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University Of North Alabama To Host Second Lawrence J. Nelson Lecture To Honor Late Professor

Oct. 11, 2016

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

Bryan Rachal, University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama Department of History will host the second Lawrence J. Nelson Lecture. The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., in the Performance Center in the Guillot Student Center on campus.

This year's lecturer will feature Lorri Glover, the John Francis Bannon, S.J., Professor of History at St. Louis University. Her talk is titled "The Constitution on the Brink: How Virginia Saved the United States."

Glover is also an alumna of the University of North Alabama and a former student of Dr. Nelson. A native of Lexington, Alabama, Glover's many books include The Fate of the Revolution: Virginians Debate the Constitution (2016); Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries(2014); The Shipwreck that Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America,(2008); Southern Sons: Becoming Men in the New Nation(2007), and All Our Relations: Blood Ties and Emotional Bonds Among the Early South Carolina Gentry(2000).

The Lawrence J. Nelson Lecture Series was established to honor the late Dr. Lawrence J. Nelson and his profound influence as a professor at UNA for 30 years.

"He had an enormous effect on many people, including myself," said history professor Dr. Matthew Schoenbachler. "When I came to UNA in the mid-80s, I was a music major. But I wandered into Dr. Nelson's class and was fascinated. I became a history major because of that, and I guess you could say the rest is history," he said.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information: the UNA Department of History at 256-765-4306 or history@una.edu


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA also operates a renowned collegiate athletic program in NCAA Division II's Gulf South 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.