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Professional Notes for Nov. 24, 2015

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.
VO2 Max

How It Works: VO2 Max Test

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.
Geoff Saign

Writer by Nature

Author and activist Geoffrey Saign brings the outdoors into children’s imaginations.
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Professional Notes for Oct. 21, 2015

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.
Buddy's Nut Butter

The Local Peanut That Could

Entrepreneurship Andrew Kincheloe '12 turned his favorite childhood food into Buddy's Small Batch Nut Butter, a thriving brand that's now sold in 300 stores across five Midwestern states.
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.
Abbie Hoffman

Depth of Field Icons: Abbie Hoffman

Abbie Hoffman, the most celebrated social and political activist and anti-war dissident of his time, spoke at St. Thomas 27 years ago this month on Sept. 20, 1988.
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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.
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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.