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New Latina-Based Sorority Earns Official Chapter Designation

“To see them finally reach their goal is tremendously exciting, not only as the fraternity and sorority life advisor, but also for the fraternity and sorority life community as we strive to be a welcoming place for all students,” said Kyle Fowler, director of New Student Programs and associate director of Student Activities. More…

Simpson-Sponsored Event Showcases Rich Diversity in Iowa, Metro Area

The Iowa Interfaith Exchange is free and open to the public. Eboo Patel, IFYC’s founder and the author of several best-selling books, will give the keynote address at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 7. More than 45 different panels and presentations about religious diversity in Iowa will follow in the remaining day and a half, with Simpson students, faculty, staff, and alumni presenting at several of them. More…

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Iowa History Center Co-Sponsor of Dan Barry Talk March 30 in Des Moines

The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-organized by the Iowa History Center at Simpson College and the State Historical Society of Iowa. A pre-talk reception with drinks and refreshments begins at 5:30 p.m. A book signing will follow the program. Books will be available for purchase from Beaverdale Books. More…

Simpson’s Rich Ramos Recognized By Peers for Student Programs

Rich Ramos, the associate dean of students, received the Patsy Morley Outstanding Programmer Award for his dedication and excellence in campus programs. The award was presented last month in Baltimore at the 2017 conference of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), and the recipient could not have been more surprised. More…

Women’s History Month Speaker Discusses History, Importance of The Pill

“For American women, without the gains of the feminist movement, the pill really would not have had the kind of earth-shaking power that it ended up having,” said author Elaine Tyler May said. “The feminist movement opened doors for women. The pill allowed women to walk through those doors and take advantage of those opportunities because they now could reliably control their fertility.” More…

Kent Eaton Appointed Senior Vice President, Academic Dean

“I truly believe that the future for Simpson is bright because there is a strong creative component to all that we do, and there is a hopeful entrepreneurial spirit that I don’t always see at other institutions,” Eaton said. “It’s an exciting time to be at Simpson.” More…

Exhibit of Michael Adams Photography Featured in Farnham Feb. 20-March 23

“I love film,” Adams said in his artist’s statement. “I love its depth, granularity and challenge. Film cameras are old friends and they have a heft that is comforting. And when one is shooting film there is a tendency for one to be self-editing and judicious with resources. So it came as a bit of a surprise to me, someone who views the analog world as this mythic wondrous place, to find such pleasure in iPhone imagery.” More…