Media Coverage: September 2013

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.

The Arianna String Quartet, the university’s resident quartet, was featured Sept. 8 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Fall arts: A promising new season for classical music.”

Stephen Baier, a senior music education major, was featured in the Sept. 19 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Dots Not Feathers’ Under Cover show is fit for a Queen.”

Carole Basile, dean of the College of Education, was quoted Sept. 11 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Challenges in St. Louis schools have some teachers quitting.” Basile discussed issues facing school improvement and collective impact in the St. Louis region on the Sept. 17 episode of “St. Louis on the Air,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU.

Lynn Beckwith, the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of in Urban Education, was featured Sept. 16 in The St. Louis American article “’A very special St. Louis celebration’ of excellence in education.” Beckwith was quoted Sept. 19 in The St. Louis American article “Fighting the war against ignorance.”

Edward Bennett, associate professor of optometry, co-wrote the Sept. 1 Contact Lens Spectrum article “Ten steps to managing dry eye in GP lens wearers, part 2.”

Marvin Berkowitz, the Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Education, was quoted Sept. 12 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Character education and the new three R’s.”

Alumna Sarah Boukarih, MPPA 2013, was featured Sept. 25 in The Telegraph (Alton, Ill.) article “A few good women.”

Kathleen Sullivan Brown, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies, was quoted Sept. 13 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Want to understand new Missouri school evaluations? Start here.” Brown discussed education in the St. Louis region on the Sept. 26 episode of “Stay Tuned” on KETC (Channel 9).

Alan Byrd, dean of enrollment services, was quoted Sept. 2 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Colleges cope with shrinking pool of students.”

Angela Coker, associate of professor of counseling and family therapy, was quoted Sept. 1 in the Counseling Today article “Multicultural competence: A continual pursuit.”

R. Rocco Cottone, professor of counseling and family therapy, wrote the Sept. 1 Counseling Today article “A paradigm shift in counseling philosophy.”

Dorothy Denny, projector director of Child Advocacy Studies, was quoted Sept. 13 in the Webster-Kirkwood (Mo.) Times article “Mock House.”

Perry Drake, assistant teaching professor of marketing, was featured Sept. 6 in the University City (Mo.) Patch article “UMSL digital media expert to discuss trends, applications.”

Jerry Dunn, director of Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, was quoted Sept. 13 in the Webster-Kirkwood (Mo.) Times article “Mock House.”

Alumnus Mike England, MEd 2003, was featured Sept. 5 in the St. Louis Review article “New president at St. Mary’s High School.”

Vivian Eveloff, director of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life, was quoted Sept. 29 in the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader article “First test for new process of selecting judges in Greene County.”

Susan Feigenbaum, professor of economics, was quoted Sept. 24 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “BJC likely excluded from most policies sold on Mo. health insurance exchange.”

Chancellor Tom George was quoted Sept. 10 in the St. Louis Beacon article “Tax cut bill fails as politicking turns fierce before and during veto session.” George was quoted Sept. 9 in the St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU article “Educators make final push against tax cut bill.” He was quoted Sept. 16 in The St. Louis American article “’A very special St. Louis celebration’ of excellence in education.”

Alumna Janet Baldwin Heptig, MEd 1992, was featured Sept. 26 in the Memphis (Mo.) Democrat article “Writing takes former Memphis resident to United Kingdom.”

John Hoover, director of the St. Louis Mercantile Library, was quoted Sept. 9 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “America’s oldest book comes to St. Louis.” Hoover was mentioned Sept. 13 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Multi-million-dollar book exhibit in St. Louis includes letters from founding fathers.” He was quoted Sept. 12 in the KTVI (Channel 2) story “Historic book on display at UMSL.” The story was also covered by the AP in publications and TV stations in  Jefferson City, Columbia, Joplin, Pittsburg and Farmington, Mo. and Quincy, Ill. The story also appeared in the Sept. 30 issue of “Antique Week.”

Michelle Hrastich, a student pursuing a master’s degree in education administration, was featured Sept. 12 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “UMSL students digging results of summer vacation.”

Alumna Charlotte Ijei, BSEd 1975 and MEd 1988, was featured Sept. 25 in The St. Louis American article “Fighting for social justice at Parkway.”

Alumnus Rick Danzeisen, MEd 1985, was featured Sept. 19 in the Washington Missourian article “OLL principal to receive citizen recognition award.”

David Kimball, professor of political science, was quoted Sept. 30 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “No clear path to averting government shutdown.”

MADCO, the university’s resident dance company, was featured Sept. 8 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Fall arts: Dance, jazz and visual arts shows broaden horizons.”

John McGrosso, violinist for the Arianna String Quartet, was interviewed about the Arianna’s new season for the Sept. 6 episode of “Cityscape,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU.

Joanna Mendoza, violist for the Arianna String Quartet, was interviewed about the Arianna’s new season for the Sept. 6 episode of “Cityscape,” a program on St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU.

Alumnus Ryan Myers, BM 2011, was featured in the Sept. 19 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Dots Not Feathers’ Under Cover show is fit for a Queen.”

Gwendolyn Packnett, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs, was featured Sept. 12 in The St. Louis American article “YWCA honors Leaders of Distinction.”

Mark Pope, professor of counseling and family therapy at UMSL, was quoted Sept. 1 in the Counseling Today article “Multicultural competence: A continual pursuit.”

Alumnus Jim Rhodes, MA history 1995, was featured Sept 16 in the St. Charles (Mo.) Patch article “Ask the Patch pro: Researching your family tree.”

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, was quoted Sept. 6 in the KMOX (1120 AM) story “Carpenters Union cuts ties with Charlie Dooley.” Robertson was quoted Sept. 9 in the St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU article “Missouri’s 2013 veto session begins Wednesday.” He was interviewed for the Sept. 9 KSDK (Channel 5) story “Senate delays Syria vote as Obama loses momentum.” Robertson was quoted Sept. 13 in the Associated Press article “Nixon wins on big vetoes in GOP Legislature.” He was quoted Sept. 10 in the KSDK (Channel 5) story “Syria: 9 latest developments you need to know.” Robertson was quoted Sept. 25 in The Kansas City (Mo.) Star article “Vote on mini um wage could boost Democrats’ prospects in Missouri.” He was quoted Sept. 30 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Political analyst Dave Robertson talks about how health care got dragged into mission to pass budget.”

J. Martin Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science, was quoted Sept. 27 in the Heartland Magazine article “State audit finds trouble in Saint Louis schools.” Rochester wrote the St. Louis Jewish Light article “U.S. foreign policy: Kicking the can down the road.”

William Rogers, associate professor of economics, was quoted Sept. 16 in the West Newsmagazine article “Ellisville after Walmart.”

Richard Rosenfeld, Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was mentioned in the Sept. 6 St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial “Gun court in St. Louis is worth a try.” Rosenfeld was quoted Sept. 24 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louis County prosecutor questions crime statistics plan.” A proposal by Rosenfeld to merge St. Louis city and crime statistics was published Sept. 24 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was quoted Sept. 28 in The Baltimore Sun article “O’Malley, Rawlings-Blake crime visuals both off, experts say.” Rosenfeld was quoted Sept. 18 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “St. Louis area police leaders support combining city and county crime statistics.”

Joseph Rottman, director of the International Business Institute, was quoted Sept. 12 in the University City (Mo.) Patch article “UMSL’s International Business program ranked 14th by U.S. News.”

Vicki Sauter, professor of information systems, was quoted Sept. 3 in the KMOV (Channel 4) story “Anonymous website ‘leaks’ St. Clair County classified documents.” Sauter was quoted Sept. 25 in the KMOV story “2 accused of using area ATM device to steal identities.”

Charles Schmitz, dean emeritus of the College of Education, wrote the Sept. 6 St. Louis Post-Dispatch commentary “St. Louisans are ready for unifying change.”

Rebecca Schuman, adjunct instructor in the Pierre Laclede Honors College, wrote the Sept. 25 Chronicle of Higher Education article “The adjunct crisis and the free market.”

Wally Siewert, director of the Center for Ethics in Public Life, was quoted Sept. 6 in The Kansas City (Mo.) Star article “Missouri House speaker’s side business raises ethical issues.”

L. Douglas Smith, director of the Center for Business and Industrial Studies, was quoted Sept. 20 in the Card Hub article “Does debt settlement hurt your credit?

Alumna Phyllis Smith, BSEd 1972, was featured Sept. 5 in the Lipstik article “St. Louis’ own Phyllis Smith from ‘The Office’ to the stage.”

Alumna Jennifer Stenger, PhD education 2011, was featured Sept. 22 in the Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.) article “Author: Disabled teachers have much to offer.”

Todd Swanstrom, the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration, was quoted Sept. 30 in the St. Louis Beacon article “On the trail: Ingrassia teams with electoral rival to launch ‘participatory budgeting’ pilot.”

Teresa Thiel, professor of biology, was quoted Sept. 3 in the Science Daily article “Scientists encounter holes in tree of life, push for better data storage.”

Kenneth Thomas, professor of political science, wrote the Sept. 24 Business Insider article “Don’t believe this idiocy in ‘Forbes’ about soaring costs under Obamacare.” Thomas wrote the Sept. 20 Business Insider article “New Jersey subsidies get even worse.”

Rebecca Thorn, a student pursuing a master’s degree in museum studies, was featured Sept. 12 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “UMSL students digging results of summer vacation.”

Alumnus Grayling Tobias, BSEd 1980, was featured Sept. 25 in the Hazelwood (Mo.) Patch article “HSD superintendent awarded as UMSL distinguished alumni.” Tobias was featured Sept. 18 in the KTVI (Channel 2) story “Hazelwood supt. to receive UMSL distinguished alumni award.”

Cathy Vatterott, professor of secondary and k-12 education, wrote the section “Giving Feedback” in the September AMLE Magazine article “Homework: Perspectives.” Vatterott was quoted Sept. 26 in the Minnesota Public Radio story “Take-home assignment: Your thoughts on homework.”

Alumna Katie Volk, OD 2012, was featured Sept. 24 in The Mirror (Tonganoxie, Mo.) article “Eyes on home.”

James H. Wilson, the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Experimental and Family Education in cooperation with Forest Park Forever, was quoted Sept. 25 in the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader article “Springfield nature center turning 25.”

Richard Wright, Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted Sept. 8 in the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World article “Drug-related home invasions on the rise in Lawrence.”


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