The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

Dr. Brian Van Horn's column for the Traill County Tribune, Mayville’s local weekly newspaper.

Embracing opportunities and all that lies ahead

The coronavirus pandemic has no doubt upended life as we know it. There are still many unknowns, but one thing that we do know is that one of the best ways to slow or stop the…

Mayville State researchers studying mosquitoes this summer

With the return of summer to the area, also comes the return of mosquitoes. They are not only annoying pests, they are also potentially dangerous. On the flip side, they play an…

Research project at Mayville State has potential to make a big health care impact

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates ... Mayville State University Professor of Biology Dr. Khwaja Hossain and his team of Mayville State student…

NAIA announces guidelines for fall sports

We’ve been eagerly awaiting guidance from the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) regarding the fall sports season. You may know that Mayville State University…

Grateful for positivity, hard work, and a bright future

It’s hard to imagine that we’ve already turned the calendar page to the month of June. I feel that because we’ve missed so many of the things that we identify with spring, such as…

Honoring those who have served and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice

We’ve just commemorated Memorial Day, considered to be America’s most solemn holiday as it honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. While this special…

Preparing for fall and entering a new phase in the coronavirus fight

We have made the decision to return to face-to-face course delivery at Mayville State in the fall. This comes after the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education unanimously…

Reflecting on a memorable academic year

This last week, students have been taking their final exams and wrapping up the Spring Semester of 2020. If the COVID-19 pandemic hadn’t intervened, we’d have been having a…

Thankful for a bright future and those who pay it forward

We are making plans for Mayville State University to return to face-to-face instruction in the fall, with precautions taken for the safety of students, faculty, and staff. We also…

Members of the Mayville State family are shining stars

I’m Comet Proud of our faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond to deliver the Mayville State University brand of personal service to our students and to each other during…