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CommuniquÉ—November 2006
News and Information for the AGTS Community


Annual Spring Lectureship

  • January 16-18
  • Guest speaker:  Dr. Gary R. Collins
  • Dr. Collins will speak in Chapel each day and present lectures in several classes.
  • SAC Lunch on Wednesday, January 17—11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. followed by Q&A with Dr. Collins

Day of Renewal

  • Thursday, January 25
  • Special speaker:  Evangelist Sam Farina
  • Service times:  9:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.
  • All students and faculty are encouraged to attend two of the three services. 
  • There will be no classes and offices will be closed so students and faculty can set aside a day to seek God’s face.
  • Childcare will be provided for the 6:30 p.m. service.
  • SAC will provide lunch following the 9:30 a.m. service in the Great Hall.  Please make plans to join us for this time of fellowship and community building. 

AGTS Incredible Pizza Night

  • Monday, January 22, with check-in between 5:30-6:00 p.m.
  • All students, faculty and staff and their families are invited to join the fun!
  • There is no cost for AGTS community members to attend this event.
  • The evening includes an unlimited pizza buffet and drinks.  Each participant will also receive a $5 game card to enjoy.
  • Sign-up deadline:  Tuesday, January 16

Spring Library Hours

  • Regular spring hours begin on Sat., January 6
    • Mon.-Wed.—8:00 a.m.– 10:00 p.m.
    • Thurs.—8:00 a.m.– 10:30 p.m.
    • Fri.—8:00 a.m.– 10:00 p.m.
    • Saturday—10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
    • Sun.—Closed
  • Any exceptions to this schedule will be posted in advance.

 Podcasts Now Available

  • Three podcasts are now available at www.agts.edu/podcasts
    • President Klaus’ “That’s the Way I See It” radio spots
    • Chapel services
    • Special lectures

Soul Quest Spiritual Retreat

  • February 9-11 at Assumption Abbey in Ava
    • This retreat is open to all student who have previously attended a retreat at the Abbey.  The retreat will center around the tradition, theology, & practical tips for silence, solitude and prayer. 
    • Sign-up deadline: January 31. 
    • See Treasa Edmond in the Student Services Office or call 268-1081.

Partnership Program

  • Interested in receiving a 60% tuition discount for the M. Div. program?
  • See Paul Martinez or Mary Miramonti for details or call 268-1012.

Institutional & Alumni Relations

  • AGTS received a $25,000 grant from the V. Eugene and Rosalie DeFreitas Charitable Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship for students preparing or appointed as missionaries to foreign countries. 

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Academic News

Jan Maempa—jmaempa@agts.edu or 268-1014
Norma Simmons—nsimmons@agts.edu or 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.

Library Research Orientation

  • Wednesday, January 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Library
  • New and returning students are invited to join this training session designed to acquaint students with library resources and research tools.

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Registrar’s News

Sarah Clark—sclark@agts.edu or 268-1025

Spring Course Changes

  • Monday, January 22 is the final deadline to make spring course changes in the Registrar’s Office. 
  • The tuition refund policy for spring courses dropped:  
    • 90% January 9-16
    • 80% January 17-24
    • 70% January 25-February 2 
  • No refund after February 2.

Free Audit for Spouses

Summer/Fall Pre-registration

  • Pre-registration is Tuesday-Friday, March 5-9 and 14-17.
  • Summer graduates should plan to register early that week.

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Financial Aid News

Flo Byerly—fbyerly@agts.edu or 268-1028

To apply for 2007-2008 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 2006 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 2006-2007).
  • 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

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Business Office News

Jeff Dorn—jbdorn@agts.edu or 268-1035

Spring 2007 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 8, 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 2007

  • Scholarship applications for the fall semester 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.

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Enrollment Office News

Jennifer Berry—jberry@agts.edu or 268-1031

January Enrollment Trips

  • January 11-13—Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida for the National AG Basketball      Tournament
  • January 15—Florida Southern College
  • January 17—Palm Beach Atlantic

Word of Mouth Referrals

  • If you have 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.

Seminary Day

  • Friday, March 16
  • If you are interested in helping out, please contact Jen Berry at 268-1031.

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Student Life

Treasa Edmond—tedmond@agts.edu or 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. 
  • Second semester students who have not met with Dr. Jay Taylor need to pick up the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire and schedule an appointment. 
  • Please contact Treasa in the Student Services Office to schedule these appointments or call 268-1081.

New Student Welcoming Event

  • January 5 at 6 p.m. at Kaldi’s Coffee on Battlefield Rd.
  • New and returning students are invited to visit over a cup of coffee and see a movie.

SAC Lunch

  • January 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Great Hall
  • Join for a time of fellowship and delicious food as you begin the new semester.

Reminder…

  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the Library or Chapel.  Thank you for helping keep our facilities neat and clean.

 

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Mary Miramonti—mmiramonti@agts.edu or 268-1012

Development Trips

  • Paul Martinez traveled to Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island to meet with alumni and pastors.
  • Paul Martinez and Al Palm traveled to Sacramento, California and Bethany University to meet with alumni and pastors in the area and to participate in Earl Creps’ Off-Road Disciplines Seminar.

Phonathon Update

Commitments have exceeded our goal of $25,000!  As of mid-October, our alumni had committed $26,150 and this figure continues to rise as new commitments are still being made. 

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Faculty News

  • Jim Hernando—Taught a class entitled, “Personal Restoration from the Old Testament Figure of Jehoshaphat” at Victory Trade School in Springfield, Missouri on November 8
  • Joe Castleberry—Preached a weekend anniversary campaign at Centro de Adoracion Familiar in San Salvador, November 28
  • DeLonn Rance
    • October 23-27—taught “Anthropology and Communication in Theological Perspective” at Cincel—San Jose, Costa Rica
    • November 5-9—Celebrated first retreat for AG Latin American personnel serving in Southern Asia—Delhi, India
    • November 13-17—Traveled to Granada, Spain for the interdenominational Latin American Missions congress.  Over 9000 Latin Americans serve as missionaries around the world!
    • November 20-24—attended retreat for the Missionary Fellowship of Central America

 

Updated: Friday, June 16, 2006 10:22 AM

 
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