The English Department Student Association (EDSA) of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta successfully hosted the 7th Milad (anniversary) of ELED Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. The final night done in December 9th, 2017 was titled “English Night Milad PBI 2017.”

Edwin Januardie, the president of EDSA PBI UMY claims that the event can have a positive influence to the students. “This event is expected to increase student competence in academic and non-academic fields,”

Various competitions were organized before the final night, such as Male and Female Indoor Football, Qur’an Recitation, Story Telling, Essay, Speech, Prince and Princess Dress Up, Acoustic Music, Video Profie, and Photography. Those competitions was hosted since November 18th.

The event managed to invite students to become interested to compete in each competition. In every competition, three winners were elected and announced at the final night. The awards were given as an appreciation to the students who performed the best. Therefore, the final night was successful because the students wanted to support their candidates.

In addition to the students’ enthusiasm, the event was also attended by lecturers who managed to awe the students with their own performances. It was also completed by a musical drama performance from “Savanna”, one of the ELED UMY communities.

“The concept of this final night is a little bit different from the other years” said Rezka Asprilyawan, who headed the event. “There are a lot of concession stands for the attendees, while there were only a limited amount of snacks from the committee for the guests.

The event is hoped to strengthen the bond between students, lecturers, and alumni from year to year. (delima/mariska)