MHU Events – Now through September 17, 2017

Thursday, September 7

Hurricane Harvey Relief Collection – Volleyball Game
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Chambers Gymnasium
Mars Hill University Athletics and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee are partnering with the French Broad Baptist Association Flood Relief to donate household items for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Ruthless! The Musical
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Owen Theatre
Ruthless! is a camp cult classic in which the beautiful and talented 8-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in her school play.
*This show is not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Ticket Info: $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors & students; MHU students free. Only cash or check accepted.

Friday, September 8

Ruthless! The Musical
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Owen Theatre
Ruthless! is a camp cult classic in which the beautiful and talented 8-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in her school play.
*This show is not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Ticket Info: $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors & students; MHU students free.
Only cash or check accepted.

Saturday, September 9

Ruthless! The Musical
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Owen Theatre
Ruthless! is a camp cult classic in which the beautiful and talented 8-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in her school play.
*This show is not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Ticket Info: $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors & students; MHU students free.
Only cash or check accepted.

Sunday, September 10

Ruthless! The Musical
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Owen Theatre
Ruthless! is a camp cult classic in which the beautiful and talented 8-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in her school play.
*This show is not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Ticket Info: $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors & students; MHU students free.
Only cash or check accepted.

Monday, September 11

9/11 Remembrance
A bell on the upper quad will sound at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m., and 10:03 a.m., the times that the four planes struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. Flags also will be lowered to half-staff on the upper quad. Remembrance coordinated by College Democrats and College Republicans student groups.

Tuesday, September 12

Crossroads Chapel Service
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Broyhill Chapel
Speaker will be Joshua Hearne of Grace and Main, an intentional and ecumenical Christian community located in Danville, Virginia.

Constitution Day Film & Panel Discussion
Time: 7:30 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: 7:30 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.

Ongoing

Daniel Nevins: “Fluent: 25 Years of Painting, Drawings, and Album Covers”
Exhibit runs through September 22
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-4pm, Monday-Friday.

The Civil War In the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective
Exhibit runs through March 4, 2018
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.

On the Horizon

Zena Howard Lecture
September 21, 7 p.m.
Zena 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. Her lecture is part of the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series.

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

Thursday, September 7
Volleyball vs. Lincoln Memorial, 7 p.m.
*Hurricane Harvey Relief Collection*

Saturday, September 9
Volleyball vs. Carson-Newman, 2 p.m.

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

Friday, September 15
Volleyball vs. Catawba, 6pm

Saturday, September 16
Football vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 1pm

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