Eastern Michigan University’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology; dynamic esports program are highlighted in the latest episode of EMU Today TV

Mark S. Lee interviews Dean Muhamad Qatu on EMU Today TV.

YPSILANTI --  The latest episode of EMU Today TV takes an inside look at the University’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology and the University’s expanding esports program.

GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology Dean Mohamad Qatu is featured in the first segment of the 30-minute program, which can be viewed on the University’s YouTube Channel and Comcast OnDemand.

The segment highlights the recent announcement of the addition of GameAbove to the college’s name, in recognition of the alumni group’s more than $20 million in donations to the University. Several of the gifts have been targeted to autonomous vehicle, aviation and cyber security programs in the engineering and technology college. Dean Qatu also discusses the $40 million renovation of the College’s home in Sill Hall, the University’s new engineering partnership with Beibu Gulf University in China, and the recent $1 million gift with automotive racing legend and business entrepreneur Jack E. Roush.

Eastern’s fast growing esports program is featured in the second segment of the program. The guest is Charles Spencer, assistant director of esports and programming for Eastern Michigan University. Spencer discusses the University’s partnership with international esports powerhouse Gen. G and how that affiliation is creating new opportunities for EMU students in esports careers. Spencer also announces a series of esports summer camps taking place on Eastern’s campus in Ypsilanti this summer.

Now in its fourth season, EMU Today TV highlights positive programs, events and initiatives at Eastern, and provides opportunities for viewers to learn more from University deans, faculty, students, administrators and alumni 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
  • 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 more than 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.

June 24, 2021

Written by:
Walter Kraft

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