Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Turksa Gives Back Again

Turkish Student Association donated a new set of items to University Libraries after May 2008 set. With the new “gifts in kind,” Turksa continues to contribute to the accumulation of resources about Turkey and the Turkish culture at UAlbany.

In the observation of Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day on May 19th, 2010, Turksa Treasurer Hamide Yılmaz Gözü submitted DVDs of eleven Turkish movies to Dean and Director of Libraries, Dr. Mary F. Casserly.

The movies were screened during Turkish movie night events in the previous semesters and DVDs were purchased through RGSO funds. Donated items are as follows:

List of Donated Items
  1. Cumhuriyet 1 “Republic 1” Directed by Ziya Öztan (1998)
  2. Cumhuriyet 2 “Republic 2” Directed by Ziya Öztan (1998)
  3. Cumhuriyet 3 “Republic 3” Directed by Ziya Öztan (1998)
  4. Devrim Arabaları “Cars of the Revolution” Directed by Tolga Örnek (2008)
  5. Gönül Yarası “Lovelorn” Directed by Yavuz Turgul (2005)
  6. Güneşi Gördüm “I Saw the Sun” Directed by Mahsun Kırmızıgül (2009)
  7. Karpuz Kabuğundan Gemiler Yapmak “Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds” Directed by Ahmet Ulucay (2004)
  8. Mustafa “Mustafa” Directed by Can Dündar & Hacı Mehmet Duranoğlu (2008)
  9. Son Osmanlı Yandım Ali “The Last Ottoman: Yandım Ali” Directed by Mustafa Şevki Doğan (2007)
  10. Tatil Kitabı “Summer Book” Directed by Seyfi Teoman (2008)
  11. Vizontele “Vison Tele” Directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan & Ömer Faruk Sorak (2001)
With the addition of 11 DVDs Turksa increased its number of donated items to 19. The complete list of all the donated items up to date can be seen in our Resources page.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring 2010 Commencement

Turkish Student Association members attended the Spring 2010 commencement ceremonies to congratulate and share the joy of graduates and family and friends.

In addition to the university-wide graduate commencement ceremony on Saturday May 15th and undergraduate ceremony on Sunday 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.

Turkish Student Association family was extra happy for the graduation of its current treasurer Hamide Yılmaz Gözü (MS in Educational Psychology) and former vice president Çağrı Özköse-Bıyık (PhD in Educational Theory and Practice), pictured on the right.

Turkish Student Association congratulates all the graduates and their families and wishes good luck and success in their future endeavors.