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On September 20, AGTS will experience a Day of Renewal with special guest, Glen Davis.


All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend two of the three special services: 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. All classes are canceled for the day and the offices will be closed so the entire community can enjoy this time of spiritual renewal.


Childcare will be provided during the 6:30 p.m. service.


9th Annual Alumni Phonathon


  • Would you like dinner, a cool AGTS t-shirt, gift certificates to area restaurants, hair salons, auto repair shops and video stores, as well as a chance to win a $300 scholarship?


  • Sign up today for the 9th Annualbanner Alumni Phonathon on September 12 and 13 (5-10 p.m.) to make calls to AGTS alumni and raise scholarship funds. In addition to all the great free stuff, you will earn 15% of every dollar you raise to go toward your student account!


  • This is a great opportunity to get together with classmates, connect with alumni, and make a difference in your seminary.


  • Contact Mary in the Development Office-268-1012 or or drop by Mary's office to sign up.

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AGTS All-School Picnic
  • When: Saturday, September 24; 11 a.m. -3 p.m.
  • Where: Smith Park--located on Division, immediately beyond Evangel's baseball diamond
  • Who: All students, professors, staff, administrators, and their family members are invited to join the fun!
  • See posters throughout the building for additional information.

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G i r l s '  N i t e  O u t 
 Friday, October 7
7-9 p.m.


      Mark your calendar, plan to attend
      this event, and make a new friend.
 Open to all the women of the AGTS community


  Childcare provided at Central Assembly.


Further details to be announced soon.


To RSVP attendance or childcare needs, contact Norma Davies at 268-1000 or 

Where in the World
is Dr. Klaus?


Klaus in Great Hall with fade


  • Sunday, September 18--First Assembly in Ocala, Florida 

Academic News


Convocation banner 
  • Thursday, September 1,    11:00 a.m. Seymour Chapel  
  • Speaker: Dr. Byron Klaus
  • Reception following in the Great Hall  
  • Great opportunity to bring your family and friends.


Improve Your Writing and Your Grades  

  • Register now for RES 531 Academic Writing banner
    • Half the usual tuition rate for one credit--$268 (instead of $528)
    • Taught in a single weekend module: September 30-October 1
    • Up to 20 free hours of personal coaching and editing for your writing assignments
    • One-hour non-credit course
    • Coordinated by Dr. Annette Newberry Dr. Annette Newberry 


Writing Tutorials
 For Appointments with Faculty
  • Sign up on the appointment forms posted beside faculty members' office doors.
  • If off campus, contact Janice Brueggemann, the Faculty Secretary, at 417-268-1070.


New Fall Course
  • Dr. Anita Koeshall will be teaching a special elective, MCC 639/PTH 640 "Culture, Gender, and Cross-Cultural Service" as a weekend course: September 2-3, October 16-17, and November 11-12.
One Course Available at Evangel University
  • During Fall 2011, AGTS students may take the following course at Evangel University as Directed Research.
    • Intermediate Hebrew (HEBR 315) with Dr. Wave Nunnally, MWF 8:00-8:50 a.m.
  • Be sure to register with Geneva Heiskell, Registrar.


Spring Practicums

Global Missions Track:
  • Designed for students interested in cross-cultural ministry
  • Fits most AGTS degree programs
  • Contact Dr. Warren Newberry about a GMT foreign or domestic practicum
  • Must finalize Spring 2011 Practicum in Intercultural Ministry I: August 26-September 3.


All Other Spring Practicums:
  • Must be approved and processed: September 27-30 or October 10-14.
  • Pick up application forms from Janice Brueggemann, or if a counseling practicum, from Jami Pool, Counseling Secretary.
  • Make appointment to see the appropriate practicum professor.
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Counseling Practicum Labs
  • Meet 4:50-5:50 p.m. each Tuesday, Room 114
  • Begins August 30, 2011 
 Fall Final Exams Week
  •   December 12-16, 2011


 Attention Fall Graduates 
  • Comprehensive examinations date/analytical reflection papers deadline: October 31.
  • If you have questions, please contact Janice Brueggeman, 268-1070


For Emergencies Only, call:


Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Office: 417-268-1000

Evenings and Saturday:



All Other Times:


Student Counseling Available
  • Must be currently enrolled.
  • To arrange appointments, contact Jami Pool, Counseling Secretary, at 268-1085, or Janice Brueggemann, Faculty Secretary, at 268-1070.


Registrar's News

Last Day to Drop/Add
  • Deadline: Monday, September 12.
  • Change of Schedule forms available at the front window in the Registrar's Office or on the Student Portal in the AGTS Academic Forms folder.
Free Audit for Spouses
  • Spouses of full-time seminarians may audit one class this fall free of charge.
  • Register in the Registrar's Office before September 12.


New E-mail or Local Address? 
Student Records


Register to Graduate in April 2011
  • Deadline:  October 31, 2011 
  • Plan to complete all degree requirements between now and August 2011?
  • Contact Sarah Clark at 417-268-1025.

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Business Office News

Fall 2011 Fee Schedule 

  • Deferred Payment Fee--Accounts not paid in full on or before the first day of the semester will be charged a deferred payment fee of $50. 
  • Late Payment Fee--All past due accounts will be charged a $25 per month late fee. 
  • Full Cash Payment Discount--Accounts paid in full on or before the first day of class will receive a 1% discount on the net tuition. Net tuition is the full tuition charge less tuition discounts and institutional scholarships.
Deferred Payment Schedule
  • Deferred payments must be made on or before the following dates in order to avoid $25 per month late fee: October 15; November 15 banner
Photo ID for New Students
  • If you have not yet had your student ID picture taken, please make arrangements with the Business Office as soon as possible.
Labor Day Weekend Schedubannerle
  • The building will be open the following times during the holiday weekend:
  • Friday              Sept. 2             7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday          Sept. 3             10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday            Sept. 4             Closed
  • Monday            Sept. 5             Closed
Regular building hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

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Financial Aid News 


Federal Direct Student Loans 

  • If you have not received your Federal Direct Student Loans by September 19, please notify the Financial Aid Office or call 268-1028.


Enrollment News 


Bullock_AmandaEnrollment Trips

  • Amanda Bullock will be at the following locations recruiting students:
    • September 9--Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri
    • September 21--Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 
In This Issue
Women's News
Where is Dr. Klaus?
Academic News
Registrar's News
Business News
Financial Aid News
Enrollment News
Faculty Writing
Faculty News
Library News
Student Services News

Faculty & Staff  Writing


Melody Palm


Contributed a chapter to the book, The Church Leader's Counseling Resource Book: A Guide to Mental Health and Social Problems, edited by Cynthia Franklin and Rowena Fong, published by Oxford University Press.

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Ava Oleson


Published the article, "5 Essentials for the 21st Century Women in Ministry," for the spring 2011 issue of Called Magazine.


Stephen Lim
Published two articles in The Pneuma Review, Spring 2011, entitled: "Elephant in the Church: Identifying Hindrances and Strategies for Discipleship" and "Ten Keys to Managing Anxiety."

Faculty News


Johan Mostert


April: Participated in a symposium on forgiveness and reconciliation at the international meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies held in Indianapolis, Indiana.


June: Presented a course in Pastoral Care and Human Development to graduate students in the College of Ministry at Northwest University in Seattle, Washington.


July: Promoted his newly released book, How to Become HIV+, in South Africa.


July: Was a co-presenter in the character education course, "It Takes Courage," for 60 pastors, youth leaders, and public school teachers in Pretoria, South Africa.




Roger Cotton


Presented a paper at the Faith and Science Conference: "Clarifying the Exegetical Options for the Creation Days in Genesis 1 and 2 in Relation to Science."




Mark Hausfeld 


August 24-September 4: Teaching for Eurasia regional leadership conference on Spiritual Formation and the Team Leader, in Kiev, Ukraine.


September 5-11: Teaching masters course, Engaging Muslims in the Urban Contexts, at Mattersey Hall College and Graduate School.





Deborah Gill


August 27-30: Will attend the First Residency of the Selah Certificate in Spiritual Direction Training in Boston, Massachusetts.


August 30-September 2: Will teach the Church Life Resources course, Disciple-Making Ministry, in Dallas, Texas.






Fall Library Hours 


9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday - Closed


Any exceptions to this schedule over the course of the semester will be posted in advance.

Labor Day


The Library
will be closed on Labor Day, Monday September 5

Library Orientation


A library orientation has been scheduled for new students on Tuesday, September 6 at 2:30 p.m. 


Students interesting in participating in the orientation should meet at the library Circulation Desk.

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Student Services



Calling New Students  


New Students, please sign up for your first semester Spiritual Formation appointment with Dr. Jay Taylor.


Contact Treasa Edmond or stop by the Student Services Office on the second floor.
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