Student Announcements

Main campus


What's Happening

New - Now through Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Spooktacular “BOO”kstore Sale

  • 20 percent off spine and bone models
  • 30 percent off sweatshirts, quarter zips and gift items

October is National Chiropractic Health Month. Pain prevents people from moving more. Palmer chiropractors have been helping people move more since 1897. Invite prospective students to follow in your footsteps. Encourage them to visit Palmer. 

Do you have your teams picked and named for Intramural Sports. Go to imleagues.com to register your team. All participants must be registered and on a roster at imleagues.com – Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Palmer Rugby season schedule
Check out the men's and women's rugby schedules and catch a game or two at Centennial Park, 316 S. Marquette St., in Davenport. 

New club coming to campus. Do you love public speaking? Do you hate it? Does it make you nervous? You are not alone. Public speaking is an important skill you’ll use in practice. Why not hone your skills now? Palmer will host two Toastmaster’s meetings on campus! Come see a Toastmaster’s representative at our activities fair on Tuesday, Nov. 6, then plan to attend our start-up meetings at 9:20 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, and Friday, Nov. 30, in P202. Come see what it’s all about. If you’re interested in attending, email Jennifer Steward.

New - Thursday, Nov. 15 – Palmer College of Chiropractic Night at the (Figge Art) Museum from 4 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a fun evening celebrating the Figge’s first major exhibition, French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950. This exhibition is a celebration of 100 years of French art and features 60 works of art. Free to students, faculty and staff by presenting your Palmer ID. 

Saturday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Nov. 18 – License Renewal Series. Cindy Puent, D.C., CEEP, presents “NIMMO (Receptor Tonus) Technique #1.” Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Nov.18, 8 a.m. to noon. The cost for students is $45. To register, call 563-884-5998. 

New - Tuesday, Nov. 20 – Stop by the Wassail Bowl for some holiday cheer from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Palmer Café. Join in on one of Palmer’s holiday traditions and enjoy doughnuts, bagels, apple slices and cider, served by members of the Palmer’s administrative/management team. Hope to see you there! 

New - Friday, Nov. 30 – Palmer College Student Holiday Party at the River Music Experience’s Redstone Room in Davenport, 8 p.m. to midnight. Student Services invites you and a guest to the student holiday party. Come dance to the music of Chicago-based band The After Party. This is a semi-formal event. Complimentary appetizers will be served. Please bring your Palmer ID for admission. There will be coat racks available, but no coat check. Please plan accordingly. 

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 with their Palmer ID.


General Information

Palmer Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) program closed – increased emphasis on post-doctoral training
After more than 15 years of teaching, training, and mentoring research through a Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) program, Palmer College of Chiropractic is closing the MSCR and initiating post-doctoral training positions. These opportunities provide selected doctors of chiropractic in-depth research experiences in already funded clinical research projects. The post-doctoral positions are intended to begin a pipeline of potential clinician-scientists who can take advantage of mentored-research training experiences in the PCCR and beyond. Palmer is committed to developing the next generation of chiropractic researchers and supporting post-doctoral research scholars is a step toward that commitment.

HLC Call for Public Comment
Palmer College of Chiropractic is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. Teams representing the Higher Learning Commission will visit each of Palmer’s three campuses. 

Palmer College of Chiropractic West, in San Jose, Calif., will host a visit on Jan. 11, 2019. Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, in Port Orange, Fla., will host a visit on Jan 18, 2019. And Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa will host a visit Jan. 28-29, 2019.

Palmer College of Chiropractic has been accredited by the Commission since 1984. The teams will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to send written, signed comments regarding the College to:

Public Comment on Palmer College of Chiropractic
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle St.
Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Comments also may be submitted online at https://www.hlcommission.org (select Student Resources, Third-Party Comment).

Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

All comments are due by Dec. 14, 2018.

Lost and found items are kept in Student Services, 3rd floor of the Campus Center. The department has several items. If you’ve lost something, check with them.

Why did you choose chiropractic? Here’s eight reasons why a career in chiropractic is a great choice. Share this video with a friend who’s thinking about a career in health care.

Do you have a friend who’s considering chiropractic? Share our Top 10 Reasons to be a Palmer Chiropractor video with them!

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


Research News

New study says integrating chiropractic into multidisciplinary settings adds value for patients and providers  
A recent study published by Palmer investigators and collaborators in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine says patients, health care administrators and medical physicians see value when chiropractic care is integrated into multidisciplinary settings. Patient satisfaction scores for chiropractic services were reported as being among the highest of all providers. Patients interviewed for the project found it convenient to receive chiropractic care in a facility where they go for their other health care needs and were reassured that their providers worked together closely and shared records. This study adds to a growing literature base supporting the integration of chiropractors into multidisciplinary teams and settings. See full news release.


Financial Aid


Licensing Information

Licensure information from the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) is available for student and employee usage 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the www.FCLB.org website.


Employment Opportunities

New - PASS Program Study Leaders Needed: Gross 1 Lab, Gross 2 Lab, Spinal Wet Lab, and Diagnostic Imaging 2. All positions require a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and a 4.0 GPA in the course you wish to tutor. For information, on the expected time commitment and qualifications, please contact Kylie Kuffler in West Hall 128b.

New - Needed: Anatomy lab teaching assistants in Gross Anatomy II. Interested applicants must be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed the course they are interested in teaching and must have a grade of B or higher to be eligible. Days and times available are Thursdays from 9:20 to 11:05 a.m. The pay rate is $15 an hour. Email Craig Mekow in Life Sciences or call him at 563-884-5693. 

    New - Life Sciences has work-study openings for dissectors for Gross Anatomy II. Interested applicants must either be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed the courses. The pay rate is $11 an hour. Email Craig Mekow or call him at 563-884-5693. 

    Work-study positions open for group fitness instructors for the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center. Interested applicants can email Ron O’Brien


    Palmer Café


    Club Meetings

    Activator Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Shelby Chapelle.
    Adjusting Ninjas Club, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m. in L102. Contact Brandon McCormick.
    Animal Chiropractic Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Contact Monica Pease.
    Atlas Orthogonal Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W210. Contact Nathan Lyons.
    Blair Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W215. Contact Austin Blank.
    CCA, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W305. Contact Abigale Vand Hei.
    Gonstead Club, Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. in L101; Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L101; Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in L101 and Fridays at 3:45 p.m. in W309. Contact Eric Park.
    LDSSA Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W308. Contact Jared Brown.
    McKenzie Method Chiropractic Club, Tuesdays, at 9:20 a.m. in W305. Contact Frank Benik.
    Motion Palpation Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. M203 and Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. in M203. Contact Yannick Schultz.
    NUCCA Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W212. Contact Changwon Lee.
    Palmer Applied Kinesiology Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W304. Contact Viron Lee.
    Palmer Extremity Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in P204. Contact Erika Downs.
    Palmer Pediatrics Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in AW210. Contact Molly Leech.
    Palmer Student Leadership Development Club, Thursdays at 4 p.m. in P201. Contact Bailey Zemlak.
    PSAF Club, Tuesdays, at 9:20 a.m. in M201. Contact Hannah Jones.
    QSM3 Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W215. Contact Stephen Paxton.
    SABCA Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in P202. Contact Ashlee Washington
    SACA Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P204. Contact Courtney Paulson.
    SAGA Club, every other Thursday at 3:45 p.m. in P205. Contact Skyler Zawko.
    SOT Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W304. Contact Dakota Malzewski
    Sports Chiropractic Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W214. Contact Emily Fair.
    Torque Release Technique Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Cody Wilhelm.
    World Congress of Chiropractic Club, Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in P206. Contact Austen Scheumann

      West campus


      What's Happening

      New - Now through Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Spooktacular “BOO”kstore Sale

      • 20 percent off spine and bone models
      • 30 percent off sweatshirts, quarter zips and gift items

      Palmer West ice-hockey
      The Palmer West ice-hockey team returns to the ice on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 9:45 p.m. at Solar4America Ice at San Jose

        Games are played at Solar4America-San Jose located at 1500 S. 10th St. (across from Spartan Stadium). Games are free to attend! Come along and root for the team (which has moved up a division for the upcoming season). For additional information, contact team-captain John Lutz (9Q).

        October is National Chiropractic Health Month. Pain prevents people from moving more. Palmer chiropractors have been helping people move more since 1897. Invite prospective students to follow in your footsteps. Encourage them to visit Palmer. 

        New - Safe Bystander Workshop
        Student Services presents “Sexual Assault 101: Safe Bystander Workshop 101,” featuring speakers from the Silicon Valley YWCA, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m. in Room 115. Participants in this free workshop will learn about: the impact of sexual assault; what it means to be an engaged bystander; and strategies for safe and effective intervention. These skills help combat sexual violence, and create safe and healthy work, home and community environments. Snacks provided; no advance registration necessary. For additional information, contact: Michael Crump or Shantel Thomas in Student Services.

        New - Sports Council presents “Application-benefits of Dynamic Tape in a Sports-based Practice”
        The Sports Council presents “Application-benefits of Dynamic Tape in a Sports-based Practice” on Friday, Oct. 26, during each lunch-hour (12:15 to 1 p.m. and 1:15 to 2 p.m.) in Room 343. The program features guest-speaker Keith Cronin, DPT, OCS, CSCS of Sports & Healthcare Solutions. For additional information, contact Jordan Briault (9Q), Sports Council Vice President/Education.

        New - ASG presents “Halloween Bowling Party!
        The Palmer West Associated Student Government invites the campus community to enjoy a spook-tacular time at the ASG “Halloween Bowling Party” on Friday, Oct. 26, from 7-9 p.m. on Bowlero in Milpitas (located at 1287 S. Victoria Ave.). Your $12 participation fee includes two hours of bowing, shoe-rental, and plenty of tasty refreshments! Prizes for the best costumes – plus, drawings for raffle prizes! To attend the ASG Halloween Bowling Party on Oct. 26, please make your payment in cash, check, credit card or Venmo (@monica-vetter) to Monica Vetter (9Q), ASG Social Director, by Thurs., Oct. 25. ASG wants to remind everyone: At-the-door ticket-sales are not available for this event – you must pay in advance, in order to attend. For additional information, contact: Monica Vetter.

        New - It's time for The Spine to trot again at SVTT – for the 10th year in a row!
        Faculty, staff and students are invited to help carry The Spine at Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 2018 on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov 22. SVTT marks the 10th year that the Palmer Spine will provide “the backbone” of the Turkey Trot, a fundraiser that has raised more than $6-m. for local charities since the inaugural event in 2005. SVTT registration fees are covered for everyone who helps carry The Spine – plus, you get a long-sleeved SVTT souvenir shirt!

        The SVTT has grown to become the largest timed-event of its type in the U.S., with more than 20,000 participants. With the Sports Council once again providing race-day care, the SVTT has provided a great opportunity to promote Palmer and raise awareness about the benefits of chiropractic. Last year, The Spine was featured in the San Jose MercuryNews’ SVTT recap coverage, and a video of The Spine posted to the SVTT Facebook page received nearly 2,000 views.

        If you’d like to help carry The Spine at SVTT 2018 on Nov. 22, please contact Denise Miller in the President’s Office, ext. 6005. (Helping to carry the spine requires just a few hours of your time – and makes a big difference to help the less-fortunate in our community!)


        General Information

        HLC Call for Public Comment
        Palmer College of Chiropractic is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. Teams representing the Higher Learning Commission will visit each of Palmer’s three campuses. 

        Palmer College of Chiropractic West, in San Jose, Calif., will host a visit on Jan. 11, 2019. Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, in Port Orange, Fla., will host a visit on Jan 18, 2019. And Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa will host a visit Jan. 28-29, 2019.

        Palmer College of Chiropractic has been accredited by the Commission since 1984. The teams will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to send written, signed comments regarding the College to:

        Public Comment on Palmer College of Chiropractic
        The Higher Learning Commission
        230 South LaSalle St.
        Suite 7-500
        Chicago, IL 60604-1411

        Comments also may be submitted online at https://www.hlcommission.org (select Student Resources, Third-Party Comment).

        Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

        All comments are due by Dec. 14, 2018.

        Stay “in touch” with Palmer News
        The News blog on the Palmer web site features articles and information about each campus, including:

         

          West Campus: General information

          The West Campus page on Facebook also is a great way to stay “in touch” with news pertaining to West students and alumni.

          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 addition 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

          How can D.C.s contribute to multidisciplinary teams?
          Doctors of chiropractic contribute unique qualities to multidisciplinary health-care settings. The results of a qualitative study published by scientists from the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies suggest patients and other health-care providers are open to the idea of adding D.C.s to new clinical settings. The perceptions of medical providers and patients about adding chiropractors to health-care teams, however, isn’t well-understood.

          This paper outlines attributes chiropractors need to bring to multidisciplinary settings, such as: sound clinical knowledge; a focus on safety; experience with hospital patients; strong inter-professional communication skills; valuing teamwork; and a commitment to patient-centered care. 


          Financial Aid


          Outside Scholarship Opportunities

           Click here for list of 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 Rosario, Cafeteria manager, ext. 6156. 


            Club Meetings

              New club meeting information will be posted by Oct. 22, 2018.  

              Florida campus


              What's Happening

              New - Now through Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Spooktacular “BOO”kstore Sale

              • 20 percent off spine and bone models
              • 30 percent off sweatshirts, quarter zips and gift items

              October is National Chiropractic Health Month. Pain prevents people from moving more. Palmer chiropractors have been helping people move more since 1897. Invite prospective students to follow in your footsteps. Encourage them to visit Palmer. 


              General Information

              HLC Call for Public Comment
              Palmer College of Chiropractic is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. Teams representing the Higher Learning Commission will visit each of Palmer’s three campuses. 

              Palmer College of Chiropractic West, in San Jose, Calif., will host a visit on Jan. 11, 2019. Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, in Port Orange, Fla., will host a visit on Jan 18, 2019. And Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa will host a visit Jan. 28-29, 2019.

              Palmer College of Chiropractic has been accredited by the Commission since 1984. The teams will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to send written, signed comments regarding the College to:

              Public Comment on Palmer College of Chiropractic
              The Higher Learning Commission
              230 South LaSalle St.
              Suite 7-500
              Chicago, IL 60604-1411

              Comments also may be submitted online at https://www.hlcommission.org (select Student Resources, Third-Party Comment).

              Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

              All comments are due by Dec. 14, 2018.

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


              Financial Aid


              Employment Opportunities


              Research News

              How can D.C.s contribute to multidisciplinary teams?
              Doctors of chiropractic contribute unique qualities to multidisciplinary health-care settings. The results of a qualitative study published by scientists from the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies suggest patients and other health-care providers are open to the idea of adding D.C.s to new clinical settings. The perceptions of medical providers and patients about adding chiropractors to health-care teams, however, isn’t well-understood.

              This paper outlines attributes chiropractors need to bring to multidisciplinary settings, such as: sound clinical knowledge; a focus on safety; experience with hospital patients; strong inter-professional communication skills; valuing teamwork; and a commitment to patient-centered care.


              Outside Scholarship Opportunities

               Click here for list of Palmer outside scholarships.


              Food Service

              Grab a meal in the Café!
              To access the weekly and daily menu for Monte's Cafe, visit the Aramark site for the Florida campus


              Club Meetings

              Activator Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1111.
              Applied Kinesiology (AK), Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2277.
              Business Club, Fridays (Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16) at 9:30 a.m. in 1207.
              Campus Guides, Wednesdays (Nov. 7 and Dec. 5) at 1:30 p.m. in 1209.
              Chiro Functional Med., Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2271.
              Clinical Neuroscience, Wednesdays (Oct. 31, Nov. 14 and Nov. 28) in 2225.
              Clinical Nutrition, Fridays (Nov. 2 and Nov. 30) in 2271.
              FTCA, Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. in 2225.
              Functional Neuro., Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2125.
              Functional Rehab., Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2277.
              Gonstead Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1109 and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 1109.
              Grostic Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1106.
              Motion Palpation, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1107 and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 1107/1109.
              PSAF EC, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in ALS 2145.
              Pediatric Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1207.
              Pettibon Club, Fridays (Nov. 2, Nov. 16 and Nov. 30) at 9:30 a.m. in 2223.
              SABCA Club, Fridays (Nov. 2, Nov. 16 and Nov. 30) at 9:30 am. In 2171.
              SACA Club, Mondays (Nov. 5 and Dec. 3) at 9:30 a.m. in 2171.
              SCCA Club, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in 2225.
              Soft Tissue, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 1111.
              Sports Council, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 1207.
              Student Council, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2125.
              Toastmasters Club, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in 2171.
              Thompson Technique Club, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2223
              Torque Release (TRT), Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 1111.
              WCCS Club, Fridays (Nov. 2, Nov. 16 and Nov. 30) at 9:30 a.m. in 2125.
              WIC Club, Mondays (Oct. 22 and Nov.19) at 9:30 a.m. in 2171.

              Choose your program