Media Coverage: August 2019

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

Featured Stories

– The St. Louis Post-Dispatch shared the news that the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at UMSL will award its World Ecology Award to its longtime partners, the Missouri Botanical Garden and Saint Louis Zoo, for their work on conservation in Madagascar. The award will be presented to Garden and Zoo at the Harris Center’s annual gala on Nov. 15 in the Terrace Lobby at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.

– Before closing his 16-year tenure leading UMSL, Chancellor Tom George stopped by St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU’s offices at UMSL at Grand Center and spoke to “St. Louis on the Air” host Sarah Fenske about his time in St. Louis and the future of the university and higher education more generally.

– The St. Louis Business Journal caught up with Dan Lauer, the founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate, and learned about UMSL’s rapidly expanding program in entrepreneurship, including the university’s involvement with the Ameren Accelerator and EQ Student Accelerator and its new degree program in entrepreneurship.

Media Coverage

Joe Atkisson, business alumnus
Springfield Business Journal: hired as financial associate at Thrivent Financial

Carl Bassi, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of Optometry
Ladue News: developed Triple Track golf ball technology now used by Callaway

Jill Bernard Bracy, assistant teaching professor of supply chain and analytics
WJLA: safety concerns about metal road reflectors in Virginia

James Bragado, history and French alumnus and manager of annual giving
Ladue News: scholarships helping students find success

Patty Bedborough, business alumna
West Newsmagazine: new board president of Missouri Association of School Business Officials

Carolyn Chrisman, history alumna
KHQA: appointed to the Missouri Women’s Council

Nicole Colbert-Botchway, business alumna
Missouri Lawyers Weekly: associate circuit judge in St. Louis

Michael Cosmopoulos, The Hellenic Government-Karakas Family Foundation Endowed Professor of Greek Studies
Ekathimerini: his work at Homer’s legendary town of Iklaina

Jerry Dunn, clinical professor and executive director of  Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
News Channel 20 (Springfield, Illinois): helping train Division of Children and Family Services staff

Kelly Fischer, business alumna
St. Louis Business Journal: new vice president of people at startup Benson Hill Biosystems

Dan Freet, chief of UMSL Police Department
KMIZ (Columbia): a witness in University of Missouri lawsuit over guns on campus

Patrick Gadell, political science alumnus
Ladue News: Finish Your Degree Scholarship program

Karl Guenther, economics alumnus and director of UMSL’s Anchor Institution Initiative
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: tapped as the new leader of UMSL’s Anchor Institution Initiative

Renee Hardin-Tammons, criminology and criminal justice alumna
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: appointed 21st Judicial Circuit judge

Makenzie Heifner, nursing student
Ste. Genevieve Herald: recipient of scholarship from Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce

Olivia Johnson, criminology and criminal justice alumna
Police One: 10 ways police officers can get better sleep

Ho Kim, assistant professor of marketing
Forbes: research on the effectiveness of newspaper paywalls

David Klinger, professor of criminology and criminal justice
Houston Chronicle: evaluating sheriff’s actions in Texas shooting

James Knowles, public policy administration alumnus
Ladue News: mayor discussing the past five years in Ferguson

Dave Lange, senior lecturer of communication and media
Student Life: discussing MLS coming to St. Louis

Dan Lauer, business alumnus and founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: new Ameren Accelerator cohort
KTRS: entrepreneurship at UMSL and UMSL Accelerate
Entrepreneur: common traits in successful startups
American Express: value in having (and being) mentors for business success

Tom McEwen, criminology and criminal justice alumnus and UMSL Police lieutenant
International Police Mountain Bike Association: his career at UMSL, including as a member of bike patrol

Annie Mbale, business alumna
Riverfront Times: app helps bring together intergenerational roommates

Amber Mitchell, psychology and education alumna
The St. Louis American: 2019 SEMO Counselor of the Year

Steve Moehrle, professor of accounting
Accounting Today, Accounting Today and CPA Practice Advisor: recipient of 2019 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award

Brian Owens, music alumnus and Des Lee Fine Arts Collaborative community music artist in residence
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: musical responses to the unrest in Ferguson

Trae Riley, special education student
Moberly Monitor: UMSL Jazz Ensemble European tour

Richard Rosenfeld, Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Justice
NBC News and BET: wave of children being shot and killed in St. Louis
NBC News and City & State New York: evidence doesn’t support “Ferguson Effect”
Chicago Tribune: police struggling to solve shooting cases in Chicago
Chicago Sun-Times: fact-checking Congressman Adam Kinzinger on claims about number of murders committed with handguns

Shirley Segbers, business student
Market Watch and Morningstar: spending on college dorm room decorating

James Shuls, assistant professor of education
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: end of transfer program highlights inequality in St. Louis area schools
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: guest column about why the best superintendents head for the exits

Alisha Sonnier, psychology student
The New York Times: the lives of Ferguson activists five years later

Terry Suhre, director of Gallery 210
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: visual artists incorporating Ferguson in their work

Zuleyma Tang-Martínez, professor emeritus of biology
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: guest column about attitudes toward immigrants

Kenneth Thomas, Founders Professor of Political Science
Nonprofit Quarterly: Kansas and Missouri governors declaring end to corporate tax incentive border war

Jacqueline Thompson, assistant professor of theatre
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: theater inspired by Ferguson

Tim Warren, music student
Moberly Monitor: UMSL Jazz Ensemble European tour

Travis Wilson, business alumnus
FloValley News: named city of Florissant economic development director

Rachel Winograd, associate research professor
St. Louis Public Radio: next steps to address Missouri’s opioid crisis after discouraging outcomes in 2018
St. Louis Public Radio: federal addiction grants facing uncertain future
Route Fifty: states still struggling with increases in opioid-related deaths

George A. Zsidisin, John W. Barriger Professor of Supply Chain Management
Rolla Daily News: new funding for research programs

Other Campus News

St. Louis Magazine: Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges list and Fox 2: area colleges compete in College Transit Challenge

The St. Louis American: civic engagement event linked to the five-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death held at UMSL

Ladue News: opening of Triton Pantry

Irish Times: UMSL experts helping developing language processing software for historical dictionary of Irish


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