Recommendations to companies on reputation
Experts shared recommendations to turn the crisis into an opportunity and increase reputation for companies that are looking for ways to survive the difficult period due to coronavirus with the least losses. Assoc. Prof. Selin Türkel, Head of Department of Public Relations and Advertising, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), listed her recommendations in 8 items and she said, “Firms that make creative contributions to society will gain reputation and strength in the crisis period. Firms should not look opportunistic while doing these, they should create sincerity. If necessary, they should also be open to collaborating with competitors.”
Izmir University of Economics will steer educational technologies
Izmir University of Economics’ (IUE) adapting the technology-supported teaching approach to "distance education" with the goal of "excellence in education" brought success. Dr. Esin Çağlayan, Director of IUE Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), has been appointed as a Member of Blackboard Education Technologies Advisory Board.
Plan your cash flow in crisis
Çağdaş Yıldırım, IUE Secretary General, and Emre Öztürk, CFO of Vansan Water Technologies, were guests of the series of webinars titled, “Transformation in Tough Times”, co-organized by Izmir Chamber of Commerce (IZTO) and Faculty of Business, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) to support companies in the difficult period caused by the coronavirus. Yıldırım and Öztürk delivered the “Financial Continuity in a Crisis” titled seminar.
“Impact of Covid-19 outbreak on contracts”
Asst. Prof. Cem Özcan, Lecturer at Department of Civil Law, Faculty of Law, and Director of Vocational School of Justice, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), said that termination and evacuation would not be requested due to the fact that the rental fee is not paid in the workplace rents until June 30, but that would only prevent the termination and evacuation until that date.
The kindness campaign receives support from the ‘Mayor’ and the ‘Rector’
Izmir Mayor Tunç Soyer and Rector Prof. Murat Aşkar also joined in the team of students of Izmir University of Economics (IUE), who initiated a kindness campaign and carried the “Abla-Ağabey-Kardeş (The Sibling Project)”, which aims to support children living in disadvantaged areas, to online platform. Mayor Soyer and Rector Aşkar, who wanted to give morale to children between 10 and 13 years old and make them feel that they are not alone, sent the short videos they took to the children. The children, who saw Mayor Soyer and Rector Aşkar, were surprised and happy.
Food consumption habits are changing with the pandemic
Department of Sociology Izmir University of Economics (IUE), initiated an “online sociology forum” that discusses Covid - 19 pandemic in various dimensions. Erhan Akarçay from Department of Sociology, Anatolian University, Ecehan Balta from Yerküre Local Studies Scientific Research and Development Cooperative, Yetkin Borlu from American Research Institute in Turkey, Fatma Nil Döner from Istanbul Medeniyet University, and Baran Karsak from Northeastern University attended the “How Our Food Consumption Practices Change with the Pandemic?” titled forum that was moderated byAsst. Prof. Derya Nizam, Lecturer, IUE Department of Sociology.
Paper clothing received an award
Melisa Çeken, student at Department of Fashion and Textile Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), attracted the attention of the “Stylesight Spotlight” page with a paper dress she created by getting inspired by the rhododendron plant. Officials of “Stylesight Spotlight”, which has 144 thousand followers and gives news about the fashion industry on social media, liked the dress shared by Çeken on her own Instagram account and provided the young designer the opportunity to participate in the Fashion Revolution online certification program and sustainable fashion education in collaboration with Kering Group and London Fashion College.
“Don’t be Bored, I am Here”
Students of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) did not forget about the old people who have not been able to go out because of coronavirus threat. 44 volunteer students initiated a “Sıkılma Ben Varım (Don’t be Bored, I am Here)” project for people 65 and over in order for them not to feel alone at home and help them have a pleasant time. Students, who are studying at IUE Faculty of Fine Arts and Design designed games and activities online for the elderly.
IUE Financiers made guest appearance on Kocabalkan’s program
Nurseda Toykar, senior at Department of International Trade and Finance, and Zeynep Yazar, senior at Department of Political Science and International Relations also doing a double major at Department of International Trade and Finance of Izmir University of Economics (IUE), have been the guests of Integral Investment Advisor and Economist Dr. Artunç Kocabalkan at Integral ForexTV. In the program available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmGYonyO-Gk&feature=youtube link, Toykar and Yazar stressed that women's financial freedom is the biggest requirement for today's societies.