"MIPA EXPO 2023 is an event to display the work of student creativity and at the same time as a place to train the entrepreneurial spirit. We need a mindset change to strengthen our position towards an international class university," said Vice Rector for Planning and Finance of UNY, Prof. Dr. Lantip Diat Prasojo, S.T., M.Pd., in the opening ceremony of MIPA EXPO 2023 on May 29, 2023.
Bungong Jeumpa is one of the Acehnese folk songs famous throughout Indonesia. When hearing Bungong Jeumpa, everyone will remember Aceh. Bungong jeumpa is a flower that is the pride of the people of Aceh. The song Bungong Jeumpa has a deep meaning; the song Bungong Jeumpa describes the spirit and beauty of the Land of Aceh, symbolized by a typical royal flower. Bungong jeumpa is known by people outside Aceh as cempaka flower. In the hands of UNY students, Bungong Jeumpa was transformed into a work of art in a batik dress.
The traditional dances of Alor, NTT, namely Lego-lego, Moka Nona, and Cakalele have the same basic movements as Shorinji kempo training techniques. Charles Nyoman Wali studied it further in his dissertation entitled Development of Shorinji Kempo Training Model Based on Local Dance of East Nusa Tenggara to Improve Basic Technical and Affective Skills of Kenshi 9-12 Years.
"Luk Luk Lumbu" is one of the traditional songs from Banyuwangi. In 2017, the UNY Swara Wadhana Team sang this song at the 10th International Choir Festival Grand Prix (Thailand). Efforts to preserve this traditional song have not stopped. The UNY research team consisting of Dr. Kun Setyaning Astuti, M.Pd., Prof. Dr. Samsul Hadi, M.T.,M.Pd., Dr. Siswanto, M.Pd., Dr. Maman Suryaman, M.Pd., Prof. Dr. Tri Hartiti Retnowati, M.Pd., Dr. A.M. Susilo Pradoko, M.Sc., Dr. Cipto Budi Handoyo, M.Pd. and .Dr.
Art is the pinnacle of culture, which reflects civilization in which it contains values that a nation upholds. Indonesia's ancestors were a nation that was intelligent in inheriting moral values through art. Almost all research studies show that Indonesian traditional arts, including music, contain values and philosophies that community members firmly hold. It's a shame that the inheritance of traditional arts in this decade has decreased compared to the previous period, especially in the 1980s. At that time, the children were very familiar with traditional music.
"Community service activities for UNY students will provide experiences about cultural assimilation and human literacy, one component of the industrial revolution 4.0 that will be very useful in the future. Moreover, by learning human literacy, you will get differentiation-based learning rooted in individual differences. Therefore, UNY students are required to master three literacy skills. There are data literacy, technology, and human literacy.” said Prof.
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) supports various efforts to preserve and develop traditional Indonesian culture. One of these efforts appeared at the "Curation of the Wiyata Dance- Di Hanjayeng Bawana as a ceremonial dance at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta" on August 24, 2022, at the Performance Hall UNY Building.
"I appreciate this new dance, and I am very proud because the Wiyata Dance Di Hanjayeng Bawana will be a dance at the graduation ceremony on August 27, 2022," said UNY Chancellor, Prof. Sumaryanto.
Javanese have distinctive traditional fabrics, namely Batik and Lurik. According to a lecturer at the Department of Food and Clothing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNY, Afif Ghurub Bestari, M.Pd lurik comes from the Javanese word "lorek" or "larik" which means "line". “Lurik, according to its name, symbolizes simplicity, honesty, direction, wisdom in thinking, even to the point of strength. Straight and strong like a line,” he said on Monday, August 8, 2022. Every line size, color, and pattern also hints at the Javanese's depth of taste and mindset.
Swara Wadhana Student Choir of Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY)won the title of Grand Prix Champion in the 11th Bali International Choir Festival competition. This international-level choir competition takes place from 25-28 July 2022 onsite in Bali, Indonesia, with the implementation of strict health protocols. The Bali International Choir Festival is a choral competition organized by the Bandung Choral Society with the support of many conductors, teachers, and coaches.