What's Happening

New - Cancel your discounted YMCA membership at least 15 days before August billing date
With the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center nearing completion, Palmer’s partnership with the Scott County YMCAs will end July 31. If you’re planning to cancel your YMCA membership, you’ll need to do so at least 15 days prior to your August bank draft. If you don’t, you’ll be billed at the full membership price automatically in August. View the YMCA information sheet for more information.

New - Tuesday, July 25 – Students need to remove locks and items from the lockers located across from P201/P202 by July 25.

Locks will be cut and removed by the Facilities Department on July 26 as these lockers are being removed. After July 26, all contents will be cleaned out and donated or thrown away. Palmer College of Chiropractic will not be responsible for items lost during this process. 

If you have any questions, please call Facilities at (563) 884-5710. 

New - New Pharos printing system offers multiple function
The new Pharos printing system allows you to print, copy and scan documents from four Xerox Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) around campus and via Android app. Learn how to use it here.

Current student Katie says students should attend Davenport Homecoming 2017, Aug. 10-12, because of the great networking, speakers, food and fun! Watch her YouTube video to learn more. Register now for only $50! View the full program -- Read speaker biographies -- See the 2017 exhibitors.

New - Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22 – SICA and Student Council present: ICA International Vertebral Subluxation Summit Live Stream
This event is FREE to all students! Join us in the Student Union from 8:30a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 21 and from 9 a.m. to 5  p.m. on July 22. Come hear some amazing speakers and learn about subluxation-based research and the chiropractic adjustment

Light refreshments provided on Friday by Student Council.

New - Friday, July 21 – The Gonstead Club hosting guest speaker R.L. Pomajzl, D.C. He ‘ll present “The Gonstead Technique and Chiropractic Philosophy” at 9:20 a.m. in L101. Dr. Pomajzl is a 1984 graduate of the Davenport campus, owner of Pomajzl Chiropractic in Grand Island, Neb., and teaches Gonstead seminars around the country.

Friday, July 21 – Deadline to register for new summer hybrid elective: Multidisciplinary Environments (SPEC81375)
This new course prepares students to co-manage patients within multidisciplinary and/or integrative health-care settings. Collaboration, communication and exploration of evidence supporting interventions across disciplines are emphasized. Students will identify effective inter-professional skills, develop care plans, and communicate to influence mutual respect and shared values for patient-centered care. Dr. Nate Hinkeldey (Veteran’s Association Central Iowa Healthcare System), Dr. Barbara Mansholt (Associate Professor, Palmer/Community Healthcare, Inc.), and Dr. H. Michael Olson (Bigfork Valley Hospital, Minnesota) co-lead. 

To insure students are available to complete the online component prior to live weekends (Aug. 5-6 and Sept. 15-16), the registration deadline is July 21. 

For more information, email Dr. Barbara Mansholt

New - Friday, July 21 – NEW Palmer Alert message delivery system, update your contact information
Palmer College has a new system for delivering Palmer Alert emergency messages called Omnilert. Follow the instructions to sign in to the new system and update your information as needed by July 21. Contact the Information Technology Help Desk with questions.

If you aren’t signed up to receive Palmer Alert messages, click on “sign up” at the top of the User Account Login Screen.  

New - Current and upcoming exhibitions at the Figge Art Museum: The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Palmer students, employees and their families receive free admission to the Figge. Bring your Palmer ID.  

Tuesday, July 25 – “Plan Ahead for Boards” FREE EVENT at 6 p.m. in M201. To register, go to www.NBSLiveOnline.com.  

Tuesday, July 25 – Vendor Day in the World of Chiropractic Court (covered hallway next to AHC) from 8:45 to 11 a.m. There will be a drawing for students in attendance for three $50 Bookstore gift cards. 

New - Tuesday, July 25-Thursday, July 27 - Wear your Palmer gear. The Marketing & Communication Department is coordinating a series of photo shoots on the Davenport campus July 25-27. The team will work with a freelance photographer and multiple students, faculty and staff. We ask for your indulgence as we take over parts of some spaces for the photo shoot. Our goal will be to keep the inconvenience to a bare minimum. The photos will be used for our new website and other marketing materials. We encourage you to wear your Palmer gear on those days, if appropriate. Thank you for your assistance with this very important project!

New - Monday, July 31 – Business Module. “Insurance Coding” will be presented by John Davila, D.C. You will learn how to use treatment plans to manage chronic cases and how to determine medical necessity.

Join us from 4-8 p.m. in the Business Center classroom. Dinner provided with advanced RSVP using the Palmer CareerNetwork

Wednesday, Aug. 9 – DoD/VA Student Rotation Program. Hear what it’s like to do a student rotation at a VA Hospital. VA doctors and students currently in the program will talk about their experiences!

Join us from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Palmer Center for Business Development classroom. Seating is limited to those who sign up in advance. RSVP using the Palmer CareerNetwork

No parking in KWQC-TV parking lots; violators will be towed
KWQC-TV will tow all non-employee vehicles parked in their employee parking lots. Vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.


General Information

New - Palmer is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is prohibited in and on all campus buildings and grounds, sidewalks, parking/vacant lots surrounding the College. Smoking is also prohibited inside vehicles parked on College property or in vehicles owned by Palmer College. 

New - Find the right student club(s) for you. It’s a great way to meet fellow students with the same interests.  

Challenge Your Clinical Beliefs 
Get practical advice from Palmer Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., on “Taking an Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care” and try her four-step blog challenge! You’ll find it on www.ACAtoday/blogs.

ID badge reminder: Wear them at all times on campus
Please put your ID badge on before you arrive on campus or as soon as you do, and be sure to wear your badge at all times on campus. Remember that badges need to be visible on the front of the body above the waist. Also, please DO NOT open a locked door or hold it open for anyone without a badge unless you know they’re a student or employee. Security officers have begun challenging anyone not wearing a badge on campus. Finally, be sure any campus visitors know to check in at the AHC Welcome Center desk upon arrival. 

All visitors to Palmer College of Chiropractic are asked to check in at the Welcome Center (adjacent to the Visitor Parking Lot) to receive a visitor badge. We ask that you wear it at all times while on campus. Once you have your badge, you’ll either be escorted or directed to your destination. The Welcome Center is located at No. 1 on the campus map. If you need assistance, please call Campus Security at (563) 884-5555.


Research News

New - Breaking news! Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research and University of Kentucky receive three-year grant.
 
This NIH-funded project will explore how flexion-distraction may relieve pain. It also includes a student-research training component for D.C. students. They will have the opportunity to work with scientists to get hands-on laboratory experience. 


Financial Aid

 

     


    Outside Scholarship Opportunities

    NBCE Scholarship – If you have passed all of Part I Boards you can apply for the NBCE's annual scholarship. Application deadline is Aug. 1, noon Pacific Time. 

    • 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.
    • 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

    Life Sciences has a work-study opening for a dissector in Gross Anatomy I. Applicants must either be currently enrolled or have successfully completed the course. The pay rate is $11 an hour. Interested applicants should email Craig Mekow or call him at (563) 884-5693. 

    Work-study position available for an intramural coordinator. The position involves working evening hours and overseeing intramural sport events. For more information, email Ron O’Brien or call him at (563) 884 5856. 

    Are you looking for a work-study position? Campus recreation is looking for intramural officials for the upcoming trimester. To be considered for a position, email Ron O’Brien to set up an interview. 

    The Clinic has the following paid work-study positions open:

    • Email Communication Manager:
      1. Works in a team to create weekly email communication (less than 400 words) using Constant Contact (no previous experience required)
      2. Excellent opportunity to learn about an effective marketing tool for future practice
      3. 4-5 hours per week
    • Clinic Nutrition Team:
      1. Works in a team to create clinic nutrition content for Palmer Clinics Facebook and YouTube pages for enhanced patient education
      2. 4-5 hours per week
    • Clinic Facebook Team:
      1. Works in a team to create Palmer Clinic Facebook content 
      2. Excellent opportunity to learn about an evidence-based approach to an effective marketing tool for future practice
      3. 4-5 hours per week

    To be considered for a position, interested applicants should submit their resume by email to Dr. Julie Johnson or call her at (563) 884-5628 to set up an interview. The pay rate is $11 an hour. 

    Deena Furnal-Spruce, administrative assistant for Clinic Affairs, has openings for work-studies in Clinical Academics. 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 six 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 David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library has a work-study opening for a public services student assistant. Duties include performing basic circulation functions: checking items in/out, shelving, shelf-reading, answering phones, helping users locate items, recording stats, maintaining supplies and other duties as assigned. The position would average five hours per week. The pay rate is $9 an hour. Interested applicants should email Carrie Meeker

    PASS Program study leaders: Gross 2 Lab and Spinal Lab: 

    • All positions require 3.5 cumulative GPA and a 4.0 GPA in the course you wish to tutor

    Contact Kylie Kuffler in West Hall 128 b for more information.


    Palmer Café


    Club Meetings

    Activator Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Caitlynn GrafAdjusting Ninjas Club, Wednesdays and Fridays, 6 a.m. in L201. Contact Nicole Zipay.
    Animal Chiropractic Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Contact Bailey Aldridge.
    Art of the Specific Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W215. Contact Jonathan Echeverri. 
    Atlas Orthogonal Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W210. Contact Philip Spradley
    Blair Cervical Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W215. Contact Jordan Jensen.
    Board Game Club, Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the Palmer Cafe. Contact Jesse Kimball
    Campus Guides, Aug. 8, Sept. 12 and Oct.10 at 6:45 a.m. in the Welcome Center Conference Room. Contact Jena Stewart.
    CCA Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W304. Contact Samuel McGinnis.
    Chiropractic Philosophy Club, Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in W305. Contact Adam Hayden.
    CRU Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W305. Contact Katelyn McFarland and Neil Debuhr.Extremity Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in M201. Contact Robert Goetz
    Gonstead Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L101; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:05 p.m. in W116. Contact Austan Pomajzl.
    LDSSA Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in VIP Conference Room, 4th floor of Campus Center. Contact Jared Brown.
    McKenzie Method Chiropractic Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W216. Contact Franklin Benik
    Motion Palpation Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W120 and Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. in W120. Contact Gary Cervone.
    NUCCA Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W212. Contact Joshua Clampitt.
    Pediatrics Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W210 and CHC AL01. Contact Danielle Ayres
    PSAF Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in VIP Conference Room, 4th floor of Campus Center. Contact Hannah Jones.
    QSM3 Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W309. Contact Josh Durand.
    SACA Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P202. Contact Bianca Catalone.
    SOT Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W216. Contact Peter Devries.
    Sport Chiropractic Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W214. Contact Joel Nickel.
    Torque Release Technique Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Chelsea Brunner


    What's Happening

    New - Tickets on sale (to July 14) for PalmerPalooza "Casino Night" on Friday, July 21
    Come enjoy a sure-bet for a Friday night of fun at PalmerPalooza 2017 "Casino Night" on Friday, July 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Cafeteria. You can buy your Casino Night tickets during lunch hours in the south hallway -- for the price of just $5! Your Casino Night package includes: food, beverages, photo-booth, and your first set of casino chips! Enjoy playing a variety of casino-style games -- and at the end of the evening, enter the drawings for some great prizes! The last day to purchase Casino Night tickets is Friday, July 14! Casino Night tickets will not be sold at the door, so don't delay, and make sure to buy your tickets in advance! For additional information about Casino Night 2017, see Jennifer Nathan in Student Services.

    New -  First ASG Summer Qtr. meeting on July 26 includes "Administrative Update"
    The West campus Associated Student Government (ASG) will conduct its first meeting of the Summer Quarter on Wednesday, July 26, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 117. The first meeting of each quarter includes the "Administrative Update," featuring reports from Dr. Meeker and the Deans on news and developments regarding the College, the academic program, and the clinics. For additional information, contact Sarah D’Atri, ASG president.

    New - PCBD seminar “Insurance Coding”: Wednesday, July 26
    The Palmer Center for Business Development (PCBD) presents the next West campus business module, “Insurance Coding,” featuring guest-presenter John Davila, D.C., on Wednesday, July 26, 4:30-8:30 p.m., in room 115.

    For many chiropractic clinics, collection for treatment is dependent on insurance reimbursement. Proper coding on insurance forms is essential. Module-topics will include how to offer proper discounts and how to operate as a cash practice. You will learn how to use treatment plans to manage chronic cases and how to determine medical necessity. Having these tools close at hand will help your clinic thrive.

    After 13 years in practice, Dr. Davila, a ’94 Palmer Davenport alumnus, has been training doctors and staff on the topics of federal- and state-level insurance-compliance since 2000. In 2011, Dr. Davila launched Custom ChiroSolutions, a business offering chiropractors individualized service and training on subjects in which he is regarded as one of profession’s expert instructors.

    This program is offered free of charge to all students, who can register via the Palmer Career Network. Complimentary dinner included with advance registrations!

    Make sure to attend this informative program: Know ahead of time how to build a compliant care plan – and you’ll be poised for success!

    Faculty and staff (as well as Palmer alumni) are also welcome to attend, and can sign up with Jennifer Nathan in Student Services, ext. 6020.

    New - Have you downloaded the new West campus app?
    The new West campus app (available for free download from Apple iTunes or Google Play), provides students, faculty and staff with a convenient way to connect and keep well-informed about events and information of interest to the West campus community. Designed to increase student engagement and involvement, the app allows anyone with a “palmer.edu” email address to access campus resources from their smart phone, communicate on a campus newsfeed, chat with friends, join clubs and groups, check in at events and give feedback, receive announcements and emergency alerts, and much more! It’s like having the campus in the palm of your hand! To begin using this exciting and valuable communications resource, you must register and download the app (compatible with Apple and Android products): http://palmerwest.campusapp.com/

    Challenge Your Clinical Beliefs 
    Get practical advice from  Palmer Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., on “Taking an Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care” and try her four-step blog challenge! You’ll find it on www.ACAtoday/blogs.


    General Information

    West campus partnering-program with local apartments can help reduce your monthly rent!
    Palmer’s West campus is partnering with nearby apartment communities (Crescent Village, NorthPark, and RiverView) to offer students a unique housing opportunity in a limited number of units at each community, which includes: Competitive rates (compared to renting on your own)! … Fully-furnished luxury-apartments! … Two-bedroom units (with two student-residents per room)  … One monthly rate – including utilities, cable and internet! … and … One-year lease terms – start any quarter! To learn more about the West campus’ partnering program, e-mail studentservices.ca@palmer.edu, or contact Michael Crump, West campus director of Student Services, at (408) 944-6122. 

    You can also “stay in touch” via Palmer's San Jose campus page on Facebook!

      If you have a message you’d like posted on the campus monitors, please send your information to Chuck Bustillos in the Marketing and Communication office (Room 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

      Breaking news! Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research and University of Kentucky receive three-year grant.
       
      This NIH-funded project will explore how flexion-distraction may relieve pain. It also includes a student-research training component for D.C. students. They will have the opportunity to work with scientists to get hands-on laboratory experience. 


      Financial Aid

      New - Summer Quarter FIN FIT activities at West campus!

      The Financial Planning office at Palmer College is committed to helping students become “Financially Fit.”

      To assist with achieving this goal, Palmer offers students the opportunity to participate in the “Financially Fit Program,” which presents specific training plans that are focused on reaching different financial goals for each year of their Palmer experience. The plans are tailored to feature the financial-aid information that is necessary for students to become actively involved in making healthy decisions about their educational financial needs.

      Here are details regarding FIN FIT activities planned for Summer Quarter ’17!

      FIN FIT “Scavenger Hunt” (July 12-19)!

      Summer Quarter ‘17 “Financially Fit” activities at the West campus kick-off with the FIN FIT “Scavenger Hunt,” which takes place July 12-19!

      Students will have one week to complete the “scavenger hunt” – which requires completing the various tasks on the “FIT Hunt” form (available from the Financial Planning office, or, by downloading from the West campus section of “Student Announcements” on the Palmer web page).

      To earn points toward the Summer ’17 prizes (which range from $1,000 to a half-quarter tuition scholarship), students must turn in their “FIT Hunt” form to the West campus Financial Planning office by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19.

      If you plan to attend any of the FIN FIT training sessions on July 20 or 21, to earn bonus-points,” you may turn in your FIN Hunt form at the conclusion of the final session that you attend.

      Summer ’17 “Financially Fit” training sessions: July 19-21

      Students who participate in the Summer Qtr. ’17 FIN FIT program should also plan to attend the training-sessions for their specific year.

      By attending their designated training session, students can earn up to five bonus-points toward their FIN FIT scholarships. (Note: Participating FIN FIT students are welcome to attend any of the sessions in which you’re interested, or fit with your schedule).

      Summer ’17 FIN FIT training sessions are scheduled as follows:

      • Year One: “Personal Training/Jogging Your Memory” -- Thursday, July 20, at 3 p.m. in Room 115
      • Year Two: “Strength Training/Stretching Your Dollar” -- Wednesday, July 19, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 115
      • Year Three: “Endurance Training/Loan Intervals” -- Friday, July 21, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 115
      • General/International Student Session -- Friday, July 21, at 10 a.m. in Room 115.

      For additional information regarding Summer ’17 Financially Fit activities at the West campus, please contact Jenny Lenehan in the Financial Planning office (on the Davenport campus) at (563) 884-5217.

      And for those of you who are participating in the Summer ’17 FIN FIT “scavenger hunt” …
                      Roses are red,
                      Violets are blue,
                      If I need to discuss my Financial Aid,
                      I come to see you!

                     Name that Financial Planning Manager___________.

      Financial Aid Delay – Fall 2017
      The Office of Financial Planning is issuing this statement to notify student loan borrowers of a delay to their financial aid disbursement in the Fall term of 2017.

      Due to a federally mandated origination fee change taking place Oct. 1, Palmer’s Office of Financial Planning is unable to 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, Oct. 9-13, rather than current practice of getting those funds the first day of class. 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

      NBCE Scholarship – If you have passed all of Part I Boards you can apply for the NBCE's annual scholarship. Application deadline is Aug. 1, noon Pacific Time.

      • 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


      In the Cafeteria

      Check out this week's Cafeteria menu
      The West campus Cafeteria web-site provides a convenient way to see what the Cafeteria is serving each week. Click here for this week's menu. For additional information regarding Cafeteria services, see Keith Gonzalez, San Jose campus Cafeteria chef/manager.


      Club Meetings


      What's Happening

      New - Quarterly Club Expo is this Friday, July 21, at 9:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Standard Process Student Center. All clubs will be present and ready to answer any questions. There will also be a prize drawing, so don’t miss this event!

      New - Blood Drive will be held Thursday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bus will be located behind Building 2.

      New - SPIZZ Night will be held Friday, July 28, starting at 5 p.m. in the Standard Process Student Center. 

      New - Evidence in Action and Research Presentation by Dr. Christine Goertz 
      Come listen to Dr. Goertz’s presentation on Monday, July 31, from 9:30-11:20 a.m. in the Standard Process Auditorium, 2nd floor, bldg. 3. There will be faculty poster presentations following her presentation. 

      Raffle prizes, light breakfast and a limited number of flash drives containing research articles by Palmer Florida faculty will be available. Classes will resume at 11:30 a.m. as scheduled.

      New - Have Coffee with Drs. Martin, Gran and Carter
      All students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy coffee and donuts and have an informal chat on Monday, Aug. 7, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Monte’s Café.

      Palmer Main Clinic Rehab Center Project

      Renovations to the main clinic began on Friday, June 16. The anticipated completion date is October 16. Please be aware of the following safety precautions.

      Areas to Avoid: 

      • Front entry of building
      • Drive area in front and to the south (right) of building
      • Front lobby area
      • Auditorium/chapel  

       Disruptions:

      • There will be construction noise.
      • There will be planned/scheduled power shut-downs.
      • There could be some hallway areas closed temporarily due to new doors being installed.
      • There is a possibility of some minor odors.
      • The kitchen area will be closed periodically during the project.  

      Temporary Rooms:

      • Room 409 will be used as a computer lab.  

      Entrance/Doors:

      • Of the three main entrances to the clinic, only the door closest to the reception desk (northwest) will be open as an entrance. All of the doors will still function as an exit.

      All students who haven't done so already are required to get their student ID cards. The ID cards serve two purposes: 1) Safety – to quickly identify the wearer as part of the Palmer community and  2) Security – the cards will soon be used to provide key-card access to Palmer buildings.

      Students can get ID cards by contacting Student Services. The card-issuing process takes about five minutes from photo to finished product. All students need to have ID cards and are required to wear them at all times. This is part of new campus safety and security measures. 


      General Information

      Challenge Your Clinical Beliefs 
      Get practical advice from Palmer Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., on “Taking an Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care” and try her four-step blog challenge! You’ll find it on www.ACAtoday/blogs.

      Download the Florida campus mobile app
      Students asked for it and now it’s here! Download the Palmer Florida campus mobile app through your app store or at www.palmerflorida.campusapp.com. Designed to increase student engagement and involvement, the app allows students to access campus resources from their smart phone, communicate on a campus newsfeed, chat with friends, join clubs and groups, check in at events and give feedback, receive announcements and emergency alerts and much more. All members of the Florida campus are encouraged to download, create a profile and start engaging!  

      Jacksonville Jaguars Palmer College ticket offer
      As a Palmer College student  you can receive special ticket pricing for all 2017 Jaguar home games. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets. 


      Financial Aid

      Financial Aid Delay – Fall 2017
      The Office of Financial Planning is issuing this statement to notify student loan borrowers of a delay to their financial aid disbursement in the Fall term of 2017.

      Due to a federally mandated origination fee change taking place Oct. 1, Palmer’s Office of Financial Planning is unable to 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, Oct. 9-13, rather than current practice of getting those funds the first day of class. 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.

      NBCE Scholarship – If you have passed all of Part I Boards you can apply for the NBCE's annual scholarship. Application deadline is Aug. 1, noon Pacific Time. 


      Employment Opportunities


      Research News

      Breaking news! Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research and University of Kentucky receive three-year grant.

       This NIH-funded project will explore how flexion-distraction may relieve pain. It also includes a student-research training component for D.C. students. They will have the opportunity to work with scientists to get hands-on laboratory experience. 


      Outside Scholarship Opportunities

      NBCE Scholarship – If you have passed all of Part I Boards you can apply for the NBCE's scholarship. Application deadline is Aug. 1, noon Pacific Time. 

      • 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.


      Club Meetings

      New club information will be posted by July 27, 2017. 

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