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King Khalid University continues with its community outreach initiatives in conducting a Culture and Health Awareness program in Bariq. The programs, which have been conducted over the last 6 weeks, included a variety of workshops and courses for the public. Nearly 500 people participated in the events of weeks 5 and 6.

 

Dr. Eman Al-Shehri began the activities with a lecture titled 'Diabetes and Prevention Methods'. She provided background on the symptoms, causes, and treatment. Dr. Al-Shehri also noted the different classifications of diabetes and prevention methods.

 

Dr. Ishraqa Mohammed conducted a workshop titled 'English Language Learning Methods'. Dr. Mohammed introduced the correct methods of learning English and the methods of acquiring language skills. She also elaborated on the importance of learning English at the primary and secondary school levels.

 

There were a number of other workshops spanning many fields on interest such as:

 

  • 'Communication Skills in the Work Environment' by Dr. Mamoon Badawi;
  • 'Research Skills' by Dr. Samya Al-Amjad;
  • 'Developing Administrative Skills' by Dr. Mohamed Al-Mazah;
  • 'The Health Impact of Oil' by Dr. Khuloud Ahmed;
  • 'Language Eloquence in the Holy Quran' by Dr. Sumaya Okasha;
  • 'Self Development' by Dr. Adeeb Abdulwahab.

 

The university plans to once again visit Bariq to continue its community service efforts and further serve the populace with valuable tools and information for daily life.

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King Khalid University is set to launch a conference title 'Balanced Development: Studies in Light of the King Salman Economic Vision' on Monday the 20th of Jumādá Al-Ākhirah at Abha Palace Hotel for a period of two days.

 

King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, explained that the idea behind the conference was inspired by a speech delivered in 1436 by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. In that speech, His Royal Majesty asserted that the Kingdom's new economic vision will be based on a strategy of balanced development. This means that the Kingdom will move away from relying primarily on the petroleum industry. While petroleum will remain a valuable resource, the nation will diversify its resources and economy into many different sectors. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy said this conference is focused on ways in which we can help achieve this diversification objective.

 

Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, said that successful national program objectives and strategies require a thorough understanding of practical development challenges and absolute clarity in the objectives set forth in the national strategy. Economic and scientific development cannot be done in a vacuum. That is, all efforts must be done in light of cultural and religious values and norms. This conference, as explained by Vice Rector Al-Amri, explores developmental objectives in light of existing economic realities.

 

Dean of the College of Business at the University, Dr. Fayez Dafra, stressed that the conference aims to better define balanced development concepts and potential social impacts in both the current and expected economic and geopolitical environments. Part of this effort requires careful of various economic development models used throughout the world. These models include various critical factors including GDP, price of oil, Public Investment Fund performance, population changes, social and military security factors, and digital transformation. Of course, existing models would be modified based on the Kingdom's specific goals and circumstances.

 

Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Conference, Dr. Hussein Al-Obaid, said that 69 papers were submitted for consideration to the conference. Of those submitted, 37 were transferred to the committee and 19 papers were approved for presentation at the conference. Of noteworthy mention, the scientific committee was careful to include a diverse group of topics for the conference to best serve a broad range of stakeholders.

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Department of Arabic Language and Literature Professor Dr. Abdulrahman bin Hassan Al-Mohseni, presented a seminar titled 'Text Messages in Arabic Literature in the Era of Technology' at the College of Humanities. He reviewed the evolution of short messaging in Arabic from pre-Islamic times through the modern day. Dr. Al-Mohseni is a noted language critic and the Director of the Center for Research and Social Studies at King Khalid University.

 

Dr. Al-Mohseni presented his research findings that indicate four criteria for such linguistic analysis: Transmission, intensification, aesthetics and subject unity. He also explained his technical approach to evaluating composition features. He also said that the research shows a long history of short literary forms, now referred to as RAGG in Arabic literature. These RAGG standards present a variety of linguistic models in Arabic literature. From these we can trace the evolution of short literary forms using modern communication analyses. Researchers can see the progression from short ancient writings to modern means of communication using social media like Twitter.

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King Khalid University Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Disease Assistant Professor Dr. Mohammad Attia Al-Zahrani presented a lecture on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). His lecture was part of the 7th annual Health Awareness and Education program in Bariq, and was sponsored by the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education. His lecture included information about the causes, symptoms and treatment of IBS. The target audience was nurses and other healthcare professionals.

 

In his lecture, Dr. Al-Zahrani stated that IBS is the most common gastrointestinal disease. Interestingly, he noted that psychological stress is the most common cause of the physical manifestation of IBS. He added that chronic anxiety, clinical depression and mental illness are other underlying causes of IBS. Common symptoms include: Chronic abdominal pain, bloating, gas accumulation, constipation, chronic diarrhea. The number and scope of symptoms vary among individuals.

 

Treatment of IBS usually starts with a healthy lifestyle, he noted. Proper diet, exercise and stress relief are all significant aspects of preventing or mitigating the effects of IBS. In severe to extreme cases, medication may be necessary. Tranquilizers (ie. mebeverine and melanin), anti-depressants and over the counter medicaments for stomach discomfort are frequently utilized over the course of treatment. Doctors try to minimize the use of medications over time, as this is best for patient wellness in the long-term.

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King Khalid University held the 11th annual 6K runners' marathon. The event was sponsored by King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, and supervised by the Deanship of Student Affairs. The marathon was organized in cooperation with Dr. Abdullah Al-Bogmi, Director of the Saudi Universities Federation. A total of 341 students and faculty participated in the races in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd.

 

Rector Al-Solamy: 'Athletics promote physical fitness, camaraderie and a passion for excellence'.

 

Rector Al-Solamy welcomed Director Al-Bogmi, his representative, Dr. Ali Jabari, the contestants and spectators in his opening remarks. The Rector noted the importance of athletics in societal development, particularly in inter-collegiate competitions. 'Athletics promote physical fitness, camaraderie and a passion for excellence' he said. His Excellency thanked all of the organizers and participants for their hard work and dedication. He also expressed his support for the Saudi university federation and its mission.

 

The Vice Dean of Student Affairs for Sports Activities, Dr. Khalil Asiri, thanked the university Rector for his sponsorship and continual support for extracurricular activities. He also expressed his appreciation to Dr. Al-Atheed, stressing the important role the federation plays in university activities and student development, evidenced by Dr. Al-Atheed's personal involvement with and attendance at the competition.

 

At the completion of the race, His Excellency the Rector awarded prizes and certificates to winning participants in the various categories as follows:

 

Student Category

 

  • 1st Place:   Hamed Al-Harthy;
  • 2nd Place:   Hamza Waleed;
  • 3rd Place:   Rayan Walid;
  • 4th Place:   Omar Musa;
  • 5th Place:   Majid Qusay;
  • 6th Place:   Abdulmajeed Ahmed;
  • 7th Place:   Hamed Kun;
  • 8th Place:   Rashid al-Maliki;
  • 9th Place:   Tawfiq al-Maliki;
  • 10th Place:  Abdullah Asiri.

 

Faculty Category

 

  • 1st Place:   Maher Saeed;
  • 2nd Place:   Mohammad Abdul Basit;
  • 3rd Place:   Adel Al-Abeed;
  • 4th Place:   Abdullah Al Munhall;
  • 5th Place:   Yahya Asiri;
  • 6th Place:   Mohammad Farhan;
  • 7th Place:   Series Takry [sic ].

 

Staff Category

 

  • 1st Place:   Abdullah Omar;
  • 2nd Place:   Hussein Al-Saadi;
  • 3rd Place:   Hassan Al Asmari;
  • 4th Place:   Ahmed Mohammed;
  • 5th Place:   Ibrahim Mohammed;
  • 6th Place:   Ahmed Ibrahim;
  • 7th Place:   Ali Tahitah.

 

At the closing ceremony, the Rector and the Dean of Student Affairs were presented with commemorative plaques from the Sports Federation of Saudi Universities. His Excellency the Rector honored all of the participating parties and the organizing committee members.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, crowned the winners of the Fifth Cultural Olympics. The event slogan, 'It's Not About the Competition, It's About the Student', really captured the conviviality of the activities, which lasted three days under the organization of the Deanship of Student Affairs.

 

His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy confirmed that the university is keen on holding activities that enhance academic performance, thanking the organizing committee for their efforts in support for such activities. He then explained that the university will host, in the coming weeks, the Saudi University Scientific Olympics as part of the Academic Affairs Agency and the Student Affairs Deanship initiative, stressing the importance of working as a team for the success of such activities.

 

On his part, Vice Dean of the Student Affairs Deanship, Dr. Yaha Ghnaie, welcomed senior leadership in attendance and thanked them for their participating, stressing that the main goal of the event is to uncover nascent student talents and motivate participants.

 

Rector Al-Solamy: 'The university is keen to hold activities that enhance academic performance'.

 

The university rector also inaugurated specialized scientific courses implemented by the Deanship of Student Affairs in cooperation with a number of faculties. These new courses were designed in accord with specific criteria supervised by a team of representatives from the university colleges.

 

Participants in the competition provided many awe-inspiring recitations and a dazzling display of knowledge. His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following students as winners in the Holy Quran Category (General): 

 

  • 1st: Nawaf Ali Asiri, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion;
  • 2nd:Saleh Ali Muneef, Faculty of Engineering;
  • 3rd: Mansour Salam Al-Nouma, Faculty of Medicine. 

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student recitations in the Holy Quran Recitation Category:

 

  • 1st: Hussein Ali Laban, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion;
  • 2nd: Mohammed Ali Al-Shehri, Faculty of Medicine;
  • 3rd: Abdulrahman Jamal Al-Madar, Faculty of Languages and Translation.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Sunnah Category:

 

  • 1st: Mohsen Ibrahim Othman, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion;
  • 2nd:Abdulaziz Abdul Jasser, Faculty of Medicine;
  • 3rd: Radwan Abdullah Al-Malki, Faculty of Dentistry. 

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Biography of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Category:

 

  • 1st: Salem Al-Majal, Faculty of Medicine;
  • 2nd:Talal Abdulaziz Al-Nunu, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion;
  • 3rd: Saeed Abdullah Al-Zahrani; Faculty of Pharmacy.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Diction Category:

 

  • 1st: Student [as reported], Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion;
  • 2nd: Faisal Mohammed Hajran, Faculty of Engineering;
  • 3rd: Nawaf Saad Al-Naameh, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Poetry Category:

 

  • 1st: Sultan Abdullah [as reported];
  • 2nd:Ahmad Abdulrahman Morihei, Faculty  of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion;
  • 3rd: Ali Muhammad Majrashi, Faculty of Science.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Classical Poetry Category:

 

  • 1st: Abdullah Ali Al-Majdoua, Faculty of Humanities;
  • 2nd:Ziad Mohammed Al-Aram, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion;
  • 3rd: Anas Mohammad Zerba; Faculty of Medicine.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Nabati Poetry Category:

 

  • 1st: Mohammad Manie, Faculty of Pharmacy;
  • 2nd:Fahd Mohammed Al-Qahtani [as reported];
  • 3rd: Ali Salem Al-Qahtani, Faculty of Nursing, Khamis Mushait.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Short Story Category:

 

  • 1st: Mohammed Ali Al-Salouli, Faculty  of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion;
  • 2nd:Raed Ahmad Al-Shehri, Faculty of Dentistry;
  • 3rd: Adnan Ahmed Nasser, Faculty of Engineering.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Interpretation Category:

 

  • 1st: Mohammed Al-Khathamy [as reported];
  • 2nd:Ali Fahad Al-Shehri, Faculty of Medicine;
  • 3rd: Abdulaziz Al-Shahrani, Faculty of Applied Medicine.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Community Service Category:

 

  • 1st: Mashaal Ahmed Al-Farah, Faculty of Nursing;
  • 2nd:Ahmed Hassan Al-Faifi, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion;
  • 3rd: Abdul Malik Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, Faculty of Computer Science.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Theater Category:

 

  • 3rd: Majid Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, Faculty of Science. 

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Painting Category:

 

  • 1st: Ali Mousa Al-Barqi, Community Faculty [as reported];

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Digital Art Design Category:

 

  • 1st: Fares Mohammed Al-Zahrani, Faculty of Medicine;
  • 2nd:Ibrahim Saber Nusani, Faculty of Computer Science;
  • 3rd: Amjad Nabil Al-Karbi from the Faculty of Pharmacy. 

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Arabic Calligraphy Category:

 

  • 1st: Suad Abdulaziz Al-Adwani, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion;
  • 2nd:Samy Al-Amodi, Faculty of Pharmacy.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student performances in the Photography Category:

 

  • 1st: Khalid Abdulwahab Al-Qahtani, Faculty of Computer Science;
  • 2nd:Abdulaziz Abdullah, Faculty of Business;
  • 3rd: Mohammad Ahmed Al-Khari, Faculty of Engineering. 

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the overall college performances in all categories:

 

  • 1st: Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion;
  • 2nd:Faculty of Medicine;
  • 3rd: Faculty of Engineering.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize college performances in the Cultural and Knowledge Category:

 

  • 1st: Faculty of Science;
  • 2nd:Faculty of Applied Medicine;
  • 3rd: Faculty of Science and Arts in Tanuma.
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On the 18th of February, King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, sponsored a student-led seminar titled 'Graduate Studies in Light of Vision 2030'. The Deanship of Graduate Studies organized the event, which was hosted by Khamis Mushait Community College Dean, Dr. Ahmed bin Ali Al-Mari.  

 

His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy opened the symposium by citing the tremendous talent and potential of the university's graduate students. He further noted that the purpose of the symposium was to look ahead at courses of study and activities that will bolster our students' career opportunities. 'Part of the university's mission is to ensure that the Kingdom optimizes and harnesses these extraordinary people to help achieve national scientific and economic development goals' he stated. 

 

Rector Al-Solamy: 'Part of the university's mission is to ensure that the Kingdom optimizes and harnesses these extraordinary people to help achieve national scientific and economic development goals'.

 

Faculty of Education doctoral candidate Idris Ali Al-Mutari presented a paper titled 'The Use of Educational Technologies and Applications for Postgraduate Students in Light of Vision 2030'. He related that electronic technologies and computer science is a major component of the Kingdom's national strategy. Mr. Al-Mutari discussed various technologies and methods that will be employed to meet these objectives such as: Cloud computing, enhanced reality, 3D printing, wearable technology, etc. Mr. Al-Mutari stressed the importance of postgraduate student competence using a variety of electronic tools such as Google Apps, Microsoft Apps, etc. in preparation for academic research in their fields.

 

Dr. Abdullah Yahya Jabra, Faculty of Education doctoral candidate, presented a paper titled 'Soft Skills for Postgraduate Students in the Light of the Vision 2030'. Dr. Jabra focused his presentation on the continuing importance of 'soft skills' in graduate studies. While technology plays an increasingly critical role in education and society, inherently human factors are still important. Communication, critical thinking, collaboration, negotiation, crisis management, and basic research skills are necessary in all facets of advanced education. Dr. Jabra recommended that postgraduate students get recurrent training in these soft skills to maximize their talents.

 

Doctoral student Hanan Humaid of the Faculty of Education presented a scientific paper titled 'Directing Scientific Research in Graduate Studies in the Light of Vision 2030'. She reviewed the ways in which government and community sectors can benefit from research and development programs. She also reviewed how research studies can support the objectives set forth in Vision 2030.

 

MA student Hanan Saeed Al-Shahrani from the Faculty of Languages and Translation presented a paper titled 'The Reality of Volunteer Work and Voluntary Initiatives in our Universities'. She outlined various strategies to promote community development and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Al-Shahrani also stressed the importance of encouraging a culture of volunteerism among students. Universities should adopt a variety of programs to raise awareness of the importance of volunteer work and its relevance to national strategic goals.

 

Faculty of Education MA student Noura Mashbab presented a paper entitled 'The Scientific Thinking of Researchers and Information Technology in Light of Vision 2030'. In her presentation, she discussed the educational aspects of the goals set forth in Vision 2030. One of the primary goals is for the Kingdom to have at least 5 internationally recognized top universities. She noted that enhancing graduate programs is a method for raising a university’s capabilities and academic status. 

 

Mariam Abdullah Khari, doctoral student and GSM Association member, presented a paper entitled 'Innovation in Scientific Research and the 2030 Vision'. She discussed the concept of scientific research and its role in the growth of knowledge and production of scientific advances as set forth in Vision 2030. 

 

Faculty of Science graduate student Afaf Zafer Al-Qahtani presented a scientific paper titled 'Graduate Studies and Knowledge Production in Light of Vision 2030'. She explained how postgraduate programs greatly contribute to scientific advancement and sociocultural development. She noted that graduate programs produce the skills and talent needed for economic development. Today's students are tomorrow's researchers, scientists and thinkers driving society forward. 

 

The university Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al-Faea, thanked and praised all of the presenters for their hard work and insight into the impact of graduate studies. He commended all of the students on their professional research methodologies and high publishing standards. Dr. Al-Faea pointed out that the Deanship will sponsor training workshops featuring each scientific paper to benefit more students.

 

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His Royal Highness Prince Dr. Abdulaziz bin Satam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Advisor of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and Professor at the Political Legitimacy Department of Supreme Jurisdiction Institute, met with faculty members from the College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion and the Department of Law from King Khalid University at the main campus in Abha.

 

Upon arrival, His Royal Highness was met by King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, and Dean of the College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion, Dr. Mohammad Dhafer Al-Shehri.

 

HRH Prince Satam bin Abdulaziz: 'The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aspires to produce profound Sharia outcomes that meets the development and aspirations of our country'.

 

During the meeting, His Royal Highness delivered a lecture where he discussed the relationship between 'Islamic Law' and the 'Basic Law of Governance', stressing that Sharia is the foundation of Kingdom's guiding principles. His Royal Highness also emphasized that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aspires through its vision to produce profound Sharia outcomes that meet the development and aspirations of our country. At the end of the meeting, the college displayed the meeting outcomes of the College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion Deans in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Meets With Faculty Members at the College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion
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King Khalid University's College of Arts & Sciences in Khamis Mushait Branch sponsored a series of faculty and staff training programs. These programs were developed by a collaboration between the Academic Development and Quality Unit and the Arabic Language Department. The 6 day series of events and seminars served 175 faculty members and staff.

 

One of the more prominent programs was 'Six Thinking Hats', presented by Dr. Sultana Al-Shahrani. This lecture explored creative problem-solving methods and management strategies. Dr. Shahrani encouraged the trainees to approach difficulties and obstacles from different perspectives in order to find optimal solutions.

 

Head of the Arabic Language Department Dr. Mowahb Ibrahim delivered a workshop on creative thinking skills. She discussed four elements of problem-solving: Creativity and mental processes, creativity tools, unlocking latent creativity and optimizing critical thinking skills.

 

Dr. Eman Omar delivered a lecture on teaching strategies and methods. She focused on the challenges in teaching higher education. She also presented a study regarding the effects of university environments on teachers and teaching skills.

 

Dr. Rehan Mansour presented a workshop on proper Arabic sentence structure. This presentation was for non-native speakers in order to enhance their understanding of the Arabic language. Dr. Hanan Al-Kajm gave a lecture on the concept of time management and its importance to modern life. The program concluded with a workshop titled 'The Security of Language and the Origins of Official Reports' presented by Dr. Mawahb Ibrahim and Dr. Eman Omar on behalf of faculty members and administrative employees.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, held a forum with graduate students at the main campus in Abha. The forum, titled 'Graduate Studies and Vision 2030' was to discuss how graduate programs support the national objectives set forth in Vision 2030 and its appendant documents. The Deanship of Graduate Studies organized the event, which was co-chaired by the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al-Faea.

 

In his opening remarks, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy spoke about the critical role of graduate research and studies. University level scientific and technical research directly support innovation in many sectors as well as continued economic development. His Excellency also praised the university's graduate students, faculty and staff for the exceptional work in a variety of fields and endeavors. He also noted that the university plans on expanding graduate programs at both the masters and doctorate levels in order to serve national interests and achieve planning objectives pursuant to Vision 2030.

 

In his presentation, Dean Al-Faea explained that his team's mission is to provide an academic environment that supports and encourages students to do world-class research and development work. He stated that the Deanship of Graduate Studies has a continuous improvement program to monitor, evaluate and enhance the quality of its essential functions. The purpose is to ensure that the students have all of the tools required to conduct their work in accordance with the latest international quality standards. By constantly improving academic methods, the graduate students gain further knowledge and hone their skills. Dr. Al-Faea then thanked the Rector and the Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, for their continued support.

 

At the conclusion of the presentations, Rector Al-Solamy recognized outstanding participants and expressed his desire to make the forum a standing annual event. The Deanship of Graduate Studies presented the Rector with two plaques to commemorate the forum.

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