The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Events, award presentations mark the end of the spring semester

It’s been a great week! With the spring semester winding down, there is no shortage of activity and excitement at Mayville State University. Among the ongoing activity is the…

Commencement is a time for reflection

Mayville State University’s 2019 commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 11. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the MSU Lewy Lee Fieldhouse. The day’s festivities will begin…

On-campus and online opportunities are integral to Mayville State’s service to our region and state

The Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) is an organization with which I have been involved for many years, and I had the opportunity to attend the ACHE South region…

Mayville State baseball, softball make us Comet Proud

MSU Head Baseball Coach Scott Berry has reached another milestone - 1,100 wins! The record was notched Sunday, April 7, during Mayville State’s doubleheader victory over Dakota…

Opportunities at Mayville State assist with shortage of nurses

Mayville State University is assisting with the shortage of nurses, locally, regionally, and beyond. We partner with Lake Region State College (LRSC) to offer opportunities for…

Mayville State Mania paves the way in our march to 1,200 students! Will you join us?

Mayville State Mania is underway! From March 1 to May 31, we’re offering special incentives for prospective students who check out Mayville State University. During this time, the…

Physical plant, facilities services, and dining services staff make a difference

It’s been quite a winter! Lots of snow and cold temperatures have made for some interesting times. Throw in strong winds here and there, and you’ve got the makings for blizzards,…

Basketball season ends, while baseball and softball seasons are underway

Our men’s basketball team represented Mayville State University and the Mayville-Portland and Traill County community very well in the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball…

President Van Horn: Join me in welcoming head football coach Jeff Larson and his family

We couldn’t be more excited about having Jeff Larson join us as our new football coach. We introduced Coach Larson at a large crowd of campus and community members at a news…

So many reasons to be Comet Proud!

I’ve just returned from the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference men’s and women’s basketball Final Four tournament in Watertown, S.D. and couldn’t be more COMET…