MHU Events October 2-15, 2017

Tuesday, October 10

Crossroads Chapel Service
Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Broyhill Chapel
Founders Day celebration. Student history presentations. Special music by the MHU choir. Speaker: Wayne Higgins, MHU trustee.

(Note: The Indigenous People’s Day event, which was listed for October 10, has been postponed until November 28)

Wednesday, October 11

Unveiling of Historic District Sign
Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: College Street
Unveiling of new sign detailing the Mars Hill College Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Part of Founders Week celebration.

Unveiling of Historic Building Plaques
Time: 3:00 p.m. Location: Upper Quad (College Street)
Unveiling of plaques chronicling Spilman Hall, McConnell Hall, and Robinson Infirmary. Part of Founders Week celebration.

Screening of “From Our House to the White House”
Time: 3:30 p.m. Location: Peterson Conference Center (Blackwell Hall)
Screening of the film “From Our House to the White House,” a documentary about the early history of clogging. Event will include a performance by MHU’s Bailey Mountain Cloggers in their studio in McConnell Hall. Part of Founders Week celebration.

Thursday, October 12

Wind Symphony Concert
Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Moore Auditorium
Fall concert by the MHU Wind Symphony.

Friday, October 20

Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament
Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Maggie Valley Club and Resort
Annual homecoming golf tournament fundraiser for athletics scholarships. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with tee time at 11:00 a.m.

Dedication of Kiln
Time: 4:00 p.m. Location: Rear of Moore Fine Arts Building
Dedication ceremony for the new Steven Hamilton Roberts Kiln facility for ceramic arts program.

Dedication of Black Box Theatre
Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: First floor of Day Hall
Dedication ceremony for the James Thomas Black Box Theatre.

Saturday, October 21

Time: All day. Location: Various, across campus
Homecoming festivities include a concert by the MHU choir (11:00 a.m. in Broyhill Chapel), a performance by the Bailey Mountain Cloggers (11:00 a.m. on the upper quad), presentation of Alumni of the Year (1:10 p.m. in Meares Stadium), football game vs. Wingate (1:30 p.m. in Mears Stadium), presentation of homecoming court (halftime of football game), performance by alumni marching band and MHU band (halftime of football game), and groundbreaking for athletic field house (immediately following football game).

Groundbreaking for Athletic Field House
Time: Immediately following football game (approximately 4:00). Location: Corner of NC 213 and Athletic Street
Groundbreaking for the Jo Ellen Ammons Athletic Field House. The 14,500 square foot field house will support all football operations (coaches’ offices, weight room, and dedicated locker room), women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s tennis. The field house also will include an expanded athletic training area for all sports. Future expansion will provide space for men’s and women’s lacrosse and men’s soccer.


Artists Kehren Barbour & Leslie Rowland
Exhibit runs through October 27
Weizenblatt Gallery (Moore Fine Arts Building)
Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Minstrel of Appalachia Exhibit
Exhibit runs through December 15
Location: Ramsey Center for Regional Studies (Renfro Library building)
This event begins the week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Lunsford Festival with the opening of a brand new exhibition, “Minstrel of Appalachia: The Life and Legacy of Bascom Lamar Lunsford,” a selection of artifacts and photographs curated from the Ramsey Center’s Southern Appalachian Archives.

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.


Faculty Voice Recital
October 23
Featuring Dr. Jennifer Pedersen (soprano) and Cathy Adkins (piano)

Go, Granny D!
October 24
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.”

A Night of Appalachian Ghost Stories
October 26

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest Lecture/Presentation
November 15

Percussion Ensemble Concert
November 20

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
November 30 – December 3
Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts

Christmas Concert
December 1

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

MHU Lions Home Athletics

Tuesday, October 10
Women’s Soccer vs. Lander, 5 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Lander, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 13
Women’s Soccer vs. Tusculum, 5 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s Swimming vs. King and Lindsey Wilson, 6 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Tusculum, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 14
Football vs. Carson-Newman, 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 21
Football vs. Wingate, 1:30 p.m.


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