Continuing Education announces spring film and discussion series

LEHMAN, Pa. — The Department of Continuing Education at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and co-sponsor the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce announced the spring personal enrichment film and 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, "Penn State Wilkes-Barre is On The Move!" How many forms of transportation can you find in the five weeks of film? There are airplanes, cars, horses, motorcycles, trains and more. Join us for a very moving experience featuring "American Graffiti," "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade," "Murder on The Orient Express," "Seabiscuit," and "Silver Streak."

“Penn State Wilkes-Barre has been in the Wilkes-Barre community for over a hundred years. We have never stood still in providing for the educational needs of the people in the Wyoming Valley and beyond,” said Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Dale Jones. “Through the Spring Film Series, we continue our tradition of supporting, educating, and advancing the citizens of our region. At Penn State Wilkes-Barre, we are truly ‘On the Move!’” 

All film screenings will be held at R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in Downtown Wilkes-Barre at 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings beginning March 15 and running through April 12. Pre-film lecture notes and stimulating post-film discussion will accompany each screening in the series.

This film series is not only opened to the public, but to educators as well. The series is offered as a one-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. 

Bill Bachman will be the instructor for the spring 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, please contact Continuing Education at 570-675-9253, email at [email protected], or visit online at