The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

Dr. Brian Van Horn's column for local area newspapers.

The Mayville State swimming pool is a great campus and community resource

Since the 1960s, Mayville State’s swimming pool has been a great source of exercise and recreation not only for Mayville State students, faculty, and staff, but also for the local…

Consider supporting Mayville State’s nursing program on Giving Hearts Day

We are delighted to have been selected to participate in Giving Hearts Day 2023. Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour online fundraiser for charities in northwestern Minnesota and North…

Enjoying the present while paving the way for the future

The spring semester officially began this week, and we are excited and energized for what the new academic term will bring. We know that the spring is always packed full of extra…

Looking forward to seeing Mayville State and Traill County friends in Arizona

I’m looking forward to visiting with Mayville State alumni and friends in the Mesa/Phoenix area next month. It will be good to spend a few days in Arizona visiting with our special…

Thankful for accomplishments in 2022, we look forward to a bright new year

As 2022 comes to a close, we reflect with grateful hearts on all that has happened and turn the page to what promises to be a bright 2023. We have been blessed with many…

The spirit of community is a special gift

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. At Mayville State there is so much for which we…

Grateful for support for Old Main renovation project in governor’s executive budget proposal

We are extremely grateful for Governor Burgum’s support for Mayville State’s proposed Old Main renovation project. The governor included a line item of $3,779,100 in funding for…

Members of the Mayville State family make an impact both near and far

One doesn’t have to look very far to see example after example of members of the Mayville State University family making an impact for others. I am continually reminded of the…

Encouraging prospective students to get on the road to success that begins at Mayville State

We work diligently to get the good word about Mayville State out to prospective students. Mayville State offers great programs, exceptional personal service, and opportunities for…

Giving thanks for those who make a difference

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…