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.

Singapore Campus Graduates 41

David Myers, chef and owner of two Tokyo restaurants, delivered the commencement address to 41 graduates of the Singapore campus on September 16. Myers was one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs in 2003. Singapore Graduation Class 2014

Myers had several restaurants in Los Angeles and Las Vegas before setting his sights on Japan, where he opened the high-end pâtisserie Sola and the California-inspired David Myers Café in 2010. He is expanding to Singapore in early 2015, with a restaurant and bar set to open at the Marina Bay Sands luxury hotel.

"The field we have chosen constantly tests our determination, our creative tenacity, and our stamina. But we love it. We wouldn't do anything else," Myers told new bachelor's degree recipients preparing to embark on exciting careers in the restaurant and hospitality world.

This is the third graduation ceremony at the CIA's international campus, which opened in 2010. These graduates began their CIA studies in 2012 after completing a three-year diploma program in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology. Credits from previous business management courses transferred, allowing students to complete their degree with two years of the CIA's unparalleled hands-on culinary training and certain required liberal arts courses.

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