Davenport, Iowa, Campus

Welcome to the Student Announcements page. 

What's Happening  

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. 

Bookstore sweatshirt swap ends Wednesday, Nov. 26
The Bookstore is holding its annual sweatshirt swap this month. If you bring in a clean, gently used sweatshirt to the Bookstore for their homeless shelter clothing drive, you'll receive a 25% off coupon for a full-priced sweatshirt. This promotion runs through Wednesday, Nov. 26. See the Bookstore for details.   

New - All Palmer campuses and clinics will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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 - Fitness Center Hours over Thanksgiving Recess: 
  • Thursday, Nov. 27 - Closed 
  • Friday, Nov. 28-Saturday, Nov. 29 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Nov .30 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   
New - Palmer Residence closed in December
The Palmer Family Residence will be closed for all tours during the month of December for routine cleaning and maintenance. This includes the Friday tours at 11:10 a.m.
 

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 - NUCCA Club hosts guest speaker
Mathew McNally, D.C., will present “Why I Chose Upper Cervical and How Upper Cervical Can Drive a Cash Practice” on Friday, Dec. 5, at 9:20 a.m. in Room W212.

Deciding to practice Upper Cervical specific upon graduating in 2000 from the Davenport campus, Dr. McNally joined an insurance-based diversified chiropractic practice and converted it to a cash NUCCA practice in two years. He is currently in the Upper Cervical Diplomate program and working on level 3 full NUCCA Board certification.

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 - Free event for students in their 7th-10th trimesters, Using SmartCloud in Practice
Join Future Health leaders Calee McClure and Aaron Reynolds on Friday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Business Center classroom. You’ll learn the functional differences between using SmartCloud in a college setting vs. private practice; discover how to create a compliant note in less than one minute that gets you paid using Future Health’s SmartCloud; as well as practical information to prepare you for running your business.

Enjoy a free lunch provided by Future Health, special student only EHR certificate valued at $1,495, and a drawing for a free start-up software package. 
  

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. 
 
New - The Gonstead Club will present "What To Adjust on the First Visit," by Nathan Delorey, D.C., Saturday, Dec. 6, from 5-7:30 p.m. in Room L101. 
 
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   

New - Sigma Phi Chi presents Santa's Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 1-3 p.m. in the Skywalk. This event is open to all of the Palmer community. Activities will include writing letters to Santa, coloring holiday pictures and blanket making for Project Linus. They will be accepting donations of blanket supplies, monetary donations for Project Linus and clean homemade blankets of any size.   

New - Join the Palmer Clinics for a special screening of “Fed Up” Jan. 17
Did you know that in 2012 Americans consumed an average of 765 grams of sugar every five days or 130 pounds each year? The movie “Fed Up” sheds light on sugar consumption and the poor eating habits of the American public. The Palmer Chiropractic Clinics and the Putnam Museum have teamed up to bring an exclusive showing of “Fed Up” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17. The movie will be shown at the Putnam’s Giant Screen Theater, and tickets are just $5, allowing entrance to the movie, museum and Science Center. There also will be vendors in the Grand Lobby area from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with interactive informational booths to help families start a dialogue about sugar. Preregistration is encouraged by calling the Putnam at (563) 324-1933, but tickets can also be purchased at the door.
 

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.

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. 

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

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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 San Jose Campus Associated Student Government invites students to come celebrate Palmer’s victory over Life West in this past Saturday’s “Chiropracturkey Bowl” football game, and the Palmer softball team championship in the Twin Creeks co-ed league at this morning’s meeting 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.

Today, Nov. 26, is the deadline for classes to collect canned-food items that will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank in support of the 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).

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.

Help bright the holiday season for less-fortunate in our community – Bookstore’s annual sweatshirt/warm-coat donation drive ends today, Wednesday, Nov. 26. 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.

Palmer’s San Jose campus Associated Student Government (ASG) reminds students today, Nov. 26, is the deadline to complete the following survey to help gauge student-use of the campus exercise room, and to provide an avenue for student input regarding equipment enhancements.

ASG values student input, and greatly appreciates you taking the time to complete survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HPV6VQZ

Upon review of the survey results, ASG will share the information with San Jose campus administration, and develop a plan to modify current exercise-room resources, with the goal of enhancing the workout experience for all members of the campus community.

With assistance from the Facilities department, ASG hopes to initiate the exercise-room enhancements during the upcoming break. ASG thanks all San Jose campus students for taking time to participate in the survey.

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

All Palmer campuses and clinics will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

New - Get ready to celebrate the holiday season at a Palmer tradition: Wassail Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 9:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria! Come enjoy tasty holiday treats, egg nog and wassail cider with fellow students, as well as faculty and staff – plus entering drawings for raffle prizes! Watch for further details about Wassail Bowl on Dec. 3! For additional information, contact Jennifer Nathan in Student Services.

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.
 

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. 

New - Please note: Whenever you have any type of request that requires assistance from the Facilities or Information Services departments, you MUST submit a formal work-order request. Neither Facilities nor Information Services personnel will accept requests for assistance from either department via verbal or email communication. Students, faculty and staff may submit their work-order requests via the Palmer College Help Desk. If you have additional questions regarding the Help Desk work-order request process, please contact Scott Tonnesen, director of Institutional Support, Ext. 6147.

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.  

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

NewSan 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 

New - All Palmer campuses and clinics will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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, 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.

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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