Rethinking liberal education also means rethinking the first year. FHSU is one of 44 AASCU campuses engaged in an exciting Reimagining the First Year Initiative sponsored by AASCU in partnership with the Gates Foundation and USA Funds. This week in Austin, FHSU joins those 44 campuses for the RFY kick-off event, gaining new ideas that may influence our first year experience in a whole host of ways, including insights into liberal education. FHSU is a lead campus in one of the signature curricular strategies for the RFY initiative, the National Blended Course Consortium. Both Global Challenges and Science for Citizens are two of the NBCC courses and FHSU has scholar-teachers serving on both course teams. Both of these courses offer interesting liberal education options for first year students.