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Author, Ethicist To Visit Collin This Month

September 9, 2005 – Collin County Community College District (Collin) will host Paul Loeb, author and associated scholar at Seattle's Center for Ethical Leadership, as the college’s Scholar in Residence. Loeb will present a free public lecture at 1 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Spring Creek Campus (room AA135), 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The lecture will feature research from his recent book, "The Impossible Will Take a Little While," a collection of inspiring essays on the subject of freedom and civic responsibility.

Loeb has spent nearly 30 years researching and writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment--asking what makes some people choose lives of social commitment while others do not. He has authored and edited several widely praised books, including “Soul of a Citizen,” “Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy and Action on the American Campus,” “Nuclear Culture” and “Hope in Hard Times.”

Collin students have the opportunity to meet and to be taught by renowned academicians who serve as the Honors Institute's Scholar-in-Residence each year. These great teachers, researchers and writers exemplify ideals of academic excellence and service.

Loeb’s visit is co-sponsored by the Center for Scholarly & Civic Engagement, the Honors Institute and Student Life.

For more information, contact Regina Hughes at 972.548.6739, rhughes@collin.edu; or Scott Yarbrough at 972.881.5120, syarbrough@collin.edu.