Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education to offer fall film and discussion series

LEHMAN, Pa. — Penn State Wilkes-Barre is partnering with R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in downtown Wilkes-Barre to host a film and discussion series, It’s Time To Laugh! Open to students and members of the general public, the film series will feature "Animal House," "The Naked Gun: From The Files of the Police Squad," "Young Frankenstein," "Fargo," and "Blazing Saddles."

All film screenings will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Oct. 13 and running through Nov. 10 at R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Pre-film lecture notes and stimulating post-film discussion will accompany each screening in the series.

This film series is not only open to the public, but to educators as well. The film series is offered as a 1-credit course (approved for 30 Act 48 hours) and a noncredit course. The university is not offering Act 48 hours for the noncredit course; however, the program may be eligible for Act 48 hours pending the approval of your school district or intermediate unit. The process for each school district or intermediate unit may vary, so you may want to check with your district or unit prior to registering for the program.

The Department of Continuing Education at Penn State Wilkes-Barre is pleased to have Bill Bachman as the instructor for the fall movie series. Bachman has taught a variety of communications course offerings on the Wilkes-Barre campus since 1986. He currently teaches basic public speaking, public speech writing, mass media and society, propaganda and persuasion, and media affects.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education brings all the resources of a world-class, Big Ten, research-oriented university right into the northeast corner of Pennsylvania. We strive to be the partner of choice by providing superior customer service, recognizing that our growth depends upon establishing and maintaining satisfied relationships. We serve individuals, companies, and organizations in Luzerne, Wyoming, Bradford, and Sullivan counties offering quality programming to support the workforce development needs of companies and the professional and personal development needs of individuals.

For more information or to register, contact the Department of Continuing Education at 570-675-9253, email wbce@outreach.psu.edu, or visit http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/ce.