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Press release from Mars Hill University, shared Oct. 18.

Business, nursing, health sciences programs to be housed in new buildings

MARS HILL — Mars Hill University is pleased to announce U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for two new building projects on the campus: Day Hall, a building planned to house Mars Hill’s business department as well as its university bookstore, and a yet-to-be-named nursing and health sciences facility.

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Day Hall, to be located on North Main Street, is the planned future home of Mars Hill’s undergraduate business program, as well as its planned graduate program in public administration. In addition to classrooms and laboratories, Day Hall will have space devoted to retail enterprises including the University Bookstore and a coffee shop. Day Hall also will allow for enhanced accessibility to Owen Theatre and will feature a “black box” theatre. The proposed building is named for major donors Troy Day ’48 and his wife, Pauline.

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Mars Hill University’s planned bachelor’s of nursing program is set to begin in the fall of 2015, thanks in large part to a transformational gift from alumni Norman and Linda Judge McRae (’84 and ’86, respectively).  A new facility to house the nursing and health sciences program is planned on the site of the former Harris Media Center, facing Cascade Street in Mars Hill.

Mars Hill University is a premier private, liberal arts institution offering over 30 baccalaureate degrees and one graduate degree in elementary education. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, the campus is located just 20 minutes north of Asheville in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Angie Newsome

Angie Newsome is the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at anewsome@carolinapublicpress.org.

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