Weekly Newspaper Column

The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Strategic planning process well underway, development of new mission statement and core values begins

As announced with the beginning of the fall semester last August, a challenge for this academic year is the development of a new strategic plan. We are in the enviable position of …

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 …

Mayville State to host area teachers for day of professional development

Mayville State University will have the privilege of hosting more than 200 area elementary, junior high, and high school teachers and Mayville State teacher education candidates, f…

Traill County-Mayville State alumni and friends luncheon is February 9

The annual Traill County-Mayville State reunion luncheon will be held in Mesa, Ariz. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. My wife, Debbie, and I will attend the luncheon once again this year,…

A tribute to Dr. Ray Gerszewski

As 2015 has come to a close, we bid our best wishes to Dr. Ray Gerszewski, who retired after a more than 32-year career at Mayville State University. His first job title at Mayvill…

There is much for which to be grateful at Mayville State

The holiday season is a time for reflection. It is time when we should all pause and think about what is important in our lives. Each day I read the newspaper and watch the news on…

Opportunities to gather with your Mayville State friends planned

There will be opportunities for Mayville State University alumni and friends to gather in warm, sunny places during the next several months. We know that the atmosphere at these ga…

Amazing year-end stewardship opportunities available for charitable donors

The holiday season is a time for giving, and a time for being thankful. At Mayville State, we are very fortunate to benefit from the generosity of so many alumni and friends. Many …

CORE Spring Break Trip will provide invaluable experiences for MSU students

As university students across America set out to find adventure during spring break in March, Mayville State University students and faculty will be looking forward to adventure an…

Norway: From the Prairies and Plains to the Fantastic Fjords!

My wife, Debbie, and I are very excited to be tour hosts for the MSU Foundation and Alumni Association’s first-ever alumni and friends trip to Norway next summer. We’ll be departin…