Variety show planned as part of Mayville State University Alumni Day June 21

A variety show is being planned as part of Mayville State University’s Alumni Day Friday, June 21. The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Mayville State University Classroom Auditorium. The show, which is being hosted by the MSU Alumni Association Board, is free and open to the public.

The variety show program will feature the talent of local performers. MSU Director of Development John Klocke will emcee the program and sing a couple of songs. Mike Bakken will also sing. The Drama Queens, a group of friends with Mayville State connections, Greta Paschke, Teresa Agnes, Samantha DeLong, Joan Osland, and Doreen Cerkowniak, will favor the audience with several vocal selections. Flash Walrus, a band made up of members Tyler Cordahl, Ross Capouch, Aaron Rekken, and Tucker Pearson, will play, and brothers McKade and Kailer Riedman will perform their humorous duo from this spring’s state speech contest. Mayville State University international students Nisa Rajput, Kim Gundu, Allan Nota, and Lloyd Marimbire will give dance performances.

“We encourage everyone to come and enjoy what is certain to be an excellent program,” said MSU Director of Alumni Affairs Beth Swenson. “Alumni Association Board member Lori Nelson has worked hard to put together a fantastic program. We hope that our friends and alumni in Mayville-Portland and the surrounding communities will join us for some great entertainment.”

Alumni Day 2013 is being held in conjunction with Mayville-Portland Summerfest. Other activities scheduled as part of Mayville State’s Alumni Day include campus tours; an ice cream social on the lawn at Agassiz Hall; an open house reception to honor Mayville State’s 2013 retirees with 20 or more years of service and the 2013 Alumni Association award recipients; the annual Alumni Association Awards Dinner; and a social for alumni and friends.

Tours of campus facilities will leave from the of Old Main at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 21. Highlights of the tour will be the newly renovated Agassiz Hall and the library and science building addition and renovation.

The lawn at Agassiz Hall, right across the street from Mayville State’s future alumni center, the Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center, will be the site of an ice cream social from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy refreshments and music featuring Bob Miess on the piano. Those who attend will have a chance to hear about the exciting progress that is taking place at Mayville State’s historic Northwest Hall, which is being renovated for use as an alumni and leadership center.

The Mayville State Alumni Association board members are hosting a reception to honor Mayville State’s 2013 retirees with 20 or more years of service, Dr. Paul Meartz, John Lankow, Dennis Schultz, and Bev Holt. (Unfortunately Meartz and Lankow will be unable to attend.) The reception will also honor this year’s Alumni Association award recipients. The open house-style reception will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the upper lounge area of the MSU Campus Center.

The MSU Alumni Association will honor several alumni at the awards dinner which is planned for Friday, June 21. Merle Boucher, Rolette, N.D.; Dr. Debra Follman, Devils Lake, N.D.; Dr. G. Daryl Nord, Stillwater, Okla.; and Dr. Rodney Strand, Knoxville, Ten.; will each receive the Distinguished Alumni Award at the Alumni Association Awards Dinner. Mayville native Curt Almlie, Detroit Lakes, Minn., will receive the MSU Distinguished Service Award.

The Alumni Association Awards Dinner will be held in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21. All who attend the dinner are invited to enjoy socializing in the upper lounge of the MSU Campus Center prior to the start of the dinner. Everyone is welcome to attend. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at the office of the MSU Foundation. For more information, call 701-788-4687 or e-mail alumni.mail@mayvillestate.edu.

Alumni Day will wind up with a social for all Mayville State alumni and friends at the Top Hat in downtown Mayville from 9:00 p.m. until midnight. Everyone is welcome!

For further information regarding Mayville State University Alumni Day, call 701-788-4750, e-mail alumni.mail@mayvillestate.edu, or go to www.mayvillestate.edu/alumniday.