F1RST Magazine

F1RST is the official publication of Carroll University.  The magazine puts a fresh spin on stories about campus life, updates on alumni and in-depth features connecting the accomplishments of Carroll alumni, faculty and staff to today's headlines. Comments and ideas about the publication can be made to editor@chushu360.net.

F1RST Magazine was recognized with a 2019 MarCom Platinum Award for excellence in print media.
Cover shot of F1RST Magazine Winter 2024 edition

Current Issue | Winter 2023/2024

Inside this issue, you will find the public announcement of our comprehensive campaign, Pioneer Driven: The Campaign for Carroll. Additionally, read about new undergraduate and graduate programs that are cutting-edge and serving high-demand fields. Then take a moment to learn about mindfulness from one of our esteemed professors, especially as we approach the new year.

Most Recent Articles

Bryce Hietpas ’20

Carroll’s Major League (Baseball) Impact in Athletic Training


You might not be able to call Carroll University a farm club for Major League Baseball teams yet. Still, with seven students and graduates joining MLB organizations over the past few years, Carroll Pioneers are making their mark on the diamond. Most notably, four athletic trainers play critical roles in keeping players healthy and productive.

Group therapy session

Acting Out - Students Find Getting into Character is Good Therapy


A breakup with her boyfriend of four years rocked Phoebe Lansbury. An undiagnosed panic disorder and general anxiety about her own wellness paralyzed Anna Trenton. And Isabella LaFollette spiraled into a very dark situational depressive episode after an abrupt end to a relationship. Concerns about their mental health and emotional well-being led each to seek out help. As the fall semester unfolded last year, each began online sessions, meeting with graduate students in Carroll’s Behavioral Health Psychology (BHP) program. Nothing remarkable there, except that Phoebe, Anna and Isabella weren’t real people.

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  • Fall 2021
    • Join in the celebration of Carroll University's 175th birthday! Then read about a unique interdisciplinary research project which utilizes drones to monitor water quality on a local lake. Finally, learn how Carroll's libear arts foundation empowers the path of today's Pioneers.
  • Spring 2021
    • Learn all about Carroll's sustainability efforts, as your favorite university goes green, and get a glimpse into some recent convocations. These additional learning opportunities for our students reflect the value and importance of a liberal arts-based education.
  • Winter 2020
    • An issue about resilience, innovation and progress. Tour the renovated Education Hall and meet the new dean of the School of Education and Human Services. Then read about the resourceful approaches taken by the Carroll arts and athletics programs to adapt to COVID-19. Finally, find out how Carroll successfully navigated a turbulent year for higher education in a special 2019-20 Annual Report.
  • Summer 2020
    • As the world was engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic, students, faculty and staff scattered to the safety of their homes – changing everything except for our Pioneer mindset. Also meet Carroll's furriest friends as they graduate to their forever homes and discover how historians interpret the stories of the past.
  • Spring 2020
    • Join a professor and student as they search for new tools in the battle against killer bacteria, learn about the path biology major Benyapa Khowpinitchai took to Carroll and the artful balance she discovered here, and remember the legacy of service that the late P.E. MacAllister '40 leaves behind.
  • Fall 2019
    • Graduate students share why they chose to continue their studies at Carroll, learn about a unique program that pairs teaching students with middle schoolers and explore the newly-renovated "Bergs" and Charles Street Hall.
  • Summer 2019
    • Learn how Carroll's health science students are getting valuable lessons in collaborative care on Milwaukee's southside and go behind the scenes as the Carroll Players present "Tartuffe."
  • Spring 2019
    • Explore the consequences of today's play deficit, go behind the scenes of Carroll after dark to see who keeps the University running 24/7 and visit the new collaborative spaces that are popping up all over campus.
  • Fall 2018
    • Get a behind the scenes look at the Rankin Hall renovation, discover what happens at Carroll during the 'quiet' months of summer and enjoy the final results of (in)sight: a portrait project.
  • Summer 2018
    • Relive the inauguration of Carroll's 15thand first woman president, visit a Waukesha laboratory school where lessons in education are everywhere and take a walk inside the new Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall.
  • Spring 2018
    • Take a walk on the wild side with Carroll students at the Milwaukee County Zoo, discover Carroll's new website and relive an alumns' interaction with Lombardi's Packers
  • Fall 2017
    • Meet Carroll University's new president, explore faculty and staff research and share one last pint with Pokey
  • Summer 2017
    • A conversation with Carroll's outgoing president, pre-college programs and Celebrate Carroll
  • Spring 2017
    • Carroll's online literary journal, healing ways, music therapy program, Carroll's international student-athletes
  • Fall 2016
    • Bold new look for Pioneers, seeking cultural harmony on European tour, previewing the Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories
  • Summer 2016
    • A fence on the horizon, Jack Miller's Pioneer journey took him to the edge of civilization, Carrol faculty and staff summer reading guide
  • Winter 2016
    • Head games, did we break democracy and faking life, death and disease in Carroll's health science labs

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