2011 St. George's Day Feast - an EECS Tradition!

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John Laird and Khalil Najafi display the vanquished dragon

The legend of St. George lives on!

In a tradition that dates back to 1987, EECS faculty served lunch to the students on April 18, the first day of the last week of classes, as a way of saying thanks, good luck on finals, and congratulations to those who are graduating.

The legend of St. George says he slew a dragon - and this year, John Laird (Interim Chair of CSE) and Khalil Najafi, (Chair of ECE) did so as well!

Just before lunch, U-M's HKN chapter was recognized for receiving an Outstanding Chapter Award from the national HKN organization for the sixth year straight. In addition, Elliot Soloway was honored by HKN with the HKN Professor of the Year award.

Finally, Prof. Emeritus Tom Senior spoke to the gathering about the history of St. George and the tradition of St. George's Day.


Photos from St. George's Day

Below are more photos from St. George's Day. To view or download larger photos, just click on the thumbnail image of interest.



Jeff Rosen, HKN President, presents Elliot Soloway the HKN Professor of the Year Award.

HKN Officers receive the Outstanding Chapter Award.

Tom Senior brings the history of
St. George's Day to light.

Posted: April 20, 2011