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CCCCD Hosts Prestigious Scholar And Author Paul Loeb To Speak On Civic Pride



CCCCD Hosts Prestigious Scholar And Author Paul Loeb To Speak On Civic Pride

September 1, 2001 - Plano, TX - Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) will host Campus and Civic Pride Week, September 10 - 14. Promoting civic engagement will be noted author Paul Loeb, Wednesday, September 12. His latest book, "Soul Of A Citizen," explores the reasons why some people get actively involved in the world around them and why others are afraid to get involved.

He begins the day with a lecture to a Learning Communities at the Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade in Frisco at 8:45 a.m., in room F249. Loeb will then travel to the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 Spring Creek Parkway, to give a lecture titled "Soul of A Citizen, Living with Conviction In A Cynical Time," at 1:00 p.m. in the John Anthony Theatre. He will sign copies of his book from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Atrium. All of these lectures are free and open to the public.

Instructors are encouraged to use this book as a teaching tool. Free academic exams and study questions are available for use with the book. "Soul Of A Citizen" offers profound lessons that can apply to anyone, living anywhere. His objective with this book is to change the cynicism of our day. Having studied the psychology of social involvement for thirty years, Loeb describes how one person can make a difference and gain a sense of purpose through helping others.

"It is incumbent upon institutions of higher education to embrace the principle of education through engagement. We owe it to the students of Collin County Community College District to provide them not only with opportunities to acquire knowledge but also for opportunities to use this knowledge to influence the democratic process and to benefit our society. We chose to invite Paul Loeb to our college because he speaks to the ideals of social activism, citizen responsibility and hope," states Regina Hughes, coordinator of service learning.

For more information about Paul Loeb visit his web site at www.soulofacitizen.org. For more information about Campus and Civic Pride Week, call Louisa Kessel at 972.881.5787.