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THE BULLETIN

A summary of news about departures, new appointments and familiar faces in new places.

HEALTH SCIENCES, ATHLETIC TRAINING DEGREES APPROVED

Western Carolina University will offer a bachelor’s degree in integrated health sciences and a master’s degree in athletic training after approval of the two new academic programs in November by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

PHYSICAL THERAPY GRADS SCORE 100 PERCENT PASS RATE

The most recent graduates from Western Carolina University’s doctoral program in physical therapy have recorded a “four-peat” of sorts by being the fourth straight physical therapy class from WCU to have a 100 percent pass rate on their national licensing exam.

UNC SYSTEM UNVEILS NEW BRANDING INITIATIVE

With the new year, the University of North Carolina System has adopted a new logo and communication strategy designed to better represent the breadth and depth of the power of the 17 state-supported institutions that are unified under the UNC System banner.

RAMSEY EXTERIOR TO UNDERGO RENOVATION

The Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center at Western Carolina University will have a bold new look after the completion of an exterior renovation project endorsed in December by the WCU Board of Trustees.