King Khalid University

College of Computer Science Organizes Data Is the New Oil Webinar

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  From the college's keenness in spreading digital knowledge among society, Dean of the College of Computer Science, Dr. Ali Mohammed Algarwi, supervisor of the "Summer of Technology" initiative, clarified that the college is launching many initiatives and technical seminars and sessions during the summer. It will continue its efforts to meet Vision 2030 and raise the digital awareness of society. The webinar — attended by 1,100 participants — opened with a speech from Dr. Asiri on data and big data, data science, and its development and importance in our time. Dr. Asiri then talked about the data structures and types and stressed the importance of distinguishing between types of data from structured to non-structured. Dr. Asiri also discussed data science and business intelligence, the differences between them, and the important distinction that business intelligence is related to the past while data science is related to the future. At the end of the webinar, Dr. Asiri pointed out the skills and functional areas of data science in that a data scientist possesses several skills such as programming, mathematical statistics, and analysis, noting that it is one of the hottest jobs in the 21st century.
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Medical City to Increase Medical Staff to Combat COVID-19

  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  As part of the internal employment program, the Medical City at King Khalid University announced a number of jobs by contract for the COVID-19 Medical Team, namely doctors and health specialists. The Medical City urged those interested to apply for these jobs by (clicking here). The specialties, requirements and conditions for each position are available by (clicking here). The general conditions for applying to these positions stipulate that the applicant must be Saudi and not currently working with any other entity. In the case of employment, the applicant should present a clearance letter within a week of their admission. Another condition requires good conduct and behaviour. Applicants must be in good physical and mental health, attach their professional categorization card, apply to the required speciality through the Saudi Commission for Health Specialities. The applicants' certificates, other requirements and expertise letters must be uploaded as PDF files. Lastly, applicants will have to pass the interview and test and submit the application within five days of the announcement. The Medical City is pleased to announce the start of the hiring period on the 29th of Dhul Qi’dah 1441 AH/ the 20th of July 2020, noting that it will end on the 3rd of Dhu al-Hijjah 1441 AH/ 24th of July 2020.
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Organizing a meeting on the “Mental Image and Affiliation”

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  The General Administration of Media and Communication at King Khalid University, organized an online program as a part of “Mobaderon”. The program is entitled “Mental Image and Affiliation” it was under the supervision of His Excellency the University President Prof. Falleh bin Raja Allah Al-Sulami. Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Mehsen Al-Assaf, the Media lecturer at Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University, viewed the aspects of the “mental image”. The meeting lasted for an hour and a half, it was hosted by Mr. Abdul Rahman Marea. Al-Assaf elaborated on the “mental image” in relation to the identity and behaviour, analyzing the mental image, its types and the stages of its development. He also tackled an experiment demonstrating the mental image and reputation, the strategies to build such image and ways to measure it. The meeting covered the stages of developing reputation, a matrix of the mental image and reputation and the difference between the mental image and reputation. During the meeting, Dr. Mufleh bin Zaben Al-Qahtani, the General Supervisor of the General Administration of Media and Communication and the official spoken person at the University, spoke about how changing the corporate identity could affect the mental image. He confirmed,  the strategies to build a mental image have to be made specialists in Media and Communication. That’s why every corporate needs to invest in such specialists, having them in the Public Relations in deferent sectors is a must. Mr. Isa Al Hadi Asiri, the Supervisor of Media and Communication at the Education Department in Rijal Almaa’, stressed on the importance of including the culture of media and mental image on the curriculum, in addition to the proper ways to use Social Media and hoe to receive a message through Media. The Lecturer at the Department of Media and Communications Mr. Yahya Al-Qub’a, highlighted the importance of tourism, and the Kingdom’s efforts to attract tourist from abroad. Tourism is  a form of public diplomacy which contributes to forming a national brand, resulting in forming a mental image of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi society. Al-Qub’a spoke on other parallel efforts like organizing international sports and entertainment activities, and hosting them locally in order to enhance the opportunities of introducing Saudi Arabia to the world. He concluded, Media is one of the main tools to change the stereotypical thoughts of the world. He encouraged making all the efforts to export media products which represent the Saudi perspective, and working to influence the stereotypical idea about Saudi Arabia in international media through deliberate strategies and plans to achieve the desired goals.
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Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  His Excellency the King Khalid University President Prof. Falleh bin Raja Allah Al-Sulami, issued recently a number of appointment decisions. His Excellency the University President congratulated the recently appointed, wishing them all the best and urging them to work harder. The University spokesperson, Dr. Muflih bin Zaben Al-Qahtani, explained that the appointment decisions of faculty members and employees included: Extending the period of assigning as a Vice Dean of King Khalid University for Development and Quality. Assigning Dr. Ali Jaber Al-Olayyani a Dean of the Deanship of Human Resources at the University. Assigning Dr. Nourah Hussain Banafea a Dean of the College of Applied Medical Sciences in Mahayil Asir. Extending the period of assigning Prof. Omar Saeed Al Mushait as the Secretary General of the University’s Endowments. Assigning Dr. Miteb Abdo Khubrani as a Supervisor of the International Cooperation Department. Assigning Dr. Abdullah Mubarak Al-Shahrani as a Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of Nursing in Khamis Mushait. Assigning Dr. Yahya Mohammed Al Hanash as the Vice Dean of Development and Quality at the College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion. Extending the period of assigning Dr. Aisha Abdullah Al-Raizah as the Vice Dean of the female section of Post-Graduate Studies. Assigning Dr. Saliha Ahmed Asiri as the Vice Dean of Student Services and Sports Activities at the Deanship of Student Affairs. Assigning Dr. Abeer Mahfouz Al-Madawi as the Vice Dean of Community Service and Continuous  Learning - Female Section. Assigning Dr. Sarah Hani Abu-Ghazaleh as the Vice Dean of the Female Collage of Computer Science. Assigning Dr. Dalia Ahmed Al-Maghassasila as the Vice Dean of the female Collage of Pharmacy. Assigning Dr. Dr. Saleh Musharraf Al-Shihri as an Assistant to the General Supervisor of the University’s KKUx platform. Assigning Dr. Abdullah Abdul Mohsen Al-Shehri as a co-CEO of the Supportive Medical Services at the Medical City. Assigning Dr. Saleh Mohammed Al-Qahtani as an Associate Executive Director of Medical Affairs at the Medical City. Extending the period of assigning Dr. Abdullah Musleh Al-Shahrani as a Supervisor of the Clinical Skills at the College of Medicine. Assigning Dr. Khalid Mohammad Al-Sayoud as the Head of the Drugs Department at the College of Pharmacy. Assigning Dr. Mona Abdulaziz Al-Manasif as the upervisor of the Clinical Pharmacy Department at the Female College of Pharmacy. Assigning Mr. Ali Abdullah Al-Jahash as Executive Director of the Student Fund.
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the university signed an agreement with Al-Batterjee Medical College

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  In the opening ceremony of Al-Batterjee Medical College in Asir, _which was under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Asir region_ King Khalid University and Al-Batterjee Medical College signed a cooperation agreement. The agreement was signed by: on behalf of King Khalid University, Prof.Saad bin dejeem, Vice-Rector for Educational and Academic Affairs, and on behalf of the Batterjee Medical College, Dean of the College, Dr. Tariq Al-Harbi, The signing was attended by number of deans and directors: the vice -rector of King Khalid University for Development and Quality, Dr. Merzen Al-Shahrani; Deputy chief of the Emirate of Asir in term Mohammad bin Libda; Dean of the College of Applied Medical Sciences in Khamis Mushait, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sabaani;  Dean of the College of Nursing, Dr. Aida Al-Qarni; and Dean of the College of Applied Medical Sciences, in Muhayel, Dr. Nora Banafe'e. The cooperation included, sharing-experiences in joint programs and training programs, to raise the universities efficiency and the educational process, in addition to sharing- experiences in quality, institutional and programmatic accreditation, as well as cooperation in organizing events and activities, supporting the scientific researches and benefiting from facilities of the both universities.
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The university launches the visual art competition in Tehama College

Source: king Khaled University- Media Center In cooperation with the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education, King Khalid University in Tehama launches the Visual arts Competition, within Good will initiative in its second version entitled "picnic with caution", from 20-25 Dhul Qi'dah. The general supervisor of KKU College in Tehama, Dr. Ahmed Etaif Al-Shehri, says: the competition includes training courses, educational seminars, and the health care caravan, in addition to, it aims to raise the society awareness about the prevention of corona virus, particularly the vacationers through visual art, also he highlighting  the role of visual art in making community awareness, and using digital worlds to display awareness messages as well as making a way for creators to the world through technical and social communication channels. Participation and more information (click here).
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A training program on “Time Management in Crises”

Source: King Khalid University_ Media Center The Community Service Unit at the Collage of Science (female section) in King Khalid University, organized a free training program, specifically for women, entitled “Time Management in Crises”. The Dean of the Collage of Science prof. Ali bin Abdullah Al-Shatti, explained the training program is a part of “Mobaderon”. It is to be delivered by Dr. Halima Al-Saeedi, it will be on Sunday, registration is available by (clicking here). He pointed the program aims to introduce the strategies of time management in crises.
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National Electronic Competition Launched to Strengthen Patriotism

Source:King Khalid University - Media Center   The Intellectual Awareness Unit at King Khalid University launched a national electronic competition as a part of "Mobaderoon". The competition aims to strengthen the feelings of loyalty and affiliation towards the nation and is entitled "Together We Protect Our Country". The competition has seven categories, and it starts on Saturday the 20th of Dhul Qi’dah. For registration and information on the competition, please (click here). Dean of the College of Sciences and Arts at Dhahran Al-Janoub, Supervisor of the Intellectual Awareness Unit, Dr. Misfer bin Ahmed Al-Wadai, explained the competition aims to raise the community's awareness, noting that it will explain the proper ways to use social media, introduce how radical organizations use social media to spread their ideas, and strengthen the feelings of patriotism through social media. He pointed the competition is divided into seven categories: YouTube videos, Snapchat videos, motion graphics, digital arts, press articles, community initiatives and photographs.  
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Extension for Dr. Merzen Al-Shahrani

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Faleh bin Raja Allah Al-Solami, issued an administrative decision to extend the assigning of Dr. Merzen bin Awadah Al-Shahrani as the Vice-Rector for Development and Quality for three years. Dr. Merzen Al-Shahrani expressed his thanks and gratitude for this trust, asking Allah to grant him success in serving the university and the nation and realizing the aspirations.
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Announcing the admission dates of bachelor and diploma degrees

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  The Deanship of Admission and Registration at King Khalid University, announced the admission dates of bachelor and diploma degrees, for the academic year 1442 AH. The admission will be through the portal for High School graduates. It will begin on the 23rd of Dhul Qi’dah until the 28th of the same month. The Dean of Admission and Registration Dr. Abdul Mehsen bin Eid Al-Qarni, explained that admission would be online. He urged those who wish to go to KKU, to log into Academia through the University website by (clicking here) to complete the registration process. Al-Qarni explained that being admitted to the University doesn’t depend on the priority of submission, but rather on the applicant’s overall GPA. The overall GPA is calculated by adding 30% of the cumulative percentage of high school, 50% of the GAT score and 20% of Academic Achievement Test. This overall GAP is required for the scientific majors for male students and all the majors for female students. As for the theoretical majors for male students, the overall GPA would be calculated by adding 50% of the cumulative percentage of high school and 50% of the GAT score. Al-Qarni pointed the admission process will be according to the overall GPA and the number of available seats in each major. He added, the admission results would be announced on the 30th of Dhul Qi’dah. The remaining seats would be available through “immediate admission” service. The possibility of changing the major for those with a University ID number will be available through the portal for the available seats only from the 2nd till the 14th of Dhul Hijjah. Al-Qarni stressed, the admission and registration processes at King Khalid University are completely electronic and take place without the interference of humans without any exceptions. The applicants can check the admission requirements, the followed procedures, the important dates and majors through the University website by (clicking here) and also (here). He added, the minimum percentage for admission would be announced for every major after announcing the results which demonstrates the transparency of the admission procedures. The Deanship would respond to all the inquires related to admission. It will help student in solving all the problems with submitting their admission request through the inquires system on the admission website or by calling the Deanship.
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