Steeves' doctors at Region's Hospital in St. Paul have cleared him to be discharged Thursday this week, an outcome his family and friends never would have predicted one month ago. He plans to spend the holidays at home with his family.
This week's notes feature faculty Dave Brennan, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Ken Goodpaster, T. Dean Maines, Mike Naughton, Brian Shapiro, Shersten Johnson, Jennifer McGuire, Phil Rolnick, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner, Bob Werner; staff Jim Rogers; and students Shannon Kelly and Meaghan Scott.
A VO2 max test provides athletes – whether professional or recreational – accurate, personalized data they can use to tailor their training and reach their goals. Dr. Paul Mellick of St. Thomas' Health and Human Performance Department, and one intrepid Newsroom writer will show you what this grueling test is like.
This week's notes feature faculty Jennifer Awes-Freeman, Father Juan Miguel Betancourt, John Froula, David Jamieson, Shersten Johnson, David Kelley, Ray MacKenzie, Deborah Savage, Angela Senander, William Stevenson, Phil Stoltzfus, AnnMarie Thomas, Artika Tykner and Christian Washburn; and students Jackie Milbrandt (also staff) and Caitlin Woodard.
Dan Buettner '83, The New York Times-bestselling author of Blue Zones, gave a short but memorable talk on longevity last week. He's been studying the world's healthiest communities for more than a decade.
So how does St. Thomas keep the 560,000 gallons of water that fill the 5-year-old AARC pool looking as clear as glass? David Clysdale, chief engineer in St. Thomas' Facilities Management Department, has the answers.
The Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas is the new performance space for the Minnesota Compline Choir. Performances will be held on the first and third Sundays of each month. Their next performance is this Sunday, Oct. 4.
The eponymous hip-hop collective Doomtree – comprised of local artists Paper Tiger, Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, Sims, P.O.S., Mike Mictlan and Dessa – will headline the event, which takes place 2-10 p.m. Oct. 3.
Ronaldo "Rony" Lec Ajcot '94 is the founder of the Institute for Mesoamerican Permaculture, a not-for-profit organization that is reviving ancient Mayan farming practices to improve food security and self-sufficiency in his native Mesoamerica.
This week's notes feature faculty, an alumna and a student from the departments of chemistry, history, mathematics, modern and classical languages, and sociology and criminal justice, and the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity.