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CommuniquÉ—March 2005
News and Information for the AGTS Community
Volume XXVIII, Number 7

Seminary Day

  • Friday, March 18
  • Prospective students can register online at
  • Activities begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Great Hall.
  • For more information, contact the Enrollment Office.

Final Exams Week

  • April 18-22
  • Schedule is posted on the web at

Where in the world is Dr. Klaus?

  • March 10-12—Society for Pentecostal Studies, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • March 13—Living Hope AG, Forest Hill, Maryland
  • March 16-17—Child Hope Network board meeting, Springfield, Missouri
  • March 28-30—Speaking at Tennessee Assemblies of God District Council, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Spiritual Retreat

  • Retreat to the trappist monastery in Ava, Missouri has been rescheduled for April 8 & 9.  
  • If you are interested in attending this retreat, see Amy Turnage in the Student Services Office.

Outstanding Summer Class

  • Vitally important topic: Conduct Worthy of Gospel: Spiritual Ethics in Postmodern Society
  • Taught by Dr. Murray Dempster, president of Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California
  • Module class—June 27-July 1

Spring Break

  • Monday, February 28—Friday, March 4

Wireless Coverage

  • SAC has completed wireless coverage to previously uncovered areas of the building.
  • Students may now print to a SAC provided high-speed wireless printer. Information regarding printer accessibility is available at the library circulation desk.

Academic News

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

Reminder for Spring Graduates

  • Comprehensive examinations and the deadline for submitting analytical reflection papers is Monday, March 14.  
  • Guidelines available at
  • Contact Norma Simmons if you have any questions.


Business Office News

Jeff Dorn— or 268-1035

March Deferred Payment

  • The third deferred payment for the spring term is due by March 15.
  • Past due accounts will be assessed a $25 late payment fee.

Building Hours for Easter Weekend

  • Administrative offices will be closed on Good Friday, March 25.
  • The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Please note the building hours during the holiday weekend:
    • Friday, March 25–10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 26–10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Sunday, March 27–Closed
  • Regular building hours will resume on Monday, March 28.

Records & Financial Aid News

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

or 268-1028

Summer/Fall Registration

  • Plan to register for summer and/or fall classes as soon as possible.
  • See for further details.

Spring Grades

  • The spring semester ends on Friday, April 22
  • Grades will be available in student mailboxes on May 6.

To Apply for Summer Financial Aid

  • If you received financial aid this semester, just complete a summer student loan data sheet.
  • If not, the following documents are available in the Financial Aid Office or online at and must be received by the deadline.
    • FAFSA (2004-2005) must be completed/processed by Central Processor
    • Financial Aid Application and Certification Statement Sheet
    • Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (only one MPN while attending AGTS is required)
    • Work Study application, if interested
  • Final Deadline—March 14

Apply Now for Fall Financial Aid

  • The 2005-2006 FAFSA is available at
    • Click on “Fill out a FAFSA or “Fill out a Renewal FAFSA (for students who borrowed in 2004-2005).
    • After completing the FAFSA, submit your request with your PIN number.  
    • Submit completed AGTS Financial Aid Forms (pick up in Financial Aid Office).
  • Deadlines for Fall Financial Aid
    • Priority Deadline—March 31
    • Secondary Deadline—April 30
    • Final Deadline —July 15
    • Please note that in order to provide the best service for students who complete the process on time, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the above deadlines

Student Life

Amy Turnage—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081
Julie McDonald—268-1093

Library Update

  • AGTS students, faculty, and staff can now request books online from any libraries that are     members of the SWAN Cluster in the MOBIUS Consortium (this includes SMSU, Drury, BBC, and Forest).  
  • Books requested online from SWAN libraries will be shipped to the AGTS library and may be picked up from and returned to the AGTS Library Circulation Desk.
  • For more information on SWAN and a list of SWAN libraries, please visit the Library Handbook on the AGTS Library Website at and select “Introduction to MOBIUS and SWAN” from the contents.  
  • For instructions concerning how to place requests online, select “Requesting Books through SWAN” from the handbook contents.

SAC International Gathering

  • Special gathering for international students will be held on April 2.
  • Event details will be distributed to international students.  

SAC Election

  • Elections will occur in March.  
  • Voting information will be posted outside the Chapel.

Faculty News

  • Samaritan’s Purse received approval from USAID for their $11,000,000 AIDS youth education program for four nations of Southern Africa. Kerus Global Publishing was appointed to create the training programs. In January, Dr. Mostert met with the writing team in Virginia Beach, Virginia to serve as a consultant for this project.


  • Dr. James Hernando, “The Church as a Transformational Agent in Society: The Parable of the Good Samaritan,” published in Encounter Journal , Spring 2005.
  • The following faculty had articles published in the Spring 2005 issue of Enrichment Journal
    • Dr. James Hernando, “Dealing with Conflict and Criticism–Lessons from the Apostle Paul.”
    • Dr. Lori O’Dea, “When Cultures Clash: Resolving Conflict Between Moderns and Postmoderns.”
    • Dr. Joseph Castleberry, “Worship and the Brain: Physical Dimensions of the Worship Wars.”

Enrollment/Recruitment News

Enrollment Trips

  • Mario Guerreiro will be on the road:
    • March 22—Latin American Bible Institute
    • March 23—Vanguard University
    • March 24—Life Pacific
    • March 28-30—Southern California District Council

NCCAA National Basketball Tourney

  • Jason Bowman will be recruiting students during the NCCAA National Basketball Tournament to be held at CBC on March 3-5.


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