The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Getting fired up for the basketball season

The annual 7:00 Rock Show held Thursday evening, Oct. 4 was a preview of the upcoming men’s and women’s basketball seasons. The evening started out with free pizza and popcorn for…

'Reverse study abroad' opportunity will bring Denmark students to Mayville

We at Mayville State University will have the honor of hosting eight students from Skive College in Denmark during the month of October. During the “reverse study abroad”…

Grant funding a major source of revenue at Mayville State

We had the pleasure of hosting several representatives of North Dakota EPSCoR at Mayville State on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The group included Executive State Director Kelly A. Rusch,…

‘Comet Proud’

Saturday, Sept. 8 was a big day for Mayville State University, the Mayville-Portland community, and Traill County. The annual Farmer Bowl celebration was highlighted by the grand…

Thoughts on going home

I’ve had the opportunity this past week to go “home.” While Mayville is my new home, the place where I spent my growing up years will always be “home” too. I think that everyone…

Performing Arts Hall of Fame inductees for 2018 named

The Mayville State University Alumni Association Board and Mayville State administration approved the establishment of the Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Mayville State University…

Mayville State serves in an important role for our state

The Grand Forks Herald reported this week that tuition rates in North Dakota are less than in Minnesota. I’m happy to say that Mayville State was listed nearly at the top of the…

Athletic Hall of Fame underscores Mayville State’s proud tradition in athletics

It was a pleasure for me and our new Mayville State athletic director Ryan Hall to meet and visit with the administrators at May-Port CG High School this past week. Superintendent…

We look forward to an exciting academic year

President Van Horn has just returned from San Diego where he attended the American Association of State Colleges and Universities New Presidents Academy. It was an invaluable…

Excitement surrounds the return of student athletes and all students as a new academic year begins

The summer has flown by! It’s hard to believe the student athletes have already begun to arrive on campus. The football team reported for pre-season camp on Aug. 3. The volleyball…