The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

$1.6 million capital project funded by legislature

Just as the 67th Legislative Assembly of North Dakota was coming to a close, legislators approved Mayville State’s request for $1.6 million to fund a natural gas boiler project…

Grateful for the people who make Mayville State a special place

It’s hard to imagine that the academic year is coming to a close. These last months seem to have flown by. We look forward to celebrating with the fall 2020, spring 2021, and…

Ending the academic year with a celebration of gratitude

The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness (depending on the context). Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what…

Volleyball goes to nationals, campus and community will be in the national spotlight as well!

We are over the moon excited about Comets Volleyball! The team played in the national tournament for the first time in Mayville State history on Saturday, April 17. On Monday the…

Grateful for opportunities to celebrate

It’s beginning to feel a little more like normal. As the COVID-19 situation stabilizes and vaccines become more widely available, there are more activities for students, including…

What’s the big deal? Find out on April 7!

Super-exciting news for the community and the university will be revealed at an event planned for Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 5 p.m. It will be held in the Lewy Lee Fieldhouse at…

Optimism and progress are at the forefront, even as we navigate the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has been the overarching theme over everything during the last year. We’ve come a long way since this began a little over a year ago, and our faculty,…

Mayville State students benefit from professors with academic and hands-on credentials

Mayville State’s first-ever Agribusiness Activity Day was a big success! I tip my hat to the Division of Science and Mathematics, who hosted the event; and I appreciate the…

Honoring our veterans and U.S. Military personnel

On the evening of March 1, Comets head football coach Rocky Larson asked local veterans Harlan Johnson and Jason Perkins to join him on stage in the Classroom Building Auditorium,…

Grateful for the work of our legislators

The work of North Dakota’s 67th Legislative Assembly is well underway. Forty-seven senators and 94 members of the House of Representatives convened in regular session on Jan. 5. We…