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  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The College of Medicine and the Medicine and Creative Club recently collaborated with the Kawther Health Association on bringing a health awareness caravan to the Thuluth Al-Manzar in the Asir region. A number of faculty doctors, consultants and students participated. College of Medicine Student Activities Head, Dr. Wadah Al-Alamie, said that the caravan included four mobile clinics: Two specializing in optics and optical surgery, a children's thoracic unit, and a family medicine clinic. Dr. Al-Almaie noted that the caravan provided clinical examinations and medical consultations to nearly 100 members of the public at no charge. He added that the effort was part of the university's public outreach initiatives. Dr. Al-Almaie thanked the Kawther Health Association and participants for all of their efforts and support.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University, represented by the Creativity, Talent and Entrepreneurship Center in collaboration with the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (Monsha'at), organized the 'Prototype Development Camp'. The camp, designed for both men and women, will begin on the 28th of Safar and end on the 5th of Rabi Al-Awwal. The camp was developed for current students, alumni, and residents of the region who are aspiring entrepreneurs with a business idea. Talent Center Director, Dr. Mohammed Al-Maghrabi, stressed that the establishment of the camp comes in line with Vision 2030. The camp, which will allow participants to gain the entrepreneurial mindset and relevant skills to successfully launch and grow their business, is closely aligned with the 'Thriving Economy' theme and its 'Boosting our Small Businesses and Productive Families' initiative of Vision 2030. Director Al-Maghrabi explained that the camp seeks to boost SME entrepreneurship and investment in new industries. Director Al-Maghrabi further explained that King Khalid University is dedicated to promoting a  knowledge-based economy and transforming research into innovation. Of noteworthy mention, the camp will include the participation of 55 entrepreneurs over a period of 6 weeks. At the end of the camp, participants will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors, press and partners.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University, represented by the Female Students' Cultural and Social Activities Agency, will host the Sixth Cultural Olympiad on 6-10/3/1441 AH, which is held annually. The purpose of the games is to challenge and test the students' skills and abilities in several disciplines including: Reciting the Holy Quran; The Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH); The Biography of the Prophet (PBUH); Poetry; Nabati Poetry; Monodrama; Short Story; Arabic Calligraphy; Drawing; Caricature; Photography; Digital Art Design; Culture; Short Films; Community Service. Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Atheed, explained that it is important to encourage these and related student activities as they support professional and social development. He thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his support of the games and also thanked Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Du’ajim, for his support and counsel in making these games successful. Those who wish to participate in the games can enroll until next Wednesday at the college club.
  Source:King Khalid University - Media Center Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research,  Prof. Saad Al-Amri, attended the launch of the 'Postgraduate and Scientific Authority and Tasks Workshop' held by the Postgraduate Agency. The main purposes of the meeting, which was held at the main campus, were to introduce the tasks, authorities, and responsibilities of King Khalid University postgraduate representatives The workshop discussed the main responsibilities and authority of the agency's representatives and the development of their roles pursuant to the latest developments in the field of postgraduate studies and research, which will significantly contribute to the learning outcomes in postgraduate programs. Of noteworthy mention, King Khalid University's Postgraduate and Scientific Research Agency is keen to provide the appropriate environment to achieve the university's mission in accord with leadership excellence through creativity, innovation, and growth.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University, represented by the Department of Anesthesiology at the College of Applied Medical Sciences in Khamis Mushait, observed World Anesthesia Day, which ranks as one of the most significant events in the history of medicine, at Al-Rashid Mall in Abha. The awareness campaign was inaugurated by College of Applied Medical Sciences Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sabaani, in the presence of Anesthesia Department Head, Dr. Haitham Khaled, and a number of volunteers and faculty members. The campaign included a brief introduction to the field of anesthesia and medical stages of the process in an exhibition that displayed the history of anesthesia. Also displayed were the medical procedures, tools, and the most prominent techniques and methods currently used in field.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University's College of Medicine, represented by the Medicine and Creativity Club in collaboration with the Saudi Germany Hospital, recently held two awareness campaigns that promoted World Sight Day and World Mental Health Day at Al Rashid Mall in Abha. The two campaigns were under the supervision College of Medicine Dean, Prof. Sulaiman Al-Humayed, and aimed to educate the public on blindness and vision impairment prevention methods. Also, a strong focus was dedicated to educating the public on the importance of mental health and advocacy against social stigma The two campaigns included the participation of several university faculty members and doctors from the Saudi German Hospital, in addition to several volunteers from the Faculty of Medicine, who served more than 1,400 beneficiaries.
  Source:King Khalid University - Media Center Under the patronage of King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, King Khalid University's Center for Documentation and Archives has organized a workshop to spread the culture of documentation among those interested in the field. The meeting will be held in cooperation with the National Center for Documents and Archives at the main campus. The workshop will host National Center for Documents and Archives Director, Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Haddab, and Relaying and Receiving Documents Department Director, Ibrahim Al-Sheddi. King Khalid University Center for Documentation and Archives Supervisor, Salem Al-Khalidi, explained that the workshop highlights one of the main aspects of the university's work and production. He thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his encouragement and support. It's worth noting that the workshop will also be available via live stream at the Science College Theater at the King Abdullah Road Campus.
  King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University observed International White Cane Day, which falls on the 15th of October every year and recognizes the movement of blind people from dependency to full participation in society. The Deanship of Student Affairs led the function in the Special Needs Student Center. Center Supervisor, Dr. Amer Jaafar, explained that the Special Needs Student Center aims to encourage the community to expand the concept of accessibility. In the same context, the College of Education, represented by the Department of Special Education in cooperation with the Community Service Committee, held an International White Cane Day activity. In attendance was Dean of the College, Dr. Thabet Al-Kahlan, and a number of the college of faculty members and students. During the university function, the attendees were introduced to the white cane and its importance. Of noteworthy mention, a group of special needs students received plaques of appreciation.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The College of Business at King Khalid University, represented by a number of law students, participated in the Student Arbitration Competition held by the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA) at Riyadh. The students attended the rounds of the arbitration competition and met with the Honorary President of the Commercial Arbitration Center of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), His Highness Prince Dr. Bandar bin Salman bin Mohammed Al Saud. Dean of the Faculty of Business, Dr. Fayez Dhafra, explained that the participation of law students in such competitions contributes to building and developing their skills in the field of law through gaining experience and meeting expertise from the field. Dean Dhafra thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his support and for allowing the students the opportunity. He also praised the efforts of Law Department Head, Dr. Ahmed Banaamah, and training supervisors Dr. Mohammed Jasser and Dr. Hani Hassan for their efforts to facilitate the participation of students of the department and to prepare them for the competition that will begin its preparatory tour this week.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Media Center at King Khalid University, in cooperation with the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education, will deliver a workshop entitled 'Data Journalism: Foundations and Applications' for Asir journalists and those wishing to attend the workshop. Media Center Assistant General Supervisor, Mrs. Noura Abdul Qader Amer, will deliver the workshop and explained that more than 40 candidates have registered to attend the workshop. She emphasized that the workshop will discuss all aspects of data-driven journalism -- where number-crunching meets word-smithing.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center His Excellency the Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Bin Mohammed Al-Shaikh chaired the National Center for e-Learning Board of Directors' most recent session in Riyadh last week. In that session, members of the National Center for e-Learning Board of Directors focused on selecting new leadership. King Khalid University is proud to announce that one of our own, His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Walidi, has been appointed Director-General of the National e-Learning Center. This national-level appointment, chaired by His Excellency the Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Bin Mohammed Al-Shaikh, is for a period of three years. His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, congratulated Dr. Al-Walidi on his appointment and wished continued success and the assistance of God in helping him execute the duties of his role. Dr. Al- Walidi is a recognized expert and respected leader in the field of e-learning. Dr. Al-Walidi expressed his gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Minister of Education, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Bin Mohammed Al-Shaikh. He also thanked the Board of Directors of the National Center for e-Learning for their faith in appointing him to this position. Dr. Al-Walidi promised to fulfill his duties with great care and attention to the best of his abilities. Dr. Al- Al-Walidi extended his gratitude to Rector Al-Solamy for his continuing support that led to him achieving this honorable appointment. Dr. Al-Walidi is a longtime faculty member and a consistent high performer in both academics and university administration. He has held a number of senior roles at the university. They included being e-Learning Deanship Dean, Information Technology Directorate General Supervisor, and consultant to several advisory bodies and universities in the GCC region. Dr. Al-Walidi holds graduate degrees in computer education, design and e-learning from the University of Kansas and is an often published scientific researcher and expert in his field. In the year 1439 AH, the Council of Ministers authorized and directed the appropriate authorities to establish the 'National Center for E-Learning'. The purpose of the center is to encourage electronic education and help improve the quality of distance learning programs. The Center's mission is very important as e-learning is a fundamental component of the national development strategy set forth in Vision 2030. Economic and industrial development in modern times requires that higher education and advanced technical training be made increasingly available to the population in a cost-effective manner. The Kingdom's medium to long term labor market outlook indicates an enormous need for specialists in a broad array of professions and disciplines. E-learning plays a primary role in satisfying these demands.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center On October, 10, 2019, King Khalid University, represented by the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Education in collaboration with the Student Activity Club, hosted a Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention meeting. The meeting was planned to coincide with World Mental Health Day. The overall objective was to raise awareness of mental health issues and the importance of physical activity. The meeting included awareness lectures and presentations that discussed a variety of mental topics and received a large number of attendees.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University recently launched the Mandarin Chinese Fundamentals Course on KKUx. The KKUx platform attracts top instructors at the domestic and international levels. It aims to provide in-demand courses for in-demand careers. The on-demand video lectures and exercises will allow participants to apply their new skills and showcase their expertise to employers with a shareable course certificate upon completion. Dean of E-Learning, Dr. Fahad Al-Ahmari, explained that the Mandarin Chinese Fundamentals Course is the first of its kind and will offer its learners a quality e-learning environment with a certificate granted by the university upon completion. He noted that it is a great course to learn Mandarin Chinese for real-life purposes. Of noteworthy mention, Chinese is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and one of the most spoken languages worldwide. The course will introduce the fundamentals of the language, its dialects, its pronunciations, its characters/words, and the Pinyin writing system. The KKUx platform is an integral part of university-wide initiatives driven by Vision 2030. Open learning is a central component of KKUx, which serves to bolster specific objectives of Vision 2030 in regards to providing learning opportunities to acquire the necessary skills and competencies driving the labor market. The main aim of the platform is to contribute effectively in providing essential skills in the form of high global quality electronic content for future jobs. This initiative is considered the first of its kind at the level of Saudi universities in terms of focusing on 'skills of the future'
Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University announces the commencement of the 6th annual Excellence Awards competition period. The competition is to support the university's strategic objectives of continuous improvement in scientific research, academic achievement, and administrative performance. These awards recognize faculty and staff who achieve superior results in their respective capacities. The awards also recognize those who make outstanding efforts in community service. The Excellence Awards are judged on a variety of criteria, and the results determined by the Development Committee and its appurtenant sub-committees. The committees utilize the highest international standards of excellence for performance in a given discipline or sector. The sponsors hold workshops so that the faculty and staff understand the criteria and the evaluation processes. So far, more than 100 employees have participated in these workshops. Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hajri, thanked King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy and Vice Rector of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, for their continuing support. Dean Al-Hajri noted that all university colleges and administrative departments will inform the employees that the nomination period has begun.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy will sponsor celebrations for the 89th National Day, which is organized by Deanship of Student Affairs. The event will include a seminar, a national blood drive campaign, and a number of activities and programs. Of note, King Khalid University has organized the official Saudi Spokespersons Ambitions and Challenges Meeting. The meeting will include a number of sessions and the attendance of public figures who will discuss the latest developments and challenges in the media and press.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Medical and Creativity Club and the Female Medical Club in partnership with the Saudi Heart Association recently organized an awareness campaign entitled 'We Care for the Health of Your Heart' at Al Rashid Mall sponsored by Saudi German Hospital. The campaign was held on the 29th of September, which coincided with World Heart Day (WHD) 2019. The mission of WHD is to ensure heart health equity for all. King Khalid University's campaign aimed to educate the public on cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, cardiac arrest, prevention methods, and the importance of a healthy diet and physical activities. The campaign included the participation College of Medicine Vice Dean, Dr. Ayed Al-Shatti, Head of Student Activities, Dr. Waddah Al-Alamai, and Director of Business Development, Saudi German Hospital in Asir, Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Shahrani. It is worth noting that the campaign included the participation of a number of volunteers, medical students, doctors, and more than 1,200 particpants.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center Under the patronage of King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, the Deanship of E-Learning will host the 7th Deans of E-Learning and Distance Education in Saudi Universities Forum next Thursday at Abha Palace Hotel. Dean of E-Learning, Dr. Fahd Al-Ahmari, will welcome the university's guests to the forum. Dean Al-Ahamri explained that this meeting is held periodically and aims to exchange the experiences of Saudi universities in the areas of e-learning and distance education. It will also discuss the most prominent developments in this area and the extent of their applications.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The College of Education, in cooperation with the Center for Special Needs at the Deanship of Student Affairs, organized a symposium entitled 'Sign Language Rights' on Tuesday morning at the College of Education. The symposium was attended by Dean of Education, Dr. Thabet Al-Kahlan, and the Special Needs Center Supervisor, Dr. Amer Jafar. The symposium was organized in conjunction with the International Day of Sign Languages with the participation of a group of specialists in the fields of special education. The symposium was translated into sign language by Mr. Amjad Asiri. Mr. Asiri presented his personal experience in learning sign language and raised awareness of the importance of sign language, human rights, and people who are deaf. Of noteworthy mention, the UN General Assembly has proclaimed 23 September as the International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL). Moreover, the first International Day of Sign languages was celebrated in 2018 under the theme 'With Sign Language, Everyone is Included!'. The theme of IDSL 2019 is 'Sign Language Rights for All!'.
  Source : King Khalid University - Media Center Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Asir Governor, King Khalid University and the Ministry of Environment Water & Agriculture (MEWA) organized a workshop on 'Safe Use of Pesticides'. At the beginning of the workshop, Asir Region Developmental Affairs Vice Governor, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Duraibi, toured the accompanying exhibition, which included the participation of a number of local agriculturalists, and private industry. The workshop discussed several scientific papers starting with an introduction to the General Directorate of Plant Production. Also reviewed were the environmental impacts of pesticides and the judicious application of same. This was followed by the experience of local agriculturalists on using pesticides safely. In an exciting new development, the use of nanotechnology in the design and preparation of targeted pesticides was reviewed in depth. It was noted that nanotechnology in combination with environmentally responsive controlled release has great potential. Also illustrated was the national program for monitoring pesticide residues and the role of the Asir Municipality Laboratory in analyzing pesticide residues with agricultural products. At the end of the workshop, a panel discussion was held with the participation of a number of specialists and agriculturalists to answer inquiries and questions related to pesticides and agricultural product safety. On behalf of Asir Governor, His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Asir Region Developmental Affairs Vice Governor, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Duraibi, honored the participants from MEWA, King Khalid University, and private industry.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Deanship of Student Affairs will organize the 89th Saudi National Day ceremony next Monday in the auditorium building. Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Atheed, clarified that the ceremony will be sponsored by King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy and will encompass a number of activities; namely, the 'Immortal Words and Achievements' exhibition and a corner for central student clubs. There will be poem recitals, a film entitled 'Himma Hatta El-Qimmah', a blood donation campaign, and a number of competitions and initiatives. Of noteworthy mention, the ceremony will hold a symposium organized by the Deanship of Student Affairs in cooperation with the Media Center entitled 'The Process of Development and Future Prospects', which will be delivered by senior faculty members.