Media Coverage: January 2024

by | Feb 5, 2024

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.

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 umsldaily@umsl.edu.

Featured stories:

Several local outlets, including First Alert 4, Fox 2 Now, and the St. Louis Business Journal highlighted the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center‘s plans to expand entrepreneurship programming at UMSL and the announcement of the latest Anchor Accelerator cohort. Scott Morris, executive director of the EIC, also touted a $3 million investment in the center’s facilities.

National and local news media, including the Associated Press, Hawkeye Report and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reported on Beth Goetz‘s appointment as athletic director at the University of Iowa. Goetz got her start in athletics administration at UMSL, coaching the women’s soccer team. She also earned a master’s degree at the university and was inducted into the UMSL Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.

Media coverage:

Michael Block, former men’s golfer
UMSLTritons.com: Former Men’s Golfer Michael Block Earns Second Straight PGA Professional Player of the Year Award

Bobby Boxerman, criminology and criminal justice doctoral student
KSDK: St. Louis police issue official report on reduced crime rate
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: After criticism, St. Louis police publish detailed crime data for the first time in 3 years
St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis crime is at its lowest in the past decade. Experts say the reasons are unclear

Laura Burkemper, business alum
EIN Presswire: Laura Burkemper Hit Amazon Best-Seller Status with “Empathy and Understanding In Business,” Co-Authored with Chris Voss

James Campbell, professor of supply chain and analytics
The Week: The pros and cons of drone delivery

Deborah Cohen, associate professor of history
Seton Hall News: Thomas Rzeznik Receives Prestigious American Catholic Historical Association Award

Jason Fletcher, accounting and finance alum
City of St. Louis: Comptroller Green Announces New Leadership

Steven Harris, business alum
The St. Louis American: Steven Harris: Corporate Executive of the Year

Michelle Hill, MIMH grants and contracts specialist
KSDK: ‘Where is my baby?’: Mother of St. Louis man missing after house fire reacts
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Teen still missing after house fire in St. Louis’ O’Fallon neighborhood

Phillip Milligan, education alum
The Lancer Feed: Three board candidates file for 2024 election

Jerome E. Morris, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education
AL.com: Professor recalls growing up in Birmingham public housing called ‘poorest ZIP code in America’

Scott D. Peterson, associate professor of English
The Baltimore Sun: Long before there was a Taylor and a Travis dominating headlines, there was a Helen and a John
The Boston Globe: The Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce of 1887

Iziah Purvey, future Tritons basketball player
First Alert 4: Spectrum Athlete Spotlight: Iziah Purvey

Robert Ray, former associate professor of music
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 19 St. Louis institutions celebrating big anniversaries in 2024

David Rolfe, finance alum
Yahoo Finance: Ask Wedgewood’s David Rolfe Your Investing Questions

Richard Rosenfeld, Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Justice
KMOV: UMSL professor, respected criminologist Rick Rosenfeld dies at 75
The New York Times: Crime on the decline
Riverfront Times: RFT Reviews the Week: January 8 to January 14
St. Louis Business Journal: Richard Rosenfeld, nationally-known crime expert and UMSL professor, dies at 75
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Renowned St. Louis criminologist Rick Rosenfeld dies at 75

Claire Saylor, optometry student
Review of Optometric Business: 5 Optometry Students Share What They Are Looking for in an Employer

Shu Schiller, dean of the College of Business and Administration
Missouri Business Alert: Missouri Minute: Federal lawmakers push bipartisan tax proposal; judge blocks JetBlue-Spirit merger
St. Louis Business Journal: University of Missouri-St. Louis names new business college dean

Scott Stallman, education alum
StreetInsider.com: Scott Stallman, Ph.D., to Become Next President of Dunwoody College

Mike Steiner, history alum
Maryville Forum: Steiner to speak at public library

Luigi Wewege, business and finance alum
Business Insider Africa: Why African billionaires are banking in Belize: Luigi Wewege, president of Caye International Bank

Matt Wickham, optometry alum
Vision Monday: VSP Vision Names Dr. Matt Wickham as New Board Chair

Other news:

Belleville News-Democrat: MLK Day events, trivia nights featured in this week’s metro-east calendar
Belleville News-Democrat: Highland Around Town – Jan. 24 edition

Broadway World St. Louis: Dance St. Louis and PNC Arts Alive Bring AILEY II to the Touhill Performing Arts Center in March

Daily Kos: Revealing the truth about the rate of Red State Crime

First Alert 4: St. Louis Co. balancing budget deficit amid $2B in unfinished projects
First Alert 4: A pastor’s family members kept dying from overdoses. Now she saves lives in her community
First Alert 4: Academic research informs response to St. Louis overdose crisis as deaths remain high

Fox 2 Now: Sam Page delivers ‘State of the County’ speech
Fox 2 Now: Events marking the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in St. Louis
Fox 2 Now: Get free St. Louis Symphony tickets from a county library

Inside Higher Ed: Veterans’ Studies Gains Traction as Emerging Field

KCUR: Narcan saves lives from opioid overdoses, but it can be hard to find around Kansas City

KSDK: Dr. Sam Page gives State of St. Louis County address
KSDK: Here’s how you can get free tickets to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

The Pitch KC: Narcan saves lives — if you can find it in Kansas City

Red Latina STL: 2023 eMLS Cup Champion Niklas Raseck Re-signs with St.Louis CITY SC for 2024 eMLS Season

Riverfront Times: 10 Events to Celebrate MLK Day in 2024 St. Louis

Simple Flying: Ozark Airlines Flight 809 – A Cabin Crew Perspective

Spectrum News: Page renews call for online sales tax, Push to fix senior property tax freeze and St. Louis residents could see bigger medical bills
Spectrum News: Free St. Louis Symphony Orchestra tickets now available at St. Louis County Library branches thanks to new partnership

The St. Louis American: Ameren All In Scholarships now available
The St. Louis American: Kelly-Hall Tompkins makes SLSO debut in world premiere of violin concerto
The St. Louis American: Slatkin and SLSO defy bitter cold with warm Gershwin and crazy cabaret
The St. Louis American: AKAs address social issues, climate change through volunteerism
The St. Louis American: Slatkin and Aaron Diehl premiere Mary Lou Williams with SLSO
The St. Louis American: Cheryl Jones keeps Girls Inc. on the go

St. Louis Business Journal: Is your organization making a difference in the St. Louis community? Submit a nomination for this awards program.

St. Louis Jewish Light: Stay cozy and entertained with our ‘Ultimate Guide to Winter Art, Shows and Events in St. Louis’
St. Louis Jewish Light: Torah Prep School celebrating its ‘Double Chai’ Anniversary

St. Louis Magazine: Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at these community events
St. Louis Magazine: St. Louis County Library and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra partner to offer free concert vouchers

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis Language Immersion, Soulard charter schools receive five-year renewals
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Sam Page unveils new $90,000 St. Louis County logo at annual address
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: SLSO will play world premiere of Jeff Beal’s ‘Body in Motion’
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Editorial: County spending $90K on ‘rebranding’ during budget cuts is lousy optics
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis County Library to give patrons free vouchers to see Symphony Orchestra
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri GOP prepares for March 2 caucus; Democrats plan for March 23 primary
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Ice turns St. Louis roads into slippery mess. Schools, government offices close.

St. Louis Public Radio: MLK Day prompts reflection in St. Louis on how the powerful use race to divide and weaken

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