Army Interactive Simulator Visits Simpson University

For Immediate Release

REDDING, Calif. - On Feb. 12, Simpson University students and staff will have an opportunity to experience an interactive simulation system as the US Army will park their interactive semi on campus for a one-day visit.

The 60-foot vehicle, which weighs 30 tons, will provide visitors with a one-of-a kind learning experience. The semi features a touring theater which exhibits multi-media shows for up to 36 people; a laser shot system, which allows people to sharpen their shooting skills using simulated military arms; and America’s Army, Wii, and Xbox 360 game stations.

Presentations will be used to educate guests on Army opportunities and college programs.

Simpson University's Assistant Professor of Military Science Maj. Kurt Walling, said, "This is a great way to increase awareness about opportunities in the Army and the Simpson University ROTC program. It especially appeals to the younger generation, who have grown up with a game controller in their hands."

The simulator travels nationwide to promote the Army's stay-in-school and stay-off-drugs programs.

Simpson University students will be able to visit the interactive semi in front of the Heritage Student Life Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last fall, Simpson University launched the ROTC program and became one of only five CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges and Universities) schools nationwide to offer the program, and the only university between the Sacramento/Davis area and central Oregon that offers this nationally recognized leadership training program.

Celebrating 20 years in Redding, Simpson University, located at 2211 College View Drive in Redding, is a Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson's academic programs also include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737