A&M-Texarkana and PLACE to Host Lecture by Novelist Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will host novelist D. Elizabeth Cobbs for a lecture titled “Fighting on Two Fronts: World War One, The Vote, & America’s First Women Soldiers.” The event is scheduled for Friday, May 3rd from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in University Center room 217. All university PLACE events are free and open to the public.

Elizabeth Cobbs is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers. Her prior book was the bestselling Hamilton Affair: A Novel, and she has a forthcoming novel on the Civil War military service of Harriet Tubman titled The Tubman Command. She is a former juror for The Pulitzer Prize, holds the Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M University, and is a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.

PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprised of A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “Gender Issues.”

For more information, contact Dr. Angie Sikorski, PLACE chair, at asikorski@tamut.edu and visit the PLACE website at www.tamut.edu/PLACE.

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