King Khalid University

Community Service and Continuous Education Deanship Workshops Engage Nearly 400

The number of beneficiaries from King Khalid University Community Service and Continuous Education Deanship workshops reached an estimated 378 participants. The workshops included skill based and developmental workshops that tackled topics like "The Skills Needed for Emergency Management", "How to Maintain Work Stress", and "Negative Behavior Correction in Children and Effective Investment in Social Media". The Dean of Community Service and Continuous Education, Dr. Omar Bin Alwan Aqeel, stressed that the participants demonstrated dedication, focus, teamwork, and commitment. He explained that programs of this nature aim to achieve the Deanship's strategic plan and objectives in serving the community which is in accord with the mission of the University. Moreover, the mentioned programs were developed in line with the Kingdom's 2030 vision to develop society and its institutions through innovative solutions and quality programs that spark long-lasting positive effects. Dean Aqeel further related that the Deanship seeks to improve the effectiveness of services provided to the community through establishing and supporting training centers within each faculty to train and develop members of the society. In doing so, community partnerships will be formed alongside our core value and culture of giving back to the community. It is worth mentioning that these training programs come within a series of professional quality programs that the Deanship aims to provide to all segments of society to identify societal obstacles and the solutions to managing them. The Deanship is keen to ensure the thriving spirit of service at KKU fosters a balanced community and positive attitudes that are longstanding. Volunteerism is a cornerstone on all campuses, and it will lead to an increase in productivity while reducing stress, mitigating negative behaviors, and creating the conditions necessary for creativity to thrive.  
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With New Specialties and 10% Acceptance Increase

King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of Admissions and Registration, announced the dates of admission and registration for the upcoming academic year. This announcement coincides with the launch of new majors and services. The Dean of Admissions and Registration Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Qarni explained that the University is keen to increase the number of admitted applicants to accommodate an optimal number students -- an increase of 10% from last year. He further noted that this year's registration is moderated by King Khalid University, Baha University, Bisha University, Jazan University, and Najran University. The collaboration is expected to enhance and improve registration capacity. Dean Al-Qarni added: "10 new areas of study have been offered by the University at its main campus including architecture, planning, law, industrial engineering and fashion design. Additionally, new majors have been introduced to satellite campuses that include English, computer science, finance, biology, Arabic, and Islamic studies." Dean Al-Qarni pointed out that the Deanship of Admissions and Registration at King Khalid University has provided two new special services for students that will help the accessibility of registration and ease the process of transferring into majors and colleges. During the admissions period, every student will now be granted a registration number which will allow students that were not accepted the chance of a late admission when an opening is available. In the case of transferring into new fields and career paths, students can transfer into different majors during their admission period and complete administrative transactions online without the need to go to the admissions office of the University. The dates of admission can be followed through the following link: https://www.kku.edu.sa/ar/node/6741/
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With New Specialties and 10% Acceptance Increase

King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of Admissions and Registration, announced the dates of admission and registration for the upcoming academic year. This announcement coincides with the launch of new majors and services. The Dean of Admissions and Registration Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Qarni explained that the University is keen to increase the number of admitted applicants to accommodate an optimal number students -- an increase of 10% from last year. He further noted that this year's registration is moderated by King Khalid University, Baha University, Bisha University, Jazan University, and Najran University. The collaboration is expected to enhance and improve registration capacity. Dean Al-Qarni added: "10 new areas of study have been offered by the University at its main campus including architecture, planning, law, industrial engineering and fashion design. Additionally, new majors have been introduced to satellite campuses that include English, computer science, finance, biology, Arabic, and Islamic studies." Dean Al-Qarni pointed out that the Deanship of Admissions and Registration at King Khalid University has provided two new special services for students that will help the accessibility of registration and ease the process of transferring into majors and colleges. During the admissions period, every student will now be granted a registration number which will allow students that were not accepted the chance of a late admission when an opening is available. In the case of transferring into new fields and career paths, students can transfer into different majors during their admission period and complete administrative transactions online without the need to go to the admissions office of the University. The dates of admission can be followed through the following link: https://www.kku.edu.sa/ar/node/6741/  
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University Rector Launches the Electronic Games and Application Club

His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, launched the Electronic Games and Application Club in the presence of the university vice rector of academic affairs, the dean of student affairs, the vice rector of student activities, and the general supervisor of the university iT administration. The idea of forming an electronic games and application club was inspired by the iT administration's vision that is based on growth and partnership with the community specifically in the field of technology; it is also in accord with the University's Strategic Plan, the National 2020 Transformation Program, and Vision 2030 -- which all aim to invest in human capital to achieve national goals. The Electronic Games and Application Club is a student-centered group supervised by the Deanship of Student Affairs. The club is concerned with electronic games R&D, technology, industry, media, and psychology. This club will emphasize on building character in students by developing life skills such as creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, effective communication, planning, problem-solving and technical skills. In doing so, the cognitive abilities and practical skills of the participants are expected to undergo long-lasting positive effects. The electronic gaming market is one of the largest and most influential knowledge markets in the world, which is also associated with social media, design, development, and programming.  
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10 Guidelines for Fasting When You Have Diabetes

King Khalid University faculty member, Chronic Disease Consultant, and a member of the American Diabetes Committee, Dr. Hassan Al-Mousa, recommended ten health guidelines for diabetic patients to mitigate the risk of lowering their blood sugar too much, which can severely affect their health. Dr. Al-Mousa explained that those with diabetes should plan with their health care team before fasting. He also explained that they should follow any insulin or medication regimen their doctor recommended for fasting. Dr. Al-Mousa then advised that a patient should consume small, healthy meals and snacks during the period of Iftar while avoiding sugary and fatty foods. Also, a patient should drink a fair amount of fluids and exercise preferably at night only. In the case of a patient’s treatment requiring a calorie count meal diet, one must commit to the quantities required and stick to healthy foods. For oral tablets, one should keep the same dosage they took before Ramadan but reduce the dose at school or not take it. As for patients that use insulin injections, injections must be taken twice a day in the morning/evening and at the same dosage level previously used. In the case of long-acting insulin treatment, the dose should be reduced by 30%. For rapid insulin doses, it is advised that doses be taken before breakfast while lowering the dose in school and dropping the usual third dose.
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Loyalty to Our Nation Awareness Program

Represented by the Intellectual Awareness Unit, King Khalid University launched the second edition of the Loyalty to Our Nation Program, which aims to contribute towards creating a healthy and positive way of thinking among members of the society as well as encouraging ideal social values and discouraging dark, destructive thought. This year's program features the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Fatwa and Scientific Research, His Excellency Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh, the Deputy Minister of Islamic Affairs, Da'wah and Guidance for the Holy Mosque, Dr. Tawfiq bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudairy, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Advocacy and Media Guidance, Dr. Sulaiman bin Mohammed Al-Eidi. Furthermore, Dr. Mohammed Al-Rabee from Najran University, Mr. Ahmed Asiri, a well-known writer, Dr. Ali Al-Afnan from King Saud University, and Dr. Ahmed Atef Al-Shehri from the Mohammed bin Nayef Center for Counseling and Care will participate. It is worth mentioning that the Intellectual Awareness Unit aims to develop a healthy and positive way of thinking that fosters balanced reasoning among students that forms an enlightened approach to thought. The unit also seeks to educate students on the role of social media and communications networks in spreading rumors and the dangers that may be caused through these destructive channels. Given the importance of showing loyalty to the nation, the Intellectual Awareness Unit will also serve to build a robust, confident relationship between the society and government officials.  
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King Khalid University Launches an Alumni Association Website

His Excellency King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy launched the University Alumni Association Website in the presence of the university vice rectors, college deans, and deans of supporting deanships. The website acts as a link between the University and its graduates by allowing the graduates to contribute to the improvement and development of the University academic programs through the dissemination of information on the outcomes and knowledge they have gained during their college experience in relation to the actual needs of the labor market. The website encourages alumni collaboration and offers a platform for graduates to discuss developments and issues while keeping them linked to the academic and scientific environment to exchange views and updates. It also allows graduates the opportunity to get involved in various events and activities of the University. For more information, please visit our website at https://alumni.kku.edu.sa.    
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King Khalid University Launches Initiative Awareness Campaign in Information Security and Data Crime

King Khalid University represented by the iT Administration launched the awareness campaign #yourawarenesshelpsus to increase societal awareness on the dangers of data crime and importance of information security. The campaign is in collaboration with the Security Information and Data Crime Unit at the College of Computer Science at Aseer Mall. Dr. Sara Abu Ghazaleh, Vice Dean of the Computer Science College and Vice President of the Information Security Research Unit, explained that the campaign comes within the framework of the information technology administration initiative, which aims to promote and spread a culture of awareness on information security and data crime, with specific emphasis on increasing awareness of the dangers of data crime and the role of information security among children and families in Saudi Arabia. Vice Dean Abu Ghazaleh indicated that the risk to and impact of data crime mainly occurs through electronic games and cyber bullying. Vice Dean Abu Ghazaleh added that the number of technology users in Saudi Arabia is increasing significantly, especially among children and young people, which is normal considering the development of this field. She pointed out that technology is a double-edged sword, and that there are also disadvantages and risks to using technology. Given that some may not realize these risks, KKU is keen to raise awareness on this particular issue. It is noteworthy that the campaign witnessed the presence and interest of members of the community, where brochures were provided, and team members offered explanations and information through tablets, including the definition of what the campaign stands for, how to protect yourself and your children from the risk of cyber crimes, and the methods to follow to avoid becoming a victim of these type of crimes.  
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Student Affairs Honors Unit Supervisors

On behalf of His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy, the Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Dajjam, sponsored the honoring ceremony for the consultation and guidance unit supervisors in the university. The Deanship of Student Affairs organized the ceremony in the Consultation and Guidance Center in the presence of senior leadership and employees. Additionally, a similar ceremony was held in the female section in the presence of Vice Rector, Dr. Kholoud Abu Melha. At the beginning of the ceremony, a visual presentation was presented highlighting the achievements, statistics, and figures of the center. This was followed by a speech delivered by the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah bin Mansour Al-Aideed, who briefed the audience on the role of the units and the services offered by them, as well as the center's strategic plan for next year and its mechanisms for development. After that, an open session was held in which the supervisors of the units in the colleges spoke about the obstacles and challenges they currently face. At the end of the ceremony, the university vice-rector for academic affairs delivered a concluding speech on a number of topics centered on the importance of the guidance center and related units. He also stressed that the university rector is keen to solve any problems that may hinder the students during their academic career and help ease their college experience.  
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King Khalid University Wins the Electronic Service Excellence Award

King Khalid University was awarded the 5th Electronic Service Excellence Award, an award administrated by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and sponsored by His Excellency the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Abdullah bin Amer Al Sawahah. The award was received by His Excellency King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy. The Electronic Government Achievement Award aims at honoring innovative government projects that have contributed to a significant qualitative leap in the implementation of electronic transactions in the Kingdom’s electronic services customer satisfaction. This year's award was handed to King Khalid University for "the customer voice service, which is considered a creative contribution in the field of services and technical communication." The service was developed by King Khalid University to receive consumers suggestions, requests, and complaints which are then transferred to specialized units. One of the most important features KKU focused on while developing this service is creating service tickets where a suggestion, request or a complaint is treated as an open ticket until solved. In turn, weekly reports are provided on the progress of the tickets and notifications are sent to the responsible parties on any late requests. A salient feature of the entire process is that the customer can also follow the progress of their request through the myKKU service on smartphones and personal computers.(moor) . للمزيد
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