Volume 11, Number 18         15 February 2005

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Keeping Our Coasts Cleaner: Volunteers Wanted

In a previous issue, the Bilkent News announced that the Bilkent Student Council was planning to work in cooperation with the board of Deniz Temiz/TURMEPA (Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association), an organization that promotes environmental awareness and responsibility regarding Turkey's coastline.
Deniz Temiz/TURMEPA unites industry and marine science representatives with interested citizens and volunteers in order to prevent pollution of the sea and coastline, clean up existing pollution, and create awareness of the problem.
They are working to protect Turkey's marine and coastal environment to ensure that future generations may continue to enjoy the health, recreational and economic benefits the sea provides. Their activities include implementing environmental education programs to instill in children and youth an environmental consciousness and to ensure the long-term conservation of the seas.
Deniz Temiz/TURMEPA also organizes sea and coastline cleanup activities, using their five boats and the support of many volunteers. Up to now, they have collected 15,000 tons of solid waste and 250 tons of petroleum waste, primarily in the course of the annual International Coast Cleanup Campaign.

Ali Erdinç Savcı,

The Student Council President

The Student Council is seeking Bilkent students to form a new volunteer group to help make Turkey's coasts cleaner. To apply, interested volunteers can stop by the Student Council Office or call ext. 1319 until February 25.


Outstanding Performance Pays Tribute to Shakespeare


“His works fit perfectly with the Turkish language, and his subjects can be easily understood throughout the world.”

Music and drama were brought together for a memorable evening at the Bilkent Concert Hall on February 10. The program featured the Yıldız Kenter-Talat Halman presentation “Türk Shakespeare,” accompanied by music of the English composer Henry Purcell as performed by Bilkent instructors Irina Nikotina, Adil Aziz, Artur Rahmatulla and Sadagat Velibekova.
Superb narration by actress Yıldız Kenter and Prof. Talat Halman gave the audience fresh insight into the works of William Shakespeare, known as one of the greatest playwrights of all time. His writings are appreciated throughout the world, due to their humanistic richness and universal appeal. All of his works have been translated into Turkish. Prof. Halman addressed the subject of Shakespeare in Turkish as follows: “His works fit perfectly with the Turkish language, and his subjects can be easily understood throughout the world.
There is no reason to be afraid of the difficult use of language, as there is no such thing; all the texts are simple in words and easy to understand, yet deep in meaning and rhyme.”
Yıldız Kenter included a reference to Bilkent in her remarks: “This is a magnificent university, and I am very pleased to be here with our guests tonight.” During the evening, she not only brought scenes from Shakespeare plays to life through her masterful dramatic recitations, but also told anecdotes concerning famous moments in the plays.
Prof. Talat Halman likewise displayed an impressive theatrical style of narration, as he drew the audience into Shakespeare’s world. The musicians' performance contributed greatly to the success of the evening. In all respects, this concert/presentation was a fitting tribute to the genius of William Shakespeare.

Emre Kırtunç (COMD/IV)


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Thinking About Your Career?

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Bilkent Career Days have already started--have you scheduled the activities on your agenda? This week’s program consists primarily of Personal Development Workshops. From next Tuesday onward, Sector Introduction Meetings and Workshops will be the focus. Contact the CDPC office if you don’t have the full program.
All of the activities are open to Bilkent students. These three weeks might make a significant difference in your life after graduation. You can find a listing of this week’s activities below.
Please note that the workshops have a limited capacity. To attend, you must register with the CDPC office (ext. 1991, 2486 and 2624) by February 21.
Keep up with CDPC news through the Bilkent News, What’s On (http://goto.bilkent.edu.tr/whatson), Bilkent e-mail accounts and CDPC bulletin boards. Any change that may occur in the Career Days program will be announced immediately through these channels.
Important Notes:
- If you are planning to participate in the “NLP Group Work” workshop on March 8, you are required to attend the “Target Setting and NLP Seminar” on February 17.
- The date of the “İş Seçme ve İş Görüşmesi Teknikleri” Seminar by Necmi Kavuşturan, Zorlu Holding, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, has been changed to Tuesday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m. The seminar will take place in GSTMF FFB-22.
Tuesday, February 15                   12:30 p.m. “6 Sigma ve Kalite Yönetimi,” by Akın Polat, S.P.A.C. Danışmanlık, at FADA, FFB-22 5:30 p.m. “Satış- Pazarlama,” by Unilever
managers at FADA, FFB-22   
Wednesday, February 16              12:30 p.m., “Kariyer Yolunda Kişisel Vizyon Belirleme,” by Yaprak Özer, journalist-writer, at FADA, FFB-22       5:30 p.m. “Girişimci Doğulmaz, Olunur!” by Nilüfer Arıak, Akdan Danışmanlık, at FADA, FFB-22
Thursday, February 17 12:30 p.m. “Hedef Belirleme ve NLP,” by Gülhan Berkman, Berkman Danışmanlık at FADA,
FFB - 22                                            5:30 p.m. “The Apprentice” (Donald Trump-DVD) Part 3-4, Moderator: Meltem Ferendeci Özgödek,
FEASS, H-232
Friday, February 18                      12:30 p.m. “Rainmaker: Yaşanmış bir Öykü,” by Tanyer Sönmezer, Management Center Türkiye, at FADA, FFB-22
3:30 p.m. “Proje Yönetimi,” by Levent Erkan, DeLeeuw International, at FADA,
Monday, February 21                   12:30 p.m. “Geleceğin Meslekleri,” by Prof. İbrahim Kavrakoğlu, Kavrakoğlu Danışmanlık, at FADA,
5:30 p.m. “The Apprentice” (Donald Trump-DVD) Part 5-6, Moderator: Meltem Ferendeci Özgödek, at FEASS, H-232

Stamps Designed by Bilkent Faculty Member Win Award

Stamps designed by Assoc. Prof. Emre Becer (Department of Graphic Design) have received the “Yehudi Menuhin Trophy for Philatelic Music Stamps 2003.”
In late 2004, members of the Philatelic Music Circle voted the “Musical Instruments” stamps issued in Turkey to be the most popular stamps with a musical theme issued in 2003. The Philatelic Music Circle is a U.K.-based international organization devoted to music-related postage stamps; the annual award is named after the famous violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin. Details of the 2004 award will be posted on the website “philatelicmusic.com” in due course.





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