A little delayed, we celebrated Boris' promotion to full professor today during our department retreat.
(Yes, on a Saturday, we settled into the Wilson Art Building for a day-long meeting, conversation, and refreshment:)
The "edible art" cake was white on white and prepared at Kroger with an image of Boris' recent painting exhibited in the Wilson Gallery in January 2011 (the show was entitled s p a c e Info here).
As we have not had someone of the rank of full professor in our department since the retirement of Emeritus faculty Jim McCormick and Bob Williams, I should point out that this is the highest rank given to teaching faculty at the college. Promotion to full professor demonstrates commitment to the institution and department through service and/or professional activities. Congratulations to Boris for reaching this highest rank, and truly this honor, of serving the faculty of Georgetown College and our department.