Dies Natalis 2018: “Year of Triumph, Year of Us”
Dies Natalis President University is back again in 2018! Dies Natalis aims to commemorate the anniversary of the president university. In 2018, Dies Natalis celebrated the 16th anniversary of President University conducted by PUSU. The past in the present as the theme means 16 year is where the transition to maturity, therefore we must pay attention to the things that already happened in the past, with the decline into the past and evaluate it. It aims to prepare a better value for PresUnivers than previous years. The concept of Dies Natalis 2018 is back to 90’s.
Dies Natalis has three arrangement of events and all of the events have a concept which is body, mind, and soul. The purpose of the body here is that all people can follow the activity that can make them healthy. The first event was electro run on 7th of April. Electro run aimed to make the participants to run on the path that has been in the set started from the dormitory and ended up at JCC which where they would also be pelted with colorful powder. The event was also followed by Sir Andreas as a part of counseling in President University.
The second event is a seminar held at Charles Himawan Auditorium on 9th of April. The seminar was very inspiring and valuable for PresUnivers. Ms. Sandy as the Vice Rector 2 and Staff lecture also came to this seminar. The speaker in this seminar were Ivandeva Irwanto as life coach at ITB G83 STEAM foundation, Fauzishak as the Owner of Digital Nusantara, Billy Bachthiar Gunawan as the founder of Parto House and also have a speaker from alumni of President University, Felicia Putri Tjiasaka as Research Analyst at CLSA. The seminar was to educate PresUnivers. In addition, Dies Natalis also held blood donations and many PresUnivers donated their blood.
The celebration night was the last agenda of Dies Natalis held on 11th of April. The celebration night invited Aditya Sofyan and Kunto Aji as the Guess Star, besides that Bali dance and music concert from PresUnivers also showed in this celebration. Many students, lecturers, and the staffs participated in this event by wearing vintage or retro theme.
Ekaturida K. Sarjono as Project Manager gave a warm speech, “Let us celebrate this 16th anniversary of President University with joy, happiness, and peace with all the elements of President University, God bless you”. She hoped to Dies Natalis in the next year will always be able to give happiness to PresUnivers in a way that is more involving and cooperation with all elements in President University. See you in Dies Natalis 2019!