Quick Notes
As we recover from the holiday celebrations, it is a new year filled with new opportunities and new (and some old) challenges.

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Highlights for this month:
  • The 2019 Renewal Conference is right around the corner, and provides an opportunity to explore diversity in the midst of division. We have powerful speakers scheduled, and we look forward to the insights they will share! More information is below.
  • We stand in mourning with the family of Al Scarffe; news of his passing is below.
  • Iliff has been in the news, and so have our alums. Below, you will discover more about Iliff's reach, and learn about an alum who is dealing with significant life challenges.
  • We have two job openings to share with you, and news of a retirement.
  • Iliff is starting an internal assessment process, and we would love your feedback.
  • And there's even more... It's a busy place, and we have a lot of connections!
Rev. Tom Barlow
Director of Alumni and Community Education
Renewal is Coming!
Our preparations are under way for Renewal 2019! We are excited about this year's plenary speakers, panels, and workshops - many of which include Iliff faculty, alumni, and students. This year's plenary speakers are Rev. Traci Blackmon ( National and International Faith Leader for Social Justice, including the Black Lives Matter movement ), Dr. Andrea Smith ( Scholar-Activist in Native American Issues), and Iliff's Dr. Ted Vial (Scholar of Gender, Race, and Religion in the Modern World).

On Wednesday morning (the 6th) we will celebrate with our alumni from 1969 - fifty years ago!

Registration is open , and you can always find the latest information about Renewal at our website, along with more details about panels and workshops, at renewal.iliff.edu

Iliff Alumni please use the discount code
Renewal2019Alumni when registering!
Scholars' Book Fair

Every year, the Scholars' Book Fair is an important part of the Renewal Conference. The Fair takes place during the Opening Reception, which runs from 5:00pm - 7:00pm Monday evening (and is open to registered conference participants). This year, we are asking our participants to focus on new publications within the last two years. The deadline for requesting a table is 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 29th. Please email alumni@iliff.edu to request a table (there is no charge). Authors who display their books need not be registered for the conference.
Display Tables

There are still display spaces open for the Renewal Conference. For organizations and individuals related to Iliff, the cost for a table is $25 for the entire event. Tables may be set up the Friday or Saturday preceding the event, and, in any case, should be set up by Monday morning (doors open at 8:00, and a registration and informal reception start at that time). Email alumni@iliff.edu to request a table, and please note that we are seeing more interest this year than before, so we may run out of space.
Renewal and ReSource on Twitter

Renewal is coordinated by Iliff's Office of Alumni and Community Education. You can keep up with developments in our programs by following us on Twitter: @resourceiliff
Alumni News
Iliff Alumni Catherine Orsborne Greets the New Congress
Catherine Orsborne (PhD '17) was part of a coalition of faith leaders who greeted new members of Congress at the beginning of the 2019 session. You can read the Sojourners article here (that's Dr. Osborne on the left in the photo above).
Another Iliff Alum in the News - Perhaps You Can Help?
Aaron Conley (PhD '11) and his family were profiled on Denver's Channel 4 News regarding his wife's struggles with a rare disease. Kelly Conley is dealing with the challenges of Cogan's Disorder. You can view the report here , and a GoFundMe page has been set up here .
Alumni Stories

Don't miss the Alumni Stories page on the Iliff website!
Transitions
Rev. Dr. Albert Scarffe

Al Scarffe (ThM 1949) passed away December 30 at his home in Denver. Services are scheduled for Monday, January 28th at 11:00 am at John Collins United Methodist Church, 2320 South Bannock in Denver. A full obituary may be found here .
Iliff Program Reviews Begin
As part of Iliff School of Theology's ongoing commitment to providing the best opportunities to encourage and educate courageous and imaginative leaders, all of our degree programs and offices are undergoing a review process. We want your input--as an alum, and/or community partner--as we evaluate our curriculum and programs and plan for the future.
 
The first of a planned series of reviews begins with the Office of Professional Formation (OPF) , which includes Internship, CPE, Consultation & Formation, and community and denominational partnerships. The link below will take you to a survey to help us evaluate OPF programs, curriculum, and overall experience of the staff and faculty.
 
Thank you for your time and energy, and for your ongoing commitment to Iliff!

Iliff in the News
President Tom Wolfe, Dean of the Chapel Cathie Kelsey, alumni Stephanie Price, Jasper Peters, and Jerry Herships were among the many Colorado faith leaders interviewed for a half-hour special report entitled Finding Faith in Our Colorado, which aired on Denver's Channel 7 News in December. The program is now available for streaming here .
Job Openings at Iliff
Admissions Representative

This is a wonderful opportunity to join the Admissions team! Click here to view the Job Description (pdf), and click here to view all posted positions at Iliff.

Director of Financial Aid

After a long and distinguished career at Iliff, Peggy Blocker is retiring at the end of this academic year (don't worry - we'll have more on that later). Click here to view the Job Description (pdf).

Interested? Send your resume to humanresources@iliff.edu .
Openings & Opportunities in the Area
The Colorado Diversity Network is hosting a Colorado Educators Diversity Recruiting Fair on Saturday, February 9th, at St. Anne's Episcopal School, 2701 South York Street in Denver (just a few blocks south of Iliff). The event is open to anyone seeking employment opportunities, but is designed to support educators of color considering careers within independent schools. The main objective is to help candidates learn the best ways to navigate and prepare for the independent school hiring process.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook . Registration is here .
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