work for this exhibition. Glass... [READ MORE]

Terry Bellamy Urges Mars Hill University Graduates to Find Their Own Calcutta

Former Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy quoted Mother Teresa as she urged Mars Hill University graduates to “find their own Calcutta.” Bellamy, who now heads the community and economic development office for Madison County, was the keynote speaker for the university’s December commencement ceremony on Friday, December 20, 2019. Bellamy quoted from a letter that Mother... [READ MORE]

MHU Adjunct Professor to Release Book of Appalachian Trail Photos

“The Appalachian Trail: Backcountry Shelters, Lean-Tos, and Huts,” a documentary book of photographs by Sarah Jones Decker, will be released in April 2020, by Rizzoli, a major NYC publisher of fine photography books. Decker, an adjunct professor of art and photography at Mars Hill University, has photographed all of the over-250 structures along the 2,200-mile... [READ MORE]

Bellamy To Give Commencement Address at Mars Hill University

Terry Bellamy will be the keynote speaker at Mars Hill University’s winter graduation ceremony on Friday, December 20, 2019. Bellamy is a former two-term mayor of Asheville and now is the director of community and economic development for Madison County. This will be her second graduation speech at Mars Hill. She also gave the commencement... [READ MORE]

Student Spotlight – Noah Allison

Noah Allison, son of David and Angela Allison, was born and raised in Marshall NC. He decided to attend Mars Hill University because he appreciated the small town atmosphere along with the tight community feel that he was so accustomed to growing up. Noah is majoring in Biology with a concentration in Ecology, and has... [READ MORE]

Colby Caldwell to Exhibit at Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery

Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery will present photography by Colby Caldwell in its next exhibition. The exhibition will run from November 20 to December 20, with a reception from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4. Caldwell is an internationally-recognized artist. A graduate of the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, he has taught at the... [READ MORE]

Mars Hill celebrates 2019 Hall of Fame class

Mars Hill University celebrated the 2019 Hall of Fame class on Saturday, November 16 at halftime of the football game versus Wingate. Abby DeBusk (Joyner), Mike Houston and Jeff Miles were inducted into the Mars Hill University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 16. DeBusk was a member on the Lions’ women’s basketball team from 2003-2007; Houston was... [READ MORE]