Senior-Freshie-Staff Night 2015
29th October 2015
Seniors-Freshies and Staff Night, also known as SFS Night was held on the 29th October this year at Balai Ungku Aziz, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. This event is one of the annual DENSOC activities organized by the Year Two dental students of session 2015/2016. This year we decided to have our Seniors-Freshies and Staff Night with the theme of “Harry Potter and the Secret of the Pulp Chamber”. Harry Potter and his coursemates together from Hogwart School of Dentistry will explore the legendary Pulp Chamber (Balai Ungku Aziz Hall) that is full of secrets and surprises.
The event was a meaningful one as it involves all the students, lecturers and staff of the faculty. SFS Night not only serves to welcome the first year dental students, but also to strengthen the bond between students, lecturers and staff.
Around 243 guests, including lecturers, staff and students attended the event. They were given a goodies bag each upon registration. The event started at 7.30pm with the arrival of students, staff and VIPs followed by the singing of the national anthem, University of Malaya song and also a solemn prayer recitation. Then, the event continued with the speech given by the director of SFS Night, Ms. Ng Mei Yuan, followed by DENSOC President Mr. Tan Yi Yang. At 8.15p.m. the Dean of Faculty of Dentistry, YBhg. Prof Dato’ Dr Zainal Ariff bin Abdul Rahman gave his speech before officiating the event. The event was graced by the Dean after he inserted the cards of four houses to the pulp which brings the magic hat back to life. The audience watched in awe as the amusing sight got everyone exhilarated!
Immediately, the audience enjoyed the multimedia clip prepared by the technical bureau. After that, more than 240 attendees gave their undivided attention to the first year performers on stage, performances include a beautiful medley by the acapella group, Harry Potter-themed broadway style drama, harmonious and melodious music by passionate musicians and lastly , an astounding and energetic dance performance which had brought the event to the climax. Performers showed their great talents through outstanding performances, which were followed by a burst of applause! Besides, the guests were entertained by the games and lucky draw sessions too.
The event ended at 10.30p.m. and the guest were invited to the exam hall to have some light refreshment. Proper round tables and chairs were prepared for the lecturers and staff while student help themselves to a light buffet style meal. With Dr. Firdaus Hariri as the acoustic guitarist for the singing band performance, other lecturers and student as keyboard player and singer, there was never been a dull moment while the guest enjoy their food.
The event is said to be a successful one as the committee put heart and soul into it under Prof. Dr. Zubaidah’s guidance. We hope this event will continue to be even better in the coming years.
Prepared by: Tan Yit Lin
Photos courtesy of Ooi Kok Yong