Orientation Days that organized for the New Students by the Near East University continue

The Orientation, Welcome and Placement Days that started on August 21st continue with various activities to orient and welcome the newcomer students who preferred and enrolled in the Near East University for the academic year 2017-2018. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office, a wide range of cultural, social and academic activities are carried out within the scope of Orientation, Welcome and Placement Days that organized annually by the Near East University. The overriding aim of these activities is to ensure the adaptation of the newcomer students and provide them with opportunities to get to know each other, the university and the country. Through Culture Tours, our country has been introduced in the best way…. Within the Scope of the Orientation Days, trips to the districts of Kyrenia, Nicosia, Famagusta and Karpaz were realized in accompany of competent guides and experienced team of the Deanery of Students. During the trips, the newcomer students had the opportunity to get an idea about the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and get to know the history and culture of our country closely. New students have come together at breakfast…. Newcomer students came together at the breakfast meeting that organized by the Deanery of Students within the frame of the Orientation Days. Deanery’s Team Leader Psychologist Çağla Akarsel and team members, Secretary the General Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeter Batur, Dormitories Director Exp. Recep Uğur Arslan participated in the event. During the breakfast meeting, students were provided with information regarding the university campus, accommodation, activities, facilities and possibilities that offered for them. As the students were curious to learn more about the university, they directed many questions. All questions were answered to ensure their satisfaction. The meeting was very fruitful in terms of creating a friendly environment for newcomer students to get to know each other and paving the way towards new friendships. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dudu Özkum Yavuz: “We aim to introduce the students to the University Life, to offer tips to ease their adaptation and coalescence…” Touching upon the significance of organizing a variety of events to orient and welcome the new students, Near East University Student Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dudu Özkum Yavuz underlined that they aimed to introduce the students to the university life, to offer them tips on how to adapt to this new life, to introduce the new environment that they engaged in and to ensure coalescing with each other. Stating that they had designed information pack program during the Orientation Days to inform new students about all their rights and responsibilities and the services and possibilities offered by the Near East University for the students, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dudu Özkum Yavuz delivered further information regarding the issue: ” The Orientation Days program was prepared to introduce campus and campus facilities to new students and to support them in the adaptation process to the life in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. This special orientation program with information packs, tips, trips, social, cultural, sporting and academic activities provided new students opportunities to learn more about our country, the university, their faculties and departments, to get acquainted with the faculty members and campus employees and to establish new friendships and to participate in a wide range of activities”. Newly enrolled students are very satisfied that they prefer Near East University… Underlining that the students, who newly joined to Near East family in the academic year 2017-2018, and their parents had found themselves in a campus and environment that meet their expectations, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dudu Özkum Yavuz stated that they had enriched and facilitated the university life for students through these orientation programs. “In this aspect, the new students are very satisfied with preferring the Near East University and becoming a member of Near East family” said she. Orientation Days will be over with ‘Welcome to the Near East University Party’ Organized by the Near East University Student Deanery, the Orientation Program for the academic year 2017-2018 will be over on September 29 with ‘Welcome to the Near East University Party’. The party will take place at 20:30-00:00 in the parking lot in front of İş Bank located in the Near East University Campus. Acustic4 Music Band and DJ Erim will take the stage at the party where dance shows will take breaths away.

Near East University defeated Botaş with a score of 71-65

Preparations prior to the new basketball season is still continuing and Near East University Women’s Basketball Team played a game against Botaş at the recently renewed Caferağa Sports Hall (new parquets have been installed) and defeated Botaş with a score of 71-65. According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the following athletes made a great contribution to Near East University triumph of 71-65: Olcay Çakır Turgut scored 21 points, newly transferred Ann Wauters scored 12 points, Kim Mestdagh scored 16 points. It was also pointed out that the current team established with new transfers to Botaş made it a rather challenging team and that Elif Emirtekin scored 17 points, Maria Papova scored 13 points whereas Frida Eldebrink scored 13 points. Olcay Çakır: “We are making our full preparations to the new season and we are ready to achieve our team’s goals!” Making a statement on the matter, Olcay Çakır stated that last basketball season was rather successful and that their team had achieved everything they had planned to achieve. She pointed out that they had worked very hard and that everyone in the team had put their hearts into it. She then expressed the current status of the team and explained that they were a good team, working in harmony, and that they were keeping a good pace regarding their training sessions for the next basketball season. She ended her words by emphasising her belief that they were almost certain that they will achieve the team’s goals this year as well.

Near East University Faculty of Communication has been represented at Harvard University at the International Education Technology Conference (IETC-2017) via two presentations

Head of Department of Radio, TV and Cinema of Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fevzi Kasap, alongside Academic Members of the Faculty Ayhan Dolunay and Çağdaş Öğüç went to one of the most prestigious universities of the United States, Harvard University, to represent both our country and the Near East University through two presentations at the International Educational Technology Conference (IETC-2017). A comparison of New Media Theory and Habermas Bourgeois Public Sphere Theory has been made… Kasap, Dolunay and Öğüç explained that their first presentation at the conference was tilted as “The Educational Qualification of Social Media: A Search for a New Public Sphere” and stated that the concept of “new media” was first put forth approximately forty years ago (in the 1970s) by researchers who did studies on social, psychological, economic, political and cultural issues in information and communication platforms. Furthermore, they expressed that this concept later gained momentum in 1990s due to the developments in technology and the internet; taking the whole issue to a different dimension. Then, in the 2000s the concept of “social media” was also added to the concept of new media; becoming an indispensible part of our lives. In this regard, Kasap, Dolunay and Öğüç stressed the importance of the above mentioned concepts and the need to carry out research in this field. Moreover, they added that there was a dispute regarding whether to accept the social media as a new public sphere or not. Kasap, Dolunay and Öğüç explained that this issue was at the heart of their study; making a comparison between social media and the Habermas Bourgeois Public Sphere. They stated that ease in communication brought a new dimension to the matter, making public issues also a global one. Issues on “Victims as a Social Construction” were also discussed at the conference… Kasap, Öğüç and Dolunay stated that their second presentation was titled as “The Representation of the Victim as a Social Construction in Court News” and that at the conference, they had brought issues arising from the above to light. They pointed out that the presence of mobile devices, such as cell phones, facilitated the speed and access to news instantly and that this had created the concept of new media news (new media: means of mass communication using digital technologies such as the internet). As Turkish Cypriot Academicians, we are honoured to have succesfully represented the TRNC and the NEU…. Making a statement on the matter, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fevzi Kasap stated that they were very proud and honoured since they had successfully represented both the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and the Near East University (NEU) at such a significant platform such as the Harvard University. He added that the updated and revised editions of the two presentations made at the conference were to be published very soon.

Research Assistant Erdi Şafak from the Faculty of Law made evaluations to the Union of Bars of Turkey magazine on how International Agreements were assessed with regard to constitutional law of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Research Assistant at the Faculty of Law of Near East University, Erdi Şafak, made evaluations regarding how international agreements were assessed and evaluated with regard to item 90 in the constitutional law of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the 132nd publication of Union of Bars of Turkey; pointing out the significance of the issue for Turkey. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Research Assistant Erdi Şafak provided information via the above mentioned publication regarding his study on judicial inspection of international agreements on the verdict given by the Constitutional Court of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in conjunction with its significance for Turkey. It was pointed out that in this evaluation, a comparison of the constitutional laws of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was made; referencing that there were similarities between the two constitutional laws on the legislation and entering into force of agreements. However, he states that item 90 in both the constitutional laws, stating that international agreements are statutory and a case could not be opened on unconstitutionality, was interpreted differently in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and in Turkey. He pointed out a significant issue with respect to the Turkish judicial system regarding a verdict of the Constitutional Court of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus … He stated that the judicial inspection of the agreements has been a matter of discussion in Turkey for some time now. Furthermore, Şafak stressed that constitutional court had a different approach to the matter and stated that laws regarding agreements could only be inspected with regard to shape and that judicial inspection on content was not possible. Erdi Şafak particularly pointed out that the ratification of an international agreement prior to publication in the official journal in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus could be preceded by a procedure, presenting the agreement to the constitutional court, whereas this was not a procedure available in the 1982 Constitutional Law of Turkey. It is rather significant to discuss items against the Constitutional Law… Erdi Şafak stated that this issue has been raised in the Turkish legislation system several times but that pre-inspection system has not been put into use. However, he emphasised that this was a significant procedure in use in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus asked for view from the constitutional court whether an international agreement was in line with the constitutional law, and the Constitutional Court evaluated the items in the agreement with regard to the items of the constitutional law of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Resultantly, an item in the agreement was found against the constitutional law; and thus the President sent the agreement back to the parliament. With the necessary changes made later, the agreement became valid. Having given the example above, Erdi Şafak stressed the importance of this issue as it was absent in the Turkish judicial system and pointed out that it was a necessity. Furthermore, he stated that the above mentioned procedure should be included into the jurisdiction and authority of the constitutional court within the current framework of the revision being considered since it was a rather significant matter.

Belgian Veteran Pivot Ann Wauters has signed for Near East University

The Near East University Women’s Basketball Team has signed a contract with Ann Wauters, who also plays for Belgium National Team. The Near East University Sports Club announced that 1.95m tall player had signed the contract that ties herself to the colors of the Near East University. Euroleague Women’s the Greatest-Ever Scorer….. Ann Wauters, born in 1980, holds the title of the top-ever scorer of the Euroleague Women with 3682 points. Throughout her career, the 37 year-old pivot lifted the coveted EuroLeague Women trophy for four times, she was selected the European Women’s Player of the Year for five times and named the Euroleague Final Four MVP for three times. In addition, Ann Wauters won the WNBA championship with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2016. Among the legendary pivots of women’s basketball, the veteran pivot has played on 15 teams, 10 in Europe and 5 in the WNBA. She’s a five-time European Player of the Year, a three-time EuroLeague Final Four MVP, and a one-time WNBA All-Star. She has won championships and many awards so far. Playing in Turkish Women’s Basketball League with an average of 28.44 minutes per match for Bellona AGÜ in the previous season, she showed a great performance with an average of 11.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Ann Wauters, who played the EuroCup Final with her team Bellona AGU, completed the season with an average of10.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 58.3% from the field. Through career games she holds career averages of 10.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 26.1 minutes per game while shooting 54% from the field and 76% from free-throw range. Playing with 13.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017, Ann Wauters exhibited a great performance and provided a great contribution to the Belgian National Team ranking the third place. Ann Wauters, who played long years in WNBA, became the number one pick in the history of the WNBA when she was selected first overall in the 2000 draft by Cleveland Rockers. That also made her the first Belgian-born player to ever play in the league. Wauters played 18.7 minutes per game in her rookie year, a number that gradually increased all the way to 31.4 minutes a game in 2005, when she was named an All-Star as a member of the New York Liberty. Ann Wauters won the WNBA championship with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2016. Throughout her basketball career, Wauters has gained more overseas experience than any other woman player. She played in France, South Korea, Russia, Spain, Belgium, and Turkey. She experienced many championships. Ann Wauters: “Near East University is a Top Level Club…” Expressing her views at the signing ceremony, Ann Wauters stated that she saw such an organization like Near East University in very few places although she had a very long career with various teams in different countries. She voiced her excitement and happiness of being a player of the Near East University, which is such a top level club. Işık Eyigüngör: “We Have Signed for a Precious Transfer….” Touching upon their happiness of transferring one of the best players of women’s basketball, Near East University Sports Club Chairman Işık Eyigüngör underlined that Ann Wauters would provide great contribution to the team with her experience and high basketball fundamentality. “I hope this transfer will be beneficial for both the Near East University and the player” said he.

Near East University Scientific Research Project Represented At International Environment Congress In Turkey

Near East University Scientific Research Project (BAP) has been represented at the XIII. Congress of Ecology and Environment in Edirne, Turkey. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wayne John Fuller from NEU Veterinary Medicine Faculty attended to the XIII. Congress of Ecology and Environment Congress in Edirne with a poster presentation. Poster article entitled “ Preliminary survey of Marine Debris Accumulation along the North Cyprus shoreline“ was prepared by Özge Özden, Sinem Yıldırım, Wayne Fuller from Near East University and Stephen Pikesley, Brendan Godley from University of Exeter. A total number of 1500 national and international participants attended to the Congress and environmental issues were discussed. Near East University Project Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özge Özden Fullerwho is Head of Department of Landscape Architecture at Faculty of Architecture said that: Our project entitled “Spatiotemporal patterns of Marine Debris Deposition along the shoreline of North Cyprus“ started in January 2017 with five academic team membersand will finish March 2019. Three academics from Near East University and two academics from University of Exeter UK are carrying out this research project. The study aims are 1) to determine composition of marine debris, 2) to identify spatio-temporal trends, 3) produce recommendations for future marine debris research within the Mediterranean region. She also added that: There is growing evidence that the eastern Mediterranean is among the most polluted seas in the world in relation to anthropogenic debris. This region has, however, been understudied and our study has the potential to inform marine science across the Mediterranean region, highlighting the downstream impacts experienced in Northern Cyprus as a result of poor waste management in other nations. Near East University Marine Debris Scientific Research Project funded by Near East University collaboration with University of Exeter Cornwall Campus. Brendan Godley who is a Professor of Conservation Science at University of Exeter emphasized that the study is geographically extensive and of long enough duration to encompass spatiotemporal variability and offer statistical power for subsequent analysis.

Elin Eldebrink also signed the new contract

Near East University Women’s Basketball Team renewed the contract with Swedish player Elin Eldebrink who had great contribution in crowning the Near East University with three championships in the previous regular basketball season. In the press release delivered by the Near East University Sports Club, it was announced that the contract with 1988 born and 1.70m tall Swedish guard Elin Eldebrink had been extended for another year. She stands forth with her physically strong body and high shot percentage… Elin Eldebrink takes places amongst the most notable guards of the women’s basketball and stands out with her strong physics, top guard fundamentality and high shot percentage. As a striking guard of the Swedish National Team, she averaged 7.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists in Euro Basket 2017. In 2016-2017 regular season, she played with an average of 7.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in the Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League, and an average of 8.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in the FIBA EuroCup Women. 29 year old guard Eldebrink has experience in Euroleague as well. Elin Eldebrink, who is also a member of the Swedish National team, played in leagues of France and Belgium in previous years. She had great contribution in crowning the Near East University as the Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League champion, Turkey Cup champion, and FIBA EuroCup Women champion in their rookie season.

Participating in the Annual Meeting of International Association of Dental Students (IADS), the Near East University Represented Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in Madrid

Association of Dental Students of the Near East University attended the 64th IADS Annual Meeting, which took place along with the FDI World Dental Congress 2017 in Madrid. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the Near East University, the 64th IADS Meeting alongside the FDI World Dental Congress 2017 held in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. Intern Dt. Berna Bucak (international delegate), intern Dt. Barış Çelikoğlu (chairperson), intern Dt. Burak Mertsöz (person in charge for exchange program) and intern İrem Tüter (vice chairperson), board members of the Association of Dental Students of the Near East University, participated in the 64th IADS Annual Meeting and represented Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in Madrid. The International Association of Dental Students (IADS) Brings together Dental Students from around the World…. As the only worldwide association for dental students, IADS represents the interests of more than 200,000 dental students in around 60 countries worldwide. The International Association of Dental Students has set it as a mission to unite the dental students of the world and allow them to exchange knowledge and experiences about dentistry at an international level. To this end, the Association strives for educational and scientific excellence throughout the international projects and initiatives it manages. IADS Meeting is organized annually and provides unique opportunity to gain useful information in the practice of profession through very notable speakers, panels, seminars that emphasize the crucial role of oral and dental health on overall health.

Near East University Sports Tower to open on October 25

Near East University Sports Tower, where 120 trainers and staff will be working, opens on October 25, 2017. Sports for Every Age and Every Field… The Sports Tower will be equipped with state-of-the-art cardio devices and various opportunities will be provided for fitness, step, aerobic, spining, TRX, Kangoo Jumps, Total Body, far eastern sports and many other sports facilities in a hygienic environment. Special training sessions will be given to the groups in the Sports Tower where numerous sessions such as Pilates, Yoga, Functional Balance, X Body, Zumba, Spinning, Boxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Shotokan karate, Kettlebell, Gymnastics will be held. There will also be special sessions with special rooms for sports teams, primary school, junior high school and high school students and various sports facilities and special training facilities will be provided for their age groups. Beside sports branches in Sports Tower, athletes, children and ladies will be provided with dietetician servies as well as other relevant special services. Individuals With Special Needs Not Forgotten … Individuals with special needs were not forgotten at the Sports Tower. Individuals with special needs will have the opportunities to do sports under guidance of the specialist trainers in programs especially tailored for them. Art Combined With Sports … On the interior walls of the Sports Tower, artistic designs were made by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün, Head of the Graphic Design Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, using stencil graffiti technique. Devices rarely found in sports halls will be available in Sports Tower … New sports trends will also be featured by using thePanatta products, designed and drawn by Pininfarina, the designer of the automotive giant Ferrari, and one of the best in the world, the Italian brand, Panatta. Various sports opportunities will be provided with body analysis devices produced in the European Union with advanced technology, such as Inbody, Bodyshape, walking band and cryotherapy sauna in order to ensure healthy weight loss and thinning without being exhausted. In addition, among the applications that will take place in the Sports are the color therapy, air ionization, ozone therapy, electro stimulation, LED photo rejuvenation – collagen, aromatherapy, vacuum effect, infrared warming, and activ cryo.

Near East University was represented at the 13th International Congress on Ecology and Environment that held in Edirne

Organized by Trakya University and Izmir Branch of the Association of Turkish Biologists, the 13th International Congress on Ecology and Environment was held at Balkan Congress Center on 12-15 September 2017. About 500 scientists from different countries including Germany, Bulgaria, Turkey and TRNC participated in the congress which provided an exceptional scientific platform where various ecological and environmental problems discussed, and possible solutions were proposed. Asst. Prof. Dr. Nazım Kaşot, lecturer of Environmental Education and Management course and Head of the Department of Classroom Teaching of Atatürk Faculty of Education of the Near East University, took active part the organizing committee of the congress. Near East University Represented TRNC successfully at the 13th International Congress on Ecology and Environment According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the Near East University, Asst. Prof. Dr. Nazım Kaşot, lecturer of Environmental Education and Management course and Head of the Department of Classroom Teaching of Atatürk Faculty of Education of the Near East University, represented his faculty and TRNC successfully with his presentations. Three studies including ‘Environmental factors that have negative effects on the avifauna in Northern Cyprus’, conducted jointly with Expert Asuman Kuyucu, ‘Wildlife Rehabilitation Activities in Northern Cyprus’, conducted jointly with Expert Mert Beşiktaş, and ‘Important Biodiversity Regions in Northern Cyprus’ conducted jointly with Expert Türkay Öyken, were presented successfully by Asst. Prof. Dr. Nazım Kaşot.
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