Media coverage: September 2018

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UMSL Media Coverage

The University of Missouri–St. Louis makes a significant impact on the St. Louis area. Stories about the university, its scholars and their expertise are often covered by local and national news media.

Media Coverage highlights some of the top stories but does not serve as a comprehensive listing. Notice a clip we missed? Email us at

General University News

St. Louis Public Radio and Kaiser Health News: acknowledgement of UMSL’s food pantry for students

Columbia Daily Tribune and Kirksville Daily Express: “substantial” enrollment increase mentioned

Broadway World and Washington Missourian: UMSL scholarship opportunities up for grabs at St. Louis Teen Talent Competition

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Webster-Kirkwood Times and West End Word: Modern American Dance Co. to perform at the Touhill

St. Louis Public Radio: Punch Brothers to perform at the Touhill UMSL research on rate of opioid deaths in Missouri cited

KMOX Radio, Washington Free Beacon and The Maneater: U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill visiting campus to speak with students

St. Louis Public Radio: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to the Touhill

The Washington University Source: UMSL a signatory to the University Climate Change Coalition

KCUR: UMSL research on affordable housing shortage highlighted

Daily Energy Insider and EQ: coverage of Ameren Accelerator Demo Day

Omaha World-Herald: UMSL represented at Omaha Area College Fair

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Community Builders Network’s role in aiding neighborhood development groups

Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia Missourian, The Maneater and WDAF FOX 4 (Kansas City): UM System invests $260 million in scholarships and research for its universities

KMOX Radio: UMSL-affiliated MO-HOPE Project offers public Narcan lessons to combat opioid crisis

St. Louis American: former Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas coming to the Touhill

Columbia Missourian: UMSL a part of systemwide Entrepreneur Quest Student Accelerator

Riverbender: Louie helps East St. Louis School District celebrate National GEAR UP Week

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: comedian Eddie Izzard coming to the Touhill

Randolph County Herald Tribune: UMSL takes part in Red Bud High School College & Career Night

Bank Investment Consultant: UMSL on list of schools that offer financial planning degree program

St. Louis American: UMSL as benefactor of the St. Louis American Foundation Salute to Excellence in Education program

Media Coverage

Chris Arnold, optometry alumnus
Shawnee Dispatch: co-founder of Vision Care Associates, celebrating 10-year anniversary

Lauren Arthur, education alumna
KBIA and KCUR: sworn in as state senator

Kristin Atwood, optometry graduate
Valley City Times Record: joined Valley City Professional Eyecare

Marvin Berkowitz, Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor in Character Education
MENAFN: contributing expert at Center for Parent and Teen Communication

Roland Burrow, fine art alumnus
St. Louis American: “The Renaissance Revolution” exhibition opening at Webster Groves Gallery

Elyse Butler, history alumna
Savannah Morning News: new marker manager at the Georgia Historical Society

Chris Court, public policy and administration alumnus
West End Word: running for mayor of Crestwood

Mary Daly, former student
Crain’s Chicago Business and Pensions & Investments: new president of the San Francisco Fed

Phil Dunlap, adjunct professor of music education
Hannibal Courier-Post: performing as part of jazz cabaret benefit for Hannibal Arts Council

Andrew Franken, optometry alumnus
Shawnee Dispatch: co-founder of Vision Care Associates, celebrating 10-year anniversary

Tom George, chancellor
Columbia Missourian: UMSL’s role in in MU Health Care’s new Translational Precision Medicine Complex

John Gillingham III, professor emeritus of history
BBC History Extra: has the European Union been a success?

Beth Goetz, education alumna
Inside Indiana Business: new AD has high hopes for Ball State
Clemson World: her rise in college athletics administration

Barbara Graham, associate professor of political science
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: the issues surrounding the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings

Tom Hoerr, assistant teaching professor and scholar in residence in College of Education
Multiple Intelligence Oasis: describing the elements that should be in a new library

Beth Huebner, professor of criminology and criminal justice
St. Louis Public Radio: need for more education among judges on chances of defendants jumping bail

Amy Hunter, nursing alumna
St. Louis Business Journal: recipient of 2018 Diverse Business Leader Award

Andrew Hurley, professor of history
St. Louis Public Radio: “St. Louis on the Air” guest, discussing research on climate change in St. Louis

Veta Jeffery, criminology and criminal justice alumna
St. Louis American: named senior VP of community and economic development at Midwest BankCentre

Natalie Johnson, education alumna
Kokomo Perspective: executive director of Save the Dunes and “20 Under 40” honoree

Opal Jones, business administration alumna
St. Louis Business Journal: recipient of 2018 Diverse Business Leader Award

Minsoo Kang, associate professor of history
The Washington University Source: taking part in “The Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein” forum

Orvin Kimbrough, business administration alumnus
St. Louis American and St. Louis Business Journal: leaving United Way to become CEO of Midwest BankCentre

David Klinger, professor of criminology
Snopes: analysis of low reliability of police-involved shooting data in the U.S.
Burlington Gazette: analysis of bodycam video of an officer-involved shooting
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: analysis of video of an officer-involved shooting

Dan Lauer, founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Markets Insider and Energy Vortex: Ameren Accelerator Demo Day
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: benefits of the new Entrepreneur Quest Student Accelerator

Janet Lauritsen, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
PBS NewsHour: higher rates of sexual assault among adolescents then other age demographics

Duc Le, marketing alumnus
PlanSponsor: named VP of retirement services at USI Consulting Group

Todd Melkus, public policy and administration alumnus
Leader Publications: named city manager of De Soto, Missouri

Stephen Moehrle, professor of accounting
United States Bowling Congress: named chairman of Scholarship Management and Account Reporting for Tenpins (SMART)

Orinthia Montague, education alumna
The Cortland Voice: inaugurated as fourth president of Tompkins Cortland Community College

Ray Mundy, director of the Center for Transportation Studies
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: a possible MetroLink light rail extension in St. Louis

Dorthea Nevils, English and education alumna
St. Louis American: Salute to Excellence in Education honoree

Chris Niemeyer, reference librarian and library instruction coordinator, Thomas Jefferson Library profiled for using MetroLink to get to work every day since 1999

Michael Nye, creative writing alumnus
St. Louis Public Radio: debut novelist and Bookfest St. Louis panelist

Diane Palombi, optometry alumna
Review of Optometric Business: interviewing recent UMSL optometry graduates on practice ownership

Joylyn Pruitt-Adams, education alumna
Chicago Tribune: earned a raise as superintendent of Oak Park and River Forest High School

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of the Political Science department
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: outside spending flowing in to Missouri US Senate race
SEMO News and Phelps County Focus: serving as keynote speaker at Southeast Missouri State’s Constitution Day festivities
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: public support for candidates releasing their tax returns
Kansas City Star: Sen. Claire McCaskill staking out centrist ground in her campaign
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Associated Press: importance of Jefferson County vote in Missouri U.S. Senate race
Kansas City Star and The Associated Press (via KBIA): voter registration among African Americans in Missouri
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: how do you teach civics in a deeply divided time?

Richard Rosenfeld, Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Columbia Missourian: analysis of the “veil of darkness” method in determining existence of racial bias among police
Wall Street Journal: effect of trust in police on crime rates
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: analysis of latest national and St. Louis crime data

James Shuls, assistant professor of education and graduate program director of educational leadership and policy studies
The 74: editorial on the notion that charter schools take money from public school districts

Irfan Sinanovic, engineering alumnus
American Journal of Transportation and Illinois Business Journal: co-founder of Vega Transport trucking company

Nick Sinanovic, computer science alumnus
American Journal of Transportation and Illinois Business Journal: co-founder of Vega Transport trucking company

Shawn Stevenson, business administration alumnus
Dalhouse University News: keynote speaker at Healthy Living, Healthy Life conference

Zoe Weeks, education alumna
Digital Journal: awarded scholarship to go toward practicing primary care in rural Arkansas

Tamara Wells, education alumna
St. Louis American: Salute to Excellence in Education honoree

Rachel Winograd, assistant research professor at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health
St. Louis Public Radio: dispersal of $29 million in federal funds to combat opioid addiction in Missouri


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