Sep 26 2018

September Business of the Month: Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill

by blogemu

Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill has been serving up great pizzas from their historic Depot Town spot since 1972. This classic eatery, which fuses 19th-century restaurant atmosphere, with 21st-century service and convenience is certainly a great place to hang out at while in Ypsi!




Aubree’s Pizzeria’s main dish is, of course, pizza. They offer many great flavors and styles.


Their Signature pizzas include the Tuscan Sun, which has spinach, feta cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes with their signature five-cheese blend; the Sicilian, which has olive oil, salami, Kalamata olives, tomatoes and their five-cheese blend all on their house-made dough; and my personal favorite, the Louisiana Cajun, which has Cajun sausage, roasted red peppers, sautéed onions and their five-cheese blend mixed in with chili sauce and green peppers on Cajun flavored crust.


Their Legendary Classic pizzas include their signature Big Kahuna pizza, which has chicken, ham, pineapple, bacon, and red onions with their in-house Frog Island BBQ sauce; the Supreme, which is topped with pepperoni, Spanish onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and Italian sausage with pizza sauce and their five-cheese blend; and their BBQ Chicken, which has their popular Frog Island BBQ sauce topped with chicken, bacon, red onion, and four-cheese blend.




Pizzas aren’t the only things on their menu. Their hand-crafted sandwiches include the Bourbon BBQ Chicken Sandwich, which has grilled chicken breast covered with their BBQ sauce and topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, and coleslaw.


Their Firehouse Burger has spicy capicola, jalapenos, mild pepper rings, provolone cheese, mayo, and sriracha chili sauce on a pretzel bun.


Aubree’s is located at 39 E. Cross Street, in the heart of historic Depot Town, an up-and-coming entertainment district located only a 10-minute walk from EMU’s main campus.


If you don’t have the time to visit their charming Victorian-era spot, then you can call and have your food delivered to your dorm or apartment.


Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill is a member of the Eagle Discount Program, providing a 20% discount to all students, staff, faculty, and alumni who show their Eastern ID.


With great food, historic charm, and a stellar location, we are proud to promote Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill as August’s Eagle Discount Program Business of the Month!


Gary Simmons is a senior from Muskegon, Michigan who is majoring in both Journalism/Media Studies and Urban Planning. When he isn’t out promoting EMU/Ypsilanti with the Go Social! Team, he is either writing articles for the Eastern Echo, working on TV programs with EMU’s student-ran ETV station, or is making people laugh with Laugh-a-Minute Enterprises. He is also a member of the Filipino-American student org Kapamilya Club.

Aug 10 2018

How To Survive Your First Year At College: Tips For Incoming Freshmen

by blogemu

Going away to college is scary, let’s face it. Moving away from home can be intimidating, being away from family can be scary, and starting college class can be daunting. But before you know it, you’ll be on your way to graduating with a degree from Eastern Michigan University. Until then, here are some tips and tricks for incoming freshmen.


Go to class. This is so important. You don’t want to miss out on any material covered during your lectures for when you’re tested on material later on. Sometimes professors offer extra credit for perfect attendance, too.


Set up a routine. Going to bed every night at the same time and waking up around the same time each day will help you have healthy habits, like getting enough sleep at night. Setting up a time each day to study and do homework will also ensure you get things done.


Back up everything. Whether it’s on a flash drive or on Google Drive, having everything backed up just in case is always a good idea. Not to mention, you never know when an old paper will come in handy for a portfolio or to reference for another assignment.


Get to know your professors. Having a relationship with your professors will help you in the long run, like getting a reference letter for a job or scholarship


Have at least one business casual outfit with you. You never know when you might need it for a class presentation or a job interview.


Use a planner or Google Calendar. This will help you stay organized when it comes to assignments, extracurricular, and anything going on outside of college, like appointments.


Use your resources. Go to the math lab or the writing center for help in your classes. Many intro level classes also have supplementary instructors to help students understand the material as well. Take advantage of them.


Do you have any tips for incoming students? Leave them in the comments down below!


This blog is brought to you by Housing and Residence Life at Eastern Michigan University.


Aug 10 2018

Blog Recap: 4th Annual Partner Summit

by blogemu

The 4th Annual Partner Summit, hosted by IMG, was held on August 8th in the Convocation Center on the main court floor. This year, 15% more corporate partners who are supporting EMU and the Athletic Department attended (32 in total) and had table displays with various giveaways.


The day started with an “Inside EMU Athletics with Vice President and Director of Athletics – Scott Wetherbee”. This portion of the day was exclusive for corporate partners to have the opportunity to learn about new initiatives happening this upcoming year in athletics, along with discussing ways to help grow the brands through the partnerships.


The “tabling and mingling” portion of the Partner Summit followed and this was open to all EMU coaches, administrators, faculty, and staff. In total, over 400 people attended (approximately double from last year) and were able to meet representatives from the corporate partners and form new relationships. They also learned about ways to work together while receiving EMU exclusive discounts and pricing to assist with budgets. A special “thank you” to Walter Kraft for sending out an invitation to all University staff to attend this year. The first 200 staff who attended received a complimentary ticket to the first EMU home football game on August 31st and an EMU backpack cooler.


The following EMU Athletic Official Partners were in attendance: Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites (Official Hotel); Little Caesars (Official Pizza); and Trinity Transportation (Official Transportation).

Attendees received complimentary food and beverage from Aubree’s (Depot Town); Bigalora; Cottage Inn; Jimmy John’s; Little Caesars; Marco’s Pizza; Noodles & Company; Qdoba; and United Dairy Industry of Michigan (Chocolate Milk).


A few partners had “enter to win” contests to win Marco’s Pizza for A Year; Keurig Machine (courtesy of The Hubbard Company); $25 gift certificates to Aubree’s; hotel room night at the Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites; hotel room night at the Holiday Inn on US-23 & Plymouth Road; and a $100 Starbucks Gift Card (courtesy of Eastern Michigan University Credit Union)

All EMU employees are encouraged to attend this fun and unique event next year. The date and time for the 5th annual Partner Summit will be shared in June 2019.  


For more information on EMU corporate partners and ways to connect with them, please reach out to: Heidi Wegmueller, General Manager of EMU IMG Sports Marketing, at


The complete list of corporate partners who attended are: Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites; Aubree’s; Bigalora; Boj; Cottage Inn; Cueter Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; Destination Ann Arbor; EMU Bookstore; EMU Credit Union; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; FGS Inc.; Genius Phone Repair; Golden Limo; Holiday Inn Ann Arbor (US-23 & Plymouth Road); Jimmy John’s; Key Bank; Kroger; Little Caesars; MAD Creative Concepts; Marco’s Pizza; Michigan Army National Guard/EMU ROTC; MSW Print; Noodles & Company; Qdoba Mexican Eats; Saint Joseph Mercy Health System; St. Andrew’s Products; Sherwin Williams; The Hubbard Company; Trinity Transportation; United Dairy Industry of Michigan; United Way of Washtenaw County; and Ypsi Alehouse.