An After Hours is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sweet Hope Boutique, The Wild Side Salon, Sharon’s Massage, Mae’s Vintage Décor, and Mandi Evans Photography in downtown Mayville. All women are invited to attend.
This has been an exceptional year for initiatives and growth in Mayville State University’s Division of Education. Program changes planned for the 2018 year in elementary and early childhood education, along with continuous program improvement have led to establishing new collaborative partnerships, outreach initiatives, and programs, as well as faculty representation on state, regional, and national committees.
Mayville State University is currently in the seventh year of its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiative, and has begun a new level of innovation in education by joining forces with the Mayville Area Teacher Center to form the Education and Innovation Center (EIC). These two entities have become one, geared to enhance STE(A)M instruction by working with P-16 teachers, Mayville State teacher candidates, parents, and community members to prepare all students for success in the 21st century.
The public is cordially invited to enjoy music and refreshments at a traditional holiday open house planned for Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the historic Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center. The Larson Center is located at the corner of Third Avenue and Stan Dakken Drive on the campus of Mayville State University.
The Mayville State University Foundation will participate in Giving Hearts Day for the fifth time on Feb. 8, 2018. Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour online give-a-thon for non-profit organizations in western Minnesota and North Dakota. The event is hosted every year by the Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF) and Impact Foundation to help participating charities dramatically increase fundraising success by creating awareness and a 24-hour window of participation that spurs donors to action. The event has grown tremendously since it began in 2008, when charities received a combined total of more than $300,000. Giving Hearts Day 2017 proceeds totaled $10.7 million for all charities involved.
The search for a new president to lead Mayville State University was launched Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Current president, Dr. Gary Hagen, has announced his plan to retire at the end of July in 2018, after more than four decades at the university.