Student Announcements

Main campus


What's Happening

New - Commencement Live Stream Feb. 22
Exciting news! We will be live streaming Friday’s graduation on our Facebook page. We also will upload all photos to SmugMug.

New - #PalmerProud
Thank you to all student volunteers and PSAF students who helped make the Friday, Feb. 15, Quad City Storm game a huge success! Your enthusiasm and Palmer pride really showed.  

New - Now through Feb. 21 – De-stress in the pop-up lounge area next to the Bookstore during finals week. You’ll find recliners, tables and chairs, infused water, a popcorn machine, puzzles, coloring sheets and pencils, a sound machine, oranges and protein cookies. Come in and check it out!  

New - The David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library extends hours for finals week:

  • Today, Feb. 20 – 7 a.m. to midnight

New - Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 22 – Would you like to help influence young students who may be interested in a career in health care? Plan to help at the Health Careers Expo. Hundreds of local 7th grade students will be at the RiverCenter to do hands-on activities and explore various careers in health care. The Palmer booth will feature many interactive activities to help students understand more about a possible career in chiropractic! The morning session will be from 7:30 to 11 a.m. and the afternoon session will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Jennifer Steward by the end of today, Feb. 20. **Clinic students will receive clinic hours for attendance at this event.  

New - Monday, March 18 – PCBD Business Module. "StrengthsFinder 2.0 Live" will be presented by Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Marsha Hardacre, M.Ed., from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Business Center classroom. Gallup research shows your greatest chance for success is to improve on your strengths. Taking the StrengthsFinder assessment is the first of four steps to the workshop. The assessment and coaching are free with your commitment to attend. Enrollment is limited to the first 40 students who RSVP. RSVP using the PalmerCareer Networkby Thursday, March 14.

Intramural Volleyball registration is open!
How about a club sport to help you break out of the winter blahs? Register your intramural volleyball team at www.imleagues.com!  Teams must be registered by March 8. The season is from March 14 – May 30.  This is a coed,six-person/team league open to anyone age 16 or older, including students, faculty, staff, friends and family. Team up with friends for intramural volleyball fun!

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

Lost and found items are overflowing! If you’re missing items you may have lost on campus between July and now, we might have it. Come to Student Administrative Services, 3rd floor of the Campus Center, and describe the item. 

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

Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research publishes new study protocol. Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of disability among U.S. military personnel. Chiropractic care may facilitate the strengthening of trunk muscles, the alteration of sensory and motor signaling, and a reduction in pain sensitivity, which may contribute to improving the health of military personnel with LBP. This trial will assess the effects of chiropractic care on strength, balance, and endurance in this population. The study protocol for this trial has been published. Results from the study are expected in summer 2019.


Financial Aid

Congratulations to these students who won Fall 2018 Financially FIT Scholarships:

  • Half-tuition FIN FIT Scholarship winner: Joseph Huss
  • Quarter-tuition FIN FIT Scholarship winner: Kendra Minick
  • $1,000 FIN FIT Scholarship winners: Zack Finch, Jennifer Miller, and Stefan Tosic

A big thank-you to all students who participated in his trimester’s FIN FIT activities. 
 
If you’d like more information on the Financially FIT program, stop by the Financial Planning Office. 


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

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. 

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

Have you been thinking about joining a club on campus? Check out the Fall 2018 club information list

    West campus


    What's Happening

    New - Palmer West hockey team returns to the ice!
    The Palmer West hockey team returns to the ice on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 11:15 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 28, at 11:15 p.m.; Thursday, March 7, at 10:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 9, at 4:30 p.m. at Solar4America Ice at San Jose (located at 1500 S. 10th St., across from Spartan Stadium). Games are free to attend! Come along and root for the team! For additional information, contact team-captain John Lutz (10Q).

    New - Corporate Chiropractic Forum Feb. 21
    More and more companies are bringing wellness to the workplace – in the Silicon Valley and beyond! The Palmer West Student Ambassadors of the Palmer Center for Business Development (PCBD) invite students to learn more about this expanding trend at the next Corporate Chiropractic Forum on Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Library.

    This special program will feature a panel of Palmer West alumni sharing their experiences as the chiropractic members of multidisciplinary teams providing care for employees at corporate affiliated clinics, including (with clinic-management company affiliations): Chris Baker, D.C. (’11), Crossover Health; Tony Kearns, D.C. (’07), Premise Health; Robert Murray, D.C., CCSP® (’98), OneMedical Group; Mason Orme, D.C. (’11), Crossover Health; Jennifer Young, D.C., CCSP® (’09), OneMedical Group 

    Palmer West Director of Clinics Kyle Prusso, D.C., CCSP® will serve as event moderator, and the program will include a Q&A session with panel-participants. Light refreshments provided. Here’s a Palmer News recap of last year’s Corporate Chiropractic event

    For additional information: Karen Dunn, Academic Counselor/PASS Coordinator in Student Services, or West Student Ambassadors Mandy Wong (7Q) or Brent Young (8Q).

    New - Coffee with Dr. Meeker
    Come enjoy "Coffee with Dr. Meeker" on Monday, Feb. 25, at 9:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria. The quarterly “Coffee With Dr. Meeker” sessions provide an opportunity for stimulating conversation in a casual setting about issues, trends & developments related to Palmer College, the West campus, & the chiropractic profession. Students, faculty & staff are welcome to attend! Plus … Enjoy complimentary coffee & light refreshments! 

    New - Tickets on sale for PCCW-LCCW sports event on Feb. 22
    Tickets are on sale for the seventh edition of the Bay Area Classic basketball game (between Palmer West and Life West) on Friday, Feb. 22, at the LCCW campus. This year’s event will also include a volleyball game, and a barbecue that precedes the sports action. The barbecue begins at 5 p.m.; the volleyball match begins at 6 p.m.; and tip-off time for the basketball game is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5/ea. (which includes BBQ and admission to the volleyball and basketball games). You can purchase your tickets in the south hallway during breaks and lunch-hours. A limited number of tickets have been divided between each campus, so don’t delay! If you want to attend this exciting sports-action event, make sure to purchase your ticket, asap! For additional information: Nathan Clark (10Q), ASG Athletic Director.

    New - Student Forum Quarterly Cause: California Community Foundation Wildlife Relief Fund
    ASG’s Winter ‘19 Quarterly Cause is a monetary donation drive to support The California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund, which provides intermediate and long-term recovery assistance for victims of the recent Northern California wildfires that have left thousands homeless. If you’d like to contribute, please place your donations in the collection-canisters located in the Bookstore and Cafeteria. Help provide hope and lift their spirit -- every little bit helps! ASG thanks you for generously supporting the Winter ’19 Quarterly Cause! For additional information, contact Maggie Juarez (9Q), ASG Community Services Director.

    New - SCCA-SFICS Ping-Pong Fundraiser Tournament
    The Palmer West student chapter of the California Chiropractic Association (CalChiro) and the West Campus student chapter of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) will host a fundraiser ping-pong tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 27, starting at 7 p.m. in the Student Lounge. The fundraiser will benefit the SFICS Foundation and the CalChiroPAC. This is a double-format tournament, and the registration fee is $20/team. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, the winner of the consolation bracket – and the best costume! The tournament will provide light refreshments, and drawings for prizes. The tournament sign-up sheet will be posted in the Student Lounge shortly, and tabling in the south hallway will begin soon. Watch for further details about the SCCA-SFICS ping-pong tournament on Feb. 27! For additional information, contact: Robbie Butler (6Q), SCCA/SFICS President. 

    New - Rock Climbing Club: Planet Granite 
    The Rock Climbing Club invites students to come join them for their next Winter ’19 event on Friday, March 1, 4-6 p.m., at The Studio (located at 396 S 1st St., off E. San Salvador St., in San Jose). Fee is $10 (which includes day-pass and rentals). For additional information: Alex Greene or Lacey Mendez (6Q), Rock Climbing Club Co-Presidents.


    General Information

    Stay “in touch” with Palmer News!
    The Palmer News blog includes articles and information about each campus, including:

    Do you have something to include in TuesdE-news or messages for the campus monitors?
    Please email your announcements to Chuck Bustillos the Friday before the issue of TuesdE-news in which you’d like your information to appear. 


    Research News

    Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research publishes new study protocol. Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of disability among U.S. military personnel. Chiropractic care may facilitate the strengthening of trunk muscles, the alteration of sensory and motor signaling, and a reduction in pain sensitivity, which may contribute to improving the health of military personnel with LBP. This trial will assess the effects of chiropractic care on strength, balance, and endurance in this population. The study protocol for this trial has been published. Results from the study are expected in summer 2019.


    Financial Aid

    New - FIN FIT “Bonus Point Hunt” Week: Feb. 19-22
    The “Bonus Point Hunt” enables West students participating in the Winter ’19 FIN FIT program to earn up to five (5) bonus points towards this quarter’s scholarship drawings by completing the specific tasks on the Fin FIT Hunt sheet.  

    In order to earn your bonus points, you must complete the tasks, and submit your form to the Financial Planning Office by Friday, Feb. 22. 

    To earn maximum points, make sure to attend your designated FIN FIT session taking place on Feb. 11, 12 or 15. (Students are welcome to attend any of the sessions that interest you and/or fit within your schedule -- regardless of what year you’re in)!

    Answer the question from the Financial Planning Office in the What’s Happening at the West Campus email?: “Who is the new Director of Admissions?” (Christan Maxwell)

    Visit the Student Announcements page on the Palmer website under “Students” and name the website where students can apply for internal Palmer scholarships: https://palmercollegeofchiropractic.awardspring.com/.

    For additional information regarding Winter ’19 FIN FIT activities, contact Arthur Rios, West Campus Financial Planning Manager, (408) 944-6023.


    Scholarship Opportunities

    NBCE Scholarship Competition offers four awards of $2,500 each!
    The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) 2019 scholarship competition offers four awards of $2,500 each to students in good standing and enrolled at a U.S., CCE-accredited chiropractic college. Essays and other application materials are due by Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Scholarship-winners will be announced by Dec. 31, 2019. For complete details, visit the Scholarships section of the NBCE web site, or download this pdf. The NBCE Scholarship competition is administered by an outside corporation, Brighthall. For additional information about the 2019 NBCE Scholarship Competition, contact Dr. Claire Johnson at: NBCEstudentscholarship@gmail.com

    New - TruSpine Chiropractic in San Francisco offers $500 scholarship!
    TruSpine Chiropractic in San Francisco (managed by 2013 Palmer West alumnus Supreet Shah, D.C.) is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students “with a passion for chiropractic.” The deadline to apply for the next award is April 31, 2019. The winner will be announced by May 15, 2019, and the scholarship will be presented by May 30. For complete details, visit the TruSpine Chiropractic web site. You can read about Dr. Shah and the TruSpine Chiropractic scholarship program in the current edition of Palmer Insights (alumni magazine).

     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

      New -

        Monday club meetings (Weekly meetings may vary; check club-boards for further details.)

        • Applied Kinesiology, Room 345 (9:30-10:30 a.m.), Contact: Calvin Ng (10Q)
        • Good Vibes Only, Room 144 (9:30-10:30 a.m.), Contact: Emelia Bracken (7Q) & Alecia Stewart (2Q
        • Rehab 2 Performance, Room 124 (9:30-10:30 a.m.), Contacts: Ben Whiles/Alyssa Avilla (10Q
        • SACA, Room 119 (9:30-10:30 a.m.), Contact: Kyle Siskar (10Q)
        • SPEAK, Room 121 (9:30-10:30 a.m.), Contact: Stephanie Morales (9Q)

        Wednesday club meetings (Weekly meetings may vary; check club-boards for further details).

        • Running Club, Room 115 (9:30-10:30 a.m.), Contact: Shanna Buller (6Q)/Mikah Cook (6Q)
        • Extremities Club, Room 110 (9:30-10:30 a.m.), Contact: Kimberly Delen-Briones (6Q)
        • Women of Chiropractic, Room 124 (Noon – 2 p.m.), Contacts: Kiana Choroski (9Q)/Stephanie Morales (9Q)
        • Research Club, Library (5-6:30 p.m.), Contact: Felisha Truong (10Q)Volleyball Club, NorthPark (5-7 p.m.), Contact: Kiana Choroski (9Q)

        Friday club meetings (Weekly meetings may vary; check club-boards for further details.)

        • Yoga Club, Room 345 (9:30-10:30 a.m.), Contact: Samparan Buchalter (7Q)
        • Soft Tissue Club, Room 110 (9:30-10:30 a.m.), Contact: Maggie Juarez & Jennifer Shiley (9Q)
        • Motion Palpation, Room 124 (Noon – 2 p.m.), Contacts: Kyle Siskar/Brianna Edginton (10Q)
        • Spikeball Club, NorthPark (4-6 p.m.), Club contact: Jason Gemmer (10Q)

        Florida campus


        What's Happening

        New - Attend Homecoming for FREE! 
        Students and employees are invited to join the Continuing Education Department monitor team for Homecoming 2019, March 1-3. Sign up to be a monitor and you can be reimbursed your full Homecoming registration fee (up to $50), after the event. This includes the Friday Night Celebration. You’ll be required to attend one training session and monitor a minimum of three presentations. Complete and return this monitor form to Kathy Koenig. Questions can be directed to Kathy by calling 563-884-5494.  

        New - Chili Cook-Off, Feb. 20
        It’s time to rev up your taste buds with the 8th annual Campus Guides Chili Cook-Off on Feb. 20 starting at 1:30 p.m.! All students and faculty are also invited to participate and vote for their crowd favorite. If you want to taste test, just bring $5 in cash and you can eat until your stomach is full! This year, contestants will have to work to impress the judges: Dr. Hodges, Dr. Meisel, Dr. Payton and Dr. Yazvac. All proceeds help fund the Campus Guides program at Palmer Florida. Have any questions? Stop by Admissions or ask a student Campus Guide!

        New - Ultimate Frisbee, Feb. 20
        Are you ready to dominate the designated Spring intramural sport? If so, get ready for ultimate frisbee! Since it’s never been hosted on campus before, there’s an evening dedicated to learning the sport on Wednesday, Feb. 20. You’re in good hands too, because the Chirogames Ultimate Frisbee team will be there to teach you all their skills. If interested, make sure you arrive at 5:30 p.m. on “The Hill” (the fields across from the Port Orange Rec center.) The first 30-45 minutes will be hands on learning and practice, followed by a pick-up game starting around 6 p.m. 

        New - Strategies for Success, Feb. 20
        Attracting and keeping patients will be the focus for this month’s Strategies for Success. The chiropractic practice, like any small business, relies on a flow of new and established patients. Students will have an opportunity to learn about internal and external marketing, the art of listening, non-verbal communication, communicating with patients about payments for care and other important topics. The speaker is former Palmer graduate, G. Steven Bar, D.C., DACBOH, DABFP. Don’t miss out on this Center for Business Development sponsored event! The discussion will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Standard Process Student Center on Wednesday, Feb. 20. 

        New - SABCA Smoothie Stand, Feb. 21
        All students are welcome to cool down with a refreshing “Palmer Pineapple” or “Lemon Lillard” fruit smoothie this Thursday, Feb. 21 in Building 2! SABCA will have their pop-up smoothie stand open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the ALS rooms (Across from Heidi Brodick’s Center for Business Development office). All proceeds benefit future SABCA (Student American Black Chiropractic Association) sponsored events!

        New - SABCA (Student American Black Chiropractic Association) members are heading to Atlanta for a weekend of leadership and fellowship starting this Friday, Feb. 22. The regional conference is being hosted by Life Chiropractic University.

        New - Palmer Yard Sale, Feb. 23
        Are you ready to purge your home and make some extra cash? Or perhaps you want to score a deal from your favorite faculty member! The Palmer Student Council is hosting its first ever Palmer Florida Yard Sale on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The yard sale is open to the public, but only Palmer students, faculty and staff can reserve a spot to sell their items. The cost for registration is only $5! If you’re interested in participating, contact any Student Council rep or email the Student Council President directly at cole.snyder@palmer.edu


        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 publishes new study protocol. Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of disability among U.S. military personnel. Chiropractic care may facilitate the strengthening of trunk muscles, the alteration of sensory and motor signaling, and a reduction in pain sensitivity, which may contribute to improving the health of military personnel with LBP. This trial will assess the effects of chiropractic care on strength, balance, and endurance in this population. The study protocol for this trial has been published. Results from the study are expected in summer 2019.


        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

        New - Activator Club,, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1111.
        Applied Kinesiology (AK), Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2277.
        Business Club, Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m. in 22171. 
        Campus Guides, Wednesday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. in 1209.
        Chiropractic Functional Med, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2271.
        Clinical Neuroscience, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2225. 
        Clinical Nutrition, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 1209.
        Functional Neuro, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2125.
        Functional Rehab, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2277.
        FTCA, Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. in 2225.
        Gonstead Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 2223 and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in 2223. 
        Grostic Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1106.
        Motion Palpation Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1107 and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 1107/1109.
        Pediatric Club, Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in 1207.
        PSAF EC, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in ALS 2145, 
        SABCA, Fridays, Feb. 22 and March 8, at 9:30 a.m. in 2171. 
        SACA Club, Monday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m. in 2117. 
        SCCA Club. Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in 2225.
        Soft Tissue Club, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. 1107/1109.
        Sports Council, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 1207.
        Student Council, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2125.
        Thompson Technique Club, Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 2223.
        Toastmasters Club, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in 2171.
        Torque Release (TRT), Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in 1111.
        WCCS, Fridays, Feb. 22 and March 8 at 9:30 a.m. in 2125.

        Choose your program