Eastern Michigan University showcases commitment to addressing student food insecurity and supporting careers in digital marketing on latest episode of EMU Today TV

Mark S. Lee interviews Roya Herrle and Julie Harkema virtually on EMU Today TV

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University is excited to announce the release of the latest episode of EMU Today TV, highlighting the university's dedication to addressing food insecurity among students and supporting cutting-edge careers in the world of digital marketing.

In this episode, viewers will be treated to an insightful segment on Swoop's Food Pantry, shedding light on EMU's ongoing efforts to address food insecurity – an issue on college campuses across the country and at Eastern Michigan. Guests Julie Harkema, lecturer and admissions coordinator in the School of Social Work and faculty advisor to Swoop’s Food Pantry, along with Roya Herrle, graduate assistant to Swoop’s Food Pantry and master’s in social work student, explain how the Pantry serves as a beacon of support to students to help minimize the lack of access to essential nutrition.

Additionally, the episode features an engaging segment on the Digital Summer Clinic, showcasing EMU's commitment to fostering innovation and providing students with hands-on experience in the digital realm. Guest Bud Gibson, professor and director of EMU’s Center for Digital Engagement, shares how the Digital Summer Clinic facilitates nearly 50 paid internships for students, reflecting EMU's dynamic approach to education and efforts to prepare students for careers in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

Now in its seventh season, EMU Today TV, produced by the University’s Division of Communications, highlights programs, events and initiatives at Eastern Michigan University.

Mark S. Lee is the host of EMU Today TV. Lee is an Eastern Michigan University alumnus and part-time lecturer of marketing at Eastern. He is the host of the podcast, "In the Conference Room", and is featured in a weekly business segment, "Strictly Business", on CBS News Detroit. Lee also is a frequent contributor to various Detroit-area media outlets on business topics. 

This episode and previous editions can be viewed on the University's YouTube channel.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 13,000 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. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

March 08, 2024

Written by:
Darcy Gifford

Media Contact:
Melissa Thrasher