Davenport, Iowa, Campus

Welcome to the Student Announcements page. 

What's Happening   

New - On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Trinity Cathedral will host the Fall 2014 Trimester free parking pass lottery. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. with the drawing at 8 p.m. You must be present to win a parking pass. Students should bring their student IDs and enter through the office entrance on the Brady Street side of the building. Trinity Cathedral is located at 121 W. 12th St. on the corner of 12th and Brady, across from the Palmer Gym. 

Only those students displaying a valid Summer 2014 parking pass should be parking in the Cathedral lot at this time. Questions may be directed to community liaison, Dr. Ann Margrave in West Hall 128C. 

Upcoming Events:    

  • Tuesday, Nov. 4, Club Fair, 8 a.m. to noon in the AHC Atrium. 
  • Friday, Nov. 7, PSAF presents Spizz Night in Vickie Anne Palmer Hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., taco bar at 5 p.m. (vegetarian and gluten free options available), and speakers take the floor at 6 p.m. Guest speakers will be Donald Francis, D.C. and F. J. Schofield, D.C., both 2009 Palmer graduates. Free admission, food and prizes. Note: Babysitting will not be available.   
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day Recognition event in the Student Union from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Guest speaker will be First Army’s Command Surgeon, Colonel Arthur B. Cajigal from the Rock Island Arsenal. Light refreshments will be served. This event is being hosted by Vickie Anne Palmer and Palmer College. 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18, Vendor Day in the Student Union from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a drawing for three $100 gift cards from the Bookstore for students who attend.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18, Coffee & Cocoa with Dr. Ron Boesch at 9:20 a.m. in the AHC Welcome Center Conference Room. These sessions will be held each trimester and will provide an opportunity to enjoy casual conversation about issues, trends and developments related to the Davenport Clinics and the chiropractic professions.  
  • Friday, Nov. 21, Fall Harvest Party, 5 p.m. in the Palmer gym is sponsored by the Student Council. This event includes a chili contest, “pie a professor,” children’s activities, music and more. 
  • Friday, Dec. 5, Student Holiday Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Redstone Room. The band Spoken Four will play.  
New - New - PSAF presents Spizz Night – “Success After Graduation”
Spizz Night is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 7, at Vickie Anne Palmer Hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. At 5 p.m. enjoy a taco bar with vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Guest speakers Donald Francis, D.C., and F. J. Schofield, D.C., will take the floor at 6 p.m. Both doctors are 2009 Palmer graduates. 

This is a FREE event and will include raffles throughout the night. Come and enjoy a great evening of food, fun and philosophy!

New - License Renewal Series (LRS)
Check out the 2014-2015 Iowa LRS. The cost for current students is $45.  

Nov. 8-9: Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR), Tom Hyde, D.C., DACBSP®. 

For more information or to register, visit www.palmer.edu/ce/lrs.

New - Palmer College and Vickie Anne Palmer invite you to attend a special Veterans Day Recognition event honoring members of the Palmer Community who have served or are currently serving our country in the U.S. Military on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the Student Union. There will be a brief program with guest speaker First Army’s Command Surgeon, Colonel Arthur B. Cajigal from the Rock Island Arsenal. Light refreshments will be served.

New - Upcoming Chiropractic Vendor Showcases:  

  • Friday, Nov. 14 – Chiropractic Vendor Showcase at 9:20 a.m. in the Business Center classroom. Lloyd Tables presents "The F.A.B (Features, Advantages, & Benefits) of the Lloyd 402 Flexion Table.” Portable table drawing. Must be present to win. Breakfast provided. 
  • Friday, Nov. 21 – Chiropractic Vendor Showcase at 9:20 a.m. in the Business Center classroom. Pivotal Health Solutions presents "Providing Equipment and Products for All Offices.” Portable table drawing. Must be present to win. Breakfast provided. 
  • Friday, Dec. 5 – Chiropractic Vendor Showcase at 9:20 a.m. in the Business Center classroom. Future Health presents "Preparing for Practice and the Patient of the Future.” Door prizes and breakfast provided. Must be present to win.   

New - Save the date, Friday, Dec. 5, for the student holiday dance from 8 p.m. to  midnight at the Redstone Room. The band Spoken Four will play.

Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust rugby event in  Chicago Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust invites members of the Palmer community to join them for a rugby event with the New Zealand All Blacks team Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The event includes a meet-and-greet dinner Friday, Oct. 31, at The Parthenon restaurant in Chicago. The All Blacks team is known as the most successful international rugby team of all time and one of the most successful teams in the world of sport. The weekend continues with a chiropractic coaching session (no CE credit) from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Advanced Health Institute South Loop in Chicago, followed by the USA vs. New Zealand All Blacks rugby game at Soldier Field. Palmer’s Admissions Department also will participate in a career fair in conjunction with this event. For more information and registration, go to www.palmer.edu/trust/.

General Information

You can register your intramural basketball and bowling teams in Student Services. Beginning Nov. 5, the basketball games will be played on Wednesdays from 5-10 p.m. in the Palmer gym. The intramural bowling games will start on Nov. 6 and they will be played on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. The location has not yet been announced.    

Questions can be directed to Ron O’Brien.

2014-2015 Men’s and Women’s Rugby schedule. All home games are played at Centennial Park in Davenport. 

Additional student parking now open
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.

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  • 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  
Seeking volunteers! ACT now. The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research is seeking volunteers to participate in a pilot study for our Department of Defense – Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment (ACT) study. 

We are looking for volunteers who:
 
  • Are aged 18-65 
  • Have low back pain 
  • Are physically active (exercise for at least 30 minutes three or more times per week)   
For more information contact the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research Department by phone at (563) 884-5188, or by email Research-clinic@palmer.edu, or visit www.PalmerResearchClinic.com.  
   
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  

If you're seeking federal financial aid, including federal work-study and federal loans for the new school year beginning in July, you must complete the 2014/2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  

Please contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions at (563) 884-5740 or stop by their office located on the 3rd floor of the Campus Center.

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.

Century Link has a $1,500 scholarship opportunity that is open to current students to help offset their out-of-pocket tuition costs. Students are asked to create an original essay exploring the myriad ways in which technology impacts higher education. You can view more details at http://www.centurylinkdeals.com/internet-scholarship.html. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 21. 
 

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:  

  • InsuranceProviders.com - Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship. To apply for this $1,000 scholarship click here. The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 1.
  • 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

The Marketing & Communication Department is looking for a work-study student to cover the Welcome Center desk during lunch hours, five hours each week.

The position will require the work-study to sit at the Welcome Center desk in the AHC each weekday during lunchtime to greet and direct campus visitors and answer/route telephone calls. The phone is the main campus switchboard, so callers will have a wide variety of needs or questions.

Interested applicants should have a friendly, outgoing demeanor and possess excellent communication and telephone answering skills. Knowledge of the Davenport Campus (locations of departments, etc.) is desired. This individual will need to be dressed professionally as they will be greeting campus visitors.

The pay rate is $9 an hour. Interested applicants should email Lori Leipold

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, or email him at ron.obrien@palmer.edu.    

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New Club information will be posted as it becomes available. The new trimester starts Oct. 28. 

 

San Jose, Calif., Campus

What's Happening

The Bookstore gets in the Halloween spirit today, Friday, Oct. 31, by offering a special "treat" – students, faculty and staff wearing a costume will receive a one-day discount of 30% on any one Palmer-themed item! Clinic-related apparel (intern coats, patient gowns, etc.) does not qualify as a Halloween “costume”, and are not eligible for the discount. For additional information, contact Erwin Gatchalian, Palmer San Jose campus Bookstore manager. 

Campus Ministries invites students to join them for the next “Time Out!” today, Friday, Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m. in the Cafeteria. The Campus Ministries Club was established “for the expressed purpose of creating an in-reach program that provides spiritual, mental, and emotional support for the student body.” The “Time Out!” sessions are designed to provide “a place where all students can get together to vent, listen, and encourage each other. We’re all on this journey together, so let’s help each other make it through successfully.” This topic of this Friday’s meeting will focus on, “Influencing Someone’s World.” For additional information about the Campus Ministries Club, contact Lorianne Rios (5Q), club president. 

Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust rugby event in Chicago Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust invites members of the Palmer community to join them for a rugby event with the New Zealand All Blacks team Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The event includes a meet-and-greet dinner Friday, Oct. 31, at The Parthenon restaurant in Chicago. The All Blacks team is known as the most successful international rugby team of all time and one of the most successful teams in the world of sport. The weekend continues with a chiropractic coaching session (no CE credit) from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Advanced Health Institute South Loop in Chicago, followed by the USA vs. New Zealand All Blacks rugby game at Soldier Field. Palmer’s Admissions Department also will participate in a career fair in conjunction with this event. For more information and registration, go to www.palmer.edu/trust/.  

“Give the gift of life!” by donating blood when the Stanford Blood Center mobile unit visits Palmer’s San Jose campus on Monday, Nov. 3. Did you know that every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood – and that just one pint of blood can help save the lives of several people? To schedule a donation, go to: https://www.sbcdonor.org/index.cfm?group=op&expand=12665&zc=95134. Donation times are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Stanford Blood Center mobile unit will be parked in the lot behind the campus. All donors will receive a Baskin-Robbins “Pint For A Pint” coupon. For additional information about the Nov. 3 blood drive, contact Katie Blundell, ASG Community Service director.

New - San Jose campus Student ACA chapter continues Fall Quarter general-information meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7:50 a.m. in Rm. 120.SACA provides students with a “voice” in the decision-making process of today that will impact the doctors of tomorrow. Get involved with chiropractic’s largest national association, and make a difference in the future of the profession, by attending the San Jose campus SACA chapter meetings. All interested students are welcome to attend! The final meeting of the quarter is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 2. For additional information, contact Nina Nori (2Q), San Jose Campus SACA president.

New - The Extremities Club presents guest-speaker Jason Worrall, D.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 124. Dr. Worrall maintains a practice at Active Health Now Clinic in Pleasant Hill, and his presentation will focus on, “Extremities Adjusting from Another Perspective.” For additional information, contact Wil Shiau (9Q), Extremities Club president. 

New - The Philosophy Club presents Peter Fysh, D.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 117. Dr. Fysh’s distinguished career spans four decades, during which he’s garnered profession-wide respect as one of the premier doctors in the field of chiropractic pediatrics, and his textbook, “Kids Need Chiropractic, Too”, is utilized by many chiropractic colleges and practicing doctors. For additional information on this special presentation, and other Philosophy Club events, contact Andy Burd (9Q), Philosophy Club president.

PSAF Fall Quarter “Office Visit” #1: Palmer San Jose alumna Kimberly Bensen, D.C., CCSP on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Dr. Bensen, one of the featured panel speakers at the recent “Celebrating Women in Chiropractic” forum, has maintained a practice in the San Jose area for nearly two decades, during which she has also served as team doctor for several local semi-pro football teams, and developed “The TMJ Therapy.” Carpooling to Dr. Bensen’s office will leave the south parking lot at 5:30, for the scheduled 6 p.m. visit. If interested, please sign the sheet on the PSAF bulletin board. For additional information, contact San Jose Campus PSAF officers Wil Shiau (9Q) or Brittni Melnychuk (5Q).

Soccer Club hosts bake sale fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 7, during activities-break and lunch hours. For additional information, contact Marji Mulder (8Q), Soccer Club president.

New - ACA 2013 “Researcher of the Year” Michael Schneider, Ph.D., D.C., to present “A Comparison of Chiropractic Manipulation Methods & Usual Care for Low-Back Pain” on Monday, Nov. 10, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 118. Dr. Schneider is a 1982 graduate of Palmer’s Davenport campus who serves as an assistant professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Services at the Univ. of Pittsburgh, while also maintaining a practice at the UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine in Pittsburgh. Dr. Schneider’s presentation will feature: a brief overview of comparative effectiveness research study design and importance to chiropractic; a review of design of a chiropractic study that compared Activator with Diversified adjustments for patients with acute low back pain (with usual medical care as the control group; review of study results with discussion about relevance to clinical chiropractic practice. Don’t miss this special presentation featuring the ACA’s 2013 “Researcher of the Year”! To learn more about Dr. Schneider’s work in the field of evidence-based care: http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=56343

Clinic name-tag photos for 8Q students will be taken Nov. 14 in Student Services. All current 8Q students (or any students who plan to register for Clinic I during Winter Qtr. ’15) must stop by the Student Services office on Friday, Nov. 14, between 8 and 8:40 a.m., to have photos taken by Jennifer Nathan for your required clinic name badge.

New - PSAF Fall Quarter “Office Visit” #2: Palmer San Jose alumnus Justin Brink, D.C., CCSP on Wednesday, Nov. 12. A 2006 Palmer San Jose campus alumnus, Dr. Brink was inspired to pursue a chiropractic career following care for a water polo injury, and now maintains a sports-focused, dual-office practice: Premiere Spine & Sport. In addition to earning certifications in sports chiropractic (CCSP) and extremity adjusting (CCEP), Dr. Brink also is certified in ART & Graston Technique, has been involved with RockTape™ since 2009, and co-authored, “Power Taping: Taping Movements, Not Muscles.” Carpooling to Dr. Brink’s San Jose office will leave the south parking lot at 5:30 p.m. If interested, please sign the sheet on the PSAF bulletin board. For additional information, contact San Jose Campus PSAF officers Wil Shiau (9Q) or Brittni Melnychuk (5Q). 

San Jose campus Student ACA chapter continues Fall Quarter general-information meetings on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:15 a.m. in Rm. 120. SACA provides students with a “voice” in the decision-making process of today that will impact the doctors of tomorrow. Get involved with chiropractic’s largest national association, and make a difference in the future of the profession, by attending the San Jose campus SACA chapter meetings. All interested students are welcome to attend! The final meeting of the quarter is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4. For additional information, contact Meg Spicereddy (10Q), San Jose Campus SACA president.

Welch Allyn rep’s Fall Quarter visit rescheduled to Thursday, Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ms. Stacey Stevens will be set up at the information table in the south hallway, and will be available to answer questions, and demonstrate various Welch Allyn products. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to ask any questions they may have about Welch Allyn products they recently purchased (or are considering purchasing) regarding product usage, warranties and tips on proper care of equipment. Note: The Bookstore will offer a special one-day 5% discount on any ONE Welch Allyn product purchased on Nov. 13. For additional information regarding Tuesday’s campus visit by Welch Allyn rep Stacy Stevens, contact Erwin Gatchalian, Palmer San Jose campus Bookstore manager.

The Palmer Pride hockey team returns to the ice on Friday, Nov. 14, at 10 p.m., at Sharks Ice of San Jose, located at 1500 S. 10th St., across from Spartan Stadium (off Hwy 280). Exciting Palmer Pride hockey action continues on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 11:15 p.m. For additional information about Palmer Pride hockey season #21, contact team players Brad Watson or Jared Foat.

New - The Philosophy Club presents “The Chiropractic Story,” featuring guest-speaker Shawn Dill, D.C., on Monday, Nov. 17, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 117. Upon graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1995, Dr. Dill ventured to the country of Costa Rica, where he founded “Quiropractica Mundial” (Worldwide Chiropractic, Inc.), which operated four chiropractic clinics, employed six DCs and two MDs, and established itself as the largest Upper Cervical Chiropractic Clinic in the world. Currently, Dr. Dill balances academia and private practice. He is a faculty member at Life Chiropractic College West, and serves as LCCW’s director of the Institute for Advanced Care in Chiropractic. Dr. Dill also heads the “El Salvador Outreach Program”, through which he coordinates a yearly trip to the country of El Salvador with 60 chiropractors and chiropractic interns to provide chiropractic care to the people of El Salvador. For additional information on this special presentation with Dr. Shawn Dill, contact Andy Burd (9Q), Philosophy Club president. 

New - The AK Club presents “How to Evaluate and Fix the Shoulder,” featuring guest-speaker Timothy Jennings, D.C., on Friday, Nov. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 108. To learn more about this special presentation, and other AK Club activities, contact Roland Quan (7Q), AK Club president.

New - Even if you’re not on one of the competing teams, make plans to attend the “Chiropracticturkey Bowl” flag-football tournament with Life Chiropractic College-West on Saturday, Nov 22, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the stadium on the CSU-East Bay campus in Hayward. Teams from Palmer’s San Jose campus will play in a round-robin format, leading to the championship game, against the winning team from the Life-West round-robin. A post-game Thanksgiving-themed dinner will take place following the tournament, at the Life West campus. There is no charge for Palmer students to attend both events; however, you must register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chiropracturkey-bowl-tickets-13858229337, and must also show your Palmer ID the day of the events. Faculty, staff, alumni, and student guests are welcome to attend; however there is a fee of $10/person. For additional information, contact Mike Oldfield (9Q), ASG athletic director.

New - The San Jose Campus Associated Student Government meets again on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 119. Club presidents and class reps are strongly encouraged to attend; all members of the campus community are welcome to attend. For additional information, contact Matt Fuller, ASG president.

Segments are filling fast -- but a few spots remain to get in line with the Palmer Spine at the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 27! Last year’s SVTT drew nearly 25,000 participants, and helped raised nearly $1-mil. for local charities! The Spine has become a part of the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot tradition, and this marks the sixth year in a row that the Palmer Spine will provide “the backbone” of the event along the 5K course! SVTT registration fees are covered for everyone who helps carry The Spine – plus, you receive a 10th edition SVTT souvenir t-shirt! If you’d like to help carry The Spine, please contact Lisa Davis in the President’s Office, Ext. 6005.  

General Information

New - Palmer’s Information Services Department has upgraded students to Microsoft Office 365. This upgrade will bring many improvements, including Office apps for iPad, iPhone and Android, and 1TB (terabyte) of storage for OneDrive. Students also will be able to download and install Office 2013 for free from the website to install locally on their laptop or desktop. To login and see all the changes, go to the Palmer Portal and click on the Live E-Mail link, or go to https://portal.office.com 

San Jose Campus chapter of Palmer Student Alumni Foundation seeking new PSAF representative. The San Jose Campus chapter of the Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF) organizes the quarterly “Spizz Night” events, as well as “Office Visits” to meet with local doctors. The chapter is looking to add a new PSAF representative to assist with organization and promotion of various events. Interested students should contact Wil Shiau, current San Jose Campus PSAF representative, for further details.

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.  

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.

Century Link has a $1,500 scholarship opportunity that is open to current students to help offset their out-of-pocket tuition costs. Students are asked to create an original essay exploring the myriad ways in which technology impacts higher education. You can view more details at http://www.centurylinkdeals.com/internet-scholarship.html. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 21.

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:  

  • InsuranceProviders.com- Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship. To apply for this $1,000 scholarship click here. The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 1.
  • CarInsuranceComparison.com- see all of the details for the Safe Driver Scholarship here. The deadline to apply is July 10, 2015.
Employment Opportunities
New - 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

The Palmer Kiosk food service will be open every Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m.- 1 p.m. Coffee, tea, grab and go food items and other beverages will be available for purchase. Cash or credit will be accepted as payment.  

Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust rugby event in Chicago Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust invites members of the Palmer community to join them for a rugby event with the New Zealand All Blacks team Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The event includes a meet-and-greet dinner on Friday, Oct. 31, at The Parthenon restaurant in Chicago. The All Blacks team is known as the most successful international rugby team of all time and one of the most successful teams in the world of sport. The weekend continues with a chiropractic coaching session (no CE credit) from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Advanced Health Institute South Loop in Chicago, followed by the USA vs. New Zealand All Blacks rugby game at Soldier Field. Palmer’s Admissions Department also will participate in a career fair in conjunction with this event. For more information and registration, go to www.palmer.edu/trust/.   

The 2014 Chiropractic Games will be held in Cocoa Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2. The first official "Chiro" Games meeting will be scheduled in mid-July. Athlete registration has increased to $50; golf remains at $80. Table tennis is a newly added sport this year. 

For more information, please contact Student Services or visit http://www.chiropracticgames.com/.

A Veterans’ Day celebration will take place for all veterans on Monday, Nov. 10, at 9:30 a.m. (location to be announced). 

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.

Century Link has a $1,500 scholarship opportunity that is open to current students to help offset their out-of-pocket tuition costs. Students are asked to create an original essay exploring the myriad ways in which technology impacts higher education. You can view more details at http://www.centurylinkdeals.com/internet-scholarship.html. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 21. 

The Ponce Inlet Women’s Club 2015 Genesis Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship pays for tuition or books. The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 12. 

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:  

  • InsuranceProviders.com - Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship. To apply for this $1,000 scholarship click here. The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 1.
  • 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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