Maryville University professor Dustin Loeffler, JD, teaches coding to students from the Riverview Gardens School District.

Maryville in the News

Stay informed about Maryville University’s reach in the greater St. Louis community and beyond with this digest of stories about faculty and staff, programs and initiatives featured in local and national media sources.

To suggest stories for the Maryville in the News digest, email marketing@maryville.edu.

 

2017

First-generation college students deal with stress, conflicted feelings
KSDK
[August 24] – Jen McCluskey, PhD, vice president for Student Success, discusses the challenges facing first-generation college students. Also, Brittany Pomilee talks about her personal experience as a first-generation student.

Maryville University STEM Program
KPLR 11 [August 5] – President Mark Lombardi, PhD, and Steve Coxon, PhD, assistant professor, are interviewed about STEM initiatives offered through Maryville’s new Center for Access and Achievement in the School of Education. Coxon serves as executive director of the center.

Interview: President Mark Lombardi and Prof. Dustin Loeffler
KTRS 550 Radio
[July 25] – President Mark Lombardi, PhD, and Dustin Loeffler, JD, assistant professor, are interviewed about Maryville’s growing programs in cyber security.

eSports Isn’t Just A Kids Game Anymore. There’s Big Money for the Best
Los Angeles Times
[July 21] – Maryville student Cody Altman and the University’s esports championship team are featured in an article about the growth of esports on college campuses.

Riverview Garden students spend summer break learning STEM, coding
Fox2Now
[July 13] – Young students made the most of their summer break at Maryville University, learning about STEM, cyber security, and coding. This segment features interviews with Steve Coxon, PhD, associate professor of education and executive director of Maryville’s Center for Access and Achievement, and Paul Gross, assistant professor of cyber security.

Education Revolution Taking Place at Maryville University
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
[July 10] – Maryville’s remarkable growth is explored, with particular focus on the University’s successful approach to student-centered services and Maryville’s ability to respond quickly to workforce needs by enhancing and creating market-relevant academic programs.

Maryville University Researchers Study How Climate Change Disrupts Pollination
St. Louis Public Radio [July 5] – The story profiles the field research of Kyra Krakos, PhD, assistant professor of biology, and her students at Shaw Nature Reserve.

The Institutional Impact of Maryville’s 1:1 iPad Program
InsideHigherEd.com
[June 20] – The author examines the success of Digital World, Maryville’s innovative 1:1 iPad initiative.

Introducing the first family of collegiate esports
ESPN.com
[June 5] – The family of Maryville’s esport club player Cody “Walrus” Altman is profiled following the team’s title win in the League of Legends College Championship.

Maryville University wins E Game Championship
KPLR11.com [June 4] – Representatives from the national champion eSports team from Maryville dropped by to educate Rich Gould on the finer points of the League of Legends game. Team coordinator and Maryville senior Dan “Clerkie” Clerk is interviewed, along with Jarrett Fleming, coordinator of athletics and recreation.

Maryville’s Big Bet on Faculty Training
InsideHigherEd.com
[May 31] – Maryville’s commitment to intensive training for faculty in iPad learning technology is featured.

Maryville University video game team adds 2nd championship to its resume
STLPublicRadio.com [May 29] – The Maryville University eSport team successfully defended its title, beating the University of Toronto in the League of Legends College Championship. Team coordinator and Maryville senior Dan “Clerkie” Clerk is interviewed.

Maryville dominant in League of Legends College Championship final
ESPN.com [May 28] – A summary analysis of Maryville’s eSport win over Toronto in the League of Legends College Championship final.

Middle School Inspires Students with College Tours
KSDK.com [April 28] – A local middle school encourages higher education by taking students on college visits. Maryville University is featured as a host campus.

Maryville University to open center to aid low-income students with STEM programs
Fox2now.com [April 12] – Maryville announces the opening of the Center for Access and Achievement to help students in low income school districts succeed in science, technology, engineering and math.

Twitter War Helps Wentzville Teen Make College Decision
KSDK.com [April 11] – When a St. Louis high school senior needed help deciding between two colleges, she posed her question on Twitter. Maryville students, faculty, staff and alumni weighed in and ultimately welcomed her to the Maryville community.

Curious Louis Meets the Goats Who are Waging War on Invasive Bush Honeysuckle
St. Louis Public Radio [April 11] – Kyra Krakos, PhD, associate professor of biology, talks about Maryville’s annual Goat Week, held to help eradicate honeysuckle on campus grounds.

Maryville Student Racks Up the Dough with eSports
KSDK.com
 [March 11] – The success of Maryville’s e-Sport program is highlighted in this broadcast news story. Dan “Clerkie” Clerke, team coordinator, is interviewed, along with John Lewington, former dean of Maryville’s Simon School of Business.

St. Louis Residents Beat Back Invasive Honeysuckle as Spring Nears
STLtoday.com [March 13] – In a story about local efforts to combat the invasive honeysuckle bush, Kyra Krakos, PhD, associate professor of biology, talks about Maryville’s annual Goat Week, held to help eradicate honeysuckle on campus grounds.

St. Louis Startups to Benefit from $435,000 Maryville Grant to Boost Cybersecurity Program
STLtoday.com [March 7] – A generous grant from PNC Foundation will allow students in Maryville’s cybersecurity program to provide data security services to local startup companies at TRex and Cortex, and provide summer coding camps for young students in the Riverview Gardens School District.

Maryville University and PNC Bank Partner for Cybersecurity Training
Fox2now.com [March 7] – Maryville University debuts a new cyber security services and education program made possible by a three-year grant from the PNC Foundation.

How to Make Strategic Big Bets
Chronicle of Higher Education [Feb. 20] – Maryville University is a featured institution in this article about the rewards of strategic planning and taking bold steps in the delivery of higher education. President Mark Lombardi, PhD, is interviewed.

To Attract Students, Colleges Try Moving Brick-and-Mortar Experience Online
St. Louis Public Radio [Feb. 20] – Maryville University’s School of Adult and Online Education is featured in this article about the emergence and success of online programs. Dan Viele, dean of the school, is interviewed.

One Campus’s iPad Revolution Results in Education Evolution
Chronicle of Higher Education [Feb. 3] – President Mark Lombardi, PhD, is interviewed about Maryville’s innovative use of technology in creating an active learning ecosystem.

FOCUS Impact Fellows Tackle Region’s Inequities
St. Louis American [Feb. 3] – Turan Mullins, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, is quoted in an article about the FOCUS St. Louis’ Impact Fellow program. Mullins and Liz Haynes, director of special projects, were among recent graduates of the year-long program.

Financial Therapy Can Be an Investment in Your Relationship
USA Today [Jan. 29] – Erika Rasure, PhD, assistant professor in financial services, shares her expertise in an article about the benefits of financial therapy for couples.

Hear Soul Man Brian Owens’ New Song ‘For You’ With Michael McDonald
Rolling Stone [Jan. 4] – Brian Owens, who partners with Maryville University, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Sterling Bank for the Life Songs Project, is featured. Through Life Songs, Maryville’s music therapy students help middle school students express their feelings through original songs. Learn more about Life Songs here.

 

2016

Maryville University Kids Rock Cancer: The Power of Music
Ladue News [Dec. 29] – Maryville University’s Kids Rock Cancer program is featured.

Maryville University Teaching Coding in Riverview Gardens School District
St. Louis American [Dec. 23] – A partnership between Maryville University and Riverview Gardens School District is featured. Maryville provides student and teacher training on app development to Riverview Gardens during the school year. The partnership also will involve free coding summer camps for students.

Keep Living: Alzheimer’s Association
Town and Style [Nov. 29] – Opening Minds Through Art, a program offered in partnership with Maryville’s occupational therapy program and the Alzheimer’s Association, is mentioned as an example of successful support groups. The program was previously featured on Mpress.

Could a Reverse Mortgage Save Your Retirement?
U.S. News & World Report [Nov. 15] – David Johnson, PhD, associate professor of finance, provides expert insight in this article about the benefits of reverse mortgages.

New Maryville Men’s Soccer Coach Has His Team out to Their Best Start in the D2 Era
Hero College Sports News [Oct. 14] – Maryville’s DII men’s soccer team is on the rise; an interview with Head Coach David Korn.

Salute Stacy Gee Hollins: ‘Changing Someone’s Life Every Day’
St. Louis American [Sept. 30] – Stacy Gee Hollins, PhD, associate professor of information systems, is a recipient of the 2016 Salute to Excellence in Education Awards presented by the St. Louis American Foundation.

Walker Scottish Rite Clinic at Maryville University: Giving Children a Voice
Ladue News [Sept. 29] – The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic is featured.

St. Louis Character: Bob Bertolino Works to Keep Kids Off the Street
St. Louis Business Journal [Sept. 29] – Bob Bertolino, PhD, professor of rehabilitation counseling, is featured in the “St. Louis Character” series.

Lori Chalupny Inducted into St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame
MaryvilleSaints.com [Sept. 24] – Assistant women’s soccer coach Lori Chalupny has been inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.

Over 70 Future Leaders Participate in Youth Cyber Competition
Riverbender.com [Sept. 21] – Maryville hosted a HackSpace competition for more than 70 high school and middle school students to build cybersecurity skills and awareness. Dustin Loeffler, JD, director of Maryville’s cyber security programs, is interviewed.

Maryville University Sees Record Freshman Enrollment
St. Louis Business Journal [Aug. 24] – “Maryville University Sees Record Freshman Enrollment”: The article features Maryville’s record-setting enrollment growth for Fall 2016.

Maryville University Welcoming Largest Freshman Class in History
KMOV.com [Aug. 25] – Coverage of Maryville’s record-setting enrollment growth for Fall 2016.

 

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