Our heartfelt thanks go out to: Dr. Wille and Dr. Eysturlid, for editing submissions, providing guidance and suggestions, and inspiring us to create this journal Mrs. Jean Bigger, for leading us through the publication process and helping us design our Digital Commons website The student writers, for contributing the articles that made this journal possible Mr. Kearney, Dr. Cross, and Dr. Kotlarczyk, for providing valuable insight into their fields And all of you, for reading our very first issue!