Davenport, Iowa, Campus

Welcome to the Student Announcements page. 

What's Happening  

We Love Our Donors Day, Friday, Nov. 21. It’s a day to say thank you to those alumni and friends who financially support you, our students, and Palmer College. Please stop by and sign a few thank you notes; cards, envelopes and pens will be provided. Tables will be set up in the Student Union, Cafeteria and Skywalk from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a snack compliments of the Development Office. 

Upcoming Chiropractic Vendor Showcases:        

  • 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.    
 

Upcoming Events:               

  • Friday, Nov. 21, Fall Festival, 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.  
  • Tuesday, Dec. 2, Blood Drive in the Student Union beginning at 9 a.m. 
  • Friday, Dec. 5, Student Holiday Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Redstone Room. The Chicago-based band, Spoken Four, will play.     
 

Friday, Nov. 21, Student Council is hosting the Fall Festival. The  free event will take place in the Palmer gym, cost of dinner is only $5 for adults and $2 for children. To enter the chili cook-off, email Kailey Cox; cash prizes will be awarded. “Pie a Palmer Professor” pies are $5 for one pie, or $10 for three pies. Lots of games, contests and prizes. Bring non-perishable food items to kick off their food drive (five items gets you one ticket). Tickets will be entered in a raffle drawing for a chance to win a portable table, a dry spine or green books.   

New - Vaccine Seminar presented by Michelle Barber, D.C., Saturday, Nov. 22
Dr. Barber will be speaking on the pros and cons of vaccinations. She also will be taking us through every vaccine on the current mandated schedule for children as well as going over different exemptions, alternate scheduling, harmful ingredients and much more! This event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room M201 on Nov. 22. This is a great opportunity to gather information and learn about different resources you can provide to your future patients. All are welcome!   

Sign-up in the Skywalk on Wednesdays or Fridays or online at sites.google.com/site/palmerpediatricsclub. There is a $15 registration fee. This presentation is hosted by the Palmer Pediatrics Club.   

New - The Information Services Department is changing to a single sign-on process during the week of Nov. 24. This means you’ll use the same credentials to login to email as you currently use to log into the Palmer Portal   

New - Due to the success of the Coats for Kids Coat Drive at Spizz Night, PSAF will host another coat drive on Tuesday, Nov. 25, in the Skywalk from 9:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coats for Kids accepts gently used coats, gloves, hats and scarves.

Bookstore sweatshirt swap with a Palmer Fridays twist 
The Bookstore will hold its annual sweatshirt swap this month, but there’s a twist this year in celebration of Palmer Fridays. If you bring in a clean, gently used sweatshirt to the Bookstore for their homeless shelter clothing drive and if you’re wearing Palmer apparel, you’ll receive a 40% off coupon for a full-price sweatshirt. You can still bring used sweatshirts to the Bookstore Monday through Thursday, but on those days you’ll receive a 25% off coupon. This promotion runs through Wednesday, Nov. 26. See the Bookstore for details, and bring in those gently used sweatshirts while wearing your Palmer gear on Palmer Fridays! 

New - Thanksgiving Recess Library Hours: 

  • Wednesday, Nov. 26—7 a.m.-5 p.m. 
  • Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 27-29—Closed 
  • Sunday, Nov. 30—Regular hours resume    
New - Palmer Blood Drive
Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union. The class with the most donors will win a pizza party! Want to donate? Contact your class rep or Kyle Reynolds.
 
New - The student holiday dance is Friday, Dec. 5, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Redstone Room. The Chicago-based band, Spoken Four, will play. 

 
Intramural co-ed 6 volleyball sign up is open. Team roster forms can be picked up in Student Services and are due by Friday, Dec. 12. League play will start Tuesday, Jan. 6 and ends Feb. 3, 2015. Tournament play will follow with the championship game on Feb. 10. 

Games will be played on Tuesday nights between 6-10 p.m. in the Palmer Gym. Questions, contact Matt Boots          

General Information 

New - Our institutional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), is conducting a comprehensive evaluation and site visit in the coming weeks. In preparation, they are asking students to complete the Student Opinion Survey to gather information on student experiences at Palmer to provide the site team with aggregate data prior to the site visit. Please watch your student email accounts for a link to this survey, to be completed Dec. 1 - 10, 2014.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance with Palmer’s accreditation processes.

New - 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.

Important information for students and employees using the Fitness Center 
Palmer students and employees must now show their Palmer ID or Clinic badge when entering the facility. All persons entering the facility must print their full name on the sign-in sheet, not just their initials.
   

New Group Fitness Schedule Available
Come try a new class and burn off some calories in preparation for the holiday season!  

If you’re interested in teaching a group fitness class or receiving more information about the group fitness program, contact Ron O’Brien.

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    

 

 
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

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. 

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 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:  

  • 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 

Student Services has work-study openings for exam proctors. Exam proctors assist instructors in monitoring the class during exams. The applicant must be in the 6th Trimester or above, work-study eligible and available to proctor between the hours of 7:30 a,m. and 2:50 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pay rate is $11 per hour.  

If you are interested in the position, please see Betty Bryan in Student Services, 3rd floor of the Campus Center or send an email to betty.bryan@palmer.edu. Please bring your class schedule with you when applying or include it in your email.

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

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, Dec. 2; 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 Dec. 5 & 12; Jan 9 & 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 

The Fall 2014 “All-Intern Meeting” takes place this morning, Friday, Nov. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 119. All current interns are required to attend this mandatory meeting.

The SPEAK Club is meeting again this morning, Friday, Nov. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 121. Jessica Yeung will conduct a special presentation on “Pediatric Chiropractic.” For additional information about the SPEAK Club, contact Anna Marie Gierach (5Q), SPEAK Club president. 

The AK Club presents “How to Evaluate and Fix the Shoulder,” featuring guest-speaker Timothy Jennings, D.C., this morning, Friday, Nov. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 108.  A 1990 honors graduate of Palmer's San Jose campus, Dr. Jennings maintains a practice at the O'Connor Non-Surgical Pain Clinic in San Jose. Dr. Jennings is a Board Certified Diplomate in pain management, Applied Kinesiology, clinic nutrition, and integrative medicine. To learn more about this special presentation, and other AK Club activities, contact Roland Quan (7Q), AK 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.

Campus Ministries invites students to join them for special presentation at today's  “Time Out!” program, Friday, Nov. 21, 5-7 p.m. in the Cafeteria, which features special guest-speaker, Marianne Bautista, who will share her experience of “Surviving the Holocaust.” 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.” For additional information about the Campus Ministries Club, contact Lorianne Rios (5Q), club president.

New - Palmer’s San Jose campus co-ed softball team has a play-off game this evening, Friday, Nov. 21, with the first pitch at 7:50 p.m. on field nine at Twin Creeks Softball Complex, located at 969 E. Caribbean Dr. @ Lawrence Expwy. (off Hwy 237) in Sunnyvale. If Palmer wins its semi-final game at 7:50 p.m., the team will play in the championship game at 9 p.m.! Please note: There is a gate fee of $4/person. However, the gate-fee is a one-time admission; should the Palmer team win its first-round play-off, and play for the championship, there is no additional admission for fans to watch the second game. Good luck to the Palmer team tonight! For additional information, contact Sean Salazar (9Q), softball team captain.

Show your "Palmer Pride" by coming out to root on the San Jose campus teams competing in the "Chiropracturkey Bowl" flag-football tournament with Life Chiropractic College-West this 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. For additional information about the “Chiropracturkey Bowl,” contact Mike Oldfield (9Q), ASG athletic director, or Jon Parham (7Q).

A post-game Thanksgiving-style dinner will take place at the Life West campus, following the tournament. Students and faculty may attend the dinner free of charge. A limited number of dinner tickets are still available. However, in order to attend, YOU MUST REGISTER in advance: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chiropracturkey-bowl-tickets-13858229337

New - The Pediatrics Club presents guest-speaker Amber Bolin, D.C., on Monday, Nov. 24, at 9:30 a.m., in Rm. 117. Dr. Bolin, a 2014 Palmer Davenport alumna, works at a pediatric-focused practice in Los Altos, and she is a diplomate of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Assn. (ICPA). Dr. Bolin’s presentation will focus on “Pediatrics and Pregnancy Adjusting.” For additional information, contact Kaede Fischer (5Q), Pediatrics Club president.

Palmer’s San Jose campus SACA chapter will host a bake-sale fundraiser during both lunch hours on Tuesday, Nov. 25. In addition to a tasty selection of sweet snacks, SACA will also be selling chiropractic-themed t-shirts. Funds will be used to help send Palmer San Jose SACA delegates to the 2015 NCLC in Washington, D.C. For additional information, contact Nina Nori (2Q), San Jose campus SACA president.

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.  

New - The Palmer Pride hockey team returns to the ice on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 9:45 p.m., at Sharks Ice of San Jose, located at 1500 S. 10th St., across from Spartan Stadium (off Hwy 280). For additional information about Palmer Pride hockey season #21, contact team players Brad Watson or Jared Foat.

General Information 

New - Our institutional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), is conducting a comprehensive evaluation and site visit in the coming weeks. In preparation, they are asking students to complete the Student Opinion Survey to gather information on student experiences at Palmer to provide the site team with aggregate data prior to the site visit. Please watch your student email accounts for a link to this survey, to be completed Dec. 1 - 10, 2014.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance with Palmer’s accreditation processes.
 

Bookstore’s annual sweatshirt/warm-coat donation drive brightens holiday-season for less-fortunate. You can brighten the holidays for the less-fortunate members of our community by contributing a clean, wearable sweatshirt or warm coat to the Bookstore’s annual donation drive. And to say “thank you” for making your donation, you’ll receive a coupon good for a 40% discount on any one Palmer-themed item (exclusions include diploma frames, and clinic jackets). The donation drive will be in effect until Wednesday, Nov. 26, when the items will be collected, and distributed through the San Jose Campus outreach clinics. For additional information, see Erwin Gatchalian in the Bookstore.

ASG initiates canned-food donation-drive challenge among quarters in support of Silicon Valley Turkey Trot “Can-Do Challenge.” The “Can-Do Challenge” asks SVTT participants to bring non-perishable food items to donate for Second Harvest Food Bank. Palmer’s San Jose campus ASG is organizing an on-campus “challenge” to each class – and the class with the greatest percentage of donations by Wednesday, Nov. 26, will win a pizza party!
 

ASG has placed donation boxes in each classroom. SVTT organizers are requesting that “Can-Do Challenge” donations include the following types of non-perishable food items: meals in a can (stew, chili, soup); tuna and canned meat; peanut butter; canned foods with pop-top lids; low-sugar cereals; 100-percent fruit juices (in single serving boxes); and canned fruit (packed in juice). 

ASG will collect the donation boxes will on Nov. 26, and will the donated items will be presented by Palmer representatives at the SVTT on Thursday, Nov. 27. 

SVTT organizers report the collection from the 2013 “Can-Do Challenge” totaled 16,580 pounds of food for the hungry. The goal for this year’s event is 25,000 pounds! By donating five cans of food you can help put an end to hunger! 

For additional information about the ASG canned-food donation drive in support of the SVTT “Can-Do Challenge,” please see Katie Blundell (10Q), ASG community service director. 

The campus will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 29 – but open on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Library will be closed Nov. 27-29; however, the Library will be open on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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

The 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.  

New - 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.

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
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 

Club Registration packets for the Winter term are available in the Office of Student Services. Please pick up your paperwork today and schedule an appointment to meet with Dawn Funk before the end of the quarter. The packets will be offered a week early in consideration of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Earn Palmer bucks in the Bookstore! From now until Wednesday, Nov. 26, for every $50 spent in the bookstore, you will earn $5 to spend on clothing or gift items in January! The more you spend, the more you earn!! 

Library Hours
Please note the change in Saturday Library hours before final exams. The Library will be open Saturday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 6, and will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Intramural softball rosters are available in the Office of Student Services. Start putting your teams together today! Rosters will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 10. No rosters will be accepted after this date.  

General Information    

New - Our institutional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), is conducting a comprehensive evaluation and site visit in the coming weeks. In preparation, they are asking students to complete the Student Opinion Survey to gather information on student experiences at Palmer to provide the site team with aggregate data prior to the site visit. Please watch your student email accounts for a link to this survey, to be completed Dec. 1 - 10, 2014.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance with Palmer’s accreditation processes.

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

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.

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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