Davenport, Iowa, Campus:

Welcome to the Student Announcements page. 

What's Happening    

New - Homecoming 2014 is August 7-9; attend sessions for free or get more by registering today for this great event! This year commemorates 100 years and features keynote speakers Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., Christopher Colloca, D.C., Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., Frank Sovinsky, D.C., Bharon Hoag, and Gerry Clum, D.C.   

Admission to the Courtyard Party and all general and breakout Homecoming sessions is free to students. If you register for Homecoming (student registration is now $100 online through Aug. 5 and at the door), you'll also receive breakfasts, lunches, admission to the Expo Hall and a ticket to the Saturday Night Festival - a more than $200 value.  
To register and pay by credit card
To register and pay by cash or check
 

If you go to the sessions for free and don't register, you'll need to print out a program from the website. 

New - #palmerhomecoming
Make sure you use our hashtag and tag us when posting your Palmer Homecoming photos and comments!

#palmerhomecoming@palmercollege

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube for photos and videos of the event.  

New - Wednesday, Aug. 6 – Don’t miss the Homecoming Courtyard Party! Student Council celebrates Palmer’s 100th Homecoming with an Around the World theme barbecue in the Courtyard starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children, including bottled water. Additional beverages will be served for $2. Along with great-tasting food, there will be a talent show with cash prizes. To enter, please contact Kyle Reynolds. A watermelon-eating contest and a toggle-off as well as activities for kids, including magician Rick Bramer and free caricature drawings by local artist Leo Kelly.

Come kick off this special Homecoming weekend and bring your Palmer pride!

New - Special Collections and Archives is having a huge book sale, Thursday, Aug. 7 - Saturday, Aug. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come and check out all the chiropractic books including Green Books galore. It’ll take place in Room L103, first floor of David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library.

New - The Palmer Philanthropy Club will be hosting a fashion show during Homecoming, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Vickie Anne Palmer Hall ballroom. Alumni, faculty, staff and student models will be wearing apparel from the Palmer College Bookstore and Ruby Slipper, a downtown Davenport boutique. There will be coupons, door prizes, drawings and a raffle at the event. All proceeds will benefit the Davenport Community Schools. 

The cost to attend is $20. Please contact Jessica Malcheff at ext. 5433 or Jill Naab at ext. 5601 to pre-register and R.S.V.P. **This week only (July 28-Aug. 1), students may register for the event for only $10. We hope to see you there!

New - SACA is having a bake sale on Thursday, July 31 in the Skywalk.  

New - Don't miss the president of the Palmer Philanthropy Club speaking about their upcoming Fashion Show on the "Paula Sands Live" show on Thursday, July 31 at 3 p.m. on KWQC-TV 6. 

New - Are you planning to practice in Pennsylvania? You are invited to attend a Q/A discussion with Dr. Eric Osterberg, first vice president of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, on Thursday, July 31 at 3:45 p.m. in Room P205. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out what’s going on with Chiropractic in Pennsylvania – bring questions!

A list of potential job opportunities and practices for sale in Pennsylvania are available on the Palmer CareerNetwork. For additional information, contact Penny Hoker

Palmer’s Jenny Lane competes in International Talk the ’TIC competition
Jenny Lane, a 6th Trimester student from the Palmer College Davenport campus, was one of six competitors selected to represent their respective chiropractic colleges at this year’s International Talk the ’TIC competition, on July 24 at Life University, in Marietta, Ga.  

After a preliminary round, the field was cut to three finalists. The finalists spoke in front of approximately 1,500 Life University students, faculty and staff. This year’s winner was from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. 

Talk the ’TIC helps grow the chiropractic profession by helping chiropractors learn how to effectively speak about the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic to patients and large lay audiences. 

This year’s competitors were from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Life University, Life Chiropractic College West, Parker University and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. 

Learn more about Talk the 'TIC at http://talkthetic.com/.

New - There will be a Blood Drive on Friday, Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Student Union.  To donate, contact Kyle Reynolds or call the Student Council Office at ext. 5767. Please eat before donating and bring your photo ID. 

New - Bookstore Happy Hours sale
Now through Friday, Aug. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. there will be special sales each week. Stop by the Bookstore to find out what the great deals are. Also, with every purchase of a special sale item during Happy Hours you will be entered in a drawing for a $75 Bookstore gift card. One gift card will be given away each week. (Some restrictions apply.)

New - The Animal Chiropractic Club presents Dr. Daniel Halden – “How to assess the functionality of pre/post adjustment for animals,” Friday, Aug. 1, at 9:20 a.m. in Room P202.    

New - Fitness Center Schedule during Homecoming:   

  • Both balconies and the gym floor will be closed Aug. 4-10 
  • The weight room will be closed Aug. 5-10 
  • Regular hours will resume on Monday, Aug. 11 at 6 a.m. 
  • Palmer students and employees will have free access to the Iowa YMCAs by showing their Palmer ID.  

New - Library Homecoming 2014 Service Hours:   

  • Wednesday - Friday, Aug. 6-8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Aug. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
     
     

AK Club will present Dr. Jim Hogg on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 3:45 p.m. in Room L101. Join us as Dr. Hogg presents an introduction to Applied Kinesiology. All students are welcome to attend. 

New - Tuesday, Aug. 19 – Brunch and Learn with Nate Hinkeldey, D.C. Join us in the Business Center classroom from 9:20-10:05 a.m. as Dr. Hinkeldey presents, “My Experience as a DoD/VA Intern.” No R.S.V.P. is needed.   

New - Intramural Football will start on Wednesday, Aug 20. This year we've added an all-female division with a five-person team.   

The games will be played on Wednesday nights at Centennial Park, downtown Davenport, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be seven-person teams (men) and five-person teams (female), with a $40 forfeit fee (cash) due at registration. There's one league limited to the first 12 teams.  

The registration deadline is Monday, Aug. 18, at 4 p.m. Please sign up in Student Services, 3rd floor, Campus Center.

New - "Starting into Practice" a Palmer Center for Business Development business module will be presented by Braxton Pulley, D.C. Join us on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Business Center Classroom. Please R.S.V.P. using the Palmer CareerNetwork

New - 10th Trimester students - Post Graduate Preceptor Program
If you will not be able to receive a license soon after you graduate, you may be interested in working with a field doctor through this program. Limited to just a few states, new graduates are afforded the opportunity to continue honing their skills while awaiting licensure. Information is located on the portal under the Communities tab and on the Palmer website. The deadline to apply to the program is Friday, Sept. 12. 

General Information  

Important Student Parking Reminder 
The Visitor Parking lot just north of the Academic Health Center is reserved for campus visitors only. Please park in designated student parking lots.  

It’s important that the visitor lot remain free for campus visitors.

Regular Bookstore Hours:      

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

Check out the 2014-2015 Iowa License Renewal Series. The cost for current students is $45. For more information, please visit www.palmer.edu/CE/LRS or call (563) 884-5998.  

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 

Interested in advancing chiropractic research? Palmer’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Research program offers patient-oriented research training at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, the world’s largest and most highly funded research effort in chiropractic.  

The program features: core and elective coursework; an experiential learning environment; experienced and well-published research scientists as mentors; and state-of-the-art research facilities including a research clinic and biomechanics lab. 

Graduate research assistantships and tuition waivers are available on a competitive basis. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 1, for enrollment in the Fall 2014 trimester. For more information or to apply, visit www.palmer.edu/ms/ or contact Program Manager Katie Hoyt at katie.hoyt@palmer.edu or (563) 884-5198.

Financial Aid 

If you are 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 - Scholarships for the Fall 2014 term are now open! Please visit https://palmercollege.starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/Default.aspx to complete your Stars profile. The deadline for application is Friday, Sept. 12. Contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions. Good luck to all applicants.

New - Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:   

  • FCPAA scholarship will be awarded to three students who write the best articles outlining the need for our profession to advance to the point where we would have prescriptive rights. The deadline for the articles is Wednesday, Oct. 1. All entries should be sent to myfcpa@gmail.com with "FCPAA Scholarship Entry" in the subject field and post a copy of it on myfcpanews.org.  
  • 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 

New - 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

Activator Club Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W306
A.M.P.E.D. Club Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. in Room P206
Animal Chiropractic Club Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room P202
A.O. Club Tuesdays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W210
Applied Kinesiology Club Tuesdays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W214; Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. in Room W214
Bio-Geometric Integration Club Mondays, 3:45 p.m. in Room W214
Blair Upper Cervical Club Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W215
Campus Guides Tuesdays: Aug. 5, Aug. 26, Sept. 23 and Oct. 7, 6:45 a.m. in the Presidents Dining Room
CCA Club Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room M203
Cru Club Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. in Room W305
Extremities Club Tuesdays, 9:20 a.m. in Room P201. (Room P201 will not be open on Aug. 22, Oct. 3 and Oct. 28)
Gonstead Club Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:05 p.m. in Room W116; Tuesdays, 6 p.m. in Room W116; Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room L101
LDSSA Club Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in the VIP Conference Room
Motion Palpation Club Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W120; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:45 p.m. in Room W120
Palmer Toastmasters Club Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. in Room M201
Pediatrics Club Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room P206-L102
PSAF Club Tuesdays, 9:20 a.m. in VIP Conference Room
QSM3 Club Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W214
Radiology Club Tuesdays, 9:20 a.m. in Room P204
Torque Release Technique Club Tuesdays, 9:20 a.m. in Room W304 

 

San Jose, Calif., Campus:

What's Happening 

The Yoga Club meets on Tuesdays (7:15 – 8:15 a.m.) and Thursdays (4 – 5:30 p.m.) in Rm. 108. For additional information, contact Allyssa Fennelly (8Q), Yoga Club president.

The Soccer Club meets for practice and pick-up games on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 – 6:30 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, Soccer Club president.   

The Animal Chiropractic Club presents Patricia Holl, D.C., from the “Options for Animal College of Chiropractic” this Friday, Aug. 1 at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 117. In addition to her morning presentation, Dr. Holl also will be available for informal discussion about the field of animal chiropractic on Aug. 1 from 3-5 p.m. in the grassy area of the south parking lot. Students are welcome to bring their pets – but, please, be prepared to “clean up.” For additional information, contact the Animal Chiropractic Club officers Chris Blaha (12Q) or Amy Tucker (6Q) .  

Come join the discussion, and enjoy “Coffee With Dr. Meeker” on Monday, Aug. 4, at 9:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria conference room. The quarterly “Coffee With Dr. Meeker” sessions provide an opportunity to enjoy casual conversation about issues, trends, developments related to Palmer, the San Jose Campus, and the chiropractic profession. All members of the campus community are welcome to attend! 

Quarterly “Research Update” hosted by Dr. Morgan Young, D.C., on Wednesday., Aug. 13, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 117. Dr. Young’s presentation will focus on the article that appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which recommends chiropractic for low back pain: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1681414. Dr. Young will lead a discussion about the findings of the study, including what you can (and cannot) conclude from the findings, and will also address positive aspects of the article to use when talking about the health benefits and clinical efficacy of chiropractic care to your patients and other healthcare providers.  

The Sports Council presents student-speaker Jennifer Drivick on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 119. Jennifer's presentation, "Move From the Hips," features a compilation of mobilities and exercises related to flexibility and strength of the hip. For additional information, contact Jennifer Drivick (7Q), Sports Council educational coordinator. 

San Jose Campus student ACA chapter (SACA) continues general-information meetings on Thursday morning, Aug. 14, 7-8:30 a.m. in Rm. 117. SACA has also scheduled Summer Quarter meetings for Aug. 28 and Sept. 11. All students interested in getting involved with the Student ACA chapter for Palmer’s San Jose Campus are welcome to attend! For additional information, contact Meg Spicereddy (9Q), San Jose Campus Student ACA chapter president.

“Bay Area Classic III” takes Palmer to Life West to battle for basketball bragging rights on Friday, Aug. 15. Game time is 7 p.m.. Watch for further details, including carpooling arrangements to the Life West Campus, which is located at 25001 Industrial Blvd. in Hayward. For additional information, contact Michael Oldfield (8Q), ASG athletic director, or Kale Ptacek (12Q), basketball team captain.

New - Attention, current 8th Quarter students (or any Special Schedule students will be registering for Clinic I as of Fall Qtr. ’14): Please make sure to stop by Student Services on Thursday, Aug. 21, between 8 and 8:30 a.m. to have your photo taken for your required clinic name badge. Any students who register for Clinic I and don’t obtain a required photo-ID badge by the beginning of the Fall ’14 quarter will not be allowed to treat in the student clinic until they have completed this mandatory requirement. For additional information, please contact Mchael Hinojosa, Psy.D., director of Clinic Business. 

Palmer Center for Business Development presents “Adjusting the Bottom Line” with David Benevento, D.C., during lunch hours on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in Rm. 117. Dr. Benevento’s presentation is designed to help further prepare the “doctors of tomorrow” make a smooth and successful transition into clinical practice following graduation. Among the topics Dr. Benevento will address: Associate? Start your own practice? Rent? – The pluses and minuses of each; How to create a budget and understand the numbers of running a practice; How to calculate PVA, AVI, AVS, case-average, A/R and ROI – and the meaning of these metrics; Types of marketing: Internal versus External; plus more. Dr. Benevento has maintained a practice serving the Folsom, Calif., community for over 30 years, and is a past president of the California Chiropractic Association (CCA). 

No advance registration is necessary to attend either of the presentations, and students need to bring their own lunch. To learn more about the Palmer Center For Business Development: www.palmer.edu/Business/. For additional information regarding the PCBD-sponsored sessions with Dr. Benevento on Aug. 26, contact Jennifer Nathan in Student Services.

General Information    

Palmer Cafeteria now features gourmet-deli menu! Choose from a tasty array of breads, meats, spreads and toppings, along with a selection of soups, salads, and sides. For further details, see Sam Sussman, chef/manager of the Palmer Cafeteria food services. 

New - Bookstore news   

  • The Bookstore will be open every Saturday during the month of August (2, 9, 16 and 23) from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
  • The Bookstore announces “Happy Hour Specials” from 2-4 p.m. (2-3 p.m. on Fridays). Make any purchase before 2 p.m. between July 28 and Aug. 8 and you’ll receive a 50% discount on school supplies and 30% savings on Theraband and Biofreeze products.    

If you have any questions regarding Bookstore products or promotions, please contact Erwin Gatchalian, Bookstore manager. 

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

New - Palmer’s San Jose Campus celebrates another “Palooza” prospective student event!
http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2014/07/25/palmers-sj-campus-celebrates-another-palooza-prospective-student-event/
Photo gallery: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/EkDEg1Fo/1/6604959

Please direct comments/suggestions regarding San Jose Campus news stories to Chuck Bustillos, director of San Jose Campus communications.

Check out the Spring/Summer ’14 edition of Insights alumni magazine (featuring a new design and color photos throughout the publication)
http://www.palmer.edu/Insights/. 

SACA cancels river-rafting trip. SACA regrets to announce that the river-rafting trip planned for Saturday, Aug. 2, has been canceled. All students who signed up for the trip will be reimbursed. For additional information, contact Meg Spicereddy (9Q), SACA president or Cynequa Kozak (2Q), San Jose Campus SACA vice president. 

Palmer’s Jenny Lane competes in International Talk the ’TIC competition
Jenny Lane, a 6th Trimester student from the Palmer College Davenport campus, was one of six competitors selected to represent their respective chiropractic colleges at this year’s International Talk the ’TIC competition, on July 24 at Life University, in Marietta, Ga. 
 

After a preliminary round, the field was cut to three finalists. The finalists spoke in front of approximately 1,500 Life University students, faculty and staff. This year’s winner was from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.  

Talk the ’TIC helps grow the chiropractic profession by helping chiropractors learn how to effectively speak about the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic to patients and large lay audiences.  

This year’s competitors were from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Life University, Life Chiropractic College West, Parker University and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. 

Learn more about Talk the 'TIC at http://talkthetic.com/. 

PSAF seeks new representative to join the team! The San Jose Campus chapter of the Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF) hosts the quarterly “Spizz Night” event, and organizes “Office Visits” that provide unique opportunities for the “doctors of tomorrow” to gain unique insights and practice-perspectives from doctors in the field. Duties related to the representative position include assisting with the planning of PSAF-related events, such as Spizz Night and the “Office Visits”. If you’re interested, and would like to get involved with the San Jose Campus PSAF chapter, please contact Will Shiau (8Q) by Monday, July 28.   

To view the most current San Jose Campus calendar of events: Click here.  

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). 

Enjoy the Spring/Summer ’14 edition of Palmer Insights, the College’s biannual alumni magazine! http://www.palmer.edu/uploadedFiles/Pages/Marketing/Publications/Insights/volume9/issue1/_files/insights-v9n1.pdf.     

Check out the web-posted (four-color) copy of the Spring ’14 edition of The Bartlett!
http://www.palmer.edu/uploadedFiles/Pages/Marketing/Publications/student_publications/Bartlett.pdf.
 
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.

In addition to the printed copies available from brochure racks around campus, you can also read The Bartlett online: 
the Bartlett  

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

Interested in advancing chiropractic research? Palmer’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Research program offers patient-oriented research training at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, the world’s largest and most highly funded research effort in chiropractic.

The program features: core and elective coursework; an experiential learning environment; experienced and well-published research scientists as mentors; and state-of-the-art research facilities including a research clinic and biomechanics lab.

Graduate research assistantships and tuition waivers are available on a competitive basis. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 1, for enrollment in the Fall 2014 trimester. For more information or to apply, visit www.palmer.edu/ms or contact Program Manager Katie Hoyt at katie.hoyt@palmer.edu or (563) 884-5198.

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 - Scholarships for the Fall 2014 term are now open! Please go onto Stars to complete your profile and apply today. The deadline for applications is Friday, Aug. 15. Click here for application instructions.

New - Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:   

  • FCPAA scholarship will be awarded to three students who write the best articles outlining the need for our profession to advance to the point where we would have prescriptive rights. The deadline for the articles is Wednesday, Oct. 1. All entries should be sent to myfcpa@gmail.com with "FCPAA Scholarship Entry" in the subject field and post a copy of it on myfcpanews.org. 
  • InsuranceProviders.com - Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship. To apply for this $1,000 scholarship click here. The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 1. 
  • CarInsuranceComparison.com - see all of the details for the Safe Driver Scholarship here. The deadline to apply is July 10, 2015.      
 
Employment Opportunities

New - Looking for a part-time job with a short commute? Student-worker position available: Office Assistant, Field Training and Postgraduate Programs (FTP). The student selected to this Work-Study position reports directly to the FTP director (Dr. Greg Snow, San Jose Campus dean of Clinics), and involves a commitment of five to 10 hours per week (flexible days/times) to assist the FTP director with the day-to-day operations of the Field Training and Postgraduate Preceptorship Programs. Duties and related responsibilities include: Processing and data-entry of applicants to either program; following-up (generally by phone) to ensure timely completion of applications to place 13Q students in FTP offices; answering questions from current San Jose Campus students and doctors who are interested in the program; responding to inquiries from State agencies regarding the process of placing students in their state/province country. Applicants must have good computer, communication, and organizational skills. Ideal candidate for the position is a self-starter and self-directed, and the position is best-suited for students available to work between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Hourly wage: $12/hour. If interested, please contact Dr. Snow in Office 305. 

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 

Summer Quarter club-meting schedule:  

The Animal Chiropractic Club has scheduled meetings during the at 9:30 a.m. activities hour, in Rm. 117 on Wednesdays, July 30, Aug. 13, and Aug. 27. For additional information, contact Amy Tucker (6Q), Animal Chiropractic Club president.

The San Jose Campus Associated Student Government (ASG) has scheduled meetings at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 117 on Wednesdays, Aug. 6, Aug. 20 and Sept. 3. For additional information, contact Matt Fuller (8Q), ASG president.

The Applied Kinesiology Club meets on Fridays, during the 9:30 a.m. activities hour in Rm. 108. For additional information, contact Roland Quan (6Q), AK 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 (8Q), Extremities Club president. 

The Gonstead Club meets on Mondays, from 5-6 p.m., in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Lars Seitzinger (7Q), Gonstead 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 (8Q), 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 (11Q), Racquet Sports Club president.

The Soccer Club meets for practice and pick-up games on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30-6:30 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, Soccer Club president.

The Soft Tissue Club meets on Fridays, during the 9:30 a.m. activities hour, in Rm.108. For additional information, contact Peggy Chin (4Q)., Soft Tissue Club president. 

The Softball Club meets on Thursdays, from 5-6:45 p.m., at Twin Creeks Softball Complex in Sunnyvale. For additional information, contact Adam Scofield (6Q), Softball 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 (11Q), SPEAK Club president.

The Volleyball Club meets on Tuesdays, from 7-10 p.m., in the NorthPark gym. For additional information, contact Derek Ko (11Q), Volleyball Club president.

The Yoga/Pilates Club meets on Tuesdays (7:15-8:15 a.m.) and Thursdays (5-6:30 p.m.) in Rm. 108. For additional information, contact Allyssa Fennelly (8Q), Yoga/Pilates Club president.
   

Port Orange, Fla., Campus:

What's Happening     

The Bookstore will be having a Summer Happy Hour Sale from Monday, July 21 – Thursday, July 31 each afternoon from 2 – 4 p.m. The sale will be 25% off of Hurley ‘Summer themed’ tanks and tees, ball caps, water bottles and beach towels. Everyone who spends more than $25 on a single Happy Hour purchase will also receive a cool pair of neon Palmer sunglasses!    

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 

Palmer’s Jenny Lane competes in International Talk the ’TIC competition
Jenny Lane, a 6th Trimester student from the Palmer College Davenport campus, was one of six competitors selected to represent their respective chiropractic colleges at this year’s International Talk the ’TIC competition, on July 24 at Life University, in Marietta, Ga. 

After a preliminary round, the field was cut to three finalists. The finalists spoke in front of approximately 1,500 Life University students, faculty and staff. This year’s winner was from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

Talk the ’TIC helps grow the chiropractic profession by helping chiropractors learn how to effectively speak about the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic to patients and large lay audiences.

This year’s competitors were from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Life University, Life Chiropractic College West, Parker University and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.
Learn more about Talk the 'TIC at http://talkthetic.com/.

To view the photo gallery from the 2014 “Mr. Palmer” event, click here. 

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

Interested in advancing chiropractic research? Palmer’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Research program offers patient-oriented research training at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, the world’s largest and most highly funded research effort in chiropractic.

The program features: core and elective coursework; an experiential learning environment; experienced and well-published research scientists as mentors; and state-of-the-art research facilities including a research clinic and biomechanics lab.

Graduate research assistantships and tuition waivers are available on a competitive basis. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 1, for enrollment in the Fall 2014 trimester. For more information or to apply, visit www.palmer.edu/ms/ or contact Program Manager Katie Hoyt at katie.hoyt@palmer.edu or (563) 884-5198.

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 - Scholarships for the Fall 2014 term are now open! Please go onto Stars to complete your profile and apply today. The deadline for applications is Friday, Aug. 15. Click here for application instructions.

New - Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:  

  • FCPAA scholarship will be awarded to three students who write the best articles outlining the need for our profession to advance to the point where we would have prescriptive rights. The deadline for the articles is Wednesday, Oct. 1. All entries should be sent to myfcpa@gmail.com with "FCPAA Scholarship Entry" in the subject field and post a copy of it on myfcpanews.org. 
  • 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 Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Fall 2014 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the Fall 2014 semester. In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.

Students may apply for the scholarship through theThermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website. Applications will be accepted until 2:59:59 p.m. CT on Aug. 1. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by Aug. 14. All students that meet the scholarship award criteria are strongly encouraged to apply for this great scholarship! All questions regarding the scholarship can be directed to piercescholarship@thermofisher.com.. 

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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