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.
To provide professional development training in scientifically-based, evidence-based, and research-based reading practices for North Dakota K-12 teachers, Mayville State is offering a one-credit course titled “Scientifically-Based Reading Practices.” The course meets the requirements of North Dakota HB1388. Spring registration dates are Nov. 8, 2022 through Jan. 19, 2023. Course dates are Jan. 10, 2023 through April 28, 2023. The course will be offered asynchronously online.
The Mayville State University Mathematics Department and Math Club hosted a math meet for area high school students Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Seven teams of four students each competed in individual and team events held throughout the day. They represented Central Valley, Hatton, Hillsboro, Larimore, Hope-Page, Thompson, and Northwood Public Schools.