The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

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…

Transformation for Progress: Growing Our Region, State, and University

Friday, Sept. 13 will be a historic day in the life of Mayville State University. That is the date set for my inauguration as the 17th president of Mayville State University. The…

It’s a great time to be a Comet!

What a great week this has been! The fall semester is underway. The campus is bustling with activity. We’ve welcomed bunches of new and returning Comets. The fall sports seasons…

Transformation is on the horizon

Wednesday, Aug. 21 was a big day at Mayville State University, as it marked the official beginning of the new school year. As is the tradition at Mayville State, faculty are on…

Personal service makes a difference

The fall semester will be here soon! Classes will begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. The first full day of classes is Tuesday, Aug. 27. Students are beginning to arrive on campus…

August marks the beginning of fall sports seasons and the welcoming of student athletes, coaches

Summer is coming quickly to a close as we eagerly anticipate the return of students to campus and the beginning of classes on Aug. 26. The beginning of the fall semester also…

Michael Kjelland making an impact on campus and around the world

Dr. Michael Kjelland, Assistant Professor of Biology at Mayville State, has been at the center of a media frenzy this week. He was part of a team that unearthed a partial 65…

New advising center is helping to transform the university, making a positive difference for our students

The newly renovated office space for our Office of Academic Advising is ready to go! We couldn’t be more excited about the “new” space located on the first floor of Old Main. It’s…

Personal service experiences equip Mayville State alumni leaders to make a positive difference

Small universities play a very important role in educating students who become tremendous leaders. Mayville State offers numerous opportunities for students to get involved in a…