October 2017   


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Simpson University Receives $4.8 Million Grant

For the second time this year, Simpson University was selected as a recipient of a multimillion-dollar federal grant designed to help low-income students in rural Northern California increase their chances of attending and graduating from college. In partnership with College OPTIONS Inc., Simpson is overseeing a five-year, $5 million Upward Bound program in four area high schools and a seven-year, $4.8 million GEAR UP program in 10 middle schools and nine high schools.

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Alumni Named Police Chief, VSO

Two Simpson University ASPIRE alumni were recently selected for top local leadership positions. Roger Moore was named Redding police chief, and Celestina Traver was chosen as Shasta County's veterans service officer. Both earned bachelor's degrees from Simpson's School of Adult and Graduate Professional Studies.

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Professor Teaches in Kenya

Simpson professors often share their expertise at conferences, workshops, and in other classrooms around the world. Next month, communication professor Dan Berger will return to a college in Kenya where he spent a memorable few weeks this summer.

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University Commemorates 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation

From a comparison of three movies featuring the story of Martin Luther (from the '50s, '70s and '00s) to a rousing choral concert highlighting Luther's philosophy of church music, Simpson University's four-day "The Reformation at 500: A Community Celebration" explored the broad-ranging impacts of the Reformation on all aspects of western culture through a blend of lecture and panel discussion, community worship and more.

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Nov. 9: Encounters in Science & Mathematics
7 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30), Science & Nursing Center

Simpson University invites the community to join students, faculty, staff for a free evening of TED-style talks hosted by the Department of Science and Math.
Faculty and students will give five talks on the following topics:
- Calculus and the Gold King Mine Spill
- Blood from Potatoes
- Healing the Earth: Iron Mountain Mine
- Infinity: The Grand Hotel Paradox
- Power in the Blood

"The world needs new scientists," said Dr. Gayle Copeland, the university's provost. "Those who are speaking provide wisdom collected from a lifetime of experience -- and remind us that wonder and creativity are the center of the scientific life."

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Nov. 6, 5-6 p.m.
MACP Info Session

Learn about our Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program.

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Nov. 9, 10-11:30 a.m.
Hospice Care Workshop

Attend a free worship and Q&A sponsored by Simpson University for Seniors.

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November 28
Giving Tuesday

Your gift on this national day of giving will directly benefit Simpson students.

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