Academic Forum 2013–14 / Number 31

Editor
Michael Lloyd, Ph.D.

Proofreaders
Peggy Dunn Bailey, Ph.D.
Renae Clark, M.B.A.
Linda English, Ph.D.
TaLisha Givan, Ed.D.
William Henshaw, M.F.A.
Cadra McDaniel, Ph.D.
Wayne McGinnis, Ph.D.
Lloyd Moyo, Ph.D.
David Sesser, MLIS.
James Shuff, Ph.D.
Michael Taylor, M.F.A.
Fred Worth, Ph.D.

Faculty Development and Research Committee

Ellis College
John Hardee, Ph.D. (chair)
Emily Gerhold, M.A.
Paul Glover, M.F.A.
Stuart Shaw, Ph.D.
Allison Vetter, Ph.D.
Tommy Finley, Ph.D.
Shelly Austin, M.N.Sc.
Rafael Bejarano, Ph.D.
Vernon Miles, Ph.D.
Michael Lloyd, Ph.D.
Jamie Lipton, D.M.A.
Vincent Dunlap, Ph.D.
Jim Duke, M.L.A.

School of Business
Nathan Campbell (chair)
Troy Hogue, M.C.A.
Alan Blaylock, Ph.D.
Lonnie Jackson, M.B.A.
Renea Clark, M.B.A.

Teachers College, Henderson
Don Benton, M.S.E.
Charmaine Caldwell, Ph.D.
Dana Horn, M.Ed.
Beth Wyatt, Ed.S.
Patrick Wempe, Ed.D.

With the exceptions of formatting and minor corrections, these papers have been reprinted as submitted; the authors have employed a form and style appropriate to their respective disciplines. The editor wishes to express appreciation to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, who allocated funding for this publication. Also, thanks to Steve Fellers and Tim Jones for the cover artwork and making the printing arrangements. Special thanks to the authors and proofreaders, whose contributions continue to make the Academic Forum a success. Copyrights are retained by the authors, and republication or reproduction requires their consent.

CONTENTS

Peggy Dunn Bailey
“[R]elations in the Unseen”: Oracular Romanticism and “The Cry of the Children”

Maryjane Dunn
When “Language for Specific Purposes” classes aren’t specific enough: Abbreviated Second Language Occupational Training (ASLOT) 

Linda English
Carrie Ford’s Barbeque

Travis Langley
Justice Roulette: Dubious Tests of Truth and Sanity in Aurora Massacre Case

Michael Lloyd
2-Sample t-Distribution Approximation

Wayne McGinnis
The Art of Jack Conroy’s The Disinherited, a Novel of the 1930s 

Lloyd Moyo
Evaluation of the Dirichlet Integral by a Fourier Transform Method

Kayla Smoke (Mentor: Allison Vetter)
The Effect of Parent’s Education on the Educational Aspirations of College Students 

Michael Ray Taylor
A Confluence of Greatness: A conversation with Bill Bryson about Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and other historical figures great and small

Fred Worth
Statistical Oddities in Baseball History

Click here for a pdf of the introduction as it appeared in the paper edition.