Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for September Classes

For Immediate Release


Simpson University for Seniors

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University for Seniors is beginning its fifth year of offering not-for-credit classes on a variety of topics for adults of all ages.

Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Simpson’s campus. Courses are taught by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise, and there are no tests, grades or homework.

Registration is open for the following September courses, which begin Monday, Sept. 8:

Understanding the Wonder of the Natural World: A look at the physics of blue skies, sunsets, rainbows, the heavens, sounds, the human body, and other things at which humans have always marveled. Presented by David Pierce.

The Faroe Islands: When a panel of experts chosen by the National Geographic Society was commissioned to rank the islands around the world, their first choice was a group of islands off the coast of Northern Europe that covers only 407 square miles—the Faroe Islands. They compared such things as environmental and ecological quality, social and cultural integrity and outlook for the future. Presented by Eydgerd Nattestad, a Faroese national—and Simpson student—who will share first-hand what life is like “back home.” Topics include the islands’ geography, climate, culture, language and economics.

Two courses are offered each month through May. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. 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.


25 Years in Redding LogoSimpson University, established in 1921, is celebrating its 25th year in Redding, Calif. In fall 2014, the university will dedicate a new Science & Nursing Building. Simpson is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults. Simpson is expanding its online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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