English Club Title Game Comes Down to the Wire

On the 7th of November spectators who had braved the cold winter's night to attend the highly anticipated 2018 Football Final of the English Club, were treated to an extremely thrilling battle between two highly energized teams. After leading Juventus for most of the match, Manchester City ceded a goal in the last minute of this, truly exhilarating, encounter. Juventus thus narrowly managed to edge out City 6-5, to win the coveted winner's trophy. It was interesting to note that the majority of the spectators felt that a draw would have been a much fairer reflection of the game. But, in sport, the results are often not an accurate reflection of the entire game.

Medals, trophies, and prizes were awarded to the winners by Vice Dean, Dr. Yahya Asiri, and Chairman, Dr. Munassir Alhamami. They expressed their gratefulness to Director of Student Affairs, Khalid Al-Qasemi, and the managing committee of the English Club for their hard work which ensured its success. They also indicated that they were hopeful more of the faculty's staff would support similar future events.

Date: 11/8/2018

Source: Azaad Hayat

  Students at the Faculty of Languages and Translation attended a workshop organized by the Intellectual Awareness Unit on Tuesday, 12/7/1440 at Faculty of Islamic Legislation. The workshop which was held by Dr. Lamya Alqadi focused on Qur’anic values and their impact on intellectual security.   Dr. Alqadi started her speech with the prophetic tradition narrated by ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan that the Prophet said (ﷺ): “The best of you are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it" [al-Bukhari and Muslim]. The Qur’an advocates many values that shape one’s intellectual and spiritual journey to Allah the Almighty, Dr. Alqadi illustrated. "We can’t limit Islamic values into a few core values. However, the most important values and practices were identified by Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) himself. We need to adhere to the Qura'nic values and to follow the instructions in the Holy Qur'an as well as prophetic traditions in every step in our life", she affirmed.   The values of truthfulness, purity, faithfulness, honesty, good intention and many other values are illustrated in the Qur’an. Allah the Almighty says “Allah knows what your hearts contain.” (Qur’an, 3:119). This indicates that actions are judged by the intention behind them, which is a significant Islamic value. She further asserted that values play a vital role in our lives. A person cannot be a true believer unless he loves for his brother what he loves for himself. Part of a person's good observance of Islam is to leave aside what does not concern him as well as the value of security which says that one should not harm himself or others.   At the end of the workshop, Dr. Alqadi asked the question if there is a reason to worry about our values as a result of the ongoing globalization. In a world where globalization and information technology are much more than concepts, we should adhere more to the values of the Qur’an in order to preserve our Islamic identity and intellectual security it was explained.  Date: 4/10/2019 Source: Amal Metwally, Coordinator of Intellectual Awareness Unit, Faculty of Languages and Translation  
  The women's English Club of the Faculty of Languages and Translation and the Deanship of Student Affairs held a program titled 'International Women's Day' on Sunday the 10th of March from 9:00 to 11:00 in Building C. The program introduced a lot of successful ladies in Asir such as Salwa Al-Qahtani, Amjad Al-Hajri, and Sharifah Al-Qahtani. After the opening ceremony, the club introduced the first English Club's magazine. The magazine, complete with the students' talents like drawing, photography, English and Arabic literature, was brought to light under the supervision of Dr. Suaad Al-Qahtani and Head of the English Club, Maram Almalki. The program included the 10 years' challenge, which highlighted a balanced perspective.   In an effort to raise health awareness, Dr. Suaad kicked off a health challenge. The day ended with a speech presented by Salwa Alqhtani where she called for an increase in student activities. Date: 4/10/2019 Source: English Club
  The women's English Club of the Faculty of Languages and Translation and the Deanship of Student Affairs dedicated a day to re-enact 'Macbeth' by Shakespeare on Wednesday the 13th of March from 9:00 to 10:00 in the theater of the Science College. The play was a great success with more than 230 guests from all departments. The primary objective of the program was to combine drama, performance, and English literature to develop the practical experience and academic study of students. The secondary objective of this program was to foster a creative environment and to give an opportunity to exceptionally talented students to practice their skills such as acting, speech fluency, makeup art, design, and directing. The program started with an inspirational speech given by English Club Head,  Maram Almalki, who spoke about drama and its importance. Then, a short trailer about the play was shown. After, more than 10 acts divided into five main parts took center stage.   The well-directed play replete with sound effects, wireless microphones, lights, a smoke machine, and different backgrounds provided the necessary conditions for fabulous performances from over a dozen actresses. Of noteworthy mention, many spectators commented that the costumes used by the actresses were elegant and really contributed to a unique experience.   At the end of the play, a short video was shown that contained all of the cast and the directing team members as a grand gesture of appreciation. The play inspired the students to continue similar performances in the future.  Date: 4/10/2019 Source: English Club
  The women's English Club of the Faculty of Languages and Translation and the Deanship of Student Affairs held a program titled 'Idea X'. Idea X is a program designed to provide a platform for motivational speeches with inspiring lessons. Assistant Dean, Dr. Suaad Al-Qahtani, did exactly that on Wednesday, February 20th from 9:00 to 12:00 in the theatre of the Science College. Assistant Dean Al-Qahtani explained that thoughts impact what we manifest in our daily lives. Those thoughts, she related, begin with words. After, a series of inspirational speeches were delivered by teachers and students to a sizeable audience of around 50.   At the end of the program, certificates were awarded to the top students in their classes as a gesture of encouragement. Date: 4/10/2019 Source: English Club
  On 28 March 2019, the Scientific Research Committee organized a seminar on the 'Basics of Writing and Publishing Scientific Articles for the M.A. students of the Dept. of English'. The participant in this seminar was Amatul Alvi. The seminar started by introducing to the graduate students the importance of having experience in writing and publishing scientific articles.   A couple of important points such as: criteria of any good journal, reasons for the rejection of an article by a journal, tips on having good knowledge on any journals, elements of a good article, etc., were discussed by the presenter. It was an informative and interesting seminar. All the members of the Scientific Research Committee attended this seminar. Date: 4/10/2019 Source: Shanjida Halim, Member, SRC