Media Coverage: December 2022

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 talked to Jessica Hylton, director of internationalization strategies and international student and scholar services, as well as students Celina Holmes and Kevvin Brown – both members of a cohort of students from The Bahamas who came to UMSL in August – for a story highlighting international students returning to St. Louis after a period of declining international enrollment because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The St. Louis American profiled Darren Young and Charlene Lopez-Young, co-founders of The Fattened Caf, a smoked meats and Filipino BBQ pop-up restaurant and members of the UMSL’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Accelerator. The couple discussed their fist pop-up restaurant Milque Toast, adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they worked to grow their second business endeavor.


Media coverage:

Ken Cella, president of the Chancellor’s Council
Construction Forum STL: UMSL Embarks on a Dramatic Campuswide Transformation

Sarah B. Fandrey, social work alumna
PR Newswire: Bradley adds real estate partner Sarah B. Fandrey in Dallas

Joel Glassman, former director for the Center for International Studies
The Times-Delphic: Drake’s U.S.-China Symposium discusses past, present, future relationship

Dustin Hagens, Tritons baseball player
Fulton Sun: Fulton baseball’s Hagens signs with UMSL

Ruth Harker, former Tritons women’s soccer player
Women’s World Football Show podcast: Episode 210: Ruth Harker

Gordon Raymond Hefner, political science alumnus Construction Industry Hires, Promotions for Q4 2022
St. Louis Construction News & Review: Hefner Hired as ASCC Executive Director

Beth Huebner, professor of criminology and criminal justice
Riverfront Times: St. Louis County’s Plea Bargaining Process Still Opaque, Study Finds

Andrew Hurley, professor of history
The Washington Post: America underwater: Extreme floods expose the flaws in FEMA’s risk maps

Sandra Langeslag, associate professor of psychological sciences
Live Science: What does love do to your brain?

Anita Manion, assistant professor of political science
St. Louis Public Radio: New Missouri Treasurer Vivek Malek will be first person of color to hold statewide office

Sarah An Myers, psychology alumna
Psychology Today: Are Hallucinations Real?

Robyn Nagel, social work and sociology alumna
Daily Journal Online: Serenity names new director

Rachel Poteet, anthropology and media studies alumna
PRLog: Powers Insurance & Risk Management Appoints Commercial Account Manager

Charlie Rodriguez, business alumnus Colonel Gregory Announces Promotions to the Ranks of Lieutenant Colonel, Captain, and Lieutenant

David Rose, professor of economics
The Libertarian Christian Podcast: Ep 303: Environmental Social Governance (ESGs) and Business Ethics with David Rose

Richard Rosenfeld, Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Florida Politics: Report: Number of rapes spiked in 2021 while overall crime rate decreased
NewsRadio Northwest: Criminologist: Pandemic continues to plague Seattle with elevated crime rates
Tampa Bay Times: Florida crime is down, report says, but the full picture is muddled
Time: The Danger of America’s Woefully Incomplete Hate Crimes Data

Juliann Sebastian, former dean of the College of Nursing
North Platte Post: UNMC nursing dean creates scholarship as parting gift

Kristin Sobolik, chancellor
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: People in Business: Latitude hires Moorkamp; Community Impact Network adds Franklin

Douglas Swanson, coordinator for Labor Studies
The Labor Tribune: Recovery Friendly Workplaces empower organizations to support employees impacted by substance use disorder

Vetta Sanders Thompson, former associate professor of social work
The Source: Washington People: Vetta Sanders Thompson

Tony Urban, business alumnus
Business Wire: Cass Information Systems, Inc. Names Tony Urban as Executive Vice President and Transportation Information Services Business President


Other news:

4StateNews: Senator Brian Williams Invites Construction Contractors to a Community Informational and Panel Discussion

American Homefront Project: Data plays a bigger role in warfare, and the military is building a new center to analyze it

Chicago Patch: Darryl Maximilian Robinson As Ayn Rand’s District Attorney In “Night”

Costar: Colorado Investor Buys Express Scripts’ Headquarters Building in St. Louis

KOMU: Target 8: Lack of overdose data makes action steps difficult for local health officials

Monitor Daily: CSI Leasing Sponsors UMSL Opportunity Scholarship with $50K

Morningstar Magazine: St. Louis Region Emerging as a Global Hub for Innovation in Indoor Agriculture

Newsweek: Shelter Celebrates Over 50k Rescues With Amazing ‘Muttcracker’ Photoshoot

Riverfront Times: DEI3 Founder Reveal & Celebration

Savannah CEO: Savannah Music Festival Executive Director Gene Dobbs Bradford Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Missouri – St. Louis

Southeast Missourian: Warren Hearnes looks back on his days as Missouri governor

The St. Louis American: UMSL launching two DEI online educational initiatives
The St. Louis American: UMSL, MU program seeks to accelerate DEI in region
The St. Louis American: Dobbs Bradford to receive honorary degree at UMSL
The St. Louis American: UMSL College of Education awarded $4 million grant to support postdoctoral fellowship program

St. Louis Business Journal: Bungee fitness courses, air fresheners and more: UMSL DEI Accelerator funds 6 firms
St. Louis Business Journal: St. Louis ‘Shark Tank’ startup Flipstik raises $1.2M to expand its product line
St. Louis Business Journal: UMSL gets $4M grant to support College of Education

The St. Louis Jewish Light: Newsmakers: December 2022

St. Louis Magazine: B Juiced juice bar opening in Ferguson in 2023

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Six small businesses receive $50,000 from UMSL
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louisans open homes to more than 300 Ukrainians seeking refuge from war
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: International students returning to St. Louis after pandemic, immigration slump

St. Louis Public Radio: Meet 2 St. Louis entrepreneurs who just received $50k from UMSL’s DEI Accelerator
St. Louis Public Radio: NGA’s nearly $2 billion new western headquarters reflects data’s growing role in warfare

World Wildlife Fund: St. Louis Region Emerging as a Global Hub for Innovation in Indoor Agriculture


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