Team Blue Takes It Home

 

After overturning the agreement that last Wednesday would be the final match of the 2019 Fall Semester, an enthusiastic FC FLT once again thoroughly enjoyed an entertaining game last night on December 18, 2019. Despite having a hapless, Azaad Hayat, aptly labelled as "worse than the worst of the worst ...ever..goalkeepers" by an observant Dr. Mahmoud Radwan, Team Blue still managed to win quite comfortably. This win was largely due to the Blues having three previous " Man of the Match " titleholders in its team. Dr Yahya Asiri, Saqub Aftab, and Dr. Mahmoud Radwan sowed havoc among the clueless Orange team players, as they continually dazzled with brilliant, attacking football. Together with Dr. Abdelhamid Bessaid, Dr. Yahya Asiri, who recently returned from a football training camp in Egypt, was particularly adept at peppering the opposition's goals with accurate strikes. Although everyone on the field, except for the dodgy Blues goalkeeper, qualified for that coveted "Man of the Match" title, the judges were once again forced to disappoint. After carefully considering all relevant factors, it was decided that, despite being on the losing side, Dr. Omer Sultan and Dr. Dimitrios Michael would share the last "Man of the Match" title for this semester. These two lads have been super enthusiastic, and their ball skills have seen tremendous improvement.


Date: 12/20/2019

Source: Azaad Hayat

  On September 1, 2019, we reported that Dr Eyhab Abdulrazak Bader Eddin was named a Qualified Member (Translator) by the United Kingdom's Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) in the English to Arabic combination. ITI aims to enhance and continually develop the translating and interpreting profession between government, industry and commerce, the media and the general public. It was founded in 1986 and has grown to 3,000 members and is considered a resource in the industry.   Dr. Bader Eddin is one of only 28 holders of the MITI designation worldwide in the English to Arabic language combination. Considered Sui Generis in his field, Dr Bader Eddin reached new heights by adding a highly coveted ITI qualified combination status. On November 25, 2019, Dr Badder Eddin entered an elite Arabic to English class after his magnum opus portfolio assessment. Of noteworthy mention, there are only three holders worldwide who are certified by ITI in the Arabic to English combination.   For more information on ITI or details published in our story on September 1, 2019, please click the link below.   https://flt.page.link/Institute-of-Translation-and-Interpreting Date: 1/22/2020 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
  After overturning the agreement that last Wednesday would be the final match of the 2019 Fall Semester, an enthusiastic FC FLT once again thoroughly enjoyed an entertaining game last night on December 18, 2019. Despite having a hapless, Azaad Hayat, aptly labelled as "worse than the worst of the worst ...ever..goalkeepers" by an observant Dr. Mahmoud Radwan, Team Blue still managed to win quite comfortably. This win was largely due to the Blues having three previous " Man of the Match " titleholders in its team. Dr Yahya Asiri, Saqub Aftab, and Dr. Mahmoud Radwan sowed havoc among the clueless Orange team players, as they continually dazzled with brilliant, attacking football. Together with Dr. Abdelhamid Bessaid, Dr. Yahya Asiri, who recently returned from a football training camp in Egypt, was particularly adept at peppering the opposition's goals with accurate strikes. Although everyone on the field, except for the dodgy Blues goalkeeper, qualified for that coveted "Man of the Match" title, the judges were once again forced to disappoint. After carefully considering all relevant factors, it was decided that, despite being on the losing side, Dr. Omer Sultan and Dr. Dimitrios Michael would share the last "Man of the Match" title for this semester. These two lads have been super enthusiastic, and their ball skills have seen tremendous improvement. Date: 12/20/2019 Source: Azaad Hayat
  In an energy-packed night which saw a perfectly full moon substituting for a number of fused floodlights, Team Blue and Team Orange faced off in the final match of the semester. Although the guys donning orange once again ran out narrow winners, there was very little difference between the strengths of the two sides. Because all of the players on the field tried their utmost to impress the judges, it is once again a travesty of justice to choose "The Man of the Match". But, after due consideration, Dr. Abdulrahman Almosa and Dr. Mahmoud Radwan narrowly pipped their competitors, to share the coveted title, until next semester. Faisal Alfadhil is, undoubtedly, "The Man of the Year". We owe him much gratitude for his sterling work at King Khalid University. A Real Doer. Both students and staff are going to sorely miss the presence of this wonderful young man when he departs to pursue his PhD in Austalia in a few weeks time. May Allah grant him all the necessary blessings to speedily reach his goals, Inshallah. Date: 12/13/2019 Source: Azaad Hayat
  The Scientific Research Committee at the female campus organized an 'EndNote Workshop' on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Ms. Jalila Alghamdi tailored the workshop and its objectives to both faculty members and graduate students. Ms. Alghamdi started her discussion by defining EndNote, saying that it is "software for managing bibliographies and references." Ms. Alghamdi explained that "EndNote management software does not only free a researcher from the tedious work of manually collecting and formatting research materials and curating bibliographies, but also gives a researcher greater ease and control in managing references in research groups through providing coordination for the researchers' who are sharing a research paper."   Ms. Alghamdi explained that "EndNote is a tool that allows researchers to organize and keep track of their references." She highlighted the steps for easily inserting references into research documents as in-text citations, or a bibliography in any of a large number of citation styles (i.e. APA, MLA, etc).   The workshop was an orientation to the software's latest X9 version. Ms. Alghamdi provided screenshots of different processes that could be accomplished using EndNote X9. Some of these tasks are inserting references manually into EndNote, inserting author names according to the rules of EndNote, sorting and arrange references in easily searchable groups, activating the EndNote toolbar in Word, and changing the citation style of a research document with a few clicks.   During the interactive Q&A session, Ms. Alghamdi noted that this session will be followed by another practical session in cooperation with the Scientific Research Committee. For the practical session, attendees will need to download EndNote on their laptops to be able to work on the software following her guidance.   Of noteworthy mention, the workshop was attended by faculty members from the College of Science who showed their appreciation to the invitation sent by the Scientific Research Committee to all university faculty members. The workshop was a big success and really made a difference by familiarizing researchers with the use and manipulation of such a significant tool for writing scientific research papers.   Date: 12/3/2019 Source: Dr. Amal Metwally, Scientific Research Committee
  Dr. Ahlullah Siddiqui delivered a presentation titled Interpretive Reading at the seminar organized by the Language Research Center on November 27, 2019. The presentation was based on a research paper titled "Interpretive reading as a strategy to construct meaning in EFL Reading Comprehension: A case study at KKU EFL Classroom ", conducted by Dr. Ahmad Ismail Assiri and Dr. Ahlullah Siddiqui.   The presentation focused on how effective interpretive reading is in reading comprehension. Dr. Siddiqui highlighted some previous studies conducted by Alsamadini (2009), Al-Jarf (2007), Carrell (1989) and Cooper (1984). The studies, he stated, emphasized the positive correlation between language competence and being able to understand written texts, and how reading helps in vocabulary building.   Dr. Siddiqui related that interpretive reading is the effective communication of thoughts and or feelings of an author to the listener. He then stated the research objectives: to determine whether interpretive reading has a significant effect on students' reading comprehension; to investigate the efficacy of interpretive reading in employing various types of texts; to compare the effect of interpretive reading to that of silent reading and reading aloud respectively; and to suggest ways in which teacher can go about using interpretive reading in their teaching. He, while explaining the methodology, also compared the statistical data of the control group and the experimental group. Finally, he explained in detail the research outcomes. Two video clips were also played, which demonstrated two examples of interpretive reading.   The seminar was very interactive and a great success. It is worth mentioning that the King Abdullah Road Campus also attended the seminar. Date: 11/30/2019 Source: Mohammad Adil Siddique