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Rector Focuses on Motivation as the Key to Academic Success

  Source : King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, commended the success of the 1440 AH Hajj season. He congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud on the success of Hajj. He also congratulated Governor of Asir, His Royal Highness Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and members of the university, asking Allah to return this occasion for many years to come and to grant our county peace and prosperity. During his speech, Rector Al-Solamy stressed importance of motivation in education and how it affects the learning process of students, noting that all university units and departments are to work together to achieve quality outcomes and carry out tasks in a manner that achieves excellence and enables university students to benefit from its programs and services. The ceremony included a poem by Prof. Dr. Abdul Hameed Al-Husami and a speech by the scholarship students. They thanked the university for arranging a Hajj camp initiative for 100 scholarship students and allowing them the opportunity to perform Hajj, expressing that the initiative made their dreams come true. Vice Rector of Female Academic Affairs, Dr. Khlood Abu Melha, congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Eid Al Adha and the success of the Hajj season. She also congratulated the armed forces on the southern borders on the occasion and thanked them for protecting our country.
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Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness the Governor of Asir

  Source : King Khalid University - Media Center The National Association of Orphans' Care Providers kicked off the Second National Olympiad for Orphan Care Associations in the Kingdom on Monday at the main campus. The event is sponsored by the Governor of Asir, His Royal Highness Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and conducted by the association's General Director, Dr. Saad Al-Amr. This year's Olympiad was conceived by the Abha Orphans Association and planned in partnership with King Khalid University. The event drew more than 200 competitors from around the Kingdom. In the opening ceremony, General Director Al-Amr welcomed the participants and spectators. He thanked the Governor for his support and sponsorship of the games. He also thanked the university for hosting the event. He noted that orphanages have evolved over the decades. Traditionally the state mainly provided for the material needs of orphans. Now orphanages and their partners provide physical care and also strive to maximize each person's potential to benefit the individual and the society writ large. The providers have a certain amount of autonomy to carry out this mission. The attendees viewed a brief presentation on the association's purpose and the role of the games. The Olympiad includes both sporting and non-sporting events. Sports competitions include: Table tennis, swimming, track and football. Non-sport competitions include: Recitation of the Holy Quran, public speaking, cultural competition and theater. The participating association members include: The Khatin Association, Human Rights Association, Trauef Association, Abha Association, Abna Association, Raq Association, Rfkaha Association, Aknaf Association, Al Rass, Champions, Jeddah Orphanage, and Jubail Orphanage. Morning and evening sessions are being held through Friday the 22nd of Dhū Al-Ḥijjah at the university theater and gymnasium at the main campus.
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His Royal Highness Commends the Efforts of the Second National Olympiad for Orphans

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center His Royal Highness Prince Turkey bin Talal bin Abdulaziz the governor of Asir, commended the efforts of the Second National Olympiad for Orphans committee , which is organized by the Ab’aa orphan association in Asir in collaboration with King Khalid University.  This came during His Royal Highness meeting  with the Director of the Ab’aa  Association in Asir Region, and  General Supervisor of the Olympics, Dr. Saad Al Amr, where he thanked the Olympics organizing committee  for their efforts in achieving success and contributing to the development of the talents and skills of the people of this country.  On his part, Al-Amr briefly introduced the Olympics  programs, activities and  goals and , pointing  that the association was keen to hold the activities of this Olympics during the summer period inline with the summer activities and events. At the end of the meeting his Royal Highness signed the  Olympic banner and  congratulating the efforts of the organizing committee  of the second  National Olympiad for Orphans.  On the other hand, the Olympics activities continue on a daily basis, in addition to  accompanying entertainment programs which include site seeing and field trips to the most popular locations of Asir. The Organizing Committee  also  hosted Mr. Saad Al-Jouni, the  General Director  of  Public Education in Asir Region, who in turn honored the winners of the third day sports and cultural competitions.  Al-Jouni also crowned the  table tennis champions, where in first place came Yousef Al -Qawsi from the Sons of Jubail Association, and in second place was Faisal Al-Tuwaijri, in third place was Arkan Al Shamiri and in fourth place was Omar Al Rashidi. 
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New Appointment Decisions

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, issued a number of appointments and extensions as follows: Extension: Dr. Ahmed Atef Al-Shehri, General Supervisor, Tehama Campus; Appointment: Dr. Thabet Saeed Al Kahlan Al-Qahtani, Dean, Faculty of Education; Extension: Prof. Dr. Yahya Abdullah Al-Bakri, Supervisor, Intellectual Awareness Unit; Extension: Dr. Rahma Ahmed Al-Ahmed, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Science and Arts at Muhayil; Extension: Dr. Dawla Mohammad Al-Asiri, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion; Extension: Dr. Suhair Issa Marei Al-Qahtani, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Humanities;\ Appointment: Dr. Abeer Mahfouz Al-Madaawi, Assistant Dean, Community Service and Continuing Education Deanship; Appointment: Dr. Nayef Mohammed Jabali, Vice Dean of Creativity and Innovation, E-Learning Deanship. Extension: Dr. Ayman Ibrahim Qahmash, Vice Dean Academic Affairs, Faculty of Computer Science. Appointment: Dr. Amal Abdullah Nasser Al-Shahrani, Vice Dean, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion. The decisions also included the appointment or extension of several departments heads as follows: Appointment: Dr. Adel Saad Asir, Information System and Management Department Head, Faculty of Business; Extension: Dr. Ayed Abdullah Al-Moaidh, Department of Psychology Head, Faculty of Education; Appointment: Dr. Kamel Ali Al-Muqbel, Department of Islamic Studies Supervisor, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion; Extension: Dr. Sharah Ali Ahmed Al-Zalmani, Chemistry Department Supervisor, Faculty of Science. Congratulations to all of our colleagues who have achieved extensions or new appointments. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy wished those granted extensions continued success in their endeavors. He also explained that we are looking forward to benefitting from the talents and efforts of the new appointees.
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Rector Honors Day 2 Olympiad Gold Medalists

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center Asir Region General Director of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, Hussein Al-Marri, attended the activities of the second day of the Second Edition National Olympiad for Orphans Care Associations in the Kingdom hosted by King Khalid University in the presence of Abha Director of NGOs in the Social Development Center, Ali Al-Awsy. The first day activities encompassed sporting events and theater competitions. General Director Al-Marri crowned the winners of the Theater Competition. The Trawf Association from Hafr Al-Batin received gold, the Abaa Association received silver, and the Kafel Foundation received bronze. Director Al-Awsy honored the winners of the Swimming Competition. The Sons of Jubail Association received gold, the Insaan Foundation received silver, and the Kafel Foundation received bronze. The main objectives of the Second National Olympiad for Orphan Care Associations in the Kingdom to identify, develop, and empower participants to achieve their full potential. It is based on the belief that they are rich with extraordinary talent and that identifying and nurturing this talent is one of the best ways to create a bright and promising future.
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Rector Honors Day 1 Olympiad Gold Medalists

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, honored the winners of the first round of the Second National Olympiad for Orphans Care Associations in the Kingdom, which was organized by the Abaa Association at King Khalid University. As part of its role as a strategic partner, King Khalid University is hosting the Olympiad. The first day activities encompassed sporting events and cultural competitions. At the end of the track race, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy honored the Abaa Association with gold, the Al-Buraydah Association with silver, and the Trawf association with bronze. In the cultural competitions, the Trawf Association from Hafr Al-Batin won the gold and bronze medals in the Holy Quran Recitation competition. Also, the Trawf also won gold and bronze medals in the public speaking competition, while the silver medal was handed to the Kafel association from Makkah. Of noteworthy mention, morning and evening sessions, moderated by a panel of judges from the Ministry of Education, are being held through Friday the 22nd of Dhū Al-Ḥijjah at the university theatre and gymnasium at the main campus.
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More Than 700 Join the Saudi Stem Cells Donor Registry

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University, represented by the Medicine and Innovation Club at the College of Medicine, recently concluded a 10-day awareness campaign on the importance of donating stem cells, under the supervision and participation of the Saudi Stem Cells Donor Registry (SSCDR). The campaign registered more than 700 donors at the campaign headquarters in Abha under the supervision of College of Medicine Dean, Prof. Suliman Mohammed Al-Humayed, and Student Activities Director, Dr. Wadah Al-Almaie. Of noteworthy mention, the campaign aims to reach out to the largest segment of society in order to increase the number of registered donors. This will enhance the ability to match donors to patients suffering from serious diseases in need of a stem cell transplant. The stem cell donation awareness campaign is based on international best practices and the latest techniques to determine tissue typing and blood group.
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Scholarship Student Discovers New Stroke Prevention Strategy

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center College of Applied Science scholarship student, Dr. Mohammed Suhaim Abu Hassan, was able to test a new component used to decrease the adherence of blood platelets and limit blood clotting. The University of Reading granted Dr. Abu Hassan a doctorate in the field of blood diseases with the registration of a new medical achievement, which will add to the Kingdom's achievements in the field of blood disease research. Of noteworthy mention, Dr. Abu Hassan held several research studies on human anatomy, which sparked his discovery of a component that can be used to reduce the occurrence of strokes by 80%. Dr. Abu Hassan explained that the component is called Cpd-22 and aims to inhibit the binding of ILK proteins to proteins within the platelets, which affects the process of clotting. He noted that it also plays a vital role in reducing the binding of fibrinogen to glycoprotein receptors (2b/3a). Dr. Abu Hassan concluded that it prevents platelets from sticking together and forming coagulation. Dr. Abu Hassan thanked King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, stressing that this success would not have been achieved without his guidance and support alongside the sponsorship and support of the University Agency for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, and the Department of Medical Laboratories. Dr. Abu Hassan added that he hopes to be able to conduct more groundbreaking research in the field, which will enhance the reputation of King Khalid University and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Faculty of Languages and Translation Concludes International Summer Exchange Program

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center In the presence of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Vice Rector, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, the Faculty of Languages and Translation concluded its 1439-40 AH summer exchange program at Swansea University in the UK. The program falls under the purview of King Khalid University's International Summer Training Program, under the direction and consent of the Minister of Education, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, and supervised by King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy. Faculty of Languages and Translation Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, explained that the summer program at Swansea University is a two-month summer program, which includes language skill development programs, IELTS preparatory courses, and cultural immersion programs. Faculty of Languages and Translation Chairman, Dr. Munassir Alhamami, emphasized that the program aims to prepare high performing students for postgraduate studies and scientific research. Acceptance into the program, he related, was very competitive with only those students who met stringent requirements being nominated. Of noteworthy mention, the select group of 7 students exerted extraordinary efforts and achieved outstanding results leading to a commendation by Swansea University.
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King Khalid University Signs 6 International Partnership Agreements

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University under the auspices of the International Affairs Administration is taking the necessary steps to lay the groundwork and subsequently fulfill its commitment to forming partnerships and applicable joint ventures with other educational institutions and government entities throughout the world. By integrating educational programs and systems with highly reputable partners around the globe, the university will achieve its goals through advanced research activities and community outreach. During the 1439-40 AH academic year, the International Affairs Administration signed 6 international partnership programs. The partnerships were formed with the Saudi Cultural Attaché in the United Kingdom, Swansea University in the United Kingdom, New Mexico State University in the United States of America, Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, Jamia Millia Islamia in India, and Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University in the Kingdom of Morocco. The International Affairs Administration also participated in a number of high profile events; most notably, the Fourth International Scholarship Conference hosted by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the Fourth International Academic Partnerships Conference held by King Abdulaziz University. Additionally, the administration coordinated several scholarly international visits as part of the university's goal to build international relations and share expertise. Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, explained that King Khalid University is determined to forge ahead with the expansion of international partnerships and agreements, and exchange expertise in specialized research fields. He added that the university has been successful in creating the 6 partnerships as mentioned above due to strong support from the Ministry of Education. Vice Rector Al-Amri stressed that we must continue to develop the framework and regulations that will continue to foster these cooperative programs. "These programs and integrated partnerships will ultimately lead to cutting-edge research breakthroughs, joint degree programs, and help raise our international ranking," he asserted. International Affairs Administration Supervisor, Dr. Mohammed Al-Shughibi, explained that the administration is currently working on a comprehensive five-year strategic plan that would result in King Khalid University's international recognition as a top 200 institution in the world by the year 2030. A critical part of this strategic plan is continuous performance improvement, the constant expansion of specific objectives, and ensuring the success of partnerships and joint ventures. He added that there would be many specific programs targeting continuous development of faculty members and students in scientific research and learning skills. The International Affairs Administration is helping the university to stay on the leading edge of global scientific and applied research. Through these partnerships and agreements, King Khalid University will further enhance its standing within the academic community and raise the bar for scientific research and complex program management in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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