A coaching program of the Department of Communication Science called Viva La Comunicacion (VLC) was held. This activity took place online by utilizing Zoom Meeting platform which was attended by 254 new students of communication science department scattered throughout Indonesia, Saturday (3/10/2020).
In the occasion, the Head of the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya (FISIP-UB), Dr. Antoni, S.Sos., M.Si, welcomed the students of Communication Science, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya (FISIP-UB). Antoni also explained briefly about the Communication Science department.
This activity begins with the conditioning of new students by the field coordinator of PKK (Introduction to Campus Life). Then proceed by the welcoming of the 2020 communite, the name for the new students of communication science. Furthermore, new students were divided into 21 breakout rooms to conduct a Small Group Discussion (SGD) with the facilitators.
In this first series, the communite will be introduced to the Department of Communication Science FISIP-UB, academic, and Himanika (Communication Science Student Association). The introduction to the department will be delivered directly by Dr. Antoni S.Sos., M.Si as the head of the department. While the academic introduction will be delivered by Dyan Rahmiati, S.Sos., M.Si as the department secretary.
For the introduction of Himanika itself, it is first explained by the daily committee where there is an association chairman (kahim), a vice chairman of the association (wakahim), a secretary, and a treasurer. Then it is continued by two management representatives from seven divisions in Himanika where there are public relations division, the information communication division, the media and creative division, the creative economy division, the advocacy and student welfare division, the student resource development division, and the interest and talent division.
VLC 2020 has the theme Communication Airlines which means communite 2020 can explore campus life, especially in the Communication Science Department. There is also an event tagline, namely “We lead the way, we fly away”. The essence of ‘we lead the away’ itself is hoped that new students can not only lead but can also take part in any circumstances. Meanwhile, the essence of ‘we fly away’ itself is to fly far in the wide space to pursue knowledge and also have the impression of wandering. [Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]