Volume 13, Number 10
21 November

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Elections for Department Representatives in Progress

Today, Tuesday, November 21st is the first round of elections for Department Representatives.

Eligible students are strongly encouraged to vote. Voting will be done electronically, from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

The names of the candidates and eligible voters are posted at www.bilkent.edu.tr/konsey 
You can choose to vote at any of the stations listed below, no matter what your department is, and you need only your student ID card with you.

Vote for Your Department Representative Today!
Make Your Vote Count!
Locations of Voting Stations
BUSEL C Building, DB-01
*Faculty of Engineering, B Block, Foyer
*School of Applied Technology and Management,R Building, RE-108
*Computer Center, B Building, 3rd Floor
*Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, MAZ-20 (shared by FEASS, FHL and FBA)
*Faculty of Music and Performing Arts,
3rd Floor, No. 336
*Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, F Block, FFZ 21

“Talk is Cheap” in the Library Art Gallery

Among Abdurrahman Kaplan's paintings of horsemen, angels, devils and Anatolian idols, there are some musicians playing instruments. What would happen if those musicians jumped out of the paintings and decided to play jazz for the visitors in the Bilkent Library Art Gallery? There would be an atmosphere of warmth and pleasure for the eyes and ears. That's what happened on Wednesday, November 8 at 3 p.m. The jazz trio, "Talk is Cheap", featuring faculty members, David Butcher (FAE), electric guitar; Erin Maloney (SAL), piano and vocals; and Jeremy Salt (POLS), clarinet; soothed the souls of the forty some audience members with a repertoire of popular jazz songs. Listening to such classics as "The Girl from Ipanema","Fly Me to the Moon", "The Autumn Leaves" and a few Nora Jones favorites among Kaplan's colorful depictions of Turkish culture and history, brought new dimensions to the connotations of library. In the future, library art gallery coordinator, Atilla Güllü, says he is planning to "rock the library" with more fusions of art and music. Why not join us next time?

Barbara Blackwell Gülen (TRIN)

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Celebrating Philosophy

UNESCO launched World Philosophy Day in 2002 to highlight the importance of philosophical thinking and to create connections between philosophers and the public. Every year, UNESCO's World Philosophy Day is celebrated to share with people the importance and relevancy of philosophy.

The Department of Philosophy presented Philosophy Day 2006 marking UNESCO's World Philosophy Day on November 17th and welcomed several Bilkent speakers including Assistant Professors Sandrine Berges, Ömer Faruk Gençkaya, Lucas Thorpe, Emre Özgen, Mark Steen, David Thornton, Mustafa Nakeeb, and Sandy Berkovski. This second annual Philosophy Day was dedicated to the memory of Faruk Selçuk, from the Department of Economics, and Thomas Winter and İrem Balkır from the Department of American Culture and Literature. Philosophy Day began with an elegant opening address by Prof. Talat Halman, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Letters.(continues)

Bilkent Judges Down but Not Out, Go Judges!

Over the weekend the Bilkent Judges played their second game of the season, against the Başkent Knights. The game lasted nearly 4 hours with a final score of 22 to 0 with victory going to the Başkent Knights. (continues)

Old Books Looking for
New Readers

The Dean of Students Office is organizing a book donation campaign to benefit the Afşin Kahramanmaraş Karagöz and Gaziantep İMKB Primary Schools' students, who are in need of books. We invite you to join the campaign by donating gently used elementary school level books. The deadline for bringing books to the Dean of Students Office (Student Council Building, Z-03) is Friday, December 1.
For more information contact Sena Özel at ext. 1550.
Thank you in advance for your kind support.
Books required:
Primary School level course books
Test books
Story books
100 Great Classics

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Concert Program

Saturday, November 25 at 8 p.m. / Bilkent Concert Hall
Bilkent Mozart Season
Conductor: Patrick Gallois
F. J. Haydn | Symphony No.1 in D major
W. A. Mozart | Concerto for Flute No.1 in G major KV. 313
F. J. Haydn | Symphony No.3 in G major
W. A. Mozart | Concerto for Flute No.2 in D major KV. 314

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