MSU will be in session on campus for Spring Semester of 2021, beginning January 11, 2021. View information related to COVID-19 and campus operations.
Each of the state’s college campuses is an important component of that area’s local economy. Periodically, the North Dakota University System (NDUS) conducts a study that measures the economic contribution of the university system. The most recent such study was conducted for fiscal year (FY) 2019 and released just recently. The economic impact of the NDUS on the state has risen to an estimated $5.5 billion for Fiscal Year 2019.
Aimee Fafard is taking full advantage of the many opportunities available to her at Mayville State University. A member of the Comets varsity softball team, Fafard is back to finish out her career with the Comets. She regained a year of eligibility after COVID-19 ended the team’s 2020 season just 15 games in. She’ll wrap up her eligibility to play college softball and earn a degree this spring. Aimee is a senior from Dauphin, Manitoba.
During this time of quarantining and isolation, members of Mayville State University’s Science Club are spreading cheer with nursing home and assisted living residents. The group potted 150 succulents, 80 of which are now bringing some sunshine to the lives of shut-ins. The plants were recently delivered for distribution at the Luther Memorial Home and Sun Center Apartments in Mayville, N.D.
The work of North Dakota’s 67th Legislative Assembly has begun. Mayville State Vice President for Business Affairs Steve Bensen and I will be in Bismarck early next week for Senate Appropriations Committee hearings. We’ll be making Mayville State’s presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
As a measure of caution associated with the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Traill County-MSU luncheon that had been scheduled for Feb. 9, 2021 in Mesa, Arizona has been cancelled. The 2022 event will be held at the Apache Wells Country Club in Mesa on Tuesday, Feb. 8.
As we turn the calendar page to a new year, we are energized and excited for the spring semester. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. The first full day of classes will be Tuesday, Jan. 12. We will be in full campus operations mode, offering classes and services face-to-face on campus.