What's Happening

New - The Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust Symposium 4th Annual Sports and Chiropractic Symposium will be held Friday, April 24 - Sunday, April 26.  Enjoy three great seminars at the student price of $49. Learn from Drs. Fred Schofield, Kevin Hearon and Deed Harrision. For more information, visit www.alumnitrust.org .

New - Men's and Women's Rugby Spring Home Games: 

  • Saturday, April 25, 1 p.m. . the women's team plays the University of Nebraska
  • Saturday, April 25, 3 p.m. - men's team plays Milwaukee
  • Saturday, May 2, 1 p.m. - men's team plays Cincinnati

All games are played at Centennial Park in downtown Davenport, next to the baseball stadium. 

New - Thursday, May 21 - Talk the 'TIC contest at Palmer. Talk the 'TIC is a speech contest open to anyone in the D.C. or C.T. program, and provides a unique opportunity for students to hone their chiropractic communication skills through 10-minute speeches. This year's preliminary round at Palmer will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21 in W210. An entry form is required to participate, which is due May 20. Forms are available in the Skywalk.  

The final round at Palmer will be during SPIZZ Night on July 17. Talk the 'TIC finals will be held in August at Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, Calif. Talk the 'TIC is sponsored by PSAF. Contact Matthew Waro for more information.

New - PSAF Des Moines Clinic Tours on Saturday, April 25:

  • 7:30 a.m. - Leave Palmer from the parking lot across from AHC on Perry St.
  • 10 a.m. - Capital Chiropractic: Dr. Chris LoRang
  • 11:30 a.m. - Lunch at Taco Apocalypse
  • 12:30 p.m. - Lifestream Chiropractic: Drs. Joseph and Sam O'Tool. 
  • 2:30 p.m. - Leave Des Moines
  • 5 p.m. - Arrive back at Palmer
    The doctor bios are on the Facebook event page. Sign up at the Palmer PSAF Facebook page. Please note, if you sign up and need to cancel, you must cancel 48 hours in advance by emailing peter.juergens@live.palmer.edu . Clinic attire is required. Bring money for lunch. 

New - Spring Pediatric Symposium, Saturday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room W210. Register now for $15; $20 at the door. Speakers are Lora Tanis, D.C., DICCP, Jack Hinderman, D.C. and Dustin Behn, D.C. Coffee and bagels provided by the Palmer Vet's Club. Sponsored by the Palmer Pediatrics Club.

For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/palmerpediatricsclub/home , palmerpediatricsclub@gmail.com or join our Facebook page

Coffee & Cocoa with Dean of Clinics, Dr. Ron Boesch on Tuesday, April 28, at 9:20 a.m. in the AHC Welcome Center Conference Room. This is a great opportunity to enjoy casual conversation about issues, trends and developments related to Palmer's Davenport campus clinics and the chiropractic profession. 

New - Brunch & Learn. "Leadership" will be presented by Jon Nab, D.C., on Tuesday, April 28,  from 9:20 to 10:10 a.m. in the Business Center classroom. Dr. Nab is the director of Professional Development at Standard Process. Light refreshments will be served. 

New - Business module. On Wednesday, April 29, Frank Mitvalsky, J.D., and David Beck, CPA, will present "Vital Aspects of Business Structure and Legal Documents," from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Business Center classroom. This valuable session will cover business structure, contracts and tax reporting. Light refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. using the Palmer CareerNetwork

New - Sigma Phi Chi Sorority presents Dr. Ann Margrave on Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Sigma Phi Chi house, 130 W. 12th Street, Davenport. Dr. Margrave's presentation “People in the Workplace,” will expound upon recognizing and working with a variety of personality types, including how to handle conflict resolution, confrontation and communication boundaries. 

New - The NUCCA club presents, Dr. Benjamin Kuhn on Friday, May 8 at 9:20 a.m. in Room W210. Dr. Kuhn is a 2006 graduate of Palmer College, and will discuss how to run an upper cervical cash practice and internal marketing strategies.


General Information

New - #ChangeLives videos help you spread the word about Palmer

Do you want your family to better understand why you chose chiropractic? Send them one of the great videos from our  "#ChangeLives. Be a Chiropractor." Want your friends to know more about where you live and go to school? Share our " Palmer Segments " videos. Know people who haven't experienced the benefits of chiropractic care? Have them view our " About Chiropractic " playlist. Palmer's YouTube channel now has more than 180 videos, all designed to encourage, inspire and inform while telling the Palmer story. With new videos added regularly, there's always something worth sharing on Palmer's YouTube channel!

New - 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. 

New hours announced for open lap swimming at Central High School:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6-7 a.m. and 8-9 p.m.  

Please enter only at the Athletic/Activities entrance located on the south side of the school directly across from West Hall. The pool entrance is on the left side of the first floor when you enter the facility. 

Interested in news about Palmer and the field of chiropractic? Check out the April issue of The Beacon . Go to the online issue each month for updated articles and news about chiropractic. 

Chiropractic rated #1 for job security 
A recently released report by Marketwatch.com rated chiropractors #1 for job security, based on unemployment rates, projected job growth, and income levels, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Check out our  news blog  to learn more.   

Parking Lot M - located at the corner of Harrison St. and 8th St. - will be closed to Palmer students, faculty and staff from April 1 through August 2016. Palmer students, faculty and staff are asked to use the 11 other Palmer lots during this time. See  http://www.palmer.edu/pdf/davenport-campus-map.pdf
  
Lot M will temporarily be used by Davenport Central High School students, faculty and staff while Central undergoes renovation. 

Sign up for the Rosetta Stone Language Learning Program in Student Services, 3rd floor Campus Center between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 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.

"Good Help" is Hard to Find
You send them, we'll train them! Refer a friend/family member to Palmer's Chiropractic Technology degree program.

Financial aid is available; college coursework will be reviewed for transfer credit.
www.palmer.edu/CT

AUSA is looking for volunteers
The local Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is looking for volunteers to direct communications to chapter members via email, social media and a quarterly newsletter. If you'd like to be a part of a team that cares for military members, their families and civilians that support their efforts, please contact Dr. Julie Johnson to be put in touch with the Rock Island Chapter President, Col. (retired) Jeff Carr. Any help is appreciated.

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.

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

New - All students are invited to attend Palmer Journal Club. We'll discuss one article per month and students will have the opportunity to practice interpreting scientific articles, ask questions, and learn how to share research with patients. Meetings will be held Tuesday, April 28 at 9:20 a.m. in P205 and Wednesday, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. in P204. The article for discussion will be ' The immediate effect of atlanto-axial high velocity thrust techniques on blood flow in the vertebral artery: A randomized controlled trial ' by Erhardt JW, et al. Please contact Dr. Julie Hartman, Graduate Research Fellow, at julie.hartman@palmer.edu with any questions.

Recruiting for low back pain study

If you:

  • Currently have low back pain
  • Are between the ages of 18-65
  • Are interested in receiving chiropractic treatment for your low back pain

Call the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research at (563) 884-5153 for more details. 

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 Saturday, Aug. 1, for enrollment in the Fall 2015 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

New - April 27-May 1 - FIN FIT Week. Would you like to earn Financially FIT bonus points? For the Spring FIN FIT Week activity, you'll need to be on the lookout for faculty and staff members sporting yellow FIT bands. Tell them "I am Financially FIT" or "I want to be Financially FIT" to receive a handout redeemable for FIN FIT bonus points. For more information, contact the Financial Planning Office.

New - May 4-8 - FIN FIT Sessions . You can earn a maximum of five FIT points for attending a session each trimester, which qualifies you for a $1,000 scholarship drawing.

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2015 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 scholarship applications must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, May 8 (CST). Contact the Financial Planning Office on your campus with any questions. Good luck to all applicants.


Scholarships

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:

  • Grasshopper.com Scholarship: A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a spring, summer or fall 2015 term with the best essay submission on the following topic: "As an entrepreneur, what do you believe the greatest barriers to entry are for starting a business, and how would you or do you try to overcome these to be successful?" To submit an application, please visit http://grasshopper.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/ . The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30.
  • CarInsuranceComparison.com - see all of the details for the Safe Driver Scholarship here . The deadline to apply is July 10, 2015.
  • 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.

Palmer College offers a variety of scholarships and financial aid opportunities.
Available scholarships include: Prospective Student Scholarships, Current Palmer Student Scholarships and Outside Scholarships.

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

The David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library has a library assistant work-study position available on Wednesdays from 5 to 10 p.m. 

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting patrons in identifying or locating materials, referring patrons to information sources or Library faculty and checking materials in/out in an efficient, helpful and courteous manner
  • Performing clerical duties on a variety of office equipment
  • Organizing shelving carts and shelving books
  • Other duties as assigned 

    Interested applicants should email their resumes to Kim Riley .  

A Clinic Marketing Assistant work-study position is available. If you're interested in helping the public understand how incredible chiropractic care is then this is the position for you! The pay rate is $11 per hour. 

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Julie Johnson

Constant Contact Manager work-study position is available for the Clinics. If you have a background in email marketing or would like to learn more about this exciting communication tool, the Clinics are looking for you! The pay rate is $11 per hour. 

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Julie Johnson .

Health Information Display Manager work-study position is available for the Clinics. Are you interested in helping people understand more about health and wellness? The Clinics are looking for motivated, creative people to manage the Standard Process display and display cases in the AHC. The pay rate is $11 per hour.

Interested applicants should 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.


In the Cafeteria


Club Meetings


Activator Club
meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in Room W306. For more information, contact Matt Boots .
A.M.P.E.D. Club
meets on Wednesday at 3:50 p.m. in Room P205 and on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in Room P204. For more information, contact Mitchell Borgman .
Animal Chiropractic Club
meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in Room P205. For more information, contact Claire Morrison
Applied Kinesiology Club
meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in Room W214. For more information, contact Vincent Monheim
CBP Club 
meets on Tuesdays at 9;20 a.m. in Room M201. For more information, contact Alex Peters .
Campus Guides Organization
meets on select Tuesdays (May 5 and June 2) at 6:45 a.m. in the AHC Welcome Center Conference Room 103. For more information, contact Bethany VanKirk .
CCA Club
meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in Room M203. For more information, contact Jason Slagel .
Chiropractic Worldwide Club
meets on Friday, April 24 at 9:20 a.m. in Room P204. For more information, contact Holly Erichsen .
Cru
meets on Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m. in Room W305. For more information, contact Cole Ward .
Extremities Club
meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in Room P204. For more information, contact Dakota Zickefoose .
Gonstead Club
meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:05 p.m. in Room W116; Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in Room L101. For more information, contact Joshua Reed .
Humanist Club
meets on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in Room P205. For more information, contact Alec Schielke
LDSSA Club
meets on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. in the VIP Conference Room. For more information, contact Anton Keller .
League of Chiropractic Women Club
meets on Sundays at 3:30 p.m. in Room P206. For more information, contact Allison De Salvo .
Motion Palpation Club
meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in Room W210; Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. in Room W120. For more information, contact Blake Barry .
Neurology Club
meets Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in Room W116. For more information, contact Trevor Eason .
NUCCA Club
meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in Room W2132. For more information, contact Luke Sesker.
Palmer Game Board Club
meets on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. For more information, contact Colleen Hile .
Palmer Philosophy Club
meets on Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. in Room P205. For more information, contact Tyler Maleuq .
Palmer Research Club
meets on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in Room P204. For more information, contact Collin Curry
Pediatrics Club
meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in Room P206 and L102. For more information, contact Stephanie Muir .
PSAF
meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in the VIP Conference Room, 4th floor Campus Center. For more information, contact Steven Saalfeld
SABCA Club
meets on the third Monday each month (May 18) at 3:45 p.m. in Room P204. For more information, contact Mariah Payne .
SACA Club
meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in Room P205. For more information, contact Candace Bahk
Torque Release Technique Student Club
meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in Room W306. For more information, contact Brittney Mitchell .
Volleyball Club
meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Palmer Gym. For more information, contact Matthew Boots .


What's Happening

New - You still have time to sign up for Palmer's San Jose campus Homecoming 2015 event at the package rate of $100. You can find registration forms, and details about this year's Homecoming program, on the information table in the south hallway.

Your Homecoming package includes: special Homecoming registration packet; admission to all the seminars; continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday; and the Saturday Evening Gala dinner-dance at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, featuring the return of the Hella Good Party Band

Don't miss this special event - which marks the 30th Homecoming in campus history! 

To register online, and for an overview of this year's program, which features more than two-dozen speakers presented in a multi-track format: San Jose campus Homecoming 2015 . You can also register with Jennifer Nathan in Student Services.

If you only want to attend the Saturday Evening Gala, you must call the Palmer College Continuing Education and Events office at (800) 452-5032.

Note: Regular classes are cancelled on Friday, May 1, so students can attend the Homecoming sessions - free of charge! As an "alternate class event," attendance at the Friday Homecoming sessions is mandatory.

New - Pediatrics Club presents, "Being An Incredible Doctor" with guest-speaker Ogi Ressel, D.C ., on April 27. Dr. Ressel is a 1976 CMCC graduate who is certified in spinal rehabilitation, and has helped develop diplomate and fellowship programs in pediatrics for Life University and the International Chiropractors Pediatric Associations. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from a distinguished doctor, regarded as a chiropractic-pediatrics specialist by his peers in Canada, the U.S., and abroad, who now teaches chiropractors about the specialty of chiropractic pediatrics through is company, Practice Evolution . Dr. Ressel will speak during both lunch-hours on Monday, April 27, in Rm. 117. For additional information about the special presentations by Dr. Ogi Ressel on April 27, contact Kaede Fische r (6Q), Pediatrics Club president.

Election of new ASG officers, candidate speeches, April 29. Election of new ASG executive officers will take place during both lunch hours on Wednesday, April 29. Candidates will present their speeches earlier that day, during the 9:30 a.m. activities hour, in the Cafeteria. For additional information, contact Peggy Chin (9Q), current ASG vice president.

New - What if there was a good reason for why you are not able to change? … Find out at a special presentation on Wednesday, April 29, featuring Thomas Milus, D.C., Ph.D., San Jose campus clinical professor, at 5:30 p.m. in Rm. 142. Our efforts to make positive changes in our lives - losing weight, starting an exercise program, developing stronger study skills - often fail because we don't apply the right solutions to the problems. We generally blame ourselves for being "too weak", or having too little willpower -- when that is not the problem at all.  We don't apply the right solutions, because we don't know what they are.

If this sounds like what you have experienced in prior attempts to effect changes in your life, and you would like to see things differently, make plans to attend this introductory presentation on Wednesday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m., in Rm. 142. The program will run for four consecutive weeks for about an hour each week beginning at 5:30 pm.

New - Please note adjustment of class schedules for 5Q CCEP exams on Tuesday, April 28. Due to the quarterly administration of the 5th Quarter CCEP exam (and the need for faculty participation in this process), the following modified class schedule will be in effect on Tuesday, April 28

  • All 5th Quarter classes are cancelled
  • The following classes are cancelled on April 28 (and only for the hours listed):
    o    2nd Quarter: Gross Anatomy II (10:30-11:20 a.m., Dr. Moossavi)
    o    3rd Quarter: Neuroscience 2 (8:30-10:20 a.m.)

New - Make plans to attend the “Alumni Appreciation Event” (co-hosted by ASG and the Sports Council) on Friday, May 1, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the south parking lot. The Friday evening event is traditionally a fun way for students and alumni to get in the Homecoming spirit, and this year is no different! Come enjoy complimentary tasty tacos, and assorted side dishes, along with a refreshing array of various beverages, including beer and wine (for which ID is required). You can also enter the Sports Council fundraiser-drawing, to win one of the many great prizes, including a $50 Bookstore gift card! Watch for updates about the Alumni Appreciation Event on Friday, May 1. For additional information, contact Matt Fuller or Kirsten Bryson of ASG, or Sawyer Hildebrant or Tony Rogers, Sports Council co-presidents.   

New - South parking lot blocked off on Thursday evening, April 30, to prepare for Homecoming set-up on Friday, May 1. A portion of the south parking lot (closest to the building, in the area between the south entrance to the campus, and the rear Cafeteria entrance) will be blocked off on Thursday evening, April 30, so Facilities can begin setting up on Friday morning, May 1, for the “Alumni Appreciation Event” (co-hosted by ASG and Sports Council) taking place in the south parking lot later in the day (5:30-9:30 p.m.). 

Please note: If there are any cars still parked in the section of the lot where Facilities needs to set up for Homecoming on Friday morning, and they are unable to identify the owner(s) of the vehicle(s), the car(s) will be towed - at the owner's expense. For additional information, please see Scott Tonnesen, director of Institutional Support, or Jorge Tamayo in the Facilities office.

New - Limited Library services during Homecoming weekend. Beginning Wednesday, April 29, the Library study rooms and open study areas will be closed in order to prepare for Homecoming events taking placing in the Library. While the study areas will be closed, the circulation desk will be open during the Homecoming weekend (May 1-3), and students may still check out items during regular library hours. If you have any other questions regarding Library services during Homecoming, please see Roseann Erwin, Library manager, Palmer's San Jose campus.

New - Bookstore open all three days of Homecoming. Bookstore hours during Homecoming weekend are as follows: Friday, May 1, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Make sure to stop by the Bookstore during Homecoming weekend for special sales, and other Homecoming-related promotions! For additional information, please see Erwin Gatchalian, Bookstore manager, Palmer's San Jose campus.

New - Please note adjustment in the class time for the Sports Chiropractic I elective on Sunday, May 3. Hours for the Sports Chiropractic I elective on Sunday, May 3, have been changed to 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students who are signed up for this course should make note of the change in hours, and plan accordingly.

SACA plans next general-information meeting: Monday, May 4. Palmer's San Jose campus SACA chapter will host its next general-information meeting on Monday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m., to discuss fundraisers, community-service opportunities, and social events. All interested students are welcome to attend. For additional information about Palmer's San Jose campus SACA chapter, contact Tracy Lam (6Q), president.


General Information

Bookstore specials: 
Don't forget to visit the Bookstore page on Facebook, to find out the "word of the day," to receive special discounts!
https://www.facebook.com/palmerwestbookstore  

For additional details on all Bookstore specials, see Erwin Gatchalian , manager, San Jose campus Bookstore

#ChangeLives videos help you spread the word about Palmer
Do you want your family to better understand why you chose chiropractic? Send them one of the great videos from our "How do chiropractors change lives?" playlist. Want your friends to know more about where you live and go to school? Share our " Palmer Segments " videos. Know people who haven't experienced the benefits of chiropractic care? Have them view our " About Chiropractic " playlist. Palmer's YouTube channel now has more than 180 videos, all designed to encourage, inspire and inform while telling the Palmer story. With new videos added regularly, there's always something worth sharing on Palmer's YouTube channel

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

Chiropractic rated #1 for job security! A recently released report by Marketwatch.com rated chiropractors #1 for job security, based on unemployment rates, projected job growth, and income levels, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Check out the Palmer News blog to learn more: http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2015/03/27/employment-outlook-for-chiropractic-is-strong/?spos=2  

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

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.

  • 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

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 Saturday, Aug. 1, for enrollment in the Fall 2015 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

FAFSA deadline is Friday, May 1. If you haven't already done so, students receiving financial aid should make sure to complete their 2015-2016 FAFSA without delay!

Your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed no later than Friday, May 1, 2015 to allow for processing and any corrections before the start of the summer term. Palmer's federal school code is 012300. Students can complete the FAFSA online using the U.S. Department of Education's secure website. You'll need a PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA.

Students are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, allowing seamless transfer of 2014 tax information, within the application process. With your PIN, you can return to the website later on to check on the status of your application, review results of your processed FAFSA and submit corrections.

Should you have any questions or need help completing the FAFSA, please contact Brenda Alvarez in the Financial Planning office.


Scholarships

Summer '15 scholarship application deadline: Friday, May 8. 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 scholarship applications must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, May 8 (CST). Contact Brenda Alvarez in the Financial Planning office, with any questions. Good luck to all applicants

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:

Grasshopper.com Scholarship
A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a spring, summer or fall 2015 term with the best essay submission on the following topic: "As an entrepreneur, what do you believe the greatest barriers to entry are for starting a business, and how would you or do you try to overcome these to be successful?" To submit an application, please visit http://grasshopper.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/ . The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30.
CarInsuranceComparison.com
Details for the Safe Driver Scholarship . The deadline to apply is July 10, 2015.

Employment Opportunities


In the Cafeteria

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


Club Meetings

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

The Applied Kinesiology Club meets on Wednesdays during the 9:30 a.m. activities break in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Roland Quan (9Q), Applied Kinesiology Club president.

The Disc Golf Club meets at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Parque De La Raza in San Jose. For additional information, contact Matt Fryauf (3Q), Volleyball Club president.

The Diversified Club meets on Mondays form 5-6 p.m. in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Andrea Ormonde (7Q), Diversified Club president.

The Extremities Club meets on Wednesdays during the 9:30 a.m. activities break in Rm. 345. For additional information, contact Will Shiau (11Q), Applied Kinesiology Club president.

The Motion Palpation Club meets at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact Michelle Snow or Frank Capobianco , Motion Palpation Club president.

The Movement Arts Club meets on Thursdays for "alignment yoga" from 3:30 to 8:15 a.m.in Rm. 345. The club also meets for "hoop dance" on Tuesdays, from 5-6 p.m. in the south parking lot. For additional information, contact Allyssa Fennelly (11Q), Movement Arts Club president.

The Public Health Club meets on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in Rm. 117. For additional information, contact Nikita Predtechensky (3Q), Applied Kinesiology Club president.

The Soft Tissue Club meets at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays in Rm. 124. For additional information, contact  Peggy Chin  (9Q), Soft Tissue Club president

The SPEAK Club meets on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 121. For additional information about SPEAK, contact Anna Marie Gierach (6Q), SPEAK Club president. 

The Volleyball Club meets on Wednesdays, from at 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the NorthPark gym. For additional information, contact Brad Kufske (3Q), Volleyball Club president.


What's Happening

Check out what's new! The Palmer Center for Business Development will be hosting a new series of presentations titled the "Chiropractic Vendor Showcase Series" and "Brunch and Learn Sessions" held during club hours on select Fridays. Check the Palmer CareerNetwork or bulletin boards for information on upcoming topics and scheduled dates. These programs are FREE to students-walk in and check them out

  • Brunch and Learn - Refreshments provided
  • Chiropractic Vendor Showcase - Refreshments and giveaways   

New - Our first-ever Chiropractic Vendor Showcase Series will be held on Friday, May 1, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1209. The featured vendor will be our very own Palmer Bookstore. Stop by to discover how the Palmer Bookstore is More Than Just A Bookstore! This event includes refreshments and a give-away - you could win a Tony Deluxe Portable table. 

New - Our first Brunch and Learn Session will be held on Friday, May 29, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1209. The featured speaker will be Dr. Don Cross, who will discuss Business Classes: What's in Store, followed by a Q & A session. Refreshments will be provided; walk in and check it out

New - The 2015 Chiropractic Games will be held Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Attention student athletes: Start organizing your teams now and saving up for registration fees and miscellaneous player costs! The First Chiropractic Games meeting will be held in July (date, time and location TBA). Rosters will be distributed at this meeting.

Attention hockey players: This year the Chiropractic Games Board needs a commitment from a minimum of four schools that are interested in playing ice hockey to keep this sport active. A full commitment includes a $600 deposit by June 1.  If we don't have four teams by June 1, we will return any deposits and cancel that sport. Palmer Port Orange campus hockey players - please see Student Services if you will have a time this year so we can notify the Board. The $600 deposit is due June 1! For more information, stop by Student Services or visit: www.chiropracticgames.com .

Library upgrade begins

The David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library on the Port Orange campus is closed for renovation. This renovation will upgrade the facility and provide several benefits to students and employees. The library has been relocated to the second floor of the Standard Process Student Center. The library will operate in this location until renovations are completed.

The new and improved David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library will reopen prior to the summer 2015 quarter beginning July 14.

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 .


General Information

New - #ChangeLives videos help you spread the word about Palmer
Do you want your family to better understand why you chose chiropractic? Send them one of the great videos from our "How do chiropractors change lives?" playlist. Want your friends to know more about where you live and go to school? Share our " Palmer Segments " videos. Know people who haven't experienced the benefits of chiropractic care? Have them view our " About Chiropractic " playlist. Palmer's YouTube channel now has more than 180 videos, all designed to encourage, inspire and inform while telling the  Palmer story. With new videos added regularly, there's always something worth sharing on Palmer's YouTube channel!

Chiropractic rated #1 for job security 
A recently released report by Marketwatch.com rated chiropractors #1 for job security, based on unemployment rates, projected job growth, and income levels, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Check out our news blog to learn more. 

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

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 Saturday, Aug. 1, for enrollment in the Fall 2015 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

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2015 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 scholarship applications must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, May 8 (CST). Contact the Financial Planning Office on your campus with any questions. Good luck to all applicants.


Scholarships

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:.

CarInsuranceComparison.com
Details for the Safe Driver Scholarship here. The deadline to apply is July 10, 2015.
Grasshopper.com Scholarship
A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a spring, summer or fall 2015 term with the best essay submission on the following topic: "As an entrepreneur, what do you believe the greatest barriers to entry are for starting a business, and how would you or do you try to overcome these to be successful?" To submit an application, please visit http://grasshopper.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30.

The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors offers a scholarship opportunity. Information and 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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