The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Science carnival is an example of outstanding opportunities for aspiring teachers and area elementary students

The MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room was filled with children, parents, and grandparents who came to experience science hands-on with Mayville State teacher education students on…

Farewell to a beloved role model, my dad

At the top of the list of my life’s greatest blessings is having outstanding parents who served as role models for how life should be lived. My parents set the bar high and modeled…

Communicating Mayville State’s impact

Last week I had the honor of representing Mayville State University at the governor’s higher education strategy review meetings, where Governor Doug Burgum and his leadership team…

Faculty, staff, students, and community members enjoy Chancellor Hagerott’s visit

We had the honor of hosting North Dakota University System (NDUS) Chancellor Dr. Mark Hagerott at Mayville State this week. The visit was part of the chancellor’s Executive…

Prevention and preparation lead the way in efforts to maintain safe environments

Mayville State University is working together with Traill County officials to provide activities that will help our employees and area emergency personnel to be better-prepared in…

Mayville State students are outstanding!

We are blessed to be surrounded by students who are of high character and who have goals to make a positive difference in our world. Whether they excel in the classroom, as leaders…

Weekend airing of Small Town Big Deal will be a big deal!

According to the show’s executive producer, the long-anticipated airing of the episode of nationally televised show Small Town Big Deal that features Mayville State,…

These are our people

As I write my newspaper column this week, I am in the midst of what has been so far a fantastic few days in the Mesa, Ariz. area. My first lady, Nina, and I have been renewing…

Celebration of Female Athletes overflows with Comet pride

We had the opportunity to welcome a number of alumni and former Mayville State University student-athletes “home” to Mayville State the weekend of Jan. 28 and 29. The Celebration…

Spring semester, and all that comes with it, is underway

The spring semester is underway and we are excited and energized for what the new academic term will bring. We know that the spring is always packed full of extra activities that…