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Welcome to the Spring 2015 issue of Illuminations: A Newsletter for New Faculty.

This issue features three new articles from new faculty: Donna Neff (Nursing), Ryan Buyssens (Visual Arts), and Stephanie Vie (Writing and Rhetoric). We have one interview in our Special Features section, with Dr. Cecelia Rivers, Assistant Vice President for the UCF Western Region Campuses.

A new feature for this issue is our Getting to Know You series, a short profile on a new faculty member with information on their service to the professional and local community. Dr. Josie Weiss, Associate Professor and coordinator of the Master’s Nurse Practitioner Program in the UCF College of Nursing is our first featured faculty member for this section.

Also included are updates from the UCF Libraries on the results of a local Faculty survey, Technology Fees, and two vendors seeking partnerships with UCF Faculty to help deliver custom selections of videos, eBooks, and other online content.

This is my first issue as editor, and I enjoyed getting to know the campus and our new faculty even better. If you are a new faculty member, or know of one who would be worth featuring, please let us know. In the meantime, I want to thank those who have contributed to the first five issues and helped us get this project off the ground!

Carrie Moran, Editor