What's Happening

The Animal Chiropractic Club is now selling raffle tickets for a chance to win an Activator II. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from any of the club members: Bailey Aldridge, Allie Phillips, Molly Ray Hamilton or Matt Knieper. The drawing will be held as finals begin on June 7.  

Help support Animal Chiropractic and have a chance to win an Activator II, valued at $430. 

Monday, May 1 – Deadline to submit a new clinic T-shirt design for a chance to win portable table (retail value $319). Table winner chooses height and table color.  
 
Submit designs by May 1 at 9 a.m. Voting takes place in the skywalk on Friday, May 5, during club hour.  
 
For more information and/or to submit designs, email Julie Johnson, D.C., or call her at (563) 884-5628. 

New - Wednesday, May 3 - It’s grillin’ time again in the West Hall Courtyard. The Activator Club is hosting the year's first cook-out on May 3 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The $5 lunch includes your choice of a beef burger, veggie burger or chicken breast with chips and bottled water.

New - Wednesday, May 3-Friday, May 5 – Representatives of Class 201 will be selling Mother's Day cards in the skywalk. Stop by the following days/times to find the perfect Mother’s Day card for your mom. 

  • Wednesday, May 3 – 9:20 a.m. hour and 12:05 p.m. hour
  • Thursday, May 4 – 9:20 a.m. hour and 10:15 a.m. hour
  • Friday, May 5 – 9:20 a.m. hour and 1 p.m. hour

New - Friday, May 5 – Student Council is currently accepting student applications for the following Executive Committee positions: Treasurer and Secretary. Application requirements are a minimum 2.8 GPA and a commitment to one year of service. Please email Taylor Myers by May 5 to apply. 

New - Friday, May 5 – The Animal Chiropractic Club presents Shanie Cahill, D.C., “Animal Chiropractic Case Studies” at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Dr. Cahill is a 2001 graduate of the Davenport campus and is owner of Noah’s Ark Chiropractic in Geneseo, Ill. She has been practicing animal chiropractic for 10 years and is highly sought after for her experience and knowledge.

Friday, May 5, First Friday with Cinco de Mayo in the Student Union from 3-6 p.m. Acoustic guitar performed by 7th trimester student, Jordan Jensen. Free nacho bar and $2 beverages. 

New - Saturday, May 6 – ATTENTION students, employees and contractors: Trinity Cathedral parking lot will NOT be available to current parking-pass holders until approximately 3 p.m. due to a special program that day.    

New - Saturday, May 6 – Celebrate National Pilates Day at the Figge. Pilates is for everyone, no experience needed. This is a free event.

  • 10 a.m. - History and benefits of pilates
  • 10:15 a.m. - Mat workout
  • 11 a.m. - Social hour with food and drinks

New - Monday, May 8 – Business Module. “Vital Aspects of Business Structure and Legal Documents” will be presented by Frank Mitvalsky, J.D., and Dave Beck, C.P.A. When building your team of professional advisors, a lawyer and an accountant are essential. Topics include business structure (LLC, PC, Partnership, etc.) contract terms and requirements for reporting. 

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

New - Wednesday, May 10 – Delta Delta Pi will be selling coffee and donuts in the skywalk beginning at 7:30 a.m.

New - Central High School to conduct emergency drill May 10. Central High School, 1120 Main Street, Davenport, will conduct an emergency evacuation drill on Wednesday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. There will be police and other emergency vehicles participating and parked near the school during the drill.

Friday, May 12 – The Animal Chiropractic Club and Essential Oils Club present Dr. Siri Leech, Radiology, will share what essential oils to use and not use with animals. Join us at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Coffee will be provided by the Vets Club.

New - Thursday, May 18 – Sigma Phi Chi will be selling baked goods from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the skywalk. 

New - Friday, May 19 – The Animal Chiropractic Club presents Robert Smith, D.C., “Experiences With Animal Chiropractic” at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Dr. Smith is a 1995 graduate of the Davenport campus and is owner of Heartland Chiropractic & Sports Injury clinic in East Moline, Ill. In addition to his practice, Dr. Smith is a volunteer at the Rock Island County Animal Shelter, offering chiropractic treatment to the adoptable cats and dogs.

26 segments needed to fill the Palmer Spine for Bix 2017 
Be a part of an awesome experience as the famous and popular Palmer Spine walks up Brady Street Hill during the Bix 7 road race on July 29! Each participant will receive:

  • Complimentary Bix 7 registration
  • Bix 2017 commemorative travel mug
  • Exclusive Palmer Spine Bix dri-fit shirt
  • Bix 7 road race official T-shirt

Sign up deadline is June 15. See the flier for more information. 

Current and upcoming exhibitions at the Figge Art Museum:  

  • The Art of Persuasion: American Propaganda Posters and the Great War - through May 14
  • Jefferson Pinder: Ghost Light - through June 4 

Palmer students, employees and their families receive free admission to the Figge. Bring your Palmer ID.


General Information

New - Congratulations to 2nd tri student Kelly Kimball on winning third place in the national Talk the TIC competition held in Atlanta, Ga.!

Student Services has several sets of keys in the Lost and Found. If you’re missing a set, stop by and see if one of them is yours. 

ID badge reminder: Wear them at all times on campus 
Please put on your ID badge 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. 

Chick-fil-A will be selling their limited menu on Wednesday's only from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in West Hall, W112. 

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

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

Research news 
JAMA study: Further support for spinal manipulation for acute low back pain
http://blogs.palmer.edu/news/2017/04/12/jama-study-further-support-for-spinal-manipulation-for-acute-low-back-pain/


Financial Aid

New - Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 5 – FIN FIT Week. The Spring FIN FIT Week activity is to locate the FIN FIT reps on campus and let them know that you want to be Financially FIT. All FIT bonus point cards collected must be turned in to the Financial Planning Office before the conclusion of the FIN FIT Sessions on May 12. For more information, contact Jenny Lenehan in the Financial Planning Office. 

New - Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12 – 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, you'll 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 Summer 2017 AwardSpring scholarships. Visit https://palmercollegeofchiropractic.awardspring.com/ and sign in or REGISTER to create your account to begin the application process. Click here for instructions on applying. The application deadline date for the Summer 2017 scholarships is Friday, May 12. Contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions. Good luck to all applicants!


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

New - Advancement Services has an opening for an office assistant work-study. Interested applicants should have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Job includes creating, updating and alphabetizing files. The pay rate is $9 an hour. Interested applicants should email Elaina Hammond

New - Student Services has work-study openings for an exam proctor. 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 7:30 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.

New - 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

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 deadline to apply is Friday, April 28. 

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 Kevin Berg.
Adjusting Ninjas Club, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 a.m. in L101. Contact Joshua Berven..
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 Echevern.  
Blair Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W215. Contact Philip Spradley
Campus Guides, Tuesdays: May 9 and June 6 at 6:30 a.m. in the AHC Welcome Center Conference Room. Contact Brett Mathes.
CCA Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in M201. Contact Samuel McGinnis.
Chiropractic Philosophy Club, Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in P206. Contact Joshua Que.
Chiropractic Worldwide Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P204. Contact Stephanee Lewis.
Davenport CRU Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W315. Contact Katelyn McFarland.
Essential Oils Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P206. Contact Lacey Soyer.
Extremities Club, Tuesdays, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Contact Robert Goetz.
Gonstead Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L101. Contact Austan Pomajzl.
LDSSA Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in the 4th floor Campus Center VIP Room. Contact is Raymraymond Flack
McKenzie Method Chiropractic Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W304. Contact Hunter Townsend
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 Ty Wilson.
Palmer Korean Students Association, every other Thursday at 6 p.m. in P201. Contact Eric Park
Palmer Sports Chiropractic Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in P204 and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W214. Contact Marian Nappi.
Pediatric Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W210. Contact Danielle Ayres.
PSAF Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in 4th floor Campus Center conference room. Contact Matthew Waro.
QSM3 Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W309. Contact Joshua Durand.
SOT Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W116. Contact Peter Devries.
Torque Release Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Kodi Schroeder


What's Happening

New - Pitch in and lend a helping hand during Campus Cleanup (May 1/9:30 a.m.)
In conjunction with the Facilities department, students are asked to join faculty and staff by lending a helping hand and taking part in the “Campus Cleanup”, which is planned for the 9:30 a.m. activities break on Monday, May 1.

On this date, students are asked to please remain in their primary homeroom (along with the faculty member) through the activities break, and pitch in with the cleanup of their class. By pitching in, and lending a helping hand, you can help our campus look its best for Homecoming!

Thank you for your support and participation!

Make sure to register for West campus Homecoming 2017. Registration is now $100. 

Palmer's West campus hosts Homecoming 2017, May 5-7, which features three days of exciting events for students, staff, faculty, alumni and other members of the chiropractic profession! West campus Homecoming includes a multi-track seminar program that features more than two-dozen speakers, plus multiple social events, including a Friday-evening social (on campus) and the annual Saturday Evening Gala at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel -- featuring the return of the Hella Good Party Band

Palmer students can attend all the seminars and social events, continental breakfasts plus enjoy lunch on Saturday, for just $100. Printed registration forms are available from Student Services, or, you can register online.

Note: Standard Friday classes are cancelled on May 5, so students may attend the Homecoming sessions (as an "alternate class event") -- free of charge! Attendance is mandatory, and students will be required to check-in that morning at the registration table in the front lobby of the campus.

Friday activities also include an evening social-event, 5:30-9 p.m. in the south parking lot, which features complimentary food and refreshments, along with a return performance by the Face Paper Bandits band!

New - Join PSAF for next "Office Visit" to visit Dr. Adam Jacobs at Custom Chiropractic on Thursday, May 4
The West campus chapter of the Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF) invites students to join them for the next "Office Visit" on Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m., when they will meet at the Santa Clara office of 2008 West campus alumnus Adam Jacobs, D.C., whose practice, Custom Chiropractic, also includes an office in San Francisco.

PSAF’s “Office Visit” program provides students with a unique opportunity to interact with Palmer alumni and gain valuable perspectives regarding the patient-care and business aspects of managing a practice. If you'd like to attend, please sign the sheet now posted on the PSAF bulletin board. Space is limited, so, if interested, make sure to sign up today! Carpooling to the "Office Visit" with Dr. Walker will meet in the south hallway at 4:25 p.m. For additional information, contact Emma Eskilson (7Q) or Marc Gusse (7Q), West campus PSAF Co-Presidents.

New - Make sure to register for complementary PCBD-sponsored seminar: “Developing Financing and Business Planning" (Tuesday, May 9/4:30-8:30 p.m./Room 117)
The Palmer Center for Business Development (PCBD) presents the next West campus business module, "Developing Financing and Business Planning" on Tuesday, May 9, 4:30-8:30 p.m. in Room  117.

In this module, Neal Weinstein of Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and Steven Martinez, vice president of business banking for US Bank, will provide an overview of the business planning process. Details include the elements of the business planning process, understanding why a business plan is a living document, which components of the business plan are most scrutinized by the bank, and identifying realistic numbers to use in a business plan. They will explain about funding sources, loan structure and the all-important five essentials of qualifying for financing. 

Topics covered in this presentation include the current economy and lending climate as well as how to network with bankers in your community. The session will also explore the reality of owning a business and help you identify your "circle of six." The concepts presented in this module offer a foundation for developing your practice financials.

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

For additional information, see Jennifer Nathan in Student Services, ext. 6020.

New - Cap off first day of Homecoming 2017 at complimentary Friday Night Social Event -- you can even "Dunk-a-Doc!"
The Friday Evening Social has become a fun Palmer West Homecoming tradition for students, doctors and other guests. Come enjoy free tasty, freshly-grilled tacos and other refreshments. Event festivities include a special performance by the Face Paper Bandits band – plus, you can “Dunk a Doc” at the dunk-tank (a Sports Council fundraiser)! Free food ... live music ... and "dunk a doc"! ... what better way to cap off the first day of West campus Homecoming 2017! For additional information: Contact Sports Council officers Joanna Holleran or Mary Kathryn Brazil, or Jennifer Nathan in Student Services.

New - Philosophy Club presents guest-speaker Dr. Austin Davis (May 9/Lunch hrs./Room 117)
The Philosophy Club presents “How to Practice & Be Successful with Purpose and Principle” featuring guest-speaker Austin Davis, D.C., of Life Chiropractic San Francisco, on Tuesday, May 9. Dr. Davis will speak during each lunch hour (at 12:15 and 1:15 p.m.). Dr. Davis, a 2012 Life West graduate who maintains a practice at “Life Chiropractic SF” in San Francisco, will discuss the purpose, principles and philosophy of chiropractic. According to his practice web site, “Dr. Davis has traveled the world to serve and provide chiropractic care to those in need.  His efforts have brought care to thousands of orphans, elderly, and the disabled, as well as monks, religious leaders and political officials.” For additional information: Kara Lizak (6Q), Philosophy Club.

Make sure to register for complimentary PCBD-sponsored seminar: “Developing Financing and Business Planning" (Tuesday, May 9/4:30-8:30 p.m./Room 117)
The Palmer Center for Business Development (PCBD) presents the next West campus business module, "Developing Financing and Business Planning" on Tuesday, May 9, 4:30-8:30 p.m., in Room 117.

In this module, Neal Weinstein of Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and Steven Martinez, vice president of business banking for US Bank, will provide an overview of the business planning process. Details include the elements of the business planning process, understanding why a business plan is a living document, which components of the business plan are most scrutinized by the bank, and identifying realistic numbers to use in a business plan. They will explain about funding sources, loan structure and the all-important five essentials of qualifying for financing. 

Topics covered in this presentation include the current economy and lending climate as well as how to network with bankers in your community. The session will also explore the reality of owning a business and help you identify your "circle of six." The concepts presented in this module offer a foundation for developing your practice financials.

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

For additional information, see Jennifer Nathan in Student Services, ext. 6020.

Ping-Pong Tournament brackets are set -- let the games begin!
The ping-pong tournament bracket, phone-number list, and rules are now posted in the Student Lounge. The tournament format is single-elimination, teams have one week to complete their scheduled game. To schedule games, contact your opponent (from the phone-list), and confirm a mutually convenient time to play. Winners for games 1-3 are due by Wednesday, May 3. Winners for games 4-11 are due by Wednesday, May 10. Winners for games 12-15 are due by Wednesday, May 17. Winners for games 16-17 are due by Wednesday, May 24. For additional information about the Spring Quarter '17 ping-pong tournament, contact Jennifer Gordon (10Q), ASG Athletic Director.

New - Spring ’17 Beach Volleyball Tournament: Saturday, May 13/Sports Page Outdoor Volleyball Courts (Mtn. View)
ASG invites teams to sign up for the beach-volleyball tournament on Saturday, May 13, at the Sports Page outdoor-volleyball courts in Mountain View. The tournament features a six-on-six/double-elimination format, with a maximum of eight teams. Sign up on the ASG bulletin board, or with ASG Athletic Director Jennifer Gordon (10Q) in Room 142. Even if you’re not planning to participate in the tournament, ASG invites students to come enjoy some fun in the sun, and cheer for their favorite team! Watch for further details (including the tournament time).


General Information

Check out the web edition of the Winter '17 edition of The Bartlett!
Enjoy the four-color, web-posted version of the Winter '17 edition of The Bartlett!

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

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 (Rm. 304). Please make sure to note the nature of the event/activity, location, date, time, cost and contact information (i.e. e-mail or cell number.) If you're promoting a guest speaker, you may submit a photo or associated graphic (in JPEG format).

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

     


    Research News

    New - Palmer research team wins Scott Haldeman Award for Outstanding Research
    Scientists from the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research and collaborators from RAND Corporation and the Samueli Institute were awarded the prestigious Scott Haldeman Award for Outstanding Research at the March 16-18 DC2017 conference in Washington, D.C. The award was for the research project: Assessment of chiropractic treatment for active duty, U.S. military personnel with low back pain: a randomized controlled trial (ACT I), presented during the scientific sessions at the conference. Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., F.P.A.C., accepted the award on behalf of co-authors Cynthia Long, Ph.D., Robert Vining, D.C., Katherine Pohlman, D.C., M.S., Joan Walter, J.D., P.A. and Ian Coulter, Ph.D., and other members of the ACT I team. 


    Financial Aid

    New - 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.

    Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2017 scholarships. Visit https://palmercollegeofchiropractic.awardspring.com/ and sign in or REGISTER to create your account to begin the application process. Click here for instructions on applying. The application deadline date for the Summer 2017 scholarships is Friday, May 12. Contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions. Good luck to all applicants!  


      Outside Scholarship Opportunities

      New - 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 - 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. 

      New - All students, faculty and staff are invited to have coffee with Dr.s Martin, Gran and Carter for an informal chat in Monte’s Café on Monday, May 1, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

      New - Campus Blood Drive – Thursday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Big Red Bus will be located behind Bldg. 2.


      General Information

      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!  

      In case you missed the press briefing by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) launching its “Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic” campaign, here’s a link to a recording: www.f4cp.com/watchpressclub/.

      The F4CP has produced a number of excellent resources for the chiropractic profession on the topic of opioid abuse and the chiropractic solution, including: Opioid Toolkit 1.0, Opioid Toolkit 2.0, white paper on “Chiropractic: A Safer Strategy Than Opioids” and white paper on “Chiropractic: A Key to America’s Opioid Exit Strategy.”


      Financial Aid

      New - 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.

      New - 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. 

      New - Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2017 scholarships. Visit https://palmercollegeofchiropractic.awardspring.com/ and sign in or REGISTER to create your account to begin the application process. Click here for instructions on applying. The application deadline date for the Summer 2017 scholarships is Friday, May 12. Contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions. Good luck to all applicants!  


      Employment Opportunities


      Research News

      New - Palmer research team wins Scott Haldeman Award for Outstanding Research
      Scientists from the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research and collaborators from RAND Corporation and the Samueli Institute were awarded the prestigious Scott Haldeman Award for Outstanding Research at the March 16-18 DC2017 conference in Washington, D.C. The award was for the research project: Assessment of chiropractic treatment for active duty, U.S. military personnel with low back pain: a randomized controlled trial (ACT I), presented during the scientific sessions at the conference. Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., F.P.A.C., accepted the award on behalf of co-authors Cynthia Long, Ph.D., Robert Vining, D.C., Katherine Pohlman, D.C., M.S., Joan Walter, J.D., P.A. and Ian Coulter, Ph.D., and other members of the ACT I team.


      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 April 18. 

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