Unfortunately, the fires affecting our community continue to grow. Yesterday, Red Flag warnings were issued through Friday afternoon representing ideal conditions for fire combustion and spread.

Given this, we have made the decision to delay a return to in-person instruction at Greystone until Monday, October 12. All campus buildings will remain closed until that time. Our intention is to reopen the Residence Halls on Sunday, October 11. While we expect the situation to be resolved by then, we must acknowledge this is a fluid situation; we will continue to remain in touch with students via email and the Everbridge Emergency Notification system as further information becomes available.

Classes, which resumed Wednesday, September 30 online, will continue to be delivered virtually during this interim period. By continuing in this way, instructors will be able to keep pace with the semester—providing lecturing instruction now on theory and techniques, and enabling students to get right back into the kitchens and bakeshops once campus reopens. Students, please continue to monitor the student portal and your Moodle sites for further information regarding your classes.

Most students have returned home already or are staying with family or friends. If you are unable to do this for an extended period, or if you have remained behind and are staying at Copia, our Student Affairs team can offer assistance. Please update your status on the "2020 Glass Fire Status" form on the Residence Life portal to keep us apprised of your status or to indicate that you need assistance.

Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

Say (Artisanal) Cheese!

Food photography and food styling are coming to the CIA's classrooms in 2018 and The New York Times has taken notice. The launching of the classes was announced in an article in the Times about the importance of photo-friendly food in today’s restaurant business, titled "Lights! Camera! Culinary School Will Teach Instagram Skills."

"High-quality images are as essential to a chef's success these days as knife skills," wrote Karen Stabiner in the article that appeared online and in print in October. "The people who teach those knife skills know it—which is why the venerable Culinary Institute of America will introduce two new elective courses in May…to help students develop sophisticated skills not only for the plate but also for the app."

CIA alumna and professional food stylist Kersti Bowser and staff photographer Phil Mansfield are developing the curriculum for the electives that are part of the Applied Food Studies program and will be open to juniors and seniors pursuing their bachelor's degrees at the college. In addition to Bowser and Mansfield, the article also quoted Dr. Denise Bauer, dean of the CIA's School of Liberal Arts and Food Studies, and Assistant Professor Jason Potanovich, executive chef of The Bocuse Restaurant on the New York campus.

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