Davenport, Iowa, Campus

Welcome to the Student Announcements page. 

What's Happening  

New - Reminder: The Cafeteria and Student Union are open for study time Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.   

Any questions or concerns should be directed to Security at (563) 884-5555. 

Twelve Palmer days of savings is going on now at the Bookstore. The Bookstore will be celebrating the holidays with twelve days of savings. Stop in every day for a new sale. Discounts will be applied to regular-priced items only unless otherwise specified.   

Last week’s planned conversion to single sign-on for students has been postponed and is scheduled for December 15. If you have any issues with email passwords in the meantime, please contact the Information Services Department. 
  
New - Library Winter Recess hours 2014-2015 
  • Friday, Dec. 19—7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 20 – Sunday, Dec. 21—Closed 
  • Monday, Dec. 22 – Tuesday, Dec. 23—8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24 – Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015—Closed 
  • Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015—Resume regular hours 
New - The Campus Health Center facility will be closed during the upcoming winter recess, Dec. 22 through Jan. 2, 2015. All Campus Health Center patient care will occur in the Academic Health Center (AHC). Patients can schedule an appointment in the CHC until Friday, Dec 19. After that, they need to call the AHC at (563) 884-5801. 
 

The Campus Health Center will resume regular patient care hours on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

New - Winter Recess begins next week
The campus will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Jan. 5. The Clinics will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2. 

New - Chiropractic Vendor Showcase, Friday, Jan. 16, at 9:20 a.m. in the Business Center classroom. NCMIC presents “We Take Care of Our Own®.” In this presentation, they will discuss NCMIC’s Malpractice Insurance Plan and other products and services such as equipment financing, credit card processing and business insurance. There will be door prizes and you must be present to win. Breakfast will be provided.  
 
New -  Join the Palmer Clinics for a special screening of “Fed Up” Jan. 17
Did you know that, in 2012, Americans consumed an average of 765 grams of sugar every five days, or 130 pounds? The movie “Fed Up” sheds light on sugar consumption and the poor eating habits of the American public. The Palmer Chiropractic Clinics and the Putnam Museum have teamed up to bring an exclusive showing of “Fed Up” to the Quad Cities at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17. The movie will be shown at the National Geographic GIANT Screen Theater at the Putnam Museum, and tickets are just $5, allowing entrance to the movie, museum and Science Center. There also will be vendors in the Grand Lobby area from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with interactive, informational booths to help families start a dialogue about sugar. Seating is limited, so preregister after Jan. 1 by calling the Putnam at (563) 324-1933. 
 
If you want your own DVD of "Fed Up," copies are available for pre-order for $10 ($19.99 retail) by cash only, at the Davenport campus Bookstore before the event. You can also buy them for $10 cash at the event, but they'll be $15 afterwards.  
 

New - Saturday, Jan. 17 – PCBD Business module, “Evaluating Insurance Contracts” will be presented by Jeff Mackey, D.C., and Jeff Lyne, D.C., from 8 a.m. to noon in the Business Center classroom. Explore the basics of practice economics and the reality that is chiropractic practice. Drs. Mackey and Lyne will share their experiences in a transdisciplinary practice that is part of a managed care environment. You’ll gain insight into the factors that determine which insurance contracts make the most sense for you to accept. This class is for every D.C. who plans on practicing and not having a cash-only practice. Drs. Mackey and Lyne practice at LSM Chiropractic in Madison, Wis. They are both graduates of Palmer’s Davenport campus.  

 

New - PCBD Brunch & Learn on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 9:20 a.m. in the Business Center classroom. Drs. Cuong Huynh and Deb Bobendrier will present "Making a Difference Using Social Currency." Join this husband and wife team as they share the reality of their first years in practice and how social currency helped build their future. Breakfast will be provided.   

General Information
 
 
 

Student Parking Reminder
Student parking in the Trinity Cathedral lot is for active Palmer parking pass holders only.  

Violators will be towed.     

Construction to remodel the Administration Building 3rd floor has begun, which means the third floor will be closed off and you’ll need to take an alternate route to the 4th and 5th floors of the building. Note that the 4th floor back door will remain locked as usual. Construction is expected to take four to five months. Alternate routes include:  

  • Go through the front door of the Administration Building (off Heritage Court); the elevator or stairs will take you to all floors. 
  • Enter through Friendship Court and follow the hallway to the front of the building; take the elevator or stairs from the first floor to all other floors.   

Palmer earns 2015 Military Friendly Schools® designation
Palmer College of Chiropractic has again been selected by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs magazine, as one of an elite group of Military Friendly Schools® for 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year Palmer has earned this honor, which places it in the top 20 percent of colleges and universities in the country that are doing the most to support military-service members, veterans and spouses to help ensure their success in higher education.  

See the list and Palmer’s profile at http://militaryfriendly.com/school-list

Palmer earned rights to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® trademarked designation via qualifying scores from a rigorous survey assessment. Among other practices supporting military members, veterans and their families, Palmer is a full participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

This means that eligible U.S. veterans enrolled, or about to enroll, at any of Palmer’s three campuses can have up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees covered for one year. Eligible students are able to re-apply for subsequent years of their education.

Additionally, active-duty military personnel, qualified veterans and their families are given free chiropractic care at Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. In 2013, care for active-duty military, veterans and family members totaled 10,000 patient visits.

From Dec. 10-23, the Print Center will temporarily move to room W-8 in the West Hall lower level. During this time, the Print Center will be operating on a very limited basis. They’ll still be able to print, staple and scan documents as normal (both color and black/white), but all other finishing services will be unavailable until after the winter break.     

Services that will not be available during this time:

  • Spiral binding 
  • Shrink wrapping 
  • Cutting/trimming 
  • Business cards 
  • 3-hole punching 
  • Brochure/letter folding    

The Print Center will re-open and return to full, normal operation on Tuesday, Jan. 6. If you have any questions, please contact Bryan Nash at ext. 5708 or xerox@palmer.edu.

Palmer Residence closed in December
The Palmer Family Residence will be closed for all tours during the month of December for routine cleaning and maintenance. This includes the Friday tours at 11:10 a.m.  

The Palmer Clinics Win Best Chiropractic Clinic for Second Year
The results of the recent Locals Love Us voting process have been tabulated and the Palmer Clinics have been voted best chiropractic clinic in the Quad Cities for the second year in a row. “Our understanding of the voting method is that it’s a very organic process that allows voters to vote only one time in an attempt to prevent skewed results,” says Dr. Ron Boesch, Dean of Clinics. “We’re thrilled that the Quad City community has once again identified the Palmer Clinics as their chiropractic clinic of choice.”

North Hall Student Parking Reminder
Student parking is allowed in the north side parking lot of North Hall; not in the small employee lot that sits east of their building.

The Rosetta Stone Language Learning Program is available to a limited number of Palmer students. Students can register for this excellent online program to improve English skills, prepare for Clinic Abroad or plan to practice in another country. An $80 refundable deposit is required. Contact Betty Bryan in Student Services, Campus Center 3rd floor.     

Additional student parking 
In order to alleviate campus parking issues, two additional parking lots are now open for student parking. The two lots are: Parking Lot F, located at the corner of Palmer Drive and Perry Street; and Parking Lot J, located on Perry Street. The gates are open and new signs are being installed. 

It’s vital that students and employees refrain from parking in the Visitor Parking Lot and the Clinic Patient Parking Lot. These parking lots must be kept open for visitors and clinic patients. Campus officials are exploring a parking-enforcement system that would include ticketing and towing of improperly parked vehicles.

Celebrate "Palmer Pride" every Friday by wearing your favorite Palmer gear.   

How you can help refer students to Palmer
Student recruitment is a college-wide priority. We want you to have a say in who attends Palmer and who will help strengthen the profession. The students today are the future of chiropractic.    

How you can help refer students to Palmer:

  • Spread the good word about Palmer and chiropractic
  • Invite prospective students to campus visits and events 
  • If you know a student who shows interest in chiropractic, fill out the Prospective Student Referral form at www.palmer.edu/ps-referral.(By filling out this form, we will be able to formally recognize and thank you for your continued support.)

Regular Bookstore Hours:  

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Your life is online, why isn't your resume? Impress employers with a professional career website.

Here's what you do:

  • Go to palmer.optimalresume.com 
  • Create an account or sign in
  • Build career materials, like a resume, cover letter, and online portfolio
  • Combine your materials into a professional career website

Questions? Contact Penny Hoker at (563) 884-5521 in the Center for Business Development.

Professional Help With Your Personal Life Challenges at No Cost
Up to five professional counseling sessions with Quad-City providers are available for all Palmer students, spouses/partners and immediate family members. Stop by the main hall outside Student Academic Support Services at the south end of West Hall. Look for The Facts of Life flier in the wall pocket labeled Student Assistance Program or make an appointment to talk with Dr. Ann Margrave about Palmer's Student Assistance Program. She can be contacted by calling (563) 884-5257, emailing ann.margrave@palmer.edu or stopping by and making an appointment through our Program Assistant, Bridgett Lance, W128A.

Through a unique program offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Palmer College is making it possible for eligible U.S. veterans enrolled or about to enroll at any of Palmer's three campuses to have up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs covered for a one-year period. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program covers all undergraduate and graduate tuition not already provided for by the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008.

If you are a U.S. veteran, or know a U.S. veteran who is considering chiropractic as a career path, now is the time to tell them about Palmer—and the Yellow Ribbon Program. To learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program at Palmer, please visit www.palmer.edu/yellowribbon/  

Research News
   
CCR and partners awarded three-year grant to study veterans with musculoskeletal pain 
Scientists at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) along with partner organizations have been awarded a $718,241 grant by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The grant will fund a three-year research planning project to address questions about how chiropractic care might be best integrated into existing Veterans Health Administration clinical practice guidelines for veterans with a combination of musculoskeletal pain and mental health conditions.

The grant award has received attention in chiropractic journals such as Chiropractic Economics: www.chiroeco.com/news/chiro-article.php?id=15582.   
 
Financial Aid 
 
New - Financially FIT Week
I am not green, but I can be used to pay your tuition; 

You can visit www.studentaid.ed.gov to learn details about me;

I am given by the Federal Government and accrue interest;

All of your questions about me can be answered by the Financial Planning Office.

What am I and how many different people are on www.studentaid.ed.gov answering questions about me (how many boxes with faces)?   

New - FIN FIT week and Financially FIT Sessions dates announced:  
  • Jan. 5-9 - FIN FIT Week 
  • Jan. 12-16 - FIN FIT Sessions 
Check your Palmer email the week of December 15 for more information. All questions can be directed to Financial Planning at ext. 5217. 
       

Scholarships 

New - SatelliteInternet.net Scholarship offers $1,000 scholarship. Interested applicants must write a 600-800 word creative essay about how Satellite Internet helps more people access the Web and what would be possible if everyone had access to the Internet. Applications are due by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, Dec. 15. 

The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors has five $1,000 scholarships for chiropractic students who reside in N.J. and plan to return to N.J. to practice. For an application and for more information, visit http://anjc.info/news-hot-topics/370-chiropractic-student-scholarships. The application deadline is Jan. 30, 2015.  

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:  

  • CarInsuranceComparison.com - see all of the details for the Safe Driver Scholarship here. The deadline to apply is July 10, 2015.

Palmer College offers a variety of scholarships and financial aid opportunities.
Available scholarships include: Prospective Student Scholarships, Current Palmer Student Scholarships and Outside Scholarships.

To apply for Palmer scholarships, click here. For outside scholarships, please use the contact information provided for each scholarship on the list.

Contact Jenny Lenehan or the Financial Planning Office at (563) 884-5740 with additional questions.

Licensing Information

Licensure information from the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) is available for student and employee usage 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the www.FCLB.org website.

Employment Opportunities 

New - The Student Academic Support Centers has 2015 Spring term work-study openings for PASS Program Study Leaders: Gross I Lab, Gross 2 Lab, and Neuroanatomy I.
For information on the expected time commitment and qualifications please see Kylie Kuffler in West Hall 128b.

Application cover sheets are available from Bridgett Lance (W128a) and require an updated resume and cover letter.
 

America Reads Program has work-study openings to tutor children participating in after-school tutoring programs. Training is provided through Davenport Schools. The pay rate is $15 an hour. 

Interested applicants should contact Shaney Ford at (563) 336-5016. 

Work-study positions and clinic hours available for fall trimester
The Clinical Assessment Department is looking for senior-level (registered for Clinic II or III) work-studies to assist with assessment, training and educational activities. Work-study students will accurately and consistently recreate history, personality, physical findings and response patterns during OSCE exams. Interested applicants must have successfully passed the OSCE exams in order to participate. Students will work a minimum of four hours per week; days and hours should be arranged with Brett Nielsen, D.C., OSCE coordinator.    

Life Sciences has an opening for a dissector for Gross Anatomy classes. Interested applicants must be in the 3rd Trimester and have completed Gross Anatomy I and II and Spinal Anatomy II. (Students may apply during 2nd Trimester while taking Gross Anatomy II and Spinal Anatomy II). The pay rate is $11 an hour. 

If you are interested in this position, please contact Craig Mekow at ext. 5693. 

The Technique Department is looking for surrogate work-studies. The surrogate will serve as a stand-in during technique practice sessions and exams. Specific times currently open are: 10:15 a.m.; 11:10 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. If you are interested, please stop by the Technique Department and apply. Once you are signed up, you will be contacted on an as-needed basis. The pay rate is $15 an hour. 
 
Clinic multicultural translation work-study positions are available for those bilingual in English/Korean and English/Vietnamese. The Palmer Clinics would like to offer chiropractic care to patients who speak Korean or Vietnamese, but need translators. Duties include: acting as a translator between student intern/providing doctor and patient, assisting with translating necessary office forms and marketing materials, attending marketing events and other miscellaneous support tasks. The pay rate is $11 per hour. Contact Dr. Julie Johnson at (563) 884-5628 for more information.      

The Marketing & Communication Department is looking for work-study photographers. If you're interested, please contact Tim Richardson or call (563) 884-5662. 

Work-study opening for a certified athletic trainer (ATC) to work with the rugby teams. For more information, please contact Ron O'Brien in Student Services.     

In the Cafeteria

Menu 

Club Meetings

The Activator Club Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W304. For additional information, contact Matthew Boots.
T
he A.M.P.E.D. Club Wednesdays, 4 p.m. in Room P205. For additional information, contact Mitchell Borgman.
The Animal Chiropractic Club Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room P205. For additional information, contact Claire Morrison.
The Applied Kinesiology Club Tuesdays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W214 . For additional information, contact Stephen Harward.
The Blair Upper Cervical Club Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W215. For additional information, contact Derek Reicks.
Campus Guides Tuesdays, Jan. 13, 2015 and Feb. 10, 2015, at 6:45 a.m. in the Welcome Center Conference Room 103. For additional information, contact Bethany VanKirk.
The Christian Chiropractic Association Club Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room M203. For additional information, contact Jason Slagel.
The CBP Club Tuesdays, 9:20 a.m. in Room M201. For additional information, contact Jennifer Aranda.
The Clinical Nutrition Club Mondays, 2:50 p.m. in Room P204. For additional information, contact Marian Nappi.
The Cru Club Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. in Room W305. For additional information, contact Cole Ward.
The Extremity Club Tuesdays (through Feb. 11), 9:20 a.m. in Room P204. For more information, contact Dakota Zickefoose.
The Gonstead Club Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, 12:05 p.m. in Room W116; Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room L101. For additional information, contact Joshua Reed.
The League of Chiropractic Women Club Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room P204. For additional information, contact Allison Di Salvo.
The LDSSA Club Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in VIP Conference Room. For additional information, contact Anton Keller.
The Motion Palpation Club Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W120; Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. in Room W120. For additional information, contact Molly Lucio
The NUCCA Club Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W212. For additional information, contact Peter Bulcher.
The Pediatrics Club Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room L102 and P206. Room P206 is not open on Jan 9 and 30. For additional information, contact Stephanie Muir.
The Philosophy Club Mondays, 3 p.m. in Room P206. For additional information, contact Tyler Maleug.
The PSAF Club Tuesdays, 9:20 a.m. in VIP Conference Room. For additional information, contact Steven Saalfeld.
The Quantum Spinal Mechanics Cubed Club (Qsm3) Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W214. For additional information, contact Bartosz Bogucki.
The SACA Club Tuesdays, 9:20 a.m. in Room P205. For additional information, contat Candace Bahk.
The Torque Release Technique Club Tuesdays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W306. For additional information, contact Garrett Gripp.
   

  

San Jose, Calif., Campus

What's Happening 

Palmer College’s San Jose campus students are now on winter break. Classes resume on Monday, Jan. 12. Watch for announcements regarding Winter Quarter activities planned for the San Jose campus.

General Information  

Check out the online edition of the new Fall/Winter ’14 issue of Palmer Insights, the biannual magazine published for all Palmer College alumni! 

The Bookstore announces special sale on In-Line (Tony’s) and Lifetimer portable tables!   

  • In-line (Tony’s) Tables: For group orders of six or more, each order will also receive a free over-the-shoulder carrying case for your table. Plus, shipping is free, when picked up at the Bookstore. All tables are custom-made, which takes approx.. three to four weeks to complete. 
  • Lifetimer tables: For group orders of six or more, each order will receive a 20-percent discount off standard retail prices on their popular LT-500 and LT-1000 tables, and will also receive a free table-bag without wheels. Shipping is extra on Lifetimer table orders – and, orders typically take about 6 to 8 weeks to complete.    

Special rates are in effect until Friday, Dec. 19. See Erwin Galatchian, Palmer San Jose campus Bookstore manager, for further details.  

The four-color, online edition of the Fall Qtr. '14 edition of The Bartlett is now posted on the Palmer web page!   

To view the most current San Jose Campus calendar of events: Click here. 

Visit the News page of the Palmer website for stories pertaining to all three Palmer campuses.  

UW football players benefit from chiropractic care provided by San Jose campus (and Husky) alum Curt Rindal, D.C. 

San Jose campus alumnus Eri Crum, D.C., wins Speedgolf World Championship 

Please direct comments/suggestions regarding San Jose Campus news stories to Chuck Bustillos, director of San Jose Campus communications.      

You can also stay "in touch" with San Jose campus events and activities, via the Student Announcements section of the Palmer web page.  

How you can help refer students to Palmer
Student recruitment is a college-wide priority.We want you to have a say in who attends Palmer and who will help strengthen the profession. The students today are the future of chiropractic.  

How you can help refer students to Palmer:

  • Spread the good word about Palmer and chiropractic
  • Invite prospective students to campus visits and events 
  • If you know a student who shows interest in chiropractic, fill out the Prospective Student Referral form at www.palmer.edu/ps-referral. (By filling out this form, we will be able to formally recognize and thank you for your continued support.)   

If you have a message you'd like posted on the south hallway monitor, please send your information to Chuck Bustillos in the Marketing and Communication office (Rm. 304). Please make sure to note the nature of the event/activity, location, date, time, cost and contact information (i.e. e-mail or cell number.) If you're promoting a guest speaker, you may submit a photo or associated graphic (in JPEG format).  

If you have club information that you'd like posted in the San Jose Campus section of Student Announcements … At www.palmer.edu/studentAnnouncements/, students get information on everything from campus and community events to updates on financial aid requirements and scholarships. Please send any announcements for students to Chuck Bustillos in the Marketing and Communication office (304).

The new Meditation Room in the Library provides students relaxing space for mental escape during the day.The room will be accessible during Library hours; however, it will remain locked. Students can obtain the key to enter the Meditation Room from the front desk, but will be required to leave their driver's license ID -- which will be returned, once you return the key. Maximum occupancy is six people at a time. ASG kindly requests that anyone using the Meditation Room please refrain from wearing shoes or bringing food/drink inside the room. Also, please keep use of electronic devices to a minimum, and be respectful of the space, and other people waiting to use the room. For additional information, contact Tomilyn Thornberry, ASG president. 

Avoid overdue Library fines—plus additional fees and delays in registration. San Jose Campus branch manager librarian Roseann Erwin reminds students to check their Palmer email frequently. In addition to system-generated "courtesy notices" (sent when checked-out Library items are three days from their "due date"), you will also receive "overdue" notices as well as fine totals for late materials. Failure to settle fines in a timely manner will delay your registration status. The Library submits a quarterly "holds" list to the Registrar with the names of students who have outstanding fines or fees, which restricts your ability to register for classes, until the outstanding fines and fees have been paid. Avoid any inconvenient delays—pay your outstanding Library fees today. If you have any questions, see Roseann in the Library.

Students can renew books via the Palmer web page. Go to "www.palmer.edu" and choose "Libraries" under the Academic listing section of the front page, and then click on "Catalog/Databases" from the menu options on the left side of the page. Once you are in the WEST catalog, use the log-in feature on the upper-right portion of the page. For "User ID" enter the barcode number on your Palmer student ID card, or your matriculation number. Your password is "changeme" until you've created your own password. Once you've established an account, you will see the online renewal option.

If you have any questions regarding the online renewal process, please see Roseann Erwin, San Jose Campus branch manager librarian.

Your life is online, why isn't your resume? Impress employers with a professional career website. 

Here's what you do:

  • Go to palmer.optimalresume.com 
  • Create an account or sign in
  • Build career materials, like a resume, cover letter, and online portfolio
  • Combine your materials into a professional career website

Questions? Contact Penny Hoker at (563) 884-5521 in the Center for Business Development.  

Through a unique program offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Palmer College is making it possible for eligible U.S. veterans enrolled or about to enroll at any of Palmer's three campuses to have up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs covered for a one-year period. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program covers all undergraduate and graduate tuition not already provided for by the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. 
 
If you are a U.S. veteran, or know a U.S. veteran who is considering chiropractic as a career path, now is the time to tell them about Palmer—and the Yellow Ribbon Program. To learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program at Palmer, please visit www.palmer.edu/yellowribbon/. 

Research News  

PCCR and partners awarded three-year grant to study veterans with musculoskeletal pain
Scientists at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) along with partner organizations have been awarded a $718,241 grant by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The grant will fund a three-year research planning project to address questions about how chiropractic care might be best integrated into existing Veterans Health Administration clinical practice guidelines for veterans with a combination of musculoskeletal pain and mental health conditions.

The grant award has received attention in chiropractic journals such as Chiropractic Economics: www.chiroeco.com/news/chiro-article.php?id=15582.    

Financial Aid   

 

Important notice from Financial Aid regarding 2014-2015 award letters: Students receiving financial aid should make sure to check their campus mailbox for their 2014-2015 award letters. Due to time-sensitive deadlines, it's imperative that students review their award-letters asap. If you still have not completed your FAFSA for 2014-2015, the Financial Aid office strongly encourages you to go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and complete the online form before the break, to avoid the risk of encountering any delays in the processing of your aid for Summer Quarter. If you have any questions regarding your 2014-2015 award letter, or completing your FAFSA, please see Nora Delgado in Student Administrative Services or Brenda Alvarez in the Financial Aid.

Scholarships

The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors has five $1,000 scholarships for chiropractic students who reside in N.J. and plan to return to N.J. to practice. For an application and for more information, visit http://anjc.info/news-hot-topics/370-chiropractic-student-scholarships. The application deadline is Jan. 30, 2015.

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:   

  • CarInsuranceComparison.com- see all of the details for the Safe Driver Scholarship here. The deadline to apply is July 10, 2015.
Employment Opportunities
Job Opportunity: Campus Clinic. Looking for a part-time job, with a short commute? A student-worker position is now available in the clinic. Here are the basic job duties, and other position-related information: Hours are Monday-Friday, one to two hours each day; hours are flexible (after classes); lower-quarter student preferred (for long-term commitment); job duties include filing, and preparing supplies; wage is $10.25/hr. If interested, or, if you have any questions, please contact Michael Hinojosa, Psy.D., Clinic Business director.

In the Cafeteria  

For a look at the weekly menu for the San Jose Campus Cafeteria: http://aramarkcafe.com/layouts/classic_new/locationhome.aspx?locationid=3043 

Club Meetings

The Animal Chiropractic Club meets on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 120. All interested students are welcome to attend club meetings, and learn more about this evolving field of specialized care. For Additional information, contact Amy Tucker, Animal Chiropractic Club president (7Q). 

The Applied Kinesiology Club meets on Wednesdays, during the 9:30 a.m. activities hour, in Rm. 108. For additional information, contact Roland Quan (7Q), Applied Kinesiology Club president.

The Diversified Club meets on Mondays, from 5-6 p.m., in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Lars Seitzinger (8Q), Gonstead Club president.

The Extremities Club meets on Wednesdays, during the 9:30 a.m. activities hour, in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Will Shiau (9Q), Extremities Club president.

The Motion Palpation Club meets on Mondays, during the 9:30 a.m. activities hour, in Rm. 107. For additional information, contact Kimmy Wong (9Q), Motion Palpation Club president. 

The Racquet Sports Club meets on Wednesdays, during the 9:30 a.m. activities hour, in the Student Lounge. For additional information, contact Ayo Fadahunsi (12Q), Racquet Sports Club president.

The Soccer Club meets for practice and pick-up games on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at 5 p.m. (approx.) at the NorthPark field. Watch for details regarding men’s and women’s soccer team game-schedules. For additional information, contact Marji Mulder, (8Q), Soccer Club president.

The Soft Tissue Club meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 108. For additional information, contact Peggy Chin (7Q), Soft Tissue Club president. 

The SPEAK Club meets on Mondays, during the 9:30 a.m. activities hour, in Rm. 121. For additional information, contact Morgan Rovetti (12Q), SPEAK Club president.

The Volleyball Club meets on Tuesdays, from 7-10 p.m., in the NorthPark gym. For additional information, contact Derek Ko (12Q), Volleyball Club president.

The Yoga Club meets on Tuesdays (5 - 6:30 p.m.) and Thursdays (7:15 - 8:15 a.m.) in Rm. 108. For additional information, contact Allyssa Fennelly (9Q), Yoga Club president.


 

Port Orange, Fla., Campus

What's Happening 

Palmer College's Port Orange campus students are now on winter break. Classes resume on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. 

General Information    

Celebrate “Palmer Pride” every Friday by wearing your favorite Palmer gear.   

How you can help refer students to Palmer
Student recruitment is a college-wide priority.We want you to have a say in who attends Palmer and who will help strengthen the profession. The students today are the future of chiropractic.  

How you can help refer students to Palmer

  • Spread the good word about Palmer and chiropractic
  • Invite prospective students to campus visits and events 
  • If you know a student who shows interest in chiropractic, fill out the Prospective Student Referral form at www.palmer.edu/ps-referral.(By filling out this form, we will be able to formally recognize and thank you for your continued support.)

Your life is online, why isn't your resume? Impress employers with a professional career website. 

Here's what you do:

  • Go to palmer.optimalresume.com 
  • Create an account or sign in
  • Build career materials, like a resume, cover letter, and online portfolio
  • Combine your materials into a professional career website

Questions? Contact Penny Hoker at (563) 884-5521 in the Center for Business Development.

Through a unique program offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Palmer College is making it possible for eligible U.S. veterans enrolled or about to enroll at any of Palmer's three campuses to have up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs covered for a one-year period. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program covers all undergraduate and graduate tuition not already provided for by the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008.

If you are a U.S. veteran, or know a U.S. veteran who is considering chiropractic as a career path, now is the time to tell them about Palmer—and the Yellow Ribbon Program. To learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program at Palmer, please visit www.palmer.edu/yellowribbon/.

To conveniently serve you around the clock, Palmer College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as its agent for verification of student enrollment status. You can obtain an official Enrollment Verification Certificate at any time via: www.studentclearinghouse.org>.

  1. Click on the "Students" tab.
  2. Click on "Enrollment Verify," and then click "Credit Card Purchase." There is a $2.50 fee per certificate, which you can charge to your Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card.
  3. Print your Enrollment Verification Certificate.

This Enrollment Verification Certificate can be presented to health insurance agencies, housing authorities, consumer product companies, banks, etc., when asked to provide official evidence of enrollment at Palmer College.

Research News 

PCCR and partners awarded three-year grant to study veterans with musculoskeletal pain
Scientists at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) along with partner organizations have been awarded a $718,241 grant by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The grant will fund a three-year research planning project to address questions about how chiropractic care might be best integrated into existing Veterans Health Administration clinical practice guidelines for veterans with a combination of musculoskeletal pain and mental health conditions.

The grant award has received attention in chiropractic journals such as Chiropractic Economics: www.chiroeco.com/news/chiro-article.php?id=15582 

Community Marketing Events  
 

Come and check out the new City Center Market every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the circle by City Hall. The market will feature local produce, raw honey, gluten-free items (including kale chips and granola), food trucks, artisan vendors and more!

Financial Aid

Click here for updated Grad PLUS Loan information. 

Scholarships

The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors has five $1,000 scholarships for chiropractic students who reside in N.J. and plan to return to N.J. to practice. For an application and for more information, visit http://anjc.info/news-hot-topics/370-chiropractic-student-scholarships. The application deadline is Jan. 30, 2015.

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:  .   

  • CarInsuranceComparison.com - see all of the details for the Safe Driver Scholarship here. The deadline to apply is July 10, 2015.

The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors offers a scholarship opportunity. Click here for more information and an application.

Other scholarships available: For information and/or applications on the following scholarship, please visit the organization's website:

  • State of Arkansas Grant - Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Ruth Ann Simpson, 114 East Capitol, Little Rock, Ar 72201; Phone (501) 324-9300.
Employment Opportunities 
Food Service

To access the weekly and daily menu for the Palmer Café on the Florida Campus, please visit the the Aramark site for the Port Orange, Fla., Campus.

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