Volume 12, Number 18
21 February 2006

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Classical Guitar Meeting to Be Held at Bilkent
Guitar lovers! The "Turkey Guitar Meeting" will be held at Bilkent from February 20-22. The meeting aims to discuss issues concerning classical guitar education in Europe, and to enhance communications between institutions and individuals. In addition to Turkish academicians and students, speakers will include the well-known guitar instructor Liviu Georgescu from the George Enescu Music College in Romania and his 14-year-old student Mircea Stefan, who has received several international music awards.

The program includes panel discussions, lectures, recitals and seminars. All activities will be held at the Adnan Saygun Music Research and Education Center on Main Campus, except for one that will take place at the Çankaya Municipality Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi. Admission to all events is free
and open to the public. (Continued)

Thinking About Your Career?

Career Days: Upcoming Events
If you have started thinking about your career and need some guidance, the Bilkent Career Days program is just what you are looking for. Bilkent Career Days will include personal development workshops, sector education meetings, success stories, case studies and much more.
Why attend Bilkent Career Days?

If you want to
-know yourself and set your goals,
-be ready for the business environment,
-learn about future jobs,
-start shaping your career,
Bilkent Career Days will provide the information and assistance you need. (Continued)


AVYA Cup Tournament: Upcoming Games

The Bilkent basketball teams will play against Hacettepe, at the Main Sports Hall, on Tuesday, February 21 (today).
We invite all Bilkent students, faculty members and administrative staff to come out and support our teams.

Here is the schedule for the upcoming games:

Tuesday, February 21,
at Bilkent University
Main Sports Hall
Bilkent - Hacettepe Women: 5 p.m.
Men: 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 2
at Ayşe Abla College Sports Hall
Bilkent - Başkent
(Men): 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 4,
at Koç University Sports Hall
Koç - Bilkent (Men)
Koç - Bilkent (Women)

Sunday, March 5,
at Sabancı University Sports Hall
Sabancı - Bilkent (Women)
Sabancı - Bilkent (Men)



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COMD Students Experience Online Journalism

As they do every year, third-year journalism students in the Communication and Design Department are publishing a web page to practice online journalism.

The six students in the News Reporting and Writing class, which is taught by Aslı Aral, will will rotate in the position of editor of the page on a weekly basis.

While working on the page, the class members will get experience that will be helpful in preparing them for their future careers. They will meet every week to discuss what issues are current and how they can reach sources for their stories. The students are free to choose their own topics and actively participate in all parts of the process of putting the news together, from interviewing to editing. With articles covering areas ranging from art to sports, interesting interviews and hot issues, the website will be refreshed every week. It can be found at www.bayathaber.com, and welcomes all readers!
Gülay Acar (COMD/III)

Bilkent Student Top Scorer in Hockey Match

Thursday, February 16, 2006 was a notable evening for Turkey and for Bilkent. Firstly, the first women's ice hockey match in Turkey took place at the Belpa Ice Rink in Bahçelievler. Secondly, two Bilkent students, Esra Doğramacı (International Affairs and Public Policy/Master's) and Elif Nalçakan (IR/IV) were on the Başkent team, which won the match 8-1. Moreover, Esra, who plays center, scored 4 points and one assist during the match, which was played against the Anka team. (Continued)

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra’s “Mozart Season”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who lived from January 27, 1756, to December 5, 1791, is one of classical music's best-known and best-loved composers. This year, his 250th birthday is being celebrated by people all
around the world.

The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will join in the celebration by performing 10 concerts in honor of Mozart during their 2006 season. The first "Mozart Season" concert was held on Saturday, February 18 at the Bilkent Concert Hall, with Emil Tabakov conducting the BSO and the Bulgarian National Radio Choir.

The program included Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E flat minor, as well as his Requiem. Soloists in the Requiem were soprano Feryal Türkoğlu, mezzo-soprano Ferda Yetişer, tenor Ayhan Uştuk and bass Hakan Tıraşoğlu. (Continued)

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