The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Finding bright spots in the midst of uncertainty

Making the decision to move all course instruction online delivery was difficult. The safety and health of our students, staff, and faculty is the ultimate priority, and that…

At Mayville State, it’s all for one and one for all

The Mayville State response to the coronavirus situation continues. Monday, March 23 marked a big day for all of us. This was our first day of offering all classes online. Because…

Extraordinary times require exceptional measures and a team effort

The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve rapidly. Our president’s cabinet members and emergency manager are in constant communication about how we can best protect…

New degrees in accounting and agribusiness will be offered soon

Mayville State University has been given North Dakota University System approval to offer two new business degree programs! This is something we’ve been working toward for some…

Comets women’s and men’s basketball players and coaches bring national recognition to the university

The Comets women’s and men’s basketball teams are preparing to play in their respective NAIA national tournaments. Both teams have had fantastic seasons. The icing on the cake was…

A tribute to Dr. Keith Stenehjem

As February comes to a close, we bid our best wishes to Dr. Keith Stenehjem, who retired on Feb. 28, after a 42-year career in higher education, 22 of those years spent at Mayville…

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…