The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Regular season fall sports schedule comes to a close as the winter sports activity gets underway

The regular season fall sports season is winding down just as the winter sports schedules are getting underway. We’ve enjoyed seeing our student-athletes represent Mayville State…

We appreciate our farmers

“The establishment of a college in Mayville marked the end of a dream and the beginning of a grand adventure. The vision of the advantages inherent in higher education had long…

Diverse options accommodate today’s students in pursuit of higher education

The number of adults pursuing higher education in the United States continues to grow. Nationally, approximately 45% of college students are adults, ages 25 and older. There are…

President’s Dinner provides special opportunity to recognize supporters

I had the great pleasure of hosting the Mayville State University Foundation Honor Society President’s Dinner on Thursday evening, Oct. 24. The annual event is extra-special as it…

There’s no place like ‘home’

Thoughts of Homecoming conjure up sentiments about “home.” Everyone has their own thoughts about what “home” means to them, but I can’t help but think about how the community…

Outstanding character makes us Comet Proud!

During the past several days, a couple of people who are near and dear to my heart have faced adversity and handled it in ways that have elevated the level of respect I have for…

Hosting Marketplace for Kids gives MSU the opportunity to touch the future and collaborate with K-12

We are very excited about the opportunity to host an Education Day for Marketplace for Kids at Mayville State University on Oct. 16. Third through eighth graders from area schools…

Mayville State tops the 1,200-student mark, sets new record

Mayville State University is experiencing record enrollment for the eighth-straight year. The final official count indicates a 2.3% increase in the number of students enrolled this…

Inauguration is meaningful and enjoyable

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 marked a new chapter in Mayville State’s history. It is the date that I was inaugurated as the 17th president of Mayville State University. It was a very…

Enrollment looks positive as we near official census day

Enrollment on the first day of Fall Semester 2019 classes at Mayville State University was up slightly from the fall of 2018, with 1,182 students enrolled. This tops the headcount…