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  • 1. g Sprin 2014 s ram Progffers ial O pecSFelix Fall Experience LessonBachelor of NEW Science Visual & Digital ProductionInformation Technology Effat and the Community Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

2. EECSI SG MC&PR Dar Jana School StudentsMaha Al-MadiEECSI 1 3. EECSI 2 4. December 5 is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. The declared aim of this activity is to thank volunteers for their efforts and increase public awareness on the importance of volunteerism. The day is celebrated all over the world.This year Effat University Student Government decided to start a campaign to involve Effat University students ( 2000 Student) and the community in a week of volunteering and community service. International Volunteering Day is where you give back to the community.As part of Student Government social responsibility programs, a collaborative effort between Alfasaliah Orphanage & Nafesah Shams Academy offered free courses to develop their skills and enable them to be more productive.Igniteis a worldwide event, where participants are given ve minutes to speakabout their ideas and personal or professional passions, accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The presentations are meant to ignite the audience on a subject, i.e. to generate awareness and to stimulate thought and action on the subjects presented. Ignite Jeddah, organized by Effat University Student Government, featured 20 wellknown and educated youth from various backgrounds, including business, media broadcasting and science, and was the rst Ignite event to be conducted in the city. The speakers shared thought-provoking stories of accomplishment and innovation. 1000 people attended Ignite Jeddah.EECSI 3 5. On November 18th, Effat University hosted Thamer Abu Ghalia a renowned motivational speaker to talk to the students about the core reason of our existence as humans Start narrating your own life. Abu Ghalia emphasized the importance of being aware of our choices, rather than blindingly taking whats accessible.Effat University Award for Excellence in Community Service Dr Amal Elyas 2011/2012 Dr Akila Sarirete 2012/2013 Effat University Award for Excellence in Teaching Dr Khadija Itani Mr. Abdulquddos Mohammad Mrs. Amal JabrEffat University held an event to promote the practical application of the Prophet Muhammads (peace be upon him) teachings. The Kun Muhammadian (Be like Muhammad) event saw several scholars and thinkers coming together to give talks on how the Prophets teachings could be used to create business projects. The event included workshops aimed at helping members of the audience start their own Muhammadian projects. To encourage participation, the University announced a Kun Muhammadian three weeks competition where submissions included projects that demonstrate the practical applicability of the Prophets teachings. The winning three projects were nancially supported by the Dallah Al-Baraka group. Tickets to the event sold out attendees were from all backgrounds and ages. 700 attended this event - several students from neighboring universities and colleges such as Dar Al-Hekma, CBA and King Abdulaziz University attended the event.Youtube on stage was organized by Effat University in collaboration with YouTube, Jeddah Youth Business Committee, UTurn Entertainment, and Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The aim of the event which saw 900 attendees was to encourage youth initiatives to create visual content. Attendees met their favorite YouTube stars and talked about how the youth can revolutionize visual media and be creative in communicating with the masses from the comfort of their home!Effat University Excellence Award for Administrative Staff Mrs. Bouthaina Hamadi Effat University Excellence Award for Labour Ms. Carmelita RayesFor four consecutive years Effat University has been the Academic Advisor for the Annual IDB Prize for Womens Contribution to Development. The University has helped in screening around 700 dossiers for the 5th, 6th,7th and 8th editions of the Prize. The winner of the 9th IDB Prize will be announced very soon.Effat University participated in the Intentional Exhibition and Conference of Higher Education (16-19 April, 2013).Thirteen employees from the Binzagr group completed the newly launched English for Workplace Effectiveness (EWE) program at the Effat University, Executive Education and Community Services Institute,EECSI. The program is a collaborative efforts between Effat University, Wisal Development Center and Binzagr Group for capacity development.EECSI 4 6. Al-Ana Lectur e The lecture calle d AlAna on self development was delivered by Mr. Ahmad Alyaee and Mr. Abdulrahman Al kindi. Both speakers discussed several aspects on how people can improve and deve lop including personal missions and visions, goals, and core values. The aim of the discussion of fer an opportuni ty to set clear visio ns for their own lives. Student Gover nmentpact The Cultural Im of Language and T) Translation (CIL ce Conferen ities College of Human iences and Social ScLogistics and Supply Chain Management The OPIM Depar tm the rst Good Prent organizedactice Forum Logistics and Su pply Chain Management an d invited nationa lly and internationa lly well reputed speakers.10th Learning and Technology Conference 2013 College of Engineering, 2013 - 10 Feb r Heels e Head ov ed on the ance bas al perform ng off is a satiric . As if pulli di women rous es of Sau ost dange private liv es with alm at danc e isnt an a show th ch a them i around su ah Sobaih grace own, Mais n its ary feat o and sole extraordin r, director le of write an the ro one-wom also plays ance. This y and er perform een a pla actor of h lend betw b itches e perfect obaihi sw show is th nd Ms. S a rent comedy, g the diffe stand-up om playin ease fr nfolding with uid scenes u ating the and narr e. characters r audienc before he tions ublic Rela ation & P ic Communr Awareness Breast Cance Event th ternational mon October is the in fat r Awareness, Ef for Breast Cance t Government University Studen arranged bon" "Run for the Rib campaign ess on breast to spread awaren cancer. nment Student GoverCollege of Busi nessEECSI 5 7. I LOVE Challenge AND TRYING TO BECOME THE FIRST person TO BREAK THE speed OF SOUND IN FREE FALL. ITS A CHALLENGE LIKE no other.Was everything we learned in physics about Newton wrong?Felix Baumgartner was the rst to break the speed of sound in freefall. The launch was originally scheduled for 9 October 2012, but was aborted due to adverse weather conditions. Launch was rescheduled and the mission instead took place on 14 October 2012 when Baumgartner landed in eastern New Mexico after jumping from a world record 127,852 feet (38969.3 m).On theA special suit protected Felix Baumgartner from temperature extremes and the effects of low air pressure.basis of updated data, Baumgartner also set the record for the highest manned balloon ight (at the same height) and fastest speed of free fall at 843.6mph (1357.64km/h), making him the rst human to break the sound barrier outside of a vehicle. Baumgartner was in free fall for 4 minutes and 19 seconds, 17 seconds short of mentor Joseph Kittinger's 1960 jump.A prosthetic (pross-thet-ik) device is designed to take the place of a missing leg, arm, hand, or foot. And scientists at the Rehabilitation Center of Chicago have developed an incredible new type of prosthesis - one that responds to the wearers thoughts. It reacts to electrical impulses sent from the nerves to the muscles around the robotic limb. In November 2012,Zac Vawter, who had lost a leg in motorcycle accident, used the mind - controlled bionic leg to climb all 103 foors of the willis Tower in Chicago. He explained, With my standard prothesis, II have to take every step with my good foot rst and sort of lift or drag the prosthetic leg up. With the bionic leg, its simple. I take stairs like i used to and can even take two at a time.EECSI 6 8. V is u a l & D ig it a l P r o d u c t io nVDP Bachelor of Science in Visual and Digital Production The Visual and Digital Production (VDP) program emergesart-oriented arenas expands, Effat University realizes that itin collaboration with the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) atcan play a key role in helping establish a foundation notthe University of Southern California. The Programonly for creative expression, but also for innovation in allsupports the countrys mission to participate in the globalforms of media-based communication. This haseconomy and to contribute to an increasingly signicantimplications not simply for arts and culture, or for theinformation economy. As the model of the informationsectors traditionally subsumed within the termsociety continues to displace the industrial economies ofmedia (namely television, radio and newspapers), but forthe past, the ability to produce knowledge throughall sectors, from business to urban planning, from scienticinnovation, and to do so despite the radical and continuous upheavals in new technologies andresearch to law, and from architecture to education.communication platforms, is more and more relevant. As the Kingdoms participation in the growing creative andEECSI 7 9. The ability to deploy images, videos, websites, apps,The exponential rise in social media tools and their use,visualizations, and interactive experiences with rhetoricaland the growing signicance of game play and virtualsophistication is increasingly relevant in the context of aworlds all point to a robust economy tied to diverseglobal economy in dire need of these forms for the future, while also signaling vast social and cultural changes on the horizon. Preparing studentsThe VDP program is unique in the region in focusing onto enter this world with an ethical grounding, technicaltransmedia expression in order to foster the agilityexpertise, and