Student Announcements

Main campus


What's Happening

New - Palmer server updates—Sunday April 21, 5 a.m. CDT Start Time
Palmer servers will be updated at this date and time with the latest Microsoft patches and updates. This will impact the servers at all three campuses.Access to the Palmer Portal, email, Brightspace, VPN, Power Campus and other Palmer systems will have short periods of unavailability during that time. Estimated time of completion is 8 a.m. 

Thank you for your patience during these important upgrades, enhancements and patches. If you have any issues after the maintenance is complete, simply restart your computer. Please contact the Help Desk if the issue persists. 

New - Now through Thursday, April 18 – Hop in to the Bookstore for an Easter sale. Choose an egg and save 35, 45 or 55 percent on full-priced clothing and gifts. This sale excludes clinic polos, lab or clinic jackets. 

New - Thursday, April 18 – SABCA Panera fundraising from 4 to 8 p.m. Bring this flier or an electronic version to Panera (414 W. Kimberly Road in Davenport) when you place your order and they'll donate a portion of your purchase to SABCA.

New - Campus and clinics closed April 19-22
The main campus and clinics will be closed Friday through Monday, April 19-22 for spring recess. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, April 23.

New - Tuesday April 23 through Friday, April 26 – Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Awareness Week. The office of Compliance is sponsoring activities to raise awareness of the impact of sexual misconduct. Learn more about this important topic by reading the fliers around campus, visiting the informational tables, and participating in Bingo and denim day. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Lenehan.

New - Friday, April 26 – "Starting an Animal-Chiropractic Practice." The Animal Chiropractic Club presents Seth Severtson, D.C. in a Skype call. He'll talk about starting an animal-chiropractic practice and his experiences with adjusting cattle and other large animals, 9:20 a.m. in P205. Dr. Severtson is a 2009 main campus graduate and owner of Severtson Spinal Care in Sioux Falls, S.D.  

New - Friday, April 26 – “Starting Your Practice and How to Market” with Drs. Lucas and Amy Watterson. Their presentation is at 9:20 a.m. in W212. Both Dr. Lucas and Dr. Amy are 2001 main campus graduates and co-owners of the NUCCA practice, Mountain State Wellness in Morgantown, W. Va. Presented by the NUCCA Club.

New - Friday, April 26 – "Theology and Philosophy of Chiropractic" will be presented by Alex Arguello, D.C., and Justin Dean from 6 to 8 p.m. in P206. Dr. Arguello is a 2010 main campus graduate and owner of Great River Family Chiropractic in Moline, Ill. He also serves as an elder at Sacred City Church, Davenport. Justin Dean is planting and lead pastor at Sacred City Church, Davenport. Presented by the Christian Chiropractic Club. 

New - Saturday, April 27 – “Starting into Practice” will be presented by Braxton Pulley, D.C. and Mike Whitmer of NCMIC from 8 a.m. to noon in the Business Center classroom. They will share how to begin, build and manage your career effectively. Breakfast will be provided with advanced RSVP using the Palmer CareerNetwork. This is a PCBD Business Module. 

New - Tuesday, April 30 – “The Power of the Adjustment – Mohamed’s story” will be presened by Nicole Lackner, D.C., at 9:20 a.m. in Room L101. Dr. Lackner is a 2000 graduate of the main campus, and is owner/operator of Holistic Health Center of Peoria, Ill. This event will be hosted by the Gonstead Club.  

New - Thursday May 2 – "Philosophy Night: Nature of Innate." Join the sisters of the Sigma mansion for a Philosopher's Cafe, where we'll start from a common article to organically explore the nature of Innate. Bring your ideas, your reasoning, and your respectful discussion. Join us at 7 p.m. at 130 W. 12th St. Everyone is welcome to attend, and participation is highly encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.   

New - Friday, May 3 – “How to Communicate With the World, What We Do and Who We Are” will be presented by Gregg Friedman, D.C., at 9:20 a.m. in P201. Dr. Friedman is a 1986 graduate of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, and is owner of Arcadia Spinal Health Center, Phoenix, Ariz. Hosted by the Motion Palpation Club. 

Free admission for Palmer students, employees and their families to the Figge Art Museum with Palmer ID. The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. 


General Information

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


Research News

Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research publishes new study protocol. Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of disability among U.S. military personnel. Chiropractic care may facilitate the strengthening of trunk muscles, the alteration of sensory and motor signaling, and a reduction in pain sensitivity, which may contribute to improving the health of military personnel with LBP. This trial will assess the effects of chiropractic care on strength, balance, and endurance in this population. The study protocol for this trial has been published. Results from the study are expected in summer 2019.


Financial Aid

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2019 scholarships. Sign in to AwardSpring or register to begin the application process. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 8. All applications must be submitted by the end of the day, Central Standard Time (CST). It is recommended you submit your applications by 10 p.m. (CST). Contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions. Good luck to all applicants!


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

The Marketing & Communication Department is seeking a social media work study for 3-5 hours per week. This person will develop content including photos, videos, and written copy for Palmer College social media. Interested applicants should email Jillian McCleary

Work-study positions are available for lifeguards, athletic trainers and intramural officials. Interested applicants should email Ron O’Brien or see him in the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation. 

Davenport Community School Stepping Stones Program is hiring work-study America Reads Tutors. Required qualifications are that tutors must enjoy working with children and have a desire to contribute to the community. No education background is necessary and training will be provided. All U.S. students are invited to be an America Reads Tutor through Federal Work Study. The pay rate is $15 an hour. For more information, contact Financial Planning at 563-884-5740.  

The Marketing and Communication department needs work-study photographers. For more information, email Tim Richardson. 


Palmer Café


Club Meetings

Have you been thinking about joining a club on campus? It's a great way to meet fellow students with similar interests. 

Activator Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in M203. Contact Shelby Chapelle.                                  
Animal Chiropractic Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Contact Leslie Rogers
Blair Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W215. Contact Karlee Dresen.          
Business Ambassadors, 1st Tuesday of each month at 9:20 a.m., and 3rd Wednesday of each month (April 17, May 15) at 3:45 p.m. in PCBD Classroom. Contact Victoria Brown.
Campus Guides, Tuesdays, April 9, May 14 and June 4 at 6:30 a.m. in the AHC Welcome Center Conference Room. Contact Jacob Mitchell.  
Christian Chiropractic Association, Thursdays at 6 p.m. in P206. Contact Abigail Vandehei
Extremity Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in P206. Contact Erika Doudna.          
Gonstead Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in L102, Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. in L102 and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L101. Contact Christopher Neely.   
Kairos Training Club, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m. in L102. Contact Brandon McCormick.           
Knee Chest Upper Cervical Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W214 and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W305. Contact Jonathan Finney.   
McKenzie Method Chiropractic Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W305. Contact Franklin Benik.                       
Motion Palpation Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in L101, Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. in L101 and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L102. Contact Graison Tielle.    
NUCCA Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W212. Contact Walker Porterfield.
Palmer Pediatrics Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W210 and AL01. Contact Lauren Lebzelter.
PSAF, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W216. Contact Hannah Jones.                                      
QSM3, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W215. Contact Claire Sheridan.                       
SABCA, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P206. Contact Ashlee Washington.                                      
SACA, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in M201. Contact Courtney Paulson.
SOT Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W304. Contact Andreas Hagglandre.
Sports Chiropractic Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W214. Contact Emily Fair.
Torque Release Technique, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Anna Gosz.
WCCS, Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in P206. Contact  Nicole Pleggenkuhl.    

    West campus


    What's Happening

    New - Palmer server updates—Sunday April 21, 5 a.m. CDT Start Time
    Palmer servers will be updated at this date and time with the latest Microsoft patches and updates. This will impact the servers at all three campuses. Access to the Palmer Portal, email, Brightspace, VPN, Power Campus and other Palmer systems will have short periods of unavailability during that time. Estimated time of completion is 8 a.m.

    Thank you for your patience during these important upgrades, enhancements and patches. If you have any issues after the maintenance is complete, simply restart your computer. Please contact the Help Desk if the issue persists. 

    Register for West Homecoming 2019 at special $60 package-rate (by Friday, April 19)! 
    Palmer West Homecoming 2019 is scheduled for May 3-5, 2019 – and students can attend all the seminars and social events at the special “early rate” of $60, which includes all sessions, the vendor Expo, continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and one ticket to the Saturday Evening Gala at the Santa Clara Marriott. 

    You can register online; by calling the Continuing Education office (on the Main campus) at 563-554-5998; or, by completing one of the printed registration forms (available throughout the campus) and deliver to Student Services. The deadline to register at the “early” rate is Friday, April 19 (at which the “at the door” rate of $100 takes effect). 

    Note: Students can attend the Friday seminar-sessions free of charge (as an alternate class event); however, you must formally register to attend Homecoming events on May 4-5. 

    For additional information about Palmer West Homecoming 2019: www.palmer.edu/continuing-education/homecoming/

    Attend Palmer West Homecoming 2019 for “free” by serving as C.E. monitor!
    The Continuing Education Department seeks students to serve as monitors for Palmer West Homecoming 2019, May 3-5. You will receive a reimbursement of your registration fee (up to $60), after the event, by attending one training session prior to Homecoming, and by monitoring three sessions during Homecoming. Monitors will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Every attempt will be made to accommodate your requests. Please note any times when you are unavailable to monitor. Please fill out a monitor request form and send to Kathy Koenig at kathy.koenig@palmer.edu. If you have any questions, you can email Kathy, or call her at the Main campus in Davenport: 563-884-5494.

    New - Sports Council hosts pre-Homecoming golf tournament on May 2
    For the second year in a row, the West Campus Sports Council will host a golf-tournament the day before the Palmer West Homecoming event (which takes place May 3-5). Once again, the tournament will take place at the Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club (located at 5155 Stars and Stripes Drive, off Tasman Drive, across from Levi’s Stadium). The shotgun-start will tee-off at 1 p.m.! Students can sign up for the tournament via Eventbrite (@pccw_golftournament_2019.eventbrite.com). This year’s tournament fees (which includes golf cart) are $50 for students, and $65 for doctors. Prizes for the winning team, and tournament contests! Social event to follow at Blast & Brew (55 River Oaks Parkway, off N. 1st St.). For additional information: Sports Council officers Emelia Bracken or Dennis Matos (8Q).

    New - Spring ’19 Quarterly Cause: Second Harvest Food Bank
    ASG’s Spring ‘19 Quarterly Cause is a spring-season food-drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank. You can place your donations in the collection-canisters that will be placed in the front and south lobbies. The last day to contribute is Wednesday, April 30. Help the less-fortunate members of our community celebrate the spring-season holidays. Every little bit helps! ASG thanks you for generously supporting the Spring ’19 Quarterly Cause! For additional information, contact Maggie Juarez (10Q), ASG Community Services Director.

    New - Special Bookstore sale April 18
    Make sure to stop by the Bookstore this Thursday, April 18, for a special, one-day Easter sale. Open an egg, and find out the amount of your special discount – ranging from five to 40 percent off your entire purchase! (Offer not valid on diagnostic equipment, Hypervolt, textbooks, and note sets.) For additional information, see Steven Sautter in the Bookstore.

    New - Adjusted Library hours through April 21
    Library hours for the remainder of the week are as follows: Wednesday, April 17, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, April 18, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and the Library will be closed all three days of the Spring Holiday weekend (April 19-21). For additional information, contact Denise Ulett, West Campus Branch Library Manager, ext. 6014.

    New - Soccer team returns to the field April 22 at Twin Creeks 
    The Palmer West co-ed soccer team returns to action on Monday April 22, at 8 p.m. on field 6A at Twin Creeks Sports Complex (located at 969 E. Caribbean Drive in Sunnyvale, off Hwy. 237). Admission is free, and there’s plenty of free parking! For additional information: Justin Lor, Palmer West soccer team (8Q).

    New - ASG-candidate speeches April 24 
    Election of new ASG officers for the 2019-2020 executive council will take place on Wednesday, April 24. Candidates will deliver speeches at 9:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria, and student-voting will take place during each lunch-hour in the Cafeteria. For additional information: Felisha Truong (11Q), ASG vice president.

    New - “Finding Yourself – and Finding Your Path to Success” April 25
    Student Services presents “Finding Yourself and Finding Your Path to Success" (featuring guest-presenter Kyle Edquist of Singularity) on Thursday, April 25, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 115. Mr. Edquist will help you learn how to you prepare yourselves mentally for the workforce, and ways to stand out in a competitive job market. As a “producer of human efficacy and facilitator for authentic connection,” Mr. Edquist brings “a holistic practice to coaching,” and helps you “bring your heart, humanity and whole self to everything you do.” Light refreshments provided. For additional information: Karen Dunn, Student Academic Services. 


    General Information

    Stay “in touch” with Palmer News

    The Palmer News blog features articles and information about each campus. 

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

    Do you have something to include in TuesdE-news or messages for the campus monitors?
    Please email your announcements to Chuck Bustillos the Friday before the issue of TuesdE-news in which you’d like your information to appear. 


    Research News

    Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research publishes new study protocol. Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of disability among U.S. military personnel. Chiropractic care may facilitate the strengthening of trunk muscles, the alteration of sensory and motor signaling, and a reduction in pain sensitivity, which may contribute to improving the health of military personnel with LBP. This trial will assess the effects of chiropractic care on strength, balance, and endurance in this population. The study protocol for this trial has been published. Results from the study are expected in summer 2019.


    Financial Aid

    New - Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2019 AwardSpring scholarships. Sign in or register to begin the application process. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 8. All applications must be submitted by the end of the day, Central Standard Time (CST), and it is recommended you submit your applications by 10 p.m. (CST). Contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions. Good luck to all applicants!


    Scholarship Opportunities

    NBCE Scholarship Competition offers four awards of $2,500 each!
    The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) 2019 scholarship competition offers four awards of $2,500 each to students in good standing and enrolled at a U.S., CCE-accredited chiropractic college. Essays and other application materials are due by Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Scholarship-winners will be announced by Dec. 31, 2019. For complete details, visit the Scholarships section of the NBCE web site, or download this pdf. The NBCE Scholarship competition is administered by an outside corporation, Brighthall. For additional information about the 2019 NBCE Scholarship Competition, contact Dr. Claire Johnson at: NBCEstudentscholarship@gmail.com

    TruSpine Chiropractic in San Francisco offers $500 scholarship!
    TruSpine Chiropractic in San Francisco (managed by 2013 Palmer West alumnus Supreet Shah, D.C.) is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students “with a passion for chiropractic.” The deadline to apply for the next award is April 31, 2019. The winner will be announced by May 15, 2019, and the scholarship will be presented by May 30. For complete details, visit the TruSpine Chiropractic web site. You can read about Dr. Shah and the TruSpine Chiropractic scholarship program in the current edition of Palmer Insights (alumni magazine).

     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 -

        New club information will be posted by April 22. 

          Florida campus


          What's Happening

          New - Palmer server updates—Sunday April 21, 5 a.m. CDT Start Time
          Palmer servers will be updated at this date and time with the latest Microsoft patches and updates. This will impact the servers at all three campuses. Access to the Palmer Portal, email, Brightspace, VPN, Power Campus and other Palmer systems will have short periods of unavailability during that time. Estimated time of completion is 8 a.m. 

          Thank you for your patience during these important upgrades, enhancements and patches. If you have any issues after the maintenance is complete, simply restart your computer. Please contact the Help Desk if the issue persists.

          New - 2019 Student Olympics
          Get your game faces on! How does a little class vs. class vs. faculty competition sound? Student Olympics are Wednesday, May 1. On the agenda: tug-o-war, pie-eating contest, cornhole, inflatable obstacles, relay races, free food and more! Spirit week will be April 25 - May 1. More details to come. Questions? Contact your student council representative. 

          New - Chiro Games
          The 2019 Chiro Games dates have been released! Mark your calendars for November 9-10 in Cocoa Beach. More details will be released this summer.


          General Information

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


          Financial Aid

          Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2019 AwardSpring scholarships. Sign in or register to begin the application process. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 8. All applications must be submitted by the end of the day, Central Standard Time (CST), and it is recommended you submit your applications by 10 p.m. (CST). Contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions. Good luck to all applicants!


          Employment Opportunities


          Research News

          Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research publishes new study protocol. Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of disability among U.S. military personnel. Chiropractic care may facilitate the strengthening of trunk muscles, the alteration of sensory and motor signaling, and a reduction in pain sensitivity, which may contribute to improving the health of military personnel with LBP. This trial will assess the effects of chiropractic care on strength, balance, and endurance in this population. The study protocol for this trial has been published. Results from the study are expected in summer 2019.


          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

          New - New club information will be posted by April 22, 2019. 

          Choose your program