Volume 11, Number 22         15 March 2005

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Bilkent News Marks 10th Year of Publication

Dear Bilkent News Readers,
This is a special week for Bilkent News: we are celebrating our 10th anniversary.
Since March 14, 1995, Bilkent News has served the Bilkent community as a means of internal communication. Our first issue was printed on gray paper with no photographs--you can see how far we've come by looking at the picture on the left! We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many students and other community members who have contributed to Bilkent News with their news, columns, photographs and ideas throughout the past ten years.
We look forward to continuing to provide Bilkent community members with a forum where they can receive and share news and information. Everyone is welcome to join the Bilkent News family--the Bilkent News Editorial Board will be especially happy to see more contributions and new ideas from students.

Best Wishes,
Bilkent News Editorial Board


World Poetry Day 2005 Celebrates Cities

Every year, March 21 is celebrated throughout the world as UNESCO’s “World Poetry Day.” Since Poetry Day’s inception, the main celebrations marking the occasion in Turkey have been organized annually by the Center for Turkish Literature at Bilkent.
This year’s “World Poetry Day” program will take place on Monday, March 21 at 6 p.m. in the FEASS Building, C-Block Auditorium. “Poetry and Cities” has been selected as the theme. Poems about Paris, Rome, Leningrad, Nagasaki, İstanbul, Edirne, Bursa, İzmir, Trabzon and other cities, by poets such as William Butler Yeats, Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, Nazım Hikmet, Federico Garcia Lorca, Orhan Veli, Kanık, Paul Eluard, Osip Mandelstam, Ilya Ehrenburg, Hugh MacDiarmid, Atillâ İlhan and Guillaume Apollinaire, will be read in nine languages (mostly in Turkish).
Readers will include Can Dündar, Rüştü Asyalı, Louise Berry, Thomas Zimmerman, Eugenia Kermeli, Laurent Mignon, Frédéric Abidos, Ahmed Simin and others.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free feast of poetry.


Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Concert Program

Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m. / Bilkent Concert Hall
Guillaume Sutre, violin
Luc-Marie Aguera, violin
Miguel da Silva, viola
Yovan Markovitch, violoncello
Nusret İspir, clarinet
F. Haydn, String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 5
L. Beethoven, String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 2
W. Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A major, Kv. 581



Also in this issue:

Career Corner: After the Fair...

The Bilkent Career Fair was held on March 10 at the Main Campus Sports Hall, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 3000 students attended the fair in order to learn about the 29 corporations and public agencies represented there.
The Career Career Fair is over, but Career Days are still going on! Company presentation meetings will be continuing next week.


Interval Training: When Sports and Music Meet...

Last week on March 8, the Student Dormitories Sports Hall rocked to the rhythm of the Interval Training Program! Despite the rainy and windy weather, Bilkent students, staff and faculty members ventured out to the hall in large numbers: the event attracted 250 participants. As always, those present enjoyed the combination of aerobics, tae-bo, step and fitness training set to music. Last week's program consisted of two sets of cardio, step, aerobic, dumbell and concept exercises, and sit-ups followed by cool-down stretches.
The trainers kept the energy level high and the participants' movements coordinated to the music.

Those present included repeat attendees like Health Center nurse Fadim Keçeci, who said she always has "lots of fun" doing interval training, and ELIT instructor Don Randall, who said he works out regularly and was participating in the program for the third time.
Members of the Bilkent men's basketball team were also there. They said they loved the Interval Training Program and hoped it would be offered more frequently.



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