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CommuniquÉ—February 2006
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Seminary Day

  • Friday, March 17
  • Mark your calendar because Seminary Day is fast approaching. Be on the lookout for volunteer sign-up sheets!
  • Perks of attending Seminary Day
    • Let your friends and family know that if they come to Seminary day, the application fee of $35 will be waived.  
    • $1,000 scholarship drawing for those who attend.
  • If you know anyone interested in attending AGTS, please stop by the Enrollment Office.   We would love to send them further details and invite them to attend Seminary Day.

Soul Quest

  • When: February 10-11
  • Where: The Assumption Abbey in Ava, Missouri
  • Cost: $20 (due in advance to secure reservation)
  • Space is limited to 8 people, so sign up early!   Deadline is Friday, February 3.
  • To sign up, pay registration fee or obtain further information, contact Lori Warning.
  • If you are unable to attend this Soul Quest event, plan now to be a part of the March Soul Quest backpacking event on March 24-25.

Incredible Pizza Night

  • Tuesday, February 7, 5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free!    
  • (Sign-up is required)
  • What’s included? Pizza buffet and a $5 game card for each person!
  • All AGTS students, faculty and staff and their families are invited to this night of family fun!
  • Please sign up in the Student Lounge by Friday, February 3.

Spring Study Week

  • Mark your calendar for the Spring Study Week:   February 27-March 3.  
  • This is a great time to catch up on reading or get a head start on your papers.  

Free Insurance for Children

  • Do you need medical insurance for your children while in seminary?
  • Missouri Medicaid MC Plus Insurance, an income based program, might be of assistance.
  • For more information, call MC Plus at 895-6761 or ask Dr. Palm for more information.

Academic News

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

Fall 2006 Practicums

  • Fall practicums must be approved and processed February 7-10.
  • Applications are available from Norma Simmons, or if a counseling practicum, from Holly Carlson.  

Attention Spring Graduates

  • Comprehensive examinations and the deadline for submitting analytical reflection papers is Monday, March 13.  
  • Guidelines are available at www.agts.edu
  • Contact Norma Simmons for further information.

Records News

Sarah Clark–registrar@agts.eduor 268-1025

Records Office needs your email address

  • If you are not receiving AGTS information via email, please contact the Registrar’s Office with your current email address.  
  • See Geneva or Sarah.

Summer & Fall Registration

  • Plan to register during March 7-10 and 14-17.
  • Details available on the web and via email.
  • Be sure to meet with your advisor prior to registration.  
  • Faculty sign-up sheets available February 28.  

AGTS Rings & Graduation Announcements

  • To order a class ring, see Ray Reid in the AGTS Bookstore.
  • To order your graduation announcements, see display in the Registrar’s Office or call 1-800-854-7464.


Financial Aid News

Flo Byerly —

loans@agts.edu

or 268-1028

Deadline for Late Spring Loan

  • Deadline to secure a Stafford Loan for spring 2006—February 20
  • Forms available at www.agts.edu

Deadlines for Summer Loans

  • Priority Deadline—March 6
  • Final Deadline—March 20
  • If you received financial aid this semester, just complete a summer student loan data sheet.  
  • If you did not receive financial aid for spring 2006, the following documents (available in the Financial Aid Office or online at www.agts.edu) must be received by the deadline:
    • FAFSA (2005-06) must be completed/processed by Central Processor
    • Financial Aid application
    • Summer student loan data sheet
    • Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note, if not done previously (only one MPN is necessary while attending AGTS)
    • Work Study application, if interested.

How To Apply for 2005-06 Student Loans

  • Have on hand the following:
    • Social Security number
    • Driver’s license
    • Copy of 2004 income taxes
    • Your PIN number (to apply for a PIN number, go to www.pin.ed.gov)
  • Go online to www.FAFSA.ed.gov
    • Click on “Fill out a FAFSA” or “Fill out a Renewal FAFSA” (for students who borrowed in 2004-2005)
    • 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.)

Apply NOW for Fall Financial Aid

  • FAFSA 2006-07 available at www.fafsa.ed.gov
    • Deadlines for fall 2006:
    • Priority Deadline–March 31
    • Secondary Deadline–May 1
    • Final Deadline–July 14
  • In order to provide the best service for students who complete the process on time, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the above deadlines.  


Student Life

Lori Warning—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081

Spiritual Formation Requirement

  • New students need to make an appointment with Dr. Jay Taylor to fulfill the Spiritual Formation requirement.  
  • Second and third semester students who have not met with Jay Taylor, please schedule an appointment to review the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire.  
  • See Lori Warning to schedule an appointment or get a copy of the questionnaire—call 268-1081.   

The Forum

  • Dr. Ben Aker will be the spotlight professor on February 21, 6-8 p.m. in Student Lounge.
  • All students are invited to come meet Dr. Aker in this informal setting for a time of discussion and fellowship.   (Limit: 25 guests)
  • Sign-up sheet is available in the Student Lounge.   

Chili Cook-off/SAC Luncheon

  • Thursday, February 23—11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Great Hall
  • Bring your world-famous chili for the annual Chili Cook-off.  
  • If you intend to bring chili, please sign up in the Student Lounge.

Business Office News

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

Account Statements

  • Scholarships for the spring term will be posted to student accounts in January.
  • 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 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.

New Access Cards

  • Need your new access card? Please stop by the Business Office at your earliest convenience.
  • The new access card also serves as your student identification card.

 


Enrollment News

Jennifer Berry —info@agts.eduor 268-1031

February Enrollment Trips

  • February 5-7—National District Youth Directors Conference, Branson, Missouri
  • February 7—Lee’s University, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • February 10—Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida
  • February 15—Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida
  • Know someone interested in AGTS?   Contact a member of the enrollment team to arrange a personal visit while an AGTS representative is in their area.


Faculty News

Faculty Writing and Speaking

  • Dr. Byron Klaus wrote an article, “The Holy Spirit and Mission in Eschatological Perspective: A Pentecostal Viewpoint,” that was published in Pneuma 27:2:2005.
  • Dr. Roger Cotton wrote an article entitled, “The Pentecostal Answer to the 90-10 Dilemma from Numbers 11,” published in Enrichment , Winter 2006.
  • Dr. Gary McGee spoke on “The Contribution of Pentecostalism to Cross-Cultural Mission” on January 3, at the Study Seminars on World Mission Conference at Madison, Connecticut.
  • Dr. Warren Newberry attended a Leadership Forum of the Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut on December 2-4.
  • Dr. Stephen Lim spoke at a workshop at the National Evangelists Conference in Springfield, Missouri on the topic, “Optimum Strategies for Evangelistic Preaching and Outreach.” He also wrote articles for Today’s Pentecostal Evangel entitled,
    • Q&A:   Which Version of the Bible Should We Believe?” (1/8)
    • “A World of Choice” and “Q&A:   Why Did God Harden Pharaoh's Heart?” (1/15)    
 
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