Samford Hall lit up Saturday to thank Auburn's donors

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University's Samford Hall lit up Saturday night following the Auburn football game. The show, which featured images of iconic Auburn buildings and traditions, was meant to thank the hundreds of donors to the 'Because This Is Auburn' donation campaign. University officials say that the campaign was the most successful fundraising campaign in Auburn's history, raising more than $1.2 billion. Auburn was the first university in Alabama to raise a billion dollars.  Funds will go towards new faculty positions, building projects and multiple programs across all of Auburn's colleges. 


Auburn hosting book talk with Common Book Author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, the author of this year's Common Book, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Auburn University Student Center Ballroom. Divakaruni’s book “One Amazing Thing” describes the fictional story of several people from diverse different backgrounds who become trapped together by an earthquake for days. Through its stories, the book discusses topics including cultural and ethnic diversity. Many University classes are going to be using the book to discuss things such as cultural interactions, immigration, benefits of travel and impacts of natural disasters.


Miss Homecoming top 5 candidates announced

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University's Student Government Association announced the top 5 candidates for the 2018 Miss Homecoming election on Wednesday. The following students were selected to the top 5: Sadie Argo: "Just being nominated for Miss Homecoming was an honor, so I am completely overjoyed and humbled at the opportunity to be a top 5 candidate!


Miss Homecoming top 20 candidates announced

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University's Student Government Association announced the top 20 nominees for the 2018 Miss Homecoming election tonight. The finalists were nominated by various campus organizations and groups.  The following students were named to the top 20: Lauren Downes  Taylor Searels Ally Arthur Emma Ownes Ann Hollon Morris Lauren Alger Emily Stone  Daniella Elzie Joy Boldt Mary Mac Carlin Bonnie Decarlo Jennifer Eaton Sadie Argo Maddy Hickman Julianna Dinsmore Sarah Louise Boland Katelyn Carson Tracy Moore Arlene Maheu Bentley Logue A committee will narrow down this list to the top five finalists over the coming days.


Famous 'Bunny Sculpture' taken down temporarily

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- A famous landmark for Auburn University's Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is currently absent from its usual spot in the museum's pond. Alex Podesta's "Self-Portrait as Bunnies," commonly referred to as the Bunny Sculpture, is currently off exhibit.  According to museum spokesperson Connor Lowry, the sculpture has been temporarily removed so that it can be cleaned.  The exhibit has been at the museum for several years and became a permanent part of the collection following a fundraising drive associated with the annual Tiger Giving Day.  Museum officials expect the sculpture to be back in the pond in about ___ weeks. 


Free food for each day of Welcome Week

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University classes start this week and with that comes the flood of events surrounding ‘Welcome Week.’ A big perk of many of the week’s events is free food; Eagle Eye TV complied a list of some of the places offering free food the first week.  Monday (5:00pm-8:00pm)- University Program Council’s Aubie Fest: Food, carnival games and fair rides on the Campus Green.


Annual Welcome Week events set to kickoff Thursday

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University’s annual Welcome Week events kick off Thursday as students start to head back to the plains for the start of the fall semester. Over 100 events will be hosted over the week by different campus organizations and departments in order to ring in the new academic year. This is the first year that Welcome Week has officially moved under the auspices of the University Program Council and organization officials are expecting a major lineup of events this year.


Pet of the Week: Lil Chup

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- This week's Lee County Humane Society Pet of the Week is Lil Chup.  Lil Chup is a cat recently rescued from a local hoarding situation.  Lil Chup is available for adoption at the Lee County Humane Society.


Pet of the Week: Mr. Wiggles

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- This week's Lee County Humane Society Pet of the Week is Mr. Wiggles. Mr. Wiggles is four year old male dog who got his name due to his constant happiness.  Humane society officials say that he has become a staff favorite and is well behaved. Mr. Wiggles is available for adoption at the Lee County Humane Society. 


Drive-by Tacos arrives in Auburn

Auburn, Ala. -- If you have been in Auburn this summer, you may have caught a glimpse of Auburn's newest food truck: Drive-by Tacos. The Drive-by Tacos bright blue truck arrived in Auburn in the middle of June from Boone, North Carolina.