Famed Author to Encourage Student Engagement in Civic Life

Paul Loeb will speak at The College of Wooster Sept. 30

September 16, 2013 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and a host of other influential books, will visit The College of Wooster later this month to lead workshops for student leaders as well as faculty, staff, and administrators, and deliver a lecture on Monday, Sept. 30. His presentation, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8 p.m. in McGaw Chapel (340 E. University St.) and will be followed by a book signing in the lobby of Freedlander Theatre (329 E. University St.).

Highly regarded for his research about citizen responsibility and empowerment, Loeb has been invited to speak at colleges and universities around the country. He has also been the marquee speaker at numerous conferences, including those sponsored by the National Education Association, the American Society on Aging, and the American Association of Colleges and Universities. He has also been invited to speak at TedX conferences around the world.

Loeb is the founder of the Campus Election Engagement Project, a non-partisan effort established in 2008 to help colleges and universities engage their students with the election. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Education invited him as a participant in its roundtable to promote civic engagement in higher education.

Born in California in l952, Loeb attended Stanford University and New York's New School for Social Research, and worked in both places to help bring an end to the Vietnam War. Loeb has written for a range of publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Psychology Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, Redbook, Parents Magazine, and scores of others.

Additional information about Loeb’s lecture is available by phone (330-263-2411) or e-mail.