Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for October Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in October for adults of any age.

The non-credit, no-homework classes, which begin Oct. 1, are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

10:20-11:20 a.m. – Birds of Northern California and Beyond. Designed for beginning bird watchers to help them learn to recognize 20 of the most common bird species, their unique anatomy, migration wonders and habitat use. Classroom only—no field trips. Presenter: Larry Siemens

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Introduction to the Parables of Jesus. Stories are a key method of imparting truth, and Jesus was a master storyteller. The Greek word for stories is our word parable. This course will examine what a parable is, why Jesus taught in parables, and the purpose and place of parables in the Gospels.  Presenter: Jim Voss

Two courses are offered each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at

For more information, call Lisa at (530) 226-4764.


Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduategraduate, 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; the Betty M. Dean School of NursingA.W. Tozer Seminary, the School of Education, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit