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Dean completes pledge ride to Mount Mitchell

The dean of Western Carolina University’s Honors College hopped back aboard his mountain bike on Saturday, Oct. 27, and completed the final 24 miles of his 110-mile pledge bicycle ride to benefit the college’s student scholarship fund.
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Homecoming queen and king crowned at WCU

Western Carolina University crowned Ramona Dowdell, a senior from Mebane, the queen and Joshua David Thompson, a senior from Lincolnton, the king of the 2007 Homecoming Court during halftime activities at Western’s football game against The Citadel on Saturday, Oct. 20.
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WCU invites community to Homecoming celebration

Western Carolina University’s 2007 Homecoming theme is “Heritage: A Catamount Never Forgets,” and the planning committee has lined up new and traditional events from community service to fireworks to create a celebration worth remembering.
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WCU to hold blood drive Oct. 8-10

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on the Western Carolina University campus Monday, Oct. 8, through Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the A.K. Hinds University Center multipurpose room.
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Campaign: Staff Forum at WCU awards first scholarship

Four years after Western Carolina University Staff Forum members set out to create an annual scholarship for the children of staff members, the $10,000 fundraising goal has been reached and the first $500 scholarship awarded to Jer-Mayne White, a sophomore forensic anthropology major from Asheville and the daughter of Angela Smith, technology support analyst at WCU.
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Student enrollment tops 9,000 to set new record

The 2007 fall semester registration rolls are closed and the numbers are in – overall student enrollment at Western Carolina University has topped 9,000 for the first time in the institution’s history, with significant growth in the number of community college transfers and graduate students.
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Shuttle bus to serve off-campus housing

Beginning Monday, Aug. 20, Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff who live in off-campus housing can take a Jackson County Transit bus to Western. The shuttle service will operate with one bus making the circuit every half hour throughout the day Monday through Friday starting at 7 a.m., with the last run to the campus beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m.