Volume 10, Number 16
17 February 2004

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Bilkent Loses One of It’s Family

Tamilla Ganiyeva, beloved wife of Prof. Server Ganiyev (Faculty of Music and Performing Arts and Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster), mother of Toğrul Ganioğlu (FMPA and BSO 2nd Concertmaster) and Nermin Ganiyeva (FMPA), and mother in law of Hayrettin Hoxha (FMPA and BSO Principle Violoncello), passed away on February 4, 2004.
Tamilla Ganiyeva was born in Baku in 1941. After a successful education, she worked in several music schools. In 1989 she was invited with her husband to work in the Ankara State Opera and Ballet. She enjoyed her position as pianist and was met with great love everywhere she went. Tamilla Ganiyev expressed her love to everyone through her gentle approach to the piano. She was a self-sacrificing mother, and a great friend to her colleagues. We wish to extend our condolences to the Ganiyev family.

5th Turkish Universities Student Council Congress to Be Held at Bilkent

From the 20th to the 22nd of February, the Bilkent University Student Council will host Student Council representatives from 76 universities in Turkey for the 5th Turkish Universities Student Council Congress.
The congress will take place at the Mithat Çoruh Auditorium. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Teziç, President of the Higher Education Council, will be addressing the Student Council Congress in the opening session. Prof. Dr. Ayhan Alkış, Chairman of the Interuniversity Council of Turkish Universities, will also be speaking in the morning session. Prof. İlber Ortaylı will give a speech in the afternoon session.
On the second day, Prof. Kemal Gürüz and rectors Prof. Dr. Atilla Aşkar - Koç University, Prof. Dr. Ferit Bernay - Ondokuz Mayıs University, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Durman, Sakarya University, Prof. Dr. Tunçalp Özgen - Hacettepe University, Prof. Dr. Tosun Terzioğlu - Sabancı University will be the guest speakers. They will discuss higher education models in various countries.
At the end of the congress, the high commission of 76 universities will be elected by the votes of the student council representatives.

Also in this issue:

On Stage “Biedermann ve Kundakçılar”

“Biedermann ve Kundakçılar”, a famous play by the Swiss author Max Frisch, will be presented by Bilkent theater students. Under the General Arts Direction of Prof. Cüneyt Gökçer, Chair of Performing Arts, and directed by George Antadze, the play will be on stage for the next three weeks.
The play seems to describe the problems of today although it was written in 1958. It is a politic fable which tells about the past, reflects today and foresees the future. This dark comedy describes the way disasters in the community arise as a result of a human psychology, that rarely accepts changes in life.
In the play, Mr. Biedermann is a member of the bourgeoisie, someone who only cares about his own life, especially his money. The town in which Mr. Biedermann lives is victimized by arsonists. During the time, Biedermann allows two strangers move into his attic, although they have barrels of oil with them. This model bourgeois chooses to adjust to every situation in order to protect himself. His philosophy is to become an accomplice with wickedness.
Can Atilla, a renowned Turkish musician, composed the music for this play. Get yourself ready to laugh and do not miss this play!
Biedermann: Cemil Büyükdöğerli
Babette: Başak Anat
Anna: Elif Kevser Erdem
Schimitz: Mustafa Bilgin
Eisenring: Çağrı Turan
Knechtling: İpek Türktan
Choir: Murat Özgen, Coşku Cem Akkaya, Burak Demir, Onur Saylak, Aytek Mete Elgün, Tankut Yıldız, Efe Ünal, O. Onur Akgülgil, Serkan Uzuner
* February 20, February 27 and March 5, at the Bilkent Theater Hall, at 8 p.m.
For more information call ext. 1775.

Pınar Yıldız (CS/II)

News from the Student Council:
Winter Fest 2004

February 20 is a day for all Bilkenters to mark on their calenders.
For the first time in Bilkent campus history, the Bilkent University Student Council is organizing a Student Council Winter Fest.
The Winter Fest will take place on Friday, February 20, between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., at the grass field between the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, and the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences. Planned events include activities by the University Student Clubs, an open air party by Radio Bilkent, shopping and eating facilities, and a surprise concert.
We encourage all Bilkenters to boost their morale at the beginning of the Spring semester at the Winter Fest...

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