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The Intellectual Awareness Unit at King Khalid University participated in the Awareness Exhibition. It included the full participation of the media and groundbreaking research publications. The exhibit occurred in the honorable presence of the Advisor of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Governor of the Makkah Region, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal for moderation on Sunday 15/3/1439 at the King Faisal Hall for Celebrations in King Abdulaziz University. The Unit was honored to present a commemorative gift to the sponsor of the ceremony, the Advisor of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Governor of the Makkah Region, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al Faisal bin Abdulaziz. Equally important, a commemorative gift was provided to HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar, the Deputy Governor of Makkah, and HRH Prince Mishaal Bin Majid, the Governor of Jeddah. The exhibition was graced by the attendance of the Rector of King Abdulaziz University, the Rector of the University of Bisha, and Tabuk's University Vice-President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, in addition to the Deputy Director of the Center of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef for Care and Advice.

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Under the aegis of His Excellency, the Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa, the second gathering of the Sports Federation of Saudi Universities was held.

King Khalid University participated in a number of games during the competitions. Its goalball team came in the first place after beating the goalball team of Al-Qassim University. The result was 11 - 5.

Ziyad Al-Kharib won the gold medal in the Discus Throw Competition. The special needs team achieved third place in the stadiums of King Faisal University in Al-Ahsa.

The Director of the Department of Sports Activities at the Deanship of Student Affairs, Mr. Ali Al-Wahhabi, said that he was happy with the positive results. He added, "We look forward to achieving greater results in the coming competitions, God willing."

Al-Wahhabi congratulated the players of the goalball team: Ziad Al Kharib, Ahmed Hakmi, Abdullah Al-Qahtani, Saeed Hamoud and Mu'adh Al-Qahtani who scored 24 points and brought home first place.

He also emphasized that the University special needs team achieved third place and fourth place at the university level with 38 points after collecting five medals in the athletic competitions. He added, "The University achieved first place in the Discus Throw Competition and won the gold medal.”

Al-Wahhabi announced that Ahmed Hakami took home the silver medal in the 400 meters race. The same athlete won third place and the bronze medal in other competitions. In the Javelin Throw Competition, Ziad Al-Kharib won the silver medal. In Pétanque, Abdullah Al-Qahtani achieved third place and the bronze medal. In total, the University scored 62 points, ranking third among the 17 universities that participated in the event.


His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, honored the General Administration of University Relations and its distinguished employees.

The Director of the General Administration of University Relations, Mr. Mansour Saeed bin Sarhan, and the distinguished staff of the administration expressed their profound gratitude and pride in receiving recognition from His Excellency. They thanked the Rector for the generous gesture and emphasized that the honor bestowed upon them is an unmatched motivating agent that will encourage them to succeed in providing operational excellence.

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On behalf of His Excellency, the Minister of Education Dr. Ahmed Al-Issa, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, sponsored today, Sunday morning, the opening ceremony of the First Theater Festival for Saudi Universities at the Al-Mahala Campus Theater.

On the occasion, Rector Al-Solamy gave a speech in which he stressed the importance of the theater field and the great extent to which the University has and will invest in it. Rector Al-Solamy emphasized the vital importance of the event and asserted that it means the world to our University to host this event in pursuit of a spectacular contribution worthy of the watershed theatrical movement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He said, “Today, we welcome this constellation theater performances in our dear country, and we are confident that we will meet and exceed the primary goals and aspirations of this blessed meeting." The Rector further stated that the University was keen on securing world-class arrangements and technological infrastructure for the festival to ensure the atmosphere will be one to remember for years to come.

Rector Al-Solamy conveyed to the guests and participants the welcoming message of the Governor of the Asir Region, HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz. He explained that HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz wishes the festival phenomenal success. Immediately after, Al-Solamy thanked the Minister of Education for his steadfast support for all that would advance the educational process and student engagement. The Rector also seized the opportunity to thank members of the organizing committees for establishing the festival.

The event included a screening of the video entitled "Theater: The Language of Communication." The presentation reviewed King Khalid University's efforts to support and activate the role of the theater and efforts to host the First Theater Festival of Saudi universities. In addition, the presentation illustrated landmark achievements in the Saudi theater field along with the numerous stages of development.

For his part, the Vice Dean of Student Affairs at Taif University, Dr. Mansour Al-Harthy, thanked King Khalid University for organizing and hosting the festival and taking the lead in operations. He said, “We want to create a new concept in the culture of University Theater. We would like to attend similar festivals in different universities around the Kingdom."

At the end of the ceremony, the Rector honored Prof. Dr. Ahmed Al-Tami, Mr. Muteb Al-Thawab, and the Saudi Culture and Arts Association in Abha for their active role in the development of Saudi Theatre. He also honored the Theater Activities Director at King Khalid University for bringing home first place in the Best Scenography Category at the International Pioneers Festival in Morocco.

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His Excellency, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University, honored six students from the University who received international awards. The Director of the Talent, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Center, Dr. Mohamed Bin Khammash Al Maghrabi, co-presided over the awards ceremony.


For his part, Dr. Al Maghrabi said that obtaining these awards was due to the dedication towards innovation received from both the Rector and the University Vice-President for Academic Development and Quality. He added that all the award-winning innovations participated in the center's competitions and obtained advanced positions. After receiving guidance from the Arbitration and Innovation Development Committee, they were equipped to compete on an international scale. Dr. Al Maghrabi asserted that all the innovations which obtained international recognition under the aegis of the University would become funded start-up companies in support of our country's precious economy.

Student Awards


Fouad Abaq from the University Center in Al-Sammer - Medicine and Surgery Department: Gold medal in the Medical Inventions category for her Breathable Blood Sugar Detector Device.

Abdullah Mohammed Al-Halafy from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery:  Silver medal in the Computer category for his Electronic Cards invention.

Mazen Mohammed Al-Bassami from the Faculty of Administrative Science: Bronze medal in the Information Technology category for his Smart Refrigerator invention.

Yusra Hassan Abdo Omar Al-Dharma from the English Department of Rejal Alma's Faculty of Science and Arts: Gold medal in the ITEX Exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur for an Automated Quaranic Classification Device invention. The same student obtained second place in the Productive University category for the same invention mentioned above.

Haneen Ahmed Asiri from the Al-Sammer University Center: Silver medal in the ITEX Exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur for an Oral Cleansing Device invention. She also obtained the bronze medal from Kiwi in Korea in dentistry and the Korean gold medal for an invention in the field of aviation, in addition to the first place prize of the President's shield and a special certificate.

Iman Al-Ayad from the Al-Sammer University Center- Medicine and Surgery Department: Young Author Initiative Award for her book “Najwa from Another Spirit.”

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His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Raja Allah Al-Solamy, received the President of the Municipal Council of the Sarat Obeida Governorate, Mr. Muayadh Al-Zarah, and his accompanying delegation. The purpose of the visit was to discuss a number of mutually beneficial topics, in addition to a means of cooperation between the two entities for the sake of serving the region and its community.

Al-Solamy stressed that the University strives to provide maximal output to promote an educational renaissance in the Aseer region, in addition to serving the society, which is one of its most important objectives.

Following after, Al-Zarah thanked the University's Rector for the services provided to the council by organizing courses and seminars that contribute to the development of the Aseer region, as well as an active partnership that contributes to the rise of the municipal council in relevant academic disciplines.

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His Excellency, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University, sponsored the conclusion ceremony of the Fourth Cultural Olympiad, which was organized by the Deanship of Student Services.

On occasion, Rector Al-Solamy said, "I thank all those who participated in organizing this forum from colleagues in the University Vice-Presidency for Educational and Academic Affairs to colleagues in the Deanship of Student Services. I also thank the preparation and processing committees, and the faculty members serving as arbitrators." He added, "We all know the importance of activity in students’ lives and the importance of the University's significant efforts to promote this vital aspect for the sake of all our sons and daughters." He said, "Undoubtedly, we progress and improve every year in various aspects that include but are not limited to sports, culture and other activities."

Al-Solamy noted that in the near future, the University would host the first theater meeting of Saudi universities. The Deanship of Student Services was the owner of this idea. Rector Al-Solamy emphasized the need for everyone to contribute to the success of this forum as it is a tremendous success for King Khalid University to organize such an event.

Following after, the Vice-President of the Student Services Deanship, Dr. Yahya Al-Qenaie, said that holding such meetings is to honor talent, creativity, participation, and interests, stressing that its core topic is not to create competition. Dr. Al-Qenaie pointed out that colleges of boys and girls at the university and student clubs have been acknowledged for their excellent participation.  Al-Qenaie explained that the Olympic Games were held over a week where more than five hundred male and female students competed in over 17 fields. 46 specialized judges participated in arbitrating these competitions.

It is noteworthy that the seven-day olympiad, in its fourth release, included 17 fields in which the students of King Khalid University competed. For the sake of fairness in selection, the Organizing Committee set two arbitrators in one specialization or interest. The competitions was in the following fields: the most beautiful recitation of the Holy Quran, elocution, cultural competition, poetry, as well as the Sunnah of the Prophet, and the biography of the Prophet, Nabati poetry, and finally a competition in short story. In special competitions, they were divided into works of art, namely, Arabic calligraphy, drawing, photography, caricature, and digital art.

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King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of Academic Development and Quality, concluded the activities of the International Day for Quality. On the occasion, the Deanship organized a week-long program for over 21 participants. During this week, 15 papers were submitted, in addition to launching a training course, and a number of competitions.

The activities of the first day took place in the Central Stands in Abha, starting with a presentation of a scientific symposium entitled "Daily Leadership," conducted by HE Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hajri, the Dean of Academic Development and Quality. The program also included a number of participations, the first entitled "The Enlightened Leader in Light of the Islamic Approach and Contemporary Educational Thought," presented by Dr. Ali Nasser Al-Shattawi. The second participation was entitled "Applications of Quality Leadership in the Prophetic Sunnah," presented by Dr. Abdullah Mansour Al-Aideed while the third was entitled "Quality of Leadership or Quality Leadership," presented by Dr. Fayez Awad Al-Dhafra.

The second day of the Quality and Leadership Program was held at the College of Science, starting with a session managed by Dr. Hessa Mohammed Al-Meloud, the Vice Dean for Academic Development and Quality of Girls' Colleges. The program included a number of submissions. The first was under the title "Leadership and Excellence in Academic Performance," presented by Dr. Lubna Al-Ajmi. The second participation entitled, "The Role of Academic Leadership in Achieving Quality," presented by Dr. Abeer Mahfouz, in addition to a third participation entitled "Leadership and Strategic Planning" presented by Dr. Hanan Yaqout. The last participation was under the title, "Leadership and Continuous Improvement" presented by Ms. Noura Al Sarhani.

At the same time, the activities were held in the Faculty of Science and Arts in Mohaiyl, where the program started with an opening speech by Dr. Halima Rifai followed by four submissions. The first was presented by Ms. Abeer Al-A'ami entitled "The Role of Academic Leaders in Activating Quality" and the second by Ms. Ahlam Ma'adi entitled " Leadership and Its Role in the Quality of Work." The third submission was presented by Dr. Shaimaa Shattara, entitled "Together towards Academic Accreditation." The fourth was presented by Ms. Manal Mohamed, entitled "Leadership in Islam." The activities of the Faculty of Science and Arts was inaugurated by Dr. Ahmed Al-Shehri, the General Supervisor of the University Branch in Tahama.

The third day included the submission of a training course in the Sciences and Arts College in Mohaiyl. The course was presented by Dr. Saeed Saad Hadi, Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality, in the Faculty of Science and Arts and it was titled "Quality Assurance Management."

The activities at the Faculty of Science and Arts in Sarat Obaida ended with a program that included a number of submissions. The first entitled "Leadership Skills and Strategic Planning" presented by Dr. Amira Abdullah Nour Eldine, while the second participation was entitled "Fundamentals of Leadership and its Role in Achieving Total Quality" presented by Dr. Mimi Ismail. The third participation entitled "Leadership and Continuous Improvement" presented by Dr. Salma Al Gharabi. The session was moderated by Dr. Ghada Al-Sherbini. The program also included presenting activities and competitions for the students as well as presenting a drama production for students on the importance of quality.

Given these points, His Excellency, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, the University Vice-President for Academic Development and Quality, thanked His Excellency the Rector, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Raja Al-Solamy, for his continuous support of quality activities, which will undoubtedly enhance the University's educational process.

The Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hajri, expressed his thanks and appreciation to His Excellency the Rector of the University for his keenness and support for the programs and activities of the Deanship. He also thanked the University Vice-President for Academic Development and Quality for his ongoing support to the operations of the Deanship.

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The King Khalid University Theater Team completed their cinematography production on their award-winning performance in the Alghamam play. The participation came as part of the fifth edition of the International Festival of Pioneers of Theater, hosted by Khouribga City in Morocco.

The Head of the Delegation, who is also the Director of Theater Activities at the University, Mohammed Al-Kaabi, expressed his happiness with this achievement. He said, "Winning this award is a great achievement and a big leap for the Theater Team of King Khalid University. We encountered intense competition from world renown theater experts."

The rest of the results were as follows: the play "Zenobia Queen Warrior" presented by the Professionals of Theater and Arts in the Valley of Zam won the best performance award.

Several plays staged from inside and outside Morocco participated in the official competition which was judged by a specialized court headed by the Moroccan Director and writer Omar Jadli. The panel of judges included the Moroccan Actress, Nojoom Al-Zahra, in addition to the Director and Playwright, Belaid Akirdis, and the Egyptian Director, Mohamed Morsi Ibrahim and the Italian Actress, Roberta Ligeru.

It is worth mentioning that the play Alghamam, which was presented by the Theater Activity Team of King Khalid University, was written by Abdullah Aqeel, directed by Mohamed Mubarak, and supervised by Mohamed Al Kaabi, and the actors were Meshal Al Qahtani, Ziad Asiri, Faisal Mamdouh, Amer Al Mahajani and Ziad Lehem.

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King Khalid University concluded the Fourth Scientific Forum on the History of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz, which was held at Abha Palace Hotel from the 4th to the 5th of Rabi' Al-Awwal, entitled " Social Aspects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Under the Reign of King Khalid Bin Abdulaziz." The forum was sponsored by HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of the Aseer region.

The meeting included four sessions, during which 23 scientific papers were discussed by a group of researchers and participants, in addition to an open dialogue session on the history of King Khalid, may God have mercy on him. Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Turki, and the Former Minister of Social Affairs, Dr. Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Namla, delivered keynote speeches during the sessions.

The closing session of the meeting recommended sending telegraphs of gratitude and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and the Governor of Aseer Region for their efforts in serving the country in general and aspects of scientific research in particular. Equally important, the closing session recommended a continuation of studying the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the reign of King Khalid - may God have mercy on him - and the aspects of his personal life. Namely, the impact of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz in relation to Dawah inside and outside of the Kingdom, his role in unifying the sustained efforts of the Arab and Islamic countries to encounter challenges, and the central role of women in domestic development during his reign.

The participants also recommended the use of modern technology and social networking platforms to introduce the history of King Khalid and his efforts in developing the Kingdom through the preparation and dissemination of concise and focused scientific materials, as well as the discovery of previously unknown aspects of King Khalid's life. Participants also recommended the development of scientific partnerships between the Chair and similar research organizations inside and outside of the Kingdom.


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