Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for September Classes

For Immediate Release


Simpson University for Seniors

Simpson University for Seniors

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. 8, 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. – Surprised by Luther: His Life and Legacy on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. This course offers a survey of Martin Luther’s formative years, his deep spiritual trials in the Augustinian monastery, and forgotten content of the so-called Ninety-Five Theses. Focus will be given to some of his themes bearing contemporary relevance: suffering and power, law and gospel, interpretations of baptism and communion. Attendees will view and discuss the film “Luther,” concluding with a sobering exposé of his troubling Anti-Semitism and its place in the larger story of Euro-American racism. Presenter: Craig Slane

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Fire and Ice. This course is an overview of the geography and physical geology of Northern California. 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

For more information, call Dianne Mueller at (530) 226-4758 or Glenn Schaefer at (530) 226-4146.



Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, 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, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737