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Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement 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 will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in Room 217 of the University Center. All university PLACE events are free and open to the public.

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.eduand visit the PLACE website at www.tamut.edu/PLACE.

—From Texas A&M University-Texarkana

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