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CommuniquÉ—April 2004
Volume XXVIII, Number 8
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Women’s Spring Brunch

  • Saturday, April 24, 9-11 a.m.
  • Special speaker:  Jemma Bradley
  • Location:  Klaus residence
  • No childcare will be available
  • Sign up with Norma Davies at the front desk

Good Friday Holiday

  • No Classes on Friday, April 9
  • Offices are also closed, in observance of Good Friday.

Work Study Job Opportunity

  • Work study positions available in the library at the end of the spring semester
  • To apply for these positions, contact Rick Oliver or Alaine Buchanan in the library.

Congratulations, Dr. Palm

  • Dr.Melody Palmtook and passed her state examinations and is now a licensed psychologist.
  • This marks a significant milestone in Dr. Palm’s life.  We are proud of her success and what it means for our counseling program.

2004-2005 SAC Officers

  • President—Jean-Claude (JC) Duncan
  • Vice President—Alaine Buchanan
  • Treasurer—Kevin O’Shell
  • Secretary—Molly Lawlor
  • Student Ministries Rep.—Taurina Weldon
  • Student Reps—Nathan Gonzalez & Myung Sook Kim
  • Congratulations to our new SAC team!


Academic News

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

Final Exams

Evaluation of Spring Classes

  • April 12-16, students can evaluate each of their spring resident classes

Comprehensive Examination Dates

  • Summer Session I — June 7
  • Summer Session II & Post session — July 6
  • Contact Norma Simmons for further details

Admissions, Records & Financial Aid News 

Sarah Clark—admissions@agts.eduor 268-1025
Debbie Bourland—

or 268-1028  


  • To register for summer or fall classes, contact the Records Office by Monday, May 3.

Leaving Springfield?

  • The Records Office needs your forwarding address, telephone and email.
  • Stop by the office, email, or use the address update form at

April Financial Aid Deadline

Summer Stafford Loans Available

  • There is still time to apply for a student loan for this summer.
  • The final deadline for completing the process is April 2.
  • If you need FA and are only taking 3 hours this summer, contact the FA Office.

Financial Aid Exit Interviews

  • Students who are graduating or not planning to return are required by the U.S. Department of Education to complete a Financial Aid Exit Interview.
  • Select one of the following dates to attend:
    • Wednesday, April 7, 1:30 p.m. Room 229
    • Thursday, April 8, 1:30 p.m. Room 229

Business Office News

Jeff Dorn— or 268-1035

Fall Tuition

  • The AGTS Board of Directors met recently and approved a 6% tuition increase, effective the fall 2004 term.  The new hourly, masters-level tuition rate for the fall is set at $335 per credit hour and $84 per audit hour.
  • A recent study shows that the current average educational cost at AGTS is $12,101 per student per year.  Tuition and fees cover $8,147 or 67% of this amount, and the remainder is funded by a grant from the General Council of the Assemblies of God (20%) and the contributions of churches, districts and individuals.

Student Life

Cristy Neuman—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081
Peter Dell—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1093

Spiritual Formation Appointments

  • All spiritual formation appointments must be completed with Jay Taylor by Thursday, April 8.  
  • If you do not make your appointment it could affect your summer and fall 2004 registration.

Day Light Savings Time

  • Begins Sunday, April 4
  • Spring your clock forward 1 hour when you go to bed Saturday, April 3.

Library Hours

Good Friday/Easter Weekend

  • Friday — 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday — 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Special hours for April 23-May 2

  • Monday-Friday — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday — Closed
  • Regular hours will resume on Monday, May 3, with the start of the first summer session classes.

Enrollment/Recruitment News

Karen Partain—info@agts.eduor 268-1031

Mario Guerreiro trips

  • April 7-9 — Life Pacific, LABI and Vanguard in California
  • April 12-14 — Southern California District Council
  • April 23-25 — ATS Span in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jason Bowman Travel Itinerary

  • April 20-21 — Southern Missouri District Council
  • April 26-27 — Kansas District Council

Faculty News

Barbara Cavaness

  • Her new book, God’s Women-Then and Now, was released at the Conference for Women in Ministry, March 10-12, published by Grace & Truth.
  • This book is based on Barbara Cavaness’ course on the "Theology of Women in Ministry" and on Deborah Gill’s presentations on the subject.

Roger Cotton

  • Taught on Deuteronomy at Evangel Temple, Springfield, Missouri, for three Wednesday evenings.

Gary B. McGee

  • Had two articles published:  “True or False?” Ministries Today, March/April 2004, pp. 30-32, 37 and “A Dose of Truth,” Ministries Today, March/April 2004, p. 32.
  • Article entitled “Assemblies of God” was just published in Encyclopedia of Protestantism, edited by H.J. Hillerbrand (New York:  Routledge, 2004).

Warren Newberry

  • Did deputational ministry in West Texas over spring break

Joe Castleberry

  • Participated in the "Pentecostal Preachers Week," Springfield, Missouri
  • Served on a panel that discussed spiritual gifts in postmodernity and presented a summary of his chapter published in the conference book, Pentecostal Gifts in a Postmodern Age.
  • Read a paper at the Society for Pentecostal Studies in Milwaukee, Wisconsin entitled “Globalization, Pan-Ethnic Diaspora, and Hybridized People Groups:  Essential Concepts for Post-September 11 Pentecostal Missiology.”

Earl CrepsandStephen Lim

  • Presented papers at SPS.

Chapel Schedule





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