Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for January Classes

REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in January for adults of any age. Classes start Jan. 6.

The non-credit, no-homework classes 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:

Hebrews and Beyond—A survey of the General Epistles 10:20-11:20 a.m. The New Testament books from Hebrews to Jude often get overlooked, but individually and collectively they contain essential theological and practical resources for Christian faith. This course will touch on each of these seven letters with special attention given to the Letter of Hebrews. Presenter: Jack Painter

U.S.S.R.—The Geography and History of the Soviet Union and Russian Federation 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. An overview of the physical and economic geography of the Russian Empire, coupled with the story of the Bolshevik Revolution and the development of the world’s largest contiguous empire, followed by the collapse and restructuring as the “democratic” Russian Federation – from Lenin to Putin. Presenter: Don Claspill

Simpson University for Seniors offers courses 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 (530) 226-4978, or email Glenn Schaefer at


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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