What's Happening

New - Friday, Sept. 30 - Nutrition Supplement Vendor Day from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Business Center classroom. Learn about the vendor products and how they can be used in your future clinic. Door prizes and light refreshments available. 

New - The Palmer Essential Oils Club will host Nicole Stevens on Friday, Sept. 30, at 9:20 a.m. in P206. Ms. Stevens is an essential oils enthusiast and prominent scientist at doTERRA. Her presentation will cover research involving the various properties of essential oils. 

Join PSAF on a tour of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research on Friday, Sept. 30 at 9:20 a.m. The tour is open to all students. Sign up by emailing Rachel Schein

Locals Love Us—Vote Palmer Clinics!
The Palmer Clinics have been the winner every year as the best chiropractic clinic in the Quad Cities. Voting is going on now through Friday, Sept. 30. Please go to www.LocalsLoveUs.com/quad-cities and vote for Palmer Clinics!

New - Now through Saturday, Oct. 1 the Bookstore is offering an extra 15 percent off the lowest price on markdowns to make room for new Palmer gear.

Don't forget the buy-one-get-one sale on select Core Products now through December on Tri-Core Pilows, Omni Massage Rollers and SitBack Rests. 

Models needed for photo shoots. Volunteer to be a Palmer model for upcoming photo shoots and receive a free Palmer T-shirt. We want to collect photos that show off our great Quad-Cities community. Late September or early October dates are available. If interested, email Courtney Blaber

Current and upcoming exhibitions at the Figge Art Museum. Palmer students, employees and their families receive free admission to the Figge.

Saturday, Oct. 1 – Business Module. “Starting into Practice” with Braxton Pulley, D.C., and Dan Zimmerman from 8 a.m. to noon in the Business Center Classroom. NCMIC is the host for this overview of topics related to launching your career. RSVP required. Breakfast provided with advanced RSVP (by noon on Sept. 28) through PalmerCareer Network.

It’s time to #StepItUpIowa
On Oct. 5, the Healthiest State Initiative is hosting the annual walk. Your help is needed to achieve the goal of having an organized walk in all 99 Iowa counties! You could win a prize for registering your walk so sign up today! Palmer’s walk is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., but you can sign up and walk any time on Oct. 5.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Business Module. John Davila, D.C., presents "Insurance Compliance" from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Business Center Classroom. He'll present the importance of proper coding and documentation and how you can be prepared for an audit. RSVP required. Dinner provided with advanced RSVP (by noon on Sept. 30) through PalmerCareer Network

Friday,  Oct. 7 – Palmer Purple 2-mile walk. (Please note date change). At the 9:20 a.m. break, walkers will depart from Palmer's Welcome Center lawn and walk to the Vander Veer Rose Garden and back. This event is a class project of the 4th trimester Health Class. For more information, email Lisa Killinger, D.C., or call her at (563) 884-5902. 

Wednesday, Oct. 12 – Student Services to host Halloween Bash 2016 for the children of Palmer students, staff and faculty. Join us from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the AHC Atrium (next to the Welcome Center) for trick or treating, games, prizes, food and fun. Festivities include decorating your own pumpkin, winning a prize in the Halloween duck pond and winning a cupcake or cookie in the dessert walk. 


General Information

Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Report is online. Check out the year-two findings of the Gallup-Palmer report at www.palmer.edu/gallup-report/. ACTION: Please share on social media! Suggested hashtags: #GallupPalmer #chiropractic Official Twitter handles: @PalmerCollege, @GallupEducation, @Gallup, @GallupNews 

Reminder: The Bookstore opens at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday.  

Safety reminder
For your safety, stay out of the construction areas on campus. They’re clearly marked with fencing, signage and caution tape. The bike racks that were located near the Alumni Auditorium have been moved to the south-east corner of the West Hall courtyard. Additional bike racks are located outside the Academic Health Center.


Research News

New - Evidence in Action & Research Event
Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 9-11 a.m. in the Palmer skywalk

Come see the most recent posters and published articles from your faculty at the Evidence in Action & Research Event!

College and Research faculty and staff will be on hand to discuss their posters and peer-reviewed articles with you and to address any questions you may have. Also learn about the Research Honors and Master of Science in Clinical Research programs while sipping coffee and grabbing a snack.

New this year: PCCR faculty member, Jim DeVocht, D.C., Ph.D., will be setting up the T-wall unit to test students’ coordination, reaction and response times. This is the tool we used with special ops forces military personnel in our Department of Defense-funded ACTII study in Ft. Campbell, Ky. A prize will be awarded to the student with the best score.

Hope to see you there!

Supported by NIH/NCCIH Grant #R25AT003580.


Financial Aid

New - Monday, Sept. 26-Friday, Sept. 30 – Financially FIT Sessions. Do you want to be entered into scholarships drawings? Participate in the Financially FIT program with the Financial Planning Office by attending a FIN FIT session to earn five FIT points, which qualifies you to be entered into a $1,000 scholarship drawing. Participate in FIN FIT week and perform other financially healthy tasks to earn more FIN FIT points and potentially be entered into a quarter-tuition or even a half-tuition scholarship drawing this trimester. Contact the Financial Planning Office for more details on session dates, times and locations. 


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. 


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 - The Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Department has openings for rehabilitation work-study positions for the fall trimester. The positions involve working with student interns, assisting clinicians and interacting with patients involved in chiropractic rehabilitation care. A positive attitude and a willingness to learn about chiropractic rehabilitative care and sports injuries is a must.

To apply you must be work-study eligible and entering 7th Tri or above. Packets are available in the Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Department in the lower level of the AHC. The pay rate is $12 an hour.

The application deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 5. Testing will also be on Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. in AHC 219. Interviews will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7, from 1-3 p.m. Visit the Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Department with any questions.

The Marketing & Communication Department is looking for work-study photographers. If you're interested, please email Tim Richardson.  

Palmer Clinics Constant Contact Developer work-study position open:

  • Creates weekly electronic communications (less than 400 words) using Constant Contact software (no previous experience required)
  • Creates monthly newsletter (more than 400 words)
  • Great position to learn more about effective marketing for your future practice
  • Three to five hours per week; $11 per hour
  • Email Dr. Julie Johnson

Radiology Constant Contact Developer work-study position available:

  • Creates weekly electronic communications (less than 400 words) using Constant Contact software (no previous experience required)
  • Creates monthly newsletter (more than 400 words)
  • Fantastic opportunity to see interesting radiology cases and grow your electronic-marketing skills
  • Three to five hours per week; $11 per hour
  • Contact Dr. Julie Johnson

Palmer Café


Club Meetings

New - Activator Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Kevin Berg
Animal Chiropractic Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Contact Bailey Aldridge
Applied Kinesiology Club meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W214. Contact Vincent Monheim
The Art of the Specific Club meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 in W215. Contact Felix Periard
The Blair Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 in W215. Contact Philip Spradley
CCA Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in M203. Contact Samuel McGinnis.
CBP Club meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W216. Contact Jeremiah Clarke
CRU Bible Study meets on Tuesday at 9:20 a.m. in W305 and Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in W305. Contact Cepeda Carter.
Extremity Club meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Contact Lucas Goetz
Gonstead Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L101. Contact Nicole Heatherly.
LDSSA Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in the VIP Conference room, 4th floor of the Campus Center. Contact Drew Flack.
Motion Palpation Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W120 and Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. in W120. Contact Kylie Rabe.
NUCCA Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W212. Contact Ty Wilson.
Palmer's Chiropractic Philosophy Club meets on Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in P206. Contact Joshua Que.
Palmer Essential Oils Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P206. Contact Lacey Soyer
Pediatrics Club meets on Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W210 and AL01. Contact Callie Horstman
PSAF meets on Tuesdays at 9:20a.m. in the VIP Conference room, 4th floor of the Campus Center. Contact Matthew Waro
SOT Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L102. Contact Corey Neill
Sports Chiropractic Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P204. Contact Marian Nappi
TRT Student Club meets on Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Brittney Mitchell.


What's Happening

Library hours for the remainder of the quarter:

  • Friday, Sept. 30: 11 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 1-Sunday, Oct. 2: Closed

For additional information regarding Library hours, contact Cindy Hart, ext. 6021.


General Information

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

You can also "stay in touch" with Palmer's San Jose campus on Facebook!

If you have a message you’d like posted on the south hallway monitor, 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).

If you have club information that you'd like posted in the San Jose Campus section of Student Announcements … In additional to the “What's Happening …” e-messages, students can also find similar information on everything from campus and community events to updates on financial aid requirements and scholarships in the Student Announcements section of the Palmer web page. Please send any announcements for including in the “What's Happening …” e-messages or the San Jose campus section of “Student Announcements” to Chuck Bustillos in the Marketing and Communication office (Room 304). 


Research News


Financial Aid

Financial Aid Delay – Fall 2016
The Office of Financial Planning is issuing this statement to remind student loan borrowers of a delay to their financial aid disbursement in the Fall term of 2016. 

Due to a federally mandated origination fee change taking place October 1, Palmer’s Office of Financial Planning cannot originate and/or disburse aid in its usual timeframe. This impacts all institutions across the country, and is outside of Palmer’s control.

Students should expect to receive their federal financial aid funds the second week of class, October 10-14, rather than current practice of getting those funds the first day of the term.  Please note there will be no penalties for non-payment of institutional charges during this delay. However, it is very important that students budget appropriately to cover living expenses during this time.

Please contact the Office of Financial Planning with any questions or concerns. 


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

New - Check out this week's Cafeteria menu on new web site!
The Cafeteria's new web site provides a convenient way to see what the Cafeteria is serving each week. The Cafeteria staff strives to provide optimal customer service, and encourages you to take advantage of the convenient online feedback form. For additional information regarding Cafeteria services, see Keith Gonzalez, San Jose campus Cafeteria chef/manager.


Club Meetings


What's Happening

New - Election 2016 – Making Sense of the Political Process, and the Year-two Results of the Palmer-Gallup Poll on the Public Perception of Chiropractic are the topics for an all-school assembly on Monday, Oct. 10, from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. in the Standard Process Student Center. This event is presented by Jack Hebert, government relations director for the Florida Chiropractic Association and Florida Campus President Dr. Peter Martin.

New - Please join Drs. Peter Martin, Donald Gran and Shane Carter for coffee, donuts and an informal chat on Friday, Oct. 14, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Monte’s Café.

New - Halloween is right around the corner!
The Palmer Clinics’ 7th Annual Halloween event will be Monday, Oct. 31, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Port Orange Clinic. The event is open to the public. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

New - Palmer Paints the Towne 2016
The Palmer Paints the Towne 5k Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at 8 a.m. at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach.
A limited number of complimentary registrations are available for Palmer students and employees. Please contact Ted Nikolla for more information.


General Information

A limited number of Daytona Tortugas Baseball tickets are available to students and employees for Sunday home games throughout the 2016 season. If interested, contact Ted Nikolla at ext. 2630. Go to www.daytonatortugas.com for a schedule.


Financial Aid

 Financial Aid Delay – Fall 2016
The Office of Financial Planning is issuing this statement to remind student loan borrowers of a delay to their financial aid disbursement in the Fall term of 2016.

Due to a federally mandated origination fee change taking place October 1, Palmer’s Office of Financial Planning cannot originate and/or disburse aid in its usual time-frame. This impacts all institutions across the country, and is outside of Palmer’s control.

Students should expect to receive their federal financial aid funds the second week of class, October 10-14, rather than current practice of getting those funds the first day of the term. Please note there will be no penalties for non-payment of institutional charges during this delay. However, it is very important that students budget appropriately to cover living expenses during this time.

Please contact the Office of Financial Planning with any questions or concerns.


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.

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