In every discipline, the leading edge of scholarship and creative activity continually advances. To remain current, professors must attend conferences, communicate with their peers, and devote time to their own research and scholarship, which itself helps to push their fields forward. The benefit to students of this process is clear: When professors are excited about and engaged with new thinking and discovery, they communicate this enthusiasm and knowledge in the classroom. Students are both inspired and, at graduation, familiar with the latest issues and developments in their chosen fields. As a result, they are better prepared to enter the academic conversation as graduate students or the workforce as employees. For faculty, however, keeping abreast of the latest developments—and transitioning them into creative teaching and curricular innovation—is time-consuming and expensive. Gettysburg needs the support of visionary donors who realize the importance of taking the College’s curriculum and teaching into the future.