MSU President's column for Traill County Tribune

May 3, 2014 

Alumni Association hosting first-ever Minnesota Twins outing

The Mayville State University Alumni Association is hosting the first-ever Mayville State University Alumni Association outing at Target Field this summer, and you’re invited! Join your Mayville State friends and make memories while watching the Minnesota Twins in action versus the Kansas City Royals. A block of seats has been reserved for the Saturday, August 16 game. Game time is 6:10 p.m. You may purchase tickets and drive to the game on your own, or travel with the group from North Dakota who will be motoring via people mover.

The Alumni Association has reserved seats in rows 30-34 of section 102 at Target Field. Show your Comet pride and enjoy the excitement of Major League baseball. Get to the stadium early so you’ll have a chance to take in the full ball park experience. Game tickets can be purchased online at or by contacting the MSU Foundation at 701-788-4687.

You can even leave the driving to us! Take advantage of this opportunity to bond with your Mayville State friends while en route to the Twin Cities! We’ve hired a luxury people mover that will begin the trip to the Twin Cities in Grand Forks, N.D. at the crack of dawn on August 16, and will make stops in Mayville and Fargo on the way to Minneapolis-St. Paul. You’ll get curbside service to Target Field and be picked up when the game is over. The group will return to North Dakota Sunday morning, August 17. This ticket and travel package can be purchased at, as well.

A block of rooms has been reserved at Cambria Suites in Maple Grove, located about 20 minutes from Target Field. Suite-style rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, free wireless Internet, and more. The facility has a lounge/bar, restaurant, indoor heated pool, whirlpool/hot tub, and many more amenities. To top it off, you’ll get a free hot breakfast on Sunday morning! King suites and double queen suites have been reserved.

We’re very excited about this opportunity that is being offered to all Mayville State alumni and friends! Be sure to purchase your tickets and make your reservations as soon as possible. Tickets will go fast, and quantities are limited. Reservation deadline for the Mayville State Minnesota Twins Outing is Thursday, July 3. For more information you may contact the Director of Alumni Affairs at 701-788-4750 or

The Alumni Association has lots planned for the Mayville State family over the next several months. Please be sure to mark your calendar and plan to participate in the wonderful activities that are coming up. This is the year to celebrate Mayville State’s 125th anniversary, and we’re making the most of it!

Don’t forget! The annual Mayville State University Golf Classic will be held in Detroit Lakes the second weekend in June. The Comet Athletic Club Friday scramble will be at the Forest Hills RV and Golf Course on Friday, June 13, and the Saturday tournament will be held at the DL Country Club, Saturday, June 14. A social will be held at the DL Country Club Friday evening, and all women are invited to have lunch at the Speak Easy on Saturday, June 14. See all the details and registration information at

Alumni Days 2014 will be extra-special this year, with the official grand opening of the Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center, the Alumni Association Awards Dinner, the Red Caps Reunion, the friends of Terry Kemmer gathering, a jam session featuring Francis Colby’s former jazz band students, and much more! See all the details at

Homecoming festivities for alumni and friends are scheduled for October 3-5. Please plan to join us for a reunion of all Athletic Hall of Fame and Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame members, the Cometfest near Jerome Berg Field, the induction of a new class of Performing Arts Hall of Fame members, and all of the activities. See more at

There are lots of reasons to celebrate being a Comet or a friend of the Comets! I encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities that are provided.