Jun 19 2018

COT Spotlight: Christine Franzen

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Christine Franzen is a recent EMU graduate who followed her passion for art and animation to New York City, where she works as a projection designer for theater productions. As a projection designer, Christine is responsible for creating every video and image on set.

All her life, Christine has had a passion for drawing, animating and theater.


After acting in four performances at EMU, Christine decided to put her drawing and animating skills to use and assisted the projection designer on One Man, Two Guvnors. She went on to be the lead projection designer on Macbeth.


“Projection is interesting because you can take a small space and make it something totally different,” Christine said. “You can take the audience to an entirely different place.”


Her favorite production so far was “Me…Jane” which played at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.. “Me… Jane” is a musical for kids about the life of a young Jane Goodall.


“It accomplished what I love about projection the most. It wasn’t too much, it was the thread the guided the story along. I also loved the message to go follow your dream. I felt like I was a part of something bigger than just the show.”


Christine’s goal is to continue to make a name for herself in the world of projection design and get to a point where clients seek her out for work.


In her free time, she continues to develop her skills in graphite, colored pencil and digital art. Check out christinefranzen.com to see some of her incredible work.


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Jun 13 2018

Dorm Room Hacks

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So you’re moving into your new room in your residence hall, and you think to yourself, “What can I do to make this place feel more like home? What can I do to maximize space?” Well, don’t you worry. We’ve got you covered!


If possible, loft your bed.

If you can’t do this, raise your bed as much as you can and utilize that space for storage, or even bunk your beds. Pro tip: your dresser can fit underneath a raised bed, just be careful not to scratch the top of it!


Hang up some wall art.

You can buy these at stores like Target (and sometimes even the dollar store), or you can pain them yourself! There are several Paint And Pour programs throughout the year in the residence halls were you can keep the art you paint.


Command hooks are your friend.

Stick a couple on the back of your door to keep your keys so they don’t get lost. They are also great for hanging other wall decorations such as mirrors and paintings!


Use binder clips to organize your cords.

Just clip them to the side of your desk and there you go! It is an easy and quick way to find your cords when you need them.


Bring pictures from home and tape them up near your desk.

Having some reminders of home makes all the difference. 


Make sure you bring Lysol or Clorox wipes.

When one person gets sick on your floor, it’s a matter of time before you, your roommate, or a suitemate gets sick, too. It’s better to be safe than sorry and wipe everything down just in case.


You don’t have to bring everything with you.

Bed Bath and Beyond will be visiting campus during move-in weekend with a bunch of supplies for sale you might not have thought to bring.


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Jun 07 2018

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

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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.