Mayville State’s strategic planning committee met recently to review the plan and to assess progress toward achieving goals. The current strategic plan was developed in 2015-16. In doing so, those involved examined literally all of the variables that affect our campus, as well as dreams and resource realities. Other considerations in the process of developing the plan were Mayville State’s alignment to the North Dakota University System plans and the guidelines of Mayville State’s accrediting bodies. The ultimate goal was charting a future for Mayville State University that is challenging, exciting, and beneficial to the campus, community, Traill County, the state, and region.
When Veterans Day was first commemorated on November 11, 1919, it was known as Armistice Day. Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11 each year as a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online) has recently named Mayville State’s RN-to-BSN program one of the 50 best online RN-to-BSN programs in the country. We are privileged to do our part in assisting with the statewide nursing shortage through our innovative online RN-to-BSN nursing program at Mayville State University. It is essential that we make a concerted effort to increase the number of baccalaureate and higher-prepared nurses to meet the current and emerging needs of the health care community within North Dakota and beyond.
This year’s MSU Dream Maker Campaign is an opportunity for you to invest in the future of a Mayville State student who needs just a little financial help. Nearly 1,200 students are either studying on campus or taking courses online. Bright futures are being built at Mayville State University.
All who may be interested in pursuing the educational opportunities at Mayville State University are invited to join us on Thursday, Oct. 18 or Friday, Oct. 19 for our Open House Days. Since school is not in session because of state educational conference for teachers of K-12 in North Dakota and Minnesota, this will be a perfect time to see what Mayville State has to offer. There are a number of activities planned that will provide information for anyone considering Mayville State as a possible college home.
The annual 7:00 Rock Show held Thursday evening, Oct. 4 was a preview of the upcoming men’s and women’s basketball seasons. The evening started out with free pizza and popcorn for all. At 7 p.m. the lights went out, the spotlights came on, and the music played. The evening included introductions of the 2018-19 teams, scrimmages by the women’s and men’s teams, a team three-point shooting contest, shooting games, celebrity guest participation and a dunk competition. It was a fun way to kick off what we anticipate will be an exciting season for our basketball teams.