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CommuniquÉ—April 2010
News and Information for the AGTS Community


AGTS Graduation Events

  • Doctor of Ministry Symposium
    • Friday, April 30, 1:00-2:30 p.m. AGTS Chapel
  • Commencement
    • Saturday, May 1, 10:00 a.m., Central Assembly

AGTS Golf Tournament

  • Thursday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at Deer Lake Golf Course in Springfield, Missouri
  • $75 per person or $300 per team
  • Special price for AGTS alumni or students: $65 per person
  • Special price for 2010 AGTS graduates: $55 per person
  • $85 per person for any registration received after April 21
  • Fun contests and great prizes!
  • All proceeds go to student scholarships.
  • Please contact Mary in the Development Office at development@agts.edu or 268-1012 for more details or go to www.agts.edu/golf to register online.

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • April 5-7—Southern California District Council, Anaheim, California
  • April 8-10—Empowered 21 Conference at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • April 24-27—Missions Convention at Northfield AG, Gering, Nebraska

Summer and Fall Courses!

  • Summer
    • Intercultural Urban Ministries with Dr. Mark Hausfeld, Chicago—May 17-23
    • The Theology and Practice of Spiritual Gifts with Dr. David Lim—June 14-18
    • Communicating Christian Faith in a Pluralistic Society with Dr. Stephen Lim—May 17-28
    • Leading Change and Revitalizing Ministries with Dr. Mario Guerrerio—June 28-July 9
  • Fall
    • Theology of Power in Ecclesial and Missional Structures with Hogan Professors, Anita and John Koeshall—September 17-18, October 15-16, November 12-13
    • Ministry in Trauma, Crisis, and Grief Contexts with Chaplain Manuel Cordero—October 18-22
  • 1-credit courses
    • Hospital Ministry with Chaplain Larry Cooper—September 10-11
    • Conflict Resolution in the Church with Dr. Cheryl Taylor—October 1-2

Good Friday

  • April 2--- No classes; offices are closed

Final Exam Week

  • April 19-23
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Academic News
Jan Maempa—dean@agts.edu or 268-1014
Norma Simmons—faculty@agts.edu or 268-1070

Reminder for Summer Graduates

  • Comprehensive examinations and the deadline for submitting analytical reflection papers for summer are:
  • Summer Session I .............................. June 1
  • Summer Session II & Post session…...July 6
  • Contact Faculty Secretary for further details.
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Geneva Heiskell—records@agts.edu or 268-1025
Sarah Clark—registrar@agts.edu or 268-1025

Registration

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

Leaving Springfield?

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

Financial Aid Deadline

  • The first deadline for fall/spring 2010/2011federal financial aid is April 23. Benefits of observing
    this deadline include:
    • Electronic FAFSA allows prompt
      consideration for loan
    • Priority consideration for Perkins loan
    • Federal Direct Student loan checks
      available first week of classes.
    • To qualify, the FAFSA must be
      electronically submitted and processed by
      April 23 by the Central Processor.
  • 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 16.
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office for more details—268-1028 or fbyerly@agts.edu.

Financial Aid Exit Interviews

  • The U.S. Department of Education requires all graduates or nonreturning students who received a
    Federal Direct Student Loan and/or a Federal Stafford Loan while at AGTS to attend a Financial Aid Exit Interview.
  • It is imperative that you select one of the sessions listed below and notify the Financial Aid Office so that your Exit forms will be ready.
    • Thursday, April 15, 11:30 a.m. Room 114
    • Thursday, April 15, 1:30 p.m., Room 114

Important Change Beginning Fall 2010

  • Due to Federal Government changes pertaining to Federal Financial Aid, hundreds of the Federal Stafford Loan lenders are no longer providing loans to students. Therefore, the Seminary decided to go 100% with the Federal Direct Student Loan. Many students are already Direct Loan borrowers, but if not, students will need to go to the Federal Direct Student Loan website (https://dlenote.ed.gov) and complete a new Master Promissory Note (MPN). Please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office should you have questions or need additional information.

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

2010-2011 Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition covers about 65% of the cost of education at AGTS.
  • The rest is funded by a grant from the General Council of the Assemblies of
    God and the contributions of churches, districts, and individuals.
  • The tuition rate effective fall 2010 is $508 per credit hour, a 3% increase over the current
    tuition rate.
  • Accounts paid in full on or before the first day of the semester are eligible for a 1% rebate on net tuition.
  • Net tuition is the full tuition charge less tuition discounts and institutional scholarships.

Financial Registration for Summer & Fall

  • If you have not yet completed financial registration for the fall or summer terms, please stop by the Business Office as soon as possible and sign your promissory note.
  • Registration for these terms is not complete until financial arrangements have been made
    with the Business Office.

Building Hours for Easter Weekend

  • The AGTS facility will be open the following times during the Easter weekend:
    • Friday, April 2—10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 3—10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Sunday, April 4—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 5.

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Student Life
Treasa Edmond—studentservices@agts.edu or 268-1081

Library Hours for Easter Weekend

  • Friday, April 2 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 3 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Library Hours for End of Spring Semester

  • The Library will operate according to the following schedule from Friday, April 23- Saturday, May 1.
    • Monday-Friday ...................... 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday ............... Closed
  • Regular hours will resume on Monday, May 3.

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Enrollment/Recruitment News
Linda Smith—info@agts.edu 268-1031

Enrollment Trips

  • April 8—Mario Guerreiro will be at Christian Life College in Chicago, Illinois
    April 10—Mario Guerreiro will be at the AG College Fair in Naperville, Illinois

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Faculty News

  • Dr. Roger Cotton
    • March 4-6—attended the annual meeting of the Society of Pentecostal Studies in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • March 21-22—attended the annual Central States Regional Meeting of the Society of
      Biblical Literature in St Louis
  • Dr. Mark Hausfeld
    • Interviewed for the Pentecostal Evangel in the February 21 issue about the purpose of Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples (Our purpose is to equip the Church to reach Muslims and to mobilize church planting teams among Muslim peoples.)
    • March 4-5—Taught a seminar on —Reaching
      Muslims through Shared Family Values at the BGMC Conference in St. Louis, Missouri
    • March 14—Spoke at the Missions Convention at First Assembly of God—York, Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Stephen Lim
    • March 1-5—taught D.Min. course,—Leading Missional Ministry, at Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore, India
    • March 7—preached at the baccalaureate service at Southern Asia Bible College
  • Dr. Lois Olena
    • March 4-6—attended the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, hosted at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Drs. Mostert, Palm, & Reid
    • March 10—attended an APA conference in Orlando, Florida to prepare for our application
      for a Psy.D. degree
  • Dr. Charlie Self
    • March 4-6—Responded to papers at the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Faculty Publications

  • Dr. Lois Olena
    • A Lively Heritage: Early Pentecost in Alabama. (The Story of Evangel University President Robert H. Spence's Pentecostal Heritage) AG Heritage. Vol. 30 (March 2010): 26-33.
  • Dr. Charlie Self
    • Easter Changes Everything. Pentecostal Evangel (March 28, 2010).

Updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 9:46 AM

 
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