Coming up at Mars Hill University March 20-27


Crossroads Chapel Service
11:00 a.m.
Broyhill Chapel
Communion and prayer service

MHU Conversations
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Ramsey Center for Regional Studies ( inside Renfro Library)
Eudaimonia—“human flourishing”
What does it mean to be resilient? How do individuals and communities become resilient? How does higher education help to promote resilience, both individually and in communities? Facilitators will include Dr. Jonna Kwiatkowski, psychology and campus/community yoga instructor; Prof. Kari Hunt (Health, Physical Education, and Recreation), helping youth and adolescents into health-promoting physical activity; Dr. Phyllis Smith, history/Latin American scholar and on-campus meditation/breathing coach; Prof. Laura Boggess, biology/environmental studies and campus yoga instructor; Prof. Kelly Spencer, art therapy, linking artistic creation and healing; and Dr. Hal McDonald, Dept. of Language & Literature and blogger for Psychology Today (nostalgia and cognitive neurology).

Silent Worship
6:30 p.m.
Broyhill Chapel and Bentley Fellowship Hall
Part of Worship Emphasis Week. Sponsored by the Christian Student Movement.


Art Exhibit Opening Reception
6:00 p.m.
Weizenblatt Gallery (Moore Fine Arts Building)
“Context, Pretext, Subtext: Words in Art, Art in Words” is an exhibit curated by two Mars Hill University professors, Kenn Kotara (art) and Eric Steineger (English). An exhibit that explores the situation, purpose, and meaning in language intended to inform and confound. This exhibit showcases contemporary artists — painters, poets, performers, and sculptors of art — and their take on text. For anyone interested in taking a deeper look at words, this exhibition examines the textual perspective of artists and their intentions. Participating artists: Tina Barr, Dusty Benedict, Caleb Beissert, Michael Boyko, Ian M Cage, Hooman Haghbin, Kristy Higby, Constance Humphries, Kenn Kotara, Leslie Rowland, and Eric Steineger.
Exhibit runs March 22 through April 21.

Sole Hope Party
6:30 p.m.
Bentley Fellowship Hall
Part of Worship Emphasis Week. Students will cut fabric patterns to be used by the aid organization Sole Hope. Sole Hope is a non-profit that raises awareness for people living in Uganda who have poor health conditions; specifically those without shoes. Participants will cut out patterns from donated blue jeans and send the patterns to Sole Hope, which will then take the material to Uganda to give people jobs, money, a way of life, and shoes for those affected by a parasite called jiggers.

Spring Poetry Slam
7:00 p.m.
Ponder Atrium in Ferguson Math and Science Center
Students will compete for prizes by performing their own spoken word poetry in the slam style. Guest speakers/judges will be Ed Mabrey and Kimbi “the Goddess” Yates, both of whom are award-winning slam poets. Sponsored by the Black Student Association (BSA).


Jobs, Internships, and Graduate School Fair
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Day Hall, Guffey Commons (2nd floor)
Open to the public. Businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions will be represented.

6:30 p.m.
Broyhill Chapel and Bentley Fellowship Hall
Part of Worship Emphasis Week. Sponsored by Mars Hill University’s three student ministry organizations: Blueprint, Christian Student Movement, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Coffee house at 6:30 in the fellowship hall; worship at 7:00 in the chapel.


Bailey Mountain Hike
4:00 p.m.
Leaving from Broyhill Chapel
Students will have an opportunity to hike Bailey Mountain and experience God’s beautiful creation. Once students have reached the peak, a student leader from one of the student ministries will lead a devotion.


Emerging Leaders and Emotional Intelligence – Lecture/presentation by Steve Miller, Ph.D.
7:00 p.m.
Day Hall, Room 303
Stephen P. Miller is president of GenSpan, Inc. in Asheville, North Carolina and co-founder of the Family Enterprise Center at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he serves as adjunct assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship.

Steve works with family-owned businesses to help them develop world-class, sustainable enterprises. He draws on his 35 years of experience as the top non-family executive of the Vanderbilt/Cecil family-owned Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, where he played a key role in making Biltmore the most visited historic home in the United States, with over one million visitors each year. Steve’s approach is to work with family business leaders to create and employ business and governance strategies that align business, family, and ownership goals.

Sponsored by the MHU Department of Business and the Ethics Across the Curriculum Initiative