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Sophomore Sydney Samples Honored as 2017 Newman Civic Fellow

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides fellows with access to exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities. More…

New Simpson Program Puts Focus on Food Recovery

“The food recovery program has made me more aware of the impact even one person’s waste can have on the environment,” Maddy Kersten says. “I think that’s one of the greatest things about Next Course: it opens your eyes and makes you aware of the issues with food injustice.” More…

Iowa History Center is Given Collection of Antique Maps

The maps, part of the Center’s recent Iowa and the Midwest exhibition of antique maps, were a gift of David Yepsen, former Des Moines Register political reporter and recently retired director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University. More…

Simpson Speech and Debate Flexes Rhetorical Muscle at National Tourney

Simpson’s Speech and Debate Team crowned three individual champions and one runner-up at the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament in Boise, Idaho. The debate team finished second in that category, the speech team finished eight and Simpson was sixth in the overall rankings, competing against 72 other colleges and universities. More…

Great Scholarships, Opportunities Available in Interfaith Fellows Program

Simpson College believes that deeper understanding of each other and our diverse faith perspectives will help reduce the violence and the violence and persecution we see spreading across the globe. To help achieve these goals, Simpson announces its Interfaith Fellows Program for students who seek to strengthen interfaith understanding and positive engagement. More…

Chuck Hagel, Former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator, to Deliver Culver Lecture

Seth Andersen, director of the Culver Center, said, “The Culver Center is honored to welcome Secretary Hagel to Simpson College to deliver this year’s Culver Lecture. His far-ranging, dedicated service to our nation and to presidents of both parties gives him unique and timely insights into critically important issues of national security, intelligence, and foreign relations.” More…