The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host a pancake and juice feed on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 to 11 a.m., in conjunction with Mayville State’s homecoming festivities. The feed will be held at the Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center. While all the pancakes are FREE, there will be an opportunity to make donations to help defray expenses and to help support the SAAC. Everyone is welcome!
We had the pleasure of hosting several representatives of North Dakota EPSCoR at Mayville State on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The group included Executive State Director Kelly A. Rusch, State Project Administrator Jean Ostrom-Blonigen, Communication Manager Joyce Eisenbraun, Tribal Colleges Liaison Manager and Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE) Coordinator Scott Hanson, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Manager Paul Keidel.
Several Mayville State University alumni and friends will be honored during Mayville State University’s 2018 homecoming weekend festivities scheduled for Sept. 28 through 30 in Mayville, N.D. Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are former Mayville State men’s basketball head coach Craig Smith, Logan, Utah, and his 2003-04, 2004-05, and 2006-07 teams. Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame inductees are David Dose, Glencoe, Minn., Maxine Mehus, Finley, N.D., and David Strand, Amenia, N.D. Performing Arts Hall of Fame inductees are Doug Barta, Parker, Colo., Cynthia (Johnson) Kaldor, Bismarck, N.D.; Conrad Miska, Eagan, Minn., Richard Rousseau, St. Paul, Minn., T. Lynn Schroeder, Cavalier, N.D., and the 1978 Mayville State jazz band.
Mayville State University has recorded a four percent increase in the number of students enrolled for the fall semester of 2018, topping the university’s all-time enrollment record for the seventh-straight year. This is the eighth enrollment record set in the last nine years.
Saturday, Sept. 8 was a big day for Mayville State University, the Mayville-Portland community, and Traill County. The annual Farmer Bowl celebration was highlighted by the grand opening of the “new” Jerome Berg Field and dedication of an artificial turf field. It was a great day from beginning to end as folks gathered to enjoy all of the great activities that took place throughout the day, including a 5K run/walk, a corn and hot dog feed, family-friendly activities, and of course, the big football game featuring the Mayville State Comets versus the College of St. Scholastica. The icing on the cake was a Comets win. It doesn’t get much better than that!
A longtime dream has become a reality! Artificial turf has been installed at Mayville State University’s Jerome Berg Field. The first Mayville State game played on the new turf was the Farmers Bowl game on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Comets defeated College of St. Scholastica 33-29 in the game which was sponsored by First State Bank. Construction on the turf project began in June, under the management supervision of Zerr-Berg Architects, Fargo. A ground breaking ceremony was held June 5. A ribbon cutting program was held at the entrance to Jerome Berg Field prior to the game on Sept. 8.