Volume 13, Number 25
4 April

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Case Western Reserve University Bestows Honorary Doctoral Degree Upon Prof. İhsan Doğramacı

Prof.İhsan Doğramacı, the founder of Bilkent University and President of the Board of Trustees, was given an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Case Western Reserve University in a ceremony at the Bilkent Concert Hall, on Tuesday, April 3.

On behalf of the Honorary Degree Committee of the Case Western Reserve University Faculty, Gregory Eastwood, President of the University, presented the Honorary Doctorate to Prof. Doğramacı in recognition of his contributions to higher education. President Gregory also said that Prof. Doğramacı's leadership in groups such as the World Health Organization, UNICEF and International Pediatric Association "perfectly describe a man who serves the world."

The evening began with the screening of a brief documentary, “Bilkent, the History of an Idea,” presented by Prof. John Grabowski of Case Western Reserve University. Following bestowal of the honorary doctorate on Prof. Doğramacı, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, along with guest artist Gülsin Onay, performed Robert Schumann's "Piano Concerto in A minor. "The BSO also performed the world premiere of the "Happy Birthday Overture" composed by BSO music director Maestro Emil Tabakov and dedicated to Prof. Doğramacı.

Prefer Organic Food? You Can Grow Your Own at Bilkent!

Name: Organic Paradise Project
Place: Middle Campus
The Gardener: You

The Organic Paradise project was started at Bilkent in 2002. Since then, it has attracted the participation of many people who live on campus. The project offers individuals the opportunity to grow their own food in plots located on Middle Campus. A participant pays only 70 YTL for the use of a 20-square-meter plot for a whole year. Seeds, seedlings and organic fertilizers are available on site. And if you like the idea but don't know much about gardening, Environmental Planning Management Unit staff members are there to help.

New and experienced gardeners alike are welcome to join the program. For more information on how to reserve your garden space, you may contact the Environmental Planning Management Unit at ext. 2257 or 2258.
This spring, why not create your own bit of nature with your own garden!

Spring Break

Dear Bilkent News Readers,

Spring has come once more, bringing us warmer weather, and, yes, Spring Break! Due to the break, the Bilkent News will not be published next week. The next issue will appear on Tuesday, April 17.
We wish you a wonderful break!


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Hoca Bey Turns 92!

Professor İhsan Doğramacı turned 92 on April 3, 2007. We wish Hoca Bey many happy returns for his birthday!

Spring Fest Around the Corner

Bilkenters should mark May 3, 4 and 5 on their calendars! Spring Fest is just around the corner!

Feeling the sun on your face, listening to great music, having fun and relaxing with good friends while the aroma of delicious food wafts past your nose-yes, indeed, the most wonderful time of the year, Spring Fest, will soon be upon us.

Spring Fest 2007 will take place from Thursday, May 3 to Saturday, May 5. During the three-day period, activities will be held for students on the grass field between the FMPA and the FEASS buildings, as well as at the ODEON.

Süleyman Demirel Shares Ideas on "Turkey and The World in the Spring Of 2007"

The Bilkent Political Platform Club hosted the 9th President of Turkey, Süleyman Demirel, on March 27. A huge student group welcomed President Demirel in the C-Block Auditorium at Bilkent University. In his talk, President Demirel pointed out that since Turkey is affected by conditions around the world, it is important to understand the current state of affairs around the world and to understand Turkey's past in order to make the correct assumptions and predictions for Turkey's future.

President Demirel asserted that the ideological quarrels all over the world translate into economic concerns and he concluded that the basis for improvement is via education. Apart from education, Demirel said, economic progress could be a basis for development in Turkey. The method for such progress is a liberal economy according to President Demirel, which is adopted by most countries around the world.(continues)

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