Weekly Newspaper Column

The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Growth and prosperity will continue, in spite of large budget reductions

The price of oil has fallen. North Dakota has gone from seeing the biggest growth era in the state’s history to one of the largest declines in a very short period of time. I have b…

A Sparkling Affair promises to be a fun-filled event

A Sparkling Affair, an event that will include fabulous jewelry prizes, a silent auction, and exciting games, will be held for the fourth year on Thursday evening, Feb. 25. The Luc…

Mayville State will celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African …

Let your Comet pride show on Giving Hearts Day!

The Mayville State University Foundation will participate in Giving Hearts Day for the third time on February 11, 2016. Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour online give-a-thon for non-pr…

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…