The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

Dr. Brian Van Horn's column for local area newspapers.

Honored to host the 50th anniversary Shrine Bowl games

After months of preparation and planning, Mayville State University is about to roll out the red carpet for the El Zagal and Kem Shriners and players, coaches, families, and fans…

Dedication of Mayville State supporters is exceptional

Mayville State University is special in so many ways, but the one that comes across loud and clear over and over again is the fact that alumni, friends, and employees are…

With gratitude for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and all veterans

On Memorial Day, our nation pauses to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Always celebrated on the last Monday in May, the day of remembrance for…

Commencement festivities mark a significant milestone

May 11, 2024 will be remembered by many as a milestone, the day they walked across the stage at Mayville State’s Lewy Lee Fieldhouse to receive their college diplomas. In the…

Senior student athletes represent Mayville State well on and off the courts and fields

It was an honor and a pleasure to attend the 2024 Mayville State Comets Senior Athlete Recognition Banquet. The event was held at the Mayville Golf Course on May 1 and included a…

Employees make the difference for our students

Our faculty and staff are the heart and soul of the Mayville State University Experience for students. No matter their position or job description, each employee plays a very…

Students thrive through optimal opportunities for leadership, learning, and growth

Mayville State’s 2024 Commencement Day will be here very soon. On Saturday, May 11, we’ll be celebrating a huge milestone in the lives of many students who have become treasured…

Concepts for Old Main renovation presented

Mayville State was extremely fortunate to be granted $52 million in state funding for the renovation of Old Main during the legislative session in 2023. We reached a milestone in…

Comet Athletic Club board members go above and beyond always

More than 600 basketball players, their coaches, and families will be in the Mayville-Portland community Saturday, April 13 for the annual Comet Athletic Club 3 on 3 Basketball…

‘Farewell’ to friends who have made a difference

Mayville State University lost a very special friend last month. Curt Larson, age 91, passed away on March 24. Curt and his wife, Lydia, have been long-time friends and supporters…