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Simpson Honors Veterans at Annual Ceremony

Simpson College will hold its annual salute to veterans during a ceremony at 1 p.m. Nov 2 in Smith Chapel.The event, which has become an annual tradition on campus, is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The ceremony honors those who have served and continue to serve. More…

Simpson Receives Grant to Participate in Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction

This is great news for Simpson, said Sharon Wilkinson, professor of French and Department Chair of World Languages and Culture Studies. “The CIC Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with other schools to bring the most innovative teaching and learning approaches to Simpson,” she said. “We are thrilled to have been selected to participate in this grant!” More…

BULLETIN: Culver Lecture Tonight Cancelled

Unfortunately, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will not be able to travel to Simpson College to deliver the Culver Lecture tomorrow evening (Monday, March 13) due to inclement weather in Iowa and Washington, DC, and other factors. 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…

Foreign Policy Expert to Discuss Climate Change, National Security

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, will address climate change and its affect on national security. Wilkerson is an expert commentator on foreign policy and is a professorial lecturer on National Security Affairs at George Washington University. 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…

MAT Graduates Follow Their Calling to Travel and Teach

“The history and philosophy department were a huge part of my undergraduate career, as was the Iowa History Center at Simpson,” Allie Walker said. “The passion that I have for teaching is largely due to the experiences I had in those classrooms.” More…

Simpson is Committed to Serving Veterans; Check Out These Examples

Let us be clear: We honor our veterans. We want veterans to attend Simpson College, because they have the life experiences and knowledge that benefits our entire campus community. We know from past experience that our veterans become some of our most successful students. We would be proud to help you become a Simpson College graduate. More…

Simpson: Where Great Teachers Get Their Start

As one area educator said, “At this point, I’ll only take Simpson students – others are not as prepared and not as well supervised. When I get a Simpson student, I know they have content knowledge, pedagogy and a college faculty offering support. I’m exclusive to Simpson now.” More…

Education Majors Can Study Abroad Thanks to New Simpson Program

Senior Kaitie Sturtz is taking advantage of a new opportunity at Simpson. The Global Gateway for Teachers (GGT) allows student teachers to spend half of their student teaching time in a different country. Students are able to apply to a program and choose a placement in one of 18 countries located all over the world. More…