MSU_at_showcase-web.jpgMayville State University was among North Dakota’s eleven public colleges and universities present at a public showcase held in the North Dakota State Capitol Memorial Hall in Bismarck on Wed., March 25, 2015. Each of the participating schools highlighted some of the high quality academic experiences and innovative new ventures taking place on the campuses, demonstrating the strengths of the each of the campuses, as well as the North Dakota University System as a whole.

Mayville State’s booth focused on what Mayville State has to offer in general, and highlighted signature programs, including early childhood education, special education, the RN to BSN online nursing program, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiative.

murphy-web.jpgThrough Mayville State University’s many collaborations and partnerships with preschool - grade 12 education, other institutions of higher education, human services and other entities; as well as distance education capabilities, the university is able to have a greater impact, providing services for students on campus, and for the people in the community and the area, as well as in the state of North Dakota and beyond.

Three Mayville State students, Nicole Hunt, from Reynolds, N.D., who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education; and Erin Olson from Grand Forks, N.D. and Kaitlynn Wilson from Greenbush, Minn., both of whom are pursuing double majors in elementary education and special education, talked with those who stopped at Mayville State’s booth. Allison Johnson, executive director of MSU Child Development Programs and director of the grants office; Renae Bjorg, instructor in special education; Beth Swenson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations; and Dr. Keith Stenehjem, Vice President for Academic Affairs, also represented Mayville State at the showcase. 

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Top: Students and staff who represented Mayville State at the North Dakota University System legislative showcase held March 25 were (back, l-r) Renae Bjorg, Erin Olson, and Keith Stenehjem. In the front (l-r) are Kaitlynn Wilson and Allison Johnson. The showcase was held in Memorial Hall of the North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck.

Bottom: Mayville State students who attended the showcase were guests of Sen. Phil Murphy, Rep. Gail Mooney, and Rep. Marie Strinden when the Senate and House of Representatives met in formal session the afternoon of March 25. Pictured here are Sen. Phil Murphy of District 20 (back), together with (front, l-r) Kaitlynn Wilson, Erin Olson, and Nicole Hunt.