Simpson U in the News



Click the links below to see printed articles and TV video stories by local media outlets that feature Simpson University students, faculty, staff, events, and more.

09.25.2018 – Special unveiling of Veterans Memorial Garden at Simpson University
KRCR-TV did a story on a special ceremony on campus to unveil a Veterans Memorial Garden designed and built by the graduating Class of 2018, with many donations from local businesses. Former state Sen. Maurice Johannessen and Shasta County Veterans Service Officer Celestina Traver were guest speakers.

08.22.2018 – Founder of Auntie Anne’s pretzels visits Redding for an annual luncheon
KRCR-TV did this story on the 17th annual Business Leadership Luncheon on campus, which featured guest speaker Anne Beiler, founder of the international Auntie Anne’s pretzels franchise.

06.13.2018 – Local high school students move on campus, experience college life
KRCR-TV reporter Sade Browne visited campus to talk to students and staff involved in the Upward Bound summer program, which kicked off with 150 North State high school students living at Simpson for a week.

05.11.2018 – Is Redding a college town? Yes, and affordable
Redding Record Searchlight business columnist David Benda wrote about Simpson University’s mention in a national study featured by CNBC about the top 10 most affordable cities for college students in the U.S. Redding was No. 10. He interviewed Director of Admissions Peter Martinez for the article and did a promotional video for the column on campus.

05.11.2018 – KinderCollege Day gives kids a chance to think about future
The Redding Record Searchlight covered KinderCollege Day on campus in this feature. The annual event, organized by College OPTIONS, gives more than 1,000 Shasta County kindergartners a chance to learn about future career options.

05.08.2018 – Top 10 cheapest college towns
Redding and Simpson University were listed at No. 10 in this article about the 10 most affordable cities for students. From the article: “Although California is home to some of the most expensive places to live in the country, students at Simpson University are getting a deal. Undergrads in this Northern California city pay $8,724 for room and board per academic year — much less than students have to shell out at other private schools. With many national parks nearby, there’s also plenty to do outside the classroom that costs nothing at all.”

05.01.2018 – Future Simpson student featured as hometown ‘Best and Brightest’
Incoming Simpson University student Isabel Harris was featured in The Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper as part of a series of profiles of the ‘best and brightest’ of the class of 2018. From the article: “She will head to Simpson University in Redding, Calif., with a grade point average floating around 4.4. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and an AP Honor Scholar. While such achievements used to consume her, Isabel has discovered a different approach to success. ‘To me, a heart of servanthood and a passion for serving the most vulnerable in a community is at the core of leadership,’ she said. ‘Being involved in my local, national and global community has been my passion and a priority for me throughout my high school career.'”

05.01.2018 – New president says Simpson niche ‘unapologetic Christian’
The Redding Record Searchlight interviewed president-elect Norman Hall for this story and video about his decision to apply for Simpson’s top job and some of his vision for the university. From the article: “At a time when most educational entities are focused on transactional education, Simpson is blowing out the margins on transformational education, the stuff of deep change,” Hall said. “This is a world-changing place with excellent faculty in deep relationship with students. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

04.28.2018 – Simpson sends off 150 graduates
The Redding Record Searchlight ran a photo gallery from Simpson University’s spring commencement, which featured keynote speaker Ted Gaines, a California state senator representing District 1.

04.27. 2018 – Nine female biology students set to graduate at Simpson University
KRCR-TV did a commencement preview story that focused on seniors Corinne Schali and Jessica Dager, both biology majors who were influenced by their fathers in their decision to study science. The two were among nine biology graduates from Simpson this spring and among 150 graduates total.

04.25.2018 – Pause for Paws brings dogs to campus during finals week
ActionNewsNow stopped by campus to do a story on Pause for Paws — a twice-yearly event where Haven Humane brings adoptable dogs for students to play with during finals week. The dogs help relieve stress and generate lots of smiles, organizers say.

04.16.2018 – One Simpson University golfer lived his dream till life intervened
This Redding Record Searchlight article tells the story of Simpson University student and golfer Michael Mahlberg, who returned to Redding to compete as a Red Hawk after transferring to CSU Bakersfield in 2016.

03.14.2018 – Simpson Biology Majors to Present at Research Symposium
Simpson University biology majors Rachel Last and Julianna Gilson, along with biology professor Brian Hooker, were interviewed for this KRCR-TV story about the 8th annual Student Research Symposium held on campus March 14.

02.15.2018 – Redding College Campuses Have Safety Protocols
Simpson’s director of campus operations, Paul Davis, was interviewed for this KRCR-TV story about protocols in place in the event of an active shooter on campus.

02.10.2018 – Simpson Music Professor Conducts Symphony Orchestra
Simpson music professor Dwayne Corbin was interviewed for this KRCR-TV story about an upcoming Shasta Symphony Orchestra concert featuring a 17-year-old local violinist. Dr. Corbin is the orchestra’s music director and conductor as well as an award-winning musician and composer.

01.20.2018 – Simpson University Graduates More than 125 Students
The Redding Record Searchlight posted this photo and story about Simpson University’s winter commencement in January 2018. Redding City Council member and Simpson alumnus Adam McElvain was the guest speaker.

01.16.2018 – Simpson University Offers Community Test Site
This ActionNewsNow story highlights the new Prometric testing center on Simpson’s campus. The center provides exam administration services for numerous businesses and is the only Prometric testing center in Northern California north of Chico.

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