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CommuniquÉ—October 2005
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Inaugural Lecture

  • Wednesday, October 12, 9:00-10:15 a.m., in the William Seymour Chapel
  • Doug Oss will be installed as the first James River Professor of Expository Preaching.
  • Faculty and administration will be in full academic regalia.
  • Everyone is invited to a reception in the Great Hall, immediately following the service.

SAC Luncheon

  • What better way to de-stress during mid-term exams than to enjoy a SAC lunch?  
  • Students are invited to enjoy a relaxing SAC lunch on Tuesday, October 18, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Great Hall.

Third Annual Alumni Phonathon

  • Thank you to all our student callers and AGTS community who helped to make this year’s phonathon a huge success.

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • October 14-24—Leadership Conference Evangelical Theological Seminary, Jos, Nigeria
  • October 25-27—Lecture to the Pentecostal Faculty at Lutheran School of Theology, Oslo, Norway
  • November 12-14—Missions convention speaker in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.


The following AGTS members received recognition from the AG Commission on Christian Higher Education for outstanding service:

  • Dorothea J. Lotter (33 years) Omicron Pi Administrator Award—recognizes committed service for 20-30 years as an administrator
  • James H. Railey (26 years) Delta Sigma Educator Award—recognizes faculty members who have distinguished themselves by faithful, committed service for 25-35 years as educators
  • William W. Menzies , Delta Alpha Distinguished Educator Award—recognizes professors who have distinguished themselves by consistent excellence in teaching and have made an outstanding contribution and lifetime commitment to Christian higher education in the Assemblies of God.

The Forum

  • Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge
  • Special guest will be Dr. Roger Cotton and his wife, Bonnie.  
  • Students will be given the opportunity to interact with Dr. Cotton and his wife. Students can ask them questions about their life, family, ministry and understanding of the Old Testament.

Academic News

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

Attention Fall Graduates

  • Monday, November 7
  • Comprehensive examination date
  • Deadline for analytical reflection paper

Spring 2005 Practicums

  • Students must apply and register for class credit BEFORE doing a practicum; credit will no longer be given for those requesting credit after completing a practicum.
  • Schedule interview with practicum coordinator—October 11-14
  • 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.

Library Orientation Sessions

  • Library orientation sessions will introduce students to new services available through MOBIUS.
  • Topics to be addressed: making online requests for books from local libraries and other MOBIUS libraries, searching the online catalogs, MOBIUS borrowing policies, etc.
  • Various sessions available during October. Please sign up on the sheets posted on Rick Oliver’s door in the Library.
  • Sessions will be limited to 8-9 people.

Student Life

Cristy Neuman—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081

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 Cristy Neuman to schedule this 30 minute appointment with Dr. Taylor. Pick up the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire from Cristy Neuman.
  • If you are a new student and have not made your 30-minute appointment with Dr. Taylor, please see Cristy Neuman to set up the appointment to go over your Christian Life Profile test.

Student Ministry Opportunities

  • Victory Mission Outreach —second Sunday of the month. For details, contact Brian Tung at
  • Downtown Springfield Street Evangelism —Kickoff meeting on October 7 at 6 p.m. in the Student Lounge. They will meet on the first Friday of each month. Contact Shawn and Valoreena Moir at 890-9290 or the SAC office for further details.

International Student Ministries Dinner

AGTS Women’s Coffee & Chocolate

  • Friday, November 11—7:00-9:00 p.m. in Room 116
  • All AGTS women are encouraged to attend an evening of encouragement, learning and laughter.  
  • Fabulous door prizes available—including an AGTS scholarship
  • RSVP by contacting Lois Klaus at or calling 833-6814.

Records & Financial Aid News

Sarah Clark–registrar@agts.eduor 268-1025
Flo Byerly —

or 268-1028

Register to Graduate in April 2006

  • If you plan to complete all your degree requirements between now and August 2006, please register to graduate in the Registrar’s Office by October 31.

Email Notifications

  • The Registrar’s Office routinely sends messages via email.
  • To ensure that you don’t miss any important notices and/or announcements, be sure to notify the office if your email address changes (

Important Deadline for Spring Loans

  • Priority consideration deadline: November 4
  • Final deadline: November 21
  • The following documents must be received in the Financial Aid Office by the deadline to receive Financial Aid:
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (
  • 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 Flo Byerly in the Financial Aid Office at 268-1028.

Late Fall Stafford Loan Applications

  • Deadline:   October 10
  • Complete the FAFSA online at
  • Turn in Financial Aid paperwork to the Financial Aid Office

Business Office News

Jeff Dorn— or 268-1035

Deferred Payments

  • The second deferred payment date is October 15.
  • Payments must be received on or before this date to avoid a $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 the 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
    • Selected to serve a three-year term on the Fuller Alumni/ae Council beginning September
    • Participated in the Missionary Rally at the Wisconsin/Northern Michigan Family Camp in July
    • Participated in the Accreditation Commission of the Asia Pacific Theological Association (APTA) meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—September 10-11
    • Moderated day sessions at the General Assembly of APTA—September 12-15
    • During General Council, she co-spoke with Deborah Gill at the Credentialed Women’s Lunch, sang in the Revivaltime re-enactment choir, and was interviewed during the AGTS Women of the Spirit meeting.
    • Taught course for the AG Bible College in Singapore, August 16-27.
  • Dr. Joseph Castleberry
    • Preached at State College Assembly of God in University Park, Pennsylvania on September 18.
  • Dr. Earl Creps
    • Presented a seminar on “Ministry in Emerging Culture” at the New Life Church (AG) in Springfield, Missouri on September 15
    • Spoke at Charlottesville AG (Virginia) on September 23-25.
  • Dr. DeLonn Rance
    • Was a speaker at the Summit meetings of all Assemblies of God national churches in Lima, Peru—September 12-15
    • Spoke for the National Missions Convention of the Assemblies of God in the Dominican Republic

Outstanding Research &Writing

  • Dr . Jim Hernando
    • Article: “Down But Not Out: Jehoshaphat Comes Full Circle,” published in Pentecostal Evangel , September 18, 2005.
  • Dr. Gary McGee
    • Book:   “Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance: An Independent Study Textbook,” just published by Global University. AGTS alumni Annette Newberry and Randy Hedlum were the lead writers.

Enrollment News

Jennifer Nieto— or 268-1031

Welcome, New Enrollment Employees!

  • Nathaniel Rhoads is our new recruiter. He graduated from Bethany College in May 2005.
  • Kim Mundt joins the enrollment office as part-time receptionist.

Mario Guerreiro’s Enrollment Trips

  • October 3—Valley Forge Christian College, Pennsylvania
  • October 5—Preaching at Zion Bible Institute, Rhode Island
  • October 10—Central Bible College, Missouri
  • October 13—College of the Ozarks, Missouri
  • October 18—Seminary Fair at Northwestern College, Minnesota
  • October 24—Latin American Bible Institute, Texas
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