The Mayville State University Music Department will present its Madrigal Feast on two evenings, Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Each evening, the event will feature entertainment by the Mayville State University Music Department Chattingsworth Chorale, Sommerset Singers, and Wellington Winds. A social will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Mayville State’s Campus Center Foyer. This will be followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Luckasen Room.
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, our thoughts turn not only to the things for which we are grateful, but also to a delicious meal shared with family members and friends. We know that several Mayville State students are not able to go home and spend the holiday with their families, but would enjoy a special meal among friends. If you’re interested in hosting a Mayville State student or two, please contact Bella Hettich at Mayville State University, 701-788-4650 or email@example.com. Students will be bringing pies to share with their host families.
Dr. Kelli Odden, associate professor of education at Mayville State University, has headed up a project that is providing online professional development opportunities for early childhood educators in North Dakota. Through their work on the project, Kelli and her team are proud to be helping many educators get the training and certification they need, and happy to have found a convenient technology solution that works well for their audience.
“The establishment of a college in Mayville marked the end of a dream and the beginning of a grand adventure. The vision of the advantages inherent in higher education had long abided in the thoughts and yearnings of the pioneers who settled eastern North Dakota. Far from being untutored sodbusters, many had tasted enough education to feel its allure, and more understood, however imperfectly, that their children could rise in life beyond the station of their parents through the power of knowledge.” This is the first paragraph in James Warren Neilson’s book, “The School of Personal Service: A History of Mayville State College.” Dr. Neilson, who passed away in 2015, was a long-time professor of history and economics at Mayville State. He was granted emeritus status upon his retirement in 1998.
Gretchen Peterson, an adjunct faculty member in Mayville State’s Division of Science and Mathematics and Division of Teacher Education, is a recipient of the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Peterson teaches Mathematics for Elementary Teachers at Mayville State. In addition to her duties at Mayville State, she is a mathematics teacher at Liberty Middle School in West Fargo, N.D. Peterson traveled to Washington D.C. and received her award on Oct. 15, 2019.
The number of adults pursuing higher education in the United States continues to grow. Nationally, approximately 45% of college students are adults, ages 25 and older. There are probably more students in this category at Mayville State than one would realize.