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Fall 2004 Lecture Series Continues Sept. 16 With Brian O’Halloran

By Juli Reppert Student Writer/Photographer

Movies, filmmaking, dating and ghosts are among the remaining topics for the Fall 2004 Lecture Series at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The lectures are sponsored by the Office of Student Activities at Penn College. With one exception, they will be offered at Penn’s Inn, located on the second floor of the Bush Campus Center, at 8 p.m. The Sept. 16 “Kevin Smith Movie Marathon” with Brian O’Halloran will be presented in the Klump Academic Center auditorium at 9 p.m. All of the lectures are free and open to the public.

Brian O'HalloranSept. 16 brings “Clerks” star O’Halloran to Penn College for a showing of “Clerks” and “Mallrats.” Directed by Smith, “Clerks” is the first film in what is known as his “New Jersey Trilogy.” O’Halloran has appeared in a number of Smith’s films, including the second and third installments of the trilogy, “Mallrats” and “Chasing Amy,” as well as “Dogma” and “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.” During the lecture, O’Halloran will discuss what it was like making “Clerks” and will provide commentary during the showing of the movie. He also will be available to sign autographs and answer questions about filmmaking.

On Sept. 28, Jud Laipply will present “Creative Dating.” Laipply graduated from Bowling Green State University with a master’s degree in Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies. His presentations are down-to-earth, highly motivational and guaranteed to make you laugh. He will explain what all men and women want and provide insight on how to make the dating experience more fun and exciting.

Laipply also will touch on topics such as, “How you can tell if someone is truly interested in you?” and “Why pickup lines fail.” This is a great chance to find out more about dating and get some new and different date ideas.

Peter JordanOn Oct. 26, Peter Jordan, parapsychologist of “Amityville Horror” fame, presents “Ghost Hunting with Peter Jordan.” Jordan, who has been featured on ABC’s “20/20” and Lifetime TV’s “Unsolved Mysteries,” will tell his stories of real-life encounters with the “unknown,” incorporating an array of shocking photos and videos in his presentation.

Jordan has done field investigation and research for the Psychical Research Foundation at Duke University and the Mutual UFO Network, and he is a member of the American Society of Psychical Research in New York. Prepare yourself to be escorted over the threshold of ordinary reality into the twilight zone as he walks you through his own personal “X-Files.”

For more information about the Fall 2004 Lecture Series at Penn College, call (570) 327-4763 or visit Student Activities on the Web.

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