Media Coverage: July 2013

KETC interview with UMSL Chancellor Tom George

Ruth Ezell, a reporter for “Living St. Louis” on KETC (Channel 9), interviews UMSL Chancellor Tom George for a segment on Jim Widner, director of jazz studies at UMSL. (Photo by August Jennewein)

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.

Deborah Balser, director of the Public Policy Administration program, was quoted July 29 in the Mid Rivers Newsmagazine (St. Charles, Mo.) article “County collector awarded UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate.”

Alumna Anna Barton, BSN 2001 and MSN 2007, wrote the July 18 Chesterfield (Mo.) Patch article “Middleton moves moms to exercise.”

Edward Bennett, associate professor of optometry, co-wrote the July 1 Contact Lens Spectrum article “Ten steps to managing dry eye in GP lens wearers, part 1.” Bennett was quoted July 16 in the Review of Optometry article “Just a little off center.”

Jay Bhattarai, a student pursuing a PhD in chemistry, was quoted July 21 in the Chesterfield (Mo.) Patch article “Chesterfield student assists researchers at UMSL lab.”

Berit Brogaard, professor of philosophy, wrote the July 4 Psychology Today article “The timing of twinning.” Brogaard was featured July 15 in the New Philosophy in Books post and audio MP3 “Berit Brogaard: Transient Truths: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Propositions.”

Kathleen Sullivan Brown, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies, was quoted July 15 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Student transfer law prompts discussion, finger pointing.” Brown discussed school transfers on the July 13 episode of “The Pulse of St. Louis” on KPLR (Channel 11).

Alan Byrd, dean of enrollment services at UMSL, was quoted July 22 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Colleges look for ways to keep students from quitting before they graduate.”

Alumna Salena Cecil, MSN 2012, was featured July 2 in The St. Louis American article “Name: Salena A. Cecil.”

Judith Cochran, the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Tutorial Education at UMSL, was quoted July 5 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louisans with Egyptian ties have mixed feelings about Morsi overthrow.”

Angela Coker, associate professor of counseling and family therapy, was featured July 17 in the Counseling Today article “Studying counseling and building cultural competence in Botswana.”

Alumna Nicole Colbert-Botchway, MBA 2002, was featured July 25 in The St. Louis American article “Colbert-Botchway is new president of Mound City Bar.”

Taira Collins, a junior public policy and administration major, was quoted July 22 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Colleges look for ways to keep students from quitting before they graduate.”

Michael Cosmopoulos, the Hellenic Government Karakas Family Endowed Profesor of Greek Studies, was featured July 4 in the Greek Reporter article “Europe’s oldest script in Messenia.”

Alumnus Brandon Dempsey, BA communication 2006, was featured July 12 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “Brandon Dempsey, 29 – Partner and owner, goBRANDgo!

Stephanie DiPietro, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, was featured July 8 in the University City (Mo.) Patch article “University City resident earns Fulbright to study Bosnian culture, immigration.”

Alumnus Rob Dixon, BA political science 2007, was featured July 1 in the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader article “Dixon named executive vice president of chamber.”

Perry Drake, assistant teaching professor of marketing, was quoted July 10 in the KMOV (Channel 4) story “Fake Facebook page created to embarrass north St. Louis woman.”

Tim Eby, general manager of St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU, was quoted July 18 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louis Public Radio-Beacon merger moving ahead.” Eby was quoted July 26 in the St. Louis Magazine article “Would a merger between the St. Louis Beacon and KWMU rival the struggling Post-Dispatch.”

Michael Elliott, interim dean of the College of Business Administration, was featured July 14 in the Florissant (Mo.) Patch article “Florissant man heads UMSL Business College.”

Finn-Aage Esbensen, the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Youth Crime and Violence, was quoted July 26 in the Time article “’Stop and frisk’ stirs up, rather than deters, youth crime.”

Chancellor Tom George was featured July 5 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “The ultimate St. Louis board.” George was quoted during the July 8 episode of “Living St. Louis” on KETC (Channel 9). George was quoted July 18 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louis Public Radio-Beacon merger moving ahead.”

Andrew Glassberg, Founders’ Associate Professor of Political Science, was quoted July 20 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Oakville controversy sparks evaluation of notification system.”

Ron Gossen, senior associate vice chancellor and chief marketing officer, was quoted in the July/August CURRENTS article “Proving your success.”

Karl Guenther, community development specialist at the Public Policy Research Center, was featured July 11 in the KETC (Channel 9) program “Stay Tuned | Downtown Development.” Guenther was featured July 12 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “Karl Guenther, 29 – Community development specialist, University of Missouri–St. Louis Public Policy Research Center.”

Alumnus Steven Harris, BS accounting 2000, was featured July 18 in The St. Louis American article “Steven and Arica Harris committed to United Way’s Charmaine Chapman Society.”

Alumna Dorothea King-James, MEd 1988, was featured July 25 in The St. Louis American article “Ebenezer first lady honored.”

Mary Lacity, Curators’ Professor of Information Systems, was quoted July 23 in the Free Enterprise article “Tech outsourcing: A shot in the arm for U.S. rural economy?

Kara Lubischer, community development specialist, was quoted July 19 in the St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU story “Finding fresh food solutions beyond the food deserts of St. Louis.”

Aaron Mann, a junior studio art major, was featured July 16 in the University City (Mo.) Patch article “UMSL student teams with Saint Louis Zoo to create pollinator-friendly garden.”

Haim Mano, associate professor of marketing, was quoted July 10 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Panera pulls the plug on pay-what-you-want chili.”

Phil March, a freshman criminology and criminal justice major, was quoted July 9 in the KSDK (Channel 5) story “UMSL students, professor weigh in on George Zimmerman trial.”

Y’Londa Mitchell, a student pursuing a master’s degree in education, was featured July 21 in the Florissant (Mo.) Patch article “Florissant veteran serving community through mission continues.” Mitchell was featured July 18 in the St. Louis Magazine article “Veterans find a way forward through services at The Mission continues orientation in St. Louis.”

Alumna Caitlyn Moody, BSEd 2012, was featured July 9 in the Journal-Courier (Jacksonville, Ill.) article “Moody hired as IC women’s basketball assistant coach.”

Kathleen Butterly Nigro, associate teaching professor of English, was quoted July 15 in the Marshall (Mo.) Democrat-News article “Humanities professor Dr. Kathleen Nigro to lead discussion of Celia, a Slave.”

Charles Nowell, a senior studio art major, was featured July 25 in the Sunset Hills-Crestwood (Mo.) Patch article “Crestwood native celebrates UMSL’s 50th anniversary with a beer.”

Alumnus Mohit Patel, BS 2011 and MA 2012 biochemistry and biotechnology, was featured July 12 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “Mohit Patel, 25 – Executive vice president – business development, Genetix Fusion LLC.”

Kendra Perry-Ward, director of government and business relations for the Center for Nanoscience, was featured July 11 in the Clayton-Richmond Heights (Mo.) Patch article “UMSL staffer graduates from FBI Citizens Academy.”

James Richards, interim dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, was interviewed about the Gateway Festival Orchestra for the July 5 episode of “Cityscape,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU.

David Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, was interviewed about his book “The Original Compromise” for the March 19 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU program, that re-aired July 4. Robertson was quoted July 16 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Politicians prove it’s always the season to raise money in Missouri, Illinois.” He was quoted July 16 in the St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU story “Vetoes by Nixon set table for hectic Mo. veto session in September.” Robertson was quoted July 23 in the St. Louis Beacon article “In second term, Nixon stakes his claim as governor and Democrat.”

J. Martin Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, wrote the July 3 St. Louis Jewish Light article “Who won in Supreme Court decision on affirmative action?

Richard Rosenfeld, Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted July 16 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Zimmerman verdict raises questions about fairness, profiling and guns.”

Abeera Sharma, a student pursuing a PhD in chemistry, was quoted July 17 in the Creve Coeur (Mo.) Patch article “Creve Coeur teen participates in UMSL’s STARS program.” Sharma was quoted July 17 in the Ladue-Frontenac (Mo.) Patch article “MICDS students spend summer in UMSL’s STARS program studying science.”

Sivya Smason, a sophomore psychology major, was quoted July 8 in the University City (Mo.) Patch article “UMSL student group wins design logo competition.” Smason was featured July 3 in the St. Louis Jewish Light article “Jews in the news: Week of July 3, 2013.”

L. Douglas Smith, director of the Center for Business and Industrial Studies, was quoted July 27 in a Card Hub post about credit reports.

Keith Stine, professor of chemistry, was quoted July 21 in the Chesterfield (Mo.) Patch article “Chesterfield student assists researchers at UMSL lab.” Stine was quoted July 17 in the Creve Coeur (Mo.) Patch article “Creve Coeur teen participates in UMSL’s STARS program.” Stine was quoted July 17 in the Ladue-Frontenac (Mo.) Patch article “MICDS students spend summer in UMSL’s STARS program studying science.”

Todd Swanstrom, the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration, was quoted July 23 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louis may have its challenges, but we’re no Detroit.”

Kenneth Thomas, professor of political science, wrote the July 23 U.S. News & World Report article “Another trade deal, more broken promises.”

Rachel Thompson, a senior criminology and criminal justice major, was quoted July 9 in the KSDK (Channel 5) story “UMSL students, professor weigh in on George Zimmerman trial.”

Kristy Tucciarone, associate teaching professor of media studies, was quoted July 8 in the University City (Mo.) Patch article “UMSL student group wins design logo competition.”

Alumnus Etoya White, BGS 2003 and MEd 2009, was quoted July 2 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Lawmaker wants special session on school transfers.”  

Jim Widner, director of jazz studies, was featured on the July 8 episode of “Living St. Louis” on KETC (Channel 9). Widner was featured July 25 in the O’Fallon (Mo) Patch article “’Living St. Louis’ profiles O’Fallon resident Jim Widner.”

Stephanie Wiley, a student pursuing a doctorate in criminology and criminal justice, was quoted July 26 in the Time article “’Stop and frisk’ stirs up, rather than deters, youth crime.”

Alumnus Christopher Williams, BS sociology 2013, was quoted July 22 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Colleges look for ways to keep students from quitting before they graduate.”

Dan Younger, professor of art, was featured on the July 7 episode of “American History TV” on C-SPAN3. Younger was featured July 11 in the University City (Mo.) Patch article “U City resident discusses Depression-era photos on C-SPAN.”

Alumna Alison Zeidler, BA English 2006, was featured July 12 in the St. Louis Business Journal article “Alison Zeidler, 28 – Project manager/analyst, St. Louis County Economic Council.” Zeidler was featured July 20 in the Florissant (Mo.) Patch article “St. Louis business innovator, developer chosen among top young professionals.”


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