Student Announcements

Main campus


What's Happening

Aug. 17-19 – National Board Written Exams
There are no classes on Friday, Aug. 17, or on Monday, Aug. 20. 

New - The R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center skywalk door will be locked during National Boards: 

  • Aug. 17-18 – 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 19 – 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Please use an alternate route those days.

Saturday, Aug. 18 – The Palmer Outdoor Club invites you to go mountain biking at Sunderbruch Park, 4-6 p.m. Chris Roecker, D.C., will lead the way. Come out and have a fun afternoon with fellow students. Don’t forget your helmet! For more information, visit the Palmer Outdoor Club Facebook page

Tuesday, Aug. 21 – The Animal Chiropractic Club is selling Aroma Coffee from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the skywalk.

New - Friday, Aug. 24 – The Animal Chiropractic Club presents a Skype call with Erin O’Connor, D.C., at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Topics include her small-animal practice, benefits of a raw food diet for animals, working with show animals and wildlife rescues, as well as unique patient cases. 

Friday, Aug. 24 – The Pediatric Club is hosting “Dinner with the Doc,” 5-7 p.m., W210. Skip Wyss, D.C., will share his expertise on how to quickly and efficiently examine infants and children. He’s Webster certified, working toward his ICPA diplomate and uses a technique mix of Thompson, SOT and Palmer package in his office. Dr. Wyss is a 2008 Palmer graduate, and co-owner of Wyss Family Clinic of Chiropractic in Green Bay, Wis. Dinner will be provided. RSVP on Palmer Pediatrics Club Facebook page

Friday, Aug. 24 – Class 211 sandblast volleyball tournament fundraiser. Starting time is 6:30 p.m. at Digs Bar & Grill, 4850 BettPlex Drive, Bettendorf. $30 per team, teams of 4 to 6. Come out and have some fun and win prizes. Register by Friday, Aug. 17, at https://tinyurl.com/PalmerSandblast.

New - Saturday, Aug. 25 – Business module. Braxton Pulley, D.C., and Dan Zimmerman, RPLU, CIC, will present “Starting into Practice” from 8 a.m. to noon in the Business Center Classroom. A seasoned chiropractor, Dr. Pulley will share how to begin, build and manage your career effectively. Breakfast will be provided with advanced RSVP using the Palmer CareerNetwork

New - Palmer Rugby season is just around the corner
The fall season officially kicks off on Aug. 25. Check out the men and women rugby schedule and come out and catch a game or two at Centennial Park, 316 S. Marquette Street in Davenport. 

New - Monday, Aug. 27 – The NUCCA Club is hosting a baked potato bar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the skywalk. Come build your potato with all the fixins’, for just $4!

New - Tuesday, Aug. 28 – SABCA is hosting $5 walking taco Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon. Meatless options will be available. 

Preceptorship and DoD/VA meetings for 6th - 9th trimester students:

  • Aug. 28 – Class 201 (6th tri) Clinical co-curricular programs informational meeting at 9:20 a.m. in P201
  • Sept. 7 – Class 191 (9th tri) Mandatory Preceptorship meeting and packet pickup at 9:20 a.m. in P202

Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Intramural flag football begins with seven-person co-ed teams. Register online at www.imleagues.com. Every player must be registered. The school name is Palmer College of Chiropractic. The registration deadline is Aug. 22. The games are played at Centennial Park in downtown Davenport. There is a $40 forfeit fee (cash) due at registration. Email Ron O’Brien with any questions or see him in the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center. 

New - Friday, Aug. 31 – The Animal Chiropractic Club presents Bill Ormston, DVM and Amy Hayek, DVM, via Skype, at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Both are founders of ACES Animal Chiropractic School and will speak about their program, costs , and their animal-chiropractic experiences. They also will provide a demonstration on their dog. 

New - Friday, Aug. 31 – Andrew Kamerman, D.C., will speak at the Pediatrics Club. He’ll present “Unique and Interesting Clinic Cases,” 9:20 a.m., W210. Dr. Kamerman is a 2013 Palmer graduate and owns Radiant Life Chiropractic in Omaha, Neb. 

New - Friday, Aug. 31 The NUCCA Club presents Philip Schalow, D.C. (Davenport '02), 9:20 a.m. in W212. His topic is “Atlas Subluxation Complex & NUCCA X-Ray Analysis.” Dr. Schalow is employed at Upper Cervical Care Center in Rockford, Ill. 

New - Show your Palmer pride at the QC Bandits game Sept. 2!
Seven Quad Cities institutions of higher learning are teaming up to show the cumulative value and strength that colleges and universities provide the greater QC community.

As part of this initiative, Palmer College will join with the Quad City River Bandits and partner schools Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, St. Ambrose University, Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Western Illinois University to host a QC Colleges Day at the Ballpark on Sept. 2, at Modern Woodmen Ballpark in Davenport.

Palmer students, employees and alumni are encouraged to come out in their school colors for the Bandits’ 1:15 p.m. meeting with the Peoria Chiefs. Tickets will sell for a discount price of $3.50. Click here and type PALMER in the Special Offer Code box.

“We’re hoping for a large turnout from all seven schools, with alumni, students, faculty and staff sporting their school colors as evidence of the many QC residents who benefit from local colleges and universities and who, in turn, become active and productive citizens in the community,” said Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., chancellor and CEO.

QC Colleges Day at the Ballpark is one of several aspects of this initiative, which is being presented in partnership with the Quad City Chamber of Commerce QC2030 initiative. 

Friday, Sept. 7 – The Animal Chiropractic Club presents Michelle Beckwith and her therapy dog "Reno," at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Topic is “The Benefits of Having a Therapy Dog in a Chiropractic Setting.” 

Sept. 8-9 – Certified Chiropractic Extremities Program (CCEP) with Kevin Hearon, D.C., CCSP®, CCEP. This session title is “Advanced Principles of TMJ, Rib and Shoulder Girdle.” Students can register for the full program or single sessions. 

Friday, Sept. 14 – The Animal Chiropractic Club presents Seth Severtson, D.C. He'll talk about starting an animal-chiropractic practice and his experiences with adjusting cattle and other large animals, 9:20 a.m. in P205. Dr. Severtson is a 2009 Palmer graduation and owner of Severtson Spinal Care in Sioux Falls, S.D.  

Friday, Sept. 21 – The Pediatrics Club presents, Mindy Hochgesang, DMD – “What is Tongue-Tie, How Chiropractic Can Help, and When to Refer to a Dentist,” at 9:20 a.m. in W210. Dr. Mindy is co-owner of Cornerstone Family Dentistry in Davenport.

Friday, Sept. 21 – Hannah Orem, D.C., will speak at the NUCCA Club, 9:20 a.m. in W212. She'll present “Transitioning from Student to Doctor.” Dr. Orem is a 2013 Palmer graduate and is employed at Upper Cervical Care Center, Rockford, Ill. 

Visit current and upcoming exhibitions at the Figge Art Museum, located at 225 West Second St., in Davenport. Palmer students, employees and their families receive free admission to the Figge with their Palmer I.D. 


General Information

Room W216 in West Hall has a new name
The new official name of Room W216 is Philosophy Hall.

Registration is open to sign-up for the Rosetta Stone Language Learning Program. You can register in Student Services, 3rd floor of the Campus Center, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. An $80 refundable deposit is required. There are a limited number of spots available; register today.

Become a Campus Guide! The Campus Guides organization gives you an excellent opportunity to build and refine your communication skills. Applications are open to students in trimesters one through five. Email Hannah Jones at campusguides@gmail.com for an application!

Bittner Center reminders: 

  • You must have your I.D. to enter the Bittner Center.
  • Palmer I.D. must be presented and swiped for entry to the Recreation Center.
  • NO Palmer ID = NO Entry. If the Palmer ID does not scan, the card isn't valid.
  • Palmer IDs are for the exclusive use of the person named on the card and are nontransferable. Palmer IDs will be confiscated and involved parties subject to disciplinary action if presented by anyone other than the rightful owner. Misuse of IDs and/or improper entry is subject to disciplinary action, including immediate removal and suspension from the Recreation Center and further College discipline. 
  • No one under 16 is allowed in the Bittner Center.
  • Members are allowed to bring a guest. Guests are allowed a total of five visits per trimester.

Lost and found items are kept in Student Services, 3rd floor of the Campus Center. The department has several items. If you’ve lost something, check with them.

Why did you choose chiropractic? Here’s eight reasons why a career in chiropractic is a great choice. Share this video with a friend who’s thinking about a career in health care.

Do you have a friend who’s considering chiropractic? Share our Top 10 Reasons to be a Palmer Chiropractor video with them!

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


Research News

Students Wanted! The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research is looking for students interested in working on a National Institutes of Health-funded grant with its principal investigator, Stephen Onifer, Ph.D., as your mentor. This basic-science project is investigating spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), specifically the underlying factors of pain relief following SMT. Interested? Email Katie Hoyt or call 563-884-5198. 


Financial Aid

Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2018 AwardSpring scholarships. Sign in or REGISTER to begin the application process. The application deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 5. 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

Clinic Facebook team – Do you have experience with corporate Facebook pages? Then this flexible work-study position is for you! Research content and interesting/beneficial stories, posts and videos for Palmer Clinics’ Facebook page. Interested applicants should email Jennifer Steward or Sonya Willers

Clinic Events team – Do you like to go to marketing events? Do you have experience setting up information booths for health fairs, college fairs or at community events? If not, do you have an interest in learning these skills? The clinic marketing team is looking for two work-study students for its events team. Flexible hours. Interested? Email Jennifer Steward or Sonya Willers

Work-study positions open for group fitness instructors for the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center. Interested applicants can email Ron O’Brien


Palmer Café


Club Meetings

Find the right student club(s) for you. It’s a great way to meet fellow students with the same interests.

    West campus


    What's Happening

    New - Applications for 2018-2019 Sports Council executive officer positions due by Thursday, Aug. 16
    Sports Council will hold interviews this quarter for officer positions on the 2018-2019 executive council, which begins effective Fall Quarter ’18. 

    Executive officer positions available on the 2018-2019 Sports Council include: Event Coordinator (two positions available); Assistant Event Coordinator (one to two positions available); Secretary; Treasurer; Social Committee (two to three positions available).
     
    Applications for the positions stated above are posted on the Sports Council bulletin board. Submit your application to Sports Council President Joanna Holleran by 10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16. 

    Interviews for these positions will occur during week seven. Times will be announced, once confirmed. Good luck to all the officer candidates!

    New - Extremities Club/Upper Extremities Seminar: Wednesday, Aug. 22
    The Extremities Club presents an Upper Extremities seminar, featuring guest-speaker Drew McClure, D.C., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 124. A 2013 Palmer West alumnus who maintains his practice at Whole Body Chiropractic and Massage in San Jose. Dr. McClure will discuss, “Examining &Treating Various Joints (Particularly in the Shoulder).” For additional information: Kimberly Delen-Briones (4Q), Extremities Club president.

    New - ASG to host Cornhole Tournament on Friday, Aug. 31
    Start working on your beanbag-toss skills, and join the fun of ASG’s cornhole tournament on Friday, Aug. 31! The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. in the south parking lot, by the picnic tables. Light refreshments will be provided, and the winning team will receive a prize! Games are played to 21, and teams must win by two points. Teams need to win only one game to advance each round! In order to participate in the tournament, teams must register (on the ASG bulletin board) by Wednesday August 29. No fee to participate – plus, light refreshments provided! Watch for further details about the ASG-sponsored cornhole tournament on Aug. 31! For additional information: Nathan Clark (8Q), ASG athletic director.

    New - Rock Climbing Club event: Friday, Sept. 7
    The Rock Climbing Club invites students to come enjoy some exhilarating fun at their next event: 

    • Friday, Sept. 7/Studio Climbing: 396 S. 1st St. in downtown San Jose. $5/day-pass (4-6 p.m.//Does not include rentals)

    For additional information: Judy Hyung (8Q), Rock Climbing Club.


    General Information

    Stay “in touch” with Palmer News
    The Palmer News blog includes articles and information about each campus. 

    West Campus: General information

    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 (Room 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 addition 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

    How can D.C.s contribute to multidisciplinary teams?
    Doctors of chiropractic contribute unique qualities to multidisciplinary health-care settings. The results of a qualitative study published by scientists from the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies suggest patients and other health-care providers are open to the idea of adding D.C.s to new clinical settings. The perceptions of medical providers and patients about adding chiropractors to health-care teams, however, isn’t well-understood.

    This paper outlines attributes chiropractors need to bring to multidisciplinary settings, such as: sound clinical knowledge; a focus on safety; experience with hospital patients; strong inter-professional communication skills; valuing teamwork; and a commitment to patient-centered care. 


    Financial Aid

    New - Earn FIN FIT “Bonus Points”! (Aug. 13-17)
    During the week of Aug. 13-17, six West faculty and staff will be wearing yellow FIN Fit workout wristbands. When they hear the magic phrase, “I am Financially FIT” or “I want to be Financially FIT” they will share information about the Financially FIT program, and provide you with a bonus-point card. You can earn one FIT point for each FIN FIT faculty & staff bonus-card you submit to the Financial Planning Office. To qualify for the scholarship drawings, students must submit their bonus-point cards to the Financial Planning Office by 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17.For additional information on Summer ’18 FIN FIT activities, contact Arthur Rios, Financial Planning Manager, Palmer’s West Campus.


    Outside Scholarship Opportunities

     Click here for list of 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 Denny Rosario, Cafeteria manager, ext. 6156. 


      Club Meetings

      Florida campus


      What's Happening

      New - Intramural Basketball has begun
      Captains, please check your scheduled times to have your team ready to play. For more information contact Dawn Funk. The schedule has been emailed and is posted on the Student Services bulletin board.

      New - Mark your calendars for the All-School Assembly
      There will be an all-school assembly on Monday, Aug. 20, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Standard Process Student Center. Richard Brown, D.C., Secretary-General of the World Federation of Chiropractic, will be the Speaker.


      General Information

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


      Financial Aid


      Employment Opportunities


      Research News

      How can D.C.s contribute to multidisciplinary teams?
      Doctors of chiropractic contribute unique qualities to multidisciplinary health-care settings. The results of a qualitative study published by scientists from the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies suggest patients and other health-care providers are open to the idea of adding D.C.s to new clinical settings. The perceptions of medical providers and patients about adding chiropractors to health-care teams, however, isn’t well-understood.

      This paper outlines attributes chiropractors need to bring to multidisciplinary settings, such as: sound clinical knowledge; a focus on safety; experience with hospital patients; strong inter-professional communication skills; valuing teamwork; and a commitment to patient-centered care.


      Outside Scholarship Opportunities

       Click here for list of Palmer outside scholarships.


      Food Service

      Grab a meal in the Café!
      To access the weekly and daily menu for Monte's Cafe, visit the Aramark site for the Florida campus


      Club Meetings

      Summer 2018 Clubs:

      Activator Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1111. 
      Applied Kinesiology Club, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2277. 
      Business Club, Monday, Aug. 27, at 9:30 a.m. in 1209.
      Campus Guides, Wednesday, Sept.  5, at 1:30 p.m. in 1209. 
      Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) Club, Thursdays, at 9:30 a.m. in 2223.
      Chiropractic Functional Medicine, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2271.
      Clinical Neuroscience, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2225. 
      Clinical Nutrition, Fridays: Aug. 24 and Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m. in 2271.
      Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance (FTCA), Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. in 2271.
      Functional Neurology, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2125.
      Functional Rehabilitation, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2277.
      Gonstead Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1109 and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 1109.
      Grostic Procedure Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2225 and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 2225.
      Motion Palpation Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1107 and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 1107/1109.
      Palmer Student Alumni Assn. (PSAF), Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in ALS 2151. 
      Pediatric Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1207.
      Soft Tissue Club, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 1111. 
      Sports Council, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 1207.
      Student American Black Chiropractic Assn. (SABCA), Fridays: Aug. 24 and Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m. in 2171.
      Student American Chiropractic Assn. (SACA), Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 1:30 p.m. in 2171.
      Student Christian Chiropractic Assn. (SCCA), Tuesdays at 7:30 .m. in 2225. 
      Student Council, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2125.
      Student International Chiropractic Assn. (SICA), Friday, Aug. 24, at 4:30 p.m. in 1207.
      Thompson Terminal Point Technique, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2223.
      Toastmasters, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in 2171. 
      Torque Release Technique (TRT), Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 2277.
      Women in Chiropractic, (WIC), Mondays: Aug. 13, Aug. 27 and Sept. 10 at 9:30 a.m. in 2171.
      World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS), Fridays: Aug. 24 and Sept. 7 at 9:30 am. in 2125. 

      Choose your program