Ellie McCoy


Auburn University invests $5 million in groundbreaking research projects

Auburn, Ala. -- Auburn University is making steps toward developing groundbreaking research on campus by recently investing $5 million in 11 different research projects. All 11 projects are designed to adhere to the promises Auburn University President Steven Leath made in his installation speech in March.  "Our duty is to engage our students, graduates, faculty and partners to transform the fruits of our scholarship and research into products, methods and services that meet our communities’ most pressing needs.

Auburn sets date for fall's Black Alumni weekend

Auburn, Ala. -- The Auburn Alumni Association, in collaboration with Auburn's Office of Inclusion and Diversity, has announced that their Black Alumni weekend event in the fall will take place from Sept.

Meet this week’s pet of the week: Ernest

Auburn, Ala. — Meet this week’s Lee County Humane Society pet of the week, Ernest! Ernest is described as a “sweet old gentleman” who loves napping, a fresh bowl of food and rolling in the grass.  He is a nine-year-old dog, so he is laid back and would enjoy a home on the quieter side.

Where should Auburn students get their textbooks?

Auburn, Ala. -- For most college students, the hardest part of each semester can be finding the right textbook at the best price. Luckily in Auburn, students have several options to ensure that they are getting the best “bang for their buck.” Several students take advantage of Auburn University’s campus bookstore. Others might go to J&M Bookstore or Anders Bookstore downtown. Some use websites like Amazon, smartphone apps or even buy their friends’ used textbooks. “I typically go to the Auburn Bookstore to buy my textbooks, just because it’s more convenient, as I’m already on campus,” said Peter Taliaferro, a senior at Auburn.

Auburn presents their 12th annual SummerNight Downtown Art Walk

Auburn, Ala. -- The city of Auburn is getting ready to host their 12th annual SummerNight Downtown Art Walk, on Friday, June 8. This event is described on their website as, "an arts festival that transforms downtown Auburn into its very own arts district." The event features music, art by local artists, street performers, food and children's activities.  This year's entertainment will be the local band, Spoonful James.

Auburn University arborist says Auburn's Oaks are doing well

Auburn, Ala. -- The Auburn Oak's at Toomer's Corner have long been a major part of the Auburn culture and spirit. Auburn University arborist, Alex Hedgepath, explains that the Auburn Oaks planted in February, 2017, are in a healthy state.  The trees were able to maintain their health after the rollings that occurred throughout the 2017-2018 football season, and are continuing to have good root development.  “Both oak canopies are in fair condition,” Hedgepath said.

Time is running out to submit requests for absentee voting

Montgomery, Ala. -- Secretary of State, John H. Merrill, has begun to issue reminders to voters to submit their requests for absentee voting.  The deadline to request an absentee ballot is quickly approaching on May 31, by the end of the business day. Putting in a request for an absentee ballot will allow voters to submit their votes for Alabama's 2018 Primary Election, which will occur on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  The deadline to return the absentee ballot after is has been received is by the end of the business day on Monday, June 4, 2018.