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.

Respected Chefs Retire After Combined 58 Years at CIA

Chefs Howard “Corky” Clark and Alain Levy taught their final classes on September 6. Clark, a 1971 CIA graduate, retired after 31 years on the faculty of his alma mater and Levy retired after 27 years at the college. Chef Clark taught culinary arts, focusing on seafood fabrication and preparation for most of his tenure. Chef Levy was in the baking and pastry department, teaching pâtisserie and other pastry courses.

Passionate about both teaching and cooking, Chef Clark says he feels bad for people who consider a job as getting up in the morning to do work they really don’t enjoy: “By those standards, I’ve never had a job and have never worked a day in my life.”

Fellow faculty members presented Levy with a signed hockey jersey, and Clark—a motorcycle enthusiast—with a chef jacket festooned with fringes and a Harley-Davidson logo. “Each fringe represents hundreds of students whose lives you’ve touched and on whom you’ve had an effect,” said CIA Provost Mark Erickson, adding that Clark and Levy each taught thousands of CIA students over the years, rotating through their kitchen and bakeshop classrooms in three-week blocks.

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