Davenport, Iowa, Campus

Welcome to the Student Announcements page. 

What's Happening   

Brunch & Learn: “Becoming a Team Chiropractor” with Damian Redlinski, D.C. Dr. Redlinski is a team chiropractor for the Buffalo Bills. He’ll talk about the road to becoming a chiropractor for an NFL team, including time for questions and answers. Join us on Friday, Jan. 30, from 9:20 to 10:10 a.m. in Room P206, (note room change).    

Dr. Redlinski is bringing a signed Buffalo Bills T-shirt for a give-away. A question and answer time will follow the presentation.  

New - While Black History Month is February, you can celebrate early on the Davenport campus with SABCA on Friday, Jan. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Student Union.Palmer’s Student American Black Chiropractic Association chapter will present “60 Years Since Brown,” featuring presentations from three chiropractors, refreshments and entertainment. This event is free to students, employees and the community.  

Event schedule:  

  • 5 p.m. – Food served. 
  • 6 p.m. – “From Brown to Purple” with Stephen Cooper, D.C. Dr. Cooper is a 1992 Davenport campus graduate. 
  • 6:30 p.m. – Douglas Diata, D.C., will present on the “Ancient Origin of Chiropractic Technique and the Influences of African-Americans in Chiropractic.” Dr. Diata graduated in 2001 from Palmer's Davenport campus. 
  • 7 p.m. – Intermission with a performance and musical selection. 
  • 7:15 p.m. – “Unlock the Possibilities” with Stanley Sims, D.C. Dr. Sims graduated from Palmer’s Davenport campus in 1999. 
  • Closing remarks.  
New - Upcoming business module, “Starting into Practice,” will be presented by Mike Whitmer of NCMIC and Braxton Pulley, D.C., on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Business Center classroom.

When looking at your career options, the more perspectives you can get, the more informed your decision will be. NCMIC has helped thousands of chiropractors choose their career path, search for jobs, develop their business plan, market themselves and choose the best location. ‘Starting into Practice’ was one of the first non-biased chiropractic business lectures available to students. Come find out why it’s also still one of the best. Mike Whitmer and Dr. Braxton Pulley will share how to begin, build and manage your career effectively. Let the professionals share with you what you should do before you make decisions about what comes next, and what you should do to keep yourself on the right track. 
 
 

New - Palmer Sports Council 2nd Annual Putt-Putt Tourney, Friday Feb. 6
The Sports Council Club is hosting its 2nd annual Putt-Putt tournament from 4 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 6 with awards and raffle following in the Student Union. Cost is $5, with the proceeds going to the Sports Council Club’s mission of promoting student research. Register before Wednesday, Feb. 4, and receive an extra submission into the raffle drawing. Registrations will be taken at the door. Raffle items include a portable table, skeleton with muscle attachment points and many other products.   

Register with your class Sports Council Representative.   

New - Palmer Library extends hours during finals week: Feb. 13 – 19:   
  • Friday, Feb. 13—7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Feb. 14—8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Feb. 15—11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Monday, Feb. 16 – Wednesday, Feb. 18—7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 19 – Friday, Feb. 20—7 a.m. to 5 p.m.    
General Information   
NewPlease don’t park in the Trinity Cathedral parking lot unless you’re a valid Palmer parking pass holder. If you’re not a current holder of a Fall 2014 parking pass you may not park in the Cathedral parking lot on the corner of 12th and Brady streets across from the Palmer Gym. Violators will be towed. At the beginning of every trimester there is a free lottery drawing held at the Cathedral for Palmer student parking passes. Dr. Margrave in West Hall 128C is available to answer your parking pass-related questions. 

New - A new yoga class is being offered at the Palmer Gym. All the classes on the Group Fitness Schedule are free to Palmer students, employees and their spouses/family members with a Palmer ID.   

 

New - Plan for success in your future practice—refer someone you know to be trained to assist you through Palmer’s Chiropractic Technology degree program! We’re still accepting applications for the March 2015 trimester. Go to www.palmer.edu/ct or see Lisa Gisel in Room W18 for more information or to apply. Financial aid consideration is given for tuition, books and living expenses.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How you can help refer students to Palmer:

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

Regular Bookstore Hours:  

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

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

Here's what you do:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New - Congratulations to the following students who won the Financially FIT scholarships for the Fall 2014 trimester:   

  • Matthew Boots 
  • Brooke Crandall 
  • Danielle Pearson 
  • Michael Sallach   

Scholarships awarded ranged from $1,000 up to one-half tuition for the trimester!

A big thank you and congratulations to all students who participated in this trimester’s FIN FIT activities. The Financial Planning Office staff looks forward to working with all of you again next trimester and encourages all students to get involved and earn their FIT Points in order to be eligible for the Spring 2015 trimester scholarship drawings.

If you’d like more information on the Financially FIT program and how you can get involved, stop by the Financial Planning Office or email Jenny Lenehan.    

 
Scholarships  

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

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:  

  •  USPostmail.org Scholarship: Eligible applicants will be required to write a short, 500- to 1,000-word essay which will be used to judge them on how well-written, compelling and persuasive they are. For scholarship details, rules and application eligibility requirements, visit www.uspostmail.org/scholarship. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 15.  
  • Mesothelioma.com Scholarship: Have you personally, or within your family, dealt with cancer? In an effort to help students who have, there is a foundation offering a scholarship to assist you with furthering your education. Applicants must submit an essay and have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. For application and details visit www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship. Application deadlines are Tuesday, March 31 and Tuesday, Dec. 1.
     
  • CarInsuranceComparison.com - see all of the details for the Safe Driver Scholarship here. The deadline to apply is July 10, 2015. 
  • Sylva Ashworth Scholarship for single mothers. Guidelines are available at http://ifcochiro.org/sylva-ashworth-chiropractic-scholarship/. Deadline for submission is April 1st, 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.

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

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

Licensing Information

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

Employment Opportunities 

New - CTA needed for Dr. Barbara Mansholt at Community Health Care (CHC) to assist in building and managing chiropractic interdisciplinary practice. This position will include patient management as well as development of patient/provider education and follow-up strategies. Applicants must have proof of MMR vaccination and complete CHC orientation. There are two CHC locations: 500 W. River Drive in Davenport and 2750 11th Street in Rock Island, Ill.

Applications (and instructions) may be found on the Palmer Portal under Communities > Clinic Intern Program > (scroll down) Clinical Teaching Assistant Program. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 20, to the Clinic Capstone Office.

NewLife Sciences needs Anatomy laboratory teaching assistants for the upcoming Spring trimester. Interested applicants must be work-study eligible, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and have completed the second trimester. The pay rate is $15 an hour. For an application or more information, please see Karen Anthony in C224.

New - The Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Dept. has openings for rehabilitation work-study positions for the Spring trimester. The positions would involve working with student interns, assisting clinicians and interacting with patients involved in chiropractic rehabilitation care. A positive attitude and a willingness to learn about chiropractic rehabilitative care and sports injuries is a must. 

To apply you must be work-study eligible and entering 7th Tri or above. Packets may be picked up in the Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Dept. in the lower level of the AHC. The pay rate is $12 an hour.

The application deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 4. Testing also be on Feb. 4. Interviews will be held on Thursday, Feb. 5 and Friday, Feb. 6, from 1-3 p.m. Visit the Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Dept. with any questions.

New - Life Sciences has dissector work-study positions open for Gross Anatomy I and II classes. Interested applicants must be in 3rd Trimester and have completed Gross Anatomy I and II and Spinal Anatomy II (may apply during 2nd Trimester while taking those classes). The pay rate is $11 an hour.

If interested, please contact Craig Mekow at ext. 5693.

New - A ‘Social Media Manager’/Clinic Marketing Assistant work-study position is available. The position would focus on management of the Palmer Clinics Facebook and YouTube pages, in addition to providing assistance with various tasks related to clinic marketing events. The pay rate is $11 per hour.  

If you’re interested in the position, please contact Dr. Julie Johnson.  

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.         

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 Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at 6:45 a.m. in the Welcome Center Conference Room 103. For additional information, contact Bethany VanKirk.
The Christian Chiropractic Association Club Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room M203. For additional information, contact Jason Slagel.
The CBP Club Tuesdays, 9:20 a.m. in Room M201. For additional information, contact Jennifer Aranda.
The Clinical Nutrition Club Mondays, 2:50 p.m. in Room P204. For additional information, contact Marian Nappi.
The Cru Club Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. in Room W305. For additional information, contact Cole Ward.
The Extremity Club Tuesdays (through Feb. 11), 9:20 a.m. in Room P204. For more information, contact Dakota Zickefoose.
The Gonstead Club Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, 12:05 p.m. in Room W116; Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room L101. For additional information, contact Joshua Reed.
The League of Chiropractic Women Club Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room P204. For additional information, contact Allison Di Salvo.
The LDSSA Club Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in VIP Conference Room. For additional information, contact Anton Keller.
The Motion Palpation Club Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W120; Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. in Room W120. For additional information, contact Molly Lucio
The NUCCA Club Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W212. For additional information, contact Peter Bulcher.
The Pediatrics Club Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room L102 and P206. Room P206 is not open on Jan 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  

Article submissions for the Winter Quarter ’15 edition of “The Bartlett” are due by today, Friday, Jan. 30. If you have an article you’d like to submit for publication consideration in this quarter’s Bartlett, please forward to Trevor Dandridge, Bartlett editor.  

Campus Guide applications are due by today, Friday, Jan. 30.Campus Guides serve as “ambassadors” of Palmer College, and are often the first individuals that prospective students meeting when visiting the campus for tours. The Guides also assist at major events, such as Homecoming, and graduation. If you’d like to show and share your Palmer pride as a Campus Guide, submit your application to Gina Kodeli in the Admissions office by 3 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 30. Applications are available from the Campus Guides bulletin board (in the south hallway), or from Gina Kodeli. Lower-quarter students are also welcome to apply! For additional information, contact Jenn Nolan (8Q), Campus Guides president.

Students interested in playing in an indoor soccer league should contact Marji Mulder, Soccer Club president, by today, Friday, Jan. 30. The men's league plays on Tuesdays through Fridays (once or twice a week between 5 and 11:30 p.m.). The Co-ed league games are on Monday or Tuesday nights, and the Women's league plays on Sundays. The women’s league starts on Sunday, Feb. 8; the men's and co-ed seasons start on Monday, Feb. 9. Recreational soccer practice (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. on the NorthPark field) will resume sometime in March (when it stays lighter longer). To sign up for any of the Palmer soccer teams, or for any information regarding the Palmer Soccer Club, contact Marji Mulder (8Q), club president.

The Soft Tissue Club presents “A New Approach to Soft Tissue: HansOn Muscle Therapy (HMT)”, featuring guest-speaker Tobe Hansen, today, Friday, Jan. 30, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 124. HansOn Muscle Therapy (HMT) integrates feedback from postural evaluation, range of motion assessment, and specific muscle testing to pinpoint areas of myofascial tension. Mr. Hansen, a 1984 graduate of the Institute of Alternative Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden, developed HMT in 1994. Since then, he has taught HMT techniques to a variety of healthcare providers, and has conducted continual education training in HMT for Stanford University’s Athletic Training and Physical Therapy department. Mr. Hansen is a member of the San Jose Sharks’ medical staff, and his services are frequently sought by professional athletes from NFL, MLB, PGA, as well as competitors in mixed martial arts and triathlons. For additional information, contact Will Shiau (10Q), or Peggy Chin (8Q), Soft Tissue Club president.

Improve your public-speaking skills, and get “in touch” with the community by joining the SPEAK Club – which continues Winter Quarter meetings with two speaker presentations this morning, Friday, Jan. 30, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 121. Jessika Parham will discuss "Preventive Chiropractic Care for Cheerleaders", and Ashlea Clark’s presentation will focus on “Corporate Chiropractic.” Beginning next week, SPEAK club meetings switch to Mondays for the balance of the quarter: Feb. 2, Feb. 9, and March 3. SPEAK is your bridge into the community, and provides a great forum to fine-tune your public-speaking skills, and to “talk chiropractic” with the public at community events, such as corporate lunch-hour talks, community health fairs, and career-day programs. For additional information, contact Anna Marie Gierach (6Q), SPEAK Club president.

Campus Ministries Club invites students to take a “Time Out!” this evening, Friday, Jan. 30, 5-7 p.m., in the Cafeteria! Hosted by the Campus Ministries Club, “Time Out! is a community of students from all faiths and backgrounds. We discuss our philosophies, and we share words of encouragement as we work through our graduate program.” The topic for this Friday’s “Time Out!” is “Building Positive Relationships with your Family and Friends.” For additional information, contact Lorianne Rios (6Q), Campus Ministries Club president.

The Bookstore will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 31. For additional information regarding Bookstore hours, sales, promotions, new items, etc., please see Erwin Gatchalian, manager, Palmer Bookstore, San Jose campus, Ext. 6007.  

Come and enjoy stimulating discussion regarding the Palmer College, the San Jose campus and the chiropractic profession at the Winter Quarter ’15 “Coffee with Dr. Meeker” on Monday, Feb. 2, at 9:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria conference room. This is an opportunity for students to enjoy casual conversation with Dr. Meeker regarding topics related to Palmer’s San Jose campus, the Palmer College system, the chiropractic profession, or general health-care trends. Plus … Coffee and light refreshments provided!

New - PSAF announces first Winter Quarter “Office Visit” to meet with Michael McMurray, D.C., at Chiropractic Solutions in Campbell on Monday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. Dr. McMurray has maintained a South Bay practice for more than 30 years. He is a past president of the Santa Clara County CCA chapter, and also provides care for members of the San Jose Sharks. Carpooling to Dr. McMurray’s office will leave the south lot at 5:30 p.m. Spaces are limited. If interested, please sign the sheet on the PSAF board. For additional information about the “Office Visit” or other PSAF-sponsored events, contact Brittni Melnychuk (6Q), PSAF president

The Rock Climbing Club invites students to join them for “Movie Night” on Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 5-7 p.m. in Rm. 117. The featured presentation is “Valley Uprising.” For additional information, contact Vanessa Ng (2Q), Rock Climbing Club president

The Neurology Club presents “Chiropractic Neurology & Rehabilitation,” featuring guest-speaker Karla Mehlenbacher, D.C., DACNB, on Friday, Feb. 13, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 117. Dr. Mehlenbacher is a clinician at the Azzolino Chiropractic Neurology & Wellness Center in San Francisco, and previously provided care at the Carrick Brain Centers. Dr. Mehlenbacher also is a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. For additional information, contact Ivan Sanchez, Neurology Club president.

Don’t miss “Caring for Older Adults From a Biopsychosocial Perspective,” featuring guest-speaker Paul Dougherty, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 117. With the number of older adults expanding at an unprecedented rate (by the year 2030 over 20% of the population will be over 65 years of age), it is imperative that the doctor of chiropractic be equipped with the tools to treat the unique needs of the older adult with musculoskeletal complaints. Dr. Dougherty will discuss the evaluation and treatment of older adult patients from a biopsychosocial perspective.  

Dr. Dougherty has provided care for retired military at the VA facility in Rochester, New York, since 2005. A faculty member at New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Dougherty earned the VA “Merit Award” in 2006, and, in 2011, he was honored by the American Chiropractic Association with the “Academician of the Year” award. He also teaches in the Geriatric Medicine program at the University of Rochester and since 2003 has been Director of Chiropractic Consultative Services at the Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, New York. Dr. Dougherty will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) “European Chiropractors Union Convention.”

Palmer’s SACA chapter presents chiropractic legend Louis Sportelli, D.C., on Thursday, Feb. 19. Dr. Sportelli’s distinguished career spans more than five decades! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear perspectives about the chiropractic profession from a doctor who is the president of NCMIC; earned ACA “Chiropractor of the Year” honors in 1992; and has served as president of the World Federation of Chiropractic, Board chair of the American Chiropractic Assn., and president of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society. Watch for details, regarding the time and room location for this special session with Dr. Sportelli. 

General Information

Bookstore offers a variety of special sales 

  • Discounts of 20- to 50-percent off regular price of Palmer apparel (through Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015).   
  • UnderArmour Thermos tumblers and drink wares are discounted by 20-percent (through Saturday, Jan. 31). 
  • All backpacks in stock discounted by 20-percent (through Saturday, Jan. 31). 
  • Lifetimer Table specials: Group orders of 10 or more (placed through the Bookstore) will receive a 20-percent discount. Special offer in effect through Saturday, Feb. 28. 
  • Diploma Frame specials: Frames are discounted by 25-percent (through Friday, Feb. 20).   

For further details regarding these Bookstore specials, and any other Bookstore-related information, please see Erwin Gatchalian, manager, Palmer’s San Jose campus Bookstore. 

“Open lab” schedule for Learning Resource/Assessment Center. Students may now use the computers in the Learning Resource/Assessment Center (Rm. 238) during the following “open lab” hours: Tuesdays, from 4-8 p.m., and Fridays, 4-8 p.m. Hours are likely to expand, to include weekend hours, prior to midterms. Watch for updates, regarding “open lab” hours for the Learning Resource/Assessment Center. 

On-campus access to Palmer College library databases now requires you to sign in with your Palmer ID and password. This change is a result of the ongoing effort to eliminate separate database links for each Palmer campus. This requirement applies only to San Jose users at this time. If you experience issues accessing the library’s online resources, please send an email to ask@palmer.libanswers.com, or contact Branch Manager Librarian Roseann Erwin at (408) 944-6014.     

Do you need a break from your textbooks? Come browse through the collection of titles now featured in the Library’s new “Leisure Reading Collection,” which includes a variety of selections (fiction, nonfiction, humor, and more), including Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and other popular books. Typically, you can check out for books from the Leisure Reading Collection for two weeks – however, books checked out this week can be kept over the winter break! To view a list of current titles, visit: http://library.palmer.edu/leisurebooks/sj. For additional information about the Leisure Reading Collection, contact Roseann Erwin, branch manager librarian, Palmer College’s San Jose campus Library (Ext. 6014).

To view the most current San Jose Campus calendar of eventsClick here.  

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

Make sure to check out the latest edition of Insights, Palmer College’s biannual alumni magazine, produced for graduates from all three campuses. The cover story of the Fall/Winter 2014 issue focuses on “Sports chiropractic for everyday athletes” – and features profiles of four San Jose campus alumni! In addition to other articles highlighting the achievements of San Jose campus alumni, you’ll find equally engaging articles pertaining to Davenport and Florida graduates, along with informative news about the Palmer College system. If you ever have any noteworthy news to share regarding the achievements of San Jose campus alumni, please make sure to notify 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.   

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. 

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.)   

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    

A reminder to students receiving financial aid: If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to complete your new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2015-2016 award year. All applications must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, Feb. 2. Good luck to all applicants!   

Scholarships 
Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2015 Quarter scholarships. Log in to your Stars Online account to submit your applications, or create a profile if this is your first time applying, then follow the prompts to apply. All applications must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, Feb. 20. Good luck to all applicants!
 

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

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:   

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

In the Cafeteria  

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

Club Meetings

The Animal Chiropractic Club meets on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 121. For additional information, contact Jacqueline Stickler (8Q), Animal Chiropractic Club president.

The Applied Kinesiology Club meets on Fridays, at 9:30 a.m., in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Roland Quan (8Q), Applied Kinesiology Club president.

The Campus Ministries Club meets on Fridays, from 5-7 p.m. in the Cafeteria. For additional information, contact Lorianne Rios (6Q), Campus Ministries Club president.

The Diversified Club meets on Mondays, 5-6 p.m., in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Andrea Ormonde (6Q), Diversified Club president.

The Extremities Club meets on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Will Shiau (8Q), Extremities Club president.

The Motion Palpation Club meets on Mondays, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Kimmy Wong (10Q), Motion Palpation Club president.

The Movement Arts Club meets for hatha yoga on Tuesdays, from 7:30-8:15 a.m., in Rm. 345. The club also meets for “hoop jam” on Wednesdays, from 4-5 p.m. in Rm. 110 (note new location), and for "power yoga" from 4-5 p.m. in Rm. 108; and on Fridays for "dance workshop" from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the NorthPark studio. For additional information, contact Allyssa Fennelly (10Q), Movement Arts Club president.

The Public Health Club meets on select Thursdays (Feb. 19 and March 5) at 12:15 p.m. in Rm. 117. For additional information, contact Nikita Predtechensky (2Q), Public Health Club president.

The Racquet Sports Club meets on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the student lounge. For additional information, contact John Luu (5Q), Racquet Sports Club president.

The Soccer Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 5 p.m., at the NorthPark field. For additional information, contact Marji Mulder (6Q), Soccer Club president.

The Soft Tissue Club meets on Fridays, at 9:30 a.m., in Rm. 108. For additional information, contact Peggy Chin (8Q), Soft Tissue Club president.

 

Port Orange, Fla., Campus

What's Happening 

The Student Council is sponsoring their annual Leadership Appreciation event on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the Standard Process Student Center. Join us as we honor the leaders on our campus, including club officers and advisors, faculty of the year and our Administration. Snack foods will be provided and all are welcome to attend! 

The SABCA Regionals will be held on campus Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7. For more information, contact Dr. Teri Payton  or at ext. 2784.  

PSAF SPIZZ Night is scheduled Friday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Standard Process Student Center. Dr. Terry Yochum is the featured speaker. Dinner will be served prior to the speaker at 5 p.m. in the Café.

The One-Blood Blood Mobile will be here Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come out and donate back to your community. They need you!

Homecoming monitors needed! If you would like to work as a monitor for Palmer’s Homecoming in Port Orange, please sign up in the Office of Student Services. You will be required to pay for your Homecoming registration. After attending a 30-minute monitor training session on Thursday, Feb. 26, and completing three monitoring sessions Friday - Sunday, you will be reimbursed the registration fee of $50. If you register late and intend to monitor, you will only be reimbursed the one-time registration amount of $50.
   

Intramural Softball games will be on Thursdays, through March 12 at Coraci Park off Town West Blvd. near the Port Orange Pavilion. Everyone is invited to cheer on their favorite team.  

General Information    
 

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

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

How you can help refer students to Palmer

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

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

Here's what you do:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Research News 

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

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

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

Click here for updated Grad PLUS Loan information. 

Scholarships

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

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:  .   

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

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

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

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

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

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