|Graduation Ceremonies to Be
Held on June 13
Graduation ceremonies for Bilkent University graduate and undergraduate students will be
held on Wednesday, June 13 at the Bilkent ODEON.
Ceremony and rehearsal times for each faculty and school will be announced soon. Please
make sure that you arrive at the commencement site at least an hour before the ceremony
Wednesday, June 13, 10:30 a.m.
Graduate School of Education + Institute of Engineering and Science, FE, FHL, SAL, FS,
Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 12 at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 13, 5 p.m.
MBA + Institute of Economics and Social Sciences, FEASS, FMPA, FBA, VSCTOM, VSEL, VSTHM,
Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 12 at 2 p.m.
Şahan and His Gang
Yeni Ufuklar Kulübü (The New Horizons Club) brought the famous comedian Şahan Gökbakar
and his show gang together with Bilkent students on May 1. Actually, Şahan is not a
stranger to Bilkent, as he graduated from Bilkent's Faculty of Music and Performing Arts
in 2002. He talked to Bilkent students at the event and also made everybody laugh - just
in time too, as finals draw near. At the talk, he mentioned his new project - a movie
coming to the cinemas this summer. The leading character of the film is Recep İvedik, the
most popular character of his shows. Following the act, Bilkent News interviewed Şahan.
Bilkent News: What have you been up to since you graduated?
Şahan: Right after graduating I went to İstanbul, rented a house and
tried to settle in. I stayed at home and watched the outside world from the window for
about a year. At the end of that year I started auditioning for advertisements. All of
them said they liked my performances very much and would call me but none of them did.
After a long time, I became bored with this situation and decided to write my own TV
program. One day, an acquaintance's father died and I went to her to express my
condolences. She directed me to a man and I explained my TV project to him. He was
interested in the project and decided to be my manager and then this adventure started. I
worked for ten months to prepare my first program and after the first episode I was fired.
I went to TRT and started to make a five-hour long live program for TRT. After making five
episodes I was fired from TRT, too. One day when we were watching the program Zoka on TV
with my manager, he told me that I would be a great presenter on this show and I agreed.
Then my manager arranged for me to present the show and I became famous. Next, I started
to work on my own program and I became very popular. I transferred to ATV and now I'm on
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|Online Registration Via
The Online Registration System will be accessible on the Internet for Fall 2007
registration. Students with CGPA's of 2.00 or higher will be able to access the system via
the Internet and register using the new WEB interface. Other students (CGPA < 2.00)
will register using the designated computer terminals in the labs as usual. These students
are urged to seek academic guidance from their advisors prior to their registration
The Registration System will be accessible from the Internet throughout the first week of
classes to allow students to adjust their course programs if such adjustments do not
require approvals by officials or do not violate the academic rules and regulations.
Young Critics Keep Up
the Critical Tradition Bilkents 8th Annual Young Critics Symposium
The Department of Turkish Literature will present its 8th annual "Young Critics
Symposium" on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and
Social Sciences, C-Block Auditorium. The symposium has acquired prestige thanks to
groundbreaking, innovative papers read by the department's post-graduate students from
2000 to 2006. This year's symposium will feature papers by PhD students who are working on
their dissertations although the papers will deal with topics not related to their theses.
The symposium topics range from Şinasi to Şebnem İşigüzel, from Nev Yunânîlik to
Oğuz Atay, and from Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu to Elif Şafak.
A special feature of the May 9th Symposium is a new, significant paper to be presented
by one of the Turkey's eminent academic critics, Prof. Jale Parla. Her opening speech will
start at 10 a.m., followed by the papers of Selim Ergül, Murat Cankara, Günil Ayaydın
Cebe, Yalçın Armağan, Elif Aksoy. In the afternoon session, Jale Özata Dirlikyapan,
Hülya Dündar, Leyla Burcu Dündar and Gül Uluğtekin will read their papers. The
Symposium will end with a substantive paper to be given by Prof. Dr. Sibel Irzık. Nilay
Özer, also a PhD student in the department, will MC the symposium.
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