Distinguished Teachers Honored

The University is pleased to announce the recipients of the Distinguished Teachers of the Year Awards for 2012. Asst. Prof. Nedim Karakayalı, Instructor Philip Poole, and Assoc. Prof. Fatma Taşkın were chosen for demonstrating outstanding teaching abilities and for contributing to students' academic and intellectual development. Bilkent News asked this year's Distinguished Teachers for their thoughts on receiving this award.

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Graduation Ceremony, June 17

This year's graduates will receive their diplomats at three ceremonies to be held on the same day. Graduating students should be sure to arrive at the commencement site at least an hour before the ceremony begins.

Morning Ceremony:
Sunday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.
Rehearsal: Friday, June 15, 10:30 a.m.
Faculty of Humanities and Letters, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Business Administration

Midday Ceremony:
Sunday, June 17, 14:30 p.m.
Rehearsal: Friday, June 15, 2:30 p.m.
Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Services, School of Applied Technology and Management, School of Applied Languages

Evening Ceremony:
Sunday, June 17, 18:30 p.m.
Rehearsal: Friday, June 15, 4:30 p.m.
Vocational School of Computer Technology and Office Management, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, School of English Language, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts

Graduation Ball Coming Up!

The 2012 Graduation Ball will be held on June 6 and 7 at the Bilkent Hotel's Sakarya Ballroom at 8 p.m., and will feature a live concert by Turkish pop singer Murat Dalkılıç.

Thursday, June 6:

Friday, June 7:

The ticket price is 150 TL per person until May 28, and 160 TL beginning May 28.
Tickets are now available at the Alumni Center in the Student Council Building. For further information, please contact the Alumni Center at ext. 2236.

Erasmus Photography Award Goes to Bilkent CTIS Student

Safa Topal (CTIS/II), who spent the 2010-2011 academic year at IT Carlow, Ireland, as an Erasmus student, has won second place in the photography category of the photography and short film competition organized by the Turkish National Agency to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Erasmus Programme.

The winning photographs and films were selected by a jury consisting of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSFAU) faculty members. At a ceremony hosted by MSFAU on May 4, Safa and the other winners received their awards from MSFAU's rector, Prof. Yalçın Karayağız.