The Covid-19 pandemic situation, which had not been controlled until now, had made people adapt to new normal in their daily lives. The strict health protocol implementation had an impact on policies in senior high schools which still using a policy of learning at home and limited learning in schools in certain zones. It had an impact on the students activities who were being less productive in their daily activities. Responding to these conditions, Universitas ‘Aisyiyah (UNISA) Yogyakarta through the Admissions Bureau held an event on Unisa Digital Youth Games 2021 (UDYG 2021).

Komaruddin, Head of the New Student Recruitment and Admissions Bureau (PMB) UNISA Yogyakarta, revealed that the purpose of holding the UDYG was to accommodate creativity in high school students. “We hope that UDYG 2021 can increase the sense of solidarity, responsibility, leadership development, and experience for high school students during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Komaruddin.

This time, UDYG 2021 had seven kinds of competitions. These included the Vertical Film Festival, Post Pandemic Innovative Science Posters, Educational Photos, TikTok Videos, Virtual Debates, Mobile Legend E-Sports, and Musabaqah Tilawatil Qur’an. The seven competitions offered a total prize of millions of rupiah for each winner.

Registration and collection works of UDYG 2021 had been opened as of June 17th, 2021. Awarding Night for the announcement of the winners would be held on July 24, 2021, which also coincided with the closing moment of the 30th anniversary of UNISA Yogyakarta’s event.

“As part of UNISA’s 30th Anniversary series, UDYG 2021 certainly takes the same spirit as the Milad theme. That is the Collective Innovative Movement in Adapting New Normal,” said Komaruddin.

Warsiti, as the Rector of UNISA Yogyakarta highly appreciated this second UDYG event. She hoped that the presence of UDYG this year could be a momentum for students to stay innovative and creative during the Covid-19 Pandemic situation. “I am especially grateful to the UDYG Committee for organizing this event while holding health protocols. Because the pandemic is not an obstacle to keep moving and working,” conveyed Warsiti.

The National Certificate Numbering (PIN) was a national certificate numbering system (all universities in Indonesia) which put out by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. Meanwhile, the Certificate Verification System (SIVIL) was an electronic independent certificate verification system.

Universitas `Aisyiyah Yogyakarta was appointed by the Higher Education Service Institute (LLDIKTI) Region V as the host for the socialization on using PIN and SIVIL apps, Thursday (Jun/17).

The PIN and SIVIL aimed to prevent and reduce the practice of certificate falsification, confirmed that certificate was published by universities that had operational permits and were published to students who followed the learning process based on SNDIKTI, obtained data on the certificate validity that was valid and accurate, precise and fast, and assured the suitability of certificate published by universities also registered in PDDIKTI.

The Rector of Unisa Yogyakarta Warsiti, S.Kp., M.Kep., Sp.Mat who was present online, expressed her gratitude to LLDIKTI REGION V, who had trusted Unisa Yogyakarta for being the host of the event.

“Hopefully, with this socialization, we will be able to take out a policy that we will inform all stakeholders of Unisa Yogyakarta,” said Warsiti. The socialization was attended by 57 participants from representatives of all universities in Region V, which was carried out Genose test by the Unisa Yogyakarta Covid-19 Task Force before.

Universitas `Aisyiyah Yogyakarta in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia held an online event APB Global Classroom series 21, Wednesday (Jun/16).

There were 65 the 6th semester students of the Nursing Study Program (PSIK) of the Faculty of Health Sciences who participated in learning activities about academic writing from the best lecturers at UiTM.

Cesa Septiana Pratiwi, S.S.T., M.Mid., Ph.D. as the Head of the Cooperation and International Affairs Bureau conveyed that the event would be carried out four times which were converted into English class meetings and held from May to June 2021. “Besides, lecturers and teachers at the Unisa Yogyakarta Language Development Center (PPB) also give learning related to the technique of writing academic reports for students of Art and Design, Architecture and Built Environment UiTM. In addition, on 28 and 29 June 2021, the lecturers from UiTM will also provide publication workshops for lecturers and postgraduate students at Unisa Yogyakarta. This event is a form of collaboration between Unisa Yogyakarta and UiTM,” said Cesa.

There were 10 students of the Physiotherapy Study Program Universitas ‘Aisyiyah (UNISA) Yogyakarta, who participated in the Physical Therapy Student Exchange and Internship between Thailand and Indonesia which was held by the Faculty of Physical Therapy, Mahidol University, Thailand. The event would be going from June 16th – August 18th 2021.

The Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences UNISA Yogyakarta, Moh. Ali Imron, M.Fis., contributed to taking one of the sessions in this activity. The students who had joined through a selection process in interview form, complete documents, and who recommended by the Study Program (Prodi). The selection involved the Physiotherapy Study Program and the International Cooperation Coordinator of UNISA Yogyakarta.

The Head of the Cooperation and International Affairs Bureau (BKUI) UNISA Yogyakarta, Cessa Septiana Pratiwi, Ph.D., explained that during this activity, the students would learn more about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS), Ultrasound Imaging, and other special topics related to Physiotherapy. The involvement of students and lecturers in student exchange and virtual internships was an annual routine event, which was held as a form of collaboration between UNISA Yogyakarta and Mahidol University that had existed for almost 10 years. The collaboration in 2020, where 4 students of the Physiotherapy Study Program had taken an internship program for 4 weeks in the Physical Therapy program at Mahidol University. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the internship was carried out virtually.

Approaching the offline class, Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta held a GeNose test for students (Jun/09). The screening activity took place in the Hall of Building B, UNISA Yogyakarta Integrated Campus from 3 to 14 June 2021. The event was carried out based on the latest developments on the Covid-19 pandemic condition that occurred in Yogyakarta and Indonesia also the circular letter by the Rector of the Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta No. 893/UNISA/Au/XI I/2020 on learning implementation in the Even Semester T.A 2020/2021.

The screening activity which used GeNose was attended by two faculties, namely the Faculty of Health (Fikes) and the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST). Especially for FST, this activity was the first experience in preparing offline class during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

“We hold offline classes at FST to fulfill student skills, especially for practice and student experience with industrial partners. Procedurally and in compliance with health protocols, we follow the rules that apply at the university level,” explained Hapsari Wahyuningsih, the Dean of FST UNISA Yogyakarta.

In line with what was said by the Dean of FST UNISA Yogyakarta, Arif Bimantara, the Head of the Biotechnology Study Program, FST UNISA Yogyakarta, conveyed that the offline class would be held in a room that had been prepared so that there was enough distance between the students.

“We hope that the preparation can be going optimally. Especially, on screening, so that all academic communities can feel safe and secure with carrying out offline learning. In addition, we hope that the entire community is fully aware of being disciplined in upholding health protocols while doing the activities,” said Arif Bimantara.

Ata Rofita, a student of the Biotechnology Study Program, expressed that the offline class was a hope for all students. So, with the offline learning news, indeed students were certainly vigorously.

“The news of offline class is the hope for all students. Especially, for the final-year students who will do thesis and research later. Our preparation when we are going to take an offline class is to make a license agreement of the parent, then go to Jogja by preparing enough time for self-isolation. After that, we are also facilitated by campus to do GeNose tests according to health protocols before offline class is done,” said Ata Rofita. Previously, UNISA Yogyakarta had also conducted socialization to the local Covid-19 task force, the heads of RT and RW, and the boarding house owner in arrival preparation for the UNISA Yogya students who would carry out offline learning.

Universitas `Aisyiyah Yogyakarta held a 2021 UNISA GOWES (UWES) event and planted trees by all lecturers and employees, Friday (Jun/11).

The first UWES 2021 on “Innovative Collective Movement in Adapting to New Habits” was held Offline, while still going health protocols due to the Covid-19 pandemic, such as wearing masks, carrying hand sanitizers, and keeping the distance, according to the directions from the Unisa Yogyakarta Covid-19 task force team.

The Rector of Unisa Yogyakarta Warsiti, S.Kp., M.Kep., Sp.Mat conveyed that the cycling activity would be followed by tree planting was a series of Unisa Yogyakarta’s 30th Anniversary, and 104th Anniversary of `Aisyiyah, and following the declaration by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X in the framework of Hamemayu Hayuning Bawana.

“By cycling, we will make our souls and minds healthy, also the purpose of tree planting is to create a Green Campus in conserving the environment,” said Warsiti.

Warsiti added that the seed tree planting is a form of Unisa Yogyakarta’s to support of 5 million living barns program for food security which was initiated by the Central Executive `Aisyiyah. The types of plant seeds to be planted consist of shady plants, fruits, decorative plants, toga plants, and palawija. The whole series of events would be carried out with health protocols. The event was attended by 85 employees of Unisa Yogyakarta by cycling around the campus area.

The Regency Association (Askab) of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) Sleman held a Congress in the Bappeda Sleman Regency Hall (Jun/6). The PSSI congress agenda discussed the soccer development in Sleman and chosen Candidates for the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and the Executive Committee of Askab PSSI Sleman. As one of the member clubs of Askab Sleman, Jago UNISA also attended the congress.

“Jago UNISA club is one of the Division 1 competition club members of Askab PSSI Sleman. This membership status makes the Jago UNISA as one of the voters in the Askab PSSI Sleman Congress,” said Dono Anggoro, the coach of Jago UNISA Club.

There were 87 clubs under the auspices of Askab PSSI Sleman who attended the Congress. The results of the congress decided the candidate 2nd pair, Wahyudi Kurniawan and Handoko as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Askab PSSI Sleman. The Head of Asprov PSSI Special Region of Yogyakarta, Syauqi Soeratno congratulated the elected chairman and its vice. “We hope that the new management of Askab PSSI Sleman and Asprov PSSI DIY can have good communication with PSS Sleman. Hopefully, in the future, it will be more Sleman children can find a place to develop themselves towards professional football,” added Syauqi.

The Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences, and Humanities, Universitas ‘Aisyiyah (UNISA) Yogyakarta signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation with the Tourism Office of Sleman Regency (Jun/03). The activity was carried out as a follow-up to the Independent Learning Independent Campus Program (MBKM).

MBKM was a program launched by the Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Makarine, to prepare students to become strong scholars, relevant to today’s needs, and be ready to become leaders with a high national spirit. Through this program, there were wide opportunities for students to enrich and upgrade their knowledge and competence.

“This collaborative activity is one of the implementations of the Independent-Campus Learning-Independent Curriculum in supporting the Ministry of Education and Culture’s program as a follow-up to the MBKM grant for 4 (four) study programs in the FEISHum area,” said Mega Ardina, the Dean of FEISHum UNISA Yogyakarta. Suci Iriana Sinuraya, the Head of the Tourism Office of Sleman Regency, conveyed that it was hoped that through this collaboration, it could be beneficial for both FEISHum UNISA Yogyakarta and Dinpar Sleman.

There were more than 40 photographic works of students from the Communication study program of Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta that were exhibited virtually through the Arsteps platform (May/31). The virtual exhibition was held for three consecutive days. The arts on display were the output of digital photography class mid-semester exam assignments for the 2019 class.

“We hold this event to provide an experience for students to showcase their work. Although limited with tools and circumstances due to the pandemic conditions. Students are still vigor to success this event,” said Erwin Rasyid, a lecturer for the Digital Photography course.

Erwin Rasyid added that the implementation of this event was also proof that students were still on fire to work and run an online practical course.

“We are happy to finally be able to hold this prime exhibition. This exhibition is also the beginning of the exhibition of other works from our generation,” conveyed Haryant Putra, a student of the communication study program also the head of the exhibition. The 40 photographic works exhibited by students of the 2019 class Communication Study Program had undergone a curation process before. On the last day of the exhibition, expert courses and awards were also held for the three best photos based on the voting results.

Welcoming to 108th anniversary of Muhammadiyah and 104th ‘Aisyiyah, the Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities held a virtual National Seminar (May/31). The seminar was an event series of the 30th anniversary of Universitas Aisyiyah Yogyakarta. Bringing the theme of the Muhammadiyah/’Aisyiyah Association Democratic Tradition, FEISHum UNISA Yogyakarta presented Prof. Hyung-Jun Kim from Kangwoo National University as the main speaker.

Besides presenting Prof. Hyung-Jun Kim, the Feishum Seminar was also filled by two Feishum lecturers. Both of Dewi Amanatun Suryani and Diska Arliena Hafni from the Public Administration Study Program.

Mega Ardina, as the Dean of FEISHum UNISA Yogyakarta in her speech, said that at the age of 108 Muhammadiyah and 104 years ‘Aisyiyah showed how democracy was deeply rooted in this organization. Therefore, it was important to further discuss how the democratic tradition had taken root in Muhammadiyah/’Aisyiyah Association.

“Muhammadiyah and ‘Aisyiyah’s work in various sectors of national and state life, it shows us that Association has given an excellent example of democracy learning,” told Mega Ardina.

In line with what was conveyed by Mega Ardina, Prof. Hyung-Jun Kim also revealed that for more than 100 years scientists had considered that the democratic system was difficult to be compatible with Islam. It happened because of the view that Islam did not allow a separation between state and religion. Meanwhile, the Islamic political system was the unity of religion and state.

“However, Muhammadiyah and ‘Aisyiyah can give ideal examples for us to see how the democratic system can work in religious organizations,” said Prof. Hyung-Jun Kim in his presentation.

According to Prof. Hyung-Jun Kim, the elements contained in Muhammadiyah ‘Aisyiyah were much stronger than the concept of Civil Society found in western countries. These elements were supported by several pillars in the democratic tradition of Muhammadiyah ‘Aisyiyah. Among them were ideology, leadership system, decision system, member relations, business management system, and operating system. Dewi Amanatun conveyed that Muhammadiyah had carried out the democratic tradition even since the independence of the Republic of Indonesia. It was supported by the involvement of several Muhammadiyah cadres in the Investigative Agency for Preparatory Work for Indonesian Independence. Even during the reformation period, Muhammadiyah’s progress was increasingly evident in almost all sectors.