Simpson University for Seniors accepting students for November classes

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University for Seniors is offering the following classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in November, starting on the 4th:

The Pioneers who Shaped Shasta County:Who were the men and women who came to the North State in the 19th century when it was wild and lawless to carve out and shape it into Shasta County? “Meet” some of the pioneers, including Pierson B. Reading, Shasta County's first permanent settler who was responsible for the spread of the gold rush into the region; Donna Coleman, the first female Shasta County school superintendent; and Levi Tower, proprietor of the famous Tower House Hotel. Presented by Dottie Smith, Shasta County historian.

Joseph, the Dreamer: An Introduction to Biblical Narrative: A Jewish proverb states “God made people because he loves stories.” The purpose of this course is to help participants understand how biblical writers crafted the stories of the Bible. The focus will be on one narrative—the life of Joseph recorded in Genesis 37-50. Presented by Dr. Glenn Schaefer, professor of Old Testament.

Simpson University for Seniors is a program designed for adults of any age who are interested in studying a variety of topics in monthlong, not-for-credit courses.

The classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Simpson’s campus, for a total of 10 one-hour instructional sessions. Courses are taught by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise, and there are no tests, grades or homework.

Two courses are offered each month through May. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online and pay with a credit card at, or fill out a paper registration form and pay with a check (mail to Simpson University for Seniors, 2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003).

For more information, call Glenn Schaefer at (530) 226-4146.


Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s newest programs include degrees in nursing, biology, outdoor leadership, and master’s degrees in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. For more information, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737