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- 09.24.2016 - Simpson University Students Participate in Annual Day of Service
Simpson University’s 12th annual Day of Service was featured in this Record Searchlight article and video clip. Over 100 students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteered to serve at multiple locations in the Redding area. Hannah Dewater, coordinator of community services, spoke about the Day of Service and Simpson’s Strike Teams program.
From the video clip: “The Day of Service is our kick-off for our year-long service initiative,” Hannah said. “We love having a big kick-off at the beginning of the year. We go out in masses all around the city and serve.”
- 08.31.2016 - Student Life Center Named for Former Simpson University President
The naming ceremony for Simpson University’s James M. Grant Student Life Center was covered by KRCR-TV, the Redding Record Searchlight, and ActionNewsNow. The center was named for former Simpson president and current university chancellor James M. Grant.
From the KRCR-TV video clip: “I can’t tell you how grateful I am that they did this,” said Dr. Grant. “It’s a wonderful expression. It’s a public affirmation of what you’re doing, and I’m grateful for that.”
- 08.24.2016 - Simpson University Gets Ready for Start of Fall Semester
The start of Simpson University’s fall 2016 semester was featured in this Action News Now story and video.
From the article: “We're pumped because we think that we make a difference here, we have faculty and staff that really are about our students and we're here just to build them in faith, mind, and character,” said Dr. Gayle Copeland, Simpson University Provost.
- 08.16.2016 - Simpson University Music Professors to Perform at Whiskeytown Concert
Simpson University music professors Dwayne Corbin, Dan Pinkston, and Cyril Myers’ involvement in an upcoming concert at Whiskeytown Lake was highlighted in this Record Searchlight article. Dr. Corbin will be conducting the Shasta Symphony Orchestra, which will perform an orchestral piece composed by Dr. Pinkston. Dr. Myers will sing several songs.
- 07.29.2016 - Simpson Hosts Annual California Teachers Summit
Simpson University's involvement in the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit was featured in this Record Searchlight article and KRCR-TV video clip. Simpson’s School of Education hosted the free event, which featured local and national speakers and various discussion groups.
From the KRCR-TV video clip: “That is a really terrific way for the teachers to get to go to a room where they want to talk about a topic they are passionate about,” Dr. Carol Wertz, associate professor of education at Simpson, said about the discussion groups. “It’s really the teachers leading the discussion rather than a presenter.”
- 06.22.2016 - Simpson University Supports United Way’s Day of Action
Simpson University’s involvement in United Way of Northern California’s Day of Action was mentioned in this Record Searchlight article. University admissions counselors Austin McFadden and Carlton McAllister volunteered at the event and are featured in the photos and video that accompany the article.
- 05.30.2016 - Simpson University Athletic Director Returns to Iowa Roots
Simpson University’s director of athletics Tom Galbraith’s return to his home state of Iowa to watch the Red Hawk softball team was featured in this Sioux City Journal story. Galbraith, who was raised and attended college in Iowa, became Simpson’s director of athletics last July.
From the article: “It is that sense of community that all small colleges have and that Simpson University has,” Galbraith said. “When I chose Simpson College (Iowa) I had some Division I and Division II offers to play golf and chose a Division III school and paid my own way. I have never blinked about the choice I made. It was the right place at the right time for me.”
- 05.28.2016 - Former Simpson Wrestling Coach Inducted into California Hall of Fame
Former Simpson University head wrestling coach Don Williams’ induction into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame was featured in this Record Searchlight article. Williams served as Simpson’s wrestling coach for four years, and the wrestling coach at Anderson High School for 28 years.
From the article: "I wasn't thinking about it, but it felt good when they said they wanted to recognize me," Williams said. "I'm beyond honored."
- 05.24.2016 - Simpson Softball to Compete in Third Consecutive World Series
The Simpson University softball team’s advancement to its third consecutive World Series was featured in this Record Searchlight story. The Red Hawks, who won the NCCAA World Series last year, will be participating in the 36th Annual NAIA World Series on May 27-June 2. Simpson, who earned the fifth seed, opens tournament play against No. 4 Saint Xavier of Illinois.
From the article: "Our offense is way better than what people give it credit for," softball coach Wayne Stower said. "We can score in bunches. As long as we play great defense behind our great pitching we can hang on."
- 05.18.2016 - Simpson Softball Hosts NAIA National Tournament
The Record Searchlight covered all three days of the NAIA Softball National Opening Round hosted by the Simpson University softball team. On day one, the Red Hawks won 10-0 against Eastern Oregon University and advanced to the winners bracket. On day two, Simpson held on to an early lead to beat Oregon Tech 4-2. After a 3-0 loss in the first championship game, the Red Hawks defeated Oregon Tech 7-1 and advanced to the 36th annual NAIA Softball World Series in Sioux City, Iowa.
- 05.16.2016 - Simpson Defeats Eastern Oregon in Round One of NAIA Tournament
The Simpson University softball team’s 10-0 win over Eastern Oregon University in game one of the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round was highlighted in this KRCR-TV video clip.
From the video: “With success comes people wanting to play here and high school teams taking a serious look at our programs and facilities,” said Tom Galbraith, Simpson’s director of Athletics. “This is an opportunity to showcase all these things.”
- 05.11.2016 - Simpson Softball Team Featured on Local Radio Show
Simpson University softball players Paris Hallums and Missy Silveira and coach Wayne Stower were featured guests on this KCNR 1460 AM morning talk show with Carl Bott. (The Simpson portion of the show starts at 14:15.) They talked about the Red Hawks hosting an NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round on May 16-18.
From the show: “This team is really good,” said Stower. “They play together as a team. We’ve got great pitching, and our defense is really good.”
- 05.10.2016 - Simpson National Tournament Softball Pairings Announced
The pairings for the Simpson University Bracket of the 2016 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round were featured in this Record Searchlight article. The Simpson softball team will host Dickinson State (N.D.), Oregon Tech, and Eastern Oregon. This is the first time in school history that any Simpson team will host an NAIA Opening Round.
From the article: "I think I can speak for everyone when I say we're very proud," Simpson senior pitcher Carlye Avey said about hosting. "We've worked our butts off to get here. Nobody fights harder than us. I do believe we're the best team on the West Coast, if not the whole nation."
- 05.05.2016 - Simpson Pitcher Named to Academic All-District Team
Simpson University softball player Amy Rodriguez’s selection to the 2016 Academic All-District Softball Team was highlighted in this California Pacific Conference story. Rodriguez, a junior business major from Torrance, Calif., qualified for this honor based on her 3.58 GPA and 3-1 record as a pitcher for the Red Hawks.
- 05.04.2016 - Simpson University Softball Players, Coach Honored by Cal Pac
Six Simpson University softball players and head coach Wayne Stower received end-of-the-season honors form the California Pacific Conference (Cal Pac). Kristin Beckman was named Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year. Junior Paris Hallums received Pitcher of the Year Honors for the third consecutive season. Stower was selected Cal Pac Coach of the Year for the third straight year. Beckman and Hallums were joined on the all-conference team by fellow Red Hawks Carlye Avey, Amanda Laughlin, Kaylana Mah, and Madison Wright.
- 04.30.2016 - Simpson Recognizes Graduates at Spring Commencement
Simpson University’s spring commencement ceremony was featured in this Record Searchlight story and video clip. Keynote speaker Dr. Walt Mueller addressed the graduates and their families and friends. Traditional undergraduate students Jeremiah Cooney and Megan Ayala and ASPIRE graduate Denise Knox were quoted in the story.
From the article: "It's the best thing I ever did for myself," Knox said. "Going to school really opened up my eyes to a lot of things."
- 04.15.2016 - Simpson University Red Hawk Ride Launches
Active Norcal covered Simpson's inaugural Red Hawk Ride on April 9, 2016, in this video story featuring interviews with ride organizers Dr. Mike Loomis, associate vice president for Student Development, and Karen Smith, administrative assistant in Student Development.
- 04.13.2016 - Simpson Softball Selected as NAIA Opening Round Regional Host
Simpson University’s softball team’s selection by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as an opening round regional national tournament hosts was covered in this Record Searchlight article. As a regional host, Simpson automatically qualifies for an at-large bid to the tournament and will face three other teams on May 16-18. The winner will advance to the national tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. This is the first time in school history that the Red Hawks will host the regional qualifier.
From the article: "It's great news for the university, the department and for our program," Simpson University athletic director Tom Galbraith said. "With the amount of success coach (Wayne) Stower has had over the years, it sets the standard and I think this is the reward for the excellence."
- 03.26.2016 - Simpson University Partners with Local Organizations to Install Smoke Alarms in Redding Neighborhood
Simpson University Strike Teams’ partnership with the American Red Cross, the Redding Fire Department, and other community organizations to install smoke alarms in homes in an older Redding neighborhood was highlighted in this Record Searchlight article and KRCR-TV video clip and article.
From the KRCR-TV article: "Even if we prevent one injury or one death from one of these smoke detectors, then I feel like this has been a huge success," Redding Fire Chief Gerry Gray said.
- 03.26.2016 - Simpson University’s School of Nursing Named for Former Butte College President
The naming ceremony for Simpson University’s Betty M. Dean School of Nursing was highlighted in this Chico Enterprise Record opinion column. Dean, who lives in Chico and was the former president of Butte College, started her professional career as a nurse before going into college administration. Dean has served on Simpson’s Board of Trustees for the last nine years.
- 03.25.2016 - Simpson University Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Against La Sierra
Simpson University’s softball team’s doubleheader sweep of La Sierra University on March 25 was featured in this Record Searchlight article. The Red Hawks, who were ranked No. 8 in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics first regular season coaches poll, won three out of four games in the two-day series against the Golden Eagles.
From the article: “(La Sierra) may be the best offensive team, but we have the best pitchers on the West Coast," Simpson coach Wayne Stower said. "Running into Carlye and Paris two days in a row is a tough task.”
- 03.15.2016 - World War II Survivor Speaks at Simpson University
A presentation by Ernest Wertheim, a German-Jewish WWII veteran, was highlighted in this Record Searchlight article. Wertheim shared about his experiences during the war, his escape to the United States, and his life after the war. He also talked about how his father taught him the importance of not being prejudiced and how that lesson has impacted his life.
From the article: “We need to work on friendships and keep this country and other countries understanding each other. Think about, when you go home and when you live your life, let us learn to forgive, let us learn to work with people. I very much believe in peace."
- 03.14.2016 - Simpson University Hosts Inaugural Red Hawk Ride
From the video: “We came up with this ride to connect with our community, to encourage healthy living and cycling in general, and to raise money for student scholarships,” said Dr. Mike Loomis, associate vice president for student development.
- 03.06.2016 - Simpson University Director of Athletics Shares Career Experience
Tom Galbraith, Simpson University’s director of athletics, was a featured guest on the Perspective on Athletics podcast channel. He talked about his 20-year career in college athletics and his transition into his first athletic director position.
From the podcast: “I enjoy coming to work every day,” he said. “I enjoy the challenges…I’m passionate about what I do. I’m passionate about Simpson University. I’m passionate about our Red Hawks. I want our kids to carry that same passion.”
- 01.23.2016 - Simpson Honors Graduates at Commencement Ceremonies
Simpson University’s winter commencement ceremonies were highlighted in this Action News Now video clip. The clip features Jennifer Wagner, who was one of nearly 200 students in Simpson’s School of Adult Studies, traditional undergraduate program, master’s programs, and RN-BSN Track program who received their diplomas.
From the video: “I waited to go back to school after raising children,” said Wagner. “I kind of did it backwards than some people, but it’s absolutely amazing. It’s surreal. It hasn’t hit completely, but I’m extremely proud of myself.”
- 01.20.2016 - Redding Basketball Player Signs Simpson Letter of Intent
The signing of Redding basketball player Alex Cooper by the Simpson University women’s basketball team was highlighted in an article by the Record Searchlight. Cooper, a senior attending Enterprise High School, is averaging 7.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season.
From the article: "I'm very blessed to have the opportunity to play basketball," Cooper said. "I never knew I could play in college and that I'd get to play with friends that I haven't played with in a few years and even my big sister (Ravien Lawson) which hasn't happened."
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