1997 CUD Award Speech, presented to Yannis Ioannidis

Now that we've gotten down to serious business, I'd like to do a little something extra.

The other professor that received a large block of votes this year is Yannis Ioannidis. When I started as president, Yannis had already won the award twice. In these past three years, although he hasn't won the actual award, he has been one of the top two or three vote getters *every* year. He has therefore been a COW contender more than four times. Such perennially strong performance deserves formal recognition, and I would therefore like to present a special award to Yannis.

We all know, being good dairy state residents, that a COW has four stomachs. Such a creature is called a ruminant, and the four stomachs are called the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and the abomasum. With that in mind, I'd like to say a few words about Yannis.

He ruminants hard about each lecture, and his veal for teaching is obvious. Students say that you calve to take his class, because you can milk him for so much knowledge. Furthermore, he always leaves rumen his heart for his students, and he never reticules them. This is no bull, he always does his bessy. One undergraduate went so far as to say "dude, he's omasum."

So without further moo, I'd like to present the SACM Continuous Uddercator of Distinction award to Yannis Ioannidis.

Yannis, having been regurgitated by the students more than four times in the past decade, SACM presents to you the Decade CUD award. Congratulations.

Last modified: Tue May 2 17:25:00 CDT 1997 by Doug Burger