Friday, November 27, 2009

Turksa President in News

Local Newspaper Features Turksa President

Turkish Student Association President Asil Özdoğru was featured in a news story about international students in the United States by the local newspaper, Times Union.

The story by staff writer Scott Waldman, "An offshore educational experience: Region's schools look to attract growing pool of foreign students," which appeared on TU's Friday, November 27th Capital Region section sampled Asil's perceptions and experiences of UAlbany as a representative of international students community in the campus.

The full story can be read online at

Monday, November 9, 2009

Turkish Movie Night

Turkish Student Association
cordially invites you to the
Turkish Movie Night

"Revolution Cars"

An award-winning 2008 film with English subtitles
The inspirational story of Turkey’s attempt to
build a national automobile in the 1960s

Saturday, November 21, 2009, 8:00pm
Campus Center Terrace Lounge

Refreshments will be served
The event is free and open to all!

Sponsored by
"Your GSO funds at work"

Monday, October 19, 2009

Republic Day Reception

Turkish Student Association
cordially invites you to

Turkish Republic Day Celebration
Reception for the 86th annual Turkish Republic Day followed by
The Republic, cinematic story of the foundation of Turkish Republic

Thursday, October 29, 2009
8:00pm, Lecture Center 22

Reception catered by Chartwells
"The Turkish Republic in a Global Context"
Guest speech by Lizzie Redkey
Movie: Cumhuriyet (The Republic)

The event is free and open to all!

Brought to you by
Turkish Student Association

Co-sponsored by
Office of Multicultural Student Success
Graduate Student Organization
“Your GSO funds at work!”

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ramazan 2009

Turkish Student Association
cordially invites you to
2nd annual Bayram Celebration

Monday, September 21, 2009
Campus Center Ballroom

  • A guest speaker from Rochester Turkish mosque
  • Live Sufi music performance with ney and kanun
  • Sema demo by a whirling dervish
  • Coffee, tea, water, and Turkish desserts
Join us for a night of cultural enlightenment
The event is free and open to all

Brought to you by

Sponsored by
Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
GSO Programming Committee
GSO Multicultural Affirmative Action Committee
Office of Multicultural Student Success

Monday, August 31, 2009

Fall 2009 Events

Ramazan 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
8:00pm, Campus Center Ballroom
Celebration of Ramazan Bayramı with a guest speaker, Sufi music and sema performances along with coffee and Turkish desserts.

Republic Day Reception
Thursday, October 29, 2009
8:00pm, Lecture Center 22
Celebration of the 86th annual Turkish Republic Day (Cumhuriyet Bayramı) with a reception and a guest speaker followed by the screening of The Republic, epic cinematic story of the foundation of the Turkish Republic.

Movie Night - 15
Saturday, November, 21, 2009
8:00pm, Campus Center Terrace Lounge
Devrim Arabaları "Revolution Cars"
Docudrama recreation of the race by the engineers of the State Railroad Directorate at Eskişehir, following the 1961 coup d'état by Cemal Gursel, to build the first Turkish automobile. A simple yet successful procedural approach to great effect to follow the production of the "Devrim" car from its inception to it's bittersweet final test whilst never losing track of the fascinating characters behind its creation in a surprisingly moving story. (IMDb). Refreshments will be served at the event.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Donated Library Items

# Turkish Title English Title Type Year Author/Director UAlbany Library Call Number
1 Babam ve Oğlum My Father and My Son DVD 2005 Çağan Irmak PL 248 I753X B33V 2006
2 Dondurmam Gaymak Ice Cream, I Scream DVD 2006 Yüksel Aksu HD 9281 T92 D66V 2006A
3 Hacivat Karagöz Neden Öldürüldü? Who Killed the Shadows? DVD 2006 Ezel Akay PL 248 A354X H335V 2006
4 Hokkabaz The Magician DVD 2006 Ali Taner Baltacı & Cem Yılmaz PL 248 C437X H655V 2006A
5 İklimler Climates DVD 2006 Nuri Bilge Ceylan PL 248 C475X I55V 2006A
6 İstanbul İstanbul Book 1981 İlhan Akşit NA 1370 A397X 1981
7 Marketplaces… Bazaars… Pazarlar… Çarşılar… Book 2005 Eczacıbaşı HF 5475 T9 C37X 2005
8 Selvi Boylum, Al Yazmalım The Girl with the Red Scarf DVD 1977 Atıf Yılmaz PL 44.9 A36 S45V 1977A
9 Cumhuriyet 1 Republic 1 DVD 1998 Ziya Öztan DR 590 C85V 1998A
10 Cumhuriyet 2 Republic 2 DVD 1998 Ziya Öztan DR 590 C85V 1998A
11 Cumhuriyet 3 Republic 3 DVD 1998 Ziya Öztan DR 590 C85V 1998A
12 Devrim Arabaları Cars of the Revolution DVD 2008 Tolga Örnek PL 248 O2354X D48V 2008A
13 Gönül Yarası Lovelorn DVD 2005 Yavuz Turgul PL 248 Y489 G66V 2005A
14 Güneşi Gördüm I Saw the Sun DVD 2009 Mahsun Kırmızıgül PL 248 K575X G85V 2009A
15 Karpuz Kabuğundan Gemiler Yapmak Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds DVD 2004 Ahmet Ulucay PL 248 U583X K376V 2004A
16 Mustafa Mustafa DVD 2008 Can Dündar & Hacı Mehmet Duranoglu DR 592 K4 M865V 2008
17 Son Osmanlı Yandım Ali The Last Ottoman: Yandım Ali DVD 2007 Mustafa Şevki Doğan PL 248 D5774X S66V 2006A
18 Tatil Kitabı Summer Book DVD 2008 Seyfi Teoman PL 248 T336X T386V 2009A
19 Vizontele Vison Tele DVD 2001 Yılmaz Erdoğan & Ömer Faruk Sorak PL 248 E746X V689V 1997A
20 Pandora’nın Kutusu Pandora’s Box DVD 2008 Yeşim Ustaoğlu N/A yet
21 Yahşi Batı Otoman Cowboys DVD 2010 Ömer Faruk Sorak N/A yet
22 Neşeli Hayat A Jolly Life DVD 2009 Yılmaz Erdoğan N/A yet
23 Mommo - Kız Kardeşim The Bogeyman DVD 2009 Atalay Taşdiken N/A yet

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Spring 2009 Commencement

Turkish Student Association members and friends participated at the Spring 2009 commencement ceremonies to congratulate and share the happiness of Turkish student graduates and friends.

Following the university-wide graduate commencement ceremony at the SEFCU Arena on May 16th, friends and families of graduates joined the family picnic organized by the university on the Academic Podium as well as the individual recognition ceremonies and receptions by various schools and colleges of the university.

UAlbany President George Philip also individually congratulated the Turkish graduates and shared his personal insights and experiences during the family picnic.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Turkish Day 2009

Turkish Student Association
cordially invites you to
the 2nd annual
Monday, April 20th, 2009
Campus Center Ballroom
7:00 - 9:30pm

• Remarks by President George Philip and Ambassador Robert Gosende

• International education plans by Vice Provost Ray Bromley

• Personal experiences by Professor of Sociology Sam Friedman

• Catered Turkish food

• Turkish coffee demo

• Ebru (paper marbling) demo

Nasrettin Hoca show

• Live Turkish folk and pop music

• Turkish folk dance choreography

Join us for a night of cultural entartainment!
The event is free and open to all.
See the event flyer.

Brought to you by
University at Albany, SUNY

Sponsored by
Graduate Student Organization
GSO Programming Committee
GSO Multicultural Affirmative Action Committee
Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action
Office of Multicultural Student Success
Office of International Education

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Day of Inclusion

Turkish Student Association participated in the First Annual Day of Inclusion that was held on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 in the UAlbany Campus Center Ballroom as one of the representative cultural organizations. In its display table, Turksa volunteers handed out flyers for upcoming events and promotional materials about Turksa, and displayed advertorial documents about Turkey.

Full day of events included film screenings and discussions, tablings by various organizations, food from different cultures, and a panel discussion on diversity in higher education. The Day of Inclusion was sponsored by UAlbany's Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action, University Auxillary Services, Black Faculty and Staff Association, Alianza Latina, Office of Multicultural Student Success, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Moon Star

Just as the match between Turkey and Spain for 2010 FIFA World Cup was starting on Saturday, March 28, 2009 in Madrid, the first match of the team Moon Star against Spartans was ending in Albany, New York.

Composed of predominantly Turkish players, Moon Star is a football (soccer) team sponsored by Turkish Student Association for the Spring 2009 intramurals at UAlbany. The name Moon Star is the literal translation of “Ay Yıldız” from Turkish that is used as a label for Turkish flag in reference to the crescent and the star on the flag. The team brings together Turkish students and their friends in an attempt to create friendship, sportsmanship, and an outlet for physical exercise.

Turkish Student Association wishes good luck and success to the newly organized team in the tournament that will go through the end of the semester.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2009 UAlbany Day Breakfast

A group of four students from Turkish Student Association participated at an invitation only breakfast as part of the UAlbany Advocacy Day. Co-hosted by New York State Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari and Senator Neil Breslin at the Sign of the Tree Restaurant in the Empire State Plaza, breakfast was the kick-off event for day long activities for the Advocacy Day.

Student, faculty, and staff representatives sat together with legislators, including 11 UAlbany alumni members of the State Legislature, during hour-and-a-half breakfast to celebrate and advocate for the University at Albany. In addition to the co-hosts, UAlbany Interim President George Philip, United University Professionals Albany Chapter President Candace Merbler, and Assembly Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick shared their visions about UAlbany.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Spring 2009 Events

Turkish Movie Night - 13
Saturday, February 28, 2009
8:00pm in Campus Center Terrace Lounge
The story takes place in a small town (called Hakkari) in Turkey at the beginning of the 70's. The time has come to bring technology into that small town. The first Television (or called Visiontele by the citizens) arrives and the chaos begins (IMDb). Refreshments will be served.

Turkish Movie Night - 14
Saturday, March 28, 2009
8:00pm, Campus Center Terrace Lounge
The biography of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who not only grew himself up from a poor lonely child to a country's most loved person, but also rose a new country from the ashes of an empire. A story of a soldier, an eminent statesman and a great reformist (IMDb). Refreshments will be served.

Turkish Day
Monday, April 20, 2009
7:00pm, Campus Center Ballroom
A celebration of Turkey and Turkish culture with informational speeches, Turkish music and dance, and food.