Media Coverage: March 2017

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

Warner Baxter, business alumnus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: launching Ameren Accelerator in partnership with UMSL, Capital Innovators

Marvin Berkowitz, Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor in Character Education
Virtue Insight: developing children into good people

Michael Budka, education alumnus taking over baseball program in Morrison High School in Illinois

Zachary Cairns, associate professor of music theory
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: winner of the sixth annual Missouri Composers Project competition

Liam Cassidy, MFA student
West End Word: Irish American writers and artists

Michael Cosmopolous, the Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation Endowed Professor in Greek Studies
Ekirikasinduction to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
EkirikasAmerican archbishop’s visit to UMSL’s Greek cultural center in Lucas Hall

Kirsten Crabtree, psychology student
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Belleville News-Democrat: signing a professional soccer contract in Sweden

Joël Cracchiolo, accounting alumna
West End Word: new CFO of Lindbergh School District

Paul Curtman, political science alumnus
Moberly Monitor: speaking at prayer breakfast

LaNesha DeBardelaben, museum studies alumna
Michigan Chronicle: 40 under 40

Perry Drake, director of business collaboration and assistant teaching professor of digital and social media marketing
Alive Magazine: Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

Priscilla Dowden-White, associate professor of history
St. Louis Public Radio: what protestors now can learn from the 1960s

Carolyn Fuller, MEd alumna
West End Word: conference on education and social change

Greg Geisler, associate professor of accounting
Money: the value of health savings accounts

Tom George, chancellor
Columbia Missourian: partnership with industry leaders
St. Louis Public Radio: Preclarus Mastery Academy remaining open

Barbara Harbach, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Music, Music Composition, Music History, Organ and Harpsichord
The Edwardsville Intelligencer: 40th anniversary activities at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Jim Henry, associate professor of music and director of choral studies
The Edwardsville Intelligencer: 40th anniversary activities at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Beth Huebner, professor of criminology and criminal justice
Denver Post: Missouri model for youth corrections

Dan Isom, Endowed Professor of Policing and the Community
Alton Telegraph,, Alton Telegraph,, Advantage News: results of study on community-police relations in Alton, Illinois

Gina Jeffries, education alumna
The Edwardsville Intelligencer: East St. Louis Charter High School

Susan R. Jones, political science alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: endorsement for St. Louis elected school board

David Klinger, professor of criminology and criminal justice
ABC News and CNN: new video of Michael Brown

Lyda Krewson, accounting alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and wins Democratic primary for St. Louis mayor

Sarah Lacy, assistant professor of anthropology
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: more women having babies in their 30s

Dan Lauer, business alumnus and founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: launching Ameren Accelerator in partnership with UMSL, Capital Innovators

Elizabeth Lawson, business alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: named vice president of finance for Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital

Bill Mendelsohn, director of charter schools and partnerships
St. Louis Public Radio: Preclarus Mastery Academy granted reprieve to stay open

Tom Meuser, director of gerontology program
Pulse of St. Louis on KPLR  (Channel 11): challenges facing caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients

Jeff Mueller, liberal studies alumnus
Warren County Record: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Marthasville, Missouri

Karin Miofsky, criminology and criminal justice alumna
Sheboygan Press: delivering a talk on youth sexting

Orinthia Montague, education alumna
Ithaca Journal: finalist for president of Tompkins Cortland Community College

Joe Parks, Missouri Institute of Mental Health
U.S. News & World Report: value of finding medical school with rigorous psychiatry training

Robert Ray, professor emeritus of music
The State Journal: “Gospel Mass” performance April 9 in Frankfort, Kentucky

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science
KMOX: preview of St. Louis mayoral primaries
KMOX: St. Louis mayoral primaries 
Roll Call: present-day mistrust of government has origins in 1970s
Springfield News-Leader: Republicans walking a tightrope with health-care bill

Richard Rosenfeld,  Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Columbus Dispatch: reasons behind rise in violence in Columbus
Times Herald-Record: people don’t feel safer despite drop in crime
Columbia Missourian: limits of crime statistics for comparing cities
Christian Science Monitor: the complexity of analyzing crime rates
Newsweek: Jeff Sessions’ tough-on-crime tactics
Springfield News-Leader: Springfield, Illinois, 11th in the most violent city rankings

Jean Shimunek, library science alumna
Alton Telegraph: arranging classes through Hayner Public Library’s gardening program

Wally Siewert, director of Center for Ethics in Public Life
Kansas City Star: Eric Greitens and dark money
St. Louis Public Radio: defining dark money and ethics questions in Missouri politics

Pat Silovsky, education doctoral student
Junction City Daily Union: an award for her career in conservation and environmental education and going back to school

Jane Smith, accounting and education alumna
Springfield News-Leader: suicide prevention training for counselors

Daniel Strawhun, English student
USA Today: in defense of English majors

Todd Swanstrom, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Community Collaboration and Public Policy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: north side revitalization
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis Post-Dispatch: surveillance cameras mostly in wealthier neighborhoods

Eamonn Wall, Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professor of Irish Studies
West End Word: Irish American writers and artists


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