Jun 07 2018

Eagle Discount Program Business of the Month – June: Got Burger!

by blogemu

Serving up some of Ypsilanti’s best burgers, this family owned and operated eatery may only be 3 years old, but they’ll be around for the long haul.


Got Burger offers a variety of dining options including an tasty chicken shawarma, chicken wings, an assortment of vegetarian options, and of course, burgers.



They offer 7 different burgers ranging from their own Got Burger to Bacon, Egg, and Cheese to the spicy Firehouse Burger.


All of their burgers can be made vegetarian by substituting the beef patty with a veggie patty or falafel. Or build your own!



Be a fungi and get the Portobello Bliss, or try why of their chicken sandwiches; Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch, Chicken Breast Sandwich, or my favorite, the Chicken Shawarma, made with sauteed onions, mushrooms, and jalapenos, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, and made in house hummus.



Home fries, cheese fries, chili fries, chili cheese fries, seasoned fries, and sweet potato fries, there’s no shortage of fry options.


Not feeling fries? Try their yummy onion rings or melty mozzarella sticks



Yummy wings fried wings tossed in your choice of flavor: Mild, Hot, Fire, Sweet BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Cajun, Garlic Parmesan, and Jamaican Jerk.


Hot Dogs:

They’ve got the Plain Jane for the more traditional folks, Chili Dog for the more adventurous, Chili Cheese for the extra adventurous, and he All-American Dog for the patriotic folks.


Got Burger is dedicated to providing their customers with delicious food made from quality ingredients. You can cool off on a hot summer day with one of five of their tasty fruit smoothies.


Located at 301 West Cross Street, Got Burger is only a 10 minute walk from campus. Enjoying the comfort of your apartment or residence hall? Then take advantage of Got Burger’s delivery service by ordering online or by phone.


Got Burger is a member of the Eagle Discount Program, providing a 10% discount to all students, staff, faculty, and alumni who show their Eastern ID.


With great food and friendly service, we are proud to promote Got Burger as June’s Eagle Discount Program Business of The Month!


Josh Young is a third year Marketing Major with concentrations in IMC and Sales and a Communication Minor. He is a member of the American Marketing Association, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and the Honors College.

May 29 2018

Things To Do In Ypsilanti

by blogemu

It’s summer and school is done for the year. What better way to celebrate the summer months than to experience all that Ypsilanti has to offer?


The best way to get a feel for the businesses and events in the Ypsilanti area is to go to any of the businesses in downtown or Depot Town during First Fridays.


First Fridays Ypsilanti takes place on the first Friday of every month and features free food, music, art, and other activities as a way to introduce newcomers to our unique city.  


Every Tuesday, between 3 to 7 Growing Hope hosts an outdoor Farmer’s Market at 16 S. Washington Street in downtown Ypsi. The downtown Farmer’s Market is a great place to get fresh fruits and vegetables during the warm summer months. The Farmer’s Market summer season lasts from May to October.


One of the most popular events in Ypsilanti is ElvisFest, which happens every July in Riverside Park, near Depot Town. ElvisFest is a celebration of the life and work of rock n’ roll star Elvis Presley, and is also a tribute to the great music, fashion, and culture of the 1950’s.


ElvisFest features Elvis impersonators performing some of the King of Rock’s most iconic hits, a classic car show displaying some of the most fashionable automobiles of the era, and also has great food and drinks. This year’s ElvisFest will take place July 6 and 7.


One of my personal favorite places to be at in Ypsi is Go! Ice Cream, located at 10 N. Washington Street in downtown Ypsilanti.


Go! Ice Cream is a locally owned ice cream shop that has unique handcrafted ice creams with flavors like Local Honey, Peanut Butter Sorbet, and my personal favorite, the Brûléed Banana Split. Yum! Go! Ice Cream is open Wednesday-Sunday from noon to 9 pm.


If you aren’t interested in parties, and simply want a quieter, reserved experience, then Ypsilanti still has you covered. The Michigan Firehouse Museum, located at 110. W. Cross Street, has a great collection of historic firefighting equipment.


Located inside the original 1898-built Ypsilanti Firehouse, it will give visitors an insight into the history of firefighting, and a look at firefighting in Ypsilanti. The Michigan Firehouse Museum is open Thursday-Sunday from 12-4.


Not too far from this museum, at 220 Huron St is the Ypsilanti Historical Museum, located in a historic house built in 1860. The museum has exhibits on Ypsi’s history and shows what life was like in the 19th century. The Ypsilanti Historical Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 2 to 5.  

Ypsilanti’s biggest festival would have to be YpsiFest, which will take place August 24-26 this year.


This year’s festival will have music performances, the “Ring of Steel” aerialist/acrobatic troupe, food trucks, an Arts and Crafts competition where visitors can buy unique goods, museum tours, and a row of markets lined up on Cross Street.


YpsiFest is quite possibly the best way to celebrate everything great about our town. This year, it will take place in various areas around Depot Town, Frog Island Park, Riverside Park, and Cross Street.


Ypsilanti is always buzzing with activity, and there is definitely fun to be had during the summer months when school is out. If you are ever in Ypsi during the summer months, you should check out some of these events and places. Ypsi is the place to be!


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.

May 23 2018

Studying Abroad: Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising in Europe

by blogemu

Bonjour! Hallo!


These are just a few phrases you will have to learn if you would like to join some of the students in the Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising (ATM) department here at Eastern Michigan University as they travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands and Paris, France May 20 – May 29, 2018.


Through this study abroad opportunity, you will get to experience the global fashion markets of Amsterdam and Paris.

You will arrive in Amsterdam, via the group flight, and will visit key fashion and cultural sites such as: The Tilberg Textile Museum, Waalijk leather and shoe museum and the Ann Frank House.


In Paris, you will visit the Pierre Cardin Museum, the Yves Saint Laurent Foundation and meet with a Paris fashion designer.


You will also get to attend a Parisian Galeries Lafayette Fashion Show and enjoy a special day tour of Versailles visiting the palace and gardens of Louis XIIV.


More highlights about the program can be found at ww.emich.edu/extended/travel/apa/index.php click “Programs” under the headline, “Study Abroad,” then choose “2018 Global Supply Chain Markets.”


This study abroad opportunity is open to all EMU students in good academic standing and guest students. Applicants must also be at least 18 years old at the time of travel.

Students can earn 1-3 credits from attending the trip. Said credits can fulfill the course ATM 279 (3 Credits) or ATM 277 (1 Credit).


The program fee is approximately $4100 with round trip airfare included (See program budget for a complete list of estimated costs). Financial aid and scholarships are available to help cover the costs as well.


You can find more information on national and EMU scholarships specifically for students that wish to study abroad at http://www.emich.edu/abroad/financialaid/scholarships.php


For any additional questions please contact instructors Julie Becker (jbecker2@emich.edu) and Holly Mosher (hmosher@emich.edu).