Mayville State University President Dr. Brian Van Horn delivered his first state of the university address at Mayville State University to a nearly-full Classroom Building Auditorium on the Mayville State campus Wednesday morning, Aug. 15. The address, which is traditionally held as part of the pre-service activities for faculty and staff prior to the start of each academic year, was attended by a number of community leaders, retired faculty and staff, and alumni as well. All who attended were invited to enjoy lunch in the campus dining services following the presentation.
It was a pleasure for me and our new Mayville State athletic director Ryan Hall to meet and visit with the administrators at May-Port CG High School this past week. Superintendent Mike Bradner, principal Scott Ulland, and athletic director Eric Nygaard were very welcoming as we discussed existing partnerships, including the sharing of athletic facilities, as well as opportunities to partner in other ways in the future. Together we are stronger and we look forward to exploring the possibilities for strengthening our community.
A highlight of Mayville State University Farmers Bowl 2018 will be the annual parade. The parade was a fundamental piece of the traditional Farmers Bowl event created by campus and community organizers including Jerome Berg, Chet Hedstrom, Harvey McMullen, and others more than 20 years ago.
Fall semester orientation and registration activities for new students and welcome week events have been scheduled. Students may move in to the residence halls beginning at noon on Saturday, Aug. 18. Classes begin at 4 p.m. Monday Aug. 20. The first full day of classes is Tuesday, Aug. 21. <a href="/index.php/download_file/view/5203/">Click here to see the orientation and registration schedule.</a>
First State Bank will sponsor the 2018 Farmers Bowl football game. This will be the first Mayville State game to be played on the newly installed artificial turf at Mayville State’s Jerome Berg Field. The game will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8.
President Van Horn has just returned from San Diego where he attended the American Association of State Colleges and Universities New Presidents Academy. It was an invaluable opportunity to spend the week with others who are beginning their tenures as presidents in state colleges and universities. The program was an intensive leadership development experience. Attendees put in 14-hour days and members of the Academy faculty were engaged with participants throughout the week in both the formal and informal settings. AASCU's New Presidents Academy also offers new presidents executive coaching and mentoring throughout their first year to support continued learning and success.