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UNCW STATEMENT REGARDING INACCURATE REPORTING ON PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH AND MUSIC PROGRAMS
The vote to discontinue several academic programs in North Carolina, as voted on by the Board of Governors and announced by UNC's General Administration, coupled with inaccurate media reports of the vote's impact on UNCW, has created a great deal of worry among current and prospective students and their parents.

The university has received dozens of inquiries this week expressing anxiety about two of our programs. To clarify the misreporting that is causing these concerns: The Physical Education and Health degree program has not been discontinued and continues to play a critical role in preparing our students for this important field. This was a clerical change, not a functional one. Upon GA's last cycle of reviews of low-productivity programs, it came to our attention that they were still monitoring an old program code along with a new code. This made it appear that we had a PEH degree program with no enrollment, when in fact there were many students who were being counted under the newer code. To fix this problem, we submitted paperwork to formally discontinue use of the old code - which made it look like a program was being cut. In actuality, it was just a resolution of a coding issue. There is absolutely no change to the existing PEH degree program, which remains in high demand and will continue to be one of the best in the system.

In addition, the Bachelor of Music in Performance is being phased out gradually as a distinct degree program, but classes will still be made available to students through the Department of Music as part of UNCW's recently revised Bachelor of Arts in Music.

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Diamond Hawks Head To Baton Rouge as Number Two Seed
Colonial Athletic Association champion UNCW will head to Baton Rouge, La., as the #2 seed in a NCAA Baseball Regional that includes host and nationally-seeded LSU, Tulane and Patriot League champion Lehigh. The regional begins on May 29 at Alex Box Stadium. UNCW will play Tulane at 8 p.m. EST. The game will be streamed online by ESPN3.

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UNCW Hosts 2015 Instructional Innovation Incubator, May 31-June 7
The UNCW Center for Teaching Excellence is hosting the Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3@UNC), a weeklong fellowship from May 31 to June 7. i3@UNC provides an inspiring, highly engaged environment for developing new technologically enhanced courses that expand educational opportunities for North Carolinians.

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