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
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
Ignite is a worldwide event, where participants are
given ﬁve minutes to speak about 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 ﬁrst
Ignite event to be conducted in the city. The
speakers shared thought-provoking stories of
accomplishment and innovation. 1000 people
attended Ignite Jeddah.
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 what’s
Effat University Award for Excellence in
Dr Amal Elyas
Dr Akila Sarirete
Effat University Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr Khadija Itani
Mr. Abdulquddos Mohammad
Mrs. Amal Jabr
Effat University held an event to promote the
practical application of the Prophet Muhammad’s
(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 Prophet’s
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 Prophet’s teachings. The winning three projects
were ﬁnancially 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
Mrs. Bouthaina Hamadi
Effat University Excellence Award for Labour
Ms. Carmelita Rayes
For four consecutive years Effat
University has been the Academic
Advisor for the Annual IDB Prize for
Women’s 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.
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ITS A CHALLENGE LIKE no other.
Was everything we learned in physics about Newton wrong?Felix Baumgartner was the
ﬁrst 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 the
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basis of updated data, Baumgartner also
set the record for the highest manned balloon ﬂight (at the same height) and fastest
speed of free fall at 843.6 mph (1357.64 km/h),
making him the ﬁrst 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 wearer’s
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
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Bachelor of Science in Visual and Digital
The Visual and Digital Production (VDP) program emerges
art-oriented arenas expands, Effat University realizes that it
in collaboration with the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) at
can play a key role in helping establish a foundation not
the University of Southern California. The Program
only for creative expression, but also for innovation in all
supports the country’s mission to participate in the global
forms of media-based communication. This has
economy and to contribute to an increasingly signiﬁcant
implications not simply for arts and culture, or for the
information economy. As the model of the information
sectors traditionally subsumed within the term
society continues to displace the industrial economies of
“media” (namely television, radio and newspapers), but for
the past, the ability to produce knowledge through
all sectors, from business to urban planning, from scientiﬁc
innovation, and to do so despite the radical and
continuous upheavals in new technologies and
research to law, and from architecture to education.
communication platforms, is more and more relevant. As
the Kingdom’s participation in the growing creative and
The ability to deploy images, videos, websites, apps,
The exponential rise in social media tools and their use,
visualizations, and interactive experiences with rhetorical
and the growing signiﬁcance of game play and virtual
sophistication is increasingly relevant in the context of a
worlds all point to a robust economy tied to diverse
global economy in dire need of these skills.
media forms for the future, while also signaling vast social
and cultural changes on the horizon. Preparing students
The VDP program is unique in the region in focusing on
to enter this world with an ethical grounding, technical
transmedia expression in order to foster the agility
expertise, and business acumen will contribute to the role
necessary within a context characterized by continuous
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can play in this global
technological transformation. The program also
acknowledges the unique achievements made already by
innovators within this area, and hopes to contribute to
The VDP Program includes four tracks: Production,
the formulation of standards of excellence and best
Animation, Screenwriting, and Interactive Media.
practices that will help sustain and enhance local media
Students graduating from this program will have the
production and distribution.
ability to communicate across diverse media platforms;
The timing of the program is opportune.
they will understand how to plan, create, manipulate and
disseminate still images, moving images, sound,
Saudi Arabia is one of the largest adopters of various
interactive media, and social media; they will understand
social media tools globally, and the rate of increased use
the history and theory of the global media industries, as
of YouTube, Facebook,
Twitter, and other
online tools and
well as the speciﬁc attributes and conditions of local
media culture, outlets, and potentials; they will be able to
understand and critically interpret media that they
experience; and they will be prepared for lifelong learning
and to sustain agility in order to adapt to the constant
change in media technologies and platforms.
But why do you yawn when you're not sleepy? Despite what you may
have heard, yawning has nothing to do with increasing the body's
oxygen supply. In experiments, subjects yawn just as much in
oxygen-rich air as they do in an oxygen-poor atmosphere. Yawning
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is, however, a response to boredom. When researchers showed
students ages 17-19 music videos and color bar test patterns, those
who saw the test patterns yawned nearly twice as often as those
who watched videos, and their yawns lasted longer.
Yawning Is More Contagious Between Besties
Not just anyone will pass a yawn onto you. According to a 2012
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research, yawns are most contagious among the closest of pals.
"Researchers discovered that the closer you are to someone
genetically or emotionally, the more likely it is that you'll 'catch' their
yawn," HuffPost Science reported. Makes sense given the empathy
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Why are some people LEFTHANDED?
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movement on left side. Most people have a
stronger, or more dominant, left hemispheres.
So those people prefer to use their right hand
when,say, writing with a pencil or throwing a
baseball. But in about 10 % of people, the
right hemisphere of the cerebrum is more
dominant. They are left- handed.
Handedness-left and right - tend to run in
families. Therefore, scientists think genes are
probably involved in determining which hand
people prefer to use.
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BIT The smallest unit of data.
BLOG Short for “web log” people
process of changing
put on website for others to
information into a
BOOT To start up a computer.
ﬁnancial or personal
information, to keep
BROWSER A program to help get
others from reading it.
around the internet.
HTTP Hyper Text
BYTE An amount of data equal to
Transfer Protocol is
the method of ﬁle exchange
used on the world wide web.
CHIP A small piece of silicon
holding the circuits used to store
and process information.
K Stands for kilo, or
“thousands,” in Greek. For
example “6k” is shorthand for
COOKIE Some websites store
information, like your passwords
and other preferences on your
MEGABYTE(MB) An amount of
computer’s hard drive. When you
information equal to 1,048,516
go back to that site later, your
bytes, or (in some situation) 1
browser sends the information
(the: cookie”) to the website.
THREAD A series of messages
DESKTOP PUBLISHING The use of
computer to design and produce
magazines, newspapers, and
WI-FI OR WIRELESS FIDELITY The
technical name for a website.
HTML The Abbreviation for the
Hyper Text Markup Language, a
Computer Language used to make
SPAM Electronic junk mail.
FAQ “Frequently asked questions”
is a document often found on a
website, containing answers to
common question users ask.
URL OR UNIFORM RESOURCE
LOCATOR The technical name
for a website address.
DOWNLOAD To transfer
information from a host
gets into a computer through
computer monitor. It can be used
to measure the size of an image.
other programs and data. It
through network connection or
smallest unit of an image on a
VIRUS A program that damages
computer to a personal one
PIXEL OR PICTURE ELEMENT The
the internet or shared disks.
You can help reduce waste by reusing containers, batteries, and
paper. You can also recycle newspaper, glass, and plastics to
provide materials for making other products. Below are some of
the things you can do.
To Reduce Waste
Use both sides of the paper. Use cloth towels
instead of paper towels.
Recycle newspapers, magazines, and junk
Wash food containers and store leftovers in
them. Reduce plastic bags.
Return soft drinks bottles to the store. Recycle
Give clothes to younger relatives or friends.
Donate clothes to thrift shops.
Cut unwearable clothing into rags to use
instead of paper towels.
Keep leftovers in storage containers instead
of wrapping them in foil. Use glass or
stainless steel pans instead of disposable
Recycle aluminum cans and foil trays. Return
wire hangers to the dry cleaner.
Cut the amount of food you throw out. Try
saving leftovers for snacks or meals later on.
Make a compost heap using food scarps,
leaves, grass clippings, and the like.
Use rechargeable batteries for toys and
games, radios, tape players, and flashlights.
Find out about your town’s rules for recycling or
disposing of batteries.
Keep bottles and jars to store other things.
Recycle glass bottles and jars.
When we think of waste
Each week we put bags out
And when we really look
- also known as garbage,
trash, litter, rubbish,
refuse - we think of yucky,
smelly, messy stuff. It's
the junk we consider
worthless, and throw
away. No one wants to
think about it, much less
deal with it.
by the curb and after the
garbage truck comes rumbling
down the street and takes it
away, we think on it no more:
out of sight out of mind. But
where does it go? And what
would happen if nobody came
to take the trash away? How
fast would our homes ﬁll up
with unwanted, stinky things?
We'd be forced to think about
it, constantly. We'd have to
take a closer look.
at what we throw away, we
can see that most of our
garbage isn't really
garbage at all, but rather
materials. The smelly,
messy stuff (rotting food) is
just a small part of our
waste. Every garbage bag
resources and energy that
we are throwing. away.
not only have
to research a
topic and write
about it - you have to pic the topic in the ﬁrst place. Here
are a few tips to keep in mind.
Picking a Topic
Start out by brainstorming. Let your brain ﬂow freely with ideas
and write them down. Even if an idea seems doubtful,write it
down anyway. You can be more picky later on.
Don't make the topic too big. For example: “American Presidents”
may be too big because it includes over 40 people; it would be better to narrow it down to just one.
Consider picking a subject you already like. If you’re already interested in something,like soccer or recycling or
Sherlock Holmes, you’ll enjoy writing about it and might well do a better job.
But don't rule out something unfamiliar or unusual. Writing on a subject you don't know anything about is a great
way to learn. And picking an unusual topic can add interest.
Encyclopedias are a good place to start.
They can give you a good overview of the
The electronic catalog of your
school library will probably be your
main source of ﬁnding material about
your subject. Keep in mind that
books are not as current as
magazines and newspapers, but they
can still give you information you can use.
Check your library’s indexes. for magazine or
newspaper articles. The Reader’s Guide to Periodic
Writing it Down
Literature can be a big help in ﬁnding articles; there’s even
an online version.
You can also use the internet as a research tool.
Don't be afraid to ask the librarian for help if you
As you read each source, write down the
facts and ideas that you may need. You
might try using 3 X 5 index cards.
Make sure the cards show the title and
author for each source and the page
numbers of where you found the particular
Hint: Use quotation marks when you think you may want
to use same words as the author
The next step is to organize your fact. See which cards
you still need and try to put them in order you want to use.
Develop a rough outline of your main ideas in the order in
which they will appear.
Now you’re ready for the ﬁrst draft. It can be a rough outline of your
main ideas down while they’re fresh. You can worry about the
exact wording, the spelling, and so forth later
on Your paper should contain three main
Why should I just search the
Internet? The library list may look just like
other information on the internet. But these
sources usually have been checked by
experts. This is not true of all the information
on the internet. It could come from almost
introduction, or ﬁrst paragraph,
anybody, and may not be trustworthy.
explains your topic and your point of
view on it. It should draw readers
When can I use the internet? The
into the paper and let them know
Internet is still a great way to look things up.
what to expect.
You can ﬁnd addresses or recipes, listen to
music, or ﬁnd things to do.You can look up
Body The body of the paper develops your
for information on hobbies or read a
ideas . Use speciﬁc facts, examples, and details to make your
magazine, book or newspaper online.
points clear and convince. Use separate paragraphs for each
If you search the Internet on your own,
new idea and use words and phrases that link one paragraph
make sure the web site is reliable. or a site
to the next so your ideas ﬂow smoothly.
produced by a well known organization or
publication is your best bet.
Conclusion Summarize your main points in the ﬁnal
paragraph, or conclusion.
Put your ﬁrst draft aside for few days, then go back and re-read
it. You’ll be able to make corrections more easily after seeing it
with fresh eyes. After you’re done making your revisions, read
the a paper (slowly!) to check for misspellings and mistakes in
grammar or punctuation.
It is important in a paper to show
what sources you used. This can be
done with footnotes that go on the
same page as the information itself
and say where you got each key
fact or quote.
Using Search Engine The best way to
ﬁnd websites is to use search engine. Here
are helpful ones:
Hint: You usually will not have a
reason to use the same wording as
your source. If you do, refer to your
source and se quotation marks.
FOR A BOOK: Author. Title. City Published: Publisher, Year.
Kwek,karen. Welcome to Chile. Milwaukee, Wisc:Gareth Stevens, 2004.
FOR A MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Author. “Article Title.” Magazine Title, Date of Issue, Pages.
Silver, Michael. “Superbowl XXXIX: Three-Ring Circus.” Sports Illustrated, February 14,2005, 36-46
If you have too
much to do,
make a list and
prioritize it. Try to
put both the
and the most
dreaded tasks at
the top of your
list. The most
And the most
sap your energy
until you get
them out of the
made your list,
try to block it
from your mind
and focus on the
If you’re a workaholic,
make a commitment
to stop working at a
certain time of the
day–even if you still
have work to do. You
may want to renew
your mind at the end
of the work day so
you can mentally let
If you struggle with
laziness, make a list
each day and renew
your mind whenever
you don’t feel like
doing the next thing
on the list.
Figure out what you
can and can’t do
We often have far too
much on our to-do list.
Sometimes it helps to
take a break and ask,
“Do I really have time for
this?” Then let go of the
things we don’t have
wish to see in the world!
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1 1/2 cups wheat bran
1 cup blueberries
1 cup nonfat milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened
1/2 cup all-purpose ﬂour
1/2 cup whole wheat ﬂour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
Low-Fat Blueberry Bran Muﬃns
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease mufﬁn cups or use paper mufﬁn liners. Mix
together wheat bran and milk, and let stand for 10 minutes.
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together all-purpose ﬂour, whole wheat ﬂour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir into bran mixture
until just blended. Fold in blueberries. Scoop into mufﬁn cups.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly tapped.
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