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.
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.
A comprehensive institutional improvement plan developed for Western Carolina University’s reaccreditation process and a new tenure policy rewarding faculty members for sharing scholarly expertise with the region will help shape the future of Western North Carolina while guiding the direction of the university.
Freshman move-in day at Western Carolina University this year will have a different twist, with the newest Catamounts scheduled to move into their residence hall rooms on Friday, Aug. 17, instead of the typical Saturday of years past.
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.
The maps and signs for Catamount Links, Western Carolina University's new nine-hole disc golf course, weren't even up when Dante Hill spotted its metal baskets and grabbed his discs for a quick round last week.
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.