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Drexel University Turkish Student Association (Drexel TSA)

This website contains information about our events, aims, and future activity plans. Please feel free to contact us and deliver your comments. Also, there are brief facts about Turkiye and Ataturk which we hope will be a starting point for those who haven't heard of them. Thank you for your visit and hope to see you back and in one of our events...

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Election!!! Drexel TSA 2011-2012 Executive Board Election will be held soon.
Here's the list of candidates.


Election!!! Drexel TSA 2010-2011 Executive Board Election is now over.
Welcome our new board.

Backgammon Tournament organized by Drexel TSA was held on Monday, April 16, 2010, outside of outside the Pearlstein Starbucks, at Drexel University. Pictures from the event are below


Turkish Marbling (Ebru) demonstration organized by Drexel TSA was held on Monday, April 12, 2010 at the corner of 33rd st and Market St, at Drexel University. Pictures from the event are below


Turkish Night 2010 organized by Drexel, UPenn and Temple TSAs was held on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 at Behrakis Hall, Drexel University. Pictures from the event are below


Turkish Student Workshop was held on March 6, 2010 at Drexel Univesity in Mattheson 109. Below are some pictures from the event.


Census 2010 Workshop was held on February 24, 2010 on 7th floor of Bossone in room 709. Below are some pictures from the event.


Recruitment Workshop was held on January 25, 2010 on 7th floor of Bossone in room 709. Below are some pictures from the event.


Turkish Folk Dance Workshop held on January 16, 2010. Below are some pictures from the event.


Drexel TSA organized a trip to NBA match Raptors against 76ers to support Hidayet Turkoglu on January 8, 2010. Photos from the event are available.


Drexel TSA cooperated with Temple TSA for a Turkish Marbling Workshop Event on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Photos from the event are available.


Drexel TSA prepared a table presentation at the "Peace Around the World" Event at Penn Museum on Sunday, December 6, 2009. Photos from the event are available.


Kurban Bayrami (Eid - Holiday of Sacrifice) Luncheon was organized at the Handschumacher Dining Hall between 12 and 2 pm on Monday, November 30, 2009. Photos from the event are available.


Drexel TSA Board Members have presented Turkey at Penn Museum on November 10th and 11th, 2009. Students from local high schools attended the presentations.

Drexel TSA 2009-2010 Executive Board Election is now over.
Welcome our new board.

Drexel TSA participated in the International Students and Scholars Reception held on October 9, 2009 at the Penn Museum.


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TASSA - TOBB - WITSA Joint Symposium held on Friday June 12, 2009 in The World Bank, Washington D.C. The theme for the symposium was "Science for Industry, Industry for Peace".

Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director of Global Economy and Development and Edward M. Bernstein Scholar at Brookings Institution gave the Keynote Lecture. Students from UPenn and Drexel Universities attended the event. For further information about the symposium and to watch webcast of the event, please visit www.tassausa.org

Memorial Service for Dr. Nihat Bilgutay held on May 3, 2009. We will all miss him greatly and hope that he rests in peace.

A Lecture by Prof. Türkkaya Ataöv was held on February 27, 2009. We would like to thank Dr. Ataov for his excellent lecture. Below are some pictures from the event.



Public Speaking Workshop
This Drexel TSA workshop was held on February 17, 2009. We would like to thank our speaker Drexel alumni Jonathan Gaev for his excellent presentation. Below are some pictures from the event.



Drexel TSA was invited to the UPenn Museum to give a presentation about Turkey on February 6, 2009. Below are some pictures from the event.



Managing Personal Finances Workshop
This Drexel TSA workshop was held on January 15, 2009 in Room 705, Bossone Building. Attendees got a chance to take part in the interactive session meet and Citibank Financial Consultant Michael McNally. Below are some pictures from the event.


Peace Around the World 2008
Drexel TSA participated and represented Turkey at the 2008 Peace Around the World Event at the UPenn Museum on December 7, 2008.

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Improving Negotiation Skills Workshop
This Drexel TSA workshop was held on November 18, 2008 in Room 705, Bossone Building at 7th floor. Attendees got a chance to take part in the interactive games to enahce their negoatiation skills. Here are some pictures from the event.



Drexel TSA participated on a student panel titled "Religion and Politics: Turkey and United States" on November 12, 2008. The panel was part of "A Series of Cross-Country Conversations: Are We Really Worlds Apart?" presented by Office of International Programs.

Community Service in West Catholic High School
Drexel TSA has been invited to present Turkey and answer questions at a nearby high school on November 7, 2008. Since its establishment, Drexel TSA have visited several high-schools in the area, to introduce the Republic of Turkey to our young American friends.



The Nihat Bilgutay Memorial Fellowship Fund has been established in recognition of Dr. Bilgutay's contribution to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the College of Engineering and to the University.

To support the fund, send your tax-deductible contribution to Nihat Bilgutay Memorial Fellowship Fund, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Suite 310, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Attn: Lydia Kokolskyj. It is also possible to donate online at http://www.drexel.edu/ia/giftsonline1.asp. Please make sure to designate "The Nihat Bilgutay Memorial Fellowship Fund" in the Special Instructions Field.

Turkish Republic Day Celebration 2008
On October 30, 2008, we have celebrated the Founding of The Republic of Turkey. Videos and pictures from the event and more information are here.




The annual reception for International Students and Scholars held on October 17, 2008 at the Penn Museum. Drexel TSA participated in the event and celebrated the essence of 'all nations together' theme.



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On October 7, 2008, mezunusa.com has released an interview with Drexel TSA. Read the interview (in Turkish).


Diversity and Leadership Workshop
August 28, 2008 @ 6:30pm

" Real leaders are ordinary individuals with extraordinary determination."

" Diversity... The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are..."


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We are deeply saddened to inform you that Dr. Nihat Bilgutay has passed away on July 1, 2008 after a long illness. He has been buried in his hometown of Kusadasi, in Turkey.

Dr. Bilgutay has been an advisor and supporter of Drexel Turkish Student Association since its conception. Dr. Bilgutay also served as a Board Member for TAFSUS since 2001 and was its President during 2005 and 2006. We are grateful for his many years of service and numerous contributions to Drexel TSA, TAFSUS and to the Turkish American community in the greater Philadelphia area. We offer our heart felt condolences Dr. Bilgutay's wife Kathy and his three children Canan, Aylin and Deniz Bilgutay.
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Elections!!! Drexel TSA 2008-2009 Executive Board Election is now over.
Here's the list of candidates...
Welcome our new board.


World Culture Family Day : Turkish Delight!
A day-long celebration of the rich culture of Turkey was held at the Penn Museum on Saturday, May 3, 2008.
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The 4th Annual Conference of TASSA (Turkish American Scientists and Scholars Association) was held on April 11-13, 2008 at Harvard University, Boston, USA.
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Bruce Fein lectured on Turkey-PKK-Northern Iraq and The Ill-conceived Armenian Genocide Resolution on March 31, 2008 at Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Enterprise Center.
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Photos from International Ball 2008 are posted on our events page.


Drexel TSA's first Recruitment Workshop was held on March 21, 2008 at Bossone Research Center.
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Join us for A Night On The Meditarrenean to celebrate the cultures of Italy, Sicily, Israel, and Turkey.
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As part of its Public Outreach Program ATAA will hold another Grassroots Networking Meeting in Philadelphia at Drexel University on March 8, 2008 in cooperation with TAFSUS.
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Turkish Coalition of America (TCA), an educational and charitable organization established to foster a greater understanding of issues impacting the Turkish American community through public education, has released a statement addressed to US Presidential Candidates.
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Bridge to Turkiye Fund requests your support to raise $50,000 in the Causes Giving Challenge event hosted by Facebook
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Ertan Ergezen, a past member of Drexel TSA's executive board, has been featured in The Economist's Debate Series on Education as a guest speaker. You can read Ertan's contribution and follow the debate in our blog section. Congratulations Ertan.


Armenian story has another side. Published on Chicago Tribune, the latest article from Historian Dr. Norman Stone sheds light on this issue.
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Elections!!! Drexel TSA 2007-2008 Executive Board Election is now over.
Here's the list of candidates...
Welcome our new board.


Drexel TSA prepared tables at the International Students Orientation 2007 and Graduate Students Orientation 2007. Please visit here for more information.



Drexel TSA won the 2nd place at the Festival of Nations organized by International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS). Please visit here for more information.



Photos from Turkish Night 2007 are available. Please visit here to see the album.




Photos from Turkish Republic Day Commemoration (October 27, 2006) are available. Please visit here to see the album.




Photos from Turkish Victory Day Commemoration (August 30,2006) are available. Please visit here to see the album.


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