|Seventh PASO Student
Film Fest on the Way
Every year, many university students in Turkey produce motion pictures in the hope of
contributing to the development of film art. Unfortunately, many of these films, each of
which is the end product of intense effort and creativity, do not receive the opportunity
of a screening and so cannot reach an audience. In response to this situation, a group of
students from the Department of Communication and Design decided to establish the Paso
Student Film Festival.
The Seventh Paso Student Film Festival, organized by the Bilkent University Faculty of
Art, Design and Architecture, and the Communication Faculties from Gazi, Başkent, and
Ankara Universities, invites university students to submit their creative films for
showing. The idea behind the event is to screen student films in an environment free of
conventional categories and competition.
During the Paso Student Film Festival, post-screening discussions and panels will
accompany many of the films. While the discussions will enable the audience to exchange
ideas with the filmmakers, the panels will address the broader issue of common problems
faced by young filmmakers. Moreover, the Communication and Design Department received a
grant of 12,000 Euros from the Turkish National Agency in the name of the EU to invite 30
German students to participate in PASO in a 10-day workshop.
If you want to submit your project, the deadline is March 2. To be
eligible, you must be a student, and your film should be no longer than half an hour and
produced after 2005. The Paso Film Festival will be held March 30 - April 10
at the German Cultural Center in Ankara. After the showing of the films, the audience will
have the opportunity to participate in a discussion session about what they have seen. For
more information, log on to: www.art.bilkent.edu.tr/filmfest
or www.pasofest.org First Issue of Bilkent Koza
Bilkent Basyn Yayyn Kulübü (Bilkent Journalism Club)has recently published the first
issue of its ideas & literature magazine, Bilkent Koza, in January 2007. Bilkent Koza
is a student magazine prepared by the Basyn Yayyn Kulübü consisting of 25 Bilkent
students from different departments. The 120-page inaugural issue includes articles,
essays, poems, short stories and interviews all written and prepared by the students.
Besides being writers, the Bilkent Koza team is also involved in design layout, web
designing, fund-raising, photographs and advertisement. This first issue covers the topic
"identity" and includes interviews with Rector Prof. Ali Do?ramacy, Prof. Hikmet
Sami Türk, and Asst. Prof. Hasan Ünal.
You can find the magazine this week at Basyn Yayyn Kulübü stands in the B-Building
entrance, FEASS entrance and Kyraç Restaurants. A second issue is planned for May 2007.
The Bilkent Koza team invites those who believe they can contribute to join their project.
Please send your suggestions, comments, questions, messages, or a friendly letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, Bilkent Koza will soon
be interactive at: www.koza.bilkent.edu.tr
Veryeri-Alaca: Recent Prints and Drawings at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art in
Prints from artist
and Department of Fine Arts Assistant Professor Ilgım Veryeri Alaca, a visiting lecturer
in the Department of Art and Art History for the 2006-2007 academic year at the University
of Richmond, are being featured in a solo exhibit at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of
Art in Richmond, Virgina.
An invitation to exhibit her work followed, prompting "Ilgım Veryeri-Alaca: Recent
Prints and Drawings," an exhibition of mixed media on paper at the university's Joel
and Lila Harnett Museum of Art.(continues)
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|From the Student Council
As the newly elected student council, my fellow members and I believe that we can only
achieve our goals by being responsive to you, the student body. The statement "make a
difference" has been used many times by previous student councils. However, simply
attending the student club meetings or attending and helping with regular events does not
count as making a difference. We believe that Bilkent students deserve more.
First of all we would like to express our appreciation to all who supported us with their
votes and we look forward to representing the student body. As the 2006-2007 Student
Council, we are aware of our potential impact on campus life. For this reason, our
priority is the student clubs and we are ready to help all of them, because we believe
that a chain is only as powerful as its weakest link.
One of our duties is to build a bridge between the students and the university
administration, so that problems can be solved effectively and to the satisfaction of all
parties. Also, any other problem you bring to our attention will be considered with care
and a solution will be sought.
In addition, our projects will be coordinated in harmony with the administrative units.
Our action plan will be published monthly in the Bilkent News so you can easily follow our
progress and check that we have kept our promises. Bilkent is a large and respected family
and being a part of this family is a great honor for us.
We want to thank all of our friends who supported and trusted us. Finally, we wish you a
productive and successful year.
TTGV, Bilkent University & Ankara Cyberpark Innovative Project Competition
Ankara Cyberpark, in cooperation with TTGV (Türkiye Teknoloji Geliştirme Vakfı) and
Bilkent University, is taking another step in order to support young entrepreneurs by
organizing the Innovative Project Competition for undergraduate students of Bilkent
So why don't you convert your innovative ideas into projects? Please make your application
by filling in the pre-application form found at: www.cyberpark.com.tr
in order to participate in the competition individually or in groups. Submit your
projects along with a business plan and a concept demonstration until April 16,
A committee consisting of experts and academicians from TTGV, Bilkent University and
Cyberpark management, will evaluate projects.
The project exhibition and Award ceremony will be held on April 25-26.
1st Project 4500 YTL
2nd Project 3000 YTL
3rd Project 1500 YTL
Moreover, awarded projects, if found eligible by Cyberpark, will be given space at the
Cyberpark Incubation Center.
For more information on contest eligibility, please visit: www.cyberpark.com.tr
Also in this issue:LIFE ETC.
Prologue to My Perspective
Ilgım Veryeri-Alaca: Recent Prints and Drawingsat the
and Lila Harnett Museum of Art in Richmond
Burak Tokcans Poetry Wins Award
Registration for Spring 2007 Sports Courses Now Underway
Ice Skate into Spring
Thinking About Your Career?
Valentines Day Love Letter Contest
Radio Bilkent Nominated for Best Local Music
February at the Bilkent Concert Hall
Turkish Language Courses Offered