Near East University has overpowered its opponent and run up the score…. Near East University: 87 – Wisla CANPACK: 59

Competing in FIBA EuroLeague Women, Near East University Women’s Basketball team faced Polish Wisla CANPACK on game-day 5 and won this home game by a net score 87-59. With this win, Near East University continues to leading the Group B with nine points. According to the info released by the Near East University Sports Club, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team faced Wisla CANPACK on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 17:30 (GMT+2) at Caferağa Sport Saloon. Near East University started the game with Kayla McBride, Courtney Vandersloot, Elin Eldebrink, Ann Wauters and Jantel Lavender. The periods were completed as 22-16, 44-32, 59-38 and 87-59. Having the edge over in assists and rebounds, all players of Near East University scored. Near East University started the first period with a high tempo. The team was effective in all zones of the court. The versatile players of Near East University scored 22 points while the opponent team scored 16 points. Near East University led the first period 22-16. At the beginning of the second period, Jantel Lavender turned the free-throws into points (24-16). Taking the game under its control, Near East University’s players kept handling out significant assists and driving the ball to basket. Near East University led this period 44-33. With 18 points, Jantel Lavender was the scorer player of the first half. Another striking name of the first half was Courtney Vandersloot with 6 rebounds. Kept dominating the game by exhibiting stunning performance, Near East University suppressed its opponent and ran up the score. Outscoring its rival with 21 points, Near East University won this period by a net score 59-38. Kayla Mcbride, Courtney Vandersloot and Cansu Köksal with their two-point and three-point shots were the striking names of this period. Without resting on its score advantage, and without compromising effective performance, the Near East University started the final period with a very high tempo. This period, the rival tried to fight back but the versatile players of Near East University gave them no way by exhibiting tough zone defense. Having been effective in defense and offence, Near East University outscored by 18 points and defeated its opponent 87-59. Standouts: Near East University: Jantel Lavender 20 pts, Kayla McBride 13 pts, Courtney Vandersloot 4 pts., 11 rebounds, 7 assists, Ann Wauters 14 pts, 7 rebounds, Olcay Çakır 10 pts, 4 assists, Cansu Köksal 8pts, Elin Eldebrink 4 pts, 7 assists, Gökçe Doğan 5 pts, Bahar Çağlar 4 pts, 5 rebounds, Kim Mestdagh 6 points, 3 rebounds Wisla CANPACK: Leonor Rodriguez 12 pts, 5 rebounds, Cheyenne Parker 13 pts, 6 rebounds, Maurita Reid 8 pts, 3 rebounds, Magdalena Zietara 7 pts. The Rival is Fenerbahçe in the 6th Week…. Regular Season Gameday 6 in FIBA EuroLeague Women will be the scene of a breathtaking match between two contender teams of Groub B. Near East University will host Fenerbahçe at Caferağa Sport Saloon at 18:30 (GMT + 2) on Wednesday 29 November 2017.

Near East University has given a seminar to tourist guide candidates

Co-organized by the Turkish Cypriot Union of Tourist Guides and Tourism Promotion and Marketing Office that affiliated to the Ministry of Tourism and Environment, the 34th term course on raising tourist guides was realized at Ethnography Museum. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şevket Öznur, the Chairman of NEU Cyprus Studies Center and Turkish Authors Union, lecturer at NEU Faculty of Turkish Language and Literature, gave a seminar to the tourist guide candidates that attending the course. The topics themed on “Turkish Cypriot Literature” and “Ethnology and Folk dances” were covered during the seminar that lasted two days. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, 90 tourist guide candidates participated in the 34rd Term Tourist Guide Course that held at Derviş Pasha Mansion (Ethnography Museum). Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şevket Öznur gave a seminar and provided information on the history of the Turkish Cypriot folklore and the ethnological developments experienced across the globe from the past to the present. He also introduced practical presentations on the art works in the museum. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şevket Öznur: “Local Culture has a great role in Forming the National Identity.” Touching upon the crucial role of local culture in forging the national identity, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şevket Öznur expressed his views: “In this respect, it is undeniable that compiling and examining the products that can contribute to the studies of Turkish Cypriot Folklore will greatly contribute to the Turkish Cypriot culture”. Considering the importance of the intangible cultural heritage as a mainspring of cultural diversity and a guarantee of sustainable development, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Öznur delivered information on open-air museums and intangible cultural heritage. Underlining the deep-seated interdependence between the intangible cultural heritage and the tangible cultural and natural heritage, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Öznur pointed to the far-reaching impact of the activities of UNESCO in establishing normative instruments for the protection of the cultural heritage, in particular the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şevket Öznur: “One of the aims of folklore is to record right away the cultural values that disappear from day to day and to convey them to future generations.” Pointing to the role of globalization and social transformation in giving a rise to threats of deterioration, disappearance and destruction of the intangible cultural heritage, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şevket Öznur underlined the necessity of recording these cultural values as immediate as possible and transferring them to the next generations. “There is a need to build greater awareness, especially among the younger generations, for safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage” said he. Touching upon the significant role of our museums in introducing our country’s cultural heritage, Assoc. Prof. Dr. delivered information about the roles of guides: “Tourist guides have a key role in bringing the tourists to our country and museums and introducing our cultural heritage. The contemporary guiding role can be considered as transmission of information and the interpretation of that information. All guides should be capable to promote tourism through the way they transacted their roles. The more you are capable to transact your roles, the more tourists you pull to our country and museums. Thus, it will be possible to promote our intangible cultural heritage and take place in the world’s open-air museums list. I hope you, as well equipped guides, will be capable to safeguard our cultural heritage and promote our tourism in the best way possible” noted he.

The fifth game-week excitement in FIBA EuroLeague Women…Near East University vs Wisla CANPACK

Competing in FIBA EuroLeague Group B, the Women’s Basketball Team of Near East University will host Polish Wisla CANPACK on game-day five. According to the info released by the Near East University Sports Club, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team will face Wisla CANPACK on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 17:30 (GMT+2) at Caferağa Sport Saloon. The match will be broadcasted live on BRT1 HD and www.fiba.com. With three wins and seven points, Near East University leads Group B while Wisla CANPACK ranks the eighth place with four points. Zafer Kalaycıoğlu: “With full concentration, we will fight in the best way…..” Underlining that it would be a challenging game, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team Head Coach Zafer Kalaycıoğlu stated that they would fight with all their might to win the match. “Wisla CANPACK is definitely a team that we have to take into consideration. CANPACK couldn’t win a game in Group B yet. However, the team lost these matches with 2-3 point differences. This is one of the important home games that we have to win to continue our journey in FIBA EuroLeague. In this aspect, we will fight in the best way with full concentration from the beginning to the end of game. Maurita Reid, the point guard of our opponent, means everything for her team. Our player Quanitra Hollingsworth can’t play today due to her injury. We have completed our preparations and we are waiting for the match time” said he.

The seventh edition of Near East University Hospital’s Yakın Sağlık (Near Health) Magazine published

The seventh edition of Yakın Sağlık Magazine, which is a periodical publication of Near East University Hospital, was published. The overriding aim of the magazinel is to inform its readers about the latest treatment options and up-to-date information regarding health, which is the basic and indispensable necessity of life. Yakın Sağlık Magazine, which is published both in Turkish and English every six months, aims to share the latest innovations in the medical world with its readers. The seventh edition of the magazine comprises many important and current issues relevant to the field of health. According to the press release issued by the Near East University Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office, NEU Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel wrote an article indicating his pride and happiness of presenting the readers the seventh edition of Yakın Sağlık Magazine, which is a periodical publication of Near East University Hospital. It was stated that the magazine since its first edition had aimed to present its readers the latest information regarding developments in medicine and health sciences experienced both in the country and across the globe. The magazine also shares information regarding diseases, causes and symptoms as well as the diagnostic and treatment methods offered by Near East University Hospital. Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel: “Our priority is to add value to life and to support communal health …” In his article in the seventh edition of the magazine, Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel states that they have adopted and accepted the principles of adding value to life and regard supporting communal health as a key priority. He underlines that the magazine, which always provides comprehensive information about health, has begun to be considered as a resource directing the health sector. Touching upon the leading role of Near East University in education, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Günsel highlights that they raise individuals who never give up following the global developments, who are innovative and open to change and who acquire a global perspective through the guidance of their specialist team, who continuously develop and add new values to the field of health. Touching upon the crucial role of collaboration and scientific studies in creating values, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel points to the ongoing scientific studies that collaboratively conducted by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Near East University 3D laboratory to develop a device to facilitate cataract surgeries and reduce post-operative complications. He notes that the trials regarding producing this device have returned with positive outcomes. In his article, Günsel underlines their commitment to continuing to come up with new breakthroughs relevant to the fields of health by reminding that they have launched Dr. Suat Günsel Kyrenia University Dental Hospital, which is the second largest and most equipped dental hospital in Cyprus.

Near East University Faculty of Communication, Department of Visual Communication and Design held a research expedition to Famagusta regarding “City Aesthetics”

As part of the Typography-Graphics Design course given at the Department, Head of Department of Visual Communication and Design, Faculty of Communication of Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökçe KEÇECİ and NEU Academic Member Selma GÜRANİ went on a research expedition to Famagusta with a group of 25 students. The students were taken to the walled city of Famagusta as part of their “2nd City Aesthetics” expedition. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, at the first research expedition the students were taken to make observations regarding the city of Kyrenia; observing the cultural, historical and natural features of the city. The expedition was carried out so as to consider improvements to the quality of life at this city. Recently, the students were taken to the walled city of Famagusta to make observations on sign posts and traffic direction signs along the roads; street lighting design; advertising signboards; bins, pavements, etc. all of which have n impact on the aesthetics of a city. Throughout the expedition, the students took notes and took photographs to report their observations. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökçe KEÇECİ: “Making a comparison between aesthetic concepts and visual framework and making relative solutions” Representative Dean of Faculty of Communication of Near East University and Head of Department of Visual Communication and Design Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökçe KEÇECİ made a statement on the matter and expressed that quality of living and modern civilization is a reflection of the cultural aspects of a community, its social structure and justice understanding of that community. She added that making applications which support the universal design-aesthetic principles considered in the Department courses has become a basic mission at the Department. Furthermore, the research expeditions carried out aimed to provide the students opportunities to make comparisons on aesthetics and visual framework of Nicosia, Kyrenia, Famagusta, Iskele and Guzelyurt and seek relative solutions to issues observed. In this regard, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökçe KEÇECİ pointed out that subsequent to expeditions made to Kyrenia and Famagusta, they would be continuing to Guzelyurt, Iskele and Nicosia.

The national break hasn’t helped to climb up

Following the national break, Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League started with the 6th week matches. The most important game this week was played on Saturday between two undefeated team Near East University and Fenerbahçe. Facing Fenerbahçe at Caferağa Sports Saloon, Near East University lost this important game 65-78. Thus, Near East University tasted its first defeat in the league this season. After 5 match winning streak and under the helm of Coach Zafer Kalaycıoğlu, Near East University started the game with Kayla MacBride, Courtney Vandersloot, Quanitra Hollingsworth, Jantel Lavender and Olcay Çakır. The periods were completed as follows: 19-14, 38-36, 42-52 and 65-78. Near East University started the first period with a high tempo to grasp and get the game. Being effective in zone defense and rebounds, Near East University led the game and won this period 19-14. The second period was the scene of many turnovers. Both teams exhibited high performance to dominate the game. As in the first period, Near East University scored 19 points while Fenerbahçe scored 22 points this period. Near East University was the winner of the first half by 38-36. Despite starting the third period with Vandersloot’s two-point shot (40-36), Near East University experienced many turnovers and exhibited deficiencies in zone defenses. Near East University could score 12 points while Fenerbahçe scored 25 points in this period. Dominating the game, Fenerbahçe won this period 50-61. In the final period, Near East University’s players tried hard to grasp the game. However, Fenerbahçe kept fighting tough and gave no way to Near East University. Fenerbahçe won this challenging game by a net score 65-78. Standouts: Near East University: Kayla McBride: 17 points, 3 rebounds, Quanitra Hollingsworth: 6 points, 2 rebounds, Courtney Vandersloot: 9 points, 4 rebounds, Olcay Çakır: 7 points, 3 rebounds, Jantel Lavender: 18 points. Fenerbahçe: Ayşe Cora: 20 points, Birsel Vardarlı: 15 points, Kelsey Plum: 19 points,: Anastasiya Verameyenka: 6 points.

Near East University’s New Building of the Faculty of Health Sciences and İrfan Günsel Congress Center opened with a Grand Ceremony

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, the grand opening ceremony of the new building of Faculty of Health Sciences and İrfan Günsel Congress Center, located in Near East University Campus, was realized with the participation of TRNC 3rd President Derviş EROĞLU, Representative of the Turkish Ambassador to Nicosia, Public Works and Transport Minister Kemal DÜRÜST, Agriculture and Natural Resources Minister Nazım CAVUŞOĞLU, Health Minister Faiz SUCUOĞLU, Economy and Energy Minister Sunat ATUN, Tourism and Environment Minister Fikri ATAOĞLU, Near East University Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. GÜNSEL, Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. GÜNSEL, Rector and vice Rectors, MPs, Near East University staff, students and invitees. Before the opening speeches and ribbon cutting ceremony, Near East Primary School Choir sang songs. Faculty Members of Near East University Music Department also performed a recital. After the folk dance show performed by the Near East University Folk Dance team, the ceremony was started. Near East University Rector Professor Ümit HASSAN, NEU Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. GÜNSEL, NEU Faculty of Health Sciences Dean Professor Sevinç YÜCECAN, TRNC Health Minister Faiz SUCUOĞLU, CTP Leader Tufan ERHÜRMAN, and TRNC 3rd President Derviş EROĞLU, one of each, delivered a speech respectively at the grand opening ceremony. Professor Dr. Ümit HASSAN: “We take the lead in education and health …” Delivering the first remarks of the opening ceremony, Near East University Rector Professor Ümit HASSAN underlined that their projections for the leading role in education and health had been undertaken as a mission. He also highlighted that the Founding Rector Dr. GÜNSEL’s initiative and his devotion to his country had a crucial role in realizing significant developments in education, science, sports, and health as well as to provide these services within professional and moral ethic. Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan GÜNSEL: “We are on the way to be a leader in world medicine….” Addressing the attending body at the ceremony, Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. GÜNSEL underlined how they are, as Günsel’s family, devoted to continuing to invest in new facilities to provide the best services in all domains of education, science, sports, health and in other relevant fields. “As Günsel’s family, we are always aware of the significance of preserving the national values. By rooting on these lands, to which we are deeply bound up with a great love, we will continue to come up with great breakthroughs” said he. Touching upon the significant role of their accomplishments in the fields of health, education, science, sports, culture and economy in removing the artificial borders and embargos, Assoc. Prof. Dr. GÜNSEL highlighted their commitment to continuing to provide the highest quality education and services required to design the future and reach the future. Underlining that they were proceeding with concrete steps towards becoming a leader in world medicine, Assoc. Prof. Dr. GÜNSEL states that the Near East University Hospital, Near East University Dental Hospital, Kyrenia University Dr. Suat Günsel Hospital and Kyrenia University Dr. Suat Günsel Dental Hospital with their contemporary infrastructures, high-end devices defined as technology of the future, stand out as the most high-tech equipped hospitals in the region. “As islanders, we leave our mark on the continents….” Reminding that they set a foot on this road with the slogan “Living a continental life on the island”, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan GÜNSEL pointed out that it was the most overriding goal to leave our island’s mark on the continent and to continue to be a model for the world. Stating that they had realized outstanding accomplishments in the fields of education, sports and health exceeding the boundaries of our country, GÜNSEL indicated that they were mobilized to rooting hereabouts. Expressing that the newly established building of Faculty of Health Sciences was equipped with high-end labs and technology would provide all possibilities to raise well equipped health professionals, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan GÜNSEL noted. “İrfan Günsel Congress Center will be the new address for local, national and international meetings on many issues concerned with science, social sciences, medicine, culture, economy and relevant fields”. İrfan Günsel, my deceased grandfather, was a very special person, who always attached importance on education, wanted everyone to be educated in the best way, encouraged young people to go after new opportunities and their dreams, believed in science and thought that it should be further developed. “With the national and international meetings, scientific studies, projects touching the life, and activities inspiring young generations, İrfan Günsel Congress Center will be a center where his ideas are turned into reality” said he. “With an educational understanding to create information and present this information for use of society, Near East University is a third Generation University that has taken it as a mission to transform the society via production of the scientific studies that carried out on R&D and innovation. 134 health related projects are currently carried out within the university. The number of our articles published in the field of health is in an increasing trend. 1500 articles are projected for 2018 and I firmly believe that we will achieve that as well” noted he. Stating that they would continue to grow by rooting in these lands to integrate the people of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with the world by assimilating into the universal values, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan GÜNSEL concluded his remarks: “These two facilities that we are realizing their grand openings now are concrete indicators that we are deep-rooted on these lands. I would like to extend my best wishes for both facilities”.

Great Challenge in Bassketball: “Near East University – Fenerbahçe”

In the sixth week of the Women’s Basketball League of Turkey, two undefeated teams will challenge each other, Fenerbahçe and Near East University. In last year, the two teams that faced each other in the final series and the match ended with the championship of the Near East University. This year both teams won the first five matches of the league. According to the press statement released by the Near East University Sports Club, the match where the two league teams will challenge each other on 18 November 2017, Saturday at 17:00 in Istanbul Caferağa Sports Hall and the match will broadcast live on TRT Sports. Zafer Kalaycıoğlu: “There will be a tough match between two teams …” Near-East University Women’s Basketball Team Head Coach Zafer Kalaycıoğlu, who commented on the Fenerbahçe-NEU match stated that they will have a tough match with their rival. Head Coach Kalaycıoğlu, who expressed respect for Fenerbahçe which was their rival in the playoffs in the last season which they had won 3-2, said that both teams have good players and they must give a tough fight to win the match. Kalaycıoğlu reminding that they are rivals with Fenerbahçe in Euroleague lanes, said that “Fenerbahçe has a good team as the scores they had in the matches show. They defeated the team of Ekaterinburg in their own home field. We also defeated the Italian Famila Schio team in our own field, they lost there. We are all strong teams in the same level. The team making the fewest mistakes, giving the best struggle in the field will get the match”. “We will try to get the advantage in our own field…” Kalaycıoğlu stated that the matches they played last year are not deleted from the memory of the players, “We know that a tough game is waiting for us. We have experienced players who are in the main team last year. Fenerbahce is considered to have retained the team. Veramenika, one of the best in Europe, is also performing well this year. We will focus on the rebounds, and if we do not have any problems here, it might be an advantageous match for us. There are sides where the two teams are advantageous to each other. I think we will perform a nice and exciting match. I already with a pleasureable match to basketball fans” he said.

Near East University Department of Music Education hosted a World-Renowned Star: A Recital and Workshop given by Ayşegül Koca

Near East University Atatürk Faculty of Education Department of Music Education hosted a world-renowned star Ayşegü Koca, who has international awards, has provided a guitar workshop open to all guitar players within the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Vice Rector of Near East University; Prof.Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ, Head of Department of Music Education, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ertem Nalbantoğlu, Academic Member, Prof. Dr. Sibel Çoban, Academic members of the Department attended the workshop, which was organised by the Academic Members of the Department of Music Education Guitar Specialists Dr. Erkan Sülün and Ünal Dede. An intensive interest was shown to the workshop provided by Ayşegül Koca… The workshop was provided by Ayşegül Koca, a world-renowned figure who has won many prestigious awards at international competitions and who has given concerts in fifteen different countries. It was pointed out that the moderator of the workshop was NEU Academic Member Dr. Erkan Sülün and there was an intensive interest shown to the workshop. The mini concert given by Ayşegül Koca was stunning… It was expressed that Ayşegül Koca shared valuable information and insights regarding guitars and directly worked with a Master’s student and 3 undergraduate students at the workshop. Prior to the workshop, Ayşegül Koca gave a mini concert and stunned the audience. She placed Mallorca I.Albeniz; Fantasie by F. Fossa and İndim Yarın Bahçasına arrangement made by C. Üstüntaş. According to the statement made by the Department of Music Education, the Department will continue to make contributions to students of the Department of Music Education and the Near East University as a whole, alongside providing cultural and artistic events for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Near East University Faculty of Communication has been represented at the 2nd International Communication Science and Media Studies Congress in Istanbul

Academic Member of Near East University Faculty of Communication, Dilan Çiftçi, participated in the 2nd International Communication Science and Media Studies Congress held in Istanbul and successfully represented the Near East University. At the congress, issues related to the following were reviewed: Communication Science Research; Research on Journalism; Research on Radio-TV and Cinema; Research on New-Media; Media Organisations and Economy; Political Communication and Media; Research on Public Relations; Commercialism Research; Intercultural Communication and Media; Research on Social Gender, Women and Children; Research on Visual Communication. Presentations were made on the above issues which have been scientifically researched; bringing together approaches from different paradigms and perspectives at the congress which was hosted by Kocaeli University and Istanbul Ayvansaray University. Making a statement to the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Academic Member of Faculty of Communication of Near East University, Dilan Çiftçi, stated that the main aim of the congress was to provide academicians to share knowledge and issues regarding new approaches in research on media and communication at an international platform. She further asserted that a significant figure, Academic Member of North Carolina A& T State University Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Prof. Dr. Yahya R. Kamalıpour, made an opening speech at the congress and that he was also the Chair of Center for Global Studies at Purdue University; and Chair of other various Centres for Communication and Media. Dilan Çiftçi: “Satisfaction from Democracy in EU Member Countries and Interest in Politics is directly proportional!” Providing further details, Dilan Çiftçi expressed that a total of 20 sessions were held over the course of 3 days of the congress and at its 1st session, she had made a presentation on “Democracy Satisfaction Through the Mediating Effects of Election Campaigns” During her presentation, that attracted a lot of attention at the Congress, Academic Member of NEU, Dilan Çiftçi made emphasis on the directly proportional relationship between democracy satisfaction in EU Member countries and interest in political election campaigns. She added that during the EU Parliament election, EU citizens had shown great interest to the election campaigns held. Çiftçi stated that as a result of her study, she had reached the conclusion that there was a directly proportional relationship between the satisfaction from democracy and the level of interest shown to election campaigns. At the end of her presentation, presented in English, Dilan Çiftçi emphasised her belief that there was a strong connection between the concept of secularism and satisfaction from democracy in EU citizens. It was pointed out that the presentation done by the Academic Member of Faculty of Communication of Near East University, Dilan Çiftçi, was well liked and listened to with great interest at the 2nd International Communication Science and Media Studies Congress.
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