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MHU Events April 26 – May 7, 2017

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, April 26 Migrant Education Program and Donation Drive 6:00 p.m. at Broyhill Chapel Leah Charbonneau, MA, AmeriCorps Vista with the NC Department of Public Instruction Migrant Education Program (NCMEP) will discuss the program that works with this vulnerable population, their needs from the community, and opportunities that MHU students have in helping them through ESL internships and donating needed materials for them and their families. Wednesday, April 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 broader community with thoughts about the search process and about criteria to seek in the woman or man who will lead the university. The community Read more »

Madison County Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

Each year, Madison County Chamber of Commerce awards two $500 Scholarships. To qualify, applicant: must be a Madison County resident for at least one year will be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) must have most recent GPA of 2.5 or more Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office in Mars Hill (across from the Post Office) or find the application online here. Applications are also available on pages 75-76 of the 2016-17 Chamber of Commerce Business Read more »

“Ruthless! The Musical” at Owen Theatre – CANCELLED

MHU Theatre Arts Department has cancelled Performances of Ruthless! The Musical Due to illness of a cast member, the performances of “Ruthless! The Musical” by the Mars Hill University theatre arts department, scheduled for April 27-30, 2017, have been canceled. The department plans to restage the musical during the fall 2017 semester. Ticket holders may contact the Owen Theatre box office at (828) 689-1239 for refund information. “Ruthless!” was written by Joel Paley and Marvin Lard. It is a camp Read more »

Work Ready Communities

We all have a stake in making our country more competitive and closing the skills gap that threatens to paralyze our economy. Change starts at the grassroots level, by providing a community-based framework that: Links workforce development to education Aligns with the economic development needs of communities, regions and states Matches individuals to jobs based on skill levels Your business can sign up to become part of a work ready community. We are only 17 organizations shy of getting this Read more »

Casting American Families

Casting for TV Show: Are finances and money making your family stressed? Do you wish you had more savings and less credit card debt? Are you and your family living paycheck to paycheck? Is your financial situation stressful? Do you have interesting ways to save money? Did someone in your family recently lose their job? Or take a second one to help with money? Do you think more money would make your problems go away? A major cable network is Read more »

MHU Events March 25–April 9, 2017

Coming Up at Mars Hill University Monday, March 27 Blood Drive 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Blue Lounge (Wren Student Union). Sponsored by the MHU sophomore class. Monday, March 27 Emerging Leaders and Emotional Intelligence Lecture/presentation by Steve Miller, Ph.D. 7:00 p.m. at 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 Read more »

Hiring: Part-Time Donor Relations Manager

Heart of Horse Sense is seeking a part-time Donor Relations Manager who will work on a monthly retainer. The Donor Relations Manager responsibilities include: Work with the Executive Director of Heart of Horse Sense to implement and direct the donor/sponsorship plan with the goals of increasing visibility, increasing donor retention, and increasing funding/donors/sponsors. Manage Funding Plan designated to cultivate and solicit support from individuals and corporations. Work closely with the ED, Board of Directors, staff, and other volunteers to strengthen Read more »

Workshops for Veterans at Horse Sense of the Carolinas

Veteran’s Immersion Workshops offered to active duty or retired service members (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard). Please visit HorseSenseOTC.com for more details.       Fall-In Fridays Veterans welcome every Friday from 10 am to noon at Horse Sense of the Carolinas, 6919 Meadows Town Road, Marshall, NC 28753. Call 828-683-7304 or visit HorseSenseOTC.com. Save

Join Us for EXPO Madison 2017

The 2nd Annual Madison County Business & Community Expo (EXPO Madison) is an opportunity to “Discover Local Resources” in and around Madison County, NC. EXPO Madison takes place Saturday, March 11, 2017 beginning at 11am. We hope to see you there! For more details, please visit www.expomadison.com

8-Week Code Immersion Program

Do you have an amazing app idea but don’t know where to start? The tools to reach your goals may be more accessible than you think. Have you ever dreamed of building your own app? Are you looking to make a change in technology, your community, the world, or building out that crazy idea of your uncle’s? Tech Talent South’s Code Immersion programs are the perfect launching point for those who are passionate, persistent, and eager to learn. Our eight Read more »

Opportunities for Manufacturing, Hospitality and Tourism

There are now some great opportunities for Advanced Manufacturing and Hospitality and Tourism via recent grants awarded to the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board. These grants can assist you with finding interns and training employees. If you are interested in learning more about these grants, please contact Norris Gentry at 828-782-2632 or email edwardngentry@abtech.edu. Grants and Programs Advanced Manufacturing Grant and Hospitality and Tourism Grant (expanded funding for local training) Backpacks to Briefcases (internships, must be a college graduate (2 Read more »

New Theatre at Mars Hill University Opens With Cinderella

When the play “Cinderella” opens on Thursday, it will be the premiere performance in Mars Hill University’s new Thomas Black Box Theatre. The black box theatre is in Day Hall, which opened last fall, providing classroom and office space, as well as enhanced facilities for the university’s theatre arts program. The black box theatre is designed as a versatile theatre instruction space and for productions not requiring the full complement of stage facilities of the larger, adjacent, Owen Theatre. “Cinderella” Read more »

Exhibits at Weizenblatt Gallery through March 2017

Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery will host two exhibits from February 13 through March 10, 2017. One features the textile art of Laura Ball and clay art of Bill Dale; the other features altered photography by Lydia See. An opening reception will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017. The gallery is located in Moore Fine Arts Building and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Laura Ball is an Asheville artist who uses Read more »

The Fight for Bluff, Exhibit at MHU

An exhibit called “The Fight for Bluff: A Community’s Effort to Preserve Its Mountain” is on display in Mars Hill University’s Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies. The exhibit looks at the history behind the proposed large scale logging of Bluff Mountain in the late 1990s and the public response to the National Forest Service’s proposal. It examines how the two sides were able to come to an agreement that drastically reduced the size of the proposed timber harvest. Read more »

NCDOL Warns Businesses of Poster Scam

The N.C. Department of Labor is urging businesses across the state to be on the lookout for suspicious correspondence, after the department recently received multiple reports of persons using scare tactics or threatening language in an attempt to sell labor law posters to employers. “These scams surface several times a year and businesses will contact us,” Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said. “The threats of fines are bogus and should be ignored. The Department of Labor provides free sets of labor Read more »

Mars Hill University Hosts 69th Annual Choral Festival

More than 300 high school students from across North Carolina are expected to attend the 69th Annual Mars Hill University Choral Festival, February 3-4 2017.  Craig Jessop, professor of music and founding dean for the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, will conduct this year’s festival. The choral festival will conclude with a concert featuring the festival choir and the Mars Hill University choir, Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in Moore Auditorium. The concert is open to the Read more »

2017 Young Entrepreneurial Scholars Camp

The Young Entrepreneurial Scholars (YES!) Camp is a North Carolina Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (NC REAL) Youth Entrepreneurship camp that will run July 31 – August 4, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at A-B Tech Madison. The goal of the camp is to introduce students to the ideas of entrepreneurship, creative thinking, and fun, interactive activities to engage students. Campers will work in teams to develop a business plan, learn how to apply for a business loan and Read more »

Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program is currently recruiting volunteers in Madison and Transylvania Counties.  Foster Grandparents are age 55 and over who thrive on direct interaction with children and believe they can make a difference in their lives. They serve as mentors, tutors, and loving caregivers to children with special needs in local elementary schools, Head Start Programs, and child care centers. They help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives. Read more »

Labor Department Urges Businesses to Apply for Safety Awards

The N.C. Department of Labor is now accepting applications from businesses that qualify for a workplace safety award. Safety awards are given to companies that have above-average worker safety and health programs. “A safety award shows employees and the community that you are committed to a safe work environment,” state Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said. “A good safety record is something to be proud of, and businesses deserve to be recognized for their efforts.” Businesses that qualify for the award Read more »

Other News

MHU Events April 26 – May 7, 2017

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, April 26 Migrant Education Program and Donation Drive 6:00 p.m. at Broyhill Chapel Leah Charbonneau, MA, AmeriCorps Vista with the NC Department ...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 st ...more

Madison County Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

Each year, Madison County Chamber of Commerce awards two $500 Scholarships. To qualify, applicant: must be a Madison County resident for at least one year will be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) must hav ...more

“Ruthless! The Musical” at Owen Theatre – CANCELLED

MHU Theatre Arts Department has cancelled Performances of Ruthless! The Musical Due to illness of a cast member, the performances of "Ruthless! The Musical" by the Mars Hill University theatre arts department, scheduled for April ...more