New episode of EMU Today TV features the priorities of EMU's student leadership and a look at the new and expanding EMU Sales Institute in the College of Business

 YPSILANTI  --  The second episode of Eastern Michigan University's new EMU Today TV program includes interviews with Student Body President Miles Payne and a segment with Professor Lewis Hershey, head of the department of marketing and professor of marketing in the University’s College of Business.

Payne's discussion focuses on Student Government priorities for the year and the segment with Professor Hershey focuses on the new EMU Sales Institutute for business students.   

The progam can be viewed in the Detroit region on Comcast/Xfinity, CN900, during the following times (EST):

Tue. 9:30 a.m.
Thu. 8:30 p.m.
Sat.  8:00 a.m.
Sun 10:30 a.m.

EMU Today TV also is available on Xfinity Video On Demand (VOD) and on Eastern Michigan University’s YouTube channel.

Last month's premier segment featured Eastern Michigan University President James Smith and Bud Gibson, director of the EMU Center for Digital Engagement.

Co-hosts for the program are Sarah Poteracki, a junior double majoring in Electronic Media and Film Studies, and Entertainment Design and Technology; and, Mark S. Lee, host of CBS Radio’s Small Talk with Mark S. Lee. Lee is an Eastern Michigan University alumnus, and part time lecturer of Marketing at Eastern. He is an entrepreneur, Crain's Detroit blogger and frequent contributor to various Detroit-area media outlets on business topics.

Dereka Bennett, a senior majoring in Media Studies and Journalism, is a field reporter to provide coverage of events occurring on campus.

The program is directed by Keith Damron, associate professor of Electronic Media and Film Studies. During his career, Damon has worked as a production engineer and writer for E Entertainment Television, Universal Studios and Warner Brothers Animation. He has worked at Eastern since 2002.

Steve Martin, radio and TV engineer in the School of Communications, Media & Theatre Arts is chief engineer and responsible for set design.

Professor Hershey and Walter Kraft, University vice president for communications, are co-producers along with Lee, who originated the program concept.

New episodes of EMU Today will be produced monthly through March 2018 and available on Xfinity On Demand. Xfinity customers can access the program by the following: Using their remote press Xfinity>On Demand>XFINITY Services>Get Local. For non-Xfinity customers, all episodes also will be available on the Eastern Michigan University YouTube channel.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 22,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.


November 27, 2017

Written by:
Walter Kraft

Geoff Larcom