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CommuniquÉ—September 2005
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Day of Renewal

  • Friday, September 23
  • Service times:   9:30 a.m.; 1:45 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.
  • Special guest:   Rev. G. Robert Cook, Jr., District Superintendent, Rocky Mountain District.  
  • No classes and offices will be closed.  
  • Students and employees are encouraged to attend two of the three services
  • Childcare will be provided for the 6:30 p.m. service for children under 5 years of age.

Convocation

  • Thursday, September 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel
  • Bring your family for this time of celebration and worship.

AGTS Picnic

  • Saturday, September 10, 4-8 p.m. at Smith Park, directly west of AGTS on Division Street
  • Inflatable toys, tug of war, sack races, face painting, food, and lots of fun  
  • Complimentary hot dogs, burgers and beverages will be provided.
  • Individuals with last names beginning with
  • A-M, bring side dish
  • N-Z, bring dessert

Welcome New Faculty Members

  • The Seminary welcomes two new permanent faculty members:
    • Dr. Doug Oss , James River Professor of Expository Preaching
    • Dr. DeLonn Rance , professor of Missions
  • In the counseling program, Dr. Mark Bradford is returning as an adjunct professor.  
  • Dr. Marty Mittelstadt, a popular young New Testament professor from Evangel University will be teaching for us for the first time.

Annual Alumni Fund Phonathon

  • What is the phonathon?
    • An opportunity to get together with classmates, connect with alumni and make a        difference in your seminary.
  • What do you get?  
    • Dinner & free exclusive AGTS gear
    • Gift certificates
    • Chance to win $250 scholarship
    • Chance to win $1000 in PC Study Bible Software
    • 12% of the amount you raise will go toward your student account!
  • When and where?
    • September 12-13; 5-10 p.m. in Room 216
    • Space is limited to 20 people
    • Contact Veronica or Paul in the Development Office at 268-1012 for information or to sign up.

New Student Ice Cream Social

  • Saturday, August 27, 6-8 p.m. at the Klaus residence
  • This is a great time for new students and their families to get acquainted with President and Mrs. Klaus and other faculty and staff members.
  • Maps are available at the Information Center.

Academic News

Jan Maempa—dean@agts.eduor 268-1014
Norma Simmons—faculty@agts.eduor 268-1070

Special Guest Faculty

  • Students are encouraged to sign up for classes during the Fall Study Week with distinguished visiting faculty members Dr. Peter Grabe (BTH 640, The Power of God) and Dr. Richard Dresselhaus (HOMM 531, Methods of Biblical Preaching).

Attention Fall Graduates

  • Comprehensive examination date/analytical reflection paper deadline: Monday, November 7
  • Contact Norma Simmons for further information.

Fall Final Exam Schedule

  • Monday-Friday, December 11-15

Global Missions Track Practicum

  • Designed for students interested in cross-cultural ministry and fits most AGTS degree programs
  • Contact Dr. Barbara Cavaness about 1) a GMT foreign or domestic practicum, 2) Study at a foreign seminary in the completion of your AGTS program
  • Must finalize spring 2006 cross-cultural practicums by Friday, September 9

Practicums for Spring 2005

  • Must be approved/processed September 27-30 or October 11-14
  • Pick up application forms from Norma Simmons, or if a counseling practicum, from Holly Carlson.
  • Make appointment to see the appropriate practicum professor.

Library Orientation

  • New Student Library Orientation
  • Tuesday, September 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Library Information

  • Students, faculty, and staff may now request books online from any library that is a member of the SWAN Cluster and the MOBIUS Consortium (this includes MSU, Drury, BBC, and Forest).
  • Books requested online from SWAN or MOBIUS libraries may be picked up and returned to the AGTS Library Circulation Desk.
  • For more information and instructions concerning MOBIUS, please visit the Library Handbook on the AGTS Library website. Select “Introduction to   MOBIUS and SWAN.”

Fall Library Hours

Mon.-Tues.–8:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Wednesday–8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Thursday–8:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Friday–8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturday–10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday–Closed

  • Any exceptions to this schedule will be posted in advance.
  • Please note the Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 5 and will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 6.

AGTS Electronic Journal

Student Life

Julie McDonald —studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081

Emergency Communication

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.–Office: 268-1000
  • Evenings and Saturdays–Library: 268-1058
  • All other times–Security: 268-1002

Student Counseling Available

  • Counseling is available to currently enrolled students.
  • Arrange appointment by calling Holly Carlson, 268-1085, or Norma Simmons, 268-1070.

Gym Membership at Evangel  

  • Check at the Student Life Office for more details.

Faculty Appointments

  • To schedule an appointment with faculty, either
  • Sign up on the appointment forms posted beside faculty members’ office
  • Call Norma Simmons, faculty secretary, at 268-1070

Best Source for Student Information

Check out the Current Student page at www.agts.edu for resources, information and services of interest to you. The Communiqué and the community calendar are also available online.  


Records & Financial Aid News

Sarah Clark–registrar@agts.eduor 268-1025
Flo Byerly —

loans@agts.edu

or 268-1028

Last Day to Drop/Add

  • Deadline: Thursday, September 12
  • Secure change of schedule form(s) in the Registrar’s Office.

Free Audit for Spouses

  • Spouses of full-time seminarians can audit one class this fall free of charge.   Register in the Registrar's Office before September 12.  
  • You can download the "Student Spouse Registration for Unofficial Audit" form at www.agts.edu.

New E-Mail or Local Address?

Register to Graduate in May 2006

  • Deadline:   October 31
  • If you plan to complete all your degree requirements anytime between now and August 2006, contact Sarah Clark, 268-1025

Late Loan Applications

  • The Financial Aid Office will continue to accept late applications for loans through October 3, with loan funds available by November 11.

Perkins Loan Awards

  • Deadline to accept or decline a Perkins award: September 9.
  • After September 9, the Financial Aid Office will award those monies to other students needing funds.


Business Office News

Jeff Dorn—businessoffice@agts.edu or 268-1035

Average Cost Per Student

  • The average educational cost for an AGTS student this year is $11,670.
  • Tuition and fees cover 65% of this amount.
  • Remainder is funded by a $1million grant from the General Council of the AG and faithful contributions from churches and individuals.

Fall 2005 Fee Schedule

  • Deferred Payment Fee —Accounts not paid in full on or before the first day of class will be charged a deferred payment fee of $50.
  • Late payment Fee —All past due accounts will be charged a $25 per month late fee.
  • Full Cash Payment Discount —Accounts paid in full on or before the first day of class will receive a 1% discount on the net tuition. Net tuition is the full tuition charge less tuition discounts and institutional scholarships.

Deferred Payment Schedule

  • Deferred payments must be made on or before the following dates in order to avoid $25 per month late fee:
  • September 1, October 15, November 15

Labor Day Weekend Schedule

  • The building will be open the following times during the holiday weekend
    • Friday, September 2–7 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 3–10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 4–Closed
    • Monday, September 5–Closed
  • Regular building hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

Photo ID for New Students

  • If you have not yet had your student ID picture taken, please make arrangements with the Business Office as soon as possible.

Enrollment Update

  • We have 76 confirmed new students for fall!
  • The Enrollment office welcomes Nathaniel Rhodes to the Recruitment team!  
  • We are very excited about the incoming class and the great things that God is going to do.


Faculty News

Where in the World is President Klaus?

  • Dr. Byron Klaus
    • August 25—Speaker at the installation of President Jim Comer—American Indian     College, Phoenix, Arizona
    • September 8-15—Plenary speaker, Asia      Pacific Theological Association, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • October 1-2—Missions       Convention Speaker, First    Assembly of God, Bettendorf, Iowa
    • October 14-24—Leadership Conference, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Jos, Nigeria
    • October 25-27—Lecture to the Pentecostal Faculty at the Lutheran School of Theology, Oslo, Norway

COCHE Honors

  • The Assemblies of God Commission on Christian Higher Education (COCHE) honored several members of the AGTS community at General Council this year:
    • Dr. James Railey (Educator Award)
    • Dorothea Lotter (Administrator Award)
    • Retired professor, Dr. William W. Menzies (Distinguished Educator Award)

Faculty Ministry  

  • Dr. Roger Cotton
    • Preached in churches in Ripon, Wisconsin and Harvey, Illinois in July
  • Dr. Stephen Lim
    • Led a presentation on Chinese Ministries during the Celebration on Diversity at General Council in August
    • Attended the General Presbytery meetings in his role as General Presbyter for Chinese-American churches
  • Dr. Johan Mostert
    • Hosted a team of students in South Africa on the first AGTS AIDS Safari
  • Dr. Warren Newberry
    • Taught a course entitled, “Theology of Missions” at the Asia Theological Center for Evangelism & Missions in Singapore in May
  • Dr. Joseph Castleberry
    • Taught a week-long seminar in June on Postmodernism and the Church for Bible College professors in Mexico City
    • In July, taught two intensive courses for the AG World Missions Pre-Field Orientation
    • Taught a course in “Contemporary Issues in Theology” for the Facultad de Teologia in Guatemala City, Guatemala, May 16-20
    • Participated in a course on inter-religious dialogue at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York, New York, May 22-31

Outstanding Research &Writing

  • Dr. Gary McGee
    • Congratulations!   Dr. McGee received the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion Book Award in the Missions/Evangelism category for his recent book entitled, Introducing World Missions . (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2004).
    • Published a chapter entitled, “More than Evangelical: The Challenge of the Evolving      Identity of the Assemblies of God” in Church, Identity, and Change: Theology and Denominational Structures in Unsettled Times (Eerdmans, 2005), edited by David A. Roozen and James R. Nieman.
  • Dr. Lori O’Dea —Published her third volume in a co-written series with Arlene Allen, Peggy Musgrove, and Candy Tolbert titled, Unlimited!...Bible Studies for Today’s Pentecostal Woman (Springfield, Missouri: GPH, 2005).
  • Dr. Johan Mostert —Presented a paper on “Developing Holistic Perspectives on Pentecostal Praxis” at the 2005 AG Seminarians Conference held at AGTS in July .
  • Dr. James Hernando —released his newly published book entitled, Dictionary of Hermeneutics: A Concise Guide to Hermeneutical Terms, Names, Methods and Expressions (GPH, 2005) .

 

 
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