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CommuniquÉ—april 2006
News and Information for the AGTS Community

AGTS Graduation Events

  • Doctor of Ministry Symposium
  • Friday, May 5, 12:30-2:15 p.m. in the Chapel
  • Alumni & Friends Brunch
  • Saturday, May 6, 9:30 a.m. in the Great Hall
  • RSVP deadline:   May 1—Call   Veronica at 268-1012

Commencement

  • Saturday, May 6, 2:30 p.m. at Central Assembly
  • Reception immediately following.

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • April 6-7—King-Seymour Leadership Forum, Chicago, Illinois
  • April 17-19—Southern California District Council
  • April 21—Preaching at Southwestern Assembly of God University, Waxahachie, Texas
  • April 28—Yale University, New Haven Connecticut

Final Exams

  • Monday, April 24–Friday, April 28

Partnership Program

  • Are you a full-time M.Div. Student?
  • Do you have a GPA of 3.0 or higher?
  • Do you possess a high aptitude for ministry, strong leadership skills and have a strong ministry network in place?
  • If this is you, stop by the Development Office for more information on the new Partnership Program.  
  • Those selected for the program:
  • Receive a 60% tuition scholarship
  • Participate in specialized training in effective stewardship principles
  • Attend leadership summits with leading pastors and key business persons.
  • Program is limited to 15 students.  
  • For further information, contact the Development Office at 268-1012 or vsmith@agts.edu.
  • Daylight Savings Time
  • Begins Sunday, April 2
  • Spring your clock forward one hour on Saturday night.

Academic News

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

Comprehensive Examination Dates

  • Summer Session I—June 5
  • Summer Session II & Post session—July 11
  • Contact Norma Simmons for further details

Registrar's News

Sarah Clark–registrar@agts.eduor 268-1025

Registration

  • Still need to register for summer classes?
  • Stop by the Registrar's Office as soon as possible.

Leaving Springfield?


Financial Aid News

Flo Byerly —

loans@agts.edu

or 268-1028

April FA Deadline

  • The secondary deadline for fall/spring federal financial aid is April 30. The benefits of observing this deadline include:
    • Electronic FAFSA allows prompt consideration for loan
    • Potential for receiving a Perkins loan increases (based on funds on hand)
    • First Stafford loan check available first week of classes
  • To qualify, the FAFSA and other forms must be electronically submitted and processed by April 30.
  • Other required forms must be submitted to AGTS on or before the final deadline.
  • Financial aid documents can be downloaded at www.agts.edu/financial_aid
  • Final deadline for financial aid is July 14.
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office for further information.

Financial Aid Exit Interviews

  • The U.S. Department of Education requires all graduates or non-returning students who received a Stafford Loan while at AGTS to attend a Financial Aid Exit Interview.
  • Select one of the following dates to attend:
  • Wednesday, April 5, 1:30 p.m., Room 225
  • Thursday, April 6, 1:30 p.m., Room 225

Business Office News

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

2005-2006 Tuition and Fees

  • •The average educational cost at AGTS is $14,122 per student per year.
  • Tuition and fees cover $9,603 or 68%
  • The remainder is funded by a grant from the General Council of the Assemblies of God and the contributions of churches, districts and individuals.  
  • The following fees are effective fall 2006:
    •  Tuition—$381 per credit hour
    •  Audit— $96 per audit hour
    •  Technology fee—$150 per semester
    •  Student services fee—$130 per semester
    •  Graduation fee—$195
    •  Directed research—$250 per course
  • Accounts paid in full on or before the first day of class are eligible for a 1% discount on net tuition.  

Easter Weekend Building Hours

  • Please note the building hours during the holiday weekend:
    • Friday, April 14—10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 15—10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Sunday, April 16—Closed
  • Administrative offices will be closed on Friday, but the library will be open until 6 p.m.
  • Regular building hours will resume on Monday, April 17.


Student Life

Lori Warning—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081

Passion Week Service Schedule

  • Monday, April 10—6 p.m.
    • President Byron D. Klaus
    • “Going Up to Jerusalem”
  • Tuesday, April 11—1:30 p.m.
    • Dr. Cheryl Taylor
    • "Life Above Sea Level”
  • Wednesday, April 12—10:30 a.m.
    • Dr. Ben Aker
    • “The Significance of Easter”
  • Thursday, April 13—9 a.m.
    •  Rev. Norma Davies
    •  “Examine the Lamb, Not the Man”

Good Friday

  • No classes on Good Friday, April 14.
  • Administrative offices will also be closed.  

Spiritual Formation Appointments

  • All spiritual formation appointments must be completed with Jay Taylor by Friday, April 21.  
  • Please contact Lori Warning in the Student Services Department to schedule your appointment.

Library Hours for April 28–May 7

  • Monday-Thursday—8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Friday—8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday—Closed
  • Regular hours will resume on Monday, May 8, with the start of the first summer session classes.

Need a summer job...and beyond?

  • The AGTS library will have a work-study position opening at the end of the spring semester.
  • To apply for this work-study position, contact Rick Oliver or Catherine Code in the Library.

Student Portal

  • Students can access items such as personal calendar, financial aid information, billing, degree audit, your class schedule and grades, student directory, degree information, etc.
  • Access the student portal at www.agts.edu/current_students.html


Enrollment News

Jennifer Berry —info@agts.eduor 268-1031

Mario Guerreiro’s Trips

  • April 20—Bethany College, Scotts Valley, California
  • April 24- 26 —Northern California District Council, Sacramento, California

Thank you!

  • The Enrollment Office extends a hearty “Thank you” to all the volunteers who helped make Seminary Day a great success. We couldn’t have done it without you!


Faculty News

  • Farewell, Dr. Ben Aker
    • The Seminary bids an affectionate farewell to Dr. Ben Aker as he retires from full-time service on the Faculty.  
    • God bless you, Ben, with long life and good health as you continue to serve Him.
  • Welcome, Dr. Angela Reid!
    • Dr. Angela Reid will join AGTS as of Fall 2006 as Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology.
  • Drs. Lim, Rance, Gannon, Mostert and Lois Olena
    • These outstanding AGTS professors presented or responded to papers at the Society for Pentecostal Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California on March 23-25.  
    • Dr. Hernando, Dr. Castleberry and Dr. Klaus also attended the meetings.  
  • Dr. Joseph Castleberry
    • Met with president and dean of theology at the Christian University of the AG in El Salvador about establishing a future AGTS extension site, March 2-11.
    • Preached at his former church and saw 30 people receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Also, helped with a construction team from Marlton, New Jersey.
  • Drs. Palm, Oss & Castleberry
    • Attended the Educating Clergy Conference sponsored by the Wabash Center in Chicago, Illinois, March 11-13.
 
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