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, 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.
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.
Montgomery, Ala. -- Gov. Kay Ivey is set to face Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox in the race for Alabama Governor, to take place in November. Ivey won the republican nomination during the Alabama primary on June 5, 2018, avoiding a run-off.
Auburn University researchers find mosquito breed that carries Zika virus and other diseases after its 26-year absence
Auburn, Ala. — Auburn University researchers from the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences have found the presence of Aedes aegypti: the breed of mosquito that carries diseases like Zika virus, yellow fever and other flaviviruses. This breed was thought to have been displaced from Alabama and had been absent for 26 years.
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, 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, 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.
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.
Montgomery, Ala. -- Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday, May 22, that Alabama saw a $1 billion increase in tourism in 2017, hitting a record of $14.3 billion in expenditures.