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CommuniquÉ—October 2001

Volume XXVI Number 2

Admissions, Records and Financial Aid | Business Office | Chapel Schedule | Continuing Education | Counseling Office | President | Public Relations | Student Life | Student Advisory Council |Vice President for Academic Affairs | Women's Fellowship Group

From the President's Office... (top)

Prez Release

If you would like to receive the Prez Release, monthly commentary from President Byron Klaus, via email, please visit the Prez Release Archives to sign up or read sample editions.

From the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs... (top)

Attention Fall Graduates

The comprehensive examination date and both the M.A.T.S. seminary-quality paper and the analytical reflections paper (see guidelines for analytical reflection paper,) deadline for fall graduates is Monday, November 5.

Spring Practicums

Students planning to do a practicum during the 2002 spring semester must schedule an approval interview with the appropriate practicum coordinator (see course offering schedule for coordinator) on October 2-5 or October 16-19. Pick up appropriate forms from the faculty secretary. Practicums will not otherwise be approved.

Counseling Practicums: Counseling practicum applicants must complete the required application, and present proof of malpractice insurance before approval.

Global Missions Track

Students interested in the possibility of studying in a domestic or foreign setting should contact Barbara Cavaness (417-268-1083) about the Global Missions Track.

Faculty News: AGTS Faculty Receive Awards at General Council

Barbara Cavaness was awarded a 25 Year Certificate for missionary service at School of Missions this past summer.

Gary McGee's article "Miracles and Mission Revisited" was published in The International Bulletin of Missionary Research, October 2001.

From the Office of Admissions, Records, and Financial Aid... (top)

Graduation Deadline

This is the final call to register if you plan to finish your degree requirements this fall or during the spring or summer 2002. Faculty approval is required for graduation, and to start that process you must register by October 1. Contact Sarah Clark in the Records Office (268-1025 or

To Apply for Late Loan

Late loans are currently being processed. If you have not yet filled out the financial aid paper work and want a Stafford Loan for fall 2001, please contact Marilyn Erickson in the Financial Aid Office immediately (268-1028 or

Important Deadline for Spring Loans

If you have not applied for financial assistance or completed the paperwork for 2001-02, and would like a Stafford Loan for spring, November 1 is the deadline for priority consideration. The final cut-off date to apply and have your check available in January is December 3. The following documents must be submitted and received by the Financial Aid Office before the deadline:

  • Free application for Federal Student Aid and processed by the Central Processor (
  • Financial Aid Application and Certifications Statement
  • Student Loan Data Sheet
  • Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note returned to the Financial Aid Office

For questions, forms, or further information contact Marilyn Erickson in the Financial Aid Office. (268-1028 or

Student Handbook

For information related to student life (e.g., privacy of student records, attendance policies and procedures, dress policies, etc.), see the Student Handbook, available electronically on the Student Life page. It is also available on any computer in the computer lab by doing the following:

  • Double click on the folder entitled Public Documents located on the desktop screen.
  • Double click on the document entitled Handbook.

From the Public Relations Office... (top)

Event Calendar and Chapel Schedule Online!
The new AGTS Community Calendar, located online at, contains AGTS community events, important deadlines, and the chapel schedule. Get to it by clicking on the little calendar image on the left sidebar of each page. You can browse through the current month or view previous and future months by clicking “Prev.” or “Next” at the bottom left of the calendar page.

From the Business Office... (top)

Spring Scholarship Form Available

Applications for spring 2001 scholarships are available in the Business Office or online. The deadline for filing is October 12. Award letters will be sent out by November 1. Your accounts must be current in order to be considered for an award.

Fall Scholarships

All scholarships for the fall term were posted to accounts on or before September 17. Please examine your next billing statement carefully and notify the Business Office of any errors or if an award you were expecting did not post to your account.

Deferred Payment Dates

The final deferred payment dates for the fall term are October 2 and November 6.

From the Counseling Office... (top)

Understanding and Ministering to the Needs of Victims of Terrorism: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma.
The AGTS Counseling Office will host a Mental Health Brown Bag Luncheon for pastors, counselors, chaplains, students and those interested in ministering to needs in the community. Bring your lunch and participate in this discussion with AGTS professor Mark Bradford in room 233, Wednesday, October 3, 12 p.m. For more information, contact Angie Reid (417-268-1085). The lecture is free.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Every year, millions of Americans are affected by both natural and human-caused disasters. Such stressors place survivors at risk of behavioral and emotional readjustment problems. PTSD is one of the enduring consequences of traumatic experiences. Such experiences are quite common and have been identified throughout recorded history.

Most disaster survivors only experience mild, normal stress reactions, and disaster experiences may even promote personal growth and strengthen relationships. However, as many as one in three disaster survivors experience some severe stress symptoms, which may lead to lasting PTSD, anxiety disorders, or depression.

Those who assist survivors of traumatic events often ask themselves such questions as, “What symptoms should I look for? What can I do to help?” and, “How should I answer the questions of children?” If you’ve asked yourself these and other questions, this discussion is for you.

From the Office of Continuing Education... (top)

Module Options
  • PCPM 632 "Test and Measurements" with Melody Palm, Oct. 8-12
  • BTHM 530 "Old Testament Theology" with Roger Cotton, Oct. 15-19
  • HOMM 531 "Methods of Biblical Preaching" with Richard Dresselhaus, Nov. 5-9
  • MHTM 534/HISM 548 "History of Jewish-Christian Relations" with Ray Gannon, Nov. 12-16

NOTE: All fall modules are Monday-Friday from 1-5 p.m./6-10 p.m. Syllabi available in the C.E. Office.

From the Office of Student Life... (top)

Free Evangel Football Game, October 20, 1:30 p.m.

On October 20, Evangel will host Avila College at Kennedy Stadium, 1:30 pm. They have invited AGTS students, faculty and staff and their families to attend free of charge. Your AGTS picture ID card will be your free ticket.

From the Women's Fellowship Group, Klasis... (top)

Fall Meeting: Brunch at the Klaus’ House

When: Saturday, October 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Where: 6527 N. Crystal Valley Lane. Go north on Glenstone, make a left on farm road 68, the second left is Crystal Valley. Turn into the third driveway on the right (approximately nine miles north of the seminary). Farm road 68 is 1.5 miles north of the flashing light/stop sign intersection at AA. If you get to WW or KK you have gone too far.

Childcare is not provided. Call Lois (833-6814) if you have any questions or need additional information. Please RSVP attendance only to Lois.

From Student Advisory Council... (top)

SAC Seeks to Serve You!

Please call (417-268-1066) or stop by the SAC office (Room 219) and visit anytime. SAC is here to serve you in a variety of ways that we pray will bless your over all seminary experience.

Benevolence Fund

If you know of a student or a student's family who is in need of some financial assistance, please contact Valerie Arguello, SAC president, or Ebby Anyamba, SAC treasurer.

Thank You!

SAC would like to thank all those students who helped during Student Orientation and the Fall Picnic. Your time, energy, and acts of service are greatly appreciated!

Student Chapel High-Lights
  • SAC President: On Thursday, October 4 our SAC President, Valerie Arguello will share a message during chapel entitled "You're Not Crazy, You're Called". The message is geared towards this year's SAC 2001-2002 theme: Vessels of Destiny.
  • SAC Secretary: Cheryl Adcock, our SAC Secretary will speak during chapel on Wednesday, October 17.
SAC Events for October

*Please check you mailbox for a complete description of the following events:

  • October 4 SAC Lunch (11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) & Dinner (6:00 p.m)
  • October 12 Parent's Night Out and Singles Potluck
  • October 27 AGTS Hayride
  • October 31 Brown Bag with Faculty
Take Five? Seek Him for Sixty?

Agree in prayer with other students for a few minutes or longer during these weekly times:

  • Monday evenings, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Prayer Chapel
  • Tuesday mornings, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Prayer Chapel
  • Friday afternoons, 2-3 p.m., Seymour Chapel

Ask and receive. God answers.

Student Ministries

SAC welcomes your faithful involvement in one of the following ministries (click on a ministry's name for more information about that ministry):

Chapel Schedule

Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:30 AM


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