Student Council Elections
The Student Council Elections for the
academic year 2005-2006 will take place according to the Election Calendar as announced in
this issue of the Bilkent News.
The Student Council Regulations, the
Election Calendar, the Application Form for Candidacy for Department Representation in
Faculties/Schools/ Institutes and other useful information and announcements can be
accessed in the university web pages at: http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/konsey/
Administrative Appointments for the New Academic Year
Halman Prof. Erhan Erkut
Two new administrative appointments mark the beginning
of the 2005-2006 academic year.
Prof. Talat Halman, the founding
Chairman of the Department of Turkish Literature and the Director of the Center for
Turkish Literature at Bilkent University, and Turkeys first Minister of Culture, has
been appointed as the acting dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Letters.
Before coming to Bilkent on a full-time
basis in 1998, Prof. Halman taught at Columbia University, Princeton University and the
University of Pennsylvania and served as Chairman of the Department of Middle Eastern
Languages and Literature at New York University. Besides publishing over fifty books in
Turkish and English (including twelve volumes of his own poetry), numerous scholarly
articles, and literary criticism and translations, he has received many awards throughout
the course of his multifaceted career.
Prof. Halman replaces Prof. Bülent
Bozkurt, who served as dean from 1986 to 2005. Prof. Bozkurt also held the position of
Vice Rector for Student Affairs for the first decade of the university. (Continued)
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|Bilkent-UNICEF Pakistan Earthquake Donation Campaign
Saturday, tragedy struck in Pakistan. A 7.6 magnitude earthquake killed tens of
thousands of people, injured many more and leveled entire towns and villages. Many of the
victims were students, trapped beneath the rubble of their schools. Survivors of the
earthquake are now living in the open, in desperate need of food, shelter and medical
This is a tragedy that we here in Turkey understand only too well. We can offer
sympathy--but more than sympathy, we can offer help. Bilkent University and the Turkish
National Committee of UNICEF have organized a donation campaign for the victims of the
Those who wish to donate may make their contributions at the stands set up in the
entrances of the BCC and FEASS buildings and Bilintur Cafeteria on East Campus.
Alternatively, donations for the victims can be sent to UNICEF, İş Bankası, Çankaya
branch, account no. 550000.
We thank the Bilkent community in advance for its generous response to this appeal for
Get Your Flu Shots Today
Dr. Jale Erten
Dr. Ülker Türksoy
Doctors Jale Erten and Ülker Türksoy,
Directors of the Health Centers on the East and Main Campuses, recommend that get your flu
shots now, while you are still healthy. Although the flu vaccine cannot protect you
against all types of influenza viruses, it will keep you healthier according to Drs. Erten
All faculty, students and employees who would like to get a flu shot may do so at the
Bilkent Health Centers. Those employees who have Anadolu Insurance will pay 70% less for
their flu shot.
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