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Excitement Builds as Move to New Ankeny Campus Draws Closer

Simpson President Jay Simmons heralded the move saying the College “is responding to demand for more space and the reality that people earn better when they have a Bachelors degree. Only 25 percent of Iowans currently have an associate or BA degree, representing a serious gap between demand of employers and supply of degreed candidates. Given the growth of Ankeny, the timing is perfect. We are excited to be Ankeny’s liberal arts college.” More…

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Let’s Get It Started!

It’s time to begin another academic year — and Simpson is more than ready. A flurry of events have been organized to welcome first-year and transfer students, and to welcome back our returning students. More…

“Carousel”: A Successful Collaboration

“It seems a piece like Carousel is an ideal vehicle for Simpson’s music and theatre departments to work together,” said Bernard McDonald, director of opera at Simpson. “We have two very strong, distinctive programs and a piece like this requires a large company of trained musicians, singers and non-singers who can act, and dancers as well. In that respect, it’s a cross-disciplinary enterprise.” More…

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A Dream Come True for Brady Buresh ’08

Brady Buresh ’08 is the Williams Arena and Sports Pavilion manager at the University of Minnesota, where he oversees the facilities and organizes events for the Big 10 university. It’s a dream job, and Simpson helped make that dream come true. More…

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Simpson Chosen to Host Women in Philosophy Conference

“Hosting Midwest SWIP is a real honor for Simpson,” said Allison Wolf, associate professor of philosophy at Simpson and a member of the organization for more than 15 years. “This is a meeting of feminist scholars from across the United States and and even parts of Canada, which usually takes place at major universities – such as Michigan State, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin and SUNY Buffalo — so Simpson is in great company.” More…

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TODAY! Author of Book About Bullying to Deliver McBride Lecture

In this timely lecture, Emily Bazelon will explore the current culture of bullying in our society. Current trends and methods of bullying are analyzed as well as the magnitude of the problem. In addition, Bazelon will provide individuals affected by bullying with potential solutions to address the issue. More…