Truman State University prides itself on providing excellent teaching within a liberal arts culture, of which scholarship is an important component. The Truman Faculty Forum was created in 2003 to give faculty the opportunity to present their research and creative work to the Truman community and to enhance the importance of scholarship and creativity in the culture of our institution. In the spirit of the liberal arts, the Forum provides one more way of exposing all members of the Truman community to various fields of investigation. We offer a variety of formats—public lectures, classroom-style symposia, performances, and gallery exhibitions—in order to best suit different fields of study as well as different individuals. By opening the presentations up to the public, the Forum is yet another way that Truman State serves the Kirksville community at large.