Simpson University Announces Start of Engineering, Technology, Digital Media

Simpson University is pleased to announce the awarding of $1 million in grants toward the launch of new programs in engineering, digital media, and technology.

The Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation and The Fletcher Jones Foundation, both of which have supported Simpson University programs in the past, have agreed to provide up to $500,000 each over the next three years toward facilities, lab equipment, faculty and marketing of the new programs, which includes engineering, computer information systems (CIS), and digital media.

CANCELLED: Simpson University to Host Lions Club 25th All-Star Basketball Games

Simpson University will host the Redding Breakfast Lions Club’s 25th annual boys and girls high school All-Star basketball games on Sunday, March 29. The university is located at 2211 College View Drive.

Athletes from throughout far Northern California will participate under the guidance of four volunteer coaches. Girls play at 4 p.m.; boys play at 6. Admission is a $7 donation, and children under 8 are free.

Simpson University 10th Annual Student Research Symposium to Feature ‘Live’ Painting

REDDING, Calif.—Celebrating a decade of showcasing student academic excellence, Simpson University invites the community to participate in its 10th annual Student Research Symposium, which will feature a daylong “live” painting by artist Hyatt Moore.

The symposium on Wednesday, March 11, is modeled after professional academic symposiums and will feature more than 40 presentations and posters by more than 60 undergraduate and graduate students on topics from multiple disciplines. Visitors are welcome to sit in on thought-provoking presentations and participate in Q&As throughout the day.

Simpson University Business Luncheon to Feature SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Brian Shul

SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul, a retired major in the U.S. Air Force who was shot down during the Vietnam War, will be the speaker at Simpson University’s 18th Business Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday, March 3.

The event, sponsored by Merchant’s Bank of Commerce, will be in the James M. Grant Student Life Center on campus, 2211 College View Drive. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; the event begins at noon. Tickets cost $50, or $500 for a table of 10.