Simpson University for Seniors Offers February Classes on Psalms, Land Use

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in February for adults of any age. Classes start Feb. 3.

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:

10:20-11:20 a.m. — How the West Was Lost: A history of the unintended consequences of land use policy in the West — California’s resources have long been at the center of debate on land and water usage. From the gold fields that brought California to statehood, to the creation of Yosemite National Park, debates have raged about how to protect and use those resources. This class will explore both the political and biological impacts of those decisions. Learn how the past will influence the future, as we deal with mega-droughts and mega fires that the future will bring. Presenter: Nadine Bailey

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — The Psalms: Songs and Prayers for the Temple and the Church — The course is designed to introduce the student to the structure, content and message of the Book of Psalms—and how it has impacted Christian theology and liturgy. PresenterGlenn Schaefer

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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