Mayville State is closed on Thursday, January 11, 2018 due to blizzard conditions. Classes are cancelled. Offices are closed.
The annual Traill County/Mayville State University reunion luncheon will be held in Mesa, Arizona Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. The luncheon will be held in the Apache Hall of the Apache Wells Country Club, 5601 E Hermosa Vista Drive, Mesa. Socializing will begin at 11 a.m., and lunch will be served at 12 noon. Socializing will continue at the country club after the luncheon. Current and former Traill County area residents and Mayville State University alumni and friends are cordially invited to attend.
John Klocke will return to the position of executive director of the MSU Foundation at Mayville State University beginning on Jan. 18, 2018. Klocke’s primary responsibilities will include planning, coordinating and executing comprehensive fundraising efforts for Mayville State. He will oversee major and planned gifts and assist with grant proposals. Klocke had previously served as executive director of the MSU Foundation from February of 2012 until September of 2017. He returns after a short stint with the North Dakota State University Alumni Foundation.
The MSU Foundation will be hosting an exciting event on Saturday evening, Jan. 27. Just in time to help chase away the winter blues and cabin fever, the Midwest Dueling Pianos Party will be on campus again! There will be a social, featuring an hors d’oeuvres buffet and cash bar from 6 to 7 p.m. The entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. The event will be held in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room and is being held as a fundraiser for the MSU Foundation annual fund. We are grateful to our sponsors who are making this event possible.
Research shows that adults who exercise five days a week for at least 30 minutes reap the benefits of better health. These benefits include lower blood pressure, better heart health, renewed energy, and lower rates of depression. We are fortunate in Mayville-Portland and the surrounding communities to have access to the MSU Wellness Center, an excellent facility which patrons can use as they work to achieve their exercise and fitness goals. Exciting things continue to happen at the MSU Wellness Center!
The holiday season is a time for reflection. It is a 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 television and I am overwhelmed by what I see. Our world has its share of problems, but here at Mayville State University we can enjoy the quality of life that is uniquely North Dakota. I am thankful we can have families, friends, and careers in an area that is challenging, enjoyable, and safe.