The Department of Continuing Education at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and co-sponsor The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce proudly announce the fall personal enrichment film & discussion series schedule. Penn State Wilkes-Barre is once again partnering with R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in Downtown Wilkes-Barre to host a film and discussion series exploring Remembering Robin Williams: 1951 - 2014 through Patch Adams (1998), Jakob The Liar (1999), Dead Poet's Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), and Hook (1991). The series is a dedication to Robin William's memory with five of his most highly valued works as an actor and will include Pre-film and Post-film discussions, with mental health professionals as guest speakers regarding depression, suicide prevention, and other mental health conditions.
All film screening will be held at R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in Downtown Wilkes-Barre on Thursday evenings at 7pm beginning September 18th and running through October 23rd with no class on October 9th. Pre-film lecture notes and stimulating post-film discussion will accompany each screening in the series.
This film series is open to high school and college students, the general public, and educators. 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 CEUs 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 fall 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.