Simpson University to Host Second Discussion of ‘Frankenstein’

For Immediate Release


On The Same Page September Meeting

FrankensteinREDDING, Calif. - The second meeting of Simpson University’s On the Same Page book group will be Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 6 p.m. in LaBaume-Rudat Hall, room 204.

English professor Brian Larsen will lead this month’s discussion on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Last month, Dr. Nicole Kenley led a talk with about 45 students, faculty, staff and community members.

Other lectures and discussions by professors from the departments of psychology, outdoor leadership, and theology and ministry are schedule for the same time and location on Nov. 17 and Dec. 1.

On the Same Page is an inaugural program at Simpson University. More than 350 colleges and universities have similar programs designed to foster a culture of reading and community conversation, according to the National Association of Scholars.

Frankenstein was selected as this year’s book. “Frankenstein is a novel that grapples with themes of science, ethics, morality, and faith,” said Dr. Kenley, assistant professor of English. “These topics remain as relevant in the 21st Century as they were in the 19th.”

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Photo: English professor Nicole Kenley leads a September discussion of "Frankenstein" during the kickoff to Simpson University's On the Same Page common reading program.

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09.02.2016 - Simpson Invites Community to Common Reading Program


Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and 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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