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CommuniquÉ—January 2006
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Spring Lectureship

  • Tuesday, January 17– Thursday, January 19
  • Special Guest: Rev. Maurice    Watson, pastor of Beulahland Bible Church, Macon, Georgia
  • Topic:   “Proclamation: A Kingdom Imperative”
  • Pastor Watson will be lecturing in several classes. Further details to be announced.
  • Pastor Watson will also interact with students during a Q & A session at a SAC luncheon in the Great Hall.

Holocaust Studies

  • May 11-20
  • Visit Berlin, Warsaw, Lodz, Krakow, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Prague to gain an understanding of the history of European Jewish civilization and the Jewish experience during World War II.
  • Contact Lois Olena at lois@olena.com or call 887-0332
  • Deadline: January 15

Spring Library Hours

  • January 2–3, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Regular spring hours begin on Wed., January 4
    • Monday-Tuesday, 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 will be posted in advance.

Women’s Soup Night

  • Ladies, mark your calendar for an evening of fun, fellowship and delicious soup.
  • Friday, February 3, 7 p.m.
  • Watch for more details in your mailbox or email.

One Credit Courses—Spring 2006

  • Leadership Teams (PTH 640)
    • This approach is recognized by secular and Christian experts to be a key in motivating leaders to take ownership of the mission and to function at optimal levels.  
    • Instructor: Dr. Lori O’Dea
    • Dates: January 20-21
  • Sexual Integrity in the Church (PTH 611)
    • In our culture, Christian youth and adults, even ministers, are vulnerable. Learn how to maintain and teach purity. Protect your church from the legal & spiritual consequences of moral failure.
    • nstructor: Dr. Cheryl Taylor
    • Dates: February 3-4
  • Writing for Ministry & Publication (PTH 652)
    • Will your ministry involve writing website content, educational materials, magazine articles, or books? Learn how to develop the strong content, style, and rewriting and marketing skills that you will need.  
    • Instructor: Dr. Stephen Lim
    • Dates: January 13-14

 


Academic News

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

Student Appointments with Faculty

  • Sign up on the appointment forms posted by office doors.
  • If off-campus, contact the faculty secretary, Norma Simmons, at 268-1070.
  • Email faculty by using their first initial and last name, as in this example:                   rcotton@agts.edu.

Chaplaincy Scholarship Application

  • Application form for Spring Chaplaincy Scholarships are available in the Business Office.
  • This scholarship applies to Military, Veterans Affairs, Industrial and Institutional Chaplaincy students.
  • Provided by the Assemblies of God Chaplaincy Department.
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, January 4



Records News

Sarah Clark–registrar@agts.eduor 268-1025

Spring Course Changes

  • Monday, January 23 is the final deadline to make spring course changes in the Registrar’s Office.  
  • The tuition refund policy for spring courses dropped:  
    • 90% January 10-16
    • 80% January 17-24
    • 70% January 25-February 2  
  • No refund after February 2

Free Audit for Spouses

  • The spouse of full-time student can audit one class this spring free of charge.  
  • Register in the Records Office before January 23.  
  • You can download the "Student Spouse Registration for Unofficial Audit" form at www.agts.edu.

Summer/Fall Pre-registration

  • Pre-registration is Tuesday-Friday, March 7-10 and 14-17.


Financial Aid News

Flo Byerly —

loans@agts.edu

or 268-1028

To apply for 2006-2007 Student Loans

  • Have the following items on hand:
    • Your Department of Education PIN number
    • Your Social Security number
    • Your driver’s license
    • Copy of your 2005 income taxes
  • Go online to www.FAFSA.ed.gov
    • Click on: “Fill out a FAFSA” or fill out a “Renewal FAFSA” (for students who borrowed in 2005-2006).
    • After completing the FAFSA, submit your request with your PIN number. (The PIN serves as an electronic signature and will transmit your FAFSA to the Financial Aid Office.)

Deadline for Late Spring Loans

  • February 10 is the deadline to secure a Stafford Loan for the spring semester.  
  • Forms are available at www.agts.edu.


Enrollment News

Jennifer Berry —info@agts.eduor 268-1031

January Enrollment Trips

  • Mario Guerreiro will be at Holmes Bible College, South Carolina—January 20.
  • Susan Doak will attend the AG basketball tournament at North Central University, Minneapolis, Minnesota—January 12-14
  • Nathaniel Rhoads—visiting Chi Alpha at the University of Alabama—Mobile, Alabama.

Word of Mouth Referrals

  • If you have friends or family who may be interested in AGTS, please stop by the Enrollment Office and let us know.   We would be happy to provide them with further information.


Student Life

Cristy Neuman—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081

Winter Weather

  • In the event that classes are canceled due to severe winter weather, the major television and radio stations in Springfield will be notified that the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (not the same as the Assembly of God Christian School) has canceled classes.  
  • Before calling the Seminary, listen for such announcements.  

Prayer Opportunities

  • The Khoo Kay Peng Prayer Room is literally at the center of the AGTS complex; we want to insure that it is at the spiritual center of our life together.  
  • As we move into the new year, please make time for prayer in the prayer room.  

Spiritual Formation Requirement

  • New students need to make an appointment with Dr. Jay Taylor to fulfill the Spiritual Formation requirement. Please see Lori in the Student Services Office to schedule an appointment or call 268-1081.  
  • Second and third semester students who have not met with Dr. Jay Taylor to review the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire, please contact Lori in the Student Services Office to schedule an appointment or call 268-1081.  
  • Copies of this questionnaire can be picked up in the Student Services Office.  

Editors Needed for Spring 2006

  • We are looking for students who would be willing to help other students edit their papers. (You tell us what you charge per page! )  
  • •If you received “A’s” in undergraduate English studies and would like to be on a list of available editors, please contact Lori in the Student Services Office, 268-1081.

Business Office News

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

Spring 2006 Scholarships

  • Scholarships for the spring term will post to student accounts after the add/drop period.
  • If you are a recipient, please review your February account statement carefully to make sure that the award and the accurate amount have been posted.
  • Please report any discrepancies to the Business Office as soon as possible.

Deferred Payment Dates

  • Deferred payments for the spring semester are due on or before January 5, February 15 and March 15.
  • Payments must be received in the Business Office on or before these dates in order to avoid the $25 per month late fee.

Scholarship Applications for Fall 2006

  • Scholarship applications for the fall semester will be available in the Business Office in January. The forms must be completed and submitted by 4:30 p.m. on January 31. Awards will be determined by the Scholarship Committee and scholarship notifications made by March 1.


Faculty News

  • Dr. Joseph Castleberry
    • Traveled to Marlboro, New Jersey, on December 2, to attend the Board of Directors meeting of the Doulos Community, a ministry in North Africa.
  • Dr. Roger Cotton
    • Attended the annual national meetings of the Institute for Biblical Research and the Society of Biblical Literature in Philadelphia, November 18-22.
  • Dr. DeLonn Rance
    • Met with “Together in Mission,” a networking committee of all AG missions agencies in Spanish speaking Latin American, December 1-2. Included in the business was the scheduling of the Third Latin American and First World AG Missions Congress for April 24-27, 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The focus is “It’s Time to Fulfill the Vision.”
 
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