Welcome to Union University's Journal of the Union Faculty Forum (JUFF). As Forum President, I wish to thank each faculty member whose work has been included since JUFF's inception. Special thanks go to this year's contributors. Your submissions will help take the journal into its new phase, establishing its place in the extended academic world outside of the University. Every faculty member is encouraged to submit scholarly work for possible publication in JUFF.
As this evolution continues, the Faculty Forum will continue to serve its purpose, "to provide a means for the faculty to express its interests and concerns" and "to make recommendations about issues affecting Union University" to the administration. Faculty Forum deals with issues that are beyond any one individual faculty member's possible influence. I encourage you to become a member of Faculty Forum, the voice of the faculty, and to become a contributor to its journal.
- Terry L. Weaver, Ph. D.