Media Coverage: May 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

Rick Baniak, economics alumnus and chief financial officer for UMSL
Columbia Daily Tribune: budget plans

Edward S. Bennett, professor of optometry
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: working with St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham to preserve his vision

Melissa Beyer, psychology and sociology alumna commencement speaker at SIUE

Steven Bruce, psychology professor and director of the Center for Trauma Recovery
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: police officers coping with PTSD

Alan Byrd, dean of enrollment services
KMOX: optimism about local fall enrollment

Travis Dierker, MPPA student
Washington Missourian: marking his two-year anniversary as St. Clair’s city administrator

Rollo Dilworth, education alumnus
The St. Louis American: recipient of the Faculty Award for Creative Achievement from Temple University

Katelyn Freiert, education alumna
KSDK: surprised as the St. Charles County teacher of the year

Tom George, chancellor
St. Louis Public Radio: UMSL budget
FloValley News: North County Incorporated’s Community Development Awards

Joel Glassman, academic director of International Studies and Programs
Governing: universities fear loss of international students

Billy Greenwald, business alumnus
Highland News Leader: Highland Illinois Area School Alumni Association Hall of Fame nominee

Tony Hernandez, swimming and diving coach hired as the Tritons’ new coach

David Horne, teaching professor of physics
St. Louis Public Radio: how a stray bullet could have hit a fan at Busch Stadium

Beth Huebner, professor of criminology and criminal justice
St. Louis Public Radio: monetary sanctions in the criminal justice system
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: new website to help people navigate municipal courts in St. Louis County

Dan Isom, adjunct professor of criminology and criminal justice
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The St. Louis-American: committee formed to search for new police chief in St. Louis

Shaji Khan, assistant professor of information systems
St. Louis Magazine: global cybersecurity attack

David Klinger, professor of criminology and criminal justice
San Diego Union-Tribune: challenge to prevent “suicide by cop” cases
Columbia Daily Tribune: officer-involved shooting in Columbia

Darren Lamb, political science alumnus
Washington Missourian: named city administrator in Washington

Derrick Langeneckert, biology alumnus Alpha Brewing opening a second location in St. Louis

Dan Lauer, founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate
St. Louis Public Radio: Ameren Accelerator
EQ: growing UMSL’s entrepreneurial platform with UMSL Accelerate

Bill Mendelsohn, director of charter schools and partnerships
St. Louis Public Radio: involvement of higher education institutions in charter schools
St. Louis Public Radio: fewer charter school applications seen in St. Louis amid tougher expectations

Chris Mondy, doctoral student in supply chain and analytics
KOMU: traveling on Missouri highways during Memorial Day weekend

Orinthia T. Montague, education alumna
Ithaca Journal,, WHCU radio, Community College Daily, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: named the new president of Tompkins Cortland Community College

Julie Dunn-Morton, Mercantile Library Endowed Curator of Fine Art Collections
Ladue News: 11th annual St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair

Ronald Munson, professor emeritus of philosophy patients in a persistent vegetative state

Dan Musgrave, fine arts alumnus
Tulsa World: Tulsa artist fellows host a writers’ salon

Gwendolyn Packnett, education alumnus
St. Louis’ Best Bridal: late-life marriages lighten fanfare

Rob Paul, director of Missouri Institute of Mental Health
MD Magazine: HIV infections impairing brain connectivity in young patients

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of political science
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: diverging reactions to Donald Trump by GOP lawmakers
St. Louis Public Radio: State Auditor Nicole Galloway taking nonpartisan approach ahead of 2018 election
St. Louis Public Radio: surprisingly slow pace to the legislative session

Darryl Maximilian Robinson, performing arts alumnus performing in ELATE production of Ayn Rand’s “Night of January 16th”

David Rose, professor of economics
FM NewsTalk 97.1: minimum wage in St. Louis

Richard Rosenfeld, Thomas Jefferson Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The Crime Report: criminology leaders speaking out against uninformed policy initiatives

Bob Samples, associate vice chancellor and UMSL director of communications
Columbia Daily Tribune: anticipated fall enrollment

Marissa Sexton, electrical engineering student honorable mention in 40th Annual SOURCE Awards lighting design competition

Wally Siewert, former director of the Center for Ethics in Public Life
The Kansas City Star: ethics of campaign contributions accepted by mayor and city council

Todd Swanstrom, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Community Collaboration and Public Policy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: widening economic disparities within St. Louis city neighborhoods

Chikako Usui, associate professor of sociology
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: ethnicity in casting for opera

Tajee Watkins, modern language student
St. Louis Public Radio: potential impact of changes in health-care policy

Jim Widner, teaching professor of music and director of jazz studies
Chesterton Tribune: All That Jazz festival in Indiana

Patty Williamson, education alumnus
Door County Pulse: the story behind her byline

Rachel Winograd, assistant research professor at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health
NewsweekSt. Louis Business Journal, FM NewsTalk 97.1The Telegraph, UPI, New York Post, HealthDay News, The Drinks Business,, The Fix, MyNorthwest and Men’s Fitness: research on how being drunk affects one’s personality

Richard Wright, professor emeritus of criminology and criminal justice
Reader’s Digest: things a burglar won’t tell you


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