What's Happening

Register for Homecoming now and save $50.

  • Exciting speakers
  • Fun-special event
  • Great networking and exhibits

Early registration ends Friday, July 22. After that date, the cost goes up to $100.

Visit www.palmer.edu/homecoming for more information.

New - Helpers needed for Homecoming. The Continuing Education and Events Department is in need of two student helpers (strong) to load and unload vendors materials to their booths. In turn, the students will be reimbursed their $50 registration fee (the students will be required to pay their registration upfront, and will then be reimbursed after the event). The dates and times needed are below:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. 

If interested, please email Jessica Brackevelt, call her at ext. 5523 or visit her in the Campus Center, 4th floor. 

New participant sign-up for the Rosetta Stone Language Learning Program. You can register in Student Services, 3rd floor of the Campus Center, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. An $80 refundable deposit is required. There are a limited number of spots available; register today.

Sign-up for returning participants starts Monday, July 25. 

New Parking Program
Current Students: Pick up your free parking stickers on July 26-28 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the skywalk. After July 28, parking stickers will be available in Student Administrative Services, Campus Center, 3rd floor. 

Please bring the following vehicle information to complete the form: state, plate number, year, make, model and color. Enforcement of parking will begin in August.

Now through Thursday, Aug. 5 – Class 173 is hosting a donation drive on campus for the Quad-Cities school supply drive. Hundreds of Quad-Cities kids need our help with school supplies including, crayons, pens, pencils, markers, notebooks, glue sticks, etc. Please bring your donated items to the marked box in the skywalk. For more information, contact Shane Hoffman.

Vendor Day is Tuesday, July 26, from 8:45 to 11 a.m. in the AHC Atrium. 

New - Friday, July 29 – PCBD Vendor Showcase. “Rapid Fire Relief” will be presented by Kevin “The Fire” Burns, retired UFC fighter, in the Business Center classroom from 9:20 to 10:05 a.m. He’ll speak on managing chronic and acute injury with essential oils and chiropractic. 
 
The door prize is a $100 gift card; you must be present to win. No RSVP is needed. Breakfast will be provided.

Safety reminder
For your safety, stay out of the construction areas on campus. They’re clearly marked with fencing, signage and caution tape. The bike racks that were located near the Alumni Auditorium have been moved to the south-east corner of the West Hall courtyard. Additional bike racks are located outside the Academic Health Center.

The City of Davenport has begun a three- to four-week reconstruction of 12th Street between Main and Brady Streets.

Beginning July 5, 12th Street and the adjoining alley will be closed and no parking will be allowed during the reconstruction project. Access to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral's north parking lot will be allowed. 

Low-cost Scott County Family YMCA memberships available during Fitness Center renovation.

Palmer College of Chiropractic and the Scott County Family YMCA have established a temporary membership agreement for all Davenport-campus students and employees during the Fitness Center renovation (June 2016-January 2017).

A single membership to the Scott County YMCA will be $7 per month. The normal cost of a single membership is $37 per month! Palmer College will cover $20 per month and the YMCA will contribute $10 per month. A membership for two adults will be $19 per month. A family membership will be $30.

Brochures with additional information, including Scott County YMCA locations, are available in the Student Services Department (Campus Center, third floor). 

To sign up, go to the Scott County Family YMCA location you plan to use most often during the renovations. This membership is good for all locations. Bring a voided check along with your Palmer student ID and sign up for the membership category that meets your needs. You’ll need to sign up for a monthly automatic bank withdrawal to participate in this program.


General Information

The Davenport campus is instituting a new parking program. It will be rolled out in stages beginning this week with new students. Current students and employees will be added in the coming weeks. Up to two parking decals will be given out free of charge.

The Bookstore will now be open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Cardio equipment available for use during Fitness Center renovation
Some of the cardio equipment that was in the Fitness Center has been moved to the second floor of the Campus Center building for employees and students to use while the Fitness Center is renovated. Machines may be used from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Employees and students may also purchase a single membership to the Scott County YMCA for $7 per month. The normal cost of a single membership is $37 per month! Palmer College will cover $20 per month and the YMCA will contribute $10 per month. A membership for two adults will be $19 per month. A family membership will be $30. Brochures with additional information are available in Student Services.

To sign up, go to the Scott County Family YMCA location you plan to use most often during the renovations. This membership is good for all locations. Bring a current Palmer student or employee ID and sign up for the membership category that meets your needs. You’ll need to bring a voided check and sign up for a monthly automatic bank withdrawal to participate in this program.

Palmer students and employees get free admission to Figge Art Museum
Palmer’s new Institutional Family Membership with the Figge Art Museum in downtown Davenport (www.figgeartmuseum.org), includes free admission (plus all exhibition opening events and artists talks) for students, employees and all family members (student or employee will need to show a Palmer ID). If you need a Palmer ID, go to Student Services, Campus Center third floor. 

Additionally, employees and students will get a 10 percent discount at the Figge Café and in the museum store. They’ll also get discounts on classes, workshops and special events as well as priority status for art-related travel opportunities. The Figge Art Museum features national traveling exhibits as well as an extensive permanent collection. Bring your Palmer ID for a wonderful, free cultural experience in downtown Davenport!

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.)

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 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


Financial Aid

New - The Palmer College scholarship online application process has undergone some updates and is now called AwardSpring. There’s a new link and a new login that uses your email for a username. The process is more streamlined and you’ll be automatically applied to any awards that you qualify for that don’t require additional steps, such as recommendation letters or essays. Click here for instructions. The application period begins Friday, July 22. Visit https://palmercollegeofchiropractic.awardspring.com/ and REGISTER to create your account and begin the application process.  All students will need to create an AwardSpring account for this initial application term. The application deadline date for the Fall 2016 scholarships is Sept. 16. Good luck to all applicants!

     


    Outside Scholarship Opportunities

    • NBCE Student Scholarship: Applicant must be a full-time D.C., student in good academic standing and have passed all of NBCE Part I.  For complete application details and instructions on all required materials (essay, proof of enrollment and letter from a faculty member) visit www.mynbce.org/scholarships. All materials must be submitted electronically to NBCEstudentscholarship@gmail.com  no later than 12 p.m. Pacific time Aug. 1, 2016.
    • Dr. Ken Luedtke Scholarship: To honor Dr. Ken Luedtke’s legacy of chiropractic advocacy, the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, in conjunction with the Luedtke-Storm-Mackey Chiropractic Clinic (LSM), is establishing a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student who demonstrates both academic achievement and chiropractic advocacy in the community. Applicants must be in 6th trimester or above and have a minimum cumulative 3.1 GPA and either be from Wisconsin or plan to practice in Wisconsin. For an application and details on the award, please visit https://wisconsinchiropractic.site-ym.com/page/drken. The application deadline is Monday, Aug. 15.  
    • Perfect Patients Scholarship: Create an original essay of at least 500 words, but no more than 1,000 words, which explores this question: "What are the most important distinctions between chiropractic care and medical treatment and what challenges or opportunities do they create for chiropractors communicating with new patients?" Submit your completed essay to scholarship@perfectpatients.com by one of the two annual deadlines: Aug. 18 and April 18. For more complete essay requirements, please visit http://www.perfectpatients.com/scholarship/
    • Quitsmokingcommunity.org Scholarship: A $3,000 scholarship is available to students who bring awareness to smoking-related diseases. This is an essay contest and the winning applicants will be determined based on the content, style, and originality of their essays. Application deadlines are July 21 and January 21 of each year. Additional information about this opportunity can be found at https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/scholarship/.
    • Varsity Tutors Scholarship: This opportunity is a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest at http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship.
    • Choice Chiropractic Scholarship for Coloradans: Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time in an accredited chiropractic college or university in good standing and must have been born in Colorado or lived in Colorado for at least two years. Visit https://choicechiropracticboulder.com/about-us/scholarship for complete scholarship details. The deadline to submit applications and essays is Sept. 30.
    • Coupon Chief Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship is available to the student who uploads the best two- to five-minute video to YouTube that details one of two things: How you personally save money as a college student or an amazing extreme coupon haul that you’ve made. For full scholarship eligibility criteria and application details, visit  https://www.couponchief.com/pages/scholarship
    • FormBirds: Visit www.formbirds.com/scholarship for application information. Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and write an essay on the convenience forms offer.
    • 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 deadline for all 2016 applications is 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. 

    Click here for information on other Palmer outside scholarships. 


    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 - PASS Program study leader work-study positions open: Gross 1 Lab, Gross 2 Lab, Spinal Bone Lab and Physiology 1 Lecture. For expected time commitment and qualifications, see Kylie Kuffler, West Hall 128b. 


    Palmer Café


    Club Meetings

    New - Activator Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Kevin Berg
    Animal Chiropractic Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W214. Contact Bailey Aldridge
    Applied Kinesiology Club meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W214. Contact Vincent Monheim
    The Art of the Specific Club meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 in W215. Contact Felix Periard
    CCA Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in M203. Contact Samuel McGinnis.
    CBP Club meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W216. Contact Jeremiah Clarke
    CRU Bible Study meets on Tuesday at 9:20 a.m. in W305 and Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in W305. Contact Cepeda Carter.
    Extremity Club meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Contact Lucas Goetz
    Gonstead Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L101. Contact Nicole Heatherly.
    LDSSA Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in the VIP Conference room, 4th floor of the Campus Center. Contact Drew Flack.
    Motion Palpation Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W120 and Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. in W120. Contact Kylie Rabe.
    NUCCA Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W212. Contact Ty Wilson.
    Palmer Essential Oils Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P206. Contact Lacey Soyer
    Pediatrics Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W210 and AL01. Contact Callie Horstman
    PSAF meets on Tuesdays at 9:20a.m. in the VIP Conference room, 4th floor of the Campus Center. Contact Matthew Waro
    SICA meets on Tuesday, July 26 at 9:20 a.m. in P206. Contact Amanda Berkley
    SOT Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L102. Contact Corey Neill
    Sports Chiropractic Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P204. Contact Marian Nappi
    TRT Student Club meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Brittney Mitchell.


    What's Happening

    Make plans to attend free Palmer Center for Business Development seminar: “Insurance Coding,” Monday, July 25
    The Palmer Center for Business Development (PCBD) presents complimentary seminars at each Palmer campus to help students develop the business skills they need to build a successful career in chiropractic. San Jose campus students are invited to attend the next PCBD-sponsored seminar, “Insurance Coding,” on Monday, July 25, 4:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 117, featuring guest-speaker John Davila, D.C.

    When submitting forms for insurance-covered patient-care, proper coding is essential. Students attending this free seminar will learn how to: offer proper discounts; operate as a cash practice; use treatment plans to manage chronic cases; and determine medical necessity. Having these tools close at hand will help your clinic thrive!
     
    After 13 years in practice, Dr. Davila, a 1994 Palmer Davenport graduate, has been training doctors and staff on the topics of federal- and state-level insurance-compliance since 2000.
     
    To register: https://palmer-csm.symplicity.com/students/. If you plan to attend, please make sure to RSVP, as light refreshments will be served. For additional information regarding the July 25 PCBD seminar, contact Jennifer Nathan in Student Services.

    ASG’s first Summer Quarter meeting on July 27 includes Administrative Update
    Palmer’s San Jose Campus Associated Student Government (ASG) will conduct its first Summer Quarter meeting on Wednesday, July 27, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 117. The first ASG meeting of each quarter also includes the “Administrative Update” featuring reports from President Meeker and the deans. For additional information, contact Keira Fika (7Q), ASG president.

    Integrative Health Club presents “Caring for Yourself with QiGong” on July 27
    Chiropractors help patients with their joints – but what about the joints of the chiropractor?! The Integrative Health Club invites you to come learn simple QiGong exercises to balance the forces passing through the major joints in your own body at “Caring for Yourself with QiGong” on Wednesday, July 27, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 122. This special presentation will feature guest-speaker Gideon Enz of Triloka in Los Gatos, which specializes in Oriental Medicine, yoga, and the martial arts. Dr. Enz has been practicing and teaching QiGong, taiji, and Asian medicine for the past 20 years. He spent his formative years travelling throughout Asia to study and apprentice with countless masters, yogis, and teachers. He is also one of only a handful of practitioners who are fluent in the martial, medical, and spiritual traditions of China, India, and Tibet. For additional information, contact Dana Grenman (10Q), Integrative Health Club president. 

    PSAF presents “Operation Awesome!” with Dr. Sherry McAllister & Dr. Kevin Wong: Thursday, July 28
    The Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF) at Palmer’s San Jose campus invites students to attend “Operation Awesome!” on Thursday, July 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the office of Sherry McAllister, D.C., who maintains her practice at McAllister Chiropractic, located at 1645 Willow St # 100, San Jose. In addition to Dr. McAllister, this special program designed to provide valuable practice insights, will also feature fellow ’96 San Jose campus alumnus Kevin Wong, D.C., who maintains his practice at Orinda Chiropractic. Attendance at this special program is limited to the first 25 students who sign the registration-sheet on the PSAF bulletin board. For additional information, contact Britta Conlon (9Q), San Jose campus PSAF president.

    PCBD, Motion Palpation Club co-present Ryan DeBell, D.C., founder of “The Movement Fix” on July 29
    The Palmer Center for Business Development (PCBD) and the Motion Palpation Club are teaming up to present a special program on Friday, July 29, featuring Ryan DeBell, D.C., founder of “The Movement Fix” clinic. Dr. DeBell, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Western States (where he also earned his M.S. in exercise and sport science), will speak from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 117. An avid CrossFitter, Dr. DeBell’s passion for human movement and helping people improve their health and performance were key factors in the development of his practice – insights of which he’ll share in this informative presentation. For additional information, contact Jennifer Nathan in Student Services, or Raymond San Agustin (9Q), Integrative Health Club president.

    San Jose campus SACA chapter seeks donations to School Supply Drive (through Monday, Aug. 1)
    Join Palmer’s San Jose campus student chapter of the American Chiropractic Association (SACA) in their efforts to support K-12 students throughout the Bay Area by donating to SACA’s annual School Supply Drive. SACA officers have placed donation-lists and collection-bins in every quarter's classroom. Palmer’s SACA chapter will sponsor a pizza-party for the quarter that contributes the most donations per student. Supplies collected from the donation drive will be awarded to underprivileged students with assistance from the Family Giving Tree. Last year, Family Giving Tree was able to provide supplies to 36,720 students throughout the Bay -- and Palmer’s San Jose campus SACA chapter was proud to host a drive that collected over 600 items in support of their efforts! For additional information, contact Kerri Domingo (6Q), San Jose campus SACA president.


    General Information

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

     

    Enjoy the Spring ’16 edition of The Bartlett! Here is the link to enjoy the Spring ’16 edition of The Bartlett in four-color format! A limited number of printed-copies are now available at points throughout the campus. The Bartlett staff appreciates your input and feedback. You can direct your comments to: pccw.thebartlett@gmail.com, or Jenn Nolan, Bartlett editor.

    Campus Security
    Providing a safe and secure campus environment for the campus community is of the utmost importance. We’d like to remind everyone to practice the following good personal security habits.

    • Lock your bicycle to a rack.
    • Don’t leave expensive items in plain sight in your vehicle.
    • Pay attention to your surroundings when approaching your car.
    • Have your keys and cell phone readily available
    • Walk out to the parking lot in a group, or request an escort from Campus Security by calling (408) 472-8441
    • If something or someone looks suspicious, bring it to the attention of Campus Security immediately.

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

    You can also "stay in touch" with Palmer's San Jose campus on Facebook!

    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 … In additional to the “What's Happening …” e-messages, students can also find similar information on everything from campus and community events to updates on financial aid requirements and scholarships in the Student Announcements section of the Palmer web page. Please send any announcements for including in the “What's Happening …” e-messages or the San Jose campus section of “Student Announcements” to Chuck Bustillos in the Marketing and Communication office (Room 304). 


    Research News


    Financial Aid

    New - The Palmer College scholarship online application process has undergone some updates and is now called AwardSpring. There’s a new link and a new login that uses your email for a username. The process is more streamlined and you’ll be automatically applied for any awards you qualify for that don’t require additional steps, such as recommendation letters or essays.  Click here for instructions. Applications are now being accepted for fall scholarships, so visit https://palmercollegeofchiropractic.awardspring.com/ and REGISTER to create your account and begin the application process.  All students will need to create an AwardSpring account for this initial application term.  The application deadline date for the Fall 2016 scholarships is Aug. 19.  Good luck to all applicants!


    Outside Scholarship Opportunities

    • NBCE Student Scholarship: Applicant must be a full-time D.C., student in good academic standing and have passed all of NBCE Part I.  For complete application details and instructions on all required materials (essay, proof of enrollment and letter from a faculty member) visit www.mynbce.org/scholarships. All materials must be submitted electronically to NBCEstudentscholarship@gmail.com  no later than 12 p.m. Pacific time Aug. 1, 2016.
    • Dr. Ken Luedtke Scholarship: To honor Dr. Ken Luedtke’s legacy of chiropractic advocacy, the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, in conjunction with the Luedtke-Storm-Mackey Chiropractic Clinic (LSM), is establishing a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student who demonstrates both academic achievement and chiropractic advocacy in the community. Applicants must be in 6th trimester or above and have a minimum cumulative 3.1 GPA and either be from Wisconsin or plan to practice in Wisconsin. For an application and details on the award, please visit https://wisconsinchiropractic.site-ym.com/page/drken. The application deadline is Monday, Aug. 15.  
    • Perfect Patients Scholarship: Create an original essay of at least 500 words, but no more than 1,000 words, which explores this question: "What are the most important distinctions between chiropractic care and medical treatment and what challenges or opportunities do they create for chiropractors communicating with new patients?" Submit your completed essay to scholarship@perfectpatients.com by one of the two annual deadlines: Aug. 18 and April 18. For more complete essay requirements, please visit http://www.perfectpatients.com/scholarship/
    • Quitsmokingcommunity.org Scholarship: A $3,000 scholarship is available to students who bring awareness to smoking-related diseases. This is an essay contest and the winning applicants will be determined based on the content, style, and originality of their essays. Application deadlines are July 21 and January 21 of each year. Additional information about this opportunity can be found at https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/scholarship/.
    • Varsity Tutors Scholarship: This opportunity is a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest at http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship.
    • Choice Chiropractic Scholarship for Coloradans: Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time in an accredited chiropractic college or university in good standing and must have been born in Colorado or lived in Colorado for at least two years. Visit https://choicechiropracticboulder.com/about-us/scholarship for complete scholarship details. The deadline to submit applications and essays is Sept. 30.
    • Coupon Chief Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship is available to the student who uploads the best two- to five-minute video to YouTube that details one of two things: How you personally save money as a college student or an amazing extreme coupon haul that you’ve made. For full scholarship eligibility criteria and application details, visit  https://www.couponchief.com/pages/scholarship
    • FormBirds: Visit www.formbirds.com/scholarship for application information. Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and write an essay on the convenience forms offer.
    • 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 deadline for all 2016 applications is 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. 

    Click here for information on other Palmer outside scholarships.


    Employment Opportunities

    New - Student-worker position: “Clinic Insurance Aide”
    The Palmer Chiropractic Clinics are looking to hire a student-worker in the position of “Clinic Insurance Aide.”
     
    The primary duties associated with this federal work-study position include: assisting with preparation of follow-up insurance forms for clinic-doctors to complete in a timely manner; collect, sort, and review insurance route slips for proper billing preparation; collect, complete, sort, and maintain insurance explanation of benefits (EOBs), as directed; complete time-cards in a timely manner, as designated; and perform other related duties, as assigned. The Clinic Insurance Aide must also maintain the highest level of professionalism, as well as confidentiality.
     
    In addition to meeting work-study eligibility requirements, the student-worker assigned to this position must possess some degree of experience with:  modern office practices, procedures and equipment; record-keeping and filing techniques; proper English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary; and basic techniques and operations of word processing.  Work-related duties require sitting and standing for extended periods of time, and the Clinic Insurance Aide must be able to lift 25 - 35 pounds on rare occasions.
     
    The position pays $11/hr., and requires an ability to work up to six hours per week (with some degree of flexibility in the student’s specific work-schedule). The ideal candidate would be a lower-quarter student, to serve in the position until s/he begins their clinic-internship in 9th Quarter.
     
    The start-date is immediate, and no resume is required. This position will be filled on a first-come/first-served basis, and priority will be given to students who guarantee their reliability. If interested (or, for additional information), please contact Michael Hinojosa, Psy.D., Director of Clinic Business, in the Clinic.


    In the Cafeteria

    For a look at the weekly menu for the San Jose Campus Cafeteria


    Club Meetings

    New club information will be posted by Friday, July 29. 


    What's Happening

    Coffee with Drs. Martin, Gran and Carter

    • Monday, Aug. 1, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Monte’s Café
    • All students, faculty and staff are invited
    • Enjoy an informal chat

    Grostic Procedure Technique – Basic Technique Certification Seminar for specific upper cervical hand adjusting. Earn 12 hours CE credit per module:

    • Module 2 - July 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and July 31, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
    • Module 3 - Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Aug. 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

    All classes are in Building 2, Room 2171. For more information visit www.grosticprocedure.com or email Michael Shreeve


    General Information

    A limited number of Daytona Tortugas Baseball tickets are available to students and employees for Sunday home games throughout the 2016 season. If interested, contact Ted Nikolla at ext. 2630. Go to www.daytonatortugas.com for a schedule.

    To all students: Please refrain from moving any furniture at any time either on campus or in the Clinic. Should you have a special furniture need, please contact Brad Kuhns

    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 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/.


    Financial Aid

    New - The Palmer College scholarship online application process has undergone some updates and is now called AwardSpring.  There’s a new link and a new login that uses your email for a username. The process is more streamlined and you’ll be automatically applied for any awards you qualify for that don’t require additional steps, such as recommendation letters or essays.  Click here for instructions. Applications are now being accepted for fall scholarships, so visit https://palmercollegeofchiropractic.awardspring.com/ and REGISTER to create your account and begin the application process.  All students will need to create an AwardSpring account for this initial application term.  The application deadline date for the Fall 2016 scholarships is Aug. 19.  Good luck to all applicants!


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    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!


    Outside Scholarship Opportunities

    New -

    • NBCE Student Scholarship: Applicant must be a full-time D.C., student in good academic standing and have passed all of NBCE Part I.  For complete application details and instructions on all required materials (essay, proof of enrollment and letter from a faculty member) visit www.mynbce.org/scholarships. All materials must be submitted electronically to NBCEstudentscholarship@gmail.com  no later than 12 p.m. Pacific time Aug. 1, 2016.
    • Dr. Ken Luedtke Scholarship: To honor Dr. Ken Luedtke’s legacy of chiropractic advocacy, the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, in conjunction with the Luedtke-Storm-Mackey Chiropractic Clinic (LSM), is establishing a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student who demonstrates both academic achievement and chiropractic advocacy in the community. Applicants must be in 6th trimester or above and have a minimum cumulative 3.1 GPA and either be from Wisconsin or plan to practice in Wisconsin. For an application and details on the award, please visit https://wisconsinchiropractic.site-ym.com/page/drken. The application deadline is Monday,  Aug. 15. 
    • Perfect Patients Scholarship: Create an original essay of at least 500 words, but no more than 1,000 words, which explores this question: "What are the most important distinctions between chiropractic care and medical treatment and what challenges or opportunities do they create for chiropractors communicating with new patients?" Submit your completed essay to scholarship@perfectpatients.com by one of the two annual deadlines: Aug. 18 and April 18. For more complete essay requirements, please visit http://www.perfectpatients.com/scholarship/
    • Quitsmokingcommunity.org Scholarship: A $3,000 scholarship is available to students who bring awareness to smoking-related diseases. This is an essay contest and the winning applicants will be determined based on the content, style, and originality of their essays. Application deadlines are July 21 and January 21 of each year. Additional information about this opportunity can be found at https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/scholarship/.
    • Varsity Tutors Scholarship: This opportunity is a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest at http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship.
    • Choice Chiropractic Scholarship for Coloradans: Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time in an accredited chiropractic college or university in good standing and must have been born in Colorado or lived in Colorado for at least two years. Visit https://choicechiropracticboulder.com/about-us/scholarship for complete scholarship details. The deadline to submit applications and essays is Sept. 30.
    • Coupon Chief Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship is available to the student who uploads the best two- to five-minute video to YouTube that details one of two things: How you personally save money as a college student or an amazing extreme coupon haul that you’ve made. For full scholarship eligibility criteria and application details, visit  https://www.couponchief.com/pages/scholarship
      FormBirds: Visit www.formbirds.com/scholarship for application information. Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and write an essay on the convenience forms offer.
    • 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 deadline for all 2016 applications is 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. 

    Click here for information on other Palmer outside scholarships. 


    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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