What's Happening

New - Friday, Sept. 4 - Vendor Showcase, “ChiroTouch On-premise & SmartCloud Software Platforms” will be presented by Dr. Calee McClure, ChiroTouch college relations director, at 9:20 a.m. in the Business Center classroom. IPS and Future Health have merged to create one company known as ChiroTouch. We now have both #1 chiropractic software platforms: ChiroTouch On-premise server platform and the SmartCloud platform. Come find out what platform will best suit you in practice and learn about our new student pricing! Breakfast will be provided. There will be a drawing for one $100 Visa gift card. 

New - PCBD invites all 7th - 10th trimester students to a FREE luncheon event. Dr. Calee McClure, ChiroTouch college relations director, will present “Using EHR in Practice” on Friday, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Business Center classroom. 

During the presentation you'll learn: 
Practical information to prepare you for running your business with either of our two software platforms-SmartCloud and ChiroTouch On-premise. 

  • ChiroTouch/Future Health company merger 
  • Where to go for access to all of ChiroTouch's CTAcademy webinars
  • The free lunch is provided by ChiroTouch. There will be a drawing for one $100 Visa gift card. 

New - Monday, Sept. 7 - All Palmer campuses and clinics will be closed in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Registration is open for the Rosetta Stone Language Learning Program. An $80 refundable deposit is required. See Betty Bryan in Student Services, 3rd floor Campus Center, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. A limited number of spots are available.

New - The ChiroSpring Golf Classic is be Monday, Sept. 14. Whether you took Boards are not, there's no better way to spend your day off than practicing your doctor skills on the golf course. This event is a 4-person scramble and the first 12 teams registered get T-shirts. Team registration is due Friday, Sept. 4. ChiroSpring and other sponsors will be giving away great prizes.  

For more information and to get a registration form, contact  Matt Boots

New - The Pet-less Pet Show Committee is hosting a bake sale to raise money for homeless shelter pets. I"ll be Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Skywalk. All proceeds will be given to King's Harvest Pet Rescue, a no-kill rescue shelter in Davenport.  

New - The Motion Palpation Club will host a club barbecue on Wednesday, Sept. 16. It'll be in the West Hall Courtyard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The $5 menu includes hamburgers, turkey burgers, chips and water. 

New - Thursday, Sept. 17 - Constitution Day at Palmer. Come celebrate your freedom! In observance of this historic event, free cookies will be given out in the Skywalk at 11 a.m. There will also be a Constitution Challenge, with prizes, so brush up on your facts!

New - Friday, Sept. 18 - The Pediatrics Club presents Tony Ebel, D.C., on “The Do's and Don'ts of Pediatric Adjusting” at 9:20 a.m. in W210. Dr. Ebel is a 2007 graduate of Palmer's Davenport campus, and has a private practice in Crystal Lake, Ill. He is a speaker and educator on pediatrics and spectrum disorders. 

New - The PCBD will host its Annual Career Fair for current students from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 18. The fair will be held in the hallway between the Academic Health Center and the Campus Center Building. For students, this is an ideal opportunity to connect with prospective employers. Door prizes have been donated by various employers. Don't miss it!

New - Celebrate Founder's Day and have lunch on the lawn Sept. 18!
Each year, Palmer College and the chiropractic profession mark the founding of chiropractic on or near the anniversary of the first chiropractic adjustment by D.D. Palmer in Davenport, Iowa, on Sept. 18, 1895.

The Davenport campus will celebrate Founder's Day on Friday, Sept. 18, at 11:40 a.m. in the Campus Center Plaza, home of the Palmer historic sign and B.J.'s chiropractic tree. We'll be celebrating alongside the Clinics, Student Services and Marketing & Communication, who'll be serving a FREE Lunch on the Lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu includes turkey, veggie and beef hot dogs, chips, cookies and water or soda. 

New - The Student ICA (SICA) presents Drs. Mark Mouw and Frank Lombardozzi, Friday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. in P201. Both doctors are graduates of Palmer's Davenport campus, and will talk about "How to practice with passion and discipline, tips for building a successful practice and what to look for in associates." Free pizza and prizes!

New - “Financially Fearless”
Alexa von Tobel
Tuesday, Sept. 22, from noon to 1:30 p.m. 
Radisson Quad City Plaza, 111 E. Second Street, Davenport

The Women's Connection and the Palmer Center for Business Development invite you to join best-selling author, CEO and mom Alexa von Tobel for lunch. Learn how she turned her passion for financial literacy into a multi-million dollar company. She will share insights on taking control of your own finances and what it takes to balance life as a new mom and CEO. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Students can use code “QCYPN” for $10 off the price. For more information and to register, go to www.womens-connection.org.

New - Delta Delta Pi hosts Movie Night Under the Stars on Friday, Sept. 25.  At 6:30 p.m. “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” starts, followed by “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for kids and $15 for a family of four or more. Pop, water and food will be available for purchase and every ticket purchase comes with a popcorn ticket.  Movies will be shown at the DDPi House, 124 W. 12TH Street, Davenport

Harrison Street closure/Brady Street two-way traffic
Harrison Street is closed from 12th Street down to 5th Street. All through-traffic has been routed to Brady Street, which has been temporarily converted to two-way traffic from 14th Street to 4th Street. 

Temporary traffic lights have been added to assist with traffic flow, as indicated on the city's construction map. Also note that parking won't be allowed along Palmer Drive. Because utilities are being replaced underneath Harrison Street in addition to resurfacing, work is expected to be complete by December.

Safety is a major concern during this construction project. Please follow all traffic regulations and allow extra time for your commute to and from campus. Pedestrians should use the Skywalk whenever possible to avoid crossing Brady Street.

Parking reminders
Parking Lot M (corner of Harrison and 8th streets) is closed to Palmer employees and students during the Central High School construction project.

The Visitor Parking Lot adjacent to the Academic Health Center is for visitors only. Please use the designated employee and student parking lots.


General Information

Davenport campus commencement changes 
Starting with the Oct. 23, 2015, commencement, the morning honors convocation will be eliminated. In its place will be a single commencement ceremony, starting at 11 a.m. Some of the honors convocation awards will be presented during commencement, and others at the graduation banquet the night before. 

With the anticipated conversion of the Gothic Room in Vickie Anne Palmer Hall, into a new museum, Davenport campus officials reviewed how graduations are celebrated on the Port Orange and San Jose campuses (neither have a separate honors convocation). The decision was then made to move to a single commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. 

New - World Spine Care video shows organization's work in Botswana
World Spine Care (WSC) is a global charity on a mission to improve lives in under-served communities through sustainable, integrated, evidence-based spine care. WSC is currently serving communities in Botswana and the Dominican Republic with more projects in the works. The World Spine Care flagship clinic, which opened in late 2011 in Shoshong, Botswana, has had a steady stream of patients for the past three-and-half years. The reputation of WSC is nationwide with patients from all corners of the country seeking care. Take a video tour of the Shoshong clinic with the secretary general of the World Federation of Chiropractic, Dr. Richard Brown.

Vote for the Palmer Clinics. Locals Love Us voting is now open. Help make Palmer clinics a winner for the third time in a row this year. 

Palmer Annual Report online
The 2014-15 Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Report is online. It contains highlights and accomplishments of the past fiscal year.   

Don't forget to wear your Palmer gear on Fridays. Show off your Palmer gear in the Bookstore every Friday in August and receive a free gift. 

The Palmer Family and Chiropractic History Museum is located at Vickie Anne Palmer Hall (VAPH). It's open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (when classes are in session). The tours are self-guided; brochures are available in the lobby of VAPH. Exhibits are available for viewing through the building. 

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.

Research News

Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research Launches 20/20/20 Campaign
Palmer College of Chiropractic kicked off it's first-ever campaign to support chiropractic research this week. The kick-off marks the 20th anniversary of the College's research effort. “Our goal is to encourage 20,000 chiropractors to give $20 per year in support of chiropractic research at Palmer,” said Palmer College of Chiropractic Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D. “The College hopes to raise approximately $400,000 annually to support pilot studies and train future chiropractic researchers.”

“Chiropractic research informs the education of our students and care of our patients,” said Palmer Chancellor Dennis M. Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D. “It opens policy doors and strengthens our profession. Innovative research and collaboration is essential to the future of chiropractic. We celebrate Palmer's significant contribution to chiropractic research and commit to an even greater impact in the future.” 

With $20, we can #ChangeLives! Visit www.Palmer.edu/20 for more information and to make a donation.

Check out these stories about the 20/20/20 Campaign and post them on social media. 

Dynamic Chiropractic e-newsletter: http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/newsletter/newsletter.php.

Chiropractic Economics online: http://www.chiroeco.com/palmer-college-of-chiropractic-launches-202020-research-campaign/73877/


Financial Aid

New - Monday, Sept. 7 - Friday, Sept. 11 - FIN FIT Week. The Summer FIN FIT Week activity is the Money HUNT.  Find as much of Finnegan's FIT dollars as you can for your chance to earn up to eight FIN FIT points. All money must be turned into the Financial Planning Office before the conclusion of the FIN FIT Sessions. Click here or stop by the Financial Planning Office for more information on FIN FIT week.

New - Tuesday, Sept. 15, Thursday, Sept. 17 and Friday, Sept. 18 - Financially FIT Sessions. Do you want to be entered into scholarship drawings? Participate in the Financially FIT program with the Financial Planning Office by attending a FIN FIT session to earn five FIT points, which equals an entry into a $1,000 scholarship drawing. Participate in FIN FIT week and perform other Financially healthy tasks to earn more FIN FIT points and potentially be entered into a-quarter tuition or even a-half tuition scholarship drawing this trimester. Click here or stop by the Financial Planning Office for more details on session dates, times and locations.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2015 scholarships! Log in to your Stars Online account to submit your applications today, or create a profile if this is your first time applying, then follow the prompts to apply. Click here to begin. All applications must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, Sept. 11. Good luck to all applicants.


Scholarships

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:

  • 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. The application deadlines are Tuesday, March 31 and Tuesday, Dec. 1.
  • Nashville Spine and Sport Chiropractic Scholarship: At Nashville Spine and Sport Chiropractic Center, we want to promote and inspire the next generation of chiropractic students! We're giving one award of $1,000 to a student who shows high academic, character and leadership values. You must have a 3.0 GPA, be attending full-time, and have already completed your first year of chiropractic school. All qualified applicants may apply at http://nashvillespineandsport.com/nashville-spine-and-sport-chiropractic-scholarship/. The current deadline for all 2015 applications is Sept. 19, 2015. For  2016 it will be Aug. 1, 2016. 
  • QuitDay.Org Scholarship: Help promote a smoke-free environment and workplace and make higher education smoke-free! QuitDay.Org is awarding $3,000 in scholarships each year to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who submit the best essay. Visit https://quitday.org/scholarship/ for application details and essay requirements. The application deadline is March 31 of each year. 

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 - Work-study position available. PASS Program study leader: Cervical Technique tutor. For information on the expected time commitment and qualifications, please see Kylie Kuffler in West Hall 128b.  Application cover sheets are available from Bridgett Lance (W128a) and require an updated resume and cover letter.

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

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


Palmer Café


Club Meetings

Activator Club
Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Matthew Boots.
A.M.P.E.D. Club
Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. in P205 and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P202. Room P202 is not open on Sept. 4, or Oct. 9, use M201 at the 9:20 a.m. hour on these two dates. Contact Mitchell Borgman.
Animal Chiropractic Club
Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Contact Clair Morrison.
Applied Kinesiology Club
Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W214. Contact Vincent Monheim.
Blair Club
Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W215. Contact Philip Spradley
CBP Club 
Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in M201. Contact Ryan Winslow
CCA Club
Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in M203. Contact Jason Slagel.
Chiropractic Philosophy Club
Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in P206. Contact Tyler Maleug 
CRU Club
Mondays at 4:45 p.m. in W304. Contact Cepeda Carter
Extremity Club
Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in P204. Contact Dakota Zickefoose
Gonstead Club
Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L101. Contact Jonathan Eddy.
Humanist Club
Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. in P204. Contact Jennifer Aranda
LDSSA
Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in VIP Conference Room, 4th floor Campus Center. Contact Donald Butterfield.
League of Chiropractic Women
Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P206. Contact Allison De Salvo.
Motion Palpation Club
Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W120; Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. in W120. Contact Kylie Rabe
NUCCA Club
Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W212. Contact Luke Sesker.
Palmer Game Board Club
Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the Palmer Cafe. Contact Colleen Hile
Palmer Tennis Club
Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Bettendorf Middle School Courts. Contact Amanda Lajoie.
Pediatrics Club
Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L102. Contact Breanna Freitag
PSAF
Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in VIP Conference Room, 4th floor Campus Center. Contact Matthew Waro
SABCA
Select Mondays: Sept. 21 and Oct. 19 at 3:45 p.m. in P202. Contact Mariah Payne.
SOT Club
Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in W304; Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W304. Contact Corey Neill.
Torque Release Technique (TRT) Club
Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Brittney Mitchell.
Unified Diversity LGBTQA
Mondays at 4 p.m. in W308. Contact Amanda Hussman.
Volleyball Club
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Palmer Gym. Contact Matthew Boots.


What's Happening

New - Animal Chiropractic Club bake-sale - for your pets!: Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 2-4
The Animal Chiropractic Club will host a bake-sale (selling “treat bags” of animal snacks) this Wednesday, Sept. 2, through Friday, Sept. 4, during the activity hours (on Wednesday and Friday) and lunch-hours (Wednesday through Friday) in the south hallway (near the club's bulletin board). Treat bags are $1-$5 (depending on the size). For additional information, contact Jacqueline Strickler (10Q), Animal Chiropractic Club president.

New - Summer '15 “All-Intern Meeting” Sept. 4
The Summer '15 “All-Intern Meeting” takes place on Friday, Sept. 4, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 119. Attendance is mandatory for all current interns. 

New - Campus Ministries to host “Movie Night” at final Summer Qtr. “TimeOut!” this Friday, Sept. 4
Campus Ministries' invites the campus community to join the club for their final “TimeOut!” of the Summer Quarter this Friday, Sept. 4, when they present “Movie Night” from 4-6 p.m. in the cafeteria - the featured presentation will be “The Giver.” “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 We discuss our philosophies, and we share words of encouragement as we work through our graduate program.” All interested students are welcome to attend. For additional information on all Campus Ministries-related activities, contact Lorianne Rios (8Q), Campus Ministries Club president.

New - Additional markdown on closeout items in the Bookstore!

  • “Special of the Month” sale! Take an additional 10% discount - in addition to the 30-50% markdown -- on closeout items (Promotion good through Sept. 18, 2015.
  • Sale on backpacks: Price reduced by 40%! Offer good while supply lasts. (Promotion good through Sept. 18, 2015 - while supply lasts.)

Help Public Health Club, Lion's Club prepare food packets at “Stop Hunger Now” event on campus, Sept. 5
The Public Health Club is teaming up with local chapters of the Lions Club organization on Saturday, Sept. 5, to prepare packets of rice that will be donated to the “Stop Hunger Now”, which is a non-profit, international hunger-relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other aid to crisis areas across the globe. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to assist in the volunteer effort, which will take place in the Cafeteria (time TBA). For additional information, contact Nikita Predrechensky (4Q), Public Health Club president

New - No classes, clinic closed on Monday, Sept. 7: Labor Day holiday
Classes will not be held, and the clinics are closed next Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The clinics are also closed on Saturday, Sept. 5.

New - Classes will not be held on Friday, Sept. 11, due to National Board exams.

New - Library: Labor Day holiday weekend hours
The library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 5, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6. However, the library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6, as classes will not be held (and the campus will be closed), due to observance of the Labor Day holiday. For additional information regarding library hours and services, see Roseanne Erwin, branch manager, Palmer's San Jose campus library.

New - Sign up for 2015 ChiroGames by Sept. 25
The 2015 ChiroGames, a multi-sport competition featuring teams of students from various U.S. chiropractic colleges, will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. The 23rd annual edition of the ChiroGames will feature 13 events.

Co-ed competition includes: beach volleyball, softball, running, tennis, hockey, golf, and swimming. Men's sports include: flag-football, soccer, and basketball, while women's sports include soccer and basketball.  This year's ChiroGames marks the introduction of a new event: table-tennis (the format for this event is the same as tennis, which requires each team to have at least three players, including at least one of the opposite sex).

ASG covers the Chirogames fees, hotel lodging for Friday and Saturday nights, the shuttle fees for San Jose campus students who participate. Each ChiroGames participant is responsible for his/her airfare and food.

Watch for announcements with further details about ChiroGames 2015. San Jose campus students who are interested in competing in the ChiroGames, and would like additional information, please contact Carolyne Nellis (9Q), ASG athletic director, by Friday, Sept. 25. For additional information about the event, visit ChiroGames 2015.


General Information

Library offers trial access to McGraw-Hill online resources
The library is currently offering trial access to McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine and AccessPhysiotherapy online resources, which includes Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment and other LANGE titles; procedure and exercise videos; a multimedia library; the Diagnosaurus Differential Diagnosis tool; and student assessment tools. The trial ends Saturday, Oct. 17. For additional information, contact Roseann Erwin, branch manager, San Jose campus library (Ext. 6140).

Care to share what you enjoy most about your local “hometown”?
The Student Services office is producing an informational piece for prospective students that features perspectives from current students regarding the cities in which they reside while attending Palmer's San Jose campus. If you would like to share what you enjoy most about living in your local “hometown”, please send your profiles to Jennifer Nathan in the Student Services office.

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

New - Check out the four-color online edition of the Summer '15 Bartlett!

To view the most current San Jose campus calendar of events, click here.

For all the complete list of current “Student Announcements” for Palmer's San Jose campus: http://www.palmer.edu/studentAnnouncements/ 

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).

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

New - Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research Launches 20/20/20 Campaign
 Palmer College of Chiropractic kicked off it's first-ever campaign to support chiropractic research this week. The kick-off marks the 20th anniversary of the College's research effort. “Our goal is to encourage 20,000 chiropractors to give $20 per year in support of chiropractic research at Palmer,” said Palmer College of Chiropractic Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D. “The College hopes to raise approximately $400,000 annually to support pilot studies and train future chiropractic researchers.”

 “Chiropractic research informs the education of our students and care of our patients,” said Palmer Chancellor Dennis M. Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D. “It opens policy doors and strengthens our profession. Innovative research and collaboration is essential to the future of chiropractic. We celebrate Palmer's significant contribution to chiropractic research and commit to an even greater impact in the future.” 

With $20, we can #ChangeLives! Visit www.Palmer.edu/20 for more information and to make a donation.

Check out these stories about the 20/20/20 Campaign and post them on social media.

Dynamic Chiropractic e-newsletter:
http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/newsletter/newsletter.php.

 Chiropractic Economics online: http://www.chiroeco.com/palmer-college-of-chiropractic-launches-202020-research-campaign/73877/. 


Financial Aid

Summer '15 FIN FIT Training Sessions: Aug. 31 - Sept. 4
Students who participate in the Summer '15 FIN FIT program should make plans to attend upcoming training-sessions for their specific year:

  • Personal Training: Jogging Your Memory (Year 1)
    Monday, Aug. 31
    9:30-10 a.m./Rm. 119
  • Strength Training: Stretching Your Dollar (Year 2)
    Friday, Sept. 4
    9:30-10 a.m./Rm. 119
  • Endurance Training: Loan Intervals (Year 3)
    Wednesday, Sept. 2
    9:30-10 a.m./Rm. 119

If you have any questions about the Financially FIT Program, or would like additional information, please stop by the Financial Planning Office.


Scholarships

New - QuitDay.Org Scholarship: Help promote a smoke-free environment and workplace and make higher education smoke-free! QuitDay.Org is awarding $3,000 in scholarships each year to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who submit the best essay. Visit https://quitday.org/scholarship/ for application details and essay requirements. The application deadline is March 31 of each year. 


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

Animal Chiropractic Club: Rm. 126/9:30 a.m.
The Animal Chiropractic Club meets on Wednesdays during the 9:30 activities break in Rm. 126. For additional information, contact Jacqueline Stickler (10Q), Animal Chiropractic Club president.

Applied Kinesiology: Rm. 345/9:30 a.m.
The Applied Kinesiology Club meets on Wednesdays during the 9:30 activities break in Rm. 345. For additional information, contact Roland Quan (9Q), AK Club president.

Basketball Club: Lick Mill Park Basketball Court/3:30 p.m.
The Basketball Club meets on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. at the Lick Mill Basketball Courts in Santa Clara. All students interested in getting out for some casual exercise and fun, recreational "hoops" action are welcome to participate. For additional information, contact Jesse Felix (1Q) Basketball Club president. 

Disc Golf Club: 4:30 p.m./Parque De La Raza (San Jose)
The Disc Golf Club meets at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Parque De La Raza, located at 849 Coyote Rd. in San Jose. For additional information, contact Matt Fryauf (4Q), Disc Golf Club president. 

Diversified Club: Rm. 124/5 p.m.
The Diversified Club meets on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Andrea Ormonde (8Q), Diversified Club president. 

Extremities Club: Rm. 124/9:30 a.m.
The Extremities Club meets on Wednesdays during the 9:30 activities break in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Raymond San Agustin (5Q), Extremities Club president.

Motion Palpation Club: Rm. 124/9:30 a.m.
The Motion Palpation Club meets at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Michelle Snow (8Q) or Frank Capobianco (7Q), Motion Palpation Club co-presidents. 

Soft Tissue Club: Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 124
The Soft Tissue Club meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Michael Simele (5Q), Soft Tissue Club President.

SPEAK Club: Mondays at 9:30 a.m./Rm. 121
The SPEAK Club meets on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 121. SPEAK provides a forum to building public-speaking skills (and confidence) in a comfortable, supportive setting. SPEAK also is your gateway to "talk chiropractic" through participation in various community events. For additional information about SPEAK, contact Anna Marie Gierach (7Q), SPEAK Club president. 

 


What's Happening

New - Attention student athletes:
2015 Chiro Games team rosters, money and waivers are DUE to Student Services before the end of the quarter, Sept. 18. Please bring your rosters/money/waivers to Student Services as soon as possible to make sure your sport is represented this year! NO team additions or changes to rosters will be accepted after the quarter ends. See Student Services with questions. 

New - The newly renovated David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library has re-opened in Building 2
New extended hours posted below:

  • Sunday             2:30-11 p.m.
  • Monday            7 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Tuesday           7 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Wednesday     7 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Thursday         7 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Friday               7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday          8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.)

VA Chiropractic Residency Program 
The application period is open for the July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 Integrated Clinical Practice Residency

The VA chiropractic Integrated Clinical Practice residency focuses on the provision of chiropractic care in an integrated healthcare system, collaborating with primary care, medical and surgical specialties, and other medical and associated health providers and trainees.

The residencies provide advanced clinical training in complex case management, allowing recent graduates to increase their scope and depth of clinical knowledge, experience and acumen. Residents are mentored by senior VA chiropractors who are national leaders in integrated chiropractic practice. Residents also participate in interprofessional clinical rotations and scholarly activities. Residents develop their knowledge of hospital practice and procedures, and are better prepared for future positions in VA, other healthcare systems, and/or academic settings.

Further details and application instructions are available at http://www.rehab.va.gov/chiro/Residency_Programs.asp .

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.


Financial Aid


Research News

New - Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research Launches 20/20/20 Campaign
Palmer College of Chiropractic kicked off it's first-ever campaign to support chiropractic research this week. The kick-off marks the 20th anniversary of the College's research effort. “Our goal is to encourage 20,000 chiropractors to give $20 per year in support of chiropractic research at Palmer,” said Palmer College of Chiropractic Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D. “The College hopes to raise approximately $400,000 annually to support pilot studies and train future chiropractic researchers.”

“Chiropractic research informs the education of our students and care of our patients,” said Palmer Chancellor Dennis M. Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D. “It opens policy doors and strengthens our profession. Innovative research and collaboration is essential to the future of chiropractic. We celebrate Palmer's significant contribution to chiropractic research and commit to an even greater impact in the future.” 

With $20, we can #ChangeLives! Visit www.Palmer.edu/20 for more information and to make a donation.

Check out these stories about the 20/20/20 Campaign and post them on social media. 

Dynamic Chiropractic e-newsletter: http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/newsletter/newsletter.php.

Chiropractic Economics online: http://www.chiroeco.com/palmer-college-of-chiropractic-launches-202020-research-campaign/73877/.


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!


Scholarships

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

  • QuitDay.Org Scholarship: Help promote a smoke-free environment and workplace and make higher education smoke-free! QuitDay.Org is awarding $3,000 in scholarships each year to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who submit the best essay. Visit https://quitday.org/scholarship/ for application details and essay requirements. The application deadline is March 31 of each year. 
  • State of Arkansas Grant - Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Ruth Ann Simpson, 114 East Capitol, Little Rock, Ar 72201; Phone (501) 324-9300.

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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