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Presentation on WIU-Bilkent University Exchange Program

Nov 4, 2008

History students and faculty were joined by Dean Inessa Levi of WIU's College of Arts and Sciences, and WIU Provost Jack Thomas, for a program on WIU's unique History graduate student exchange program with Bilkent University, on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The program featured a presentation by WIU History graduate student Tim Ballard, who recently participated in the WIU History Department's Graduate Exchange Program with Bilkent University's Department of History, in Ankara, Turkey.

Mr. Ballard's presentation was preceded by information on the WIU-Bilkent Graduate History Exchange Program, presented by Dr. Walter Kretchik. Prof. Kretchik taught for several years in the Bilkent University Department of History prior to joining the faculty of WIU's History Department in 2003.

Dr. Tim Roberts, Assistant Professor of History at WIU, also spoke briefly about his years teaching U.S. history at Bilkent and about the enchanting city of Ankara.

Dr. Ginny Jelatis, who directs the WIU Department of History's Graduate Program, provided information on application procedures for interested students.

If you missed this special opportunity to learn about this unique opportunity to study at an English-language university in the capital of this fascinating country, contact Dr. Jelatis for further information.

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