The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Arizona trip provides opportunities to visit with and thank Mayville State supporters

I’ve just returned from the Mesa, Ariz. area, where I had the pleasure to meet and get to know many wonderful Mayville State University alumni and friends. It was great to have the…

These are busy and exciting times for Comets Football

As we knew would happen, our new head football coach, Rocky Larson, has hit the ground running. His first day on the job was Tuesday, Feb. 4 and he’s been going non-stop ever…

The generosity of our alumni and friends abounds

I am Comet Proud of the many Mayville State alumni and friends who teamed up to not only meet, but to exceed the Comet Football Scholarship Challenge! A few weeks ago, an anonymous…

Spring semester is off to a great start!

The spring semester is well underway and there is lots of Mayville State activity on and off campus. Our days are packed full of places to go, things to learn, people to see, and…

Teacher Education: taking it to new levels while remaining true to our roots

Founded as a normal school in 1889, Mayville State has a rich tradition in educating teachers. While the university has grown and expanded to offer diverse opportunities for…

Win-win solutions are a source of Comet pride

As we enter into a new year, many of us resolve to exercise more and be more physically fit. Walking is one of the ways in which this can be accomplished. Fortunately, we have…

Public invited to attend presentation by meteorologist Daryl Ritchison

Daryl Ritchison, well-known meteorologist and director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN), will make a presentation at Mayville State University Thursday,…

Looking to the future with optimism and confidence

A week ago, we learned that our head football coach, Jeff Larson, has accepted the position of defensive coordinator at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. Northern State…

Thankful for wonderful opportunities in 2019, we turn the page to an exciting 2020

As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect with grateful hearts on all that has happened and turn the page to what we know will be an exciting 2020. We have been blessed with many…

Extra-curricular activities such as music enhance the lives of students

I had the good pleasure of attending the Mayville State Music Department’s Madrigal Feast on the evening of Dec. 7. I enjoyed the experience very much. It was a great opportunity…