Fourth season of EMU Today TV continues with a campus update amid the pandemic, plus interviews on MLK Celebration plans

Segment includes interview with University President James Smith recapping the fall semester, looking ahead to winter, and discussing other campus news; plus a sneak peek into 2021 MLK celebration with MLK Celebration Planning Committee co-chairs

Mark S. Lee interviews President Smith remotely for EMUToday TV

YPSILANTI —Eastern Michigan University's EMU Today TV show is continuing on Xfinity On Demand and on the University’s YouTube channel with its second episode of the fourth season.

The episode features a look back at the University’s fall semester, as well as a look ahead to the winter semester from University President James Smith. Additional guests include Doris Fields, EMU Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Steven Bryant, EMU Director of Diversity and Community Involvement.

In addition to recapping the fall semester and discussing the upcoming winter semester, President Smith also provides an update on the renaming of the Quirk Building in honor of the late Judy Sturgis Hill, distinguished emeritus faculty member and former EMU student. He also discusses the Futures for Frontliners scholarship partnership with Henry Ford College.  

Doris Fields and Steven Bryant, co-chairs of the EMU MLK Celebration Planning Committee, also join the show to discuss plans for the virtual 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration planned for January 15-18, 2021.

In its fourth season, 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:

  • 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 16,000 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.

December 17, 2020

Written by:
Morgan Mark

Geoff Larcom