The President's Weekly Newspaper Column

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

Ensuring the best possible student experience is at the forefront

In the upcoming academic year, we’ll be focusing on four key objectives: enrollment, workforce development, fundraising, and the renovation of Old Main. Each of these focus areas…

Welcoming new and returning students: a special part of getting the new year off to a great start!

Every day is a great day to be a Comet, but that sentiment is especially emphasized at the kickoff of a new academic year when current students return and a brand-new class of…

Looking to the 2023-24 academic year with key objectives as a guide

It’s been a great week as we are in the final stretch to the kickoff of the 2023-24 academic year. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 21. Pre-service activities for faculty and staff were…

Athletic team camps, much-anticipated events and activities highlight fall excitement

The fall semester and all the excitement that surrounds it is fast-approaching! Comet Football players and staff reported to campus for pre-season camp on Aug. 1. Comet Volleyball…

Preliminary work on Old Main renovation project underway

We are extremely grateful for the generous and thoughtful support Mayville State University received through the work of the 68th Legislative Assembly. Among other things, their…

Teamwork will make the combined Farmers Bowl/Homecoming celebration one to remember

Mark your calendar for Sept. 15-16, the weekend when Mayville State Homecoming meets Farmers Bowl for an epic Comets Family Reunion! While the idea has been tossed around from time…

About goodness and positively impacting others

Thursday, July 13, 2023, was a special day in Mayville State history. This is the day of the formal dedication of the “Connie Rude Memorial Classroom for Infants and Children” at…

ND Higher Ed Challenge Grant Fund ignites philanthropic spirit while enhancing academic excellence

The 68th North Dakota Legislative Assembly renewed an amazing program to spur philanthropic giving to North Dakota state universities and enhance academic excellence. The North…

Independence Day, a time to reflect on the privileges that are ours

Each year on July 4, people across America celebrate Independence Day, the day that marks the decision of our forefathers to declare independence from Great Britian, thus paving…

Support comes in various ways, impacting the future and a legacy of goodness

The MSU Foundation is just wrapping up the fiscal year, and while the final figures aren’t quite ready yet, the foundation is on track to set a record in annual giving for the…