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CommuniquÉ—May 2008
News and Information for the AGTS Community



Congratulations to Dr. McGee!

  • In March, Dr. McGee received the Society for Pentecostal Study’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished accomplishments inPentecostal scholarship—SPS Meeting at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • May 5-9—CINCEL, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • May 31—Commencement Speaker, Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • June 4-6—William Seymour Institute Event at Embassy Center Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • June 21-23—ATS Biennial Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

Communities of the Faith Display

  • View the Communities of the Faith display near the Great Hall. We are thankful to these churches that have contributed to significant scholarship endowments for AGTS students.

AGTS Library is Hiring!

  • The library is currently hiring for circulation clerk.
  • Please contact Rick Oliver (268-1059) or Christa Teachout (268-1063) in the Library today if interested.

Seminary Receives Grant

  • The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary recently received a $30,000 planning grant
    from the Kern Family Foundation in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This grant is part of a new matching
    grants initiative by the Kern Family Foundation entitled, “Leading Through Change: Innovation In Theological Schools.” The purpose of the initiative is to strengthen Evangelical seminaries accredited by the Association of Theological Schools through fresh thinking about how theological teaching, learning, research, governance and administration are done. AGTS is one of 10 seminaries selected to receive this grant. In 2009, the Kern Family Foundation will select up to five participating seminaries to receive matching grants up to $500,000.

Summer Chapel Schedule

  • May
    • May 7—10:50-12:00 p.m.
    • May 14—10:50-12:00 p.m.
    • May 21—9:50-11:00 a.m.
  • June
    • June 11—9:50-11:00 a.m.
    • June 18—10:50-12:00 p.m.
  • July
    • July 9—9:50-11:00 a.m.

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Academic News

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

Attention Summer Graduates

  • Dates for comprehensive exams/deadlines for analytical reflection papers
    • Summer Session I—June 2
    • Summer Session II & Post Session—July 8
  • Contact Norma Simmons at 268-1070 further details.

Syllabi

  • Officially approved summer syllabi can be found on the AGTS website at www.agts.edu.
  • Paper copies of syllabi will not be distributed in class.

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Registrar’s News

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

You’ve Got Mail!

  • Check your email account periodically for special announcements, registration updates, etc.
  • If your email address changes, contact the registrar’s office— sclark@agts.edu—or notify via AGTS Student Portal (www.agts.edu/estudent).

Summer Registration

  • It is not too late to consider taking a summer class.
    · Contact the Registrar’s Office for further
    information
    · Summer Sessions
    * First summer session…………………..May 5
    * Second summer session……………...June 2
    * Post summer session…………………June 30
    Grade Changes
    · Questions regarding grade changes?
    · You can now view these changes via the AGTS
    Student Portal (www.agts.edu/estudent).

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Financial Aid News

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

Financial Aid Deadline

  • The secondary deadline for fall/spring federal financial aid is May 5. 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 must be electronicallysubmitted and processed by May 5 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 7.
    • 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 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 9, 1:30 p.m., Room 226
    • Thursday, April 10, 1:30 p.m., Room 226

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Business Office News

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

2007-2008 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 2008 is $479 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.

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Institutional and Alumni Relations

Deborah Fegler—alumni@agts.edu or 268-1022

Seminary Receives Grant

  • AGTS just received a $21,180 grant from The Chatlos Foundation, Inc, in Longwood, Florida, for missionary scholarships for the Doctor of Missiology program.

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Student Life

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

Work-Study Positions Available

  • Work-Study positions will become available for the AGTS Library in April, with additional positions available over the summer.
  • See Rick Oliver or Christa Teachout for further information.

Library Hours for April 25–May 4

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

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Enrollment Office

Alison Young —info@agts.edu or 268-1031

Word of Mouth Referrals

  • 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.

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Faculty News

  • Dr. Mark Hausfeld
    • February 5-6—met with students & spoke in chapel at Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA
    • February 8—spoke for Campus Missions Fellowship at CBC in Springfield, MO
    • February 9—Spoke on Islam in America at “The Breakfast Club of Springfield” in Springfield, MO
    • February 12—Third Hogan Lecture, “Islam in America: Reaching Muslims through the Local Church Part II” Springfield, MO
    • February 13—featured speaker for CBC’s Mission’s Festival Week, Springfield, MO
  • Dr. Johan Mostert
    • February 25-29—taught “Counseling Diverse Populations” in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Dr. DeLonn Rance
    • February 25-29—taught “Contextualized Theology” in San Jose, Costa Rica
    • March 8-9—Preached a missions convention at the AG church in Spearfish, South Dakota
    • March 12-15—Presented a paper entitled, “The Unique Contribution of Salvadorans in a Global Context” at the Society for Pentecostal Studies.
  • Dr. Melody Palm
    • January—she launched Still Waters Counseling (SWC), a Christian Counseling Center in Springfield, Missouri, in partnership with three other counselors.
    • She worked with Missouri Advocates for Mental Health; they are following mandated changes in health care and pending legislation in Missouri, concerning mental health coverage and how these will affect the treatment of the poor, elderly, and abused and neglected children.
  • Dr. Angela Reid
    • Wrote the feature article, “Emotional Health and Wellness,” in the February 2008 issue of Pentecostal Messenger.
  • Dr. Gary McGee
    • His book, Initial Evidence: Historical and Biblical Perspectives on the Pentecostal Doctrine of Spirit Baptism, with an addendum by Robert P. Menzies, was reprinted by Wipf & Stock.

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

 
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