MHU Events – Now through September 23, 2017

Tuesday, September 12

Crossroads Chapel Service
Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Broyhill Chapel
Prayer service for those affected by the hurricanes. Music by the MHU Gospel Choir.

Constitution Day Film & Panel Discussion
Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Belk Auditorium (Wren Student Center)
The political science program will screen the documentary “American Anarchist” and professors Heather Hawn and Jonathan Rose will host a panel discussion and Q&A about the limits of free speech as enumerated in the First Amendment.

Thursday, September 14

Law Day
Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Peterson Conference Center (Blackwell Hall)
This year’s event will feature Mars Hill alum Jacqueline Miner (’16), who now is a second-year law student at William and Mary Law School. Political science professor Heather Hawn will provide information about the law school application process, the particular challenges of law school, and the legal profession.

“Equal Means Equal” Screening
Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Belk Auditorium (Wren Student Center)
“Equal Means Equal” offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today, examining topics from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. The showing is a part of a series of showings in the statewide Campus4ERA project, sponsored by NC4ERA: a project of NC NOW and the ERA-NC Alliance along with local university partners. The Campus4ERA movement is dedicated to raising awareness of the ERA and educating students on this frontline issue of the feminist movement. This program is sponsored by MHU’s women’s studies program and the political science program as part of our Constitution Week activities.

Saturday, September 16

Visit Day
Time: All day
The MHU admissions office will host its Fall Visit Day. Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with current students, professors, and coaches, meet the admissions staff, and participate in a guided campus tour.

Tuesday, September 19

Crossroads Chapel Service
Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Broyhill Chapel
Welcome service and communion.

DACA and Immigration Under President Trump
Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Belk Auditorium
Immigration Attorney and MHU lecturer, Natalie Teague, will discuss the U.S. immigration system under the Trump administration.

Thursday, September 21

National Museum of African American History and Culture and Beyond: Cultural Expression in the Built Environment
Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Broyhill Chapel
Lecture by Zena Howard. Howard was the senior architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and is an architect and principal at Perkins+Will architectural firm. She has over 20 years of experience as an architect and project leader. Her experience includes specialized and unique design goals such as environmentally sensitive artifact exhibit areas, historically and culturally significant buildings and locations, and sustainable design. The lecture is part of the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series.

Friday, September 22

Flute Duo Recital
Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Broyhill Chapel
Recital featuring Tammy Evans Yonce and Professor Misty Theisen.

Saturday, September 23

Service Project at Manna Food Bank
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Location: Manna Food Bank, Asheville
Students from the Christian Student Movement organization will work at Manna Food Bank for a service project.

~ Ongoing ~

Daniel Nevins: “Fluent: 25 Years of Painting, Drawings, and Album Covers”
Exhibit runs through September 22 at Weizenblatt Gallery
“Fluent” features a range of Nevins’s work, from large abstracts to intimate stylized figures to funky album covers. He describes the exhibit as the most comprehensive exhibition to showcase his unique and diverse body of work. Weizenblatt Gallery is in Moore Fine Arts Building. Hours are 10am-4p.m., Monday-Friday.

The Civil War In the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective
Exhibit runs through March 4, 2018 at the Rural Heritage Museum
This exhibition presents an account, using rare original letters and newly-discovered documents, of the personal struggles of the people living in Madison County and the Southern Appalachian Mountains during the middle of the 19th century.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

~ Upcoming ~

Criminal Justice Roundtable Event
September 29
Mars Hill University Adult and Graduate Studies and the Department of Criminal Justice will hold a roundtable discussion exploring collaborations between criminal justice scholars and social service agencies. This community conversation will include MHU criminal cjstice faculty and feature the SPARC Foundation’s Changing Together Program Director, Missy Reed. Changing Together provides services to reduce violent crime and domestic violence in Western North Carolina.

Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival
October 6-7
50th anniversary of the second oldest folk festival in Western North Carolina.

Go, Granny D!
October 24, 7 p.m.
Currently touring nationwide, actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens will present the story of Doris “Granny D” Haddock, who in 2000 at age 90 blazed a 3200-mile trail across America for campaign finance reform, precipitating the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act. She continued her bipartisan reform efforts in nationwide voter registration drives, issuing her final challenge in 2010 at age 100: “Democracy is a running game. You huddle and you go back in. You keep going.”

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest Lecture/Presentation
November 15

Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas
December 14-23
Benefit Christmas show for the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART)

~ MHU Lions Home Athletics ~

Wednesday, September 13
Women’s Soccer vs. Carson-Newman, 5 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Carson-Newman, 7p.m.

Friday, September 15
Volleyball vs. Catawba, 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 16
Football vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19
Men’s and Women’s Tennis vs. Milligan, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20
Women’s Soccer vs. Wingate, 5 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Wingate, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 22
Volleyball vs. Queens, 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 23
Men’s and Women’s Tennis vs. Limestone, 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Wingate, 2 p.m.


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