The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

Dr. Brian Van Horn's column for the Traill County Tribune, Mayville’s local weekly newspaper.

Mayville State makes a significant impact on the economy

Each of the state’s college campuses is an important component of that area’s local economy. Periodically, the North Dakota University System (NDUS) conducts a study that measures…

Mayville State has an important role in meeting North Dakota’s needs

The work of North Dakota’s 67th Legislative Assembly has begun. Mayville State Vice President for Business Affairs Steve Bensen and I will be in Bismarck early next week for Senate…

Energized and excited for the spring semester

As we turn the calendar page to a new year, we are energized and excited for the spring semester. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. The first full day of classes will be…

Important academic accomplishments continue to be made

The coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges and taken much of our time and energy during most of 2020, and I am extremely happy that we have been able to meet our goal…

There is much for which to be grateful

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. The coronavirus pandemic which began in the first…

Heroes are everywhere in the Mayville State family

A hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Heroes may be in the spotlight or they may be in the shadows,…

Adjusting to life in a temporary new normal

We’re settling into a temporary new normal. Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Comets Choose was made available for all students who had been attending classes on campus. This…

Generosity of alumni and friends is life-changing

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…

Giving thanks for all things Mayville State

As we take time to pause and reflect on our many blessings this Thanksgiving, I can’t help but think about the many who will be considering the gift that Mayville State University…

Helping to mitigate the spread at a critical time for our county and state, and beyond

It is good to be back to full on-campus course delivery and full campus operations on the Mayville State campus as of Monday, Nov. 16. You may recall that the results of an Oct. 27…