TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will host novelist Dr. 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.”
As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University-Texarkana is a comprehensive regional university that provides students with academically challenging, engaging and rewarding educational experiences through quality teaching, scholarship, student support services, co-curricular programming, research and service.