Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Events coming up at Mars Hill University - open to the public

Thursday, March 2
·         A New Treasure: The James H. Montgomery Music Collection
3:30 p.m.
Ramsey Center for Regional Studies (inside Renfro Library)
Presentation by Brandon Johnson, instructor of English, and Ian Kirkpatrick, senior political science and international studies major. Johnson and Kirkpatrick are this year’s Hart-Melvin Archival Research Fellows, and they will highlight their discoveries from exploration during the fall semester 2016 of the Montgomery Music Collection’s 1,023 vinyl LPs and 1,368 compact discs. 

Saturday, March 4
·         Bailey Mountain Clogging Classic
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Moore Auditorium
Cadence sanctioned clog dancing competition, hosted by the Bailey Mountain Cloggers.

Sunday, March 5
·         Flute Studio Recital
3:00 p.m.
Broyhill Chapel
Tuesday, March 7
·         Crossroads Chapel Service
11:00 a.m.
Broyhill Chapel
Women's History Celebration. Speaker: Nancy Sehested, co-pastor of Circle of Mercy Congregation, an ecumenical church in Asheville.
·         The Sound of Status – High Power Voices
7:00 p.m.
Broyhill Chapel
Mars Hill University's women's studies program will host a discussion in the NC Council for Women College Speakers Series. The discussion, titled "The Sound of Status--High Power Voices," will feature panelists Mary Williams-Stover, interim executive director of the NC Council for Women; Kathleen Balogh, western region director of the Council for Women; and Angelica Wind, executive director of Our Voice. A reception in Bentley Fellowship Hall will follow the discussion.

Shelter on the Mountain: Barns and Building Traditions of the Southern Highlands
Exhibit runs through May 28
Rural Heritage Museum
This exhibition presents an overview of the unique built environment created by the peoples who have, over many thousands of years, inhabited the mountains, valleys, buffalo trails, and river basins of the Southern Appalachians. The exhibition features an introductory film, a large log-pulling sled, broad axes and other log-shaping tools, tobacco planters, 27 large informational panels, and over 70 photographs, many never seen before.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
and by appointment.

The Fight for Bluff: A Community's Effort to Preserve Its Mountain
Exhibit runs through July 28
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies (inside Renfro Library)
The exhibit looks at the history behind the proposed cut 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. The exhibit was researched, written, and designed by history students who are a part of the Public History Concentration and were enrolled in the HIS 255: Archival Management/Museum Studies course in the Fall of 2016.
Hours are
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m.; and by appointment.

Art Exhibits in Weizenblatt Gallery
Exhibits run through March 10
Weizenblatt Gallery (Moore Fine Arts Building)
Two exhibits currently are on display in Weizenblatt Gallery. One features the textile art of Laura Ball and clay art of Bill Dale; the other features altered photography by Lydia See.
Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Jobs, Internships, and Graduate School Fair
March 23, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions which wish to participate should contact Gill Bosonetto, director of career development services, at (828) 689-1655 or

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts
April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Part of the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. This is a ticketed event.

President Trump's First 100 Days: Perspectives from the Left and Right
April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Part of the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. Featuring a moderated discussion between Rick Glazier of the NC Justice Center and John Hood of the John William Pope Foundation.

For more information, contact Mike Thornhill, Director of Communications, (828) 689-1298,

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