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Community Semester concludes with screening of "Hometown"

April 15, 2013

Celebrate the end of Indiana State University's Community Semester Series with guest Tom Roznowski at 7:30 p.m. April 23 in University Hall Theater.

Well known to local music and storytelling aficionados, Roznowski will host a screening and discussion of his documentary, "Hometown: A Journey through Terre Haute," for which he received a local Emmy nomination in 2005. The screening will be followed by a discussion by Roznowski and the documentary director, Susanne Schwibs. The presentation is being co-sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and WFIU.

Roznowski is a writer and performer whose unique work in music and media reflects his fascination with the art of everyday life. A lifelong observer of the American experience, he created the "Hometown" series, which encompasses more than 450 episodes airing on WFIU. His writing and appearances in three public television specials have resulted in three Emmy nominations and a 2012 Golden Eagle Award from the Council on International Nontheatrical Events. Roznowski's albums of original music have garnered five star reviews in Maverick Magazine and extensive radio play in both the United States and Europe.

During the evening, one lucky Indiana State student with the most consistent attendance at Community Semester events will win a $100 Barnes & Noble gift certificate. John Murray, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will offer concluding remarks, including an announcement of next year's theme. Photography works of students in Fran Lattanzio's ARTS 235 will also be displayed. Each student selected one building downtown to photograph, capturing the identity of the building.

The evening will conclude with a public reception in the University Hall Atrium. Admission to the event is free. For more information about ISU's College of Arts and Sciences Community Semester as well as a list of events and their descriptions, go to .

Contact: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications and Marketing, 812-237-3783 or

 Writer: Ebonie Lamb, Communications and Marketing Intern, Indiana State University,