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D.D.’s Bees!

In honor of both Insect Week and Pollinator Week, we’re going to talk BEES. For those of you who did not know, our founder, D.D. Palmer was an avid bee keeper before he ventured on to discover Chiropractic. He also held several other professions including grocer, magnetic healer, and he even sold gold fish!   D.D. first started his apiary in…

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Where to Find Copyright-Free Images

Last month, we shared tips for locating images that are free of copyright restrictions and provided an overview of Creative Commons licenses.  This month we share our favorite places for finding high-quality images that are copyright-free (or just require that they be credited to the artist).   Flickr   Flickr operates both as a personal digital repository and a place to…

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Palmer Alumni Auditorium Concerts!

What we know as the fitness center on campus right now, used to be called the Palmer Alumni Auditorium. Back in the 70’s and 80’s when it was the auditorium, Palmer would host different sorts of events like music concerts and sporting events. You might be surprised at some of the big name bands that played here. Bands like Nirvana, Judas Priest,…

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June is National Employee Wellness Month

Hello, did you know that June is National Employee Wellness Month?  As a leading health sciences institution this type of event should have meaning for us on multiple levels.  First, it is a month-long event that promotes philosophies and behaviors that we as an institution, support, but it was also created to observe and give some recognition (and a break)…

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International Archives Day: Archives, Harmony, and Friendship

Happy International Archives Day! The reason we need an International Archives Day is because a lot of people think that the items in the collection are not accessible, or for staff use only but that is not the case! Here in the archives you can view practically everything we have in the collection, whether or not it is in the catalog!…

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Check Out Our Growing eBook Library!

There are over 1,000,000 eBooks published every year and the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library provides you with a small but growing collection of these titles. Visit the library homepage and click on the eBooks link to check them out! The page lists different packages that we own like the EBSCO eBooks collection which contains over 9,000 titles. In…

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Did you know that both B.J. and Mabel Palmer had caveologist and volcanologist degrees? B.J. and Mabel visited the best and biggest caves in the world on their travels including Mammoth, Luray, Carlsbad, and Jenolan. People used to say that they could “smell a hole in the ground like a tombstone man smells a newly-made grave”. B.J. sometimes even gave lectures…

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Finding Copyright-Free Images

While it’s easy to search online to find images to use in presentations, social media, and marketing, most images are copyrighted. Copyright infringement can carry hefty penalties, but it’s always best practice to make sure that you have permission to use images or locate ones that have already been green-lighted for reuse.  Once you learn a few tricks, it’s easy…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor our veterans. Check out our yearbooks to learn more about the “The Glory of Carrying On” and the “Veterans Organization of the P.S.C.” which started early on in honor of those students that served in World War I. We have some promotional pamphlets and articles in the National Chiropractic Journal, International Review of Chiropractic and…

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Bo, the Library Cat of Palmer West

Cats and libraries are natural partners. Cats are drawn to our quiet spaces, with shelves for climbing and peaceful nooks for taking naps. Even Wikipedia has its own entry for library cats, and Dewey was probably the most famous one of all. So, I was amused, yet not surprised, to find evidence that our Palmer campus once had its own library…