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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, served as the master of ceremonies for the Arts and Sciences College graduation in Dhahran Al-Janoub. The Rector congratulated the newly minted graduates for a job well done, and wished them unfettered success and happiness in their professional and personal journeys. He also advised them to always be mindful that young people represent the Kingdom's future, and that they should endeavor to serve their respective communities and society as a whole. The Dean of the college, Dr. Misfer Al-Wadi, expressed his gratitude to the Rector and the university for their continued support of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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King Khalid University recently hosted the second 'KKU Media Exhibition'. The Media and Communication Department organized the event in collaboration with the Deanship of Student Affairs. The purpose of the exhibition was to educate the students on the role of media on social and cultural affairs.

 

The forum included a variety of activities and programs that explained the media's (especially the electronic media's) impact on society. The programs also reviewed how various media outlets operate so that the students could better understand effective communications with the various outlets. The General Supervisor of the Media and Communication Department and the Assistant Supervisor, Nora Amer, chaired the event which included more than 1,000 guests.

 

The program included senior project exhibits by 150 of the students in the Media and Communications Department. Vice Dean for Students' Affairs, Dr. Fatima Shaaban, said 'This forum helps clarify the various roles of mass media and illustrates the ways in which we can use effective communications for the benefit of communities and society at large. In this age of both numerous and diffuse media, it is critical that we focus on making sure that media is an effective tool rather than a destructive influence'.

 

University Vice Rector of Female Student Affairs, Dr. Khuloud Abu Melha, thanked all of the organizers and participants for their hard work and attention. As the media landscape is constantly changing at a rapid pace, follow up programs are already in the planning phase.

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The College of Engineering and the Engineering Club hosted a seminar titled 'Fog as a Sustainable Water Source in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia'. Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Salem Algarni, presented the lecture to a large group of faculty and students. He discussed in detail the possibility of utilizing 'fog collection' to satisfy a portion of the nation's water demands. Water derived from fog is reliable, sustainable and cost-effective relative to other unconventional water sources.

 

Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Ibrahim Idris Falqi, explained that the seminar aims to educate the attendees on the importance of utilizing natural and sustainable water sources in the Kingdom. He noted that the university pays great attention to environmental issues, especially the problem of serving an ever-increasing population with a reliable supply of fresh, potable water.

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14 students from King Khalid University finished in the top three places in the First Cultural Olympiad for Saudi Universities, which was held in the month of Rajab 1440 AH and hosted 16 Saudi national universities. The annual Cultural Olympiad consists of a series of competitive events in which students from all over Saudi Arabia participate in a variety of cultural and artistic endeavors. The purposes of the Olympiad are to encourage the students to develop their talents, promote cultural awareness and strengthen community bonds based on shared values and history.

 

The University Rector, the Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, and the Dean of Student Affairs expressed their joy at the students' accomplishments and commending their hard work and exemplary performance in each competition as follows:

 

First Place Contestants

 

  • Hassan Ali Al-Laban (Holy Quran Recitation)
  • Saud Abdulaziz Al-Adwani (Arabic Calligraphy)
  • Talal Abdulaziz Al-Nunu (Biography)
  • Abdullah Al-Jasser (Poetry)

 

Second Place Contestants

 

  • Abdulaziz Hussain (Art)
  • Abdullah Ali Al Majdouw (Drama)
  • Nawaf Ali Asiri (Holy Quran Memorization)
  • Abdullah Abdul Rahman Al-Hamoud (Community Service)

 

Third Place Contestants

 

  • Faris Mohammad Al-Zahrani & Mohammad Al-Amri (Nabti Poetry)
  • Adnan Issam Makhzoum/Saeed Abdullah Al-Hadri/Anas Mohammed Al-Asmari (Culture)
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The university recently hosted the 14th annual scientific research day. The Research Center at the College of Sciences organized their event in cooperation with Deanship of Scientific Research at the main campus. The purpose of research day is to give the faculty members the opportunity to present their latest research projects to the university community.

 

This year 130 faculty members, dozens of graduate students, and numerous guests contributed. Research Center Director at the College of Sciences, Dr. Khalid Al-Sayyad, said that the university is continually expanding its research and development capabilities and that these research events promote increased faculty participation and student interest. At the end of the program, the presenters were awarded certificates.

 

King Khalid University is committed to enhancing and expanding scientific research efforts throughout the university system. Advanced research is a vital element of the national development strategy and a primary objective under Vision 2030. The College of Sciences is continually increasing its research efforts to contribute towards the achievement of these goals. Dr. Al-Sayyad thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his continued support and patronage of the college's research programs.

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The university recently hosted a symposium titled 'MRI Technologies: Innovations and Future Direction' at Asir Hospital. The Radiology Department of the College of Applied Medicine in Abha in conjunction with the Radiology Administration in Asir Health Authority organized the event. The purpose of the event was to introduce medical students and public health sector employees to the latest developments in magnetic resonance and neuroscience. The symposium lecturers were York Medical Equipment Company President and the Chief Technology Officer at Croton Medical UK, Professor Gary Qureen.

 

The first session, titled 'A New Perspective on Body Chemistry Using Magnetic Resonance' and led by the York Co. representative, reviewed the ways in which Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can diagnose many diseases. 'In just a few years, the diagnostic utility of MRI has expanded greatly. This is due to improving technology and the increasing availability of MRI equipment', said the representative.

 

In the second session Professor Qureen, discussed the newest methods of using (FMRI) and MEG and EEG devices for brain scans. He also touched upon recent developments in the use of artificial intelligence to enhance imaging and better understand brain activities.

 

The Department Head of Radiology at the Faculty of Applied Medicine in Abha, Dr. Maqbool Al-Olayan, said that the university is committed to hosting seminars and the like to make sure our students and faculty are kept up to date on the latest medical technology and techniques. Dr. Al-Olayan then presented Dr. Qureen and Asir Hospital representative, Eng. Al Hussein bin Zain Al-Abidin with plaques commemorating the event.

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The university recently held a workshop for female drivers. Vice-Rector of Female Student Affairs, Dr. Khlood Abu Melha, organized the event, with Mrs. Badriya Al-Sharif presenting. The purpose of the event was to help females successfully and safely integrate into the Kingdom’s population of drivers.

 

The workshop covered a number of topics including motor vehicle technology and operation, road safety, traffic regulations and risk mitigation. The speaker also reviewed how females can obtain driver training, and the steps to getting a driver’s license. Assistant Dean, Dr. Abeer Mahfoz, explained that the workshop aimed to help women approach driving in an informed and confident manner. The university will be hosting similar workshops in the future.

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The Third Scholarship Forum organized by the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research discussed a variety of topics during the first day. "Requirements and Obstacles to Scholarship" and "The Academic and Legal Systems of the Scholarship Countries" were presented by Dr. Ahmed Al-Omari and Dr. Obaid Al-Dosari.

 

The forum included a lecture by Dr. Areej Asiri on the "Obstacles and Requirements of Scholarship Programs" and a lecture by Dr. Mohammed Al-Shughibi on the "Regulations of cultural attachés". The forum also included a speech by INTCAS Director of Communities & Market Development, Anthony Hackney, and a speech by UK universities representative, Phillip Hallowt. After, USA universities representative, Javie Willie, and Australian universities representative, Sarah Nash, delivered information sessions.

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The Third Annual Scholarship Forum concluded with a number of workshops and activities. The King Khalid University Scholarship Administration hosted the event in conjunction with the Gulf Conference Company. The forum was designed to facilitate international student exchanges and promote cooperation among nations. A crowd of more than 800 postgraduate students, their guests and a number of visiting high school students participated in this event.

 

The forum activities included discussions of the scholarship system, admissions requirements, international academic, standards and university life. General Supervisor of the Scholarship Administration, Dr. Ahmed Al-Amri, made a special presentation concerning policies and procedures for earning a PhD and explored various aspects of the international scholarship program.

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The Deanship of Admissions and Registration announced the registration dates for the summer semester of the 1439-40 academic year as follows:

 

Those accepted into graduate level programs may register for classes starting the 9th of Shaban and until the 11th of Shaban using the Academia portal on the university main website. King Khalid University undergraduate students wishing to enroll in Summer classes can register beginning the 16th of Shaban until the 21st of Ramadan using the Academia portal on the university main website. Visiting students may, subject to certain restrictions, register beginning on the 11th of Ramadan.

 

Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Algarni, explained that King Khalid University students scheduled to graduate this academic year have first priority for seats in any given class. Non-graduating students regularly enrolled at KKU have second priority. Students visiting from other universities are welcome in Summer classes on a space available basis.

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