The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Agribusiness program will launch with the spring semester

Last week was a great week at Mayville State University! Not only was it homecoming week, but we also made major progress in establishing our new agribusiness program. Dr. Tony…

Celebrating homecoming in pandemic-safe style

Mayville State Homecoming Week 2020 kicked off with some great tradition … the Lip Sync Battle. This lively event has become a much-loved ritual for our students. Of course,…

Proud of and grateful for the Mayville State family and their efforts in the COVID-19 fight

I serve as a member of the North Dakota University System (NDUS) Smart Restart Task Force. Led by Dr. Joshua Wynne, Dean and Vice President for Health Affairs with the University…

Rays of sunshine come through as we make our way in uncharted territory

This last week has been a whirlwind! Early in the week, we were notified of a student who had tested positive for COVID-19. This news set many variables into motion. As a measure…

Hard work leads to positive outcomes and delivering important services

Tuesday, Sept. 22 was fall semester census day for North Dakota University System institutions. I’m pleased to say that while our headcount has dropped a bit (3.6%), our Full Time…

Reflecting on a special day at Mayville State

Saturday, Sept. 12 was a great day at Mayville State University. It was the day of our much-anticipated first football game of the season. Anticipation was high for a number of…

Fall sports intercollegiate games are underway!

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to watch our student-athletes as they compete at the Lewy Lee Fieldhouse and Jerome Berg Field in the fall sports season. The excitement…

Community support recognized and valued by Mayville State students

We couldn’t be happier about how the fall semester has started out. Students, faculty, and staff are settling in to learn and grow, experiencing college life in the “new normal.”…

Fall semester begins with an abundance of precautionary measures

We’ve begun the fall semester with a return to in-person classes and student services. This is a milestone for which we’ve prepared and have anticipated for weeks and months. Many…

Focusing on the future with optimism and excitement

This has been an exciting week at Mayville State. Not only have our football, volleyball, and other student athletes joined us on campus, our faculty and staff are back! Annual…