Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for September Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors—now in its 10th year—is offering two courses in September for adults of any age.

The non-credit, no-homework classes, which begin Sept. 9, 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.The Land of Milk and Honey. In order to appreciate the historical events of the Bible, one must understand the geography connected to that history. The geography of Israel has rightly been called “The Fifth Gospel.” Presenter: Glenn Schaefer

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Grace, Belief, Death and the Devil. Flannery O’Connor is considered one of America’s greatest 20th century Christian writers of short stories and novels. Theological topics will be considered through the lens of selected works of the writer’s fiction and non-fiction. Class time will be devoted to their discussion led by the instructor. Presenter: Timothy Carlisle

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 Caitlin Griffin at (530) 226-4978.


Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

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