Citizen empowerment expert to speak on campus Oct. 24

Paul Loeb, a writer who has spent more than 30 years researching citizen responsibility and empowerment, will deliver a lecture at Western Carolina University on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Paul Loeb

Paul Loeb

The event, which will be held at 6 p.m. in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center, is free and open to the public.

Loeb is the author of “Soul of a Citizen” and “The Impossible Will Take a Little While,” and co-author of the essay “My Vote Doesn’t Matter.”

In 2008, he created and coordinated the Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to encourage college and university students to vote and participate in the election. Loeb is running the project again for 2012.

His talk at WCU is part of activities held in connection with the university’s yearlong interdisciplinary learning theme “Citizenship and Civility.”

For more information, contact Lane Perry, director of service learning, at or 828-227-2643.