December 24, 2018 – December 31, 2018

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Dear Bilkent News Readers,

The Bilkent News Editorial Board wishes you a healthy and prosperous New Year – may all your dreams and expectations be fulfilled! The next issue of Bilkent News will come out on February 5.


December 27

“La Ronde,” by Arthur Schnitzler, directed by Jason Hale, at FMPA Theater Hall, 8 p.m.


Wednesday and Thursday, December 26 and 27, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

New Year’s Concerts

Ferenc Gabor, conductor

Burcu Uyar, soprano


Until January 4

Works by Kerem Durukan, at the Library Art Gallery. The exhibition will be open every day (except Sundays) between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Wednesday, December 26

“Inclusive Citizenship and Reconciliation in Turkey’s Kurdish Issue,” by Prof. Ayşe Betül Çelik (Sabancı University), at FEASS, A-130, 12:30 p.m. Organized by POLS


Friday, December 28

“Optimal Duration of Innovation Contests,” by Dr. Gizem Körpeoğlu (University College London School of Management), in EA-409, 1:40 p.m. Organized by IE.

Friday, December 28

“Do Sharing Economy Firms Refuse to Share? Information Asymmetries and Consumer Safety in Short-term Accommodation Platforms,” by Burçin Güçlü (Universitat Remon Llull, at FBA, MA-330, 1:40 p.m. Organized by FBA.



New Year Countdown

As we all count down the days to New Year’s Eve, Radio Bilkent is preparing a week full of surprises. This year, the New Year spirit came to the station a little early, beginning on December 21, the longest night of the year.

That night, the station stayed on the air later than usual, broadcasting until 2 a.m. All 73 members of the Radio Bilkent “family” got together to do the broadcast as well as to share time together and play board games, almost like an early New Year’s Eve party.

As it does every year, the primetime Drive Time program is playing Santa Claus during New Year’s week, making everyone happy by giving away lots of gifts to listeners who call in. After completing this enjoyable task, the staff will end the week with an in-station party organized by newcomers to the station crew. By taking responsibility for the party, the new staffers become more involved in the station and get to know many more people.

The Radio Bilkent family wishes everyone a happy New Year!

Student Columnists Needed

Bilkent News is looking for student columnists for the 2018-2019 spring semester. Student columnists write columns about life on campus, opinion pieces and reviews. Columnists should be well informed and seek to generate discussion with humor, insight and sensitivity by writing in an authoritative but accessible manner.

Student columnists will be expected to:

  • Be deadline oriented and able to coordinate dates and deadlines with the editors
  • Keep abreast of campus activities, news events, etc.
  • Set goals to improve journalistic skills and work diligently on improving writing
  • Have a strong command of English and the desire to constantly improve
  • Write with sensitivity and never employ hate speech
  • Write well-reasoned columns

If you are interested in writing for Bilkent News, please submit two writing samples to Hande Seçkin Onat ( ASAP.