The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Preparing for fall and entering a new phase in the coronavirus fight

We have made the decision to return to face-to-face course delivery at Mayville State in the fall. This comes after the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education unanimously…

Reflecting on a memorable academic year

This last week, students have been taking their final exams and wrapping up the Spring Semester of 2020. If the COVID-19 pandemic hadn’t intervened, we’d have been having a…

Thankful for a bright future and those who pay it forward

We are making plans for Mayville State University to return to face-to-face instruction in the fall, with precautions taken for the safety of students, faculty, and staff. We also…

Members of the Mayville State family are shining stars

I’m Comet Proud of our faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond to deliver the Mayville State University brand of personal service to our students and to each other during…

Looking to the future and a return to normalcy

As the social distancing and uncertainty associated with the coronavirus pandemic continue, we all ponder what the future holds, not only the near future, but also the distant…

May Day, a day for us to show our thankfulness for Mayville State

Friday, May 1, May Day, will be a big day! This special day has been designated as a time when we can all show our gratitude for “The School of Personal Service.” It’s the MSU…

‘Thank you’ to all who make a difference

We have completed two weeks of all instruction being offered online only. This is a wonderful milestone! While we were well-prepared to move to complete online course delivery, it…

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…