St. Thomas Day 2008 Distinguished Alumnus  Award winner Dan Buettner (class of 1983) talks during a video interview at Buettner's office in Minneapolis. Taken January 14, 2008.

Five Observations From ‘Blue Zones City’

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.
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New Vince Flynn Novel Event Is Tuesday

The nationwide release of The Survivor, the next book in the late Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series of political thrillers, will be on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights.
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Please Remember John Anderson in Your Prayers

He was the father of Barbara Jo Stahl, adjunct faculty and off-campus coordinator of special education and gifted education, Department of Special Education and Gifted Education, and grandfather of Melissa Jaeger '03.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 23, 2015

This week's pro notes feature faculty Marites Guino-o, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel, Bill Ojala, AnnMarie Thomas and Lisa Waldner; and students from the Chemistry Department.
Ronaldo "Rony" Lec. Photo by Alice K. Moffett.

Native Son, Native Seeds

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.
Mashael Aljahdali

Humans of St. Thomas: Mashael Aljahdali

Carol Bruess is back with this year's first installment of the popular Humans of St. Thomas series. She chats with graduate student Mashael Aljahdali who loves her family and dreams of working at a university – and who is almost never not smiling.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 15, 2015

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.