The Information Age Newsletter

January, 2008

  In This Issue:

How to print this newsletter


Is Sherman College following in the footsteps of Life?

It was Yogi Berra who said, "This is like deja vu all over again".  Those of us who lived through the implosion at Life University about 5 years ago will feel a twinge down our spines with this latest news.  The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, (SACS) has denied Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic reaffirmation of accreditation and has placed the school on warning for six months. 

A story that broke in the January 14, 2008 issue of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal online, reports that college officials were notified in December of the dire news.  The article notes that the school was told of the results, but has not received official notification.  According to the article Sherman is now the only school in South Carolina with a "warning" status from SACS.

The article quotes Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer, the new president of Sherman, who has only held the position since August 13, 2007, his response to the news was, "We were extremely disappointed. Obviously, we're going to do whatever we can, use whatever resources available to us, to make sure that we fulfill whatever deficiency we might have according to (SACS), and again, we don't know what those are yet. We're confident we'll get through."

Since SACS has not sent official notification, Sherman does not know what all the deficiencies are that brought upon the warning status from SACS.  According to the GoUpstate article, Belle Wheelan, president of the Commission on Colleges for SACS states that Sherman must create a "Quality Enhancement Plan", or QEP to show how student learning will be increased or enhanced.  Wheelan commented, "The commission feels it's something they can clean up in a short period of time since they're only on (warning) for six months, I have great faith that the institution will fix it."

Somewhere over 5 years ago, Life University was placed on probation by SACS.  This was then followed by a denial of reaccreditation by CCE. Currently the CCE lists Sherman as a member and shows no accreditation issues with Sherman on their website.




Do we have to re-write the Chiropractic history books?

Chiropractic History 101, question on first quiz, where was the founder of chiropractic born. Chances are you answered Port Perry, chances are you were marked correct. But chances are you were wrong. (Or at least I was when I went to school. And NO I wasn't alive when DD was born.)

According to a  December 19, 2007 article on the, from Canada, DD Palmer was not born in Port Perry but was actually born in Pickering Ontario on March 7, 1845.

Palmer College has their website up to date as they state the following, "Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer was born in Pickering, Ontario, which is located close to Port Perry, Ontario, Canada, on March 7, 1845. The family soon moved to Port Perry and lived there until they emigrated to the United States. To honor their native son, the town of Port Perry dedicated Palmer Memorial Park at a ceremony that 1,500 townspeople and chiropractors witnessed in a drenching rainstorm on July 28, 1938."

In spite of the new recognition that Pickering is the birthplace of the founder of our profession, the memorial commemorating DD's birth mistakenly shows Port Perry as the place he was born.




Giving Back to Chiropractic

At a certain level I feel uncomfortable when it comes to blowing my own horn, but in another sense, I feel honored that so many groups and associations have shown the trust in us to allow Now You Know to handle their needs.

As you may be aware, Now You Know handles the needs of many chiropractic groups and associations when it comes to their Internet presence. I feel honored and humbled that so many trust us. And just to be clear, we do not accept money from these groups. 

You see, we are chiropractors.  We believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the profession that has given so much to us.  We also have a passion on spreading the chiropractic message. We are NOT a website company that has gotten into chiropractic.  We are Chiropractors who own a Chiropractic Company, that uses websites, and other tools to spread the Chiropractic message.

Below is a list of some of those we serve.  And our offer continues to stand.  If any other chiropractic associations would like our help, please call us.

International Chiropractors Association
New York Chiropractic Council
Florida Chiropractic Society
Georgia Chiropractic Council
Michigan Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations
Arizona Association of Chiropractic
Chiropractic Alliance of Maine
Chiropractic in the Valley
Chiropractic Society of Texas
Connecticut Chiropractic Council
Hawaii State Chiropractic Association
ICA of California
Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association
Arkansas Chiropractic Council
Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians
Dynamic Essentials (DE)

New Beginnings
International Chiropractors Association of Indiana
Oregon Doctors Of Chiropractic
Palmetto State Chiropractic Association
Rhode Island Chiropractic Alliance
South Carolina Chiropractic Association
The Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania
Southern Chiropractic Association
Virginia Society of Chiropractic
Massachusetts Alliance for Chiropractic Philosophy
Doctors for Excellence in Chiropractic Education
The Chiropractic Choice
The Portland Project
ChiroSecure Insurance






NYK Upcoming Seminars and Shows

We would like to thank the many associations, organizations and groups that have us speaking on their programs. Dates permitting, we would love to participate at your Association or Society convention as well. If you are interested in having us at your program, please contact us at either or call us at 1-800-695-8937. Below is a list of programs and speaking engagements we have scheduled in the near future.





Now You Know, - Where Education and Income Go Hand-On-Hand

NYK Websites:  Now You Know is the largest provider of individual websites to the chiropractic profession. Our website service includes your choice of 33 templates, over 800 pages of content, "Ask the Experts" videos, and many other educational features that make an NYK website the best value in patient and community education. Check out the ever growing list of features on our website at:,  then click on "Website Service".  We are so confident that your will be satisfied with our service that we do something that others do not.  WE HAVE NO CONTRACTS!  You simply subscribe to our service and pay by the quarter.

Chiropractic Depot:  Why pay for a website when you can also have your website start paying you?  Chiropractic Depot brings education and income together on your website. With the Chiropractic Depot service, you have a storefront inside your website where visitors can select and purchase from a growing list of health, wellness, and fitness products.  The sales are filled by the vendors and products are shipped directly to your patients.  And the best part is that you get a commission on each sale!

Chiropractic Depot is a service designed to bring the health and wellness industry together with the chiropractic profession. Each year, billions of dollars of health and wellness related products are sold to the public. It is time for us as Chiropractors to be the leaders in this consumer driven movement.

Now You Know Email Newsletter Service:
newsletter delivers current and hard-hitting news on health and chiropractic emailed directly to your patient's inbox.  If you want to keep your patients informed, this email newsletter service is unsurpassed in chiropractic.  But there is more.  The NYK email newsletter service is really two services in one!  With the NYK email newsletter service, subscribers can also easily send bulk emails out to their entire patient list. So, with the NYK email newsletter service, not only do your patients get the great stories and articles from the NYK Newsletter, but they can also get updates created by you!

Echiropractic: We push technology to the limit with online chiropractic pamphlets, cards, and office letters for your unlimited use. This service allows you to send unlimited either individual or bulk emails, directly to a single patient or your entire list!.  Echiropractic emails can be customized with a personal message from you. This service is similar to some other popular online greeting cards, with one big difference. These messages are for chiropractic offices with chiropractic messages.

Now You Know "Premium Plus Package":  This package is our best value and includes all four NYK services at a substantial savings.  Subscribing to all four services is the best value and resource available for complete online educational tools in chiropractic.




How to Contact NYK

General NYK Mailing Address:Marietta square
Now You Know Inc.
PO Box 2210, Marietta, GA 30061-2210
We're just off the beautiful Marietta Square

Use our toll free number to reach any of our departments

Our Email Addresses