What's Happening

New - Week of Aug. 22 – Odds and Ends Sale in the Bookstore 

  • Wednesday, Aug. 24-Thursday, Aug. 25: 40 percent off select item
  • Friday, Aug. 26: 50 percent off select items, plus an extra 30 percent off items already on sale rack 

New - Give a Pint – Get a Pint! Friday, Aug. 26, the Student Council will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Student Union. Blood inventories are low, help locally and high need areas in Louisiana! All donors will receive a free pint of Whitey’s ice cream and a silicone phone case. They will also be entered in a drawing for free gas card and car give-a-way in October. To donate, please email Trevor McArthur

New - Friday, Aug. 26, PCBD Vendor Showcase. "The Power of Essential Oils in Health" will be presented by Mark Werking, D.C., Werking Wellness Center, in the Business Center classroom from 9:20 to 10:05 a.m. He'll talk about essential oils, and give a brief review of the research on the products and the different grades and usage protocols.

The door prize is a Family Essential kit ($150 value); you must be present to win. No RSVP is needed. Breakfast will be sponsored by Werking Wellness Center. 

Friday, Aug. 26 – FREE River Bandits tickets for Friday's game against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Student Services has 125 tickets, limit one per student. Come on out and join the Palmer Section. Tickets are available on the third floor of the Campus Center. 

New - Student International Chiropractic Association (SICA) invites all students to their Summer 2016 Business Lecture on Saturday, Aug. 27, 5-7 p.m. in P206 with Drs. David Steinberg and Ian Shtulman. Ian Shtulman, D.C., will present on developing the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic while in school to springboard into practice. David Steinberg, D.C., will share specific communication concepts and terminology he used to build a high-volume, family-oriented practice. Free pizza and prizes. You will not want to miss the bonus Q & A portion. Attend to get more free stuff!

Monday, Aug. 29, and Wednesday, Aug. 31 – The Palmer Philanthropy Club, OP3 and PSAF will be hosting a school supply drive for Madison Elementary School from 9 a.m. to noon in the skywalk. Please come and pick up a notecard with two-three school supplies listed to donate to kids in great need! Donations will be tallied up in search of the most involved and philanthropic tri. Donations are due by Sept. 5 and may be dropped off in Student Services, third floor of Campus Center. For more information, please contact Rebecca Warnecke.

New - Monday, Aug. 29 – PCBD Business Module. Scott Schilling presents “Turning Your Passion into Influence” from 4 to 8 p.m. What’s your passion: chiropractic care, wellness, pediatrics or sports performance? Discover the most effective way to communicate your passion so that it turns prospects into patients.

RSVP required. Reserve your seat by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Dinner provided with advanced RSVP using the Palmer CareerNetwork. Room location will be announced on Friday, Aug. 26.

New - Tuesday, Aug. 30 – PCBD Brunch & Learn. Barbara Mansholt, D.C., will present “Patient Care Tactics” and share methods of communication that will increase the patient’s involvement in their case. Learn how to create a relationship with your patients that will build trust. This event will begin at 9:20 a.m. in the Business Center classroom. No RSVP is required; light refreshments will be provided.

Intramural flag football starts Wednesday, Aug. 31. Games starts at 6 p.m. and are played at Centennial Park in downtown Davenport. There will be seven-person men's teams and five-person women's teams. A $40 forfeit fee (cash) is due at registration. This is one league limited to the first 12 teams. Sign up in Student Services by Aug. 25.

New - Friday, Sept. 2 – Deadline to remove locks and items from lockers on the 2nd floor of the Classroom Building. These lockers will be removed to prepare for the construction of the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center skywalk. Locks will be cut and removed by the Facilities Department on Sept. 3. If you’re unable to remove the lock and contents from your locker by Sept. 2, the contents will be kept in the Student Services Dept. for you to pick up until Sept. 16. After Sept. 16, the contents will be donated to Goodwill.

New - Saturday, Sept. 10 – Student International Chiropractic Association (SICA) will host Rob Sinnott. D.C., as he presents “Current Research Meets Chiropractic Philosophy!”  He will review data from over 1,000 studies to bolster students' understanding of Palmer’s chiropractic philosophy to enable their greater clinical success. Dr. Sinnott is a noted speaker in the areas of chiropractic philosophy, neurology and clinical practice and has authored several works in these areas. He's a 1989 graduate of Palmer's Davenport campus. This event will be in W216 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a light lunch offered during the break.  

New - Friday, Sept. 16-Sunday, Sept. 18 – Wisconsin Chiropractic Association Convention, all students are invited. Student members are being offered a free class at the convention. Please note the convention is the same weekend as National Boards. For more information email Ellen Bassler or call her at (563) 884 5606.  

New - Friday, Sept. 30 – Palmer Purple 2-Mile walk. At the 9:20 a.m. break, walkers will depart from Palmer Welcome Center lawn (east side of Brady Street near Visitor's Lot) and walk to the VanderVeer Rose Garden and back. This event is a class project of the 4th trimester Palmer College Public Health Class. For more information, email Lisa Killinger, D.C., or call her at (563) 884-5902. 


General Information

Registration is open to all students for the Rosetta Stone Language Learning Program. You may register in Student Services, 3rd floor of the Campus Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. An $80 refundable deposit is required. There are a limited number of spots available; register today.

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.


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

    • 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.
    • 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 - Deena Furnal-Spruce, Administrative Assistant for the Clinics, has openings for clerical work-studies. The positions include a significant amount of filing, alphabetizing and sorting. Attention to detail is critical as is the ability to work without supervision. The applicant should be in 6th trimester or above and have a thorough understanding and commitment to FERPA and HIPAA privacy policies. Clear and legible handwriting is important. The positions require approximately two to five hours per week, and the hourly rate is $9.

    If you are interested in this position, please email Deena Furnal-Spruce or call her at (563) 884-5810. The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 26.

    Palmer Clinics Constant Contact Developer work-study position open:

    • Creates weekly electronic communications (less than 400 words) using Constant Contact software (no previous experience required
    • Creates monthly newsletter (more than 400 words)
    • Great position to learn more about effective marketing for your future practice
    • Three to five hours per week; $11 per hour
    • Email Dr. Julie Johnson

    Radiology Constant Contact Developer work-study position available:

    • Creates weekly electronic communications (less than 400 words) using Constant Contact software (no previous experience required
    • Creates monthly newsletter (more than 400 words
    • Fantastic opportunity to see interesting radiology cases and grow your electronic-marketing skills
    • Three to five hours per week; $11 per hour
    • Contact Dr. Julie Johnson

    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 P205. 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's Chiropractic Philosophy Club meets on Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in P206. Contact Joshua Que.
    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
    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

    Contacts for Registrar/Student Services information during August 2016
    During the month of August 2016, students requiring assistance from the Registrar’s Office or the Student Services department should please note the following:

    • Now through Aug. 25, Melody Dittmer (at the Davenport campus) will be assisting the West campus with Registrar and registration-related questions. Students can contact Ms. Dittmer via email (melody.dittmer@palmer.edu) or by phone (563-884-5685)

    If you have any Student Services or Registrar-related questions or requests that require additional assistance, please contact Duane Rohrbacher, Ph.D., director of Student Services or call at (408) 944-6122.


    General Information

    Important voter-registration information for Nov. 8 General Election
    The Department of Education requires Palmer College of Chiropractic to distribute voter registration information to each student. In the State of California, your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than Oct. 24 in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election. You may access the online voter registration for the State of California at: http://registertovote.ca.gov/.

    Please visit the California Secretary of State website for more information.

    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.

    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

    Financial Aid Delay – Fall 2016
    The Office of Financial Planning is issuing this statement to remind student loan borrowers of a delay to their financial aid disbursement in the Fall term of 2016. 

    Due to a federally mandated origination fee change taking place October 1, Palmer’s Office of Financial Planning cannot originate and/or disburse aid in its usual timeframe. This impacts all institutions across the country, and is outside of Palmer’s control.

    Students should expect to receive their federal financial aid funds the second week of class, October 10-14, rather than current practice of getting those funds the first day of the term.  Please note there will be no penalties for non-payment of institutional charges during this delay. However, it is very important that students budget appropriately to cover living expenses during this time.

    Please contact the Office of Financial Planning with any questions or concerns. 


    Outside Scholarship Opportunities

    • 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.
    • 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

    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


    What's Happening

    New - Register for the FCA Fall Convention and Expo in Orlando, Aug. 26-28. Convention registration is free to students who are FCA members. FCA membership is free to all students. Sign up as a member today at www.FCAchiro.org.


    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.


    Financial Aid

     Financial Aid Delay – Fall 2016
    The Office of Financial Planning is issuing this statement to remind student loan borrowers of a delay to their financial aid disbursement in the Fall term of 2016.

    Due to a federally mandated origination fee change taking place October 1, Palmer’s Office of Financial Planning cannot originate and/or disburse aid in its usual timeframe. This impacts all institutions across the country, and is outside of Palmer’s control.

    tudents should expect to receive their federal financial aid funds the second week of class, October 10-14, rather than current practice of getting those funds the first day of the term.  Please note there will be no penalties for non-payment of institutional charges during this delay. However, it is very important that students budget appropriately to cover living expenses during this time.

    Please contact the Office of Financial Planning with any questions or concerns.


    Employment Opportunities


    Research News


    Outside Scholarship Opportunities

    • 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.
    • 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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