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Urban Setting

  • MCSE 639--Intercultural Urban Ministries: June 6-10 in Chicago with Dr. Mark Hausfeld


  • BAR 630--Biblical Aramaic: July 5-29, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

 Love in Hebrew

  • Hebrew IA and IB will be offered this summer and will not be offered again until summer 2012.


  • Engaging IslaMosquem--July 5-9 with Dr. Mark Hausfeld


  • Folk Islam & Power Encounter--July 11-15 with Rev. Harry Morin 


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Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?
Klaus in Great Hall with fade
  • March 10-12: Society of Pentecostal Studies, Memphis, Tennessee


  • March 14-16: HLC and ATS accreditation visit to AGTS


  • March 23-24:  Task Force for Springfield schools consolidation


  • March 30-April 1: Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida 

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Each One Pray One


  • Monday and Tuesday, March 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • We anticipate every membPraying peopleer of the AGTS Community (students, staff, faculty, administration) to commit at least one hour to call and pray for AGTS alumni, their families, and their ministries.
  • Your participation can make a difference in someone's life.
  • Please contact Mary in the Development Office to sign up or call her at 268-1012 or sign up online:  
  • Reserve your space today!

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AGTS Golf Tournament
  • Thursday, April 28 at 10 a.m. at Deer Lake Golf Course in Springfield, Missouri
  • $75 per person or $300 per tGolf Balleam
  • Special price for AGTS alumni or students: $65 per person
  • Special price for 2011 AGTS graduates: $55 per person
  • $85 per person for any registration received after April 21
  • Fun contests and great prizes!
  • All proceeds go to student scholarships.
  • Please contact Mary in the Development Office at or 268-1012 for more details or go to to register online.

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SAC Lunch 
  • Date: Tuesday, March 15
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. til 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: AGTS Great HallPeople eating
  • Enjoy a delicious meal from McAlister's Deli as you spend quality time with other people in the AGTS community. 
  • RSVP required --sign-up sheet is located in the Student Lounge

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Call for Comments on
Accreditation Self-Study


  • AGTS has been accredited with The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United ATS LogoStates and Canada since 1992 and The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is a member of the North Central Association, the regional accrediting agency of the North Central states, since 1978. The seminary was last awarded accreditation in 2001. 
  • In order to complete the 10-year reaccreditation process, AGTS has created an in-depth self-study and has produced a written report that illustrates how the seminary meets the standards of ATSNCA logo and the criterion of HCL.
  • On March 14-16, 2011, the school will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit by a team made up of representatives from each of these accrediting agencies. This team will gather evidence to determine that the self-study report is accurate and thorough.
  • We invite you to review the Self-Study Report and to comment on the report and/or AGTS to either ATS or HLC by going to
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  • Academic News

    Reminder for Spring GraduatesGraduation cap and books


    Final Exams WeekExam time


    Monday-Friday, April 18-22

    Mark your calendar!






    Society for Pentecostal Studies

    • The following people will attend the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, March 10-12, Memphis, Tennessee:
      • Byron Klaus
      • Jim Hernando
      • Anita Koeshall (presenter)
      • Lois Olena
      • Jim Railey
      • Charles Self
      • DeLonn Rance (Missions Interest Group Leader)
      • Valerie Rance (presenter)
      • Warren Newberry
      • Annette Newberry
    Registrar's News

    Register Now

    Summer & Fall Registration
    • Final DeadlineFebruary 28-March 4
    • Check Student Portal News for details (
    • Schedule appointment with faculty adviser beginning February 17.
    • Summer graduates should plan to register early that week.

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    Address/Email UpdatesE-mail


    • Be sure to check your email account(s) regularly to ensure that you are receiving ALL notifications from AGTS. 

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    Business Office News 


    Deferred Payment Dates

    • Paid StampDeferred payments for the spring semester are due on or before March 15.
    • Payments must be received in the Business Office on or before this date in order to avoid the $25 per month late fee.


    Daylight Savings TimeClock one hour ahead

    • Daylight Savings Time begins on March 13 
    • Make sure you move your clocks one hour ahead.

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    Financial Aid News


    To Apply for 2011-12 Student Loans 

    •  Have on hand the following:
      • Your Social Security Number
      • Your driver's license
      • A copy of your 2010 income taxes
      • Your Department of Education PIN number (to received a PIN number, go to and apply)


      • Click on "Fill out a FAFSA" or "Fill out a Renewal FAFSA" (for students who borrowed in 2010-2011)

      • After completing the FAFSA, submit your request with your PIN number.  (The PIN serves as an electronic signature and your FAFSA will be sent to the Financial Aid Office).

    Deadline for Late Spring Loans


    • February 28 is the deadline to secure a Federal Direct Loan for the Spring 2011 term.

    Deadlines for Summer Loans

    • Priority Deadline:   March 20
    • Final Deadline:      March 31

    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 and must be received by the deadline: 

    • FAFSA (2011-12) must be completed/processed by Central Processor
    • Financial Aid application
    • Summer student loan data sheet
    • Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (only one MPN while attending AGTS is required)
    • Work Study application, if interested 


    Apply Now for Fall Financial Aid

    • The FAFSA 2011-2012 is available at 
    • Deadlines for fall 2011:
      • Priority Deadline--March 31
      • Secondary Deadline--May 2
      • Final Deadline--July 14

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    James_LukeEnrollment News



    Amanda Bullock Enrollment Trip

    • March 17: University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas



    In This Issue
    Academic News
    Registrar's News
    Business Office News
    Financial Aid News
    Faculty Writing and Ministry

    Faculty Writing & Ministry




    Roger Cotton


    March 20-21: Will attend the Central States Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in St Louis, Missouri




    Dr. Charles Self 


    March 6, 13, 20 and 27: Serving as interim pastor and minister for four Sundays at Maranatha Worship Center, Wichita, Kansas


    Dr. Hausfeld


    Dr. Mark Hausfeld


    March 1-4: Hosting and teaching an AGTS class at Congreess on Urban Ministry, Chicago, Illinois


    March 10-12: Speaker for the Royal Rangers National Conference, Dallas, Texas


    March 20-21: Speaker for the Missions Convention at Emmanuel Christian Center, St. Paul, Minnesota


    March 25-27: Speaker for Missions Convention at LifePoint Church (formerly Cornerstone Worship Center, Clarksville, Tennessee)




    Dr. Lois Olena


    January 9-March 13: Leading an eight-week Sunday school class with Dr. Mike Tenneson on "Creation Care" at Evangel Temple, Springfield, Missouri

    The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary