Continuing Education Announces Spring Film and Discussion Series

The Penn State film series moves beyond the boundaries of Hollywood with five films from around the world. These artistic achievements cover the human condition in Africa, China, India, Saudi Arabia and France. Inspiration and the achievement of the human spirit are the focal point of these refreshing international films selected by the Penn State Wilkes-Barre International Campus Committee.

The Department of Continuing Education at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and co-sponsor The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the spring personal enrichment film & discussion series schedule. Penn State Wilkes-Barre is partnering with R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in Downtown Wilkes-Barre to host a film and discussion series exploring Stories of International Inspiration: The First Grader, The Intouchables, Not One Less, My Name is Khan, and Wadjda.

All film screenings will be held at R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in Downtown Wilkes-Barre on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. beginning March 19th and running through April 23rd. Pre-film lecture notes and stimulating post-film discussion will accompany each screening in the series.

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. Following completion of the program you will be provided with a certificate indicating the number of hours and CEU's awarded. If you choose to seek Act 48 credit for the program, you will need to take the certificate to 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.

Continuing Education is pleased to have Bill Bachman as the instructor for the spring movie series. Bill 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 is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education, serving more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states, and 80 countries worldwide.

For more information, please contact Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education at 570-675-9253 or [email protected]. You may also visit to register online or print out additional information.