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. 7, 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 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

10:20-11:20 a.m. – Birds of the Bible. This course explores the birds used in the Bible as examples representing life characteristics and salvation principles. Birds mentioned in the Bible will be compared to those found in Northern California. Presenter: Larry Siemens

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Muscovy – The History of Russia from Varangians to Tsars. Beginning with Cimmerians and Scythians on the Russian Steppes, this course will look at the coming of the Swedish Vikings, the establishment of Kievan Rus, the Mongol invasions, and the development of the vast Russian Empire under the tsars from Ivan I to Nicholas II. Presenter: Don Claspill

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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