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The spring semester at Mayville State University is off to a great start! We are delighted that we are able to offer on-campus classes and services, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues. I am extremely thankful for our faculty, staff, and students who are doing what they can to help keep our campus community safe and healthy. The number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases and close contacts among MSU students and employees are minimal right now.
Through the efforts of Giving Hearts Day on Thursday, Feb. 11, more than $9,000 was generated for scholarships that will be awarded to students enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Mayville State University. This amount includes individual contributions, as well as matching funds. Giving Hearts Day gifts of $10 or more (up to a total of $4,000) were matched by the Dakota Medical Foundation and other generous sponsors.
We are extremely grateful for a very low number of occurrences of COVID-19 among students and employees during the spring semester thus far. As of Feb. 16, we had one distance student with a confirmed case of COVID-19. (Distance students do not attend classes on campus.) There are currently four confirmed close contacts among students attending classes on campus and living either in residence halls or off campus, and none among distance students or employees.
Robert Corn has been named Interim Director of Athletics at Mayville State University, effective March 1, 2021. Corn will fill the position in the absence of current Director of Athletics Ryan Hall, who announced early in February that he would resign from his position at the end of the month. Corn will serve as Interim Director of Athletics through the spring semester. Plans for a search to fill the position on a permanent basis are underway.
In response to budgetary constraints and loss of program enrollment, Mayville State University will be reallocating resources through the non-renewal of three faculty appointments. The affected faculty are under contract and will continue to teach courses for the remainder of their contract period which ends May 15, 2021.
We learned this week that our Mayville State Athletic Director Ryan Hall has taken a new position as Assistant Athletic Director of Development at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. It is Ryan’s ultimate career goal to become an athletic director at a Division I school, so this move is a step in the progression to that goal. Those who know Ryan understand that he is very passionate about achieving his goals, so it is not surprising that he would make this move when the opportunity presented itself. Though we will miss Ryan and his family terribly, we wish them all the best as they embark on this new challenge and milestone in their journey of life.