Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from all us here at iNKBLOT!



Tardar Sauce

Tardar Sauce, possibly the grumpiest-looking cat the Internet has ever known, became an online sensation this year thanks to a series of YouTube videos (more…)

tCOACH Session Reminder


tCOACH Session

Travis Rathbone:

12/12 11AM – 12PM ET

The following link will allow you to log into the session at
the scheduled time:

We are here to help you!!!

We look forward to seeing you in a tCOACH session ~ Anella & Travis!!

Picture Credit: Joseph A. Cubria

An Empathetic Rat

In a recent experiment conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago, researchers examined whether a rat would release a fellow rat from a cage if it could. The answer was yes.

The free rat was housed in a larger cage with another rat who was trapped in a much smaller container. The free rat was subject to the distress calls from its locked-up cage-mate and chose to act on behalf of the trapped rat. The free rat learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. What made this interesting is that the free rat would release the other animal even if there wasn’t an obvious payoff of a reunion with it like the potential for mating. And when the free rat was given access to some chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is amazing considering it’s a rat. (more…)

HOLLA!! eCOACH receives recognition in the News :-)

Dr. Shannon FarrisFounder & Host of eCOACH Online Learning

Dr. Shannon Farris
Founder & Host of eCOACH Online Learning

Turnitin First Draft
Plagiarism Org


Keeping students honest in and outside of class time is a challenge for most educators. Add in the movement toward online classes, and the challenge is only compounded. A recent story in U.S. News and World Report discusses the variety of ways that educators are dealing with academic dishonesty and plagiarism.

Plagiarism Org

“In every single class, we have information on what plagiarism is, and a major piece is that we hold our students accountable if they’re caught,” says Diane Johnson, assistant director of faculty services at St. Leo University in Florida. She goes on to say that students have been disciplined in the past for copying others’ work. “If you hear that one of your classmates has been reported for plagiarism, it gives you an impetus to not do it too.”

St. Leo University emphasizes educating not only students but also faculty about plagiarism and how to use Turnitin, often in the same online eCOACH training sessions.

Only $1,525 to go for Dr. Patrick Draves Endowed Scholarship Fund. Please give today!

Dr. Patrick Draves

Dr. Patrick Draves

Born: January 9, 1970 ~ Lost fight to lung cancer: February 13, 2012

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In July we shared the idea of establishing an endowed scholarship fund in honor of our friend and colleague, Dr. Patrick Draves, who passed away ten months ago. Today, we are pleased to share with you progress that has been made toward the goal of $10,000, the amount needed to fund an endowed scholarship at Saint Leo. We are most grateful to all who have honored Patrick’s memory and his commitment to scholarship, teaching, and his students with their gift to the fund. Memorial gifts received from Patrick’s colleagues, former students, family, and friends total $8,475.

Only $1,525 is needed to endow the scholarship, in which one $500 research scholarship will be given to one student each year. It isn’t too late for your gift to be added to the fund!

Please join us today by sending your gift to the Dr. Patrick Draves Memorial Endowed Scholarship.


Dr. Rich Bryan
Dr. Kevin Kieffer
Dr. Shannon Farris
Dr. Marilyn Mallue
Dr. Tammy Zacchilli

“Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone?…”


 “Ernesto Sirolli proposed that the first step is to listen to the people you’re trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit.” (more…)

“Why LEGO is the Best Company…”

“From the first moment a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome saw an expensive LEGO train set, he wanted to call it his own.” (more…)

PSY 405 Poster Presentation 12/8

poster Presentation

Dr. Kieffer would like to invite you to the Research Methods (PSY 405) poster presentation, on December 8th from 8:30 AM to  10:00 AM, University Campus, Teco Hall (Business Building). 

See You There!

Share Your Holiday Greetings with iNKBLOT!

Christmas Lion animate



Tis the season for holiday greetings.  Instead of doing the the boring mass holiday messages that every website does, we are inviting you to connect with the world.  Over the next couple of weeks we are going to post “Holiday Greetings” and “Hopes and Resolutions for the New Year” made entirely from reader submissions.  What we are looking for are videos, audio recordings, photos, written statements, and so on.  The more creative you can be, the better.

Some general guidelines:

  • The message should be a positive one.  
  • Videos should be 1-2 minutes top
  • Limit foul language in any video or audio recordings.
  • When emailing your submission, let us know if it is for the Holiday Greeting section, Hopes and Resolutions for the New Year, or both.

If you have a Holiday greeting or New Year Resolution that you would love to share with the world, send it to us at


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