Student Announcements

Main campus


What's Happening

New - Palmer server updates—Sunday June 23, 5 a.m. CDT Start Time
Palmer servers will be updated at this date and time with the latest Microsoft patches and updates. This will impact the servers at all three campuses. Access to the Palmer Portal, email, Brightspace, VPN, Power Campus and other Palmer systems will have short periods of unavailability during that time. Estimated time of completion is 8 a.m. 

Thank you for your patience during these important upgrades, enhancements and patches. If you have any issues after the maintenance is complete, simply restart your computer. Please contact the Help Desk if the issue persists. 

Register for Palmer Homecoming 2019 at special $60 package-rate 
Students are invited to attend Palmer Homecoming 2019 (Aug. 8-10) at the special package-rate of $60, which enables you to attend any of the multi-track seminar sessions and the vendor Expo; enjoy three continental breakfasts, three lunches, and two refreshment breaks; and also includes a ticket to the Saturday Night Festival! You can register online or by calling the Continuing Education office at 563-884-5998. Registration forms are available online or in the Continuing Education office. The deadline to register at the early rate is Friday, July 19

Attend Palmer Homecoming 2019 for “free” by serving as C.E. monitor
The Continuing Education Department seeks students and employees to serve as monitors for the C.E. sessions at Palmer Homecoming 2019, Aug. 8-10. 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 fill out a monitor request form and email to Kathy Koenig. Questions can be directed to Kathy via email, or call her at 563-884-5494.

Last Chance! Spring Locker Cleanout!
If you intend to use a Palmer locker in the B.J. Palmer Hall, Mabel H. Palmer Laboratories, D.D. Palmer Memorial Building or West Hall next tri, you need to mark your padlock with a free yellow zip tie by June 14. Zip ties are available in locker areas, or you can pick up in Student Services. After June 17, all unmarked locks will be cut off and locker contents cleaned out. Any items found in unmarked lockers will be donated or thrown away. Palmer College of Chiropractic will not be responsible for items lost during this process. Questions can be directed to Student Services at 563-884-5857. 

Now through Sunday, July 14 - Summer recess. Have a great break!

Now through June 21 – Bookstore inventory sale. Clothing and gifts are 40 percent off, take an extra 20 percent off clearance items and check out the $5-$15 clearance racks. 

New - R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation summer break hours:
Mondays – Fridays: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays – Sundays: 9 a.m. to 1
Opening at 7 a.m. July 1-3
Closed June 29-30, July 4, July 7
Hours TBA July 13-14

New - Bookstore summer break hours:
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed June 22-30 and July 4-6
July 13 open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Resuming regular hours July 15

New - David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library summer break hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
July 4-5 – Closed 

Looking for clinic students to represent Palmer Clinics at informational tables at River Bandits evening home games. The dates are June 27, July 17, July 21 and Aug. 24. Student participants must arrive 45 minutes prior to start of game and stay through 7th inning. They’ll receive a free ticket to that evening’s game and clinic hours for participation. Limit of three students at informational table per game. Interested? Email Jennifer Steward

Sign up now to be a part of the Palmer spine for the Bix (Saturday, July 27). We’re looking for 26 students (one for each spine 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. Practices will be held on the following dates: July 17 and July 24. Please try to make all practices. They will be held at 3:45 p.m. in the dance fitness room in the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center. Interested? Please email Jennifer Steward or call her at 563-884-5818. 

Join Team Palmer for a NAMIWALK to support mental health 
On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, Team Palmer will participate in the Greater Mississippi Valley NAMIWalk. Join the team to raise awareness and funds to support the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), a grass-roots organization that helps millions of Americans who face mental illness every day. All funds raised will directly support mental health services in the Quad Cities. Visit the Team Palmer NAMIWALKS webpage to join the team or make a donation! Every little bit helps. Contact Alex Margrave, D.C., with questions and watch for the NAMIWalks display in the skywalk.

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 January 2019 and now, come and check with Student Administrative Services, 3rd floor of the Campus Center. 

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

    New - The AwardSpring scholarship schedule has changed! Applications for Fall 2019 scholarships go live on July 1 to Aug. 31. Remember to update your profile to maximize your possible scholarship opportunities. Good luck to all applicants! 

    NEW! Biannual Scholarship Cycle:

    • FALL--apply July-August, reviewed in September, awarded in October
    • SPRING--apply December-January, reviewed in February, awarded in March

    Financial Aid reminder – Students must complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA to receive Federal financial aid next year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). Contact the Office of Financial Planning with questions. 


    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 - PASS Program Study Leaders: Spinal Wet Lab, Diagnostic Imaging 2 lecture, Embryology lecture, Biochemistry 1 lecture, and Spinal Bone lecture. 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.

    New - Student Services needs exam proctors for summer 2019 trimester. Applicants must be in 6th tri or higher. For more information or to apply, see Heather Wright in Student Services, 3rd floor of Campus Center.

    Davenport Community School Stepping Stones Program is hiring work-study America Reads Tutors. Required qualifications are that tutors must enjoy working with children and have a desire to contribute to the community. No education background is necessary and training will be provided. All U.S. students are invited to be an America Reads Tutor through Federal Work Study. The pay rate is $15 an hour. For more information, contact Financial Planning at 563-884-5740.

    The Marketing and Communication department needs work-study photographers. For more information, email Tim Richardson.


    Palmer Café


    Club Meetings

    The students are on summer break through July 15. New club information will be posted by Aug. 5. 

      West campus


      What's Happening

      New - Palmer server updates—Sunday June 23, 5 a.m. CDT Start Time
      Palmer servers will be updated at this date and time with the latest Microsoft patches and updates. This will impact the servers at all three campuses. Access to the Palmer Portal, email, Brightspace, VPN, Power Campus and other Palmer systems will have short periods of unavailability during that time. Estimated time of completion is 8 a.m. 

      Thank you for your patience during these important upgrades, enhancements and patches. If you have any issues after the maintenance is complete, simply restart your computer. Please contact the Help Desk if the issue persists. 

      New - Buy your tickets for Casino Night – featuring Great Gatsby-era theme!
      PalmerPalooza 2019 kicks-off, once again, with Casino Night on Friday, July 19, 7-10 p.m. in the Cafeteria. You can join the fun for just $5 – which includes casino games, appetizers, two drink tickets, and photo booth! In addition to playing for the chance to win some great prizes, and getting to socialize with prospective students, this year’s Casino Night has added another dimension of excitement – by featuring a Great Gatsby theme. Guests are encouraged to come dresses for the occasion -- with prizes awarded for the “Best Costume” contest! To purchase Casino Night tickets & for additional information: Shantel Thomas, Student Services. 


      General Information

      Stay “in touch” with Palmer!
      Check out the Spring ’19 edition of Palmer’s alumni-magazine, Insights
      Palmer Insights is the College’s biannual magazine published for alumni from all three campuses. Insights features great articles that spotlight distinguished alumni achievements, and this issue’s cover-story spotlights the West alumni who “answered the call to serve” and provided care for firefighters during last year’s firestorms in Northern and Southern California – including Palmer West faculty member Tammi Clark, D.C.! You can read the current issue of Insights via the Palmer web site in PDF or HTML formats – and you can also read previous issues.

        If you have a message you’d like posted on the campus monitors (or included in the “What’s Happening” e-messages, please send your information to 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).


        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 - The AwardSpring scholarship schedule has changed! Applications for Fall 2019 scholarships go live on July 1 to August 31. Remember to update your profile to maximize your possible scholarship opportunities. Good luck to all applicants! 


        Biannual Scholarship Cycle:

        • FALL--apply July-August, reviewed in September, awarded in October
        • SPRING--apply December-January, reviewed in February, awarded in March

        Reminder to complete your 2019-2020 Federal Financial Aid requirements

        For additional information: 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

         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 - Palmer server updates—Sunday June 23, 5 a.m. CDT Start Time
              Palmer servers will be updated at this date and time with the latest Microsoft patches and updates. This will impact the servers at all three campuses. Access to the Palmer Portal, email, Brightspace, VPN, Power Campus and other Palmer systems will have short periods of unavailability during that time. Estimated time of completion is 8 a.m.

              Thank you for your patience during these important upgrades, enhancements and patches. If you have any issues after the maintenance is complete, simply restart your computer. Please contact the Help Desk if the issue persists. 

              New - Submit your club announcements. Does your club have an announcement, event or fundraiser that should be included in the next Week at a Glance email? If so, please email them to Heather Biance. Week at a Glance emails go out on Thursdays. Submissions are due no later than the Tuesday prior to the email going out. If information is submitted after that, it’s not guaranteed to be included due to time needed for email creation and approvals. All submissions MUST include the following information or it will not be included: Title of the event/fundraiser, etc., date, time and location, presenter name, other details like raffles or food. Any other information that should be included. 

              Where are you going this #PalmerOnBreak? 
              Take Palmer Florida on your summer break adventures by using the hashtag #palmeronbreak and have the chance to be featured on our Instagram and Snapchat!

              Fall intramural basketball has been secured at the City of Port Orange Rec Center. Sign up will be announced at a later date.   

              Parking Reminder: The City of Port Orange has asked us to remind students not to park in the City Hall annex as it’s causing parking issues for city employees. Please ensure you’re parking in designated on-campus student parking areas only. Failure to do so could result in a ticket. 


              General Information

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


              Financial Aid

              New - The AwardSpring scholarship schedule has changed! Applications for Fall 2019 scholarships go live on July 1 to August 31. Remember to update your profile to maximize your possible scholarship opportunities. Good luck to all applicants! 

              NEW! Biannual Scholarship Cycle:

              • FALL--apply July-August, reviewed in September, awarded in October
              • SPRING--apply December-January, reviewed in February, awarded in March

              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 club and organization information will be posted by July 31, 2019. 

              Choose your program