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CommuniquÉ—November 2006
News and Information for the AGTS Community

AGTS Community Christmas Party

  • Saturday, December 2
  • 6-8 p.m. at Evangel University Cafeteria
  • Plan to join friends, faculty and staff for a wonderful Christmas celebration.

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • November 5—Missions Convention, Visalia AG, Visalia, California
  • November 11-12—Board of Directors meeting for WorldServe, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • November 13-14—speaking at Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, Tennessee

Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Thanksgiving Holiday—November 23-24
  • Please open your home and make this a special season for the people of our community.
  • If you do not have a place to go for Thanksgiving, please contact Treasa in the Student Services Office at 268-1081. 

Soul Quest Spiritual Retreat

  • Each semester, the Student Services and Spiritual Formation Office offer students the opportunity for a time of personal and spiritual reflection and a restful retreat from their studies. 
  • November 17-18—unique opportunity    to enjoy spiritual refreshment with the Trappist monks in Ava.
  • Cost: $25 per person
  • Space is limited to 8 participants so sign up now in the Student Services Office or call Treasa at 268-1081 for more information.

AGTS Incredible Pizza Night

  • Thursday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m.
  • All students, faculty and staff and their families are invited to join in an evening of fun and fellowship as a Community! There is no cost for AGTS community members to attend this event.  The evening includes an unlimited pizza buffet and drinks.  Each participant will also receive a $5 game card to enjoy.

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Academic News

Jan Maempa— or 268-1014
Norma Simmons— or 268-1070

Last Reminder for Fall Graduates

  • Monday, November 6
  • Comprehensive examination date and deadline for the analytical reflections paper.

Summer 2007 Cross-Cultural Ministry Practicums

  • Domestic or foreign setting IM practicums should be approved before Tuesday, November 14.
  • Schedule an interview with Dr. Warren Newberry.

Thanksgiving Library Hours

  • The library hours over the extended Thanksgiving weekend will be as follows:
    • Wed., Nov. 22                           8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    • Thurs., Nov. 23                        Closed
    • Fri-Sat., Nov. 24-25               10:00 a.m.- 6 p.m.
    • Sun., Nov. 26                           Closed

2006 Hogan Lectures

  • Dr. Johnson will present two additional lectures during the fall semester:
    • November 1—2:00-3:45 p.m.
    • November 29—2:00-3:45 p.m.

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Registrar’s News

Sarah Clark— or 268-1025

Spring Registration

  • November 7-10
  • Check your email the week of  October 30-November 3 for details.
  • Sign up to see faculty advisor.
  • On October 30, appointment sheets will be posted on office doors.

Student Records

Register to Graduate in May 2007

  • If you plan to complete all your degree requirements between now and August 2007, please register to graduate in the Registrar’s Office now as the deadline has passed.

Student Portal Reminder

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Financial Aid News

Flo Byerly— or 268-1028

Deadlines for Spring 2007 Loans

  • November 3—Priority consideration deadline
  • November 21—Final Deadline for non-priority service
  • The following documents must be received in the FA Office in order to receive financial aid (pertains to new students or students who did not receive aid this Fall):
  • If you have further questions, please see Flo Byerly in the Financial Aid office or call her at 268-1028 or contact her by email at

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Business Office News

Jeff Dorn— or 268-1035

Deferred Payment Dates

  • The third deferred payment for the fall term is due November 15.
  • In order to avoid late charges, payments must be made on or before that date.

Spring 2006 Scholarships

  • The Scholarship Committee met in October to determine scholarship awards for the spring term.
  • Notifications of the committee’s action will be  placed in student mailboxes.
  • Application for fall awards will be available in the Business Office in January. 

Thanksgiving Weekend Building Hours

  • Please note the building hours during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend
    • Wednesday, November 22—7 a.m.-7
    • Thursday, November 23—Closed
    • Friday, November 24—10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Sunday, November 26—Closed
  • Regular building hours will resume on Monday, November 27.

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Enrollment Office News

Jennifer Berry— or 268-1031

Mario Guerreiro’s Travel

  • Mario will be in California recruiting at the following schools:
    • November 1—Life Pacific College
    • November 3—Westmont College
    • November 6—Vanguard University
    • November 7—California Baptist University
    • November 8—Azusa Pacific University
    • November 9—Biola University
    • November 19—Point Loma University

Word of Mouth Referrals

  • If you have any 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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Student Life

Treasa Edmond— or 268-1081

Spiritual Formation Appointments

  • All Spiritual Formation appointments with Dr. Jay Taylor need to be completed by December 8.
  • Call Treasa at 268-1081 or stop by the Student Services Office to make your appointment.

SAC Lunch

  • Monday, November 20 from 11:45 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. 
  • Don’t miss this opportunity for some fun, fellowship and a great sub sandwich meal.

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Mary Miramonti— or 268-1012

Development Trips

  • Paul Martinez traveled to Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island to meet with alumni and pastors.
  • Paul Martinez and Al Palm traveled to Sacramento, California and Bethany University to meet with alumni and pastors in the area and to participate in Earl Creps’ Off-Road Disciplines Seminar.

Phonathon Update

Commitments have exceeded our goal of $25,000!  As of mid-October, our alumni had committed $26,150 and this figure continues to rise as new commitments are still being made. 

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Faculty News

Cheryl Taylor

    • September 22—Taught a workshop at the National Women’s Conference, The Gathering, in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Sept 9-11—Was the keynote speaker for a women’s conference for the Northwest Ministry Network.  The conference was held in Canon Beach, Oregon and 225 women attended.

Roger Cotton

  • Honored by the mayor of Springfield for completing 6 years (two terms) on the volunteer citizens Environmental Advisory Board for Springfield and Greene County.

Debbie Gill

  • April 25-May 2—presented two   sessions at Hawaii District Council
  • May 14—spoke to the women at the National Chaplains Conference
  • August 25-27—speaker for North Dakota Keen Kamp
  • September 29-October 1—Women’s retreat and Sunday service speaker at Promise International Fellowship, New York City
  • Wrote  “Called Alongside:  The Roles of the Paraclete in Discipleship,” in Enrichment Journal, Fall 2006, 116-119.  Focusing on the verb parakaleo, the article spotlights insights into what the Holy Spirit is called alongside to do in the life of a Christ follower.

Joe Castleberry

  • Wrote, New Testament Greek II, An Independent Study Textbook  published October 2006 by Global University Press.  It is the second volume of Dr. Castleberry’s introductory Greek grammar.

Updated: Friday, June 16, 2006 10:22 AM

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