Latest EMU Today TV episode focuses on virtual reality technology in the classroom and recent renovations to the Rec/IM center

Mark S. Lee interviews Jeff Norris virtually for EMU Today TV
Aquatics Facility Coordinator Jeff Norris, right, speaks about the recent student-driven renovations done to EMU’s Rec/IM center in an interview with Mark S. Lee on EMU Today TV.

YPSILANTI -- Virtual reality technology has been rising in popularity and availability over the past few years, and now it’s being implemented into classrooms. With the pandemic keeping us all in our homes more often, virtual reality has been used to transport students and teachers alike into a virtual classroom space. In the latest episode of EMU Today TV, host Mark S. Lee speaks to Michael McVey, professor of Teacher Education, about this cutting-edge technology that’s modernizing the classroom experience.

In the second segment of the episode, Aquatics Facility Coordinator Jeff Norris speaks about the recent student-driven renovations done to EMU’s Rec/IM center. Several improvements have been made to the facilities from updating the air conditioning systems to adding more equipment to opening new meeting spaces for visitors to enjoy.

Now in its fifth 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.

November 04, 2021

Written by:
Sarah Bigelow

Melissa Thrasher