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October 10, 2011

Bringing history to life

On a Friday morning, students in Dr. Ruth Truss’s history class at the University of Montevallo class got into a heated debate.

The topic was secession and whether the Kentucky legislature should hold a convention to discuss seceding from the union.

The students were participating in a Reacting to the Past historical simulation. While they were dressed for the 21st century – skinny jeans, T-shirts and rumpled hair – they acted like members of the Kentucky Legislature in the 1800s just before the American Civil War.

Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

More Montevallo StoriesJanuary 15, 2019

UM Softball named finalist for NCAA Award of Excellence

Twenty schools have been named finalists for the 2019 Division II Award of Excellence, an accolade recognizing campus and community engagement initiatives over the past year. Coach Lindsay Vanover and the Falcons softball team were selected for their second annual Halloween Spooktacular event held in conjunction with the City of Montevallo’s Hometown Halloween. Softball student-athletes […]

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More Montevallo StoriesJanuary 11, 2019

Connected for Life

Jeff & Tracey Adams Share a Love for Each Other and for Montevallo Technically, Jeff Adams ’85 and Tracey Morant-Adams ’88 were connected as sweethearts before they even knew each other. As a freshman, Tracey pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha. That year, Jeff, a UM senior athlete, was selected as the sorority’s Sweetheart. Later that same […]

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More Montevallo StoriesNovember 7, 2018

Education professor earns national recognition

Jennifer Alexiou-Ray, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Montevallo, was recently awarded the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making It Happen Award at the annual Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology (ALET) conference. Alexiou-Ray now joins the ranks of the only 600 educators from across the world to have received this award since its inception in 1995.    The ISTE Making It Happen Award honors […]

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