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Graduation and Retirement Celebrations 2015
Students are invited to the following graduation week activities:

Thursday, April 30 

Golf Tournament
  • 8:30 a.m., Rivercut Golf Course, 2850 West Farm Road 190, Springfield, Missouri
  • Special Price for AGTS 2015 Graduates: $50 per person
  • Visit to register or for non-grad pricing. 
  • Register by April 24 for best pricing.
  • For information contact Bryan Chambers, 417-268-1020.

AGTS Graduation and Retirement Banquet 
Celebrating the Graduates and Retiring President 
Byron Klaus 
  • 6:30 p.m. Reception
  • Klaus7:00 p.m. Dinner 
  • White River Conference Center
  • 600 West Sunshine 
  • Tickets: $35 (AGTS student $25). Graduates receive two complimentary tickets. Secure banquet tickets in the Development Office by April 24. Contact Sarah Clark for information.

Friday, May 1

AGTS Doctoral Celebration
  • Doctor of Ministry Symposium and Intercultural Doctoral Studies Investiture
    • 12:30-1:45 p.m., Various Rooms 
    • For more information on the symposium, contact Geneva Heiskell, 417-268-1043.
    • For more information on the Investiture, contact Valerie Rance, 417-268-1068.
  • Reception
    • 1:45-2:15 p.m., Great Hall
  • Celebration Service
    • 2:15-3:15 p.m., William J. Seymour Chapel

Saturday, May 2
Graduation diploma

42nd  AGTS Commencment Celebration
  • 10:00 a.m. at Central Assembly of God, 1301 Boonville Avenue
  • For more information, contact Susan Meamber, 417-268-1010

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Holy Week Services

Monday, March 30 @ 10 a.m.
Combined AGTS/STCM service in Seymour Chapel

Tuesday, March 31 @ 11 a.m.
Holy Week service in Seymour Chapel 
Speaker: Dr. Byron Klaus

Wednesday, April 1 @ 10 a.m.
Holy Week service in Seymour Chapel 
Speaker: Dr. Byron Klaus

Thursday, April 2 @ 10 a.m.
Combined AGTS/Undergraduate Maundy Thursday service in 
Spence Chapel

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Friday, April 3:  Good Friday Holiday 
  • No Classes, Offices Closed 
  • Library Open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?  

  • April 9: Speaking in chapel at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxhachie, Texas
  • April 18: Speaking at a Church of God in Christ Leadership Event, Memphis, Tennessee
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Academic News 

2015 Summer Institute of Islamic Studies at AGTS

June 29-July 2 
(Monday through Thursday):
  • MCSM 545 Engaging Islam with Dr. Mark Hausfeld, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
  • MSSM 643 Church Planting in the Muslim Context with Dr. Dick Brogden, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

July 6-10 (Monday through Friday):

  • MCSM 554 Folk Islam and Power Encounter with Dr. Don McCurry, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
  • MHTM/THEM 649 Christian-Muslim Theological Issues with Dr. Jim Bennett, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Mark Hausfeld at Islamic or visit the 2015 Summer Institute of Islamic Studies webpage.  

Final Exam Week 

  • Monday-Friday, April 20 -24


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Business Office News


Financial Registration 
  • Financial Registration for the Summer 2015 term (SU3-15 AGTS) is scheduled to be "opened" on April 27 on the EU Student Portal. Complete your Financial Registration by reviewing your bill and signing the "Financial Responsibility Agreement" (FRA). Your registration is not considered complete and your academic schedule cannot be authorized until your FRA has been completed.
  • Accounts paid in full on or before the first day of the semester are eligible for a 1% rebate on net tuition. ("Net tuition" is the tuition charge less tuition discounts and institutional scholarships.)
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Library News

Easter Weekend
Friday, April 3:  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 4:  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

End of Spring Semester Library Hours

Monday, April 13 - Thursday, April 23:
Monday-Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday:  10:00 am - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday:  Closed

Friday, April 24 - Sunday, May 3:
Monday-Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday:  Closed
***Regular hours will resume on Monday, May 4. 

New Books in the Library 


Charismatic Practice and Catholic Parish Life: The Incipient Pentecostalization of the Church in Guatemala and Latin America by Jakob Egeris Thorsen

Pentecostal Aesthetics: Theological Reflections in a Pentecostal Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics by Stephen Felix-Fager

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Registrar's News

  • Spring grades may be viewed through the Student Portal beginning May 8.

Need an extension?

  • Students who wish to request an incomplete grade for a class must use the Incomplete Grade Request Form found on Registrar's Office Forms page. The top of the form must be completed and signed by the student and returned to the instructor by no later than the last day of class--April 24.

Summer/Fall Registration

  • Summer registration must be entered on the Student Portal between March 2-April 10.
  • Fall registration must be entered on the Student Portal from March 2-June 5.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar.

Reminder: You must register for classes on the student portal. However, drops, adds, withdrawals, audits, and directed research courses must be requested using the correct paper form found on the Registrar's Office Forms page or in the form display carousel outside the Enrollment Office.

Leaving Springfield this Summer?

  • The Registrar's Office needs your forwarding address, telephone, and email. Please update your contact information on the Student Portal.

FERPA Notification

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. See the AGTS Student Handbook  for guidelines.
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Financial Aid News
  • Summer loan application priority deadline is March 1 and final deadline is April 10. Forms are available on the Student Portal.
  • 2015-16 FAFSA priority deadline is March 1. FAFSA available online at 
  • Loan refund checks for the summer term will be available six weeks after the drop/add period. 
  • AGTS Student Financial Services is located in the EU Riggs Administration building. 
  • For questions regarding Financial Aid, please contact Amanda Teel, 417-865-2815, ext. 7512.
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Faculty News

Dr. Deborah Gill
Month of April: Will continue her sabbatical research project, "Spiritual Adventuring: Journeying Deeper into the Presence and Power of God," while traveling the West Coast of the U.S.

  Dr. Paul Lewis
April 25: Will present a Paper on "'God,' 'The Trinity,' and 'The Spirit' among the First Millennium Christians of Tang Dynasty China: A Translation, Contextual and Theological Analysis'" and will be part of a panel on the translation of "Son of God" for the Evangelical Missions Society--North Central, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois

Dr. Johan Mostert
April 10-11: Will present a team workshop on the "Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Global Mental Health" with Dr. Brad Smith (Belhaven University) and Dr. Fred Gingrich (Denver Seminary) at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS) annual conference in Denver, Colorado

Dr. Johan Mostert, Dr. Debbie Gill, Dr. Melody Palm, and Dr. Charlie Self
April 22: Will facilitate the third of six events to launch the AGTS Discipleship Network in Seattle, WA. They completed two successful launches in Springfield (January 14) and Washington, DC (March 18). Further launches are planned for Chicago, Illinois, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, and Sacramento, California.