Teaching is a commitment Virginia Wesleyan faculty take seriously, but they are more than professors. They are inquisitive researchers, published authors, and highly sought experts in their fields. In effort to showcase their scholarship, a new series titled “Fridays with Faculty” has been developed by Hofheimer Library and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning. The inaugural talk will take place Friday, March 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Library. Associate Professor of English Gavin Pate will read from his fictional work-in-progress, Notes From The Coming War. The second talk in the series will take place April 8 at 6 p.m. in the library, as Assistant Professor of History Kathleen Casey discusses her recent book, The Prettiest Girl on Stage is a Man: Race and Gender Benders in American Vaudeville. Events are free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.