Weekly Newspaper Column

The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

Dr. Gary Hagen's column for the Traill County Tribune, Mayville’s local weekly newspaper.

Mayville State’s 125th anniversary is great cause for a community celebration

We’ve come a long way and have much to celebrate as we approach the 125th anniversary of the establishment of a normal school at Mayville, November 2, 2014. Our campus has grown an…

Events provide opportunities for alumni and friends to connect

The Mayville State University Alumni Association is an organization sponsored by the Mayville State University Foundation for the purpose of addressing alumni concerns, organizing …

Business Activity Day, an important annual event at MSU

We had the opportunity to host the 32nd annual Mayville State University Business Activity Day at Mayville State this past week, on Thursday, Jan. 30. The annual event is sponsored…

A Sparkling Affair promises to a fun-filled event

For a second year, my wife, Debbie, Jennifer Kohls, and Loree Stenehjem are teaming up to organize “A Sparkling Affair,” an event that will be include fabulous jewelry prizes, sile…

Mayville State to host area teachers for day of professional development

Mayville State University will have the privilege of hosting about 225 area elementary, junior high, and high school teachers, as well as Mayville State teacher candidates, for a p…

Traill County-Mayville State luncheon is February 11

The annual Traill County-Mayville State reunion luncheon will be held in Mesa, Ariz. on February 11, 2014. My wife Debbie and I will attend the luncheon once again this year, and s…

Wellness Center is fantastic community resource

Research shows that adults who exercise five days a week for at least 30 minutes reap the benefits of better health. These benefits include lower blood pressure, better heart healt…

It has been a wonderful year for Mayville State

The fall semester at Mayville State University has quickly come to a close. Students have finished their final tests and many have returned to their homes to celebrate the holidays…

Million-dollar gift is changing lives

In November of 2011, Mayville State received a gift of $1,000,000. Designated for the purpose of providing student scholarships, the gift is the largest single monetary charitable …

Let your Comet pride show on Giving Hearts Day!

The Mayville State University Foundation will participate in Giving Hearts Day for the first time on February 13, 2014. Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour online give-a-thon for non-pr…