Continuing & Graduate November 2013

Edited by Amy Day

Fall has always been my favorite time of year… football games, apple orchards, pumpkin spice lattes, jeans and sweatshirts weather. The Indianola campus is simply stunning right now with the changing colors of the leaves. It’s the time of year that our staff are gearing up for the spring semester…

In my role as the Director of Enrollment, I have the privilege of helping prospective students learn about Simpson College and…More »

New Name; Same Service and Quality

Simpson Seal

Over the past few years, adult learning programs at Simpson College have been known as Evening, Weekend & Graduate Programs. Recently our name has changed to the Division of Continuing & Graduate Programs. The change comes after…More »

Remembering Ryan Woodward: A Classmate’s Tribute

by Korey McKasson
When Ryan Woodward (1989-2013) passed away in a swimming accident in September, I wanted to find a way to remember him within our Simpson community. With his contagious smile, Ryan was…More »

Clay Finley '15 - United States Army Veteran

Just before kickoff on Saturday afternoon at Buxton Stadium, Simpson College junior football player Clay Finley takes a knee in the South end zone.
With his helmet off and his head down, he takes a moment to reflect…More »

Please Welcome Stacy Lindsley

The Division of Continuing & Graduate Programs Welcomes Stacy Lindsley
I started part-time in the Theatre Department, then started part-time in the Continuing and Graduate office this past summer, and I started working full-time in this office in August. I am the administrative assistant for the Continuing & Graduate Programs office…More »

Faculty Spotlight - James Poulsen

I’ve been teaching Discovering Music for 23 years. I started teaching part-time in 2000 and it worked up to a full-time schedule in 2003. I teach music theory, ear training, Discovering Music, and piano lessons, plus I currently accompany 23 voice majors…More »

Speaker Series Recap

This fall, Continuing & Graduate Programs proudly announced the members of our Thirty Over 30 class. Thirty Over 30 recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of Simpson’s most successful adult students and graduates. Honorees were nominated by their advisors based on GPA, professional experience, volunteer service, and community involvement. As part of the application process, each honoree has shared a part of their ‘Simpson experience’ with us. You can find their stories …More »

Important Upcoming Dates

LEP Information Session
The Life Experience Portfolio Program provides a way for students to…More »

Travel Course Opportunity

by Andrea Biklen
Dr. John Bolen will be leading a travel course to Japan in early…More »

First Ever Continuing & Graduate Happy Hour!

Join President Simmons and your fellow Simpson College Continuing and Graduate Program students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends at Dos Rios for Happy Hour.

We hope you can join us!

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 22nd, 5-7 p.m. (come and go as you please)
Location: Dos Rios, 316 Court Avenue, Des Moines
Cost: Complementary appetizers with cash bar available
RSVP By: Friday, January 17, 2014

Please RSVP to the link below if you are interested in joining us for this special event!

Join the Continuing & Graduate Alumni for Happy Hour!