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Mars Hill Theatre Arts Department Presents Disney’s “Freaky Friday: A New Musical”

Mars Hill University’s Theatre Arts Department is honored to premiere Disney’s “Freaky Friday: A New Musical” both in North Carolina and as the first collegiate production. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, February 21-23, 2019, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, February 24. Also included in the performance schedule is a... [READ MORE]


Fall 2018 Dean’s List at Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University recognizes 313 students named on the Honor Roll of the Academic Dean at the end of the fall 2018 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. Seth Lewis Adams –... [READ MORE]


Mars Hill University Students To Participate in Ethics Bowl This Weekend

Mars Hill University students will join their counterparts from 21 other campuses across North Carolina for the 8th annual Ethics Bowl hosted by North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). The event will be held February 8 and 9 at the North Carolina Legislative complex in Raleigh. The topic this year is “Ethics and the... [READ MORE]


71st Annual Choral Festival – Free Concert Saturday Afternoon

71st Annual Choral Festival Will Bring Hundreds of North Carolina’s Top Choral Students To Mars Hill University Students from more than 100 North Carolina high schools will converge on Mars Hill University this weekend for one of the premiere choral festivals in North Carolina and possibly the longest continuously-running festival of its type in the... [READ MORE]


Rural Heritage Museum Exhibit Will Spotlight History of Hot Springs

The next exhibit at Mars Hill University’s Rural Heritage Museum will shine a spotlight on the town of Hot Springs. “A Fountain of Youth in the Southern Highlands: A History of Hot Springs, North Carolina” opens February 2, 2019, and runs through August 31. An opening reception will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday,... [READ MORE]


MLK Day Events Planned for Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University has scheduled a full day of events to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21, 2019. Classes are canceled for students, with a series of educational and service activities happening on- and off-campus. The day’s events are coordinated by the university’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 9... [READ MORE]


Mars Hill University Welcomes New Leadership To Its Trustee Board

Mars Hill University rings in the new year with new leadership on its governing body. The university’s board of trustees begins 2019 with a new chair in Linda Judge-McRae and new vice-chair in Mike Kelly. The slate of new board members for the current term includes two new trustees, two trustees serving their second consecutive... [READ MORE]


Polaroids and Other Instant Photos To Show at Mars Hill University Gallery

The upcoming exhibition at Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery will feature a now-rarely-seen type of photography. Polaroid cameras and film once were very popular around the world. They were “instant” photographs that didn’t require a trip to the drug store to be developed and printed. With the advent of digital cameras, though, Polaroids were no... [READ MORE]


Mars Hill University Playing Court Named for Longtime Athletics Director and Coach

Mars Hill University on Wednesday played its first athletics event on what is now called the David Riggins Court. The university renamed the playing surface in Stanford Arena in honor of Riggins, who is retiring at the end of the year following a 32-year career as a basketball coach and athletics director. Riggins Court is... [READ MORE]


Grammy Nomination for Mars Hill University History Professor

A Mars Hill University history professor is among the nominees for the 61st annual Grammy Awards. David Gilbert is nominated in the category of Best Album Notes for the album “The Product of Our Souls: The Sound And Sway Of James Reese Europe’s Society Orchestra.” The album is a companion to Gilbert’s book “The Product... [READ MORE]


Bottling the MHU Experience for Today’s Adult Learners

Jim Brown has a bold idea: “I want to transform how we deliver our programs to working adults.” “The future of AGS at MHU is distance education,” Brown says. “The time has come for Mars Hill to move into the digital spaces of online learning and I am pleased to lead this university into those... [READ MORE]


Great Gift Option Available to “Mature” Alumni

If you are age 70 and ½ and older, consider using your IRA to make a gift to Mars Hill University. According to Vice President for Advancement Bud Christman, “Using an IRA is one of the best, most efficient ways to make a charitable gift.  An IRA gift transfer is a ‘non-taxable’ event that enables... [READ MORE]