Media Coverage: August 2018

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

General University News

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor coming to the Touhill

Forbes: UMSL Accelerate’s partnership with Ameren as an example of corporations mining startups for innovation

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: MADCO and St. Louis Ballet performing at the Touhill

St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Edwardsville Intelligencer: Variety Theatre’s production of “The Little Mermaid” coming to the Touhill

MarketWatch: research into working mothers’ duties outside the workplace cited

Ladue News: nonprofit spotlight on 2018 Founders Dinner

St. Louis Jewish Light: Mercantile Library featured

EQ: school offering expanded opportunities in entrepreneurship

Three Rivers Publishing: Arianna String Quartet to perform at Steelville Arts Council fundraiser

KSIS Radio: partnering with Missouri Youth Soccer Association for Discover Soccer Project

The Charleston Chronicle: sponsor of the United Negro College Fund St. Louis Leaders’ Breakfast

Media Coverage

Warner Baxter, business alumnus
ReadWrite: economic partnerships as the key to city development

Ed Bennett, professor of optometry
Contact Lens Spectrum: building a practice with multifocal lenses

Michael Block, former UMSL student/Tritons golfer
Golf Digest and Ladue News: qualified for PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Yahoo! Sports: coverage of PGA Championship
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Journal-Gazette/Times-Courier and The Pantagraph: had the honor of hitting the opening shot of the tournament

Susan Brownell, professor of anthropology
The Straits Times: changes – or lack thereof – in China after 2008 Olympics

Dave Byrd, accounting alumnus
El Paso Inc.: new chief financial and chief operating officer for the Transmountain Campus of The Hospitals of Providence

Taniya Carpenter, nursing alumna
Delta Dunklin Democrat: joined Regional Physician Services as a family nurse practitioner

Gloria Carter-Hicks, administration of justice alumna
St. Louis Business Journal: founder of Hicks-Carter-Hicks corporate performance improvement comany

Lisa Clancy, social work alumna, associate director of the Public Policy Research Center
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: beat incumbent in Democratic primary for St. Louis County Council seat

Chris Court, public policy and administration alumnus
The Call: running for mayor of Crestwood

Paul Curtman, political science alumnus
Columbia Missourian: seeking Republican nomination for office of state auditor

Mary Edwards, music alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Public Radio and Belleville News-Democrat: retiring after 44 years at St. Louis Public Radio

Beth Goetz, education alumna
Ball State Daily News: settling into job as new Ball State athletic director

Tim Holmes, education alumnus
CMU News: hired as regional admission representative at Central Methodist University

Beth Huebner, professor of criminology and criminal justice
KMOX: lead researcher on a project aimed at reducing overcrowding in St. Louis County jails

Terry Jones, professor emeritus of political science
Minneapolis Star Tribune, ABC News, KBIA, WSB Atlanta and Midland Reporter-Telegram: analysis of Missouri US House District 1 Democratic primary
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: difficulty of County Executive Steve Stenger working with a hostile council
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Crime Report: analysis of Wesley Bell knocking off incumbent Bob McCulloch in the Democratic primary for St. Louis County Prosecutor

Clara Karger, education alumna selected for Coro Program in Public Affairs fellowship

Shea Kerkhoff, assistant professor of education
NC State College of Education News: took part in summer trip to Kenya to bring professional development to educators there

David Kimball, professor of political science
Washington Post, Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Hour: analysis of possible Senate race between Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley
ABC News, WSMV Nashville and FOX Carolina: effect of Michael Brown case on the St. Louis County Prosecutor race

Ho Kim, assistant professor of digital and social media marketing
Asian Pacific Post: reputation damage for companies that spread fake news about competitors

David Klinger, professor of criminology
Tampa Bay Times: the potential shortcomings of surveillance tape evidence in “stand your ground” shootings

Dave Knes, education alumnus
St. Louis Business Journal: retiring after 12 years as superintendent for Valley Park School District

Ryan Krull, communications lecturer
CityLab: ‘Trash Runners’ in Shanghai fight litter while exercising

Amy Kweskin, business alumna
St. Louis Business Journal: profile of vice chancellor for finance and CFO of Washington University in St. Louis

Dan Lauer, founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate
Business2Community: spurring business innovation through partnerships
Forbes: diversifying your skill set to land a startup job
EQ: Ameren Accelerator provides novel approach to innovation

Anita Manion, associate teaching professor of political science
KMOX: commenting on UMSL students’ high voter turnout in the 2016 election

Scott McConnaha, English graduate
Herald Times Reporter: named CEO of Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries in Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Bill Mendelsohn, director of charter schools and partnerships
Missourinet and new accountability measures for Missouri charter school sponsors

Orinthia Montague, education alumna
Ithaca College News: named to the Ithaca (New York) College Board of Trustees

Ray Mundy, director of the Center for Transportation Studies
St. Louis Business Journal: MetroLink ridership declining as subsidies increase

Joyce Mushaben, Curators’ Professor of Comparative Politics & Gender Policies
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s showdown with rival factions

Jianli Pan, assistant professor of computer science
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Springfield News-Sun: analysis of an alleged insider computer hacking occurrence

Shelly Parks, education alumna
STL News: Named 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year

Gwen Randolph, education PhD student
Belleville News-Democrat: first African-American woman to serve on O’Fallon, Illinois, city council

Greg Ritchie, business alumnus
Springfield Business Journal: named business development specialist at Central Bank of the Ozarks

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science
Kansas City Star and Midland Reporter-Telegram: analysis of support for proposed ‘right-to-work’ amendment in Missouri
Springfield News-Leader: union members’ role in choosing Democratic nominee for Congress in Southwest Missouri
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: analysis of close result in St. Louis County Executive Democratic primary
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: reasons behind high Democratic voter turnout in August elections

Marty Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science
St. Louis Jewish Light: protecting free speech on college campuses

Elizabeth Rudloff, anthropology alumna
Ste. Genevieve Herald: named director of Ste. Genevieve County Library

Lacey Shalenko, business alumna and former Tritons basketball player
Moberly Monitor-Index: named assistant women’s basketball coach at Moberly Area Community College

Wally Siewert, former director of the Center for Ethics in Public Life
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: editorial – “Our endangered democracy”

Dan Sise, interim director of the Public Policy Administration program
Hays Post: explaining Chancellor’s Certificate program in conjunction with National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers

Dodi Smason, psychology alumna
St. Louis Jewish Light: director of The Network, which seeks to build Jewish life on St. Louis college campuses

Samantha Sproul, business alumna
The Courier: joined Hogan-Hansen, P.C., in Waterloo, Iowa, as a staff accountant

Steve Stenger, business alumnus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Webster-Kirkwood Times and West End Word: won Democratic primary as incumbent St. Louis County Executive

Betty Van Uum, assistant to the chancellor for public affairs and economic development
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: the legacy of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, 50 years later

Jim Widner, teaching professor of music and director of jazz studies
WMKY: band part of Sunday Night Jazz Showcase on Morehead (Ky.) Public Radio


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