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Una To Hold Convocation For Freshmen And New Transfer Students Sept. 15

Sep. 10, 2010

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama will hold its annual Fall Academic Convocation for freshmen and new transfer students at 11 a.m. Sept. 15 in Norton Auditorium. The event, jointly sponsored by UNA and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, will host UNA history professor Dr. Larry Nelson as keynote speaker.

Nelson, who has taught history at UNA since 1985, is known at UNA for urging his students to become independent thinkers, to make up their own minds and to not be pushed around by culture, the media, friends or even university professors. History, he said, is not a bunch of facts and dates but a great liberator, allowing its students to learn why things are the way they are. Nelson has been a frequent emcee at various fundraisers at UNA, from Step Sing to Big Man on Campus, UNA's Got Talent and Pan-Hellenic auctions. He is the recipient of teaching and faculty awards at three different institutions, including Alpha Lambda Delta's Outstanding Teacher of the Year at UNA. He has also received publishing and service awards, including the Bottimore Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for two published books.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/