Weekly Newspaper Column

The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

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…

Tradition will usher in the holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, we think of traditions we have come to look forward to year after year. One of those traditions is the Mayville State University Madrigal Feast, w…

Thanksgiving is a great time to open your home to a Mayville State student who is far from loved ones

For the beauties and abundance of the earth, for family near and far, for friends old and new, for the gift of each brand new day, and the chance to make a difference, let us give …

Students and staff organizing a Collegiate Relay For Life event to be held next spring

Each year, more than four million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. During a Relay ev…