Student Announcements

Davenport, IA


What's Happening

New - Get registered for Run the Rock! Palmer College is a proud sponsor of the Run the Rock & America’s Kids Run at the Rock Island Arsenal on Saturday, May 19. Check out the fliers for more information. Go to www.getmeregistered.com/RIARunTheRock.com to register. 

New - Sign up now to be part of the Palmer spine for the Bix on July 28! We’re looking for 26 interested students (one for each segment, and two alternates to help direct and run music). Benefits include free race registration, a free T-shirt and the notoriety of being a segment of the Palmer Spine! Must be able to walk at least two miles (including up Brady Street Hill), and be willing to learn a coordinated dance routine. Mandatory attendance is required at three to four practice sessions prior to the race. Interested? Please email Jennifer Steward or call her at 563-884-5818. 

Aug. 9-11 – Save the dates! Mark your calendars to join us for this year's Davenport Homecoming. The program will include more technique than ever before. Go to www.palmer.edu/alumni/homecoming/to-register/ to register for this year’s event.

Thursday, April 26, learn about preventing sexual assault – Domestic Violence 101, 4-5 p.m. in the Student Union. A representative from SafePath Resources, Palmer’s confidential reporting service, will focus on the dynamics and complexity of relationship violence, warning signs of an unhealthy relationship, how to support a friend or family member who is in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, and resources for victims of domestic violence and their families. Sexual Assault Awareness Week is April 23-27. For event details, check out the flier

New - Thursday, April 26, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. – The Canadian Club is hosting a bake sale for the Humboldt Broncos ice-hockey team involved in a deadly bus crash. On April 6, near Armley, Saskatchewan, Canada, their team bus collided with a semi-trailer truck, killing 16 and injuring 13 people on the bus. Stop by and show your support for the Humboldt Broncos and their families. The sale will be donation-based, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support the team.

Thursday, April 26 – PCBD Business Module. “Insurance Compliance” will be presented by John Davila, D.C., 4-8 p.m. in the Business Center classroom. You'll hear a powerful message of care planning and how to stay compliant with insurance carrier requirements. Dinner will be provided with advanced RSVP using the Palmer CareerNetwork

New - Friday, April 27 – PCBD Vendor Showcase. “When You are a Palmer Alumnus, Let Us Help” will be presented by Leann McDonald, College Bookstore manager, at 9:20 a.m. in the Business Center classroom. This event will provide you with an overview of the services and products the Palmer Bookstore has to offer you now as a student and later as a D.C. The door-prize drawing is an In-Line portable chiropractic table, the first 45 attendees are eligible. Breakfast will be provided. 

Friday, April 27 – The Animal Chiropractic Club presents Erin O’Connor, D.C., at 9:20 a.m. in P205. She’ll talk about how she became an animal chiropractor. This will be a Skype call with Dr. O’Connor, who's a 2010 graduate of the main campus and owns Vitality Chiropractic Center in Aurora, Ill.  

New - Saturday, May 5 - Sunday, May 6 – License Renewal Series. Lora Tanis, D.C., DICCP, will present “Backs, Bellies, Birth, Babies and Beyond: Chiropractic’s Role in Maternal and Pediatric Care.” Both days are in P201, Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m.-noon. The student cost is $45. To register, call 563-884-5998. 

New - Tuesday, May 8 – Wellness Fair, Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Palmer! Students, employees and their families are welcome to check out the many vendors in the World of Chiropractic Court from 9 a.m. to noon. Make sure to stop by the Student Services table to enter a drawing for a Fitbit Blaze. 

New - Friday, May 18 – The Animal Chiropractic Club will have a Skype call with Seth Severtson, D.C., at 9:20 a.m. in P205. He will present “Balancing Work on Both Humans and Animals.” Dr. Severtson is a 2009 Palmer graduate and has a B.S. degree in Animal Science. He owns Legacy Spinal Care in Mitchell, S.D. 

New - Friday, May 25 – Dr. Pedro Rivera is speaker for the Animal Chiropractic Club, 9:20 a.m. in P205. He’ll present “Healing Oasis Wellness Center, and How it Originated.” Dr. Rivera is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology. Joining Dr. Rivera will be his therapy dog, Jake. He’s the lead instructor at Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Sturtevant, Wis. 

Visit current and upcoming exhibitions at the Figge Art Museum, located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Palmer students, employees and their families receive free admission to the Figge with their Palmer ID.  


General Information

Outside organizations can’t place fliers on vehicles. Palmer College does not allow outside organizations to place fliers on windshields of vehicles parked in campus parking lots. If you see anyone placing fliers on vehicles, please call Security at ext. 5555.

Check out the latest issue of Insights online! The latest issue of Insights, Palmer’s alumni magazine, is online. Read how Palmer chiropractic keeps families together in features about some of Palmer’s multi-generational families, plus alumni stories, updates from the Advancement Office, the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research and more!

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

PCCR study finds opportunities for integration of D.C.s into U.S. private sector health-care facilities. A new study by the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research found a majority of doctors of chiropractic working in multidisciplinary health-care facilities such as hospitals report high levels of integration, including co-managing patients with medical staffs and sharing health records.

Collaborative Care of Older Adults with Back Pain Study (COCOA) Publications
Researchers from the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research have published several articles from the Collaborative Care of Older Adults with Back Pain Study (COCOA). This federally funded clinical trial developed and tested an integrative model for patient-centered collaborative care between medical doctors and doctors of chiropractic in an older adult population. Here are links to the COCOA publications:


Financial Aid

Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 4 – FIN FIT Week. The Spring FIN FIT Week activity is to locate the Financially FIT representatives wearing yellow wristbands around campus and tell them you want to be Financially FIT. You'll collect a bonus point card from them and turn it in at the Financial Planning Office before the conclusion of the FIN FIT Sessions on May 10. For more information contact, Jenny Lenehan in the Financial Planning Office. 

Friday, May 4 - Thursday, May 10 – Financially FIT Sessions. Do you want to be entered into scholarship 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. Stop by the Financial Planning Office for more details. 

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2018 AwardSpring scholarships. Sign in or register to begin the application process. The application deadline is Friday, May 11. All applications must be submitted by the end of the day, Central Standard Time (CST), on Friday, May 11. It’s recommended you submit your applications by 10 p.m. (CST). Contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions. Good luck to all applicants!


Outside Scholarship Opportunities

 Click here for list of 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 - Clinic operations has a data entry work-study position open. It requires eight to 10 hours per week between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. We're looking for a candidate who can accurately perform assigned duties and pays close attention to detail. Excel experience and a multi-trimester commitment required. The pay rate is $9 per hour. Interested applicants should email Ginny Orud

    Palmer Clinic Marketing has two open work-study positions available.

    • Attend local community events to promote Palmer Clinics
    • Manage/participate in Palmer Spine appearances at local city events like the Bix, Q.C. River Bandits games and the Q.C. Marathon
    • Create interactive, informative, themed modules/materials for community events
    • Ensure professional presentation and maintain inventory of patient education materials in AHC, CHC and Moline Clinics
    • Maintain monthly public education posters and materials in display cases at our AHC location
    • Update Standard Process display kiosks seasonally

    This is a great way to work on your community marketing skills in just three to five hours a week. If you’re interested in applying please email Jennifer Steward or call her at 563-884-5818.

    New - The Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department has two work-study positions available. The positions require five hours a week for their digitization project. The hourly rate is $9. Interested applicants should email Rosemary Riess

    Work-study opportunities for PASS program study leaders: Neuroanatomy 1 (CNS), Pelvic Technique, Thoracolumbar Technique. All positions require a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and a 4.0 GPA in the course you wish to tutor. For information on the expected time commitment and qualifications, please contact Kylie Kuffler in West Hall 128b.

    The Palmer Clinics has the following available work-study positions. Interested applications should email Jennifer Steward or call her at 563-884-5818. 

      Palmer Clinics marketing team:

      • Works with a team of people coordinating efforts with the Bettendorf High School STEM Education Club
      • Create interactive, informative, themed modules for community events
      • An excellent opportunity to improve community chiropractic health literacy
      • Manage, set-up and tear-down of community/internal events
      • Ensure proper inventory of marketing materials is present along with participating in creation of branded, professional Palmer Clinic community appearance
      • Manage Palmer Spine appearance at BIX, QC River Bandits games and QC Marathon
      • Ensure professional presentation of patient education materials in AHC, CHC, Moline Clinics
      • Maintain/rotate public health education posters/materials in AHC display cases
      • Update/maintain Standard Process display kiosks
      • Three to five hours per week

       


      Palmer Café


      Club Meetings

      Activator Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Caitlynn Graf.
      Adjusting Ninjas Club, Wednesdays and Fridays, 6 a.m. in L102. Contact Holly McCrady.
      Animal Chiropractic Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P205. Contact Bailey Aldridge.
      Business Ambassadors Meeting, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:20 a.m. in the PCBD Classroom. Contact Jared Brown.
      Campus Guides, Tuesdays: May 8 and June 5, at 6:45 a.m. in the AHC Welcome Center Conference Room. Contact Tanner Mitchell.
      Essential Oils Club, Tuesdays: April 24, May 8 and May 22 at 9:20 a.m. in P204. Contact Samantha Schmidt
      Gonstead Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in L101; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:05 p.m. in W119 and Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in L102. Contact Cameron VanDenBerg.
      LDSSA Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W308. Contact Jared Brown
      McKenzie Method Chiropractic Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W216. Contact Franklin Benik.
      Motion Palpation Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W212. 120 and Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. in W120. Contact Yannick Schultz.
      NUCCA Club, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W212. Contact Joshua Granola.
      Palmer Game Board Club
      , Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the Palmer Café. Contact Cassidy Alumbaugh.
      Palmer Student Leadership Club, Thursdays at 4 p.m. in P201. Contact Caitlynn Graf
      Pediatrics Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W210 and L102. Contact Jennifer Forstner
      PSAF Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W305. Contact Hannah Jones
      Public Health Club, Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in P202. Contact Nicholas Hoy
      QSM3 Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W215. Contact Stephen Paxton
      SACA Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in P202. Contact Bianca Catalano.
      SOT Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W116. Contact Dakota Malzewski
      Sports Chiropractic Club, Fridays at 9:20 a.m. in W214. Contact Emily Fair.
      Torque Release Technique Club, Tuesdays at 9:20 a.m. in W306. Contact Chelsea Brunner.
      World Congress of Chiropractic Club, Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in P206. Contact Austen Scheumann

        San Jose, CA


        What's Happening

        New - Attend all of Homecoming for a reduced rate! Students, Staff, Faculty …
        Join our Monitor Team for Homecoming 2018!

        The Continuing Education and Events Department is looking for monitors for Homecoming 2018, May 4-6, 2018. You will receive a reimbursement of your registration fee (up to $60), after the event, by attending one training session prior to Homecoming and monitoring three sessions during Homecoming. Monitors will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Every attempt will be made to accommodate your requests. Please note any times when you are unavailable to monitor. Please visit Michael Crump in Student Services to fill out a registration form and issue payment.

        West Homecoming registration is $100 – including the Saturday Evening Gala!
        Palmer West Homecoming 2018 takes place Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6. This year’s program features another exciting weekend of multi-track seminars, distinguished speakers and fun social events! For $100, West students can attend all the seminars, visit the exhibitors area, receive a special registration packet, enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch on Saturday, plus, attend the Saturday Evening Gala at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel! You can register online or by submitting a printed registration form to Student Services. Note: Standard classes are cancelled on Friday, May 4, so students can attend the Homecoming seminar sessions free of charge. However, to attend the weekend seminars, and the Saturday Evening Gala (featuring the return of the Hella Good Party Band!), students must formally register for the entire Homecoming event. For additional information about West Homecoming 2018, including a printable schedule of events: www.Palmer.edu/homecoming.

        New - ASG elections 2018: Wednesday, April 25

        • ASG officer-candidates will present their speeches on Wednesday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria.
        • Voting for new officers will take place in the Cafeteria during both lunch breaks (12:15 – 2 p.m.).

        For additional information, contact Kara Lizak (9Q), ASG Vice President/Elections Chair.

        New - PSAF plans “Office Visit” to meet with West alumnus Dr. Justin Brink at Premiere Spine and Sport
        The West campus chapter of the Palmer Student Alumni Foundation (PSAF) invites students to join them for their next Spring Quarter “Office Visit” on Wednesday, April 25, Monday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. meeting with Dr. Justin Brink, a 2006 West alumnus who maintains a dual-office practice (San Jose and Morgan Hill) at Premiere Spine and Sport. (West students will be visiting the San Jose-based office.) The PSAF Office Visits provide a unique opportunity for students to meet with doctors at their offices, and gain unique insights and perspective on the daily aspects of managing a practice. Space is limited. If you haven’t already signed up, please make sure to sign the list on the PSAF bulletin board as soon as possible. Carpooling to the Office Visit with Dr. Brink will meet in the south hallway at 5:15 p.m. For additional information, contact Judy Hyung (7Q) or Andre Bugawan (6Q), West Campus PSAF Co-Presidents.

        New - Join the Rock Climbing Club for next discount-day at Planet Granite: Friday, April 27
        Palmer’s West campus Rock Climbing Club invites students to enjoy some exhilarating fun (and great exercise) at their next Rock Climbing event on Friday, April 27, at Planet Granite, located at 815 Stewart Dr. in Sunnyvale. The discounted-price of only $7 includes a day-pass and free gear-rental. Make sure to bring your Palmer ID, and you must check-in between 3 and 5 p.m. For additional information, contact Judy Hyung (7Q), president, Palmer West Rock Climbing Club.

        New - Sports Council Golf Tournament: Thursday, May 3
        As part of the social events planned for West Homecoming 2018 (May 4-6), the Sports Council is proud to announce the return of the Palmer West Homecoming Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 3, at the Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club. The shotgun-start gets underway at 1 p.m. Tournament fee is $55/player (which includes cart and practice balls). Prizes for the top-three teams, plus special prizes for “Longest Drive” and “Closest to the Hole.” West-alumni have also been invited, so it should be a fun afternoon on the course! You can register for the Homecoming Golf Tournament online, or by contacting Nathan Clark (7Q). 


        General Information

        Enjoy the online edition of Winter ’17 Palmer Insights!
        The “Publications” section of the Palmer web site now features the new Winter ’18 edition of Palmer Insights, which features the cover-story theme, “For some alumni families, the Palmer chiropractic legacy spans generations.”

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

          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 (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 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

          New - PCCR study finds opportunities for integration of D.C.s into U.S. private sector health-care facilities. A new study by the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research found a majority of doctors of chiropractic working in multidisciplinary health-care facilities such as hospitals report high levels of integration, including co-managing patients with medical staffs and sharing health records.

          Collaborative Care of Older Adults with Back Pain Study (COCOA) Publications
          Researchers from the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research have published several articles from the Collaborative Care of Older Adults with Back Pain Study (COCOA). This federally funded clinical trial developed and tested an integrative model for patient-centered collaborative care between medical doctors and doctors of chiropractic in an older adult population. Here are links to the COCOA publications:


          Financial Aid

          Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2018 AwardSpring scholarships. Sign in or register to begin the application process. The application deadline is Friday, May 11. All applications must be submitted by the end of the day, Central Standard Time (CST), on Friday, May 11. It’s recommended you submit your applications by 10 p.m. (CST). Contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions. Good luck to all applicants!


          Outside Scholarship Opportunities

           Click here for list of Palmer outside scholarships.


            Employment Opportunities

            New -


            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

            Port Orange, FL


            What's Happening

            New - Join Palmer Student Council at the 2018 Spring Vendor Fair on Wednesday April 25, Standard Process Student Center, 2nd Floor, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. More than 30 local vendors will be there to offer grab ‘n go information about their businesses, student discounts, food samples and much more! Don’t miss out! Come check it out!

            New - The Big Red Bus will on campus Wednesday, April 25, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., parked behind Building 2. After you leave the Vendor Fair, stop down and make a donation to your community!


            General Information

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

            Download the Florida campus mobile app
            Students asked for it and now it’s here! Download the Palmer Florida campus mobile app through your app store or at www.palmerflorida.campusapp.com. Designed to increase student engagement and involvement, the app allows students to access campus resources from their smart phone, communicate on a campus newsfeed, chat with friends, join clubs and groups, check in at events and give feedback, receive announcements and emergency alerts and much more. All members of the Florida campus are encouraged to download, create a profile and start engaging!  


            Financial Aid

            The Dr. James Buerkle Memorial Award is presented to a graduating doctor who exemplifies the virtues of compassion and unconditional positive regard for their patients, excellent interpersonal skills, strong leadership, commitment to service and passion for the chiropractic profession. 

            If you would like to nominate a fellow classmate or student, please complete the nomination form and deliver it to the Main Clinic, Suite 103 or via email by 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

            New - Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2018 AwardSpring scholarships. Sign in or register to begin the application process. The application deadline is Friday, May 11. All applications must be submitted by the end of the day, Central Standard Time (CST), on Friday, May 11. It’s recommended you submit your applications by 10 p.m. (CST). Contact the Financial Planning Office with any questions. Good luck to all applicants!


            Employment Opportunities


            Research News

            PCCR study finds opportunities for integration of D.C.s into U.S. private sector health-care facilities. A new study by the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research found a majority of doctors of chiropractic working in multidisciplinary health-care facilities such as hospitals report high levels of integration, including co-managing patients with medical staffs and sharing health records.

            New - Collaborative Care of Older Adults with Back Pain Study (COCOA) Publications
            Researchers from the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research have published several articles from the Collaborative Care of Older Adults with Back Pain Study (COCOA). This federally funded clinical trial developed and tested an integrative model for patient-centered collaborative care between medical doctors and doctors of chiropractic in an older adult population. Here are links to the COCOA publications:


            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 Café, visit the Aramark site for the Port Orange, Fla., campus.


            Club Meetings

            New club information will be posted by April 27. 

            Choose your program