The Mayville State University Music Department has a holiday concert planned for Sunday, Dec. 11. It will begin at 4 p.m. in the MSU Classroom Building Auditorium. The university choir and band will each perform holiday pieces, followed by a time of “Christmas caroling” that will include any musicians who would like to participate. Those who play an instrument or sing are encouraged to join in and add to the holiday cheer.
As we take time to pause and reflect on our many blessings this Thanksgiving, I am drawn to thoughts of the many individuals who recognize the gift that Mayville State University is in our lives. This special place has and continues to change lives, not only for current students, but for those who have earned degrees and gone on to make a difference in the lives of others.
As the holidays draw near, our hearts are filled with gratitude for the many gifts with which we have been blessed. One of those precious gifts for countless alumni and friends is Mayville State University. For 133 years, the university has provided experiences that have made lives better.
In honor of their parents, the children of Helen and the late Ardell Strand, Portland, N.D., have established an endowment at Mayville State University. Earnings from the endowment will be used to provide scholarships for Mayville State students. The academic scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of May-Port CG High School who attends Mayville State. Preference will be given to a student who plays a varsity sport for the Comets.
The annual MSU Foundation Honor Society President’s Dinner, held Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, 2022, gave tribute to many of Mayville State’s generous and faithful philanthropists. The Honor Society includes those who have made lifetime cumulative gifts amounting to $10,000 or more through the MSU Foundation. Gifts include contributions to all projects at Mayville State, including academic scholarships, facility improvements, Comet Athletic Club, Music Makers, and more.
Mayville State football supporters were able to not only meet, but exceed, a challenge issued by an anonymous Mayville State University donor in August. The donor came forward for a fourth time, challenging all Mayville State alumni and friends to make financial contributions to Mayville State Football. The donor promised to match dollar-for-dollar all gifts made to support Mayville State Football Aug. 13 through Nov. 12, 2022, up to a total of $20,000.