The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

‘Tis the season of giving

During this season of giving, there are folks from our local area, the region, and across the country who give generously to help us fulfill our mission. I am inspired by our many…

Dr. Kelli Odden personifies Mayville State's motto

Mayville State University is all about the people. I am honored to introduce you to one of those people, one of our many outstanding faculty members, Dr. Kelli Odden, Associate…

Miranda Petersen looks to make a positive difference as an elementary school teacher

It has been my distinct privilege to meet and get to know many outstanding Mayville State University students during my first several months on campus. These students come from…

Strong ‘town and gown’ relationships are good for all

When I interviewed for the position of Mayville State University president, and on several occasions since, I have expressed my firm belief in having strong “town and gown”…

Million-dollar gift continues to change lives

In November of 2011, Mayville State received a gift of $1,000,000. Designated for the purpose of providing student scholarships, the gift is the largest single monetary charitable…

Thankful for the opportunity to make lives better

Next week, families and friends will be gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving. There will be feasts of tasty food, family fun, football, and more. Thanksgiving is a public holiday…

Statements and plans will lead Mayville State down the path of endless possibilities

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…

Veterans Day is the perfect time to remember a loved one at the Military Honor Garden

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…

Mayville State’s RN-to-BSN online nursing program is one of the best in the country

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…

Dream Maker Campaign for academic scholarships underway

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…