Volume 15, Number 11
December 2, 2008

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The New Student Council Takes Over Responsibilities

The new Executive Committee of the Student Council took office on Wednesday, November 26. A ceremony was held at the Rector's Office, where the former Executive Committee members handed over their responsibilities to the newly elected members.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish the new members an exciting and productive year.

Setting the Course: A Message from Your Student Council President 

Dear Bilkent University Students,

As the president of your Student Council for the 2008-2009 academic year, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know about our plans and expectations for the new academic year. Our main goal, of course, is to continue developing the already rich social life that exists on campus. After all, a good balance between studies and social interaction is crucial for health and happiness. We believe in Bilkent, and want to unite all students under the Bilkent banner. We will keep the spirit of the school alive and well, and help every student feel as though they are part of something special.

Your new council is starting off with passion. We are here to work for you, and have your needs in mind. As your connection to the administration, we want to hear your concerns, suggestions, thoughts, feelings and desires when it comes to this school. We urge you to take an active role by communicating with us.

We are dedicated to doing our very best to represent each and every student, and Bilkent University.

Student Council President
Doğukan Özer(THS/I)

Bilkent University Instructor Featured at the Centrum, Tczew, Poland

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Işık Aksoy began teaching photography at Bilkent's Department of Graphic Design in 1989. After his first solo photography exhibition at the Gdansk National Gallery in Poland, "Lost Houses in Agony," as the first Turkish photographer to have works exhibited in Gdansk, Aksoy has now revisited Poland. His second exhibition, held in conjunction with Wtodzimierz Piechowiez under the title of "Cappadocia," opened November 14 and will run until December 5 at the Regional Showground Center of the Lower Vistula River Valley in Tczew, Poland. It is made up of two slide shows of color photographs. Aksoy's photography features panoramic landscapes from Kızılçukur and Ortahisar, Cappadocia, the Salt Lake and historical sites from Knidos, Aphrodisias, Sagalassos, Aizanoi and Yazılıkaya (Midas).

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Halman Publishes-Two Volume Anthology of Turkish Plays in English

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The U.S. publisher, Syracuse University Press, has just released a two-volume anthology of Turkish plays, compiled and edited by Talat Halman, with the collaboration of Dr. Jayne Warner. The first volume, İbrahim the Mad and Other Plays, contains selections by Ahmet Kutsi Tecer, Tunç Yalman, Haldun Taner, Cahit Atay, Necati Cumalı, Başar Sabuncu, Melih Cevdet Anday, A. Turan Oflazoğlu, and Aziz Nesin. Volume II, entitled I, Anatolia and Other Plays, features the works of Orhan Asena, Dinçer Sümer, Güngör Dilmen, Turgut Özakman, Nezihe Araz, Memet Baydur, and Refik Erduran. The translations are by 12 different hands, with Halman writing the introductions: "The Evolution of Turkish Drama Until 1970," for Volume 1 and "The Turkish Theatre Since 1970" for Volume II. Each play is introduced by a short preface, also written by Halman. Containing 17 works and 850 pages, the anthology is the most encompassing selection of Turkish plays in English translation. The cover of the first Volume features a photo of Müşfik Kenter as İbrahim the Mad, while Volume II has Yıldız Kenter in I, Anatolia.

The books are available in the U.S. from Syracuse University Press, online at
www.syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu. In Europe, they are available from Eurospan at www.eurospanonline.com. Each volume is priced at $29.95.

Starting to Think About Your Career: Sector Introduction Days

This year's Bilkent University Sector Introduction Days began November 18 and will run through December 25.

Students who attend five meetings (provided they arrive on time and stay for the entire session) will receive “Sector Introduction Days Participation Certificate.”

For more information contact the Career Center at ext. 1911 or 1131.

Sector Introduction Sessions:
Tuesday, December 2
12:40 p.m: Kamu Kurum ve Kuruluşları Tanıtım Günleri / Merkez Bankası
1:40 p.m.: Kamu Kurum ve Kuruluşları Tanıtım Günleri /Dış Ticaret Müsteşarlığı FADA-FFB05
Wednesday, December 3
12:40 p.m.: Kamu Kurum ve Kuruluşları Tanıtım Günleri / Rekabet Kurumu Başkanlığı
1:40 p.m.: Kamu Kurum ve Kuruluşları Tanıtım Günleri / Dış İşleri Bakanlığı
Thursday, December 4
12:40 p.m.: Kamu Kurum ve Kuruluşları Tanıtım Günleri

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