Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late last night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.

Students Learn about Careers in Media

Students in  MediaIn January, the Hyde Park campus hosted eight alumni who work in media for a panel discussion about careers in food media and communications.

Alumni presenters included:

  • Sarah Carey ’94, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
  • Sara Moulton ’77, host of Sara’s Weeknight Meals
  • Todd Coleman ’98, Delicious Contents
  • Kersti Bowser ’01, Gourmet Butterfly Media
  • Jennifer Armentrout ’97, editor of Fine Cooking
  • Erin McDowell ’07, food stylist, writer, and editor
  • Patrick Decker ’05, digital content manager, Scripps Network
  • Andrew Kaplan ’02, Rachael Ray’s YUM-O! organization

These successful graduates were all thrilled to return to their alma mater to share their advice about food media careers with hundreds of students who attended.

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