Simpson University for Seniors to host open house

For Immediate Release


Simpson University for Seniors Open House 2013REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University for Seniors will host an open house Aug. 22 for those interested in learning more about the monthlong, not-for-credit classes on topics including history, geography, art, music, and religion.

The open house will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Simpson University dining center, 2211 College View Drive. Refreshments will be served. Guests can meet next year’s presenters as well as other students. Attendees can RSVP at or by calling (530) 226-4146.

Simpson University for Seniors started in fall 2010 as a program geared to adults over 50 interested in classroom learning without required homework, tests or grades. Courses, held on Simpson University’s campus, are taught by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise.

In response to growing inquiries from younger adults interested in the program, organizers have dropped the age recommendation for this year’s courses, which start Sept. 9. In addition, students who register for three classes in an academic year can take a fourth class for free.

Fall courses (September, October and November) include “Weird Physics,” “Nutrition: Here’s to Your Health,” “World Religions,” “History and Life Through the Eyes of Art,” “The Pioneers Who Shaped Shasta County,” and “Joseph the Dreamer: An Introduction to Biblical Narrative.”

Other courses are scheduled for January, February, March, April, and May. It is the first year the program has been extended into May, bringing the total courses for the year to 16.

All classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Owen Student Services Center (except for those offered in May). The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 per couple, per course. Register online at, or call (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