The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Win-win solutions are a source of Comet pride

As we enter into a new year, many of us resolve to exercise more and be more physically fit. Walking is one of the ways in which this can be accomplished. Fortunately, we have…

Public invited to attend presentation by meteorologist Daryl Ritchison

Daryl Ritchison, well-known meteorologist and director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN), will make a presentation at Mayville State University Thursday,…

Looking to the future with optimism and confidence

A week ago, we learned that our head football coach, Jeff Larson, has accepted the position of defensive coordinator at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. Northern State…

Thankful for wonderful opportunities in 2019, we turn the page to an exciting 2020

As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect with grateful hearts on all that has happened and turn the page to what we know will be an exciting 2020. We have been blessed with many…

Extra-curricular activities such as music enhance the lives of students

I had the good pleasure of attending the Mayville State Music Department’s Madrigal Feast on the evening of Dec. 7. I enjoyed the experience very much. It was a great opportunity…

Year-end giving can make a difference for others and for the donor

It is that time of year when we think about our 2019 tax filing and the impact that it may have on our overall finances. As you are planning, I encourage you to give serious…

Private financial support makes doing good work a team effort

We are truly grateful to the Edson and Margaret Larson Foundation for the ways in which they have supported Mayville State and made our institution better. While Edson and Margaret…

New degree programs provide opportunities for students, assist with workforce needs

Growing degree programs is a top priority in the plans to transform Mayville State University. Several of our proposed degree programs were approved by the State Board of Higher…

Volunteers make a difference for Mayville State

We at Mayville State University could not be more thankful for the many volunteers who give of their time, talents, and resources to benefit the university. Each and every day,…

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…