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The Media and Communication Department at King Khalid University organized a community service campaign to support families in need. The campaign is a collaboration with the Al-Bir Charity Association in Abha. The campaign aims to spread the culture of community service and to instill a strong sense of civic responsibility among university students and employees.

Department Supervisor and Campaign Director, Nora Amer, explained that the purpose of this campaign is to provide a warm coat to any person or family in need. Director Amer related that thanks to our incredible ambassadors, donors, and friends, the campaign has been successful so far with more than 1,500 donations and counting.

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King Khalid University signed a cooperation agreement with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief). KSRelief is dedicated to coordinating and providing international relief to crisis-afflicted communities. The cooperation agreement will strengthen the partnership between both parties in accord with the commitment to develop a more impactful non-profit sector as set forth in Vision 2030.

 

His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, represented King Khalid University. His Excellency Dr. Abdullah al-Rabeeah, Adviser at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of KSRelief, represented his organization. The signing took place at KSRelief's headquarters in Riyadh.

 

Rector Al-Solamy explained that the purpose of this cooperation agreement is to ensure that the public's best interest is served in a systematic and consistent manner. The agreement encompasses a wide variety of areas. Cooperation will entail seminars, lecture, studies in the humanitarian field, training programs, and advisory programs. This will add to the symbol of humanitarian action the Kingdom holds.

Initial Memorandum of Cooperation Reached With the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre
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On the 27th of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal, HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, Asir Governor, met with His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, and the first Badir Volunteer Group, in his office regarding the 'We Are All Volunteers Campaign' and other related initiatives. Also in attendance were the Regional Council and numerous government entity directors.

At the beginning of the meeting, HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid welcomed the guests. After that, Community Service and Continuing Education Dean, Dr. Omar Alwan Ageel, commended the decisive role HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Prince Turkey bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Asir Deputy Governor, hold in supporting the region's and university's sustainable development and growth. Dean Ageel explained that this meeting coincides with International Volunteer Day, which has been globally recognized beginning in the year 1985. He then noted that volunteering to help other individuals, our communities and people in other countries plays a substantial role in leading an exemplary life. Non-profit work, he related, is the best example of civic responsibility.

Dean Ageel: 'Non-Profit work is the best example of civic responsibility'.

The dean noted that the university's volunteer work encompasses a wide variety of fields that are cultural, environmental, and social in nature. With community service being one of the university's main priorities, the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education has implemented comprehensive requirements, clear objectives, and established the new Volunteer and Community Service Center to guide all activities.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Dean Ageel noted that King Khalid University successfully achieved its goals in delivering more than 500 activities to approximately 36,000 citizens all across the region. It is important, he explained, that we recognize the valuable contributions provided by numerous entities and specialists. While it is impossible to individually list all of the activities, most of them focused on:

  • Health;
  • Cultural awareness;
  • Social responsibility ;
  • Self-development;
  • Professional-development;
  • Lectures in schools and government sectors.
Receives Badir Volunteer Group
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King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of e-Learning, participated in the 2018 International Conference on Education Evaluation in Riyadh. The conference was held under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ibn Abdulaziz - may Allah preserve him. The conference centered on the latest ideas in future skills development and evaluation. The conference was attended by His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, Vice Rector of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, and Academic Development and Quality Dean, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hajri. Dean Al-Hajri managed a session title 'Influential Leadership in Educational Institutions'.

Dean of e-Learning and General Supervisor of Design, Dr. Fahad Al-Ahmari, delivered a visual presentation on the KKUx platform. He highlighted the university's efforts in developing and enhancing future skills through the platform. Dean Al-Ahmari discussed how the platform works and its main purpose, which is to connect learning outcomes to labor market needs. He concluded his presentation by stressing the value of in-demand skills. Of note, KKUx's web traffic has exceeded 20,000 visitors and is the first of its kind in the Kingdom's higher education field.

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On the 23rd of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal, His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, led the Third University Council Meeting for the 2018 Fall Semester. His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Interim Committee, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Al-Saleh, university vice rectors, and faculty deans were in attendance.

Rector Al-Solamy began the occasion by thanking Allah and praising Prophet Muhammad - peace be upon him. Following after, Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amry, reviewed the meeting agenda. The topics of discussion included:

  • The approval of the new scholarship admission conditions for foreign students;
  • The approval of a new undergraduate psychology program in the College of Psychology;
  • The approval of a new graduate program in the College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion;
  • The establishment of the 'Volunteer Work University Center' to replace the 'Community Service and Partnership Unit';
  • New conditions and requirements for the proposed postgraduate programs to take effect in 1441 AH;
  • The promotion of university employees.

It was noted that this meeting was convened to enhance academic performance in accord with the Kingdom's national programs.

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On Wednesday the 27th of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal, His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, was pleased to announce the university's inaugural 'We Are All Volunteers Campaign' along with the rollout of enhanced 'Badir Volunteer Work Platform' features. This new program is being spearheaded by the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education. The launch of this continuing volunteer effort coincided with International Volunteer Day, which has been globally recognized beginning in the year 1985.

The purpose of the university's 'We Are All Volunteers Campaign' is to raise awareness about volunteer projects and initiatives. Volunteering to help other individuals, our communities and people in other countries plays a substantial role in leading an exemplary life. Every able citizen should strive to contribute to society. Collectively, these efforts improve our world. In addition, volunteering time and resources leads to greater personal fulfillment and gratitude for the blessings bestowed upon those who volunteer.

The university's volunteer campaign is in collaboration with the Saudi Red Crescent Society in Asir and the Public Civil Defense Agency. The organizations will develop plans to have volunteers assist the community in a variety of ways. Also, an important objective is to help develop a culture of volunteerism and raise the number of civic volunteers to 1,000,000 individuals in support of the goals set forth in Vision 2030.

Vice Rector of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, thanked the Rector for his continued support and enthusiasm for this and many other community service initiatives, such as the 'Tourism Awareness Tent' and the 'Summer Welcoming Initiative'. He also thanked the great multitudes of people who have, and continue to volunteer their time to good and worthy causes. Vice Rector Al-Shahrani reiterated the importance of volunteerism in our local and global communities. He also explained that developing charitable and civic volunteer programs would remain a high priority for the university.

Vice Rector Al-Shahrani: 'In collaboration with our civic and governmental partners, we will help foster a culture of beneficial volunteerism'.

Vice Rector Al-Shahrani added that the university has already instituted a cutting-edge volunteer coordination and tracking program known as 'Badir Volunteer Work Platform' that will work in accordance with the 'We Are All Volunteers Campaign'. This unprecedented platform allows and encourages potential volunteers to register and be matched with the appropriate civic and charitable efforts an interests. The program also tracks volunteer efforts and performance milestones on an on-going basis. This allows for easy analysis of program effectiveness and continuous improvement. This initiative both supports and develops the criteria for the larger objectives as set forth in Vision 2030. So far, hundreds of willing volunteers comprised of students, faculty, and staff have offered their considerable talents and enthusiasm towards worthy volunteer efforts. Community Service and Continuing Education Volunteer Work Supervisor, Dr. Ali Al-Shahrani, explained that the purposes of the 'Badir Volunteer Work Platform' is not just administrative. Instead, he related, it serves a greater purpose in that it aligns itself with Vision 2030.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Rector honored all of the organizers and participants in the 'We Are All Volunteers Campaign'. He also recognized those individuals participating in the 'Badir Volunteer Work Platform' and the 'Abha Tourist Initiative'.

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On the 27th of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal, King Khalid University welcomed a delegation from the French diplomatic mission in the Kingdom. Among the honored guests were Health Consultant, Guiam Hoarau, Cultural, Scientific, and University Cooperation Consul, Karim Maatouq, and French Attaché, Adrien Rosie.

The event was officiated by Vice Rector for Graduate Studies and Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amry, Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Hamid Al-Qarni, General Director of Scholarships, Dr. Ahmed Al-Amry, and a number of leading university scientific researchers.

Meeting topics included but were not limited to vital functions such as:

  • Cooperative postgraduate scholarships in medicine;
  • Collaboration with French universities;
  • Summer postgraduate programs;
  • Arabic as a second language programs.

There was widespread interest among our faculty and students in this program. A large number of teaching assistants attended. Also, based on demand, the entire program was presented via video link to other university campuses.

After introductory remarks by Dr. Ahmed Al-Amry, French Health Consultant Guiam Hoarau delivered a lecture on medical fellowship programs that are available to teaching assistants and lecturers in the medical field. After which, Attaché Rosie spoke about postgraduate programs available in France and then hosted a Q&A session with the attendees.

University Hosts French Delegation
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On the 27th of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal, King Khalid University welcomed a delegation from the French diplomatic mission in the Kingdom. Among the honored guests were Health Consultant, Guiam Hoarau, Cultural, Scientific, and University Cooperation Consul, Karim Maatouq, and French Attaché, Adrien Rosie.

The event was officiated by Vice Rector for Graduate Studies and Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amry, Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Hamid Al-Qarni, General Director of Scholarships, Dr. Ahmed Al-Amry, and a number of leading university scientific researchers.

Meeting topics included but were not limited to vital functions such as:

  • Cooperative postgraduate scholarships in medicine;
  • Collaboration with French universities;
  • Summer postgraduate programs;
  • Arabic as a second language programs.

There was widespread interest among our faculty and students in this program. A large number of teaching assistants attended. Also, based on demand, the entire program was presented via video link to other university campuses.

After introductory remarks by Dr. Ahmed Al-Amry, French Health Consultant Guiam Hoarau delivered a lecture on medical fellowship programs that are available to teaching assistants and lecturers in the medical field. After which, Attaché Rosie spoke about postgraduate programs available in France and then hosted a Q&A session with the attendees.

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The College of Engineering's Alumni Training Unit celebrated World Engineer's Day on the 26th of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal. The program was designed to encourage and support current engineering students and alumni to pursue technical design and development careers. College of Engineering Dean, Dr. Ibrahim Idris Al-Falqi, opened the ceremony in the presence of the director of the Creative Talent and Entrepreneurship Center, a large number of faculty members, staff, students, and other entities in the university.

Saudi Electric Company's Southern Sector Facilities Management Director, Eng. Sayyaf bin Saeed Al-Shahrani, lead a discussion session immediately following Dean Al-Falqi's inaugural speech. In his session, Al-Shahrani spoke to the benefits and challenges of professional engineering. He drew upon his personal career experience when detailing the obstacles and challenges he faced on his road to success. He highlighted the vital role the would-be engineers will play in the rapidly growing field of urban development in the Kingdom. Al-Sharani noted that all engineering specialties have a vital role to play during a very active Q&A session that ensued.

After the Q&A, Dean Al-Falqi began an open discussion session with the attendees. He discussed common topics on professional development, the role of conferences and symposiums in the lives of engineers, and the workshops held by the university that serve the field of engineering. All three, he explained, will be continually offered to alumni of the college.

Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amry, opened the accompanying project exhibition, which included 36 project posters in different fields of engineering that discussed health issues, the establishment of a water desalination station, the establishment of a sports stadium, and large-scale civil infrastructure projects. In his tour, Vice Rector Al-Amry praised the exhibition's diversity, creativity, and the overall significance of student projects. He observed the successful training of students by the Alumni Training Unit. The unit delivered a professional interview preparation workshop that trained students on the methods of a successful interview. It also provided consultative advice on the professions and fields that apply to engineering specialties. He noted that the College of Engineering is one of the most important colleges in the university that receives broad support, thanking all those who contributed to the success of this exhibition.

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