Media Coverage: August 2012

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 coverage, but does not serve as a comprehensive listing. This post will be updated with new highlights throughout the month and beyond.

Deborah Balser, director of the Public Policy Administration program, was quoted on Aug. 15 in the Williamson Herald (Franklin, Tenn.) article “Williamson County trustee completes professional certificate program.

Alan Byrd, dean of enrollment management, was quoted Aug. 12 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Scared away from college by the fear of debt.”

Alumna Cathy Cartier, BA psychology 1977 and MEd 2007, was featured Aug. 10 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Affton teacher named Missouri’s best” and Aug. 10 in the Affton-Shrewsbury (Mo.) Patch article “Affton teacher named Mo. teacher of the year.”

Chancellor Tom George was quoted Aug. 4 in the Clayton-Richmond Heights (Mo.) Patch article “Clayton students take six-week science research program.” George was quoted Aug. 9 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “UMSL fundraising campaign ends after drive far exceeded its goal.” The article was picked up by the Associated Press and appeared in numerous newspapers and on websites for media outlets like KMOX (1120 AM). He was quoted Aug. 10 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “UMSL develops ‘Plan B’ to renovate science lab complex.” George was quoted Aug. 12 in the Fenton-High Ridge (Mo.) Patch article “Here’s what Lindbergh did on its summer vacation.” He was quoted Aug. 15 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “UMSL raises $154 million through capital campaign.”

Louis Gerteis, professor of history, discussed his new book on Missouri’s role in the Civil War on the Aug. 14 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU.

Barbara Harbach, professor of music, was featured Aug. 2 in a Fanfare review of recordings of her compositions.

Terry Jones, professor of political science, was interviewed for the Aug. 2 St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU story “Eight’s a crowd: Which Dem will make the Mo. Lt. Gov. race?” Jones wrote the Aug. 3 St. Louis Beacon commentary “Things to think about as you go to the polls.” Jones was quoted in the Aug. 6 Washington Times article “McCaskill waits for GOP foe in Missouri.” He was interviewed live Aug. 8 for the KTVI (Channel 2) story “Post primary – Who won & what it means for November.” Jones discussed the key races and issues on the Missouri Primary ballot on the Aug. 6 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM. He was quoted Aug. 10 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Carnahan public legacy to end in January?

David Kimball, associate professor of political science, was quoted Aug. 3 in The Washington Post article “Missouri to vote on prayer amendment as critics warn of legal nightmares.” Kimball was quoted Aug. 4 in the USA Today article “Missouri to vote on prayer amendment.”

Student Ashley Lock, who’s pursuing a master’s degree in education, was featured Aug. 14 in the Fenton-High Ridge (Mo.) Patch article “Lindbergh Schools new teacher Q&A: Ashley Lock.”

John McGrosso, violinist for the Arianna String Quartet, discussed the quartet’s participation in a concert to benefit the University City (Mo.) Children’s Center on the Aug. 10 episode of “Cityscape,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

Laura Miller, professor of Japanese studies, was quoted Aug. 15 in The Atlantic article “For Japan’s Justin Biebers, no Selena Gomezes allowed.”

Lois Pierce, director of the School of Social Work, discussed drug treatment courts on the Aug. 7 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM.

Dave Robertson, professor of political science, was quoted Aug. 6 in the St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU story “GOP race for Mo. Secretary of State finally heats up after quiet start.” The story also aired on KBIA (91.3 FM) in Columbia, Mo. Robertson was quoted Aug. 6 in the KMOX (1120 AM) story “Time for talking over, primary voters head to polls Tuesday.” He was quoted Aug. 6 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Campaign trail: Five questions about Missouri’s primary.” Robertson discussed the results of the Missouri Primary on the Aug. 8 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM. He was interviewed live about the primary election aftermath on Aug. 7 on KSDK (Channel 2). Robertson was quoted Aug. 7 in The Washington Post article “Republicans in Missouri pick Todd Akin to face Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.” He discussed the election results Aug. 8 on KMOX (1120 AM). Robertson was quoted Aug. 9 in The Kansas City (Mo.) Star article “McCaskill’s dream opponent, Akin, still offers an uphill battle.” He was quoted Aug. 13 in the Associated Press article “Prayer, ads may have aided Akin in Senate bid,” which ran in several newspapers including The Kansas City (Mo.) Star.  Robertson was interviewed Aug. 11 by KMOX (1120 AM) about Mitt Romney’s vice president candidate Paul Ryan. He was quoted Aug. 22 in the NPR story “Cut off from party’s purse strings, Rep. Akin plans next move.”

Martin Rochester, professor of political science, was interviewed Aug. 16 about St. Louis-area school test scores for “The Charlie Brennan Show” on KMOX (1120 AM).

Ann Steffen, associate professor of psychology, was interviewed Aug. 13 by KTVI (Channel 2) for the story “Woman survives abduction/robbery at gunpoint in packed parking lot.”

Lana Stein, professor emeritus of political science, was quoted Aug. 9 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Black voters powered Lacy Clay’s victory.” Stein wrote the Aug. 13 St. Louis Beacon commentary “Looking at the city election numbers.”

Monica Steward, director of student engagement and advising for the College of Education, was featured Aug. 2 in The St. Louis American article “Monica Steward named director of student engagement.”

Don Sweeney, associate director of the Center for Transportation Studies, was interviewed for the Aug. 1 Marketplace story “Drought takes toll on river transport cities.”

Cathy Vatterott, associate professor of secondary and K-12 education, was interviewed for the Aug. 1 KTVI (Channel 2) story “Are kids getting too much homework?” The story also aired on KPLR (Channel 11).


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