Dr. Rahmat Hidayat, the Dean of the UGM Faculty of Psychology, opened the 59th-anniversary celebration of the faculty on Friday (November 17).
The opening of the anniversary celebration, which will culminate on January 8, 2024, was marked by the unfurling of a banner at the Hall-D area of the Faculty of Psychology.
The event continued with group exercise activities, the Mister Chef cooking competition and the Face Art Estafet face painting competition.
Dean Rahmat Hidayat announced that this year’s theme is “Wise in Adaptation, Together Building the Nation.”
Through this theme, the Faculty of Psychology aims to contribute to the broader community through knowledge and experience gained in educating the nation’s youth over 59 years.
“The accumulated experiences and the continuous efforts from year to year have brought our faculty to its current position. We want this faculty’s existence to benefit all of us,” the dean said on Wednesday (November 22).
During his speech, Dean Hidayat also expressed appreciation and gratitude to the committee that prepared the event.
On this occasion, he announced the winner of the anniversary logo design competition, which was won by Amadeo Ahnaf, a 2020 Psychology undergraduate student.
The Chair of the 59th Anniversary Committee of the Faculty of Psychology, Smita Dinakaramani, explained that this year’s theme invites the academic community to adapt to changes in the era of technological disruption.
“With many changes over time, we must continuously adapt to disruptions. However, we must also adapt wisely and cautiously,” explained Dinakaramani.
She added that the various activities in the anniversary celebration leading up to the main event will include seminars, workshops, sports competitions, video competitions, book launches, and alumni gatherings.
“Hopefully, this series of events can be a platform for all of us to socialize, foster friendship, and learn to be wise in adapting,” she said.
Authors: Erna and Gusti Grehenson