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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A University that Breathes

Dr. Erika Scheurer, associate professor of English and director of Writing Across the Curriculum, shares her personal experiences with Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation, including meditating with students in classes. For those interested in learning more, there will be a meditation "sit-in" at noon Tuesday, Sept. 29, on the lower quad.
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.
Julie Sullivan

Sullivan Encourages Concepts for the Common Good

President Julie Sullivan Tuesday encouraged the St. Thomas community to define concepts in which the university should live out its mission statement to advance the common good. She issued her challenge during the president’s annual academic convocation address.