Scholar Paul Loeb will kick off California State University, Fresno’s 2000-2001 University Lecture Series on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union.

He leads a slate of six speakers lined up for the year — two this semester and four next spring — including Latina Magazine founder Christy Haubegger on Nov. 30, Ben and Jerry on Feb. 13, Judy Chicago on March 1 and Sherman Alexie on March 27.

Loeb will discuss “Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time” followed by faculty/staff workshop on this topic.

Christie Haubegger’s Nov. 30 talk at 8:00 p.m. will be on “Women and Entrepreneurship.” She is the founder of Latina Magazine, the first bilingual magazine targeting Hispanic women.

In 2001, the founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield will open the spring semester series on Feb. 13 with “An Evening of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility and Radical Business Philosophy.”

On March 1, feminist artist and educator, Judy Chicago’s talk will be “Made in California: Feminist Art Education” at 8 p.m. as part of the Fresno State Feminist Art Program 30th Anniversary Symposium.

Alexie Sherman, author/poet/screenwriter, will discuss “Killing Indians: Myths, Lies, Exaggerations” at his March 27 lecture.

The lectures are held in the Satellite Student Union and are open to the public. Ticket prices are $7 in advance and $10 at the door for community. Faculty, staff and Alumni Association member tickets are $5 advance and $8 door. Student tickets are $2.

For more information, call 278-2078.


For seven years, at more than 100 campuses in thirty states, author and lecturer Paul Loeb talked with students about their beliefs and choices. The result was Generation at the Crossroads.

Loeb then looked at how citizens in general can learn to get involved in their communities and keep on being involved through the course of a lifetime, resulting in his acclaimed new book, Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time.

In his books and his numerous lectures, Loeb gets beyond prevailing media stereotypes to understand the struggle of this new generation to find its place in a confusing world. Hearing a range of voices from “I’m not that kind of person” to “I had to take a stand,” Loeb examines people’s concepts of social, political, and environmental responsibility, what matters in their lives, and how they view themselves in relation to a larger human community.

Loeb challenges the images of a generation universally perceived as apathetic and greedy, and asks how students and citizens in general can gain the moral, political, and intellectual tools to take responsibility for the future.

Loeb has spent nearly thirty years researching and writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment. His work has received coverage and critical acclaim from numerous journals and newspapers.

Loeb has conducted over 800 TV and radio interviews, including numerous nationwide appearances on outlets like CNN, PBS TV, National Public Radio, C-Span, the ABC, NBC, and CBS radio networks, and the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. He has lectured at over 200 colleges and universities, including Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Chicago, Columbia, Dartmouth and Brown.

Professors, students, and administrators who have heard Loeb’s presentations, say he offers powerful insights about the choices of the students you teach.