Palmer West will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day. 

Student Announcements

Main campus


What's Happening

New - Happy Finals Week! 
Need a little motivation to get you through finals? Stop by the “Wall of Encouragement” in the Skywalk. Take a note or leave one. Good luck! 

Free Tax Assistance Offered by United Way of the Quad Cities
Beginning today, individuals and families earning less than $57,000 annually qualify for free tax preparation assistance. Dial 2-1-1 or 563-355-9900 to schedule your appointment. Various preparation sights are offered. 

Black History Month Display through Thursday, Feb. 27
To share the rich history of the Civil Rights Movement in Davenport, our SABCA chapter has partnered up with local community organizations and the Putnam Museum to acquire a special Civil Rights display. It is located in the World of Chiropractic Court.  

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

New - Popcorn Day in the Library, Wednesday, Feb. 19
The 3rd floor Library is hosting a popcorn day on Feb. 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

New - Free Goody Bags, Friday, Feb. 21
Goody bags will be handed out while supplies last from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 21, and through exam week in Student Services, 3rd floor of the Campus Center. 

New - Palmer Server Updates, Saturday, Feb. 22, 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 website 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 - R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center Spring Recess Schedule:

  • Feb. 28 – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 29 through March 1 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 2 through March 6 – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • March 7 through March 8 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 9 – 6 a.m. to  8 p.m.

Student Volunteer Opportunities for the Palmer Clinics
One of Our Biggest Health Fair Events of the Year:

    • Saturday, Feb. 29 – QC Women’s Health and Lifestyles Fair
    • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., River Center, downtown Davenport – Open to clinic students only 7th-10th tri

    Interested in any events? Contact Jennifer Steward to reserve your spot. Clinic students will receive clinic hours credit for participation.

    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

    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

    New - This Term, the Financially FIT Winners are:
    $1,000 Session Winners:

    • Michael Budjak
    • Cody Larsen
    • Joshua Melendez
    • Ashley Oram
    • Kaitlyn Sergio

    $1,000 Fin FIT Activity Winners:

    • Adam Considine
    • Sydney Deegan
    • Maranda Hahn
    • Charbel Medlej
    • Michaela Sievers

    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 - Student Services needs exam proctors for next term. For more information, or to apply, see Heather Wright in Student Services, 3rd floor of Campus Center. 

    New - The Technique Department currently has work-study openings. Interested applicants should email Michael Tunning, D.C. for an application. The application deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 19.

    New - Life Sciences has work-study openings for dissectors for Gross Anatomy I. Applicants must either be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed the course. The pay rate is $11 per hour. Interested applications can email Craig Mekow.

    New - Life Sciences is looking for work-study anatomy lab teaching assistants in Gross Anatomy II. Applicants must either be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed the course with a “B” or higher to be eligible. Available days and times are Mondays from 2:50 to 4:35 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:20 to 11 a.m. The pay rate is $15 per hour. Interested applicants should email Craig Mekow.

    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 Café
      Check out what hot meal is being served in the Palmer Café on Wednesday and Thursday during both lunches! 

      New - Congratulations to Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest Winners
      1st place - Amber Teigen
      2nd place - Nancy Villalpando
      3rd place - Sharnjit Dhesi

      New - New Summer Training Opportunity at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Open to Palmer Students
      The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine has launched an eight-week summer training program focused on Integrative Health Equity and Applied Research (IHEAR) for interprofessional, predoctoral health professions students. The goal of the NIH-funded program is to build the capacity and diversity of the integrative medicine research workforce to advance health equity.

      IHEAR includes:

      • Instruction in the science of social health and healthcare disparities and the role of complementary and integrative health approaches in advancing health equity
      • Development of foundational research skills (e.g., formulating research questions, selecting research methods, interpreting evidence
      • Participation in mentored, applied research projects
      • Monthly stipend of $2068

      Integrative health equity is an emerging field focused on applying integrative approaches to improving health among underserved and vulnerable populations and testing models to improve access to integrative medicine in inadequately resourced settings.

      The 2020 program runs from June 15 to Aug. 9, 2020. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 26 by 12 p.m. PST. https://osher.ucsf.edu/education/ihear

      If you are interested, please contact Dr. Greg Snow or Dr. William Meeker as soon as possible. You may be able to participate in the program and fulfill your academic requirements in the Palmer curriculum. 

      New - Presidents' Day, Today, Feb. 17
      Entire campus closed. 

      New - Shhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Teresa Salazar is Retiring, Come and Say Goodbye
      After 11 years of service to Palmer College we would like to celebrate her dedication to the Palmer West community. Join us Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the Palmer Café conference room from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. to say farewell to Teresa. Light refreshments will be served. Gifts, flowers and cards very much welcomed. Please RSVP to Christan Maxwell, director of admissions. 

      New - Annual Bay Area Classic, Friday, Feb. 21
      Come out and support Palmer West as they take on Life West for the Annual Bay Area Classic. Tickets are $5 and are on sale during activities break and both lunches in the South Hallway.

      • Tailgate - 5 p.m.
      • Volleyball - 6 p.m. 
      • Basketball - 7 p.m.

      Location: Life West Gymnasium, 25001 Industrial Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545

      For more information, contact Kulvir Nijjar

      New - Next Hockey Game, Saturday, Feb. 22
      Support Palmer’s hockey team at their next game at 11:30 p.m. All games are played at Solar4America Ice-San Jose, located at 1500 S. 10th St., off Highway 280. Games are free, and there’s plenty of parking! For more information, contact Nico Buttazzoni and Chullainn Kelly, Hockey Club co-presidents. 

      New - Palmer server updates— Saturday, Feb. 22, 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 website 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 - Sports Council SFMA Seminar, Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23
      Palmer West Sports Council is offering a very special opportunity! They will be hosting an SFMA seminar at Trilogy Fitness in Los Gatos on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23! There are only 25 spots available, so sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis! The normal price for this seminar is about $1,000, however, Palmer West students and faculty receive a special discount at $725 per person! You can pay by check, written out to Palmer West Sports Council or send money by VENMO your payment to @SportsCouncil-PalmerWest. If you have any questions or concerns please contact James Yu (Q7).

      New - Corporate Chiropractic Forum, Tuesday, Feb. 25
      The Palmer West Center for Business Development will be hosting the annual Corporate Chiropractic forum from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Library. Elizabeth Moos, D.C., has been confirmed as the moderator for this event. Refreshments will be served. Stay tuned for information on panelists. For more event information, contact Karen Dunn, academic counselor. 

      New - Pediatrics Club presents Intro to Pediatrics, Wednesday, Feb. 26
      Dr. Megan Duchek will be presenting on Intro to Pediatrics on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 345. 

      New - Bookstore Sale Ends Friday, Feb. 28
      All clearance clothing is only $5! New items will be added periodically to the rack, so keep checking back. 

      New - Soft Tissue Club Presents Introduction to IASTM Tools and Techniques, Monday, March 2
      Makani Lew, D.C., will be demonstrating how to use different modalities for soft tissue work, including: tools, cupping, and flossing. Students will be able to test out different tools and techniques. Join us in Room 124 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Kaitlin Dick.

      New - Intern Pinning Ceremony, Wednesday, March 4 
      The Winter ’20 Intern Pinning Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March. 4 in the library. The 9th quarter class should meet in front of the clinic for a group photo at approximately 9:20 a.m. before convening in the Library at 9:30 a.m. to proceed with the pinning ceremony. During the ceremony, the Library will be open for limited service (until about 10:30 a.m.). For additional information: Denise Miller in the President’s Office, ext. 66005.

      New - Outdoor Club Hike Saturday, March. 7
      Enjoy the outdoors and moving in nature. Join the outdoor club on a hike on March. 7 at 10 a.m. View the Outdoor club Facebook page for more details or see president Mikah Cook

      Location: Ranchos San Antonio Park, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014.

      New - Functional Nutrition Club presents Datis Kharrazian, Ph.D., D.C., FACN, Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 7–8
      Functional Nutrition club will be hosting a webinar with Dr. Datis Kharrazian on Gastrointestinal Strategies and Treatment Applications from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 115. Receive an extensive literature review of the GI systems and how it impacts the brain, the immune system, the cardiovascular system, and other systems of the body.  For more information, contact FNC officers or visit Facebook Group: Functional Nutrition Club – Palmer West.

      New - Women of Chiropractic and Admissions present International Women’s Day Brunch, Monday, March. 9
      Join the ladies of the Women of Chiropractic Club and Admissions on Monday, March. 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the Llibrary commons for brunch and to hear from some amazing Palmer West women alumni. The panelist will include Stephanie Rozenhart, D.C. (West, ’98), Rhiannon Dickison, D.C. (West, ’12), Jennifer Libit, D.C. (West, ‘18) and Alexandra Fonseca, D.C., (West, ‘18). For more information, contact Shantel Thomas, Admissions Counselor. 

      ASG Quarterly Cause
      Donations will be accepted to help provide relief to those affected by the Australian bushfires. Donations can be made by venmo: @erinhallahan. For more information, contact Ainsley Vettese, ASG community service director.  

      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 four 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 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

      New - Check out this quarter’s peer tutor schedule and peer tutor contact list.

      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

      New - Financially FIT Training Sessions Feb. 24-28
      Student will earn a maximum of five FIT points for attending a session each quarter, qualifying them for a $1,100 scholarship drawing. Please attend any session that interest you and/or fit within your schedule regardless of what year you’re in. 

      Year 1 – Personal Training/Warming Up
      Wednesday, Feb. 26
      9:30 a.m. in Room 115

      Year 2 – Strength Training/Core Principles
      Monday, Feb. 24
      1:30 p.m. in Room 115
       
      Year 3 – Endurance Training/Running Repayment
      Wednesday, Feb. 26
      10:30 a.m. in Room 115

      General Session/International

      Friday, Feb. 28
      1:30 p.m. in Room 115

      For more information contact Arthur Rios


      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.  

       Click here for list of Palmer outside scholarships.


        Employment Opportunities

        Bookstore is Hiring 
        The Bookstore is looking for student workers! Help your fellow students and be the first to learn about cool new merchandise. Lunchtime availability a plus. Minimum five-hours a month commitment. Contact Steven in the Bookstore for more details.

        The Clinic is Hiring 
        The clinic is looking for a student worker for clerical work, scanning, copying, and light data entry along with a variety of other tasks. Any student from any quarter can apply as long as you can commit to the weekly hours requirement and dedicate the next six months in the position. All work study requirements apply. If you are interested in this position, contact Courtney Lundien, at 408-944-6100 or contact, Arthur Rios, Financial Planning manager. 


        In the Cafeteria

        Check out this week's Cafeteria menu.  


        Club Meetings

        Florida campus


        What's Happening

        New - Palmer Florida Homecoming Starts Friday, Feb. 28
        There’s still time to register for the 2020 Palmer Florida Homecoming Event, Feb. 28 – March 1. The cost is $50 for students and includes admission to all sessions, breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, CE (if applicable), and one ticket to the Saturday Celebration Dinner. Please visit /continuing-education/homecoming/to-register/ or call us at 563-884-5998 to get registered. There will be an early packet pick up opportunity on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the lobby of Building One.

        New - Attend Homecoming Free - Join the Continuing Education Department Monitor Team
        Students, if you would like to participate in Homecoming you are invited to join the Continuing Education Department monitor team. Sign up to be a monitor and you can be reimbursed a portion of your Homecoming registration fee (up to $50) after the event. You’ll be required to attend one training session and monitor a minimum of three presentations throughout the weekend of Feb. 28-March 1. Complete and return this monitor form to Kathy Koenig. Any monitor team questions can be directed to kathy.koenig@palmer.edu.

        New - Classes Canceled and Clinics Closed Friday, Feb. 28 
        In order to accommodate our Homecoming sessions, classes are canceled and the clinics will be closed on Friday, Feb. 28.

        New - Upcoming Important Dates:

        • Feb. 17: Coffee and Donuts with Palmer Florida administration: Drs. Martin, Haan and Carter (details below)
        • Feb. 19: Student Council Vendor Fair (details below)
        • Feb. 20: Campus Blood Drive (details below)
        • Feb. 21: “Discover Upper Cervical” Panel (details below)
        • Feb. 26: Career Fair (details below)
        • Feb. 28-March 1: Palmer Florida Homecoming
        • March 21-22: NBCE Boards Part III and P.T.
        • March 23-27: Finals Week
        • March 27: Graduation 
        • April 6: White Coat Ceremony - Building 3, Floor 2 at 2 p.m.

        Coffee and Donuts with Palmer Florida Administration, Today, Feb. 17
        Join Drs. Martin, Haan and Carter for free coffee and donuts from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Monte’s Café. Stop by to say hello. They want to get to know you!

        Student Council Vendor Fair, Wednesday, Feb. 19
        Stop by Building 3 on the second floor for the annual Vendor Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Vendor Fair brings local businesses to campus so you can see what our community has to offer. Expect lots of freebies.

        New - “Discover Upper Cervical” Panel, Friday, Feb. 21
        Hear from an engaging panel of five upper cervical chiropractors. Discover the importance of upper cervical chiropractic and how to integrate it into your future practice. This is a good networking opportunity with light refreshments, door prizes and giveaways. Attend the panel in Building 3 on the second floor from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Grostic Procedure Club.

        New - Palmer server updates— Saturday, Feb. 22, 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 website 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 - Career Fair, Wednesday, Feb. 26
        The annual Career Fair, sponsored by the Center for Business Development, will be held Feb. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Building 3 on the second floor. The Career Fair is open to all students and alumni! Giveaways will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your resume!

        If you know of a chiropractor who wants to secure a booth, have them register here: http://www.palmer.edu/business/career-fair.

          New - Homecoming Bookstore Sale
          The Palmer Florida Bookstore will be offering special savings during Palmer Florida’s Homecoming. The sale will run Thursday, Feb. 27 to Sunday, March. 1.

          • 50% off soft tissue tools (Discounted price will be marked)
          • 10% off activators
          • 25% off diploma frames
          • 20% off clothing/gift items
          • 50% off Palmer jewelry
          • 50% off Heine diagnostic sets

          - Hypervolts will be available for sale
          - There will be a raffle drawing on the Hypersphere Ball with a $50 purchase
          - Tell your alumni friends: 10% alumni discount on any full priced items or chiropractic supplies

          Discounted Daytona Speedway Events
          Enjoy discounted pricing for Daytona Speedway events. 

          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 Sarah Tisinger.

          Week at a Glance emails 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, 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

           


            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