The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Transformation is on the horizon

Wednesday, Aug. 21 was a big day at Mayville State University, as it marked the official beginning of the new school year. As is the tradition at Mayville State, faculty are on…

Personal service makes a difference

The fall semester will be here soon! Classes will begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. The first full day of classes is Tuesday, Aug. 27. Students are beginning to arrive on campus…

August marks the beginning of fall sports seasons and the welcoming of student athletes, coaches

Summer is coming quickly to a close as we eagerly anticipate the return of students to campus and the beginning of classes on Aug. 26. The beginning of the fall semester also…

Michael Kjelland making an impact on campus and around the world

Dr. Michael Kjelland, Assistant Professor of Biology at Mayville State, has been at the center of a media frenzy this week. He was part of a team that unearthed a partial 65…

New advising center is helping to transform the university, making a positive difference for our students

The newly renovated office space for our Office of Academic Advising is ready to go! We couldn’t be more excited about the “new” space located on the first floor of Old Main. It’s…

Personal service experiences equip Mayville State alumni leaders to make a positive difference

Small universities play a very important role in educating students who become tremendous leaders. Mayville State offers numerous opportunities for students to get involved in a…

Accreditation activities ensure MSU’s commitment to optimal student educational experiences

Accreditation is a process of validation in which colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning are evaluated. The standards for accreditation are set by peer…

Mayville State to host Shrine Bowl athletes and coaches

For the eighth year in a row, Mayville State University will host the North Dakota Shrine Bowl players and coaches during their week of training prior to the 9-man and 11-man…

Grill & Chill Barbeque in the Ewen backyard is over-the-top

“Perfect” is the word that comes quickly to my mind as I reflect on the wonderful time had by all who attended the Grill & Chill Barbeque at the home of Jon and Betsy Ewen Sunday,…

The “Classic” weekend is fabulous in many ways!

It was my pleasure to take part in the annual Mayville State University Golf Classic events held at Forest Hills Golf and RV Resort in Detroit Lakes, Minn. last weekend. As is…