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CommuniquÉ—January 2010
News and Information for the AGTS Community


2010 Spring Lecture

  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright
    • Dr. Wright heads the Theological Commission for the Lausanne Conference in 2010, where leaders will gather from around the world.
    • Lectureship dates: January 19-21
    • Chapel presentations:
      • Tuesday, January 19, 6:00 p.m.
      • Wednesday, January 20, 9:30 a.m.
      • Thursday, January 21, 2:00 p.m.
      • SAC sponsored luncheon and Q&A with Dr. Wright on January 20, 11:30 a.m.-­1:00 p.m.
  • See bulletin boards for details.

Spring Library Hours

  • Regular spring hours begin on Monday, January 4.
  • Mon.—Fri.: 9:00 a.m.—9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

  • Monday, January 18, AGTS classes and offices will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

Improve Your Writing!

  • Graduate work can be frustrating if your writing competency is not where it should be.
  • We recommend three options depending on the level of help you need.
    • Have a fellow student edit your written assignments and coach you on how to improve.
    • Enroll in the "Write Place" at Evangel University. See Jan Maempa in the AGTS Dean's Office.
    • You will receive one hour of one-to­one coaching for ten weeks (total of ten hours).
      • Cost: $150.00.
    • Enroll in THE 531 Theological Writing.Receive a total of 12 hours of classroom instruction and up to 24 hours of one-­to-­one coaching. One credit course at regular tuition rate.
    • (This does not fulfill any degree program or elective requirements.)

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • January 6-10—Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents meeting, Clearwater, Florida
  • January 11-13—Ministers Retreat at the Michigan District AG, Traverse City, Michigan
  • January 17-19—Participation at the Empowered 21 Scholars Forum at Vanguard University, Costa Mesa California,sponsored by Oral Roberts University.
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Academic News
Jan Maempa—dean@agts.edu or 268-1014
Norma Simmons—faculty@agts.edu or 268-1070

Student Appointments with Faculty

  • Sign up on the appointment forms posted by office doors.
  • If off campus, contact one of the faculty secretaries, Norma or Jill at 268-1070.
  • Email faculty by using their first initial and last name, as in this example: cself@agts.edu.

Counseling Practicum

  • If you will begin your first counseling practicum in Summer 2010, please make an appointment to meet with Dr. Reid in January.
  • Contact her at areid@agts.edu
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Registrar's News
Geneva Heiskell—records@agts.edu or 268-1025
Sarah Clark—registrar@agts.edu or 268-1025

Spring Course Changes

  • Tuesday, January 19 is the final deadline to make spring course changes. The tuition refund policy for spring courses dropped:
    • 90% January 5-­11
    • 80% January 12-­19
    • 70% January 20-­28
  • No refund after January 28.

Free Audit for Spouses

  • The spouse of a full-time student can audit on class this spring free of charge. Download the "Student Spouse Registration for Unofficial Audit" form and return to the Registrar's Office before January 19 (www.agts.edu)

Summer/Fall Pre-registration

  • Registration is Monday-­Friday, March 1-­5.
  • Summer graduates should plan to register early that week.

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

To apply for 2010—2011 Student Loans

  • Have on hand the following:  
    • Your Dept. of Ed. PIN Number  
    • Your Social Security Number 
    • Your driver's livense
    • A  copy of your 2009 Income T axes
  • Go online to www.FAFSA.ed.gov Click on: "Fill out a FAFSA"
    • After completing the FAFSA, submit your request with your Pin number.
    • (The Pin serves as an electronic signature and your FAFSA  will be sent to the Financial Aid Office)

Deadline for Late Spring Loans

  • 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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Linda Smith—info@agts.edu 268-1031

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

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

Deferred Payment Dates

  • Deferred payments for the spring semester are due on or before January 4, 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 2010

  • Scholarship applications for the fall semester are available in the Business Office in January.
  • The forms must be completed and submitted by 4:30 p.m.on January 29.
  • Awards will be determined by the Scholarship Committee and scholarship notifications made by
    March 1.

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

Winter Weather

  • In the rare 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.
  • The number to call at AGTS to check for delay or cancellation updates is 417-­268-­1051.

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 enter a 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 in the Student Services office.
  • Please contact Treasa in the Student Services Office to schedule an appointment or call 268-­1081.

Reminder...

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

Ladies Night Out

  • Friday, February 5, 7-­9 p.m. in the Great Hall
  • Ladies from the AGTS community are invited to attend an evening of fun and fellowship.
  • Childcare available by request.
  • Additional information will be sent by mail.

New Year's Day Holiday

  • AGTS will be closed on Friday, Janary 1 for New Year's Day.

Coffee Night

  • SAC is hosting coffee night for new and returning students.
  • Monday, January 4 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Rendezvous Coffee House, 320 W. Park Central West St.

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Faculty News

  • Stephen Lim
    • December 20—Spoke at a Christmas service at Full Life Christian Center in San Francisco
  • Angela Reid
    • Spoke to the Mothers of Preschoolers group (MOPS) at Ridgecrest Baptist Church on November 20. The topic was "Self-­Worth and the Image of God."
    • Coordinated the first Women in Mental Health Luncheon on November 10 for professionals in
      the Springfield area. Networking luncheons will be held monthly and will target AGTS Counseling alumni and female colleagues practicing in mental health.
    • Was nominated for inclusion in the annual publication Who's Who in America.

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Updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 9:47 AM

 
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