Sep 20 2017

International Student Spotlight: Zack Belsky

by blogemu


This years EMU Lamppost Banner Campaign, “You Are Welcome Here”, features the faces, and stories, of 108 international students who attend Eastern Michigan University.


The international student spotlight blog series will highlight the many faces on the banners. These blogs will also give readers and inside look into the lives of the international students featured as well.


Zachary Belsky, a senior at EMU graduating this April, was a part of the “You Are Welcome Here” campaign representing South Korea. Belsky was born in South Korea, and now resides in Detroit, Michigan.


Belsky chose to be a part of the “You Are Welcome Here” banner campaign because he believes in the message.


“It just seemed like an obvious choice,” Belsky said. “The weirdness of seeing my face on a banner, was outweighed by my want to show support.”


When asked what the “You Are Welcome Here” messages mean to him, Belsky said, “To me, You Are Welcome Here is an announcement to people from situations where there may be some uncertainty as to whether or not they are welcome on this campus. I think that everyone who comes to this university has their own story and their own situation. Each person has their own level of comfort in being a part of the EMU community, whether it relates to nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other way a person may choose to identify themselves.”


At EMU Belsky is studying Graphic Design. In his classes, Belsky often found that he enjoyed making his projects and assignments look professional, rather on the assignment itself, which led him to choose graphic design where he can focus on look and design.


“It has a little bit of a behind-the-scenes aspect to it,” Belsky said about why he likes graphic design, “and I sometimes get to be a part of things before the general public.”


The personal relationships between professors and students is something that Belsky loves about EMU. Belsky said that he has benefitted from the amount of effort his professors put into his classes, and he feels that because of the dedication from his professors he is in a great position to be successful after graduation.


“Outside of the classroom, I appreciate the graphic design job and internship opportunities that I’ve been given,” Belsky said. “I think that those have been very helpful for my future career.”


Outside of classes, Belsky is very involved on campus. He recently joined the Intermedia Gallery Group which is a student organization that runs the small art gallery in the student center. Belsky also works with the Marketing Street Team to take pictures of campus events for social media.


Belsky believes that while EMU might face some challenges, he believes that the people on campus are working everyday to make EMU an inclusive place for all, because all should be welcome on campus.

Sep 13 2017

Fall Semester is in Full Swing

by blogemu


Hey Eagles!  I hope you are enjoying the beginning of your fall semester.


Fall is one of everyone’s favorite times of year here at Eastern Michigan University, mostly because there’s so much going on around campus!


Making the most out of fall is crucial to enjoy your time at EMU and take advantage of all the fun things Eastern offers for students to do.


To help you put together your social calendar for fall, I’ve highlighted some of the most important sports and other campus events for you.


Between sporting events, Campus Life activities, and everything else going on on campus, be sure to mark your calendars and enjoy what EMU has to offer this fall!


Below is list of some of my favorite activities that I have highlighted for you. Be sure to check EMU Athletics for a full schedule for fall sports, and for all other activities be sure to check out the Campus Life schedule as well.




Womens Volleyball Team vs Fort Wayne, IN

Sept. 12 at 6 PM at the Convocation Center


Campus Jam

Sept. 13, 3- 8 PM at the Student Center

Enjoy free things such as: Giveaways, Food, Rockwall climbing and more!


Varsity Football vs Ohio University Bobcats

Saturday, Sept. 23 at Rynearson Stadium (time TBD)


Explore the World: Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 10 – 2 PM at the Student Center Ballroom


Womens Soccer Team vs University of Buffalo

Friday, Sept. 29 at 4 PM at Scicluna Field


Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

Friday, Oct. 6 from 8-10 PM at Pease Auditorium


Homecoming Block Party & Pep Rally

Friday, Oct. 20 from 6:00 – 8:45 PM, at the Student Center Patio and Lake House Amphitheater

Come meet all the local businesses that partner with EMU and try samples, win raffles and more! Then head to the amphitheater for a pep rally to fire you up for the next day’s game!


Threepenny Opera

October 20-21, 26-28 at 7 PM and October 22 & 29 at 2 PM at Quirke Theatre

Come see EMU Theatre’s first show of the fall season!


Varsity Football vs Western Michigan University; Homecoming!

Saturday, Oct. 21 at 2 PM at Rynearson Stadium


Varsity Football vs Ball State

Thursday Nov. 2 at 7 PM at Rynearson Stadium


Varsity Football vs Bowling Green

Tuesday Nov. 21 at 7 PM at Rynearson Stadium



No matter what your social event preference is, EMU hosts a variety of fun filled events for everyone!


If you’re interested in music, art, theater, sports, or just getting involved on campus, you can find a ton of events through organizations such as Campus Life, Student Government, EMU Athletics, EMU Theatre, EMU Music Department, and so many more.


Check their websites and Facebook pages to find listings of other events coming up later in the semester!


Let us know in the comments or tag us on social media if you attend any of these events. Let us know how you like them and what your favorite part was! Stay cool EMU.






Emma Schulte is majoring in Business Marketing and minoring in Spanish, and is a senior at EMU. In her free time, she acts as Co-President of the American Marketing Association. She also likes to swim, hike and travel. Emma loves being involved in events and organizations on campus, and is incredibly proud of where she goes to school.

Sep 06 2017

TheRide- Watch. Play. Text.

by blogemu

Why drive when there’s a smarter way to go?


Catch TheRide to class, shopping, or a night out. You can sit back and enjoy someone else doing the driving while you text, tweet, or catch up on homework!


There are all kinds of ways to spend the extra time that TheRide gives you. You also don’t have to spend time looking for a parking spot and you can save money on gas and parking.


If you’re new to the area or you’re new to riding the bus, we look forward to having you aboard! TheRide is easy to take.


Visit to plan your trip and find the estimated arrival time of your bus. You can also view how-to-ride videos and use other helpful rider tools.


Be sure to sign up for our MyAlerts system, which will keep you up to date by email on detour information, schedule changes, and holiday schedules that affect your specific route.


Thanks to a partnership with EMU, you can buy discounted 30-day passes at the EMU Cashier’s Office and bill them to your student account!


In addition to the discounted 30-day pass, EMU covers your fare when you ride Route 41, the College of Business shuttle. There are many locations around town that you can get to from campus on TheRide – such as Arborland, Briarwood, downtown Ann Arbor, Depot Town and Meijer are just a few.


We encourage you to visit to use our tools and get all the information you need to get where you need to go. To find out about our ongoing service improvements, visit Be sure to follow us @CatchTheRide on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


We look forward to seeing you soon on TheRide!