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It seemed never-ending. After a long battle with 19 intriguing rounds it came to an end. On 21 April 2014 when fifteen spellers from the Department of English contested in the 4th  Spelling Bee Competition of the second semester of this academic year. Honorable Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Melhi graced the occasion as chief guest. Among others Vice Dean of Quality Dr. Abdulkhaleq Al-Qahtani, faculty members and students from different colleges were present to witness young spellers zeal for spelling. Khalid Amer Al Sheheri of level 2  won the Spelling Bee battle on Tuesday. His winning word was 'Assistance'.   Mohsin Mamduh, finished second.  Saad Mohammad, from level 2,  finished third. Veteran professor Dr. Golam Faruk, organizer of this competition said, "We are hopeful to take this competition to the national level. For this we have to work together to face hurdles of any sort.”  He thanked  the writing course teachers Mr. Mathew Paul, Mr. Weather Ford,  Dr. Nurul Islam, Dr. Nisar, Mr. Fuad  and Mr. Adil for their constant support in preparing the young spellers from different levels. Dr. Micheal, Matthew Paul, Mr. Adil and Mr. Ford from the Faculty of Languages and Translation were the judges of this spelling competition. Mr. Ford and Dr. Michael were the official pronouncers for American and British pronunciation respectively. Winner of this competition and the two runner ups along with the all the contestants were rewarded for their active participation in this Spelling Bee Competition.  Source: Dr.  Mohammed Alward
The Language Research Center at King Khalid University organized a seminar on April 14, 2014.  The seminar included a presentation conducted by Dr. Justin, which was titled Literary Criticism in the 21st Century. It was primarily centered on the challenges and opportunities associated with literary Criticism in the current century. Dr. Justin focused on Deconstruction, Marxism, Feminist criticism, and Post-colonial criticism etc. He finally emphasized four types of needs for meaning, namely purpose, value, efficacy and self-worth. Overall, the presentation was worthwhile, which eventually led to an interactive discussion where the participants shared their views on literary criticism and the essence of literature.  Source: Dr.  Mohammed Alward
For the consecutive second time in this 2013-2014 academic year auditorium five (5) was resonated with the clapping of a huge audience. It was 4 March 2014 when fifteen spellers from the Department of English gathered in the big hall room to prove themselves as the best. Honorable Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi graced the occasion as the chief guest. Among others Vice Dean of Quality and Development Dr. Abdulkhaleq Al-Qahtani, Director of English Club Dr. Sayed As Sarf, faculty members and students from different colleges were present to witness young spellers zeal for spelling. Tareq Ali Humaidi of level 1 from English Department won the spelling bee battle on Tuesday. His winning word was 'Spectacular'.   Abdur Rahman from level 1, finished the second and  Jaber, from level 1,  finished the third. Professor Dr. Golam Faruk, organizer of this magnificent Spelling Bee Competition said, "These kind of spelling contests act as a kind of fine-tuning ground for the students who want to improve themselves in academic arena.”  He expressed his gratitude to the writing course teachers Mr. Siraj, coordinator writing-1, Mr. Joseph, Dr. Osman, , Mr. Matthew Paul, and Mr. Hassan Costello for their constant support in preparing the young spellers. Dr. Soren, Mr. Siraj, Mr. Matthew Paul, and  Mr. Hassan Costello from the Faculty of Languages and Translation were the judges of this spelling competition. Mr. Hassan Costello  and Dr. Soren articulated words in American and British pronunciation respectively. Except some initial acoustic problem, but fixed immediately, the battle went on quite smoothly. All the contestants along with the three winners were rewarded for their active participation in this Spelling Bee Competition.  Source: Dr.  Mohammed Alward
The Language Research Center at King Khalid University organized a seminar on April 14, 2014.  The seminar included a presentation conducted by Dr. Justin, which was titled Literary Criticism in the 21st Century. It was primarily centered on the challenges and opportunities associated with literary Criticism in the current century. Dr. Justin focused on Deconstruction, Marxism, Feminist criticism, and Post-colonial criticism etc. He finally emphasized four types of needs for meaning, namely purpose, value, efficacy and self-worth. Overall, the presentation was worthwhile, which eventually led to an interactive discussion where the participants shared their views on literary criticism and the essence of literature. Source: Dr.  Mohammed Alward