Simpson University for Seniors an ideal Christmas gift

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Looking for a Christmas gift for someone who loves learning? A Simpson University for Seniors class might be ideal.

These monthlong, not-for-credit, no-homework courses meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Simpson’s campus, 2211 College View Drive in Redding. The cost is $95 per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course.

Classes on a variety of topics are offered through May. View the spring and summer 2014 courses online at

Two classes are offered in January, starting on the 6th:

Political Economics and the World Today: It is well known that governments influence the economy, and in turn the economy affects how societies view their governments. This course will focus on some of the ways that politicians, investors, merchants—and gangsters—look at and behave in our world. Presented by Gary Schmidt, Simpson University assistant professor of business.

Discovering a “Forgotten Book” of the Bible: I & II Chronicles: There are two major histories recorded in the Old Testament. One begins in the book of Joshua and ends with II Kings. Centuries later, a second history was written, often covering the same historical content. This course will compare and contrast the two histories, but focus primarily on the Chronicler: his audience and his presuppositions. Presented by Dr. Glenn Schaefer, Simpson professor of Old Testament.

Register online and pay with a credit card at, or fill out a paper registration form and pay with a check (mail to Simpson University for Seniors, 2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003).

For more information, call Glenn Schaefer at (530) 226-4146.


Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s newest programs include degrees in nursing, biology, outdoor leadership, and master’s degrees in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. For more information, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737