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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about Carroll's broad effort to acknowledge neurodiversity and provide better access for neurodivergent students across the campus and see where our students are headed now that the world has reopened for Cross-Cultural Experiences. Also find an update on plans for a student-centric Wright Street and discover how wood from a historic downed black walnut tree from Main Lawn has found new life.
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Carroll's efforts to embrace neurodiversity and provide equity for neurodivergent students is wide ranging and driven by multiple players across campus.
Always seeking to expand the vibrancy of life at Carroll, our university’s calling to celebrate neurodiversity invites each of us to plumb the depths of our own ways of being, reimagining the frameworks we have constructed for our identities.
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Carroll President Cindy Gnadinger reflects on her first five years and looks forward to what's next. Then discover how Carroll's faculty are researching best ways to incorporate technology into curricula, an exploration that will benefit teaching at Carroll and better prepare future educators. And meet Mohammed I.T. Bey, Carroll's new Vice President of Institutional Inclusion, who shares how he plans to foster inclusion and understanding across campus.
We remember the warmth and wisdom of Gert Ullsperger, Carroll's unofficial Grandma. Then read about a novel program that enlists faculty members as honorary captains of Carroll athletic programs and a new professional credential aimed at fostering safe communities. Finally, learn about the student referral program that enlists the help of alumni like you to send promising students Carroll's way.
It's Carroll University's 175th birthday! Join in the celebration and meet a few of Carroll's pioneering alumni. Then read about a unique interdisciplinary research project which utilizes drones to monitor water quality on a local lake. Finally, learn how Carroll's liberal arts foundation empowers the path of today's Pioneers.