Student Announcements

Main campus


What's Happening

New - Palmer server updates—Sunday, Dec. 16, 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. 

Want to learn a new language? Sign up for the Rosetta Stone Language Learning Program. It offers 25 different languages. New features include: Mobil app, Phrasebook and interactive games. An $80 refundable deposit is required. The deadline to register is Feb. 15, 2019. See Heather Wright in Student Services, 3rd floor Campus Center. 

New - The Palmer Christmas Cheer Campaign has been a tradition for over a decade. Palmer works with the YMCA’s Childcare and Family Services board to obtain information on Quad City families who are in desperate need this holiday season. Student volunteers representing many Palmer clubs generously give of their time to help coordinate collecting gifts, wrapping, and distributing presents for those families whose holidays would otherwise be bleak. Please consider a cash donation, or take a tag off the tree in the Palmer skywalk that contains gift information on a child you can personally support. Place the unwrapped gift with the attached tag under the tree by Dec. 17. Additionally, the Palmer Vet’s Club will include the name of anyone who donates a  gift to our campaign into a drawing for a free bagel or coffee every day for a trimester. For additional information, email Dr. Roger Hynes or email Lora Schroeder

New - Friday, Dec. 14 – 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 Palmer graduate and owner of Severtson Spinal Care in Sioux Falls, S.D.  

New - Friday, Dec. 14 – You’re invited to a Holly Ball Dodgeball Tournament by Class 211, at 4 p.m. in the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center. $5 per person, six player teams. Double elimination with prizes for the winners! Team costumes are encouraged and concessions will be available. Sign up at www.tinyurl.com/HollyBall

New - Monday, Dec. 17 - Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Delta Delta Pi annual candy gram sale from 8:25 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the skywalk. Cash and Venmo will be accepted. The cost is $1 for one candy gram or $5 for six candy grams. Candy grams will be delivered on Thursday, Dec. 20. 

New - Tuesday, Dec. 18 – WCCS hosts guest speaker Lisa Killinger, D.C., at 9:20 a.m. in P202. She will present “Diversity and Respect." Dr. Killinger has traveled to over 20 countries, and has dinner weekly with people from nearly 30 countries. She can speak conversationally in several languages, and her interest in cultures and faiths has led her to become a Quad Cities leader in interfaith dialogue and social justice. She is a founding executive board member of One Human Family QCA, an organization to help protect the life, dignity and human rights of all people in all places in our community. Dr. Killinger also co-founded a local chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam/Shalom, which brings together Jewish and Muslim women to learn about their common ground and engage in acts of service together. She has taught cultural competency sessions at Palmer for 18 years and has guest lectured on this topic at professional conferences and universities.

New - Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Kick off to Christmas break. Join us in the skywalk at 9:20 a.m. for cookies and hot chocolate. Plus, holiday carols will be played by Simmeon Gastineau, 1st trimester student.

New - Thursday, Dec. 20 – The women’s rugby team will be selling chili and hot chocolate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the skywalk. Cost is $5 for a bowl of chili and $1 for hot chocolate. 

Palmer Bucks and Prize Drawings

  • Now through Dec. 21, for every $45 you spend in the Bookstore you'll earn $5.00 in Palmer Bucks. Palmer Bucks can be redeemed Jan. 3 – Jan. 31, 2019.
  • Visit the Bookstore wearing your Palmer-pride attire on Fridays and your name will be entered in a drawing for awesome prizes. Prizes drawn every Monday through the holiday season.

New - Friday, Jan. 11 – The Animal Chiropractic Club presents Erin O’Connor, D.C., at 9:20 a.m. in P205. She’ll talk about her small animal practice, benefits of a raw food diet, working with show animals, and unique patient cases. This will be a Skype call with Dr. O’Connor, who's a 2010 graduate of the main campus and owns Vitality Chiropractic Center in Aurora, Ill.  

New - Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Brunch and Learn. “Mentorships” will be presented by Kyrie Kleinfelter, D.C., from 9:20 to 10:10 a.m. in the Business Center classroom. Dr. Kleinfelter explains how to choose  a mentor and make the most of that relationship to achieve your goals. She has a successful practice in St. Charles, Ill., and is a Palmer graduate. Light refreshments will be provided; no RSVP is needed.  

New - Friday, Jan. 18 – The Animal Chiropractic Club welcomes Michelle Beckwith. She'll present “Rino the Therapy Dog” at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Michelle will share how a therapy dog can benefit a chiropractic office. She’ll also discuss Rino’s training process. 

New - Saturday, Jan. 26 – Business Module. Ronald House, D.C., will present “Hiring and Managing Staff” from 8 a.m. to noon in the Business Center classroom. He will illustrate exactly why an excellent D.C. with an average staff will yield only an average clinic. The protocols learned here will help develop processes, spell out staff roles and allow you to be the doctor. Breakfast will be provided with advanced reservation. RSVP using the Palmer CareerNetwork. 

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

New - Lost and found items are overflowing! If you’re missing items you may have lost on campus between July and now, we might have it. Come to Student Administrative Services, 3rd floor of the Campus Center, and describe the item. 

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's West campus will host a visit on Jan. 11, 2019. Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus will host a visit on Jan 18, 2019. Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus 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.

Scam Alert
Palmer employees reported being approached by two different females asking for rides to the bus station. The Palmer Safety and Security Department believes this is part of a scam. If you’re approached, don’t give the person a ride, and contact Palmer Security immediately at 884-5555.

Snow Day Shoe Policy
Do your part to keep the R. Richard Bittner Athletic and Recreation Center beautiful! Winter weather is coming up, and the snow, salt and moisture can damage the equipment and gym flooring. 

Wet, snowy, muddy shoes are not allowed in the facility. If there is snow on the ground, you are not allowed to enter the facility directly from the outside until your footwear is completely dry or removed. It is recommended that you bring a second pair of shoes, and remove wet shoes before entering. Guests with wet shoes will need to wait on the floor runners until their shoes dry.  

Failure to comply with the rules can result in loss of access to the facility.

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

Students Wanted! The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research is looking for students interested in working on a National Institutes of Health-funded grant with its principal investigator, Stephen Onifer, Ph.D., as the 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 563-884-5198.


Financial Aid

Spring Scholarship Applications open now through Jan. 11
Current and prospective students may begin applying for Spring term scholarships starting Wednesday, Nov. 14; the application deadline is Friday, Jan. 11. All students are encouraged to apply by visiting https://palmercollegeofchiropractic.awardspring.com/. Questions or concerns may be directed to Abbey Nagle-Kuch


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 - 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.  

PASS Program Study Leaders needed: Cellular Physiology. This position 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.

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

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. 

    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

    Have you been thinking about joining a club on campus? Check out the Fall 2018 club information list

      West campus


      What's Happening

      New - ASG collecting donations for victims of recent California wildfires 
      ASG is organizing a monetary donation drive to assist victims of the recent California wildfires. If you’d like to help, you can place your donation in either of the collection-canisters located in the Bookstore and Cafeteria. Funds collected from the donation drive will be presented for distribution by the Red Cross. Every little bit helps! For additional information, contact Maggie Juarez (8Q), ASG community services director.

      New - Bookstore hours
      The Bookstore will maintain regular hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) through Friday, Dec. 21 (closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m.). If you’re looking to complete your holiday shopping, take advantage of the special 20 percent discount on all apparel and gift items through Dec. 21! For additional information, contact Steven Sautter in the Bookstore, ext. 6145.

      New - Library hours
      Library hours for the balance of the Fall Quarter (and through the winter break) are as follows: Dec. 13-14, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Dec. 15-16, closed; Dec. 17-21, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Dec. 22 – Jan. 2, 2019, closed; Jan. 3-4, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Jan. 5-6, closed. The Library resumes regular hours when Winter ’19 classes begin on Monday, Jan. 7: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and weekends, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information regarding Library hours of services, contact Denise Ulett, West branch campus library manager, or Mila Kholodenko, technical library assistant. The shared Library phone-extension is 6014. 

      New - Palmer server updates—Sunday, Dec. 16, 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 - Tickets on sale for ShredFest 2019!
      ASG’s annual student ski-trip, ShredFest, takes place Jan. 18-19, 2019 (which is the MLK-holiday weekend), at Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe! Weekend lodging is available at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village. Ski-lift tickets and lodging reservations have begun (during both lunch hours at the south entrance tables). One-day lift tickets $85, and two-day tickets are $165. Gondola access is $50, and tubing is $35. Forest Suites lodging-rates through the balance of the quarter are $70 for students ($80 for guests). Lodging rates increase to $80 for students (and $90 for guests) when Winter ’19 classes begin on Monday, Jan. 7. The deadline to sign up for ShredFest 2019 is Friday, Jan. 11. You can pay by cash, check or credit card. For additional information about ShredFest 2019, contact Monica Vetter (9Q), ASG social director.


      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 Palmer News blog includes articles and information about each campus, including:

      The West Campus page on Facebook also is a great way to stay “in touch” with news pertaining to West students and alumni. Check out highlights from the Palmer Spine's participation in the 2018 Silicon Valley Turkey Trot!

      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

      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

      New - 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

        Student Services seeks tutors for Winter, Spring ’19 classes
        Looking for a part-time job that offers a short commute, convenient hours and the satisfaction of helping fellow students achieve their academic goals? Student Services is looking to hire tutors for Winter and Spring ‘19 classes! Working as a tutor requires completion of at least four quarters (unless approved by Student Services); a grade of at least “B” average in the subject(s) to tutor; and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8. Palmer student-tutors are paid $16/hr. To apply (and for additional information), email Karen Dunn or see her in Academic Support Services, office 210, or call 408-944-6025.


        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

           

          Florida campus


          What's Happening

          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 - The 7th Annual Toys for Tots Drive has begun
          We’re collecting toys for the 7th Annual Toys for Tots Drive. Donate new, unwrapped toys now through Friday, Dec. 14 at one of the drop-off locations on campus and in our clinics. The toys collected will be distributed throughout Volusia County for children ages 0-17 years of age. The Marine Corps Reserve is the proud sponsor of this charitable community event for those in need during the holiday season. Not only does it provide toys, but the Toys for Tots drive also gives others a way to give back to their communities. Our Toys for Tots representative is former Marine Audra Sylvester located at the Clyde Morris Clinic, 386-763-2659.

          New - Palmer server updates—Sunday, Dec. 16, 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. 


          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 227
          Chiro Functional Med., Mondays at 9:30 a.m. 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.
          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.

          Choose your program