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Embracing Innovation, Technology and Culture Change for the Sake of Access
Campus Technology [October 21] The pandemic accelerated digital transformation and the adoption of new learning models at many colleges and universities — but higher ed culture has some catching up to do. President of Maryville University Mark Lombardi, PhD, discusses why the business model of higher ed is broken, the importance of lifelong learning and technology’s role in moving universities toward a better future.
Music therapy hitting all the right notes with sickle cell patients
KSDK.com [September 19] For 23-year-old Brittany Butts, music treats the wounds that medicine can’t. She’s been working with Kids Rock Cancer, Maryville’s innovative music therapy program, since she was 12. During sessions, Brittany can express her deepest thoughts and those thoughts then become the lyrics to an original song.
Changemaker: President Mark Lombardi on the Past & Future of Higher Ed
The FutureX Podcast [September 14] President of Maryville University Mark Lombardi, PhD, talks about the dangers of consensus-driven change and warns institutions driven by tradition that they may not survive in the 21st century if they refuse to adapt.
Rung for Women and Maryville Launch Geospatial Training
St. Louis American [September 7] – In collaboration with several geospatial employers, Rung for Women and Maryville University have developed a training program designed to increase the chances women, especially women of color, to snag high-paying geospatial jobs.
New training program aims to increase jobs for women in geospatial industry
St. Louis Business Journal [August 26] – Maryville University is highlighted for its partnership with Rung for Women to create a training program designed to ensure that women, especially women of color, have access to geospatial careers. Rung and Maryville worked with three employers to pinpoint the exact knowledge and skills that geospatial employers are seeking.
Where is the geospatial industry heading?
San Antonio Business Journal [August 23] – Maryville University is highlighted for transforming its curriculum to better serve the needs of the fast-growing geospatial technology field.
Maryville University seeks to ‘disrupt’ how workers are trained
St. Louis Business Journal [August 16] – Keeley Companies and Maryville have created a new and bold approach to workforce training. Supporters say the approach is a dramatic change from some workforce training and education programs that fulfill only a slice of what a business needs and are mired in bureaucracy.
Maryville men looking to build on recent Division II soccer success
St. Louis Post-Dispatch [August 16] – The men’s soccer program at Maryville University is highlighted for winning two of the last three Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament titles and reaching the postseason in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Maryville University, Keeley collaborate on employee training program
St. Louis Business Journal [August 5] – Keeley Companies and Maryville University announce a collaboration in which the university will train the company’s employees in new skills while executives share business expertise with Maryville students.
Video game tournament draws college teams nationwide to St. Louis as esports popularity booms
St. Louis Post-Dispatch [July 2] – Maryville is highlighted as one of the top collegiate esports teams in the nation competing in the inaugural Gateway Legends Collegiate Invitational including an interview with Maryville’s Director of Esports Dan Clerke.
Maryville, Regions Foundation partner in STEM program with JJK Center
St. Louis American [June 2] – Maryville University is highlighted for its partnership with the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation and the Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank, to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational programming for elementary school students in East St. Louis.
Maryville men finish strong in spring soccer season
St. Louis Post-Dispatch [May 14] – The Maryville men’s soccer team is featured for claiming the 2021 Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship with a 5-3 shootout win over the University of Indianapolis.
St. Louis-Area Colleges Plan For A Return To Mostly Normal Campus Life By Fall
news.stlpublicradio.com [April 8] – Maryville is highlighted as one St. Louis area institution that is planning for relative normalcy in August after several semesters of remote learning, strict socializing rules and minimal on-campus living or events.
College Sports Ready To Rebound At St. Louis-Area Schools Despite COVID Setbacks
news.stlpublicradio.com [April 5] – Maryville was highlighted for adding new NCAA varsity sports including men’s volleyball and field hockey.
Maryville University to resume in-person classes, events this fall
bizjournals.com/stlouis [April 2] – Maryville University will return to its traditional academic calendar beginning Monday, Aug. 23. Students also will return to pre-pandemic residence halls and dining policies.
How Maryville University will handle an in-person fall semester
KSDK [April 1] – Maryville University announced plans to resume in-person classes, on-campus events and activities, and athletic competition for the fall semester, which starts in August.
Local organization helps kids with cancer find their voice
kmov.com [March 26] – Maryville University’s Kids Rock Cancer program is featured.
Designing a Top-Tier College Experience in the Digital Age
EdTech Magazine [March 22] – Maryville President Mark Lombardi, PhD, shared how Maryville enhances online learning programs by embracing artificial intelligence, blockchain, data science and more.
Moving Online Learning from Challenge to Opportunity
Campus Technology [March 17] – Maryville President Mark Lombardi, PhD, shared that the future of higher education means breaking down classroom walls, embracing digital tools and engaging students with creativity and innovation.
Nonprofit ‘Rung For Women’ Is Launching A Program To Boost St. Louis’ Middle Class in Partnership with Maryville University
news.stlpublicradio.com [March 17] – Rung for Women and Maryville University are featured for creating a credential program tailored to help women prepare for in-demand jobs in customer service, technology and health care.
Maryville pitcher throws back to back no hitters
Fox2Now [March 10] – Maryville University softball pitcher Alyssa Callans is featured for throwing a no-hitter, then following it up the next day with another no-no, this one a perfect game.
How Maryville University’s mentoring program is celebrating Black History Month
fox2now.com [February 1] – Passion Bragg, ’96, discusses Maryville’s Force initiative and how the program lifts up women of color through mentoring.
Higher Education in the Age of COVID-19: Update
FOCUS St. Louis [January 28] – Mark Lombardi, PhD, president of Maryville University, joined leaders from higher education institutions across the St. Louis region to discuss how institutions are continuing to adapt, evolve and innovate to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
What does the new university of the 21st century look like?
bizjournals.com/stlouis [January 1] – Mark Lombardi, PhD, president of Maryville University, discusses how the new university model comprises three pillars: traditional; adult and online; and workforce development.
College Campuses Prepare For Another Semester Of COVID-19, Plan To Expand Testing
news.stlpublicradio.com [December 15] – Maryville is highlighted as one St. Louis area institution that prevented large coronavirus outbreaks on campus in 2020.
See which regional colleges experienced enrollment growth, decline in 2020
bizjournals.com/stlouis [December 14] – Maryville University was the regional college with the highest percentage enrollment growth in fall 2020 compared with fall 2019.
Brothers seize 2020, do remote learning on road trip of a lifetime
KSDK.com [December 11] – This year has forced all of us to adjust to a new normal, and for Maryville University brothers Bailey and Logan Roehr, that new normal meant breaking the mold and taking their fall semester studies on the road trip of a lifetime.
A Few Students Are Winning At Doing College During Covid-19
Forbes [November 25] – Bailey and Logan Roehr, brothers, and a sophomore and senior respectively at Maryville University, traveled through 13 National Parks across 15 states covering some 9,000 miles. They credit “Maryville’s sophisticated online learning platform” for letting them learn from the road.
Maryville Creates Meaningful Online Engagement
University Business [November 17] – Maryville used its model for fully online programs to ease the transition to hybrid and virtual learning experiences. Here’s what other institutions can learn from the University.
Maryville Partners with Local Businesses to Help Local Students Learn Virtually
KPLR 11 TV [September 20] – Maryville is providing professional development to schools on how to do virtual or distance learning.
Maryville Named No. 2 Fastest-Growing College in U.S.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch [August 24] – The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked us number 2 in the nation due to our 10% increase in enrollment.
Dr. Lombardi Appears on Cheddar TV
Cheddar TV [August 19] – Mark Lombardi, PhD, president of Maryville University, joined Cheddar TV to discuss the future of higher education, specifically virtual learning.
“I’m the president of a college Scott Galloway predicted would ‘perish’ — but he overlooked one important thing”
Business Insider [August 10] – Mark Lombardi, PhD, president of Maryville University, urges his fellow collegiate leaders to shed outdated, elitist beliefs about education.
Maryville University Reduces Undergraduate Tuition 5%
St. Louis American [August 6] – Bucking the trend in higher education, undergraduate on-campus tuition has been flat for the past four years.
Maryville University Lowers Tuition
KSDK TV [August 6] – Maryville University’s strategic plan has positioned the institution to expand access and opportunity to thousands of additional students.
Maryville University cuts tuition fees for fall semester
Fox2Now [August 7] – Officials say it’s part of a phased approach to cut costs for families. Another phase of that plan kept tuition prices flat for the past four years.
How It’s Done: Workforce Development Partnerships
Tech & Learning University [June 25] – Maryville University president Mark Lombardi, PhD, discusses how Maryville has transformed workforce development.
How It’s Done: Hands-On Cybersecurity Training
Tech & Learning University [June 19] – Maryville is positioned as a front runner in online learning, including information about how the University’s cybersecurity program was launched and how the Cyber Fusion Center gives students a front-row, hands-on learning experience.
Higher Education in the Age of COVID-19
FOCUS St. Louis [April 21] – Mark Lombardi, PhD, president of Maryville University, joined leaders from higher education institutions across the St. Louis region to discuss the challenges and opportunities they’re facing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
How 9 Metro St. Louis Universities Are Responding To Coronavirus Fears
news.stlpublicradio.com [March 14] – Maryville is highlighted as one St. Louis area institution that is suspending in-person instruction and transitioning to online teaching platforms.
Maryville University moves all classes online for rest of spring semester
ksdk.com [March 10] – Students at Maryville University will be learning from home for the rest of the semester due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Children battling cancer, blood-related disorders write own songs
kmov.com [Feb. 9] – Maryville University’s Kids Rock Cancer program is featured.
Is Blockchain the Future of Academic Credentials?
chronicle.com [Dec. 3] – Maryville has become one of the first universities in the country to issue student-owned digital credentials as part of a blockchain initiative.
Reinventing Higher Ed
bizjournals.com/stlouis [Nov. 21] – Maryville is highlighted for its strategy that focuses on being nimble, addressing market needs in a time of flux for many colleges.
School of Education Dissertation Defense Goes Viral
goodmorningamerica.com [Sept. 24] – Candace Hall, who is earning her doctorate in higher education at Maryville, was surprised by her three children with a celebratory dance. The video has gone viral and has been featured by Good Morning America, People and CBS.
Hot air balloons take off from Maryville University
fox2now.com [Sept. 20] – Pilots practice before the Great Forest Park Balloon Race in Forest Park by putting on a demonstration for students at Maryville University.
Universities should be ‘agile facilitators’ of knowledge
educationdive.com [May 23] – President Mark Lombardi, PhD, shares Maryville’s approach to implementing technology-based, personalized education.
Esports Help Local High School Gamers Play Their Way To College
news.stlpublicradio.org [May 16] – Maryville founded its esports program in 2015, and was one of the first universities in the nation to offer scholarships to esports student-athletes. Successful college careers can lead to lucrative professional gaming contracts.
Does your student experience foster enrollment growth?
ecampusnews.com [May 1] – President Mark Lombardi, PhD, shares how Maryville has seen more than 80-percent growth within the last five years while other colleges and universities across the U.S. continue to see stagnation or decline.
Dana Levin and Carmen Giménez Smith Talk Race, Politics and Poetics
lithub.com [Nov. 12] – Poet Dana Levin, Maryville’s Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, is interviewed for Literary Hub on her poetry and much more.
Amendment 1: A major decision for Missouri voters
westnewsmagazine.com [Oct. 22] – Alden Craddock, PhD, shares his insights about how voters can navigate the plethora of information available on current issues in order to fairly assess the topic.
World Cup victor, gold medal winner, proud St. Louisan returns home
kmov.com [March 9] – Lori Chalupny Lawson, Maryville women’s soccer coach, is featured.
South City student who almost gave up dream of going to college gets full-ride scholarship
kmov.com [March 9] – D’Aundre Fitzpatrick, a recipient of Maryville’s Dr. Donald J. Suggs Scholarship, is featured.
Maryville University Shines Through Kids Rock Cancer Charity
590thefan.com [Feb. 21] – A preview of #1000Saints night at Moloney Arena and the support Maryville receives for its Kids Rock Cancer program.
Girl with cerebral palsy joins Maryville University swim team
kmov.com [Jan. 21] – Anna Rose, who joined the Saints’ swim and dive team through TeamIMPACT, is featured.
Inside the world of collegiate e-sports in St. Louis
St. Louis Magazine (stlmag.com) [Jan. 18] – Maryville’s Esports team is featured in an article on the rise of collegiate Esports teams in St. Louis.
Pulse of St. Louis – Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
kplr11.com [Jan. 13] – Austin Davis, president of the Association of Black Collegians, and Turan Mullins, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, discuss a play presented on campus in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
BenFred: Easy Ed’s grandson Nolan Berry back in love with basketball
stltoday.com [Jan. 11] – Nolan Berry, a student-athlete on the men’s basketball team, is featured.
Stricker, local talent produce quick turnaround at Maryville
stltoday.com [Jan. 10] – The success of the Saints men’s basketball team is highlighted.
Maryville University Men’s Basketball Winning With Local Flavor
fox2now.com [Jan. 10] – The Saints Men’s Basketball team is featured, highlighting our local coach and players.
A personalized approach launches Maryville to rocket growth
stltoday.com [Dec. 29] – A Q&A with President Mark Lombardi about Maryville’s innovative model of personalized learning.
Maryville U. Hillel Receives Campus Partnership Award
St. Louis Jewish Light [Dec. 13] – Maryville University Hillel is recognized for its Hillel International Campus Partnership Award.
Industry Insiders: Clerkie’s Fire and Desire
cstarleague.com [Nov. 26] – A feature story on the rise of Maryville’s Esports team through the eyes of Dan “Clerkie” Clerke, the student who helped breathe life into the program as director of Esports.
Maryville U expanding online programs
bizjournals.com [Nov. 16] – Maryville University is adding 10 bachelor’s degree programs to its online offerings, beginning in Fall 2018.
Maryville more than triples the number of online bachelor degrees with new options
stltoday.com [Nov. 16] – Maryville University’s announcement of 10 new online undergraduate degree programs is featured. The programs begin next fall and include communication, criminal justice, forensic psychology, general studies with a concentration in health care, liberal studies, organizational leadership, psychology, financial services, management information systems and marketing.
By adding sports like lacrosse or wrestling, small St. Louis area colleges getting bigger
stltoday.com [Nov. 6] – Maryville University and other higher education institutions in the region are building athletic programs, which has boosted enrollment.
Missouri, home of collegiate Esports
ESPN [October 24] – A video featuring Maryville Saints Esports team explores the popular sentiment that “collegiate Esports has become synonymous with the state of Missouri.”
College Esports is the next big thing in varsity athletics
ESPN [October 23] – The NCAA is exploring the opportunities for growth in collegiate Esports. Maryville’s Esport team is featured in photo images, and the executive director of the National Assn. of Collegiate Esports, of which Maryville University is a founding member, is quoted.
26 scholars receive $620K in scholarships
St. Louis American [October 18] – Maryville is recognized as one several area schools that award Dr. Donald J. Suggs scholarships.This year’s scholarship recipient is Destinie Jones. In 2018, Maryville will award two Suggs scholarships.
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. 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.
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 Esports 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 Esports 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.
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.
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.