We’re very excited about the major facilities update that’s underway on campus – the installation of artificial turf at Jerome Berg Field! The long-time dream is finally a reality. In June, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the kickoff of the project. Leaders from the community and Mayville State gathered to turn the first dirt on a project that has been several years in the making. Much progress has taken place since then, and if weather conditions comply and there are no hang-ups in the coming weeks, the turf will be ready for the first Comets home football game on Sept. 8, which is the annual Farmers Bowl.
The Comet Athletic Club is sponsoring its 12th annual Sportsmen’s Raffle to raise academic scholarships for the student athletes of Mayville State University. A total of 50 guns will be raffled at an event planned for Saturday evening, Aug. 25, 2018. Ticket holders will have a one-in-ten chance of winning a gun, and need not be present to win. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $100 each.
The Mayville State University Athletics Department has several spots open for those who wish to tailgate on the days of Comets home football games at Jerome Berg Field. The cost for a tailgating area is $20 per game and the places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Comets home football games are scheduled for September 8 (Farmers Bowl) vs. St. Scholastica; September 29 (Homecoming) vs. Waldorf; October 20 vs. Dakota State; and October 27 vs. Valley City State.
My first couple of weeks on the job as president of Mayville State University have been wonderful! I’ve had the opportunity to meet several campus and community folks. In addition, Gary and Debbie Hagen accompanied Misty and me as we took part in the fabulous 4th of July parade in Hatton last week. We feel fortunate to have received such a warm welcome.
The Mayville State University Donut Dash will make its debut on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at 7 p.m. The fun, family-friendly, and campus-wide event will take participants throughout the MSU campus as they run, walk, or jog a one-mile course. The Donut Dash, which will take place during the first week of the fall semester of 2018 classes, is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members from around the region. The Donut Dash will begin outside the MSU Lewy Lee Fieldhouse. Proceeds will benefit the Jenny (Rettig) Karboviak Scholarship fund at Mayville State University. The event is being coordinated by Rick Karboviak, in memory of his wife, Jenny.
An After Hours social for women is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of Rhonda Nelson, 404 145th Ave. NE, Portland, N.D. All women are invited to attend.