Category Archives: Mayville State University

Mayville State University campus successes – June

Mayville State hosts Tech Day Area K-12 teachers, MaSU faculty and students, and a visiting professor from Zimbabwe recently participated in Tech Day, a day of professional development sponsored collaboratively by Mayville Area Teacher Center, Red River Valley Education Cooperative, and Grand Forks Area Teacher Center. Sessions focused on using Google tools and other technologies… Read More »

Tenure helps programs grow

Three professors reflect on programs, achievements The security to teach the very best content without pressure to compromise is one of the highest-sought and hardest-won benefits any educator can earn. Knowing that your professional role is secure can free an individual to focus on skill development, team building, research and myriad other tasks necessary to… Read More »

Mayville State University Campus Successes – March

MaSU awarded $1,117,837 Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grant for North Dakota: MaSU Child Development Programs will receive $1,117,837 in the first year of funding in a new Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant for North Dakota. MaSU will collaborate with numerous entities to provide collaborative, affordable, and comprehensive early care and education services to… Read More »

Mayville State University Campus Successes

MaSU spring semester enrollment record surpassed: The final spring semester headcount at MaSU is at 1,025 students. This tops records set during the last two spring semesters, and is the second time ever that spring semester enrollment has been over the 1,000-student mark.   MaSU hosts professional development opportunity for faculty and teacher education students:… Read More »

Mayville State University Legislative Priorities

MaSU is requesting funding adjustments which are included in the Executive Budget Recommendation. The governor’s funding model request reflects an adjustment for increased student credit hour production over the 2011-2013 total student credit hours produced, a total of $1,427,802. There is also an adjustment for rebalancing to bring the MaSU campus to the average of… Read More »

ESPB grants MaSU interim program approval for B.S. degree in special education

ESPB grants MaSU interim program approval for B.S. degree in special education MaSU has received interim program approval from the Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB) for a B.S. degree in special education. The program is the first undergraduate special education strategist degree available in North Dakota. All core classes within the special education area… Read More »

MaSU named NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution at silver level

MaSU named NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution at silver level MaSU received the 2013-2014 NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Award at the silver level. Member institutions earn points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion. Student-athlete grade point averages also are a factor. Of the 168 institutions receiving… Read More »

MaSU’s Sletten represents North Dakota at mathematics and science partnerships conference

Sletten represents North Dakota at mathematics and science partnerships conference MaSU faculty member and P-16 STEM coordinator, Sarah Sletten, was recently North Dakota’s state leader representative at the Department of Education’s Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Conference in Washington, D.C. She presented MaSU’s MSP project in the poster session during the general conference.   RN… Read More »

MaSU residence halls near capacity

Residence halls near capacity MaSU residence halls are filled to 93% of capacity, up for 82% last year. This coincides with Mayville State’s continued enrollment increases. The number of students enrolled on the first day of classes for fall semester was at 1,066, a new record for the first day of fall semester. MSU Foundation… Read More »

Fifth-straight Enrollment Record Set at MaSU

Fifth-straight enrollment record set at MaSU With 1,066 students enrolled at MaSU, a first-day fall semester enrollment record has been set for the fifth-straight year. The number of full-time students enrolled is up by nearly 9.5% and the number of beginning freshmen is the highest it’s been since 2002. To go along with record enrollment,… Read More »

MaSU Collegiate DECA students compete on international stage

MaSU Collegiate DECA students compete on international stage Fifteen MaSU Collegiate DECA students participated in the International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C. April 22-27. Several were recognized for their individual performance, and the chapter as a whole received high commendations. The annual conference provides an opportunity for national and international students to compete against… Read More »

Student organizations raise money for Mayville State employee battling cancer

Student organizations raise money for Mayville State employee battling cancer – MaSU Student Senate, along with other campus organizations, sponsored a pancake breakfast and raised thousands of dollars to help defray medical expenses for Sandy Popiela, an MaSU employee who is battling cancer. Ms. Sandy, as she affectionately known, has been a mainstay in the… Read More »

New volunteer group at Mayville State University logs more than 400 hours of service

MaSU volunteer group logs 400+ service hours – A new student group at MaSU, the Cometeers, is giving MaSU’s tradition of personal service new life. The Cometeers promote volunteer service of MaSU students by reaching out to the campus and beyond. Since August, members of the group have logged more than 400 hours of volunteer… Read More »

MaSU’s spring enrollment surpasses 1,000 students for first time ever

Mayville State University’s enrollment has surpassed the 1,000-student-mark for the first time ever in a spring semester. With 1,020 students enrolled, the current headcount is 4.0% higher than last spring semester. The number of dual credit students has increased 24.4% over last spring, and the numbers of degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students are up, at 8.6%… Read More »

MaSU Child Development Program’s Head Start Earns Perfect Review

The MaSU Child Development Program’s Head Start and Early Head Start earned a perfect review when the Administration of Children and Families conducted a tri-annual monitoring in October. The monitoring team saw no areas of non-compliance or deficiencies. The comprehensive program serves more than 300 children across Traill, Steele, Griggs, Nelson, and Grand Forks Counties.… Read More »

Kyle Beckstead ’09

Kyle Beckstead started at Mayville State in 2005 and graduated in 2009 with a degree in physical education, psychology minor. He is current teaching physical education at Grand Forks Central High School, and is the head baseball coach and freshman football coach. He has begun a master’s program, setting his sights on becoming a principal… Read More »