The School of Foreign Languages
on Wednesday 20/4/2019 launched the “Who Am I” series initiative, which aims
at connecting the Faculty with members of the community, as well as introducing prospective students to their would-be professors. A friendly and joyful atmosphere prevailed
throughout the event.
Coordinator of the event, Assistant Dean for Community Service
and External Communication, Dr. Hala Abu Taleb, stated that this initiative
particularly targets prospective high school students, offering them the opportunity to see their potential professors as actual persons, far removed from the solemnity and strictness notriously associated with
the academic persona. This gesture, Dr. Abu Taleb adds, is hoped to engage and motivate students
who are on the threshold of university education.
This event, which is one among a series of events to be
duly arranged, was held under the patronage of Vice President for Centers and
Community Service Affairs/ President of Aqaba Branch, Professor Musa S. Lozi, who spoke intimately about his personal life,
education, hobbies and daily routine.
This was followed by the Dean,
Professor Turki Bani-Khaled’s light-hearted account, which included
curious details and anecdotes around his birth and childhood. Professor Bani-Khaled
ended his talk by reading selected poems from his soon-to-be published
Three other professors from the
School of Foreign Languages participated in this event – namely, Dr. Bagdagul
Mussa, who played a Kazakh traditional musical instrument, Dr. Moayyad Sharab,
who talked about his passion for football and cooking, and Dr. Duaa Salameh,
who concluded the event with a spiritual speech, stressing the
importance of practising gratitude in one’s life.