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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.
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Catamount Mail for students goes live this fall

Western’s new student e-mail service, Catamount Mail, will roll out this fall. All students will receive Catamount Mail accounts at the beginning of the fall semester. Existing WCU student e-mail accounts will be phased out by fall break and students may forward any messages that remain in these old accounts to the new Catamount Mail service.
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Bob Buckner to direct community band May 13

Bob Buckner (pictured), director of Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, will serve as guest conductor when Jackson County’s first community band presents a Mother’s Day concert on Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m.