F1RST Articles

F1RST 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.

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Waging war on killer bacteria in a Carroll biology lab

1/22/2020
We’re running out of options in the fight against problem bacteria. Antibiotic overuse and misuse has triggered an explosion in antibiotic resistant bacteria. The search for the next weapon is taking place in laboratories across the world—and here at Carroll University.

Effigy Mound in front of Voorhees Hall

Mystery of the Mounds

1/21/2020
The area surrounding Carroll once housed over a dozen independent effigy mounds. Two mounds can still be found on campus, on opposite corners of Main Lawn.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion support expands presence

1/17/2020
A new department at Carroll will coordinate the university’s efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus and foster meaningful interactions between people of diverse cultures, social identities, perspective and experiences.

Anthony Sikorski

Youth is Served

1/15/2020
While Anthony Sikorski faces the same challenges any adolescent does, he is not your typical teenager.

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Fostering a Legacy

1/13/2020
When Brooke Foster entered Carroll in the fall of 2019, she followed in the footsteps of eight family members, running all the way back to her grandfather, Charles Foster ’53.

Marissa Garretto

A Life Changing Experience

1/7/2020
Marissa Garetto '17 journeyed to Japan for a cross-cultural experience. Now a graduate, she has moved back to Japan to continue exploring the culture.

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Marching Toward the Future

1/7/2020
2019 was a year of growth for the Carroll University Pride of the Pioneeers marching band, and with that growth comes change and a little bit of risk.

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Masters of Motivation

10/3/2019
Four students reveal how they cope with the demands of graduate school.

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Operation Chemo Comfort

10/2/2019
Alumna Kelsey Lexow ’04 strives to make a difference in cancer patients’ lives.

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Arts Leader Honored

10/2/2019
Alumni and local arts leader Geroge Tzougros '83 was recently awarded a Michael Newton Award from Americans for the Arts.

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Professor Places Third in "Hardest" Ironman

9/25/2019
On May 25, Dr. Lenny Ramsey, an assistant professor of physical therapy, finished third in what’s been called the toughest Ironman race in the world: the Lanzarote in Spain.

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For Christ and Learning

9/17/2019
The Rev. Elizabeth McCord pauses to reflect on the lessons we can learn from a tempest's wrath after severe weather struck campus on June 27, 2019

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Community Care

5/30/2019
Carroll's health science students learn that collaboration is the key to delivering wellness

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Tackling "Tartuffe"

5/28/2019
Photographer Kyle Zehr wanders behind the curtain of the Carroll Players' spring comedy

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Office Hours: Tony Aker

5/26/2019
We visit the office of Tony Aker, offensive coordinator of Carroll's football team.

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End of Play

2/18/2019
Researchers say many children today suffer from a play deficit. We take a look at why that matters.

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Carroll University at Night

2/16/2019
A modern university runs 24/7. Photographer Kyle Zehr captured the late nights and early mornings of those who make it work.

Ray Pierce playing in a basketball game against Marquette University

Driven to Succeed

2/13/2019
Men's Basketball team member Ray Pierce embodies the Pioneer athletic tradition

Sue Lewis in her office

Office Hours: Sue Lewis

2/11/2019
We visit the office of Sue Lewis, professor of biology and marine biology at Carroll.

Kate Gentry

Two Students Donate Bone Marrow

10/25/2018
A pair of Pioneers donated bone marrow after learning about the process during a registration drive sponsored by student organization Love Your Melon

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Summer at Carroll

10/24/2018
It’s summer. Commencement is past. The folding chairs have been removed from Main Lawn. The residence halls have been aired out. And the campus falls quiet...

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Faces of Carroll

10/21/2018
The images and stories that came out of “(in)sight: a portrait project” create a vivid portrait of the Carroll community

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Career connection

10/20/2018
Psychology alumnus builds a bridge to workplace for Carroll students

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For Christ and Learning

10/19/2018
The Rev. Elizabeth McCord writes about making space for our spiritual wellness.

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For Christ and Learning

5/30/2018
The Rev. Elizabeth McCord writes about an Alternative Spring Break trip – one of many ways Carroll students serve the community.

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Mystery Worm Book

5/26/2018
It's a religious book of sorts, but this ancient book from the library archives is a mystery itself.

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Hawthorne Lab School

5/25/2018
Carroll's education department begins a lab school partnership with Waukesha public schools.

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Carroll CSI

5/22/2018
Carroll University's forensics program proves worth investigating.

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2,320 Miles of Service

5/21/2018
This Carroll alumna and her husband paddled the mighty Mississippi with a purpose–to help others.

Tiger at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Zoological Research

1/26/2018
Carroll students go to the source to study animal behavior for research projects at Milwaukee County Zoo.

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Reacting to the Past

1/25/2018
Innovative teaching methodology has student role-playing historic events.

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Research at Prairie Springs

9/22/2017
Two recent graduates trade their gowns for lab coats and head back to Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center and Greene Field Station to continue their research.

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Carroll's new cadaver lab

9/22/2017
Day one in Carroll's new cadaver lab in the Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories building.

Dan Pokwinsky

One last pint with Pokey

9/21/2017
Long-time Club 400 owner and Carroll alumnus, Dan "Pokey" Pokwinski '79, puts landmark business up for sale.

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Rodent tales

6/1/2017
In Carroll's animal behavior lab, the lucky rats are just tickled.

Therapeutic abilities clinic

Therapeutic Abilities Clinic

2/1/2017
Out in the community, Carroll health science students learn the role of the human touch in health care.

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Pioneer polka band

9/2/2016
These Carroll alumni are marching to their own (polka) beat.

Jack Miller's Cabin

Alaskan pioneer

6/1/2016
Alumnus Jack Miller lives a true pioneer life in Alaska.

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