UMSL students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrated Passover with a lunch on April 9 in the university’s Millennium Student Center. Attendees included (from left): Deborah Medintz, an electrical engineering major; Ron Yasbin, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Andy Kastner, the Silk Foundation rabbi at the St. Louis Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis; Peggy Cohen, associate provost and academic director of the Center for Teaching and Learning; and Jess Rosner (BS public policy administration 2009), a graduate student in the Master of Public Policy Administration program. The Jewish Student Association hosted the lunch. The photograph was taken by UMSL photographer August Jennewein.

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Eye on UMSL: Taking the oath
Eye on UMSL: Taking the oath

Members of the College of Optometry’s 2026 graduating class recite the Optometric Oath during the 25th annual White Coat Ceremony on May 17.

Eye on UMSL: Taking the oath

Members of the College of Optometry’s 2026 graduating class recite the Optometric Oath during the 25th annual White Coat Ceremony on May 17.

Eye on UMSL: Taking the oath

Members of the College of Optometry’s 2026 graduating class recite the Optometric Oath during the 25th annual White Coat Ceremony on May 17.

UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

Sophomore Wilma Zanderau earned All-American honors for the second straight year after tying for 10th at the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship.