What's Happening

Academic Impressions has updated its website and log-in process
Having trouble lately logging into the Palmer membership area of Academic Impressions to view training materials? The company recently updated its website and log-in process. They’ve provided a flier with detailed instructions on logging in using the new website format. 

Join SACA at the 2018 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is Feb. 18-March 3, 2018. People who have a passion for advancing chiropractic and learning from individuals at the top of our profession are encouraged to contact us for more information. The conference consists of lobbying on Capitol Hill, seminars, research presentations and some of the best networking opportunities around! If interested please email Austin Webster or Bianca Catalano

New - Check out videos of Palmer Trustee Dr. Donna Craft presentation and Davenport Veterans Day recognition event
In case you couldn't attend the recent events, take a look at the videos: 

  • Palmer College Trustee Dr. Donna Craft presents “Just Say YES To Opportunities” in the inaugural Women of Wisdom lecture sponsored by the Palmer Women’s Institute: https://youtu.be/k7atzgcrlAc
  • Davenport Campus 2017 Veterans Day Recognition Event: https://youtu.be/o_AhlF-GN5s

Palmer in the News
Recent articles by and about people in the Palmer community:

  • Faculty Clinician and Professor Cherie Marriott, D.C., D.I.C.C.P., on “Keeping Your Child’s Spine Healthy” in the Nov. 13 issue of the Quad-City Times.
  • Denny Stierwalt, D.C., was featured in a moving tribute to his service in the U.S. and Korea during the Vietnam War in the Nov. 11 issue of the Quad-City Times. Dr. Stierwalt is a 1966 Palmer graduate, former Davenport campus faculty member and retired chiropractor living in Bettendorf, Iowa. 

Sign up now 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.

Sweatshirt swap going on now through the end of November in the Bookstore
Bring in a gently used sweatshirt or jacket and receive a coupon for 40 percent off a new one. The used sweatshirts and jackets received will be donated to the Humility of Mary Shelter. 

New - Thursday, Nov. 23-Friday, Nov. 24 – All Palmer campuses and clinics will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center Thanksgiving holiday schedule:

  • Thursday, Nov. 23 – Closed 
  • Friday, Nov. 24 – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Nov. 25 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   
  • Sunday, Nov. 26 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Monday, Nov. 27 – Regular hours resume

Monday, Nov. 27 – Delta Delta Pi is hosting Jim Chester. He'll share his expertise in the field of modern-day marketing for chiropractors. This is a free event from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Delta Delta Pi house, 724 Pershing Avenue in Davenport. 

Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Brunch and Learn. Mike Olson, D.C., (live via Skype) will present “Chiropractic’s Role in Integrative Care” at 9:20 a.m. in the Business Center classroom. Dr. Olson is a staff doctor at Bigfork Valley Hospital in Minnesota. As a primary spine care specialist he collaborates with other medical staff. He'll bring insight from this emerging field. 

Light refreshments will be provided; no RSVP is needed. 

New - Tuesday, Nov. 28-Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Sports Chiropractic Club welcomes Casey Crisp, D.C., and Eric Moll, D.C., of Airrosti Rehab Centers to campus. This two-night event will focus on how a functional and evidence-based exam will build your confidence working with patients and other providers. Wednesday night will focus on low back and Thursday will focus on hip and knee. Join us both nights in P206 from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is free to all students and guests. 

Dr. Crisp is a 1997 graduate of the Davenport campus and former faculty member. Dr. Moll is a 2007 Logan University graduate. 

Nov. 28 - Dec. 1 – Join in Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention Week activities and win great prizes! 
Learn about sexual misconduct and its prevention during Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention Week activities starting Nov. 28. There will be amazing raffle prizes, including a T-1000 Portable Table, Spine-Flex Basic and BP/Stethoscope Set. You'll get one raffle ticket for each activity you attend, so attend all three and you'll get three chances to win! See the event schedule for details.

Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention Week at Palmer is sponsored by the Office of Compliance, Campus Security and Delta Delta Pi professional co-ed chiropractic fraternity. Special thanks to the Bookstore and Aramark for supporting this initiative. 

    If you’d like to help with these events or participate as a “Jeopardy” contestant, email Kylie Kuffler for call her at (563) 884-5408.

    New - Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Business Module. “Hiring and Managing Staff” will be presented by Palmer's Executive Director of Alumni Mickey Burt, D.C., from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Business Center classroom. This event will explore hiring the right talent for the right position, staff training and scripting communications between staff and patients. 

    Dinner will be provided with advanced RSVP using the Palmer CareerNetwork.

    New - Palmer Alert test scheduled for Dec. 1
    There will be a test of the Palmer Alert emergency notification system on Friday, Dec. 1 at approximately 9:30 a.m. If you've changed your primary contact numbers since matriculation to Palmer, or if you don't receive the Palmer Alert test on December 1, please update your contact information by completing the Palmer Alert form on the Palmer website at http://www.palmer.edu/students/resources-offices/palmer-alert/ and submit this form to the Registrar’s Office. 

    Friday, Dec. 1 – Palmer College student holiday party. Student Services invites you and your spouse or guest to the student holiday party at the Hotel Blackhawk from 8 p.m. to midnight. Come dance to the music of Chicago-based band, Final Say. Free hors d’oeuvres. This is a semi-formal event. Please bring your Palmer ID for admission.

    Coat racks will be available, but there will be no coat check. Please take responsibility for your own belongings. 

    Student clubs list. Joining a club is a great way to meet fellow students with the same interests.

    Get your fitness on!
    Group fitness classes are now being held in the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center. Classes are free, and no sign-up is required.

    Attend a Zumba fitness class in the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center, west group fitness room: 

    • Tuesdays with Jennifer at noon
    • Wednesdays with Sethe at 4 p.m.
    • Fridays with Sethe at 2 p.m.

    Check out the men’s and women’s fall rugby schedules. Come out and support Palmer rugby.

    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.  


    General Information

    New - Why Dr. Warnecke chose a career in chiropractic
    https://youtu.be/NXMGY_G6mXI 
    Rebecca Warnecke, D.C., says chiropractic is a health-care profession with purpose, where patients fall in love with you because of the way you change their lives for the better. Chiropractic offers many different career avenues in addition to private practice, like research, pediatrics, orthopedics, sports, or neurology, just to name a few.

    Sign up and customize your Merit page!
    Palmer College is using a service called Merit to recognize student achievements. The Merit welcome letter has been emailed to students on all three Palmer campuses. It explains sign-up and how to customize your own Merit page. The 2017 Spring Dean's List news releases have been sent, so you can share with family and friends on social medical. 

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


    Research News

    Recruiting students now!
    You could help the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research perform research for a National Institutes of Health-funded grant with its principal investigator, Stephen Onifer, Ph.D., as your mentor. This basic science project is investigating spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), specifically the underlying factors of pain relief following SMT. 

    Interested? Email Katie Hoyt or call her at (563) 884-5198. 

    Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research welcomes Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to Inter-Institutional Network for Chiropractic Research
    The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research announces the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has joined the Inter-Institutional Network for Chiropractic Research. The Network is a five-year multidisciplinary effort designed to facilitate chiropractic research across multiple institutions and disciplines.

    The Network is a collaborative effort between the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Yale Center for Medical Informatics and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The first action step will be to convene a steering committee of renowned experts to develop a chiropractic research agenda and establish teams of interdisciplinary researchers. These scientists will conduct projects aimed at improving the quality of chiropractic patient care. They also will collaborate on future grant applications to funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health. Read more

    NIH commits $7 million to Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research to study chiropractic care for Veterans
    Scientists at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), along with partner organizations, received a $1.46 million award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award funds a two-year research planning project to address the short-term pain and functional outcomes associated with different numbers of chiropractic visits, and the long-term effectiveness of chiropractic care delivered at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) clinics. 

    If the NIH determines initial project goals are met after the two-year planning phase and pending available funds, the project and funding will extend over an additional four years totaling approximately $7 million, making this the largest award ever granted by the NIH to a chiropractic institution. Read more.  


    Financial Aid

    New - What floor is the Financial Planning Office located on? 

    New - Monday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Dec. 1 – FIN FIT Week. The Fall FIN FIT Week activity is a scavenger hunt that must be completed and turned in to the Financial Planning Office before the conclusion of the FIN FIT Sessions on December 8 to earn points. For more information contact Jenny Lenehan in the Financial Planning Office. 

    New - Monday, December 4 - Friday, December 8 – Financially FIT Sessions. Do you want to be entered into scholarships drawings? Participate in the Financially FIT program with the Financial Planning Office by attending a FIN FIT Session to earn five FIT points, which qualifies you to be entered into a $1,000 scholarship drawing. Participate in FIN FIT week and perform other financially healthy tasks to earn more FIN FIT points and potentially be entered into a quarter-tuition or even a half-tuition scholarship drawing this trimester. Stop by the Financial Planning Office for more details.  

    Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2018 AwardSpring scholarships. Sign in or REGISTER to create your account to begin the application process. The application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions. 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.
    • 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 - Life Sciences and Foundations has a work-study position open for Gross Anatomy and CNS Lab cleaning. Applicant must be a D.C. student in 3rd trimester or above. The position requires three to four hours a week. The pay rate is $9. Interested applicants should email Dr. Michelle Drover.

    New - Deena Furnal-Spruce, administrative assistant for clinic affairs, has multiple openings for work-studies in the Clinics. The positions include reviewing electronic health records and scribing for faculty, as well as occasional sorting and filing of records. Attention to detail is critical as is the ability to work without direct supervision. The applicants must have a thorough understanding and commitment to FERPA and HIPAA privacy policies. Clear and legible handwriting is important. The positions require approximately four to 12 hours per week, and the hourly rate is $15. 

    If you're interested in this opportunity, please email Deena Furnal-Spruce. The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 15. 

    Life Sciences has an opening for a Anatomy lab monitor. Interested applicants are required to have finished all courses in first and second trimesters with at least a B in their Anatomy classes. The pay rate is $11 per hour. Email Karen Anthony or call her at (563) 884-5785. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 3, by 4 p.m. 

    The Marketing & Communication Department is looking for work-study photographers.   

    Interested applicants should email Tim Richardson.

    Continuing Education and Events has an immediate work-study opening for a weekend monitor. Interested applicants must have good customer service skills, be available for most weekends when on-campus seminars are scheduled and be punctual. The pay rate is $11 per hour. Applicants should email Heather Starr.

    Student Services has work-study openings for fall exam proctors. Exam proctors assist instructors in monitoring the class during exams. The applicant must be in the 6th Trimester or above, work-study eligible and available to proctor between the hours of 7:20 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pay rate is $11 per hour.

    If you are interested in the position, please see Pamela Taylor in Student Services, 3rd floor of the Campus Center. Please bring your class schedule with you when applying or include it in your email.

    Radiology Constant Contact Developer: paid work-study position:

    • Works with two other people under supervision of Dr. Julie Johnson and Dr. Ian McLean
    • Creates weekly and monthly electronic communications for Dr. McLean’s radiology-reading business using Constant Contact software (no previous experience required)
    • Fantastic opportunity to see interesting radiology cases and grow your electronic marketing skills
    • 3-5 hours per week

    Facebook Communication Team: paid work-study position:

    • Works with two other people under supervision of Dr. Julie Johnson
    • Creates and monitors Palmer Chiropractic Clinic-relevant Facebook post
    • A good way to see the inner workings of clinic marketing and practice appropriate marketing skills
    • 3-5 hours per week

    Palmer Café


    Club Meetings

    Activator Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Caitlynn Graf.
    Adjusting Ninjas Club, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m. in L102. Contact Holly McCrady.
    Animal Chiropractic Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Contact Bailey Aldridge.
    The Art of the Specific Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W215. Contact Jonathan Echeverria.
    Atlas Orthogonal (AO) Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W210. Contact Philip Spradley.  
    Campus Guides, Tuesdays: (Dec. 12, Jan. 16 and Feb. 13) at 6:45 a.m. in the AHC Welcome Center conference room. Contact Jena Stewart
    Chiropractic Philosophy Club, Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in P206. Contact Adam Hayden.
    Christian Chiropractic Association, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W304. Contact Samuel McGinnis.
    Essential Oils Club: Tuesdays: (Dec. 5 and 19, Jan. 16 and 30 and Feb. 13) at 9:20 a.m. in P206. Contact Samantha Schmidt.
    Extremities Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W309. Contact Robert Goetz
    Game Board Club, Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the Palmer Cafe. 
    Gonstead Club, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:05 p.m. in W119 and Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in L101. (W119 will not be open  Nov. 22, 23 and 27); Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L101. Contact Austan Pomajzl.
    LDSSA Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in 4th Floor Campus Center conference room. 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 Yannick Schultz.
    NUCCA Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W212. Contact Saebom Kim.
    Palmer Korean Student Association: Wednesdays (Nov. 29, Dec. 13, Jan. 10 and 24) at 6:30 p.m. in W309. Contact Eric Park
    Pediatrics Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W210 and AL01. Contact Jennifer Forstner.  
    Pettibon Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W304. Contact Samuel Fangman
    PSAF Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in 4th floor Campus Center conference room. Contact Hannah Jones.                                                       
    QSM3 Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W305. Contact Stephen Paxton
    SABCA, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in M201. Contact Ashlee Washington
    SACA Club, Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in M201. Contact Biana Catalano
    SAGA Club, Thursdays: (Nov. 30; Dec. 14, 28; Jan. 11, 25 and Feb. 8) at 3:45 p.m. in P205; Fridays (Dec. 15 and Jan. 19) at 9:20 a.m. in P204. Contact Tabetha Super. 
    SOT Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W116. Contact Peter DeVries.
    Sports Chiropractic Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W214. Contact Raymond Kociolek.
    Torque Release Technique Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Chelsea Brunner
    World of Congress of Chiropractic Students, Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in P204. Contact Austen Scheumann

    Note: no rooms reserved for these dates:

    • Nov. 23-24, Thanksgiving/ No classes
    • Dec. 24-Jan. 6, Winter Recess
    • Jan. 15, MLK, Jr. Birthday
    • Jan. 19-21, NBCE Written Exams

    What's Happening

    Academic Impressions has updated its website and log-in process
    Having trouble lately logging into the Palmer membership area of Academic Impressions to view training materials? The company recently updated its website and log-in process. They’ve provided a flier with detailed instructions on logging in using the new website format. 

    Check out videos of Palmer Trustee Dr. Donna Craft presentation and Davenport Veterans Day recognition event
    Whether you’re on the Davenport campus and couldn’t attend these recent events or on the Florida or West campuses, take a look at these videos:

    • Palmer College Trustee Dr. Donna Craft presents “Just Say YES To Opportunities” in the inaugural Women of Wisdom lecture sponsored by the Palmer Women’s Institute: https://youtu.be/k7atzgcrlAc
    • Davenport Campus 2017 Veterans Day Recognition Event: https://youtu.be/o_AhlF-GN5s

    Palmer in the News
    Recent articles by and about people in the Palmer community:

    • Faculty Clinician and Professor Cherie Marriott, D.C., DICCP, on “Keeping Your Child’s Spine Healthy” in the Nov. 13 issue of the Quad-City Times
    • Denny Stierwalt, D.C., was featured in a moving tribute to his service in the U.S. and Korea during the Vietnam War in the Nov. 11 issue of the Quad-City Times. Dr. Stierwalt is a 1966 Palmer graduate, former Davenport campus faculty member and retired chiropractor living in Bettendorf, Iowa. 

    Campuses and Clinics closed for Thanksgiving
    All Palmer campuses and clinics will be closed Nov. 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.

    Today is deadline to get in line with The Spine at SVTT 2017 this Thursday, Nov. 23!
    Care to start your Thanksgiving morning by helping to raise $1 million for several local charities? Then join the students, faculty and staff who will carry The Palmer Spine and provide “the backbone” of the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot for the ninth year in a row, this Thursday, Nov. 23! 

    SVTT registration fees are covered for all members of the West campus community who help carry The Spine along the 5K course through downtown San Jose. All participants receive a souvenir T-shirt, and complimentary coffee and refreshments are provided the morning of the event!

    The SVTT 5K event starts at 8:30 a.m. Helping to carry The Spine requires just a few hours of time—and it’s a great way to connect with the community, and promote Palmer and the chiropractic profession!

    To get a taste of the Turkey Trot experience, check out The Spine at SVTT 2016!

    If you’d like to help carry the Spine at SVTT 2017, please contact Denise Miller in the President’s Office, ext. 6005, by 5 p.m. today (Nov. 21).

    Bookstore special sale: Purple Wednesday, Nov. 22!
    The Bookstore presents a special “Purple Wednesday” sale on  – when you can take advantage of 45 percent savings on all apparel! For additional information about Purple Wednesday and other Bookstore sales/services, contact Donna Andrijeski, West Campus Bookstore manager, ext. 6007. 

    Give the gift of life! ASG blood drive: Monday, Nov. 27
    The ASG-sponsored Fall Quarter blood drive will take place this Monday, Nov. 27. The Stanford Blood Center mobile unit will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donors will receive a "Pint For Pint" coupon, which can be redeemed for a pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream. To schedule an appointment, go to: Palmer College Bloodmobile, November 27. To schedule a donation time by phone: (650) 723-7831. You also can go directly to the mobile blood unit the day of the drive to inquire about available donation times. To learn more, visit the Stanford Bloodmobile FAQs page. For additional information about the Nov. 27 blood-drive, contact Felisha Truong (5Q), ASG Community Services Director. 

    Celebrate the holiday season at Wassail Bowl: Wednesday, Nov. 29
    Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy some tasty treats at this year’s Wassail Bowl event on Wednesday, Nov. 29, during the 9:30 a.m. activities break in the Cafeteria. Wassail Bowl, a West campus tradition for more than three decades, includes complimentary pancake breakfast, along with eggnog and cider served by “Santa’s helpers” – plus, the chance to win some fun prizes! Faculty and staff who wish to share their culinary talents and donate a sweet treat (fruit, cookies, cupcakes or other baked goods) are asked to bring their items to the Cafeteria the morning of the event. For additional information, contact Michael Crump, Student Services director, ext. 6122.

    Have you downloaded the new West campus app?
    Designed to increase student engagement and involvement, the new West campus 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/


    General Information

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

    New - West campus: General information

    Do you have a message you’d like posted on the campus monitors or in the “What’s Happening” e-messages for students? Please send your information to Chuck Bustillos in the Marketing & Communication Office, ext. 6028, in Room 304.


    Research News

    Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research welcomes Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to Inter-Institutional Network for Chiropractic Research
    The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research announces the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has joined the Inter-Institutional Network for Chiropractic Research. The Network is a five-year multidisciplinary effort designed to facilitate chiropractic research across multiple institutions and disciplines.

    The Network is a collaborative effort between the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Yale Center for Medical Informatics and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The first action step will be to convene a steering committee of renowned experts to develop a chiropractic research agenda and establish teams of interdisciplinary researchers. These scientists will conduct projects aimed at improving the quality of chiropractic patient care. They also will collaborate on future grant applications to funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health. Read more

    NIH commits $7 million to Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research to study chiropractic care for Veterans
    Scientists at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), along with partner organizations, received a $1.46 million award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award funds a two-year research planning project to address the short-term pain and functional outcomes associated with different numbers of chiropractic visits, and the long-term effectiveness of chiropractic care delivered at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) clinics. 

    If the NIH determines initial project goals are met after the two-year planning phase and pending available funds, the project and funding will extend over an additional four years totaling approximately $7 million, making this the largest award ever granted by the NIH to a chiropractic institution. Read more.  


    Financial Aid


    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


    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 Denny in the Cafeteria. 


    Club Meetings


    What's Happening

    Academic Impressions has updated its website and log-in process
    Having trouble lately logging into the Palmer membership area of Academic Impressions to view training materials? The company recently updated its website and log-in process. They’ve provided a flier with detailed instructions on logging in using the new website format. 

    Check out videos of Palmer Trustee Dr. Donna Craft presentation and Davenport Veterans Day recognition event
    Whether you’re on the Davenport campus and couldn’t attend these recent events or on the Florida or West campuses, take a look at these videos:

    • Palmer College Trustee Dr. Donna Craft presents “Just Say YES To Opportunities” in the inaugural Women of Wisdom lecture sponsored by the Palmer Women’s Institute: https://youtu.be/k7atzgcrlAc
    • Davenport Campus 2017 Veterans Day Recognition Event: https://youtu.be/o_AhlF-GN5s

    Palmer in the News
    Recent articles by and about people in the Palmer community;

    • Faculty Clinician and Professor Cherie Marriott, D.C., DICCP, on “Keeping Your Child’s Spine Healthy” in the Nov. 13 issue of the Quad-City Times
    • Denny Stierwalt, D.C., was featured in a moving tribute to his service in the U.S. and Korea during the Vietnam War in the Nov. 11 issue of the Quad-City Times. Dr. Stierwalt is a 1966 Palmer graduate, former Davenport campus faculty member and retired chiropractor living in Bettendorf, Iowa. 

    New - Campuses and Clinics closed for Thanksgiving
    All Palmer campuses and clinics will be closed Nov. 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.

    2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast for our students, staff and families
    We know that many of you will not be able to go home for the Thanksgiving holiday to spend time with your family and friends. The Admissions Department and the administration at Palmer college, Florida Campus would like you to join your extended family here at Palmer College for a Thanksgiving day meal in honor of our students, families and friends.

    The festivities will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day in the Café, located on campus.

    Please RSVP to Tammy Perry with the total number in your party who will be attending by noon on Friday, Nov. 10. We look forward to seeing you and serving you a memorable Thanksgiving Day meal!

    New - Monday, Dec. 4 – Wassail Bowl at 9:30 a.m. in Monte’s Café. Stop by for some holiday cheer.  

    New - Annual Adopt A Child Event
    We’ve partnered again this year with Community Partnerships for Children to help foster children in the Volusia County area to have a happy Christmas morning! If you’d like to help this year by “adopting” a child, click here for the details.

    New - Florida License Renewal Seminar Series
    To view the entire series schedule, please visit http://www.palmer.edu/alumni/continuing-education/license-renewal-series/.

    External campus doors are now locked and ID needed for access

    As a reminder, all students and employees who haven't done so, are required to get their ID cards. The ID cards serve two purposes:

    1. Safety - to quickly identify the wearer as part of the Palmer community.
    2. Security - most external campus doors are locked. Students and employees will need to use their Palmer ID cards to enter buildings.

    Students and employees can get ID cards by contacting Student Services. The card-issuing process takes about five minutes from photo to finished product. All students and employees are required to wear them at all times.

    The main entrance for Building #1, adjacent to the security desk, will be unlocked during normal business hours as will the patient entry doors at both of the clinics.

    This is part of new campus safety and security measures. 

    Sign up and customize your Merit page! 
    Palmer College is using a service called Merit,to recognize student achievements. The Merit welcome letter has been emailed to students on all three Palmer campuses. It explains sign-up and how to customize your own Merit page. The 2017 Spring Dean's List news releases have been sent, so you can share with family and friends on social media. 


    General Information

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

    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


    Employment Opportunities


    Research News

    Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research welcomes Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to Inter-Institutional Network for Chiropractic Research
    The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research announces the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has joined the Inter-Institutional Network for Chiropractic Research. The Network is a five-year multidisciplinary effort designed to facilitate chiropractic research across multiple institutions and disciplines.

    The Network is a collaborative effort between the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Yale Center for Medical Informatics and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The first action step will be to convene a steering committee of renowned experts to develop a chiropractic research agenda and establish teams of interdisciplinary researchers. These scientists will conduct projects aimed at improving the quality of chiropractic patient care. They also will collaborate on future grant applications to funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health. Read more

    NIH commits $7 million to Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research to study chiropractic care for Veterans
    Scientists at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), along with partner organizations, received a $1.46 million award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award funds a two-year research planning project to address the short-term pain and functional outcomes associated with different numbers of chiropractic visits, and the long-term effectiveness of chiropractic care delivered at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) clinics. 

    If the NIH determines initial project goals are met after the two-year planning phase and pending available funds, the project and funding will extend over an additional four years totaling approximately $7 million, making this the largest award ever granted by the NIH to a chiropractic institution. Read more.  


    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

    Grab a meal in the Café!
    To access the weekly and daily menu for Monte’s Café, visit the Aramark site for the Port Orange, Fla., campus.


    Club Meetings

    Activator Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1111.
    Applied Kinesiology (AK) Club, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in Room 2277.
    Business Club, Friday, Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2125.
    Campus Guides, Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1209.
    Chiro BioPysics (CBP) Club, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2223.
    Chiro Functional Med Club, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1209.
    Clinical Neuroscience Club, Wednesdays, Nov. 22 and Dec. 6 in Room 2225 and Wednesdays, Nov. 15 and Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 1209.
    Clinical Nutrition Club, Friday, Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1207. 
    Functional Neuro Club, Friday, Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2271. 
    Gonstead Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1106 and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1109. 
    Grostic Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1106.
    Kinesiotaping Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2277. 
    Motion Palpation Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1107 and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in Rooms 1106, 1107 and 1109.
    Pettibon Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2225.
    PSAF EC Club, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in ALS 2145.
    SABCA Club, Fridays, Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2171. 
    SACA Club, Monday, Dec. 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2171. 
    SCCA Club, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in Room 2225.
    Soft Tissue Club, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1111. 
    SOT Club, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1107.
    Sports Council Club, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1207.
    Student Council, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in Room 3200. 
    Thompson Technique, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in Room 2223.
    Toastmasters Club, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Room 1207. 
    Torque Release (TRT) Club, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2277.
    WCCS Club, Mondays, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2125.
    WIC Club, Mondays, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1209.

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