University Marks the Arrival of the Holy Month of Ramadan

Source : IT Directorate

On behalf of the entire community, King Khalid University pays tribute to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, on this sacred occasion of the arrival of Ramadan. The university also offers the kindest of salutations to the entire Kingdom, other Islamic nations and Muslims throughout the world.

May God Almighty grant each of the faithful the blessings of peace, happiness and safety during this holy season and throughout the year. May the merciful God Almighty absolve every one of their sins, and inspire all to think and act in accordance with God's mandates at all times. May God Almighty accept our sacrifice of fasting, and recognize each of us for the good deeds accomplished in the preceding year.

In this holy season, we reflect upon and remain in eternal gratitude for all of the blessings conferred upon us. We are thankful for our families, friends and communities. We are thankful to our national leadership for wise guidance, security, and prosperity. We also thank God Almighty for all of His blessings upon this earth and His giving us strength in times of hardship or tribulation.

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University recently hosted the activities of the 1440 AH volunteer preparation course 'Sandkum', which lasted for three days starting on the 15th Ramadan. 16 governmental and private institutions alongside a number of university employees participated. The meeting was held under the patronage of Academic Development and Quality Vice Rector, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, at the main campus. Dean of Community Service and Continuous Education, Dr. Omar Alwan Ageel, explained that the purpose of the program is the development of team members in order to meet the stated objectives. He then followed by welcoming the program participants and attendees, stressing the value of the outcomes to the region. The program included a paper by the Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hajri, in which he discussed 'Volunteer Charisma'. This was followed by a presentation that discussed the values of volunteer work and social communication skills delivered by Ali Asiri. Eng. Marikh Al-Shahrani also discussed the preservation of the environment, parks, tourist sites, and contributions needed to support security in the region. On the same note, Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Shahrani spoke about the role of the Asir Police, which includes safety, organizational procedures, and maintaining public manners. Of noteworthy mention, the program also offered CPR and first aid training by the Saudi Red Crescent Authority. King Khalid University seeks through this program to help achieve the Kingdom's 2030 vision through the preparation of 400 volunteers (in addition to its current 500 volunteer trainees) supervised by the Deanship of Community Service and Continuous Education.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center In a recent ceremony, King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, received the translated copy of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning from the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Arts in Tanumah and Professor of Linguistics at the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Faqih. Dean Al-Faqih's translation of the encyclopedia required a significant investment of his time and expertise in translation. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy stressed the importance of translation projects to encourage the spread of knowledge throughout the world. He spoke about the ways in which vocabulary and phrases enrich understanding of various subject matters. His Excellency then thanked Dean Al-Faqih for his hard work and persistence in completing the project. He noted that the translated book will be a valuable addition to libraries and institutions throughout the Arabic speaking world. The manuscript will greatly benefit researchers for generations to come. Also present at the ceremony were Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Bin Du'ajim, Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, and the Dean of Library Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Naser. They all congratulated Dean Al-Faqih for his accomplishment, noting that the effort will help propel forward further research in many areas of study. Dean Al-Faqih said that the encyclopedia included many definitions and articles on language, history, and terminology. Also included are: Teaching methods, teaching materials, evaluation and testing rubrics, language psychology, anthropology, social linguistics, communicative teaching issues, teacher education, curriculum design, bilingualism, language laboratories, studies in linguistic and cultural institutions, and professional associations. The encyclopedia is a Routledge House publication. Routledge House is the U.K. based repository for 1,800 scientific journals and more than 5,000 books. King Saud University also supported the translation project and the printing of the encyclopedia for institutional use in the Kingdom.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media center King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, honored the faculty members of the Deanship of Student Affairs in a ceremony at the main campus. In his opening remarks, the Rector thanked the staff members for their hard work, dedication, and exemplary results. He noted the diversity and the quality of the programs the Deanship conducted for the benefit of the students and faculty. Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Aideed, thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his support of the Deanship and sponsorship of its many programs and functions. Dean Al-Aideed also thanked his staff, whose tireless efforts made all of the Deanship's efforts possible. He noted that the programs have conferred great benefits upon the students and the university community. Dean Al-Aideed recounted a few of the achievements made by this year including: Adoption of the new organizational structure of the Deanship; Publication of the emergency procedures handbook; Revision of the salary scales; Adoption of funds regulations; Adoption of student housing regulations; Organizing and archiving transaction histories. The Deanship is now working in cooperation with the General Administration of Information Technology and the Vice rector of Academic Affairs to upgrade all electronic services. His Excellency honored the members of the Deanship, including: Dr. Amer Ja'far, Raed Al-Qahtani, Yousef Al-Ahmari, Abdullah Al-Khubia, Ali Al-Qahtani, Abdullah Al-Dreem, Abdulaziz Al-Shehri, Nayef Al-Shahrani, Saeed Al-Amri, Mohammad Abu Hashra, Abdullah Al-Shahrani, Ayman Asiri, Fawaz Al-Thiabi, Mohammed Al-Kaabi, Ali Al-Hassan, Ali Al-Wahabi, Masli Al-Qahtani, Said Zuifir and Qabil Al-Yazidi. The Rector presented all of the above with commemorative certificates.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center Vice Rector of Academic and Educational Affairs, Dr. Saad Du'ajim, recently presided over the closing ceremony for the Arabic Language Training Program. The event, which took place from the 7th to the 11th of Ramadan, was run by the Arabic Language Unit in collaboration with the Arabic Institute at the university main campus. The program was developed for foreign faculty members. Included were lectures and workshops discussing Arabic Language Skills, phonetics, dialect, language matching, error analysis, and literacy skills. General Supervisor of the Arabic Language Teaching Unit, Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mazah, said that the program was taught by a group of distinguished experts in the field of Arabic language including Dr. Khalid Al-Shathri, and the Undersecretary of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Jazan University, Dr. Ali Mashaouf. Al-Mazah explained that the program included examinations and activities, and served 29 trainees. He thanked Vice Rector Du'ajim for his support. Dr. Saleh Al-Shathri thanked the guest presenters and the Arab Institute for their efforts. Vice Rector Du'ajim noted that the program is an important part of the university's faculty development. He presented the attendees with certificates and commemorative plaques.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, stressed the importance of 'Religious Efforts Exerted at the Prophet’s Mosque During the Saudi Era Symposium'. He noted that the symposium plays an important role in furthering understanding of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and the scientific development of mosques throughout the Islamic world. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy stressed that the two-day symposium, under the patronage the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is a reflection of His Royal Majesty's commitment to scholarship and scientific development as it pertains to Islamic history, culture, and development. The Rector noted that the symposium is a blessing for its attendees and beneficiaries, and confers great value and insight into the role of the mosques. He added that the Kingdom has, since its inception, guarded and nurtured the Two Holy Mosques and considers the effort a sacred duty. The Rector concluded by asking Allah to protect and guide our country and to bless it as a leading Islamic nation-state and a global symbol of Islamic values.