Simpson University for Seniors is now accepting students for January classes

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University for Seniors is accepting students for January classes now until the end of the year.

Classes for the spring semester begin on Jan. 7. The first course, "Bonhoeffer and the Holocaust," is taught by Dr. Craig Slane, a member of the Bonhoeffer Society, and will give an introduction to the life of the Lutheran pastor hanged for his part to overthrow Hitler and the Nazi government. The second course, "Telling your Own Story," taught by Dr. Peter Petersen, is designed to help people get started writing about their lives, using examples and exercises.

Simpson University for Seniors is a program specifically designed for individuals over the age of 50 who are interested in studying a variety of topics, with no homework or grades at the end of each course.

Dr. Glenn Schaefer, coordinator for the Simpson University for Seniors program, said, "It is often hard to come up with a unique gift for friends and family at Christmas. A Simpson University for Seniors class would make a great gift for parents, relatives, or friends."

Classes, which are taught by professors and local experts in their field, meet in the Owen Center building on the Simpson campus. Pricing is available for individuals and couples.

For more information about Simpson University for Seniors, or to register for January classes, contact Dr. Glenn Schaefer at 226-4146 or

Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson‚s academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson‚s recent curriculum expansion includes degrees in biology, nursing, outdoor leadership, and a master‚s degree in counseling psychology. 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