Dr. Barbara T. Faires, professor of mathematics emerita, established Faculty Forum in the fall of 1990 during her time as dean of the College and vice president for academic affairs. Since then the forum has continued to provide an opportunity for faculty members to meet weekly to share their scholarship in the best tradition of the liberal arts. Faculty members from all disciplines volunteer to present lectures on their current research, artistic productions, and/or scholarship of teaching and learning. Each forum presents new ideas with innovative lecture techniques. The faculty forum is held most Wednesdays during the academic year, beginning promptly at 11:45 a.m. The Faires Faculty Forum is normally held in the Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center. Performance forums may be held in other locations.