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CommuniquÉ—December 2005
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Cookie Day

  • Tuesday, December 13, AGTS Balcony
  • Celebrate the completion of your final exams by enjoying a variety of holiday cookies, hot cider or coffee and enjoy a time of fellowship with AGTS administration, faculty and staff.

AGTS Christmas Banquet

  • Saturday, December 3,6-8 p.m. at the Evangel Crusader Dining Hall
  • Enjoy a time of fun, food and fellowship as the AGTS community celebrates the birth of our Savior and Lord.
  • For further details, contact a SAC officer.

SAC Lunch

  • Tuesday, December 13
  • 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Great Hall
  • Join students, faculty and staff for a pizza luncheon.

Final Exam Schedule

  • Monday - Friday, December 12-16
  • Check the web for exam schedule at www.agts.edu.

Condolences, Dr. Barbara Cavaness

  • We extend our deepest sympathy to Dr. Barbara Cavaness in the loss of her husband, R.B. Cavaness, on October 26.

AIDS Safari to South Africa

  • June 2006—Second Annual AIDS Safari
  • Students interest in participating need to contact Dr. Mostert by January 25 at jmostert@agts.edu or 268-1073.

Spring Lectureship Series

  • January 17-19—three chapel services plus several classes
  • Special guest: Rev. Maurice Watson, senior pastor of Beulahland Bible Church in Macon, Georgia.
  • Watch for further details.


Records News

Sarah Clark–registrar@agts.eduor 268-1025

Fall Grades

  • January 6—fall grades will be available in student mailboxes.

Address change?

Spring Registration

  • If you have not yet registered for classes in the spring semester, plan to do so before January 4.

Graduation Deadline

  • Missed the October 31 deadline?
  • Stop by the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible if you are planning to graduate in spring or summer 2006.


Financial Aid News

Flo Byerly —

loans@agts.edu

or 268-1028

Late Spring Loans

  • It is still possible to receive a spring loan.
  • However, funds may not be available on the first day of class. Therefore, one-third down payment may be required on the first day of class.

Loan Exit Interview

  • Exit interview session is for any current AGTS student receiving or having received Stafford loans and will:
    • Graduate in December 2005
    • Enroll for less than 6 hours in spring 2006
    • Is withdrawing from Seminary
  • If so, you must attend the exit interview, Thursday, December 7, 1:30 p.m., Room 229.

Contact Financial Aid Office Immediately

  • If planning to withdraw from Seminary
  • If taking less than 6 hours in spring semester


Enrollment News

Jennifer Berry —info@agts.eduor 268-1031

Enrollment Trip

  • Susan Doak will be attending the World Missions Summit in Louisville, Kentucky to represent AGTS—December 30-January 2

Word of Mouth Referrals

  • If you have any friends or family who might 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

Christmas Holiday Library Hours

  • Holiday hours for Friday, December 16 – Thursday, December 22
    • Monday-Friday–8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday–Closed
  • Library will be closed Friday, December 2–Saturday, December 31.
  • Regular library hours will resume on Monday, January 2.

Business Office News

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

Account Status

  • Please make sure your student account is up to date by the end of the fall semester.
  • Students whose accounts are not paid in full will not be permitted to enroll for any subsequent semesters until their outstanding balance has been paid in full.

Christmas Holiday Building Hours

  • Please make special note of the building hours during the last half of the month of December
    • Friday, Dec. 16: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 17: 9 a.m.-Noon
    • Mon.-Wed., Dec. 19-21: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thursday, Dec. 22: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Fri.-Sun., Dec. 23-Jan. 1: Closed
  • Regular building hours resume on Monday, January 2.


Faculty News

International Faculty Ministry

  • Dr. DeLonn Rance
    • Participated in the Assemblies of God Regional Summit in Lima, Peru—September 12-15
    • Speaker for the First National Missions Convention of the AG of the Dominican Republic—September 16-17
    • Taught the “Foundations for Intercultural Ministry” course at the Center for Cultural Investigation and Language Study in San Jose, Costa Rica—October 31-November 4. Approximately 40 AG missionaries attended.
  • Dr. Johan Mostert
    • Joined a Samaritan's Purse training team in Mozambique in November. He has been a consultant to the writers of the 16-week curriculum created to teach young people character development skills. The focus is to assist them to combat the spread of the AIDS pandemic. The course has been funded by the Bush administration's funding for FBO’s and will emphasize abstinence and faithfulness as primary strategies to combat HIV/AIDS.
  • Dr. Joseph Castleberry
    • Taught at the European Theological Seminary in Madrid, Spain
    • Preached evangelistic campaign in Murcia, Spain over the weekend
    • Lectured for the Missions Department of the Norwegian Pentecostal Church and preached in two churches—Oslo, Norway

U.S. Based Faculty Ministry

  • Dr. Ben Aker
    • Attended the Institute of Biblical Research and Society of Biblical Literature conferences in Philadelphia—November 18-21
  • Dr. Johan Mostert
    • Attended the sixth annual Roundtable Seminar for Newly Appointed Faculty, sponsored by the Association of Theological Schools in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Joseph Castleberry
    • Preached at the annual homecoming day at Wedgefield Baptist Church in Wedgefield, South Carolina—October 30


Bookstore Special

  • Regular Bookstore hours
    • Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Drop by the Bookstore to pick up a few Christmas items. AGTS shirts, mugs, and pens make great Christmas gifts!
  • Watch the AGTS TV announcements for availability of spring textbooks.
 
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