What's Happening

New - City to resume work on Brady Street this week; three left lanes will be closed
The city of Davenport will close the three left/west lanes of Brady Street between 5th Street and Palmer Drive beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. They’re expected to reopen by 7 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.

New - Congratulations, February 2017 graduates!

New - Monday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 25 – Graduation celebration sale in the Bookstore:

  • 35 percent off sweatshirts and ¼ zip trainers
  • 25 percent off Palmer art prints, Palmer garden flags, banners and regular flags
  • 20 percent off Palmer Green books 

New - Monday, Feb. 27, to Monday, March 6 - The Bookstore will be offering a limited number of food options during the lunch hours when the Palmer Café is not open. The menu schedule will be posted on the Palmer app, check it out.

New - Monday, Feb. 27: most external campus doors will be locked and ID needed for access
Beginning Monday, Feb. 27, most external campus doors will be locked. Employees and students will need to use their Palmer ID cards to enter buildings. The following external doors will remain open for public access during business hours:

  • AHC Welcome Center
  • AHC Clinic entrance off Perry Street/Clinic Parking Lot
  • CHC Clinic entrance via Clinic Gardens

Watch this quick video to learn more: https://youtu.be/dnzzW17drDg.

All guests will need to be met at the AHC Welcome Center and escorted to their destination starting Feb. 27.

New - Locks and contents must be removed from the lockers on the 2nd floor of the classroom building by Tuesday, Feb.28. Locks/contents will be removed from those lockers on Wednesday, March 1.

The contents will be kept in Student Services until March 14, after which the contents will be donated to Goodwill. 

Current and upcoming exhibitions at the Figge Art Museum:
Sunday, Feb. 26 – Cajun cook-off at the Figge Art Museum from 5-8 p.m. Kick off Mardi Gras week at the Figge with this festive and fun event featuring delicious Cajun-inspired food cooked by local chefs. All proceeds benefit the Figge's art outreach programs and major exhibitions.  

Now through April 23 – The Robert F. and Patricia J. Schmitt Collection of Japanese Prints. Step into the fascinating world of Japanese woodblock prints in the Lewis Gallery. The exhibition features 15 prints by preeminent Japanese artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.  

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

New - Tuesday, March 7 – Talk the ’TIC contest at Palmer. Talk the ’TIC is a speech contest open to anyone in the D.C. or C.T. program, and it provides a unique opportunity for students to hone their chiropractic communication skills through five-minute speeches. They will be speaking to a crowd as if they are talking to people who don't know what chiropractic is. 

This year's preliminary round at Palmer will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in W210.  Eight contestants will compete.  The top three finalists will proceed to the final round. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.  Come and support your classmates!  The final round at Palmer will be held during SPIZZ Night on March 10. The Palmer winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to compete in the Talk the 'TIC finals which will be held in April at Life College’s “Life Vision” seminar in Atlanta. 

New - F4CP launches “Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic” campaign
Watch live webcast March 14 at 2 p.m. in Room P202

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress® (F4CP) will launch its latest national campaign, “Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic” during a press briefing Tuesday, March 14 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

A webcast of the briefing will be shown at Palmer College in Room P202 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. CST. Students, faculty and staff are invited to watch the webcast together, or on their own using this link: http://www.f4cp.com/pressclub2017/.

At the briefing, the F4CP will present two white papers on opioid abuse and the chiropractic solution as well as two opioid toolkits with media resources. Palmer West Campus President William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., was a co-author of the white paper, “Chiropractic: A Safer Strategy than Opioids” and is one of the presenters at the press briefing.

For more information: https://www.integrativepractitioner.com/whats-new/news-and-commentary/chiropractors-pull-stops-national-press-club-opioids-briefing/.

New - Saturday, April 8 – The Quad Cities River Bandits will be hosting the Bandits "Race to Home" 5K and Kids Fun Run. It’s a great event for baseball fans and running enthusiasts alike. All proceeds fund three college scholarships in the Quad Cities, and registration includes a ticket to a baseball game. The Palmer Chiropractic Clinics is proud to present this run, with co-sponsor the Quad-City Times. Follow the link to learn how to register. For more information,. email Dr. Julie Johnson.


General Information

New - Connect with your friends on the Palmer Davenport App! By now you've heard about the new Palmer app, but do you know how it can help you connect with Brightspace, webmail, clubs and classmates?

  • Links to Brightspace now, with full integration coming soon. It links to webmail, too
  • Groups and Clubs - easily find your tribe and get connected instantly
  • Invite your friends, engage in clubs, and comment on the campus wall. You'll be instantly connected to your campus community.

Download from your app store, register and connect today!

The Bookstore is now selling the My Pillow®! (as seen on TV)

Security reminder: lock vehicle doors and don’t leave your vehicle running and unattended
Remember to always lock your vehicle doors when parked in Palmer parking lots or on the streets in the surrounding neighborhood. Also, don’t leave your vehicle running and unattended for any length of time.


Research News

Volunteers are needed for a research study assessing a program for standardizing the force and delivery speed of high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation. This research study will occur at the Palmer Research Clinic.

Study participation includes:

  • Six 30-minute training visits over a period of four weeks
  • Three 15- to 30-minute assessment visits, one week, one month, and two months after the sixth training visit 
  • Use of a specialized training mannequin 
  • Use of a specialized treatment table capable of measuring spinal manipulative forces 

We are looking for individuals at Palmer College who are: 

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • Individuals who have not received prior force-feedback training
  • Palmer College faculty, staff or administrators with a D.C. degree 
  • Palmer College students in 7th or 8th trimester 

If interested, please contact us. Email research-clinic@palmer.edu or call (563) 884-5188.


Financial Aid


Outside Scholarship Opportunities

  • Perfect Patients Scholarship: Create an original essay of at least 500 words, but no more than 1,000 words, which explores this question: "What are the most important distinctions between chiropractic care and medical treatment and what challenges or opportunities do they create for chiropractors communicating with new patients?" Submit your completed essay to scholarship@perfectpatients.com by one of the two annual deadlines: Aug. 18 and April 18. For more complete essay requirements, please visit http://www.perfectpatients.com/scholarship/
  • Quitsmokingcommunity.org Scholarship: A $3,000 scholarship is available to students who bring awareness to smoking-related diseases. This is an essay contest and the winning applicants will be determined based on the content, style, and originality of their essays. Application deadlines are July 21 and January 21 of each year. Additional information about this opportunity can be found at https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/scholarship/.
  • Varsity Tutors Scholarship: This opportunity is a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest at http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship.
  • Coupon Chief Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship is available to the student who uploads the best two- to five-minute video to YouTube that details one of two things: How you personally save money as a college student or an amazing extreme coupon haul that you’ve made. For full scholarship eligibility criteria and application details, visit  https://www.couponchief.com/pages/scholarship.
  • FormBirds: Visit www.formbirds.com/scholarship for application information. Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and write an essay on the convenience forms offer.
  • QuitDay.Org Scholarship: Help promote a smoke-free environment and workplace and make higher education smoke-free! QuitDay.Org is awarding $3,000 in scholarships each year to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who submit the best essay. Visit https://quitday.org/scholarship/ for application details and essay requirements. The application deadline is March 31 of each year. 

Click here for information on other Palmer outside scholarships. 


Licensing Information

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


Employment Opportunities

New - Life Sciences is looking for anatomy lab teaching assistance (Gross II). Interested applicants must either be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed the course for which you are the teaching assistant. They must also have a grade of "B" or higher to be eligible and must be available for labs on Thursdays, 9:20-11:10 a.m. The pay rate is $15 an hour. Applicants can email Craig Mekow or call him at (563) 884-5693.  


Palmer Café


Club Meetings

Activator Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Kevin Berg. .
Animal Chiropractic Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in 205. Contact Bailey Aldridge.
Blair Club, Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in W215. Contact Philip Spradley.
Campus Guides, Feb. 14 at 6:45 a.m. in Welcome Center Conference Room. Contact Brett Mathes
CRU Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W315. Contact Katelyn McFarland.
CCA Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in M203. Contact Samuel McGinnis..
Extremity Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in P201. Contact Lucas Goetz
Gonstead Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L101. Contact Adam Carr.
LDSSA Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in VIP Conference Room, 4th floor of the Campus Center. Contact Raymond 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; Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. in W120. Contact Courtney Goodchild
NUCCA Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W212; Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W212. Contact Ty Wilson.
Palmer Chiropractic Philosophy Club, Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in P206. Contact Joshua Que.
Palmer Essential Oils Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P206. Contact Lacey Soyer.
Palmer Pediatrics Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W210 and basement Academic Lab AL01. Contact Callie Horstman.
PSAF Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in the VIP Conference Room, 4th floor of the Campus Center. Contact Matthew Waro.
SACA Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in M201. Contact Andrew White
SOT Club, Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20 a.m. in W116. Contact Peter DeVries.
Sports Chiropractic Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in P204; Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W215. Contact Marian Nappi.
Torque Release Technique Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Kodi Schroeder


What's Happening

Palmer Pride hockey team back on the ice: Feb. 25 at 5:15 p.m.
Burning up the ice in the midst of a four-game win streak, the Palmer Pride hockey-team returns to the ice for exciting Sharks Adult Ice Hockey League (SAIHL) action on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Solar 4 America Ice of San Jose, located at 1500 S. 10th St. (off Hwy. 280, opposite Spartan Stadium). The puck drops at 5:15 p.m.! For additional information, contact co-captains Michael Sydoryk or Annelies Wentzel (5Q).

Motion Palpation Club presentation: Investigating Spinal Cord Neural Activity with fMRI
The Motion Palpation Club presents "Investigating Spinal Cord Neural Activity with fMRI" on Monday, Feb. 27, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 117, featuring guest-speaker Kenneth Weber, D.C., Ph.D., postdoctoral scholar in the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab at Stanford University. Dr. Weber, a 2009 Palmer Florida graduate, will discuss his career-path toward becoming a clinician-scientist, and the prospects of chiropractors choosing a research career. He will provide an overview of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and present his work on using fMRI to detect motor and sensory activity in the cervical spinal cord. Dr. Weber will conclude his presentation with a discussion of recent discoveries in the understanding of pain chronification, the potential of using cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques to advance chiropractic research and patient care. For additional information, contact Motion Palpation Club officers Kamran Eghtesad (6Q) or Dianna Rocha (7Q).

Women of Chiropractic Club presents West alumna Kimmy Wong, D.C.
The West campus Women of Chiropractic Club presents "Adjust Like a Girl" featuring guest-speaker Kimmy Wong, D.C., on Wednesday, March 1, 5-6:30 p.m., in room 124. Dr. Wong, a 2015 West campus alumnna who graduated with "Clinical Excellence" honors, maintains a practice at Monta Vista Chiropractic in Cupertino. Dr. Wong will demonstrate techniques that she utilizes to reduce the risk of straining her back while moving & positioning patients. Dr. Wong will also show how she sets up to perform adjustments to the thoracic and lumbar spine. For additional information, contact Vivian Ly (9Q), Women of Chiropractic Club.

"Bay Area Classic V" basketball game: Palmer vs. Life West, March 3
Palmer's West campus will square off with cross-bay rivals Life West on Friday, March 3, in the fifth edition of the "Bay Area Classic" basketball game (to be played at the LCCW campus in Hayward). Watch for further details about Bay Area Classic V! For additional information, contact Jennifer Gordon (9Q), ASG Athletic Director.


General Information

Enjoy the new edition of Insights (Palmer's alumni magazine)!
The Winter ’16 edition of Insights (Palmer’s biannual alumni magazine) is now posted for convenient online reading. The cover story spotlights the achievements of distinguished alumnae (“From the Past to the President – Palmer Women Continue to Inspire”) and features profiles on West campus graduates Stephanie Johnson, D.C., the first woman to provide chiropractic care at becoming the first woman to provide chiropractic care at the world’s largest military medical center, and Sherry McAllister, D.C., executive vice president of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. The Winter ’16 issue features several other articles spotlighting West campus alumni, faculty and students!

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

Plenty of Palmer news in the Jan./Feb. '17 edition of the CCA Journal!
Check out the seven pages of coverage featuring Palmer's West campus in the Jan./Feb. '17 edition of the CCA Journal!

To view the most current San Jose Campus calendar of events,.

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).


    Research News


    Financial Aid

    Please note: Loan checks can be picked up in the Bookstore -- not the Student Services office. The link to sign up for direct deposit is: www.palmer.edu/admissions/forms/direct-deposit-authorization/.

    For additional information, contact Mylinh Pham, West campus Financial Planning Manager.


      Outside Scholarship Opportunities

      • Perfect Patients Scholarship: Create an original essay of at least 500 words, but no more than 1,000 words, which explores this question: "What are the most important distinctions between chiropractic care and medical treatment and what challenges or opportunities do they create for chiropractors communicating with new patients?" Submit your completed essay to scholarship@perfectpatients.com by one of the two annual deadlines: Aug. 18 and April 18. For more complete essay requirements, please visit http://www.perfectpatients.com/scholarship/
      • Quitsmokingcommunity.org Scholarship: A $3,000 scholarship is available to students who bring awareness to smoking-related diseases. This is an essay contest and the winning applicants will be determined based on the content, style, and originality of their essays. Application deadlines are July 21 and January 21 of each year. Additional information about this opportunity can be found at https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/scholarship/.
      • Varsity Tutors Scholarship: This opportunity is a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest at http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship.
      • Choice Chiropractic Scholarship for Coloradans: Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time in an accredited chiropractic college or university in good standing and must have been born in Colorado or lived in Colorado for at least two years. Visit https://choicechiropracticboulder.com/about-us/scholarship for complete scholarship details. The deadline to submit applications and essays is Sept. 30.
      • Coupon Chief Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship is available to the student who uploads the best two- to five-minute video to YouTube that details one of two things: How you personally save money as a college student or an amazing extreme coupon haul that you’ve made. For full scholarship eligibility criteria and application details, visit  https://www.couponchief.com/pages/scholarship
      • FormBirds: Visit www.formbirds.com/scholarship for application information. Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and write an essay on the convenience forms offer.
      • QuitDay.Org Scholarship: Help promote a smoke-free environment and workplace and make higher education smoke-free! QuitDay.Org is awarding $3,000 in scholarships each year to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who submit the best essay. Visit https://quitday.org/scholarship/ for application details and essay requirements. The application deadline is March 31 of each year. 

      Click here for information on other Palmer outside scholarships.


      Employment Opportunities


      In the Cafeteria

      Check out this week's Cafeteria menu
      The West campus Cafeteria web-site provides a convenient way to see what the Cafeteria is serving each week. Click here for this week's menu. For additional information regarding Cafeteria services, see Keith Gonzalez, San Jose campus Cafeteria chef/manager.


      Club Meetings


      What's Happening

      New - Automated External Defibrillator (AED) located on the second floor in Building #1 is disabled 
      Until further notice, the AED located on the second floor in Building #1 (outside of the Admissions Office) is disabled due to a battery issue. In the meantime, there are AEDs at the following locations on campus:

      • Building #2, first floor near the security desk 
      • Building #3, first floor near the men’s bathroom

      Please acclimate yourself with these locations if you are not familiar with them in the event of an emergency.

      Career Fair 2017
      Make plans to attend the Second Annual Career Fair on Wednesday, March 1, from 1:30-5 p.m. in Building 3. Students are not required to register in advance. Students should bring copies of their resume and check out the Career Fair Participating Employers & Tips in advance. Select employers will have door prizes, and Q10-13 students are eligible for clinic hours and the chance to win a $200 diploma frame. 

      ACBSP™ is hosting its annual Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium April 20-23 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Each year, ACBSP brings in top-notch speakers from a variety of sports-medicine areas and presents a powerful, impactful, educational opportunity with the most advanced and up-to-date information.  

      While students are the future of the chiropractic profession, ACBSP recognizes that it may be difficult for students to attend high-quality conferences such as the Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium. Therefore, ACBSP offers a discounted rate for all D.C. students. For only $99, students can attend three days of lectures, including multiple hands-on breakout sessions. 

      In addition, ACBSP hosts a Student Reception on Friday evening of the symposium. This reception is held so students from various colleges can meet and network. While the reception is ONLY open to students, a few hand-picked, distinguished ACBSP certificates will be on hand to answer any questions the students may have about breaking into the profession of chiropractic sports medicine. 

      Symposium registration may be completed online. You can also find the schedule and further symposium details on the ACBSP website.

      Please don't hesitate to contact the ACBSP National Office with any questions.


      General Information

      Palmer Clinics have opened a new satellite clinic at 3875 Nova Road, Port Orange, Fla. The phone number is (386) 788-3385. The clinic in South Daytona has closed.

      Daytona International Speedway race rewards
      Receive special student/employee discounts on upcoming events including the Daytona 500.


      Financial Aid


      Employment Opportunities


      Research News


      Outside Scholarship Opportunities

      • Perfect Patients Scholarship: Create an original essay of at least 500 words, but no more than 1,000 words, which explores this question: "What are the most important distinctions between chiropractic care and medical treatment and what challenges or opportunities do they create for chiropractors communicating with new patients?" Submit your completed essay to scholarship@perfectpatients.com by one of the two annual deadlines: Aug. 18 and April 18. For more complete essay requirements, please visit http://www.perfectpatients.com/scholarship/
      • Quitsmokingcommunity.org Scholarship: A $3,000 scholarship is available to students who bring awareness to smoking-related diseases. This is an essay contest and the winning applicants will be determined based on the content, style, and originality of their essays. Application deadlines are July 21 and January 21 of each year. Additional information about this opportunity can be found at https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/scholarship/.
      • Varsity Tutors Scholarship: This opportunity is a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest at http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship.
      • Choice Chiropractic Scholarship for Coloradans: Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time in an accredited chiropractic college or university in good standing and must have been born in Colorado or lived in Colorado for at least two years. Visit https://choicechiropracticboulder.com/about-us/scholarship for complete scholarship details. The deadline to submit applications and essays is Sept. 30.
      • Coupon Chief Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship is available to the student who uploads the best two- to five-minute video to YouTube that details one of two things: How you personally save money as a college student or an amazing extreme coupon haul that you’ve made. For full scholarship eligibility criteria and application details, visit  https://www.couponchief.com/pages/scholarship
        FormBirds: Visit www.formbirds.com/scholarship for application information. Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and write an essay on the convenience forms offer.
      • QuitDay.Org Scholarship: Help promote a smoke-free environment and workplace and make higher education smoke-free! QuitDay.Org is awarding $3,000 in scholarships each year to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who submit the best essay. Visit https://quitday.org/scholarship/ for application details and essay requirements. The application deadline is March 31 of each year. 

      Click here for information on other Palmer outside scholarships. 


      Food Service

      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

      Activator Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1111.
      Applied Kinesiology (AK), Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2223.
      Campus Guides, Wednesdays at 1:30 P.M. IN 1209.
      Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), Fridays at 9:30 a.m.in 2223.
      Chiropractic Primary Care Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1209.
      Clinical Neuroscience Club, Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. in 1209.
      Functional Neurology Club, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 1209.
      Gonstead Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1109 and 1112; Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2275 and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 1109 and 1112.
      Grostic Club, Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 2171.
      Motion Palpation Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2227 and Wednesdays at 1:30 P.M. IN 1107 and 1109.
      Pediatric Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1207.
      Performance Taping, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 1106.
      Pettibon Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2223 and 2225.
      PSAF EC, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in ALS 2145.
      Sabor Club, Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Cafe, Bldg. 3.
      SCCA, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in 2225.
      Soft Tissue Club, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 1111.
      SOT Club, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 1107.
      Sports Council, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 1207.
      Student Council, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 3200.
      Torque Release (TRT), Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 2277.

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