Volume 9, Number 4
15 October 2002

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Bilkent MATH Students Win Awards

Two students, Orhan Kara (Ph.D student), and Caner Koca (MATH/IV), received the “Orhan Alisbah Fellowship” award on October 11, at the Department of Mathematics award ceremony.
The Orhan Alisbah Fellowship is conferred in memory of Prof. Orhan Alisbah (1910-1989), one of the best known mathematicians in Turkey.
Every year since 1998, Prof. Bilsel Alisbah, son of Orhan Alisbah and currently a faculty member at MAN, has awarded fellowships to students in the department of Mathematics at Bilkent.
This fellowship ensures that the memory of Prof. Alisbah is not forgotten, continuing to serve instead as an exemplary role model for young mathematicians.

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Football Team Recruiting New Players

The Bilkent University football team (soccer, that is), coached by Yıldıray Kanat and Mesut Atay, has competed in local, national and international championships over the past 3 years.
Now Bilkent’s football team is competing in the 1st inter-university league; an improvement over last year, when they played in the 2nd league. “Our goal is to continue to improve so that next year we will make it to the Super League and be able to compete for the Turkish Championship,” says Yıldıray Kanat.
The team meets three times a week, and every member follows a specialized program for strength training. Kanat invites everyone who is ready for an enjoyable, disciplined work schedule to try-out.

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Old Books Looking for New Readers

The Dean of Students Office is organizing a book campaign, in which used books will be distributed to elementary schools in the socio-economically underprivileged districts of Ankara. We invite you to join the campaign by donating dictionaries, encyclopedias and any other books you may have for students at the elementary school level. In addition to the above, test books are needed by those preparing for the University Entrance Exam.
The deadline for bringing books to the Dean of Students Office is Friday, October 25.
For more information contact Sena Özel at ext. 2371 or at esena@bilkent.edu.tr.

Bilkent T-shirts for Free

All students, faculty and administrative staff and their family are invited to participate in the Republic Run 2002 on Saturday, October 19 at 11 a.m. Bilkent t-shirts will be given to the first 400 people to register.
Runners will be organized into the following categories: Age 10 and under; 11-15; 16-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-54; 55 and over. Trophies will be given for the first three finishers in each category.
The run starts from the East Campus Sports Hall at 11 a.m. Those who are 10 and under will start from the open tennis courts located in the Main Campus Faculty Housing area at 10:45 a.m. Transportation will be provided from the Main Campus Sports Hall to the East Campus Sports Hall. Buses leave from the Main Campus Sports Hall at 10:30 a.m.
Registration is at the Main Campus and the Student Dormitories Sports Halls. For further information call the Physical Education and Sports Center at ext.1993 or ext. 1325.

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