Simpson University for Seniors Offers April Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two in-person courses in April.  

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, classroom occupancy is limited. Early registration is encouraged.

Simpson University for Seniors, in its 11th year, is designed for adults of any age who love learning. The hourlong classes meet three days a week and are taught by university professors or professionals in their field of expertise. There is no required homework for these non-credit courses.

The following courses are scheduled to start April 7, meeting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:

10:20-11:20 a.m.Catching Lightning in a Bottle: Christian Faith and Practice in American History This course will examine the role Christianity and the revival tradition has played in shaping a society and culture at key periods in American’s history. Presenter: Dr. John Ayabe 

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Aviation in the United States A survey of the development of aviation decade by decade to educate and inform how it all works. Segments discussed will be agricultural, commercial, medical, military, private, and the National Airspace System that is managed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Presenter: William Hill, Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor 

The cost per course is $95 per person, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at  https://connect.simpsonu.edu/2021-simpson-for-seniors.

For more information, email Glenn Schaefer at gschaefer@simpsonu.edu.

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Simpson University, a Christian university founded in 1921, moved to Redding in 1989 and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 20 traditional undergraduate programs, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 7-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. The university has a highly ranked Veterans Success Center and partnership with the Army National Guard. Simpson has launched new programs in digital mediacomputer information systems, and engineering, and recently added athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team ranked No. 1 in California and No. 52 in the nation. Simpson University contributes an estimated $50 million annually to Redding’s economy. It offers aggressive scholarships and is working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements. Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu

Simpson University for Seniors Makes Plans for Spring Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is gearing up for spring classes on a variety of topics, including the ancient Mediterranean, Christian faith in American history, aviation history in the U.S., and the Protestant Reformation.

Two on-campus courses are scheduled each month in March and April, subject to Shasta County COVID-19 restrictions.

Simpson University for Seniors, in its 11th year, is designed for adults of any age who love learning. The hourlong classes meet three days a week and are taught by university professors or professionals in their field of expertise. There is no required homework for these non-credit courses.

If Shasta County’s case rate and/or positivity rate are still in the purple tier on Feb. 15, the March classes will be cancelled, due to restrictions on in-person learning. If either number is still in the purple tier on March 22, the April classes will be cancelled.

The following courses are scheduled to start March 1, meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday:

10:20-11:20 a.m. – The Ancient Mediterranean: Myth and Empire This course explores the origins of western civilizations in the cradle of the Mediterranean. It looks at the earliest civilizations of Mesopotamia all the way up to the Roman Empire. It also explores some of the myths that shaped these Empires, like Gilgamesh, the Odyssey, and Romulus and Remus. Presenter: Dr. Timothy Orr 

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – “Here I Stand!”—The Protestant Reformation An overview of the spiritual reformation that swept Europe in the 16th century. Emphasis will be placed on the triggering conditions, the rapid development, and the worldwide impact of the powerful movement that was based on the teachings of men such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, Huldrich Zwingli, Thomas Cranmer and John Knox.  Presenter: Don Claspill 

To express interest in a course or receive more information and notification about class status, email gschaefer@simpsonu.edu.

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Simpson University, a Christian university founded in 1921, moved to Redding in 1989 and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 20 traditional undergraduate programs, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 7-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. The university has a highly ranked Veterans Success Center and partnership with the Army National Guard. Simpson has launched new programs in digital mediacomputer information systems, and engineering, and recently added athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team ranked No. 1 in California and No. 52 in the nation. Simpson University contributes an estimated $50 million annually to Redding’s economy. It offers aggressive scholarships and is working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements. Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu

Simpson University for Seniors Offers February Classes on Psalms, Land Use

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in February for adults of any age. Classes start Feb. 3.

The non-credit, no-homework classes are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

10:20-11:20 a.m. — How the West Was Lost: A history of the unintended consequences of land use policy in the West — California’s resources have long been at the center of debate on land and water usage. From the gold fields that brought California to statehood, to the creation of Yosemite National Park, debates have raged about how to protect and use those resources. This class will explore both the political and biological impacts of those decisions. Learn how the past will influence the future, as we deal with mega-droughts and mega fires that the future will bring. Presenter: Nadine Bailey

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — The Psalms: Songs and Prayers for the Temple and the Church — The course is designed to introduce the student to the structure, content and message of the Book of Psalms—and how it has impacted Christian theology and liturgy. PresenterGlenn Schaefer

Simpson University for Seniors offers courses each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at simpsonu.edu/seniorschool.

For more information, call (530) 226-4978, or email Glenn Schaefer at gschaefer@simpsonu.edu.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

 

 

Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for January Classes

REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in January for adults of any age. Classes start Jan. 6.

The non-credit, no-homework classes are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

Hebrews and Beyond—A survey of the General Epistles 10:20-11:20 a.m. The New Testament books from Hebrews to Jude often get overlooked, but individually and collectively they contain essential theological and practical resources for Christian faith. This course will touch on each of these seven letters with special attention given to the Letter of Hebrews. Presenter: Jack Painter

U.S.S.R.—The Geography and History of the Soviet Union and Russian Federation 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. An overview of the physical and economic geography of the Russian Empire, coupled with the story of the Bolshevik Revolution and the development of the world’s largest contiguous empire, followed by the collapse and restructuring as the “democratic” Russian Federation – from Lenin to Putin. Presenter: Don Claspill

Simpson University for Seniors offers courses each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at simpsonu.edu/seniorschool.

For more information, call (530) 226-4978, or email Glenn Schaefer at gschaefer@simpsonu.edu.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

 

Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for September Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors—now in its 10th year—is offering two courses in September for adults of any age.

The non-credit, no-homework classes, which begin Sept. 9, are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

10:20-11:20 a.m.The Land of Milk and Honey. In order to appreciate the historical events of the Bible, one must understand the geography connected to that history. The geography of Israel has rightly been called “The Fifth Gospel.” Presenter: Glenn Schaefer

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Grace, Belief, Death and the Devil. Flannery O’Connor is considered one of America’s greatest 20th century Christian writers of short stories and novels. Theological topics will be considered through the lens of selected works of the writer’s fiction and non-fiction. Class time will be devoted to their discussion led by the instructor. Presenter: Timothy Carlisle

Two courses are offered each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at connect.simpsonu.edu/2019-20simpsonforseniors.

For more information, call Caitlin Griffin at (530) 226-4978.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for April Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in April for adults of any age.

The non-credit, no-homework classes, which begin April 1, are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

10:20-11:20 a.m. – Christian Apologetics—Exercising Faith in a Doubting World. Apologetics is the branch of theology and philosophy that focuses on giving a reasoned defense for our Christian faith.  This class is an introductory but serious course focused on the major issues and approaches to Christian apologetics.  Topics include the nature and scope of apologetics, apologetics in the New Testament, evidentialist approaches, philosophical approaches, reformed apologetics, the challenge of scientific materialism, apologetics in a post-modern context, the problem of evil, and apologetics in everyday life. Presenter: Brian Larsen

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Writing Engaging Memoirs. Life experiences make each individual unique, meaningful and noteworthy.  Utilizing effective techniques, this class emphasizes these experiences by making the writing of memoirs fun, thoughtful and engaging. Presenter: Gera Unmack

Two courses are offered each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at simpsonu.edu/seniorschool.

For more information, call Caitlin Griffin at (530) 226-4978.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding almost 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated almost 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a highly ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for March Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in March for adults of any age.

The non-credit, no-homework classes, which begin March 1, are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

10:20-11:20 a.m. – Tolkien: The Author and His Writings. J.R.R. Tolkien created fascinating worlds in his fantasy fiction, worlds that went on to see new cinematic life in recent film adaptations. We will read and discuss his best loved novels, The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings Trilogy in relation to his life, the Inklings’ oeuvre, and the films. Presenter: Carolyn Murray

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Modern Israel: From Ben-Gurion to Netanyahu. The unprecedented story of a state, extinct for nearly 2,000 years, “miraculously” returning to existence in the 20th century. Eretz Israel has become both the most powerful state in the Middle East as well as the most controversial nation in the world. Presenter: Don Claspill

Two courses are offered each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at simpsonu.edu/seniorschool.

For more information, call Caitlin Griffin at (530) 226-4978.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding almost 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated almost 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and more than 2,500 from its School of Education. It has a highly ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for February Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in February for adults of any age.

The non-credit, no-homework classes, which begin Feb. 4, are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

10:20-11:20 a.m. – The Acts of the Apostles. The history of the early Church, beginning with the ascension of the resurrected Christ. His disciples were empowered by the Holy Spirit to be His witnesses, beginning in “Jerusalem…and to the ends of the earth.”  They encountered problems and had differences of opinion on various subjects. The Gospel was proclaimed to both Jew and Gentile. PresenterDr. Glenn Schaefer

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain. The presenter was born in Estonia when the country was under the control of the USSR.  He will share his story of what life was like as a Christian living in that environment. Topics also include the history, geography, climate, culture, language and economics of the country—then and now. Presenter: Richard Jurgens

Two courses are offered each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at simpsonu.edu/seniorschool.

For more information, call Caity at (530) 226-4978.

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Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduategraduate, and teaching credential programs. The university will celebrate its centennial in 2021. Simpson was named as one of the 2018 Colleges of Distinction. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings; the Betty M. Dean School of NursingA.W. Tozer Seminary, the School of Education, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.

 

 

 

 

Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for November Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in November for adults of any age.

The non-credit, no-homework classes, which begin Nov. 2, are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

10:20-11:20 a.m. – Combating Social Trends with Biblical Truth. This course will examine social trends that have contributed to an alarming increase of crime and violence in America over the past decade. It will review God’s description of the problem in 2 Timothy 3. We will discuss biblical solutions for living with difficult people in the context of today’s world. PresenterBeth Dummer

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Great Britain: Stonehenge to Bosworth Field. This course covers the history, geography and culture of the peoples of Great Britain during the Pre-Celtic, Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Norman eras up to the pivotal Battle of Bosworth Field and the rise of modern Great Britain. It is an unprecedented story of a world-changing nation created through both isolation and vulnerability.  Presenter: Don Claspill

Two courses are offered each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at simpsonu.edu/seniorschool.

For more information, call Lisa Neal at (530) 226-4764.

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Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduategraduate, and teaching credential programs. The university will celebrate its centennial in 2021. Simpson was named as one of the 2018 Colleges of Distinction. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings; the Betty M. Dean School of NursingA.W. Tozer Seminary, the School of Education, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu. 

 

Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for October Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in October for adults of any age.

The non-credit, no-homework classes, which begin Oct. 1, are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

10:20-11:20 a.m. – Birds of Northern California and Beyond. Designed for beginning bird watchers to help them learn to recognize 20 of the most common bird species, their unique anatomy, migration wonders and habitat use. Classroom only—no field trips. Presenter: Larry Siemens

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Introduction to the Parables of Jesus. Stories are a key method of imparting truth, and Jesus was a master storyteller. The Greek word for stories is our word parable. This course will examine what a parable is, why Jesus taught in parables, and the purpose and place of parables in the Gospels.  Presenter: Jim Voss

Two courses are offered each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at simpsonu.edu/seniorschool.

For more information, call Lisa at (530) 226-4764.

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Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduategraduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings; the Betty M. Dean School of NursingA.W. Tozer Seminary, the School of Education, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu. 

Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for September Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in September for adults of any age.

The non-credit, no-homework classes, which begin Sept. 7, are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

10:20-11:20 a.m. – The Words We Live By: An Educated Citizens Guide to the U.S. Constitution. On Sept. 17, 1787, a small group of politicians concluded their summer’s work by signing a remarkable founding document, still in use today. This course examines the U.S. Constitution through historical, philosophical and practical lenses. In addition to evaluation of historical circumstances and original intent, we will consider watershed moments in American society and the evolution of constitutional principles which continue to guide almost all aspects of political life today. Presenter: Dr. Cherry McCabe

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – The History and Literature of the Intertestamental Period. Israelite history from 450 BC to the Fall of Jerusalem to the Romans AD 66-70 presents the backdrop for surveying material found in the extra-canonical literature of the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Septuagint, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Presenter: Dr. Glenn Schaefer

Two courses are offered each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at simpsonu.edu/seniorschool.

For more information, call Lisa Neal at (530) 226-4764.

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Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduategraduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings; the Betty M. Dean School of NursingA.W. Tozer Seminary, the School of Education, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.