Student Announcements

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What's Happening

New - Palmer server updates— Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 p.m. CST Start Time
Palmer servers will be updated at this date and time with the latest Microsoft patches and updates. This will impact services 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 1 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. 

Lost and Found Items are Overflowing!
Take a couple of minutes before you leave on break and visit us in Student Administrative Services, 3rd floor of the Campus Center to claim your lost items.    

Christmas Cheer Campaign
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 their time to help coordinate obtaining gifts, wrapping and distributing presents for those families whose holidays would otherwise be bleak. Please consider a cash donation or choose a tag off the tree in the Palmer Skywalk containing gift information on a child you can personally support. Place the unwrapped gift with the attached tag under the tree by Dec. 16. If you need further information, please contact Dr. Roger Hynes or Lora Schroeder in Student Services. 

Ho Ho Ho, Palmer Bookstore’s 12 Days of Holiday Savings Sale through Dec. 18
Save on these items and earn “Palmer Bucks” this month to be redeemed Jan. 6-31, 2020. 

Bake Sale, Thursday, Dec. 12
SAGA hosting bake sale from 9:20 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Skywalk.

New - Week at a Glance Emails Now Being Sent on Mondays, not Wednesdays 
Submissions are due no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the email going out. If information is submitted after that, it’s not guaranteed to be included due to time needed for email creation and approvals. All submissions MUST include the following information or it will not be included: Title of the event/fundraiser, etc., date, time and location, presenter name, and other details like raffles or food. Any other information that should be included. 

Christmas Carols and Cookies in the Skywalk, Friday, Dec. 13
CCA will be passing out free cookies and playing Christmas carols at 9:20 a.m. 

King’s Harvest Animal Shelter Donation Drive 
SAGA Club will be collecting donated items for King’s Harvest Animal Shelter through Friday, Dec. 13. Please place all donations in the box located in the Skywalk. Suggested items include paper towels, Odoban disinfectant cleaner, pate-style canned cat food, dog puzzle toys and Tidy Cat clumping litter.

“Sample Healthy Protein Snacks from the Palmer Bookstore,” Friday, Dec. 13
Speaker is Leann McDonald, Palmer College Bookstore manager, from 9:20 to 10:05 a.m. in the Business Center Classroom. Have you ever wanted to try one of the other protein snacks, but ended up buying your go-to snack? Here's your opportunity to try something new. Door prizes include assorted food items, Palmer gear and more. No RSVP required. This is a vendor showcase through the Palmer Center for Business Development. 

“My Role in Changing Legislation in the State of Colorado,” Friday, Dec. 13
Petra Sullwold, D.C. will present via Skype at 9:20 a.m. in P205. She also will discuss her recent talk from the AVCA Conference. Hosted by the Animal Chiropractic Club. 

“Born to Breathe – a Parental Yoga Class,” Friday, Dec. 13
Roberta Kelinson presents this class at 9:20 a.m. in the Group Fitness Room of the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center. She is a registered prenatal yoga teacher. She is the owner of Born to Breathe, her personal business which is located within Motherhood Matters in Davenport, Iowa. Hosted by the Pediatrics Club. 

New - Delta Delta Pi Candy Grams, Dec. 16-17
Purchase candy grams Monday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Skywalk. Cost is $1 for one or $5 for six candy grams. The candy grams will be delivered Thursday, Dec. 19. Cash and Venmo accepted forms of payment. 

New - Palmer Student ICA Waffle Fundraiser, Wednesday, Dec. 18
Cost is $3 for waffles, $1 for toppings, and $1 for coffee. They will be available for purchase from 7:30 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. in the Skywalk.

Mark Your Calendars for Palmer Group Nights at the QC Storm
Use discount code “PALMER” when ordering tickets online or show your Palmer ID at the box office for discounted tickets. 

  • Friday, Jan. 10 
  • Friday, Jan. 24 
  • Sunday, Feb. 16 
  • Friday, March 27

Are you a student in 7th to 10th tri? We’ll have opportunities for student involvement at our concourse tables at each game! Receive a free ticket for the game if you work the concourse table (limit three students/game). Interested? Contact Jennifer Steward to reserve your spot to work a game, interact with the public AND earn clinic hours!

Celebrating 125 Years of Chiropractic – Email Signature
2020 will mark the 125th anniversary of chiropractic. To help celebrate, we’ve developed a version of the 125th Anniversary Logo to be used as part of your Palmer email signature. Please feel free to add the logo to your signature immediately. Instructions are below.

Instructions: 
https://www.palmer.edu/palmer/forms/emailsignature.aspx

Download the Palmer College of Chiropractic App!
Did you know you can access your webmail, Brightspace, events and club information in a single spot? Download the Palmer College of Chiropractic app from Google Play or the Apple App Store to quickly and easily access all of this information.

Tis’ the Season to Earn Palmer Bucks at the Bookstore
Earn $5 in Palmer bucks during December with every $40 purchase of apparel and/or gifts. Redeem your Palmer bucks Jan. 6-31.

Figge Art Museum
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

Congratulations Students Named to the Summer 2019 Trimester Dean’s List at Palmer College of Chiropractic!
Check out the list and if your name is on it, share your good news on social media. 

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


Research News

Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research Announces VERDICT Study
U.S. veterans suffering from chronic low-back pain will be the focus of a $7 million study that will examine the role of chiropractic care in pain management for veterans with chronic low back pain. The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), the largest chiropractic research institution in the nation, will execute the study in collaboration with the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, and the University of Iowa. Read the article: https://www.palmer.edu/media-newsroom/.

U.S. Department of Defense Submits Report on Chiropractic to Congress
Studies conducted by Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Rand Corp. and the Samueli Institute were recently presented as part of a final report to Congress. The studies showed that chiropractic care reduced back pain, increased endurance, and increased fitness among active-duty troops with back pain. Read the article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/09/16/chiropractic-care-works-troops-lower-back-pain-not-everyone-can-access-it.html.


 


    Financial Aid

    Applications for Spring 2020 AwardSpring Scholarships is Now Open
    Make sure to update your term in school, overall GPA, Palmer extracurriculars, and short answers to ensure you’re eligible for the max number of awards. Sign in or register to begin the application process. Applications will close Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. It’s recommended you submit your applications by 3 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

    New - Work-study openings for PASS Program Study Leaders for Biochemistry 2. Requirements include 3.5 cumulative GPA, and an "A" in the course you wish to tutor. For expected time commitments and qualifications, please contact Kylie Kuffler.

    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

    View the Palmer Café Menu.


    Club Meetings

    Winter trimester clubs and organizations.

      West campus


      What's Happening

      New - Palmer server updates— Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 p.m. CST Start Time
      Palmer servers will be updated at this date and time with the latest Microsoft patches and updates. This will impact services 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 1 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 - Upcoming Library Hours
      The Library will be offering extended hours during Lab Finals through Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday, Dec.13, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information contact Denise Ulett, MLS, West branch manager librarian at ext. 66014. 

      Faculty Institute Day, Monday, Dec. 16
      No classes and all clinics will be closed. 

      New - Bookstore 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Sale Through Friday, Dec.20
      Every day a different item will be on sale for only $5 while supplies last! Plus 30% off all clothing and gifts every day until Friday, Dec. 20. 

      Christmas in the Park
      For the first time ever Palmer West has a Christmas Tree at Christmas in the Park! The tree can be viewed until Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Stop by, take some photos and enjoy Christmas in the Park! For additional information, contact Christan Maxwell. 

      Alternative Housing
      New alternative housing solution powered by the Homewood Suites Extended Stay Program. If anyone is in need of an emergency housing solution, this may assist with immediate housing placement. For more information, contact Shantel Thomas, Student Services specialist.

      Celebrating 125 Years of Chiropractic – Email Signature
      2020 will mark the 125th anniversary of chiropractic. To help celebrate, we’ve developed a version of the 125th Anniversary Logo to be used as part of your Palmer email signature. Please feel free to add the logo to your signature immediately. Instructions are below.

      Instructions: 
      https://www.palmer.edu/palmer/forms/emailsignature.aspx

      F4CP National Student Call - Low Back Pain, Wednesday, Dec. 18
      Join the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress at 6 p.m. to learn from Dr. Stu McGill, renowned spine researcher. Conference call link will be posted on Palmer West F4CP page. For more details, contact Cheyenne McCarthy, F4CP Club president.

      Shred Fest 2020, Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 26
      Shred Fest will take place at Heavenly Ski Resorts in South Lake Tahoe. You can purchase tickets now and receive more information at the ASG table in the south hallway during activities break and both lunches until January. Lodging for Palmer Students will be $70 and $80 for guests. Please note that lodging rates will increase on Tuesday, Jan. 14 to $80 for Palmer students and $90 for guests.

      • Gondola only $50
      • One-day lift ticket $85
      • Two-day lift ticket $165

      Payments accepted: cash, credit card or check. 

      ACC-RAC Conference, March 19-21, 2020
      The ACC-RAC is seeking six to eight students to work at the conference. In return, registration fees ($259) and hotel costs will be covered. In addition, Palmer West will cover reasonable transportation expenses. This is an outstanding opportunity for a few selected students to experience one of the most important research meetings in chiropractic and interact with over 500 attendees. Interested students should submit their names and contact information to Denise Miller in the President’s office before the end of the current quarter.

      Winter 2020 Photo Contest
      Seeking individual and group entries for the 2020 Photo Contest.
      Contest theme: Promote spinal health and well-being on campus, in the community or outdoors. 
      Photos will be judged on composition, theme, enthusiastic expressions by students, etc. 

      – One person in the photo must be wearing visible Palmer apparel!
      – NO ALCOHOL allowed in photos! 
      – Minimum Photo Size: 1MB

      Submissions due Monday, April 6, 2020 by email to Rashida Gilmore.

       Awards for individual entries: 

      First prize: $100, second prize: $75, third and fourth prize: $50 each

      Awards for group-entry/class: Free lunch! Award for group-entry/club: $100!

      Submit Your Club Announcements
      Does your club have an announcement, event or fundraiser that should be included in the next Week at a Glance email? If so, please email them to Rashida Gilmore, if your event/announcement has been approved by Student Services

      Week at a Glance emails will now go out on Mondays. Submissions are due no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the email going out. If information is submitted after that, it’s not guaranteed to be included due to time needed for email creation and approvals. All submissions MUST include the following information or it will not be included: Title of the event/fundraiser, etc., date, time and location, presenter name, other details like raffles or food. Any other information that should be included. 


      General Information

      Stay “In Touch” with Palmer News on Social Media

      If you have a message you’d like posted on the campus monitors (or included in the “What’s Happening” e-messages, please send your information to Rashida Gilmore. 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

      Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research Announces VERDICT Study
      U.S. veterans suffering from chronic low-back pain will be the focus of a $7 million study that will examine the role of chiropractic care in pain management for veterans with chronic low back pain. The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), the largest chiropractic research institution in the nation, will execute the study in collaboration with the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, and the University of Iowa. Read the article: https://www.palmer.edu/media-newsroom/.

      U.S. Department of Defense Submits Report on Chiropractic to Congress
      Studies conducted by Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Rand Corp. and the Samueli Institute were recently presented as part of a final report to Congress. The studies showed that chiropractic care reduced back pain, increased endurance, and increased fitness among active-duty troops with back pain. Read the article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/09/16/chiropractic-care-works-troops-lower-back-pain-not-everyone-can-access-it.html.


      Financial Aid

      Applications for Spring 2020 AwardSpring Scholarships is Now Open
      Make sure to update your term in school, overall GPA, Palmer extracurriculars, and short answers to ensure you’re eligible for the max number of awards. Sign in or register to begin the application process. Applications will close Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. It’s recommended you submit your applications by 3 p.m. (CST). Contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions. Good luck to all applicants!


      Scholarship Opportunities

      NBCE Scholarship Opportunity
      Participate in the NBCE essay competition for an opportunity to receive one of four awards ($2,500 each) for outstanding scholarly papers. For additional information visit NBCE Scholarships.  

      TRUSPINE Scholarship Opportunity
      A $500 chiropractic scholarship is available for undergrad and postgraduate students with a passion for chiropractic. Deadline is Jan. 31, 2020. For additional details: Arthur Rios or visit TRUSPINE

       Click here for list of Palmer outside scholarships.


        Employment Opportunities


        In the Cafeteria

        Check out this week's Cafeteria menu.  


        Club Meetings

        Fall 2019 quarter clubs and organizations.  

            Florida campus


            What's Happening

            New - Palmer server updates— Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 p.m. CST Start Time
            Palmer servers will be updated at this date and time with the latest Microsoft patches and updates. This will impact services 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 1 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. 

            Rina Patel Named December Intern of the Month for the Palmer Florida Clinics
            Congratulations to Rina Patel for being named Palmer Florida Clinics Intern of the Month for December! Rina was nominated by her mod doctor, Je'Ne Jordahl, D.C., C.C.S.P. "Rina goes above and beyond to help interns who need it, yet continues to keep a busy schedule of patients in the clinic,” says Dr. Jordahl. Way to go Rina! 

            Important Deadlines and Notices from the NBCE!
            The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners has announced that applications for the Spring 2020 Part IV Exam are now available on your MyNBCE account portal.

            Please note the application deadline for the Part I Exam is coming up quickly on Dec. 19, 2019. 

            Palmer Bookstore’s 12 Days of Holiday Savings Through Friday, Dec. 20 
            To celebrate the holiday season, the Palmer Bookstore is spreading good cheer with lots of savings! Have last minute shopping for friends and family or have you been eyeing something for you? If so, this is the time to snag a deal! 

            Earn Palmer Bucks through the end of December. Redeem your “Palmer Bucks” Jan. 6-31. 

            Earn Palmer Bucks with Purchases in December
            Earn $5 in Palmer bucks throughout December with every $40 purchase of apparel or gifts. Redeem your Bookstore Palmer bucks from Jan. 6-31

            Diploma Frames on Sale 
            Diploma frames are now 20% off until Dec. 20. Stop by to see two new frames available, in addition to the diploma frames displayed on the wall.

            Student Holiday Party Tickets are on Sale Now! 
            Mark your calendars for Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. for this year’s masquerade themed holiday party, hosted by Palmer Florida Student Council. Tickets can be purchased for $20 each via the Venmo app (@SC_PCCF or search "Palmer Florida Student Council") or online at https://venmo.com/SC_PCCF. Please include the name (and quarter #, if applicable) of ALL individuals you are buying tickets for. For example, "D.D. Palmer Q1" (D.D. would pay $20 for a single ticket), or "B.J. Palmer Q1 & Mabel Palmer guest" (B.J. would pay $40 for two tickets). Please see your class rep if you do not have Venmo or have questions about the Holiday Party! Discounted room rates at The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach are available for students. See your class rep for details.  

            Sign-Ups Available Now for Winter Term Intramural Softball
            Winter Term Intramural Softball sign-ups are available in the Office of Student Services. They are due by Wednesday, Dec. 18, so pick yours up today!

            Congratulations to Two Palmer Florida Teams for Winning City Softball League!
            The men’s and coed team for Palmer Florida both clinched first place in the City of Port Orange softball league last week. Check out Instagram and Facebook for their winning team photos!

            Upcoming Important Dates:

            • Dec. 13: Last Day of Classes
            • Dec. 13: Student Holiday Party at 7 p.m. (Ticket information is below)
            • Dec. 16-19: Finals week
            • Dec. 18: Graduation Clearance day
            • Dec. 19: Application deadline for NBCE Exam, Part I 
            • Dec. 20: Graduation
            • Dec. 21: Deadline to register for ACA’s Engage conference in Washington, D.C. (Details below)
            • Dec. 21-Jan. 13: Winter recess for students

            New - Register for ACA’s Annual Meeting: Engage 2020, Deadline Dec. 21
            Registration is now open for ACA’s annual meeting! ACA's Engage conference allows chiropractic students and professionals to in cutting-edge education, networking and leadership-development opportunities. The conference dates are Jan. 29 – Feb.1, 2020 in Washington, D.C. For more information, go to ACA’s website dedicated to the conference. Student discounts are available. Registration deadline is Dec. 21.  

            New - Voter Registration Drive Coming to Palmer Florida
            Do you want to exercise your right to vote in 2020? If so the League of Women’s Voters of Volusia County will be on campus helping students register on Jan. 14, 2020.  Registration is open to all genders. The drive will be located in Building 3 in the cafe area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Remember there are requirements so check out this link on who can register to vote. 

            Celebrating 125 Years of Chiropractic – Email Signature
            2020 will mark the 125th anniversary of chiropractic. To help celebrate, we’ve developed a version of the 125th Anniversary Logo to be used as part of your Palmer email signature. Please feel free to add the logo to your signature immediately. Instructions are below.

            Instructions: 
            https://www.palmer.edu/palmer/forms/emailsignature.aspx

            Have you Downloaded the New Palmer College of Chiropractic App?
            Did you know you can access your webmail, Brightspace, events and club information in a single spot? Download the Palmer College of Chiropractic app from Google Play or the Apple App Store to quickly and easily access all of this information. Already have the app? It’s time to upgrade! Download the improved app today. Download the improved app today. Expect updates and improvements in the next few months. Have feedback or suggestions to improve the app? Contact Heather Biance

            Submit Your Club Announcements
            Does your club have an announcement, event or fundraiser that should be included in the next Week at a Glance email? If so, please email them to Heather Biance.

            Week at a Glance emails will begin going out of Mondays, not Wednesdays. Submissions are due no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the email going out. If information is submitted after that, it’s not guaranteed to be included due to time needed for email creation and approvals. All submissions MUST include the following information or it will not be included: Title of the event/fundraiser, etc., date, time and location, presenter name, and other details like raffles or food. Any other information that should be included. 


            General Information

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


            Financial Aid

            Applications for Spring 2020 AwardSpring Scholarships is Now Open
            Make sure to update your term in school, overall GPA, Palmer extracurriculars, and short answers to ensure you’re eligible for the max number of awards. Sign in or register to begin the application process. Applications will close Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. It’s recommended you submit your applications by 3 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 Announces VERDICT Study
            U.S. veterans suffering from chronic low-back pain will be the focus of a $7 million study that will examine the role of chiropractic care in pain management for veterans with chronic low back pain. The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), the largest chiropractic research institution in the nation, will execute the study in collaboration with the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, and the University of Iowa. Read the article: https://www.palmer.edu/media-newsroom/.

            The U.S. Department of Defense Submits Report on Chiropractic to Congress
            Studies conducted by Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Rand Corp. and the Samueli Institute were recently presented as part of a final report to Congress. The studies showed that chiropractic care reduced back pain, increased endurance, and increased fitness among active-duty troops with back pain. Read the article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/09/16/chiropractic-care-works-troops-lower-back-pain-not-everyone-can-access-it.html.


            Outside Scholarship Opportunities

             Click here for list of Palmer outside scholarships.


            Food Service

            View Monte’s Café menu.


            Club Meetings

            Choose your program