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CommuniquÉ—October 2007
News and Information for the AGTS Community


Inaugural Lecture

  • Wednesday, October 10, 10:30 a.m., in the William Seymour Chapel
  • Dr. Mark Hausfeld will be installed as the second professor of the  J. Philip Hogan Chair for World  Missions.
  • Faculty and administration will be in full academic regalia.
  • Everyone is invited to a reception in the Great Hall, immediately following the service.

Fourth Annual Alumni Phonathon

  • Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2007  Phonathon a huge success!  We appreciate all the student callers, the alumni who made financial commitments, and faculty and staff who provided meals, goodies, and prayer support.  Final results coming soon!

AGTS Girls’ Night Out

  • Friday, October 5—7-9 p.m. at AGTS
  • Special guest:  Dr. Beth Grant
  • All women from the AGTS Community are invited to attend an exciting evening of fun around the theme of “What NOT to Wear!” 
  • Enjoy a salad and desserts, kiosks with beauty and fashion accessories, see before and after makeovers, have a chance to win an AGTS scholarship or a 3-month membership at Curves for Women. 
  • Childcare provided by Central Assembly of God.  Reservation required—by Noon, Thursday, October 4.
  • To RSVP attendance or childcare needs, contact Norma Davies at 268-1000 or ndavies@agts.edu

Missions Convention

  • Students interested in missions are invited to join in the missions convention at First Assembly at Des Moines, Iowa on October 20-25.
  • The church covers all expenses and provides housing.
  • Application Deadline:  Tuesday, October 2
  • If interested, contact DeLonn Rance at 268-1078 or drance@agts.edu.

Israel/Jordan Study Tour

  • AGTS is offering a Study Tour to Israel with optional Jordan extension—May 8-31, 2008.
  • Course study is provided through Jerusalem University College and can be transferred back to AGTS.
  • A $1500 scholarship is available for up to 30 AGTS students.
  • Scholarship recipients to be announced November 5.
  • Application Deadline:  October 29
  • Application Fee:  $400
  • For further details, contact Norma Simmons at 268-1070 or Dr. Deborah Gill at 268-1075.

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • October 8—ATS meeting in St. Louis, Missouri
  • October 18-20—conference with Latin American Bible Institute, Educacion y el Espiritu Santo, San Antonio, Texas
  • October 26-28—Inauguration events for Dr. Joe Castleberry at Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington

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Academic News

Jan Maempa—jmaempa@agts.edu or 268-1014
Norma Simmons—nsimmons@agts.edu or 268-1070

Attention Fall Graduates

  • Monday, November 5
  • Comprehensive examination date
  • Analytical reflection paper deadline

Spring 2007 Practicums

  • Students must apply and register for class credit BEFORE doing a practicum;  credit will no longer be given for those requesting credit after completing a practicum.
  • October 9-12—Schedule interview with practicum coordinator
  • Pick up practicum form from Norma Simmons, faculty secretary.
  • Counseling practicum applicants must complete the required application and present proof of malpractice insurance before approval.

Fall Study Week

  • October 22-26
  • Students are encouraged to use this week to read, study and write papers. 

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Student Life

Treasa Edmond—tedmond@agts.edu or 268-1081

Spiritual Formation Requirement

  • If you are a returning student and did not meet with Dr. Jay Taylor last semester, please contact the Student Services Office to schedule appointment with Dr. Taylor.
  • Pick up the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire from the Student Services Office.
  • If you are a new student and have not made your 30 minute appointment with Dr. Taylor, please see Student Services Office to set up an appointment.

Daylight Savings Time Ends

  • Don’t forget to turn your clock back an hour on Sunday morning, November 4

SAC Luncheon

  • What better way to de-stress during mid-term exams than to enjoy a SAC lunch? 
  • Students are invited to enjoy a relaxing SAC lunch on Tuesday, October 16--11:45 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Great Hall.

Attention Counseling Students!

  • New EBSCO database available this fall—APA’s PsychBooks.  The database includes:
    • More than 16,000 chapters in PDF from over 1,000 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers.
    • Most scholarly titles published by APA from 1953-2005
    • More than 400 classic books of landmark historical impact
    • More than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Registrar’s News

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

Registration Notice

  • Mark your calendars. 
  • Registration for the 2008 spring semester is scheduled for the week of November 5-9.
  • More information will be forthcoming.

 
Register to Graduate in April 2008

  • If you plan to complete all your degree requirements between now and August 2008, please register to graduate in the Registrar’s Office by October 31.

Email Notifications

  • The Registrar’s Office routinely sends messages via email.
  • To ensure that you don’t miss any important notices and/or announcements, be sure to notify the office if your email address changes (sclark@agts.edu).

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Financial Aid News

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

Late Fall Stafford Loan Applications

  • Deadline:  October 10
  • Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Financial Aid application (all students) and Stafford Loan MPN if this is your first semester at AGTS
  • AGTS Financial Aid—-www.agts.edu under Financial Aid and click on Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 Electronic Federal Financial Aid process (E-Flow) and then click on Returning Student or First-Time borrower. 

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Business Office News

Steve Miramonti—smiramonti@agts.edu or 268-1035

Deferred Payments

  • Second deferred payment date is October 15
  • Payments must be received on or before this date to avoid a $25 monthly late fee.

Spring Scholarship Applications

  • Scholarship applications for the 2008 spring semester are available in the Business Office.
  • Deadline: 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 5
  • Award notifications will be sent out by November 15.

Billing Statements

  • Scholarships and tuition discounts for the fall term posted to student accounts in mid-September.
  • Please review your next billing statement carefully.
  • If you are expecting an award for the fall and it does not appear on your statement or if the amount shown seems incorrect, please contact the Business Office as soon as possible.

Parking

  • Students and staff may park vehicles on the north, south and west parking lots of the main seminary building or on the paved portions of the O'Reilly gym.
  • Please do not park on the grass or in visitor spaces. 
  • Violators are subject to a $10 parking fine.

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Faculty News

Practical Theology Department Chair

  • In addition to his other duties, Dr. Jay Taylor has been appointed Chair of the Practical Theology          Department while Dr. Steve Lim serves as the Academic Dean.

Roger Cotton

  • Taught a seminar, Old Testament and the Christian, at Grace Fellowship Church in El Dorado Springs, Missouri for candidate missionaries, July 2-6.

Steve Lim

  • Taught a course, Ministry in Pluralistic Society for the AG World Missions School of Missions for candidate missionaries, July 2-6
  • Wrote article entitled, “Will Christians Face God’s Judgment?” for Today’s Pentecostal  Evangel, October 2007

Johan Mostert

  • Traveled with a team of AGTS/EU students to South Africa where they were involved in community-based work with children affected by the AIDS pandemic.  During the visit, he was asked to be the speaker at the inauguration of an AIDS Orphan Care Centre at the church in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.
  • Conducted a week-long AIDS Seminar at the AG Seminary in Jos, Nigeria where the leaders of the church were challenged toward biblically guided compassion in a nation that has the third highest number of AIDS infections in the world.
  • In August, he attended the AG Compassion Ministries Forum in Dallas where he delivered two presentations on responding to the AIDS pandemic.

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

 
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