Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for March Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in March for adults of any age. Classes start March 2.

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. — History and Life through the Eyes of Art — This course surveys painting, sculpture, and architecture in the West, from early Greek times to the present with special attention to the interaction of art and ideas. Skills in art analysis and appreciation are developed, and special attention is given to Christian art and the role and strategic importance of art, the visual, and the imagination in our contemporary society. Presenter: Brian Larsen

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Outsmarting your Smart Phone — This course will help you to become more proficient with your smart phone. We will cover Android and iOS (iPhone) devices/platforms. Primarily a smart-phone course, some of the content will also apply to using the iPad and some Android-based tablets. Features you will master include: Contacts, Address Book, and Calendar, E-mail, Voicemail, Text Messaging, Skype, and FaceTime, “The Cloud,“ Apps, Music, Photos and Video, Tracking Data/Usage, Security and Safety. Presenter: Brendan Moskal

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 has 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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