Special edition of EMU Today TV features President James Smith discussing the return to campus for fall classes; extensive support of community efforts during COVID-19

YPSILANTI  --  In a special summer edition of EMU Today TV, President James Smith discusses the University’s plans for the fall semester and the return to in-person classes. He also discusses the “EMU Single Room Guarantee,” providing the option of single rooms in residence halls at a discounted rate for every student who requests one. In the second segment, Professor and Director of Academic Programs Decky Alexander describes the work of Engage@EMU, and its support of many initiatives in the community this spring and summer related to the impact of COVID-19. 

Entering its fourth season this fall, EMU Today TV features positive programs, events and initiatives at Eastern, and provides opportunities for viewers to learn more from University deans, faculty, students and administrators about activities at the University.

Mark S. Lee, host of CBS Radio’s Small Talk with Mark S. Lee, is the host of the special edition of EMU Today TV. 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.

In addition to viewing on the University's YouTube channel, the program airs on the following days/times through the month on Xfinity On Demand, beginning Thursday, June 25:

  • Thursdays @ 8:30 pm (Premier Day)
  • Saturdays @ 8:00 am
  • Sundays @ 10:30 am
  • Tuesdays @ 9:30 am
  • Wednesdays @ 4:00 pm

Xfinity customers can access the program by the following: Using their remote press Xfinity>On Demand>XFINITY Services>Get Local. 

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 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; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; 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

June 26, 2020

Written by:
Walter Kraft

Media Contact:
Geoff Larcom