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The Insider: 11.20.19

Tamara Keefe, the mastermind behind Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery has gotten some serious national recognition lately. Her Gooey Butter Cake flavor made The O List in the November issue of O, the Oprah Magazine for being “the sexiest ice cream alive.” Plus, she and Clementine’s COO Frank Uible recently were invited to hang with hometowner Andy Cohen as bartenders on his show, Watch What Happens Live, on Bravo TV. They served up their legendary boozy ice cream delights.

Washington University scientist Bronwen Konecky spends her time out in the elements, studying how geology and climate change affect the planet’s ecosystems. She recently was recognized for her work by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, which named her a Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering—a prestigious award that comes with a five-year, $875,000 research grant. Konecky is the 11th Wash. U. faculty member to be named a Packard Fellow and one of just 22 U.S. scientists to receive the distinction this year.

St. Joseph’s Academy science teacher Katie Lodes received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, presented by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Lodes joined St. Joseph’s faculty in 2002 and is one of four Missouri educators to receive the award this year. “Katie facilitates independent research by students and provides them opportunities to present it to professional scientists,” says principal Jennifer Sudekum. “She is the epitome of a ‘scientist as teacher.’”

St. Louisans can align body and mind during free sunrise yoga sessions at the Gateway Arch Visitor Center. The 45-minute indoor classes will be held at 7 a.m. Tuesdays through April 2020 and are appropriate for yogis of all levels, including beginners. The program is presented by the Centene Charitable Foundation, Gateway Arch Park Foundation and Yoga Buzz.

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