What's Happening

New - Spring Recess Fitness Center schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 3 - Regular hours resume

New - Looking for a job?

  • Mini Clinic Career Fair
  • Thursday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Academic Health Center, Rm. 217
  • Bring your resume

Come and meet employers and alumni who want to talk to you about specific employment opportunities in their area.

Employers attending this career fair include:

  • Bryce Koelling, D.C., Koelling Family Chiropractic from central Missouri
  • Brett Vowles, D.C., Optimum Chiropractic, P.C., from West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Arthur Pangemanan, D.C., Pangemanan Chiropractic in central Kentucky
  • Amanda Owens, D.C., Tiger Family Chiropractic in Columbia, Missouri

New - First Tri Business Bash, Friday, March 6, Business Center classroom
"Explore Your Future." Join us from 9:20-10:10 a.m. in the Business Center classroom to find out how the Business Center can prepare you for life after graduation. Ambassadors will spotlight the events and services that await you. Open to 1st Tri students. Breakfast provided.

New - Friday, March 6 - Spizz Night in Vickie Anne Palmer Hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., taco bar at 5 p.m. (vegetarian and gluten-free options available), and speakers take the floor at 6 p.m. Guest speakers will be Mark Lindholm, D.C., a 1993 Davenport campus graduate and Fred Clarke, D.C., a 1988 graduate of Palmer's Davenport campus. Free admission, food and prizes.

New - Tuesday, March 10 - Club Fair from 8 a.m. to noon in the Student Union.

New - Vendor Showcase Event:
Friday, March 13, at 9:20 a.m. in the Business Center Classroom. "Core Biomechanics" will be presented by Serola Biomechanics. Serola Biomechanics designs and manufactures innovative, high-quality orthopedic braces and supports, including the top-selling Serola Belt and Gel Arc Elbow Brace.

Giveaways:

  • Free Serola Biomechanics T-Shirt for all attendees ($15 value)
  • Free Serola Sacroiliac Belt for all attendees ($44 value)
  • Prizes - three $100 Visa gift cards

New - Monday, March 2-Saturday, March 14 - The Bookstore offers two options on course-required textbooks:

  • 10% off course-required textbooks, or
  • The Bookstore will match the course-required textbook's price on Amazon (some restrictions apply; see Bookstore for details).

New - Tuesday, March 17 - Vendor Day in the Student Union from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Students who visit the Vendor Day participants can have their names entered for a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards to the Palmer Bookstore. Just visit each table and drop your ticket in for the drawing. Winning ticket numbers will be published in the March 24 issue of Week at a Glance.

New - PCBD Brunch & Learn, Tuesday, March 24, from 9:20 to 10:10 a.m. in Room P204. Michael Pavalock, D.C., will present "Exciting Opportunities for the Next Generation of Chiropractors in the Federal Healthcare System." As a member of the Under Secretary for Health's team, Dr. Pavalock is involved with day-to-day strategic planning, operations, and health policy implementation at the highest level. He works with Congressional leadership, VA senior leadership, and numerous VHA program offices, including the Office of General Counsel, to build a federal health care system that is the best in which to receive care, and the best in which to deliver care.

New - 4th Tri Resume Workshop, Friday, March 27, from 11:10 a.m. to noon, Business Center classroom. "Jumpstart Your Resume," explores the basics of OptimalResume. Learn the first steps toward creating your personalized website. Bring your resume, portfolio and laptop.

New - PCBD Business Module. Jim O'Connor, APR, Vice Chancellor for Marketing & Communication, will present "Marketing Techniques from the Real World," on Tuesday, March 31, from 4-8 p.m. The most important determinant in business success will be the ability to generate patients. Mr. O'Connor will offer no-cost and low-cost ideas for both internal and external marketing. R.S.V.P. using the Palmer CareerNetwork.


General Information

New - Sign up for the Rosetta Stone Language Learning Program will begin the week of March 9 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.

New - Spring 2015 Group Fitness Classes

  • Zumba: Tuesdays, 12:15 - 1 p.m. and 4 - 5 p.m. 
  • Kettle Bell: Wednesdays, 4 - 5 p.m. 
  • Yoga: Saturdays, 11 a.m. - noon 
  • Body Shred: Thursdays: 4 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Ladies Hour: Thursdays, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Hip Hop Cardio: Sundays, 12:15 - 1 p.m.
  • Functional Fitness: Monday - Friday, 5:45 - 6:45 a.m. and 4 - 5 p.m. 

"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

New - 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.

Join us on Sundays at noon in the Palmer Gym for Hip Hop Cardio.

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

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 -  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 Spring 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


Scholarships

Please check out the following outside scholarship opportunities:

  • Sylva Ashworth Scholarship for single mothers. Guidelines are available at http://ifcochiro.org/sylva-ashworth-chiropractic-scholarship/. Deadline for submission is April 1, 2015.
  • USPostmail.org Scholarship: Eligible applicants will be required to write a short, 500- to 1,000-word essay which will be used to judge them on how well-written, compelling and persuasive they are. For scholarship details, rules and application eligibility requirements, visit www.uspostmail.org/scholarship. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 15.
  • 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

New - 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 am - 2:50 pm, 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.

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

New club information will be posted as it becomes available.


What's Happening

The San Jose Campus Associated Student Government conclude their Winter '14 meetings on Wednesday, March 4, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 119. Club presidents and class reps are strongly encouraged to attend; all members of the campus community are welcome to attend. For additional information, contact Matt Fuller, ASG president.

Clinic ID photos for current 8Q students will be taken this Thursday, March 5. All current 8Q students (or any students planning to register for Clinic I during the Spring '15 quarter) must stop by the Student Services office on Thursday, March 5, between 1:15 and 2 p.m. to have photos taken for your required clinic name badge. For additional information, contact Michael V. Hinojosa, Psy.D. , Director of Clinic Business.

New - ASG presents "Trampoline Dodgeball!" on Thursday, March 5, 5-7 p.m. at Great Jump Sports in Milpitas ! Tournament format will consist of up to eight teams. Games will be eight versus eight (four males, four females), and each team can have two subs (for a maximum of 10 players per team). Cost: $10/player (Minimum $80/team). Sign up during both lunch hours at the south entrance. Due to the popularity of this event, and the limited number of teams, payment for the entire team must be received in full, to secure your team's spot in the tournament. Great Jump Sports is located at 616 S. Main St. in Milpitas. For additional information, contact Mike Oldfield (10Q), ASG athletic director.

The Winter '15 "All Intern Meeting" is this Friday, March 6, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 119. Attendance is mandatory for all current interns.

New - Join Campus Ministries club for a "Time Out!" this Friday, March 6, from 5-7 p.m., in the Cafeteria. This week's program will focus on, "Building Positive Relationships with Your Co-Workers." "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." For additional information, contact Lorianne Rios (6Q), Campus Ministries Club president.

New - Palmer Pride hockey team back on the ice this Friday, March 6, at 10 p.m. Fresh from a weekend in which the team posted two victories, including the exciting win at SAP Center, Palmer Pride hockey returns to the ice this evening, Friday, March 6, at 10 p.m. Sharks Ice of San Jose is located at 1500 S. 10th St. in San Jose, off Hwy. 280, across from Spartan Stadium. For additional information about the Palmer Pride hockey, contact Brad Watson or Jared Foat .

New - Palmer women's indoor soccer team back in action this Sunday, March 8, at " Off The Wall " soccer complex in Santa Clara! The game starts at 7:45 p.m. The "Off The Wall" soccer complex is located at 700 Matthew St. in Santa Clara . For additional information on the Palmer soccer teams, contact Marji Mulder (8Q), Soccer Club president.

New - The Pediatrics Club presents guest speaker Virgilija Tali, D.C., on Wednesday, March 11, at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 117. Dr. Tali is a '95 graduate of Palmer's San Jose campus (and a past president of the Pediatrics Club), who maintains a mobile, family-care-focused practice in the San Jose area, " Fountain of Health Chiropractic ." For additional information on this special presentation, contact Hannah Flammang (2Q). 


General Information

Applications for new Student Ambassadors at Palmer's San Jose campus are due by Friday, March 6. The Palmer Student Ambassadors (SAs) are a hand-selected group of highly motivated future chiropractic business professionals. The SAs at each Palmer campus serve as the faces and voice of the Palmer Center for Business Development (PCBD), and help promote the PCBD programs and resources, from sponsored seminars to web-based services, to the members of each campus community. Each Palmer SA is expected to play a prominent role in the future development of the PCBD, which strives to help each Palmer student develop strong business skills, to achieve their chiropractic goals.

PCBD Student Ambassadors are paid work-study positions, which require a commitment of approximately four hours per month. Ambassadors are also expected to complete all PCBD-sponsored modules, and attend regularly scheduled meetings, as well as other PCBD-sponsored events.

Applications are available from Student Services, and must be submitted by March 6; interviews will begin the week of March 9. For additional information, see Jennifer Nathan in Student Services.

Show your photo talents by entering Palmer's San Jose campus "Student Life" photo contest! Photographs are now being accepted for the Palmer Student Life photo contest. Submissions will be judged on theme, content, composition, clarity, and high-pixel resolution. People in your photos will need to give their permission. You may enter as many photos as you wish. First prize: $100; 2nd price: $75; and 3rd/4th prizes: $50/ea.  Winning photographs will need to be resubmitted via flashdrive. Winning entries will be enlarged to 16" x 20", framed, and displayed on campus walls. Please email submissions to Lisa Davis in the President's Office by Wednesday, April 15.

Palmer College campuses are phasing out the use of student mailboxes - keys must be returned to Student Services. Beginning April 6, 2015, student mail will no longer be placed in the mailboxes at Palmer College's San Jose campus, and all mail will be returned to the sender. In preparation for this transition, students should provide a forwarding address to all parties who send mail to your campus mailbox. As part of the process, all student mailbox keys must be returned to the Student Services department. You may return your mailbox key to Student Services in the front-entrance lobby on Monday, March 9, and Wednesday, March 11, during the following hours: 9:30-10:30 a.m. or noon to 2 p.m. You can also return your key directly to Jennifer Nathan in Student Services, any time this quarter. If you have any questions, please stop by the Student Services office during college business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), or call the office at (408) 944-6020. Thank you for your assistance.

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

New - The Library is happy to announce a new web guide listing mobile apps for targeted subject areas . The apps were researched and compiled by Karen Goodell, Reference/Instruction Librarian on Palmer's Davenport campus. You can view the entire guide here: http://library.palmer.edu/apps .

The guide is also linked to these subject-specific Resource Guides; just click on the "Apps" tab within each one:

For additional information, contact San Jose campus Branch Manager Librarian Roseann Erwin at (408) 944-6014 or roseann.erwin@palmer.edu .

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

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

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

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


Financial Aid

Reminder to students receiving financial aid: If you haven't already done so, please make sure to complete your new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2015-2016 award year. For additional information regarding completion of the FAFSA form, please see Brenda Alvarez in the Financial Aid office.


Scholarships

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

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

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


In the Cafeteria

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


Club Meetings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


What's Happening

New - Intramural basketball sign-ups for Spring term are available in the Office of Student Services. Your team roster MUST be submitted by the end of the quarter. Games will begin Sunday, April 19.

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

Library upgrade begins
Beginning March 23, the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library on the Port Orange campus will be closed for renovation. This is a planned renovation that will upgrade the facility and provide several benefits to students and employees, such as:

  • Easier access-no more having to leave to walk outside to get in
  • Improved traffic flow-more user-friendly space, easier to navigate
  • A modern learning commons-easier access to information
  • More study rooms-more user-friendly space for individuals and groups
  • Modular shelving-can expand or contract to adapt the space for special events, etc.>

Beginning March 26, library services will be re-located 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 which begins July 14.

New - 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

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

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

How you can help refer students to Palmer

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

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

Here's what you do:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Research News

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

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


Community Marketing Events

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


Financial Aid


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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