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CommuniquÉ—October 2004
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Congratulations, Angela Reid!

Angela Reid officially completed her Psy.D. on August 31. Her graduation is October 16. Congratulations!

Post-traumatic Stress Disorders and Critical Incident Debriefing

  • October 18-19
  • Professors: Dr. Melody Palm and Dr. JoAnn Butrin
  • Location: HealthCare Ministries Facility
  • Learn key principles in assessing and assisting those who have experienced trauma or compassion fatigue while looking at cultural issues which impact the way trauma is processed.
  • For more information, contact Joy Shockley, HCM seminar coordinator, 866-6311.
  • Ask about special discount rates for AGTS students.
  • Credit available from AGTS, contact Vicki Jacobson, 268-1044

AGTS Yard Sale and 1st Annual Arts and Crafts Festival

  • Saturday, October 16, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • O’Reilly Gym at Division and Glenstone
  • Booth spaces are available to rent for $25, with proceeds benefiting the AGTS Student Scholarship Fund.
  • If you would like more information or would like to reserve a booth, please contact Vicki Jacobson at 268-1044.

AGTS Women’s Fellowship

  • Game Night
  • Friday, October 29, 7-9 p.m.
  • Enjoy playing game, eating popcorn and desserts, and winning prizes.
  • Childcare provided
  • All women connected to AGTS as a student, faculty member, students’ wife, or staff member are encouraged to attend this time of fellowship.

Wireless Connection

  • We are pleased to announce that wireless connection is now available throughout the entire second floor of the library.

New Library Hours

  • Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-10:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Closed

Any exceptions to this schedule will be posted in advance.

Critical Incident Stress Management Seminar Certification

  • October 29, 2-10 p.m.
  • October 30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • May be taken for one credit hour or for certification
  • Seminar cost: $75
  • To sign up, contact Vicki Jacobson in the Continuing Education Office at 268-1044.
  • Sign up early, as space is limited.

Academic News

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

Attention Fall Graduates

  • Monday, November 1
    • Comprehensive examination date
    • Deadline for analytical reflections paper

Spring 2005 Practicums

  • Student must apply and register for class credit BEFORE doing a practicum; credit will no longer be given for those requesting credit after completing practicum.
  • Schedule interview with practicum coordinator
    • September 28-October 1
    • October 12-14
  • Pick up practicum form from Norma Simmons, faculty secretary
  • Counseling practicum applicants must complete the required application and present proof of malpractice insurance before approval.

Summer 2005 Cross-Cultural Ministry Practicums

  • Domestic or foreign CCM practicums should be approved before Monday, November 15.
  • Schedule an interview with Dr. Barbara Cavaness

EBSCO and eHRAF Passwords

Student Life
Amy Turnage—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081

Editors Wanted

  • If you are a returning student and are interested in editing papers during the 2004/2005 school year, please contact Amy Turnage in the Student Services Office.
  • You must either have been an English major or received A’s in English grammar and be knowledgeable in the Turabian writing style.

Mabee Student Fitness Center

  • If you are interested in using the Mabee Student Fitness Center at Evangel University, please stop by the Student Services office to pick up a brochure.

Spiritual Formation Requirement

  • If you are a returning student and did not meet with Dr. Jay Taylor last semester to go over your Christian Life Profile test or the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire, please contact Amy Turnage to schedule this 30 minute appointment with Dr. Taylor.
  • If you are a new student and have not made your 30-minute appointment with Dr. Taylor, please see Amy Turnage to set up the appointment to go over your Christian Life Profile test.

Records & Financial Aid News

Sarah Clark—268-1025
Debbie Bourland—

or 268-1028

Register to Graduate in April 2005

  • If you plan to complete all your degree requirement between now and August 2005, please register to graduate in the Registrar’s Office by October 29.

Email Notifications

  • The Registrar’s Office routinely sends messages via email.
  • If you want to receive information via email, send your email address to

Important Deadline for Spring Loans

  • Priority consideration deadline: November 1
  • Final deadline: November 22
  • The following documents must be received in the Financial Aid Office by the deadline:
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid and processed by the Central Processor
    • Financial Aid Application/Student Loan Data Sheet
    • Certification Statement Sheet
    • Federal Stafford loan Master Promissory Note (new students only)
  • If you have further questions, please contact Debbie Bourland in the Financial Aid Office at 268-1028 or


Late Loan Applications

  • Fall Stafford Loans 2004 Deadline: October 11
  • Complete the FAFSA online at
  • Turn in financial aid paperwork in the Financial Aid Office.

Business Office News

Jeff Dorn— or 268-1035

Scholarships for Spring 2005

  • Applications for spring 2005 scholarships are available in the Business Office.
  • Application deadline is Friday, October 8, 4:30 p.m.
  • Award notifications will be sent out by October 31.

Deferred Payments

  • The second deferred payment date is October 15.
  • Payments must be received on or before this date to avoid $25 monthly late fee.

Billing Statements

  • Scholarships and tuition discounts for the fall term posted to student accounts in mid-September.
  • Please review your next billing statement carefully.
  • If you are expecting an award for the fall and it does not appear on your statement or if the amount shown seems incorrect, please contact the Business Office as soon as possible.


  • Students and staff may park vehicles on the north, south and west parking lots of the main seminary building or on the paved portions of O'Reilly gym.
  • Please do not park on the grass or in visitor spaces.
  • Violators are subject to a $10 parking fine.

Faculty News

Ministry by Faculty

  • Dr. Barbara Cavaness
    • Taught an extension course at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in Myanmar, August 2-13.
    • Taught course for the AG Bible College in Singapore, August 16-27.
  • Dr. Melody Palm and Dr. JoAnn Butrin
    • Will team teach Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and Critical Incident Debriefing,October 18-19.
  • Dr. Ben Aker
    • Taught “A Biblical Theology of Signs and Wonders” at Asia Theological Center for Evangelism and Missions.
    • Taught “Spiritual Gifts” in World Revival School of Ministry, Kansas City, August 23-27.
    • Preached at the Wilderness Church in Silver Dollar City, May 16 and August 29.
  • Dr. Lori O’Dea
    • Spoke at National WM Leaders Seminar in Springfield, Missouri, August 8.
    • Presented two workshops at Latin American/Caribbean Women in Ministry Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, September 15-18.

Outstanding Research & Writing

  • Dr. Ben Aker
    • “Resources for Pentecostal Preachers” in Encounter, August 2004.
  • Dr. Roger Cotton
    • Chapter entitled, “God Reveals Himself to His People” (on the laws of Exodus and Leviticus) in They Spoke From God, edited by William C. Williams, Logion Press/GPH, Spring 2004.
  • Dr. Steve Lim
    • “Ningun Sacrificio, Ninguna Ganancia” (“No Pain, No Gain”) El Embajador, Fall 2004, Vida NuevAGospel Publishing House.
  • Dr. Lori O’Dea
    • An article, “Bible Studies for Today’s Pentecostal Women,” in Unlimited (Book One) a Bible study series produced by the National Women’s Ministries Department, GPH, August 2004.

Enrollment News

Karen Partain —info@agts.eduor 268-1031

New Student Award

  • Through a “referral” drawing, Christy Hunt was awarded a $2000 scholarship.
  • A $1000 Scholarship was awarded to Jennifer Nieto during the AG basketball tournament half-time competition, “Buckets for Bucks.”

Enrollment Trips

  • Mario Guerreiro will visit Southwestern University in Texas on October 6.
  • Jason Bowman will be at Bethany Bible College in California speaking in chapel on October 6.
  • Amanda Bullock will be at College of the Ozarks in Missouri on October 7.
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