Academic Forum 2008–09 / Number 26

Editor
Michael Lloyd, Ph.D.

Proofreaders
Marck Beggs, Ph.D.
Linda G. English, Ph.D.
David Gardner, M.S.E.
Aaron Harford, M.S.
Allison Vetter, Ph.D.
Anita Williams, Ph.D.
Fred Worth, Ph.D.

Faculty Development and Research Committee

Ellis College
John Hardee, Ph.D., chair
Peggy Bailey, Ph.D.
William Henshaw, M.F.A.
William Higgins, D.M.A.
Martin James, Ph.D.
Shanta Sharma, Ph.D.

School of Business
Carl Stark, D.B.A., chair
Nathan Campbell, Ph.D.
Frank Smith, Ph.D.
Mike Watters, D.B.A.
Anita Williams, Ph.D.
Hank Wilson, M.S.E.

Teachers College, Henderson
Linda English, Ph.D.
Rhonda Harrington, M.S.E.
Bernie Hellums, Ed.D.
Don Peterson, Ph.D.
Connie Phelps, Ph.D.
Celya Taylor, M.B.A.

With the exceptions of formatting and minor corrections, these papers have been reprinted as submitted where the authors have employed a form and style appropriate to their respective disciplines. The editor wishes to express appreciation to the proofreaders, the Faculty Research Committee who allocated funding for this publication, Tim Jones for making printing arrangements, Penny Murphy who designed the cover art, and especially to the authors whose contributions continue to make Academic Forum a success. Copyrights are retained by the authors, and republication or reproduction requires their consent.

CONTENTS

Rebecca Albright (Mentor: Peggy Dunn Bailey)
Women’s Societal Persecution in Sexton’s “Her Kind” and Piercy’s “Barbie Doll”

Pamela F. Bax
Witnessing history in the making: My thoughts about President Barack Obama becoming the first African-American president of the United States.

Carly Cate (Mentor: Wayne McGinnis)
Restoring Sylvia—Reconstructing Sylvia Plath’s Ariel

Kevin K. Durand
The Search for Justice in the Republic

Linda G. English
Muggin

Betsy Fulmer
A Discussion of Representation as Applied to Selected Paintings of Rene Magritte

Mary Leigh (Mentor: Peggy Dunn Bailey).
Pamela: A Narrative

Michael Lloyd
Inferential Statistics using the Coefficient of Variation

Michael James McClard (Mentor: Peggy Dunn Bailey)
Making a Heaven of the Innocents’ Misery: William Blake’s “Chimney Sweeper” Poems

R. Blair Olson
The Key to Group Counseling Effectiveness

Michael Ray Taylor
A Conversation with John Irving
God of the Slide Guitar
Words, Words, Words

Fred Worth
You Have To Get To Him Early

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