The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

Dr. Brian Van Horn's column for local area newspapers.

An outstanding event to benefit a noble cause

We have had the absolute privilege of hosting the players and coaches associated with the 2022 North Dakota Shrine Bowl All-Star Games on the Mayville State University campus this…

Hosting the 2022 Shrine Bowl will be an opportunity for Comets to shine

After months of preparation and planning, Mayville State University is about to roll out the red carpet for the El Zagal and Kem Shriners and players, coaches, families, and fans…

Mayville State’s new M.Ed. program provides flexibility for working professionals

Mayville State University is now offering online degree options for current teachers who wish to earn a master’s degree in education. The graduate tracks are designed to be…

Life safety is a top priority in proposed Old Main renovation project

Interim Vice President for Business Affairs Steve Bensen and I met with the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) Budget and Finance Committee last week, on May 19. At this…

Pride in your roots, gratitude, humility, and charity: the recipe for a happy and successful life

Saturday, May 14 was a memorable and special day in the life of our university and in the lives of our newest graduates. “Be proud of your roots at Mayville State,” and “Use the…

Commencement, an end and a beginning, and a time to reflect

May 14 is a date that many have looked forward to with great anticipation, the day of Mayville State’s 2022 commencement ceremony - the annual culmination of teamwork that…

Summer is on the horizon

In just a short time, we’ll be transitioning to summer mode, but in the meantime, we’ll be very busy with the traditional events and activities that help us close out the academic…

Thankful for Mayville State always, and especially as the academic year comes to a close

Another academic year is quickly coming to a close. This year seems to have flown by. We look forward to celebrating with the fall 2021, spring 2022, and summer 2022 graduates on…

Community support shines through the Tables du Jour event

We are blessed beyond compare by the many alumni, friends, and community members who give of themselves for the benefit of Mayville State University. The number of students who…

A bustling campus

Though it doesn’t look much like it outdoors, the hustle and bustle of spring has sprung on the Mayville State campus. The flurry of activities that goes along with the end of the…