Davenport, Iowa, Campus

Welcome to the Student Announcements page. 

What's Happening   

New - Library hours during Fall Recess     

  • Monday, Oct. 20-Friday Oct. 24: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Oct. 25: Closed      
New - Upcoming Events: 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, First Trimester Social, 4-5 p.m. in the Student Union. Bring your families for a fun evening of socializing, food, raffle prizes and more! 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29, Spooktacular Fun, 5:30-8 p.m. in the Student Union. Enjoy games, crafts, bobbing for apples, a movie and kids costume contest. Entry fee is $3 at the door for ages 18 and older, children are free. This event is hosted by the Palmer Pediatrics Club. 
  • Friday, Oct. 31, First Trimester Business Bash at 9:20 a.m. in the Center for Business classroom, fourth floor Campus Center. Breakfast will be provided.  
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4, Club Fair, 8 a.m. to noon in the AHC Atrium. 
  • Friday, Nov. 7, 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.  
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18, Vendor Day in the Student Union from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • 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.  
  • Thursday, 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.     

New - The Torque Release Technique Club presents Dr. Jay Holder, "TRT - A non-linear, tonal approach to chiropractic care" on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Room P206.   

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.

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.

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

HLC call for public comment message  
Palmer College of Chiropractic is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit Feb. 2-4, 2015, by a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Palmer College of Chiropractic has been accredited by the Commission since 1984. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to send written, signed comments regarding the College to:

Public Comment on Palmer College of Chiropractic
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle St.
Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Comments also may be submitted online at www.ncahlc.org (select HLC Institutions, Visit List, Third-Party Comment).

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

All comments are due by Jan. 2, 2015 

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.

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  
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

New - 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.

New - 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.    

In the Cafeteria

Menu 

Club Meetings

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

 

San Jose, Calif., Campus

What's Happening

“Evidence in Action” open house on Wednesday, Oct. 29, displays the latest Palmer efforts in research. What do you know about finding the best evidence in the chiropractic literature? Make plans to attend “Evidence in Action” on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to find out! This informative event will feature will feature scientific posters and published articles by Palmer faculty. And, while you’re there, learn more about the Palmer Research Honors program, and other ways that you can become involved in Palmer-sponsored research programs! Robert Cooperstein, D.C., San Jose campus director of Technique and Research, and Katie Hoyt, Research Program Manager from the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research at the Davenport campus, are hosting the event, and will be available to answer your questions. Light refreshments will be served! 

The Sports Council presents “Optogait Analysis” featuring guest speaker Peter G. Gorman, D.C., Optogait president, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 5-7 p.m. in Rm. 119. Dr. Gorman will demonstrate Optogait, their state-of-the-art system for assessing gait patterns. Watch for further details about this special program! For additional information, contact Jennifer Drivick, Sports Council educational coordinator. 

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/.  

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

HLC call for public comment message
Palmer College of Chiropractic is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit Feb. 2-4, 2015, by a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. 

Palmer College of Chiropractic has been accredited by the Commission since 1984. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to send written, signed comments regarding the College to:

Public Comment on Palmer College of Chiropractic
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle St.
Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Comments also may be submitted online at www.ncahlc.org (select HLC Institutions, Visit List, Third-Party Comment).

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

All comments are due by Jan. 2, 2015
 

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.     

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

New - 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.

New - 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

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 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 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

NewBeginning Monday, Oct. 20, 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. 

New - Bookstore Sale   

  • October 20-24—take 20% off our special design chiropractic T-shirts and the Green Books 
  • October 27—take 20% off all bone and spine models.   

New - The first ever Special Olympics Fall Foodie Festival & Silent Auction will be held on the Palmer College campus Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Standard Process Student Center from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This event will be open to everyone: faculty, students and the general public. Cost for the event is $25 per person and will feature some of the top restaurants in the area. For tickets, please contact Ashley Barrett, ext. 2712.

New - The Vendor Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Standard Process Student Center. 

New - Are you ready to rummmmm-ble?
Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 1:30p.m. for the first ever Palmer Pep Rallyto introduce all of our participating athletes for the 2014 Chirogames being held Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 in Cocoa Beach. Cheer on your favorite team, listen to live music and enjoy a barbecue style lunch sponsored by Student Services. Everyone is invited to attend this event on the north lawn adjacent to Bldg. 3 and enjoy a hot dog, chips and a drink on us. Team captains/members must be lined up by 1:30 p.m. behind Bldg. 3 to be introduced to the crowd. Remember to wear your purple or Palmer gear and get a picture with our mascot. Help support our athletes and drive them to victory!

If you need a new Palmer T-shirt to wear to the Pep Rally, all T-shirts will be 20% off through Friday, Oct. 24. For those of you who like to wait until the last minute to shop, all traditional Palmer T-shirts in the tee cube will be $10 on Monday, Oct. 27, and Tuesday, Oct. 28, only!

New - A Veterans’ Day celebration will take place for all veterans on Monday, Nov. 10, at 9:30 a.m. (location to be announced). If you are a veteran, please submit your name to Dawn Funk in Student Services by Oct. 24 to ensure you receive your invitation to this event.  

New - The Dr. Mabel Palmer Art & Performance Show on Friday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. will be a spectacular event showcasing the art and performances of our Palmer community. Proceeds from the event will be divided between the Women in Chiropractic Club and the Halifax Humane Society. Tickets are $5. Email Women in Chiropractic for more information.  

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/.

General Information

HLC call for public comment message
Palmer College of Chiropractic is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit Feb. 2-4, 2015, by a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Palmer College of Chiropractic has been accredited by the Commission since 1984. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to send written, signed comments regarding the College to:

Public Comment on Palmer College of Chiropractic
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle St.
Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Comments also may be submitted online at www.ncahlc.org (select HLC Institutions, Visit List, Third-Party Comment).

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

All comments are due by Jan. 2, 2015 

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

New - 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.

New - 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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