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CommuniquÉ—September 2009
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Congratulations to the President

  • President Byron Klaus was named Distinguished Administrator at the 2009 General Council.
  • The award is based on his excellent service at AGTS and Vanguard University.

7th Annual Alumni Phonathon

  • Would you like dinner, a cool AGTS t-shirt, gift certificates to area restaurants, hair salons, auto repair shops and video stores, as well as a chance to win a $300 scholarship?
  • Sign up today for the 7th Annual Alumni Phonathon on September 14 & 15 (5-10 p.m.) to make calls to AGTS alumni and raise scholarship funds.
  • In addition to the great free stuff listed above, you will earn 15% of every dollar you raise to go toward your student account.
  • This is a great opportunity to get together with classmates, connect with alumni, and make a difference in your seminary.
  • Contact Mary in the Development Office—268-1012, drop in to sign up or email

Inaugural Hogan Lecture

  • Dr. Ivan Satyavrata will be installed as the fourth J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions, Wednesday, September 16, 9:30 a.m.
  • Faculty and administration will be in full academic regalia.
  • Everyone is invited to a reception in the Great Hall immediately following the service.

AGTS Picnic

  • Saturday, September 12, 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Smith Park, immediately west of AGTS on Division
  • Complimentary hot dogs, burgers, and beverages will be provided.
  • Individuals with last names beginning with: A-M, bring side dish; N-Z, bring dessert

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • September 9– Devotional at First and Calvary Presbyterian Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast, Springfield, Missouri
  • September 28-29—Consultation on Equipping a New Generation of Seminary Leaders held at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina and sponsored by the Kern Foundation

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Academic News

Jan Maempa— or 268-1014
Norma Simmons or Jill Way— or 268-1070

Attention Fall Graduates

  • Comprehensive examination date/analytical reflection paper deadline: Monday, November 2.
  • Contact the faculty secretary for further information—268-1070.

Fall Final Exam Week

  • Monday-Friday, December 7-11

Counseling Practicum Lab

  • Meets 4:50-5:50 p.m. each Tuesday, Room 228

Spring Practicums

  • Global Missions Track Practicums
    • Designed for students interested in cross-cultural ministry and fits most AGTS degree programs
    • Contact Dr. Warren Newberry about a GMT foreign or domestic practicum.
    • Must finalize Spring 2010 Practicum in Intercultural Ministry I: August 27-September 4
  • All Other Spring Practicums:
    • Must be approved/processed: September 22-25 or October 6-9
    • Pick up an application from the faculty secretary, or, if a counseling practicum, from the counseling secretary.
    • Make an appointment to see the appropriate practicum professor.

Fall Library Hours

  • Mon.-Wed. 9:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Friday 9:00 a.m.-9:30 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 7, and will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 8.

For Appointments With Faculty

  • Sign up on the appointment forms posted beside faculty members’ office doors.
  • If off campus, call faculty secretary at 268-1070.

Library Orientation

New Student Library Orientation—Tuesday, September 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the Library—meet at circulation desk.

Writing Tutorials

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Student Life

Treasa Edmond— or 268-1081

Emergency Communication

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

Attention All New Students!

  • Please stop by the Student Life Office and sign up for your first semester Spiritual Formation meeting with Dr. Jay Taylor.
  • For more information, please contact Treasa Edmond at 268-1081 or email her at

SAC Chapel

  • Meet Student Advisory Council members at the chapel service on Tuesday, September 8, 11:00 a.m.

Student Counseling Available

  • Counseling is available for currently enrolled students. To arrange appointments, contact the Student Life Office (268-1081) or a counseling professor.

AGTS Women’s Fellowship

  • Save the date: Friday, October 2, 7-9 p.m., AGTS Great Hall. Childcare will be provided.

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Registrar's News

Sarah Clark— or 268-1025

Summer Grades

  • Grades for the summer semester have been posted and may be accessed through the Student Portal (

Last Day to Drop/Add

  • Deadline: Tuesday, September 8
  • Secure Change of Schedule forms 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 8.
  • You can download the “Student Spouse Registration for Unofficial Audit” form at

Student Records

New E-Mail or Local Address?

  • Contact the Registrar’s Office to update your contact information (

Register to Graduate in May 2010

  • Deadline: October 30
  • Plan to complete all degree requirements between now and August 2010?
  • Contact Sarah Clark at 268-1025 or

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Financial Aid News

Flo Byerly— or 268-1028

Perkins Loan Awards

  • Deadline to accept or decline a Perkins award: Friday, September 11.
  • After September 11, the Financial Aid Office will award those monies to other students requesting Federal Perkins Funds.

Stafford and Direct Student Loans

  • If you have not received your Federal Stafford and Federal Direct Student loans by September 18, please notify the Financial Aid Office.

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Business Office News

Steve Miramonti— or 268-1035

Fall 2009 Fee Schedule

  • Deferred Payment Fee—Accounts not paid in full on or before the first day of the semester 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: October 15; November 15

Photo ID for New Students

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

Labor Day Weekend Schedule

  • The building will be open the following times during the holiday weekend:
    • Friday, Sept. 4—7 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sept. 5—10 a.m.-6 p.m
    • . Sunday, Sept. 6—Closed
    • Monday, Sept. 7—Closed
  • Regular building hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8.

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Enrollment/Recruitment News

Linda Smith— or 268-1031

Enrollment Trips

  • September 16—Mario Guerreiro will be at Florida Southern University


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Faculty News

  • Stephen Lim
    • May 15—spoke at evangelistic Bible study for Chinese students from MSU, Springfield, Missouri
    • May 24—spoke at morning services at Full Life Christian Center, San Francisco, California
    • June 26 & 28—spoke for services related to 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Pentecostal Church, Vancouver, Washington
    • June 27—presented a seminar for leaders on the topic of “Rethinking Evangelism,” Vancouver, Washington
    • July 19—spoke at morning service for Springfield Chinese Church, Springfield, Missouri
  • Mark Hausfeld
    • June 19—spoke to Chi Alpha campus student leaders at Missionary Renewal in Springfield, Missouri about ministry opportunities to Muslims at United States universities
    • July 1—spoke to Northern Asia missionaries at AGWM Missionary Renewal in Springfield, Missouri about Muslims in China and entry strategies to reach them
    • July 15-19—spoke at the Middle East North Africa/ Central Eurasia AGWM missionary retreat in Cappadocia, Turkey
    • July 26—spoke at Breath of Life Assembly of God in West Carrollton, Ohio
    • August 18-24—taught in Crimea, Ukraine on Spiritual Formation for Church Planting in Muslim Contexts for the Crimea Tatar church planting team
    • August 30—spoke at Brimhall Road Assembly of God in Bakersfield, California
  • Lois Olena
    • August 4-7—During various events at General Council, Dr. Horton was avail-able to sign Olena’a newly released book, Stanley M. Horton: Shaper of Pentecostal Theology. Dr. George Wood, General Superintendent, made a special presentation to Dr. Stanley Horton during General Council.
    • Recently released the Encounter e-journal, with articles from Drs. Cotton, Gannon, Mostert and Rance.
  • Angela Reid
    • June 24-26—attended the AG Alliance for Higher Education faculty conference at Evangel University
    • June 27—keynote speaker for the Messenger College Alumni Banquet at the biennial General Convention of the Pentecostal Church of God in Joplin, Missouri

Faculty Writing

  • James Hernando
    • Translated the Global University test for The Corinthian Correspondence into Spanish
  • Stephen Lim
    • “No One Wants to Clean the Fish: Why Churches Don’t Disciple and How Yours Can” in Enrich Journal, Spring 2009 (PAOC)

Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2009 3:29 PM

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