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Turnitin Recognizes Dr. Shannon Farris as an International MVP All-Stars Finalist

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Tue, Mar 25, 2014

Dr. Shannon Farris Assistant Professor

Dr. Shannon Farris
Assistant Professor

With more than one million instructors worldwide using the academic tool, Turnitin, Dr. Shannon Farris is recognized for promoting its use to improve student learning – which supports Saint Leo’s core values.

When it comes to helping Saint Leo students achieve academic success, Dr. Shannon Farris’ passion is equaled only by his endless energy and enthusiasm.

A veritable whirlwind of ideas, Dr. Farris is quick to dive into new approaches and initiatives that can provide critical academic support to online and on-ground – traditional and non-traditional – students alike.

That’s why more than seven years ago, the assistant professor of psychology became an advocate of the fledgling educational tool, Turnitin.

As a result of his efforts, Dr. Farris recently was named a Turnitin MVP All-Stars finalist, recognizing him as one of the leading educators worldwide using Turnitin technology to promote academic success.

Farris was nominated for the award, in part, for creating eCOACH Online Learning, a live interactive web conference series to help Saint Leo students become acquainted with tools they need to use in order to achieve success in college. Several webcasts, in particular, focuses on helping students and faculty learn how to more effectively use Turnitin as an academic success tool.

We talked with Farris about Turnitin, eCOACH, and more. Here’s what he had to say.
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2 Year Anniversary of a Colleague’s Passing, Dr. Patrick Draves (January 9, 1970 – February 13, 2012)

 

Born: January 9, 1970 ~ Died: February 13, 2012

I will forever cherish our dear colleague and friend, Dr. Patrick Draves. While words alone cannot express the love and admiration I have for Patrick, I will simply say that he was a great professor and even better friend! I miss you.

Dr. Shannon Farris

Is an Online Psychology Degree for you? By Mary Beth Erskine

If you’re thinking about majoring in psychology, you might be interested in what motivated other students to enroll in Saint Leo’s online psychology degree program.

Online Psychology Degree

Image Credit: Saint Leo Blog

Thinking about majoring in psychology but concerned that there may already be too many psych majors in the world?

Or maybe you’re worried that you won’t find a job?

Responding to similar concerns, theAmerican Psychology Associationand the Florida Psychology Department Chairs developed the report, “Are There Too Many Psych Majors?”

Here’s just one take-away from the report:
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Dr. Tammy Zacchilli reports another teen suicide encouraged by cyber bullying: Rebecca Ann Sedwick 12 years old

Rebecca Ann Sedwick 12 years old

Rebecca Ann Sedwick
12 years old

Another tragedy occurred this week with the suicide of Rebecca Ann Sedwick of Lakeland, Florida.  The 12 year old girl jumped to her death at a cement plant near her home on Monday September 9th.  According to the Polk Sheriff, her body was found early Tuesday morning after several hours of searching.  She was a victim of cyber bullying and some of the last messages she received said “go kill yourself.”  
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Online Psychology Club meeting tonight 8pm ET. See You there :-)

psych-clubDon’t Forget!!! We have a Psychology Club Meeting TONIGHT at 8pm EST!

Want to be a part of the Psychology Club? Be sure to fill out the Membership Application today!

Membership Application: http://www.saintleo.edu/resources/for-online-students/academic-services/advising/online-club-membership-application.aspx

Job Posting: Counselor – St. Petersburg, FL

GulfCoast-Florida

GulfCoast-Florida

JOB POSTING ANNOUNCEMENT

 Requisition #100

Position Title:  Counselor

Department: Turning Point Program

Location:  St Petersburg, FL

This is a full-time, benefited position. 

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Dr. Farris presents an eCOACH Webcast 7/9, 8pm ET: (Basic) How to Research Online & Understand Journal Articles. Register Today & watch from your phone or iPad!

eCOACH Online Learning
“Student Focused. Success Driven!”
 Dr. Shannon Farris

eCOACH Online Learning presents :

July 9, 8:00-9:00pm ET “How to Research Online & Understand Journal Articles.

Participants will now be offered two (or more) hours of support with a tCOACH!

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Online Psychology Club meeting tonight 8pm ET. See You there :-)

psych-clubDon’t Forget!!! We have a Psychology Club Meeting TONIGHT at 8pm EST!

Want to be a part of the Psychology Club? Be sure to fill out the Membership Application today!

Membership Application: http://www.saintleo.edu/resources/for-online-students/academic-services/advising/online-club-membership-application.aspx

Dr. Z’s new arrival! Brayden Christopher Zacchilli

Brayden Christopher Zacchilli

Brayden Christopher Zacchilli

Brayden Christopher Zacchilli was born at 4:05pm on June 20th, 2013.
He weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
Both Dr. Tammy  and Mike Zacchilli are doing well! Congrats!!

Dr. Tammy Lowery Zacchilli
Associate Professor of Psychology
Saint Leo University
Psychology Coordinator for COL and DL
Psi Chi Faculty Advisor

 

Psychology Career Webcast June 13, 7pm ET with Katrina Wahlstrom. Register Now!

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