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Western moves ahead with infrastructure upgrades

Western Carolina University is taking its next step in enhancing existing university network security with the implementation of a firewall. A device that allows the network to be filtered and controlled by the system administrator, the firewall will protect faculty, staff and students' personal information from intrusion and bring greater security and services to the university.
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Railsback completes 110-mile bike ride for scholarships

A Western Carolina University faculty member endured intermittent rain and fog, several close encounters with recreational vehicles and one particularly nasty pothole to complete a 110-mile bicycle ride that will help provide scholarship money for students in the university's Honors College.
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Nominations sought for Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Students and faculty are invited to nominate Western faculty for the 2004-05 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award Nov. 1-12. Nominees must hold faculty status at the rank of instructor or above and be in at least her/his third year of teaching at Western. Faculty who have received the award during the past five years are ineligible (Gibbs Knotts, Mimi Fenton, Terry Nienhuis, Kathy Ivey, and Marsha Lee Baker).