Ken Ward


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Student Act renovation and new parking deck on the docket for Friday's Auburn Board of Trustee meeting

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Several facilities improvements are set to be on the docket at the Auburn University Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Friday. According to the released agenda, board members will be looking to approve six new facility projects including several athletic facility improvements, the renovation of the Student Activities Center and a new parking deck on South College Street near the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center.


Plain Talk: Justice Sue Bell Cobb

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb talks about her campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor on this episode of Plain Talk. 


Auburn Parking Services to host open forum for students Thursday

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University Parking Services will be hosting an open forum for students in Student Center Room 2223 from 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The event will feature free food, activities and a special guest visitor.  According to Parking Services the forum will offer students a chance to voice their opinions regarding parking on Auburn's campus. This comes as Auburn University is currently looking at possibly adding a new parking deck on South College Street close to the Hotel at Auburn University. 


Auburn Glomerata distribution this week

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- The Auburn University Glomerata, the official campus yearbook, will be distributed to students starting Tuesday. The Glomerata team will be passing the books out on the Haley, Thatch and Roosevelt concourses. The books are free for Auburn University students with a valid TigerCard.


Two Auburn City Schools Teachers are finalists for Alabama Teacher of the Year

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Two Auburn City Schools teachers were named finalists for the 2018-2019 Alabama Teacher of the Year Award. According to a press release from the Alabama State Department of Education, Dr. Brittney Duncan from Wrights Mill Elementary School and Dr. Blake Busbin from Auburn High School made the list of 16 finalists. The release says those teachers who made the list, “exemplify teaching at its best.” Auburn City Schools reacted to the news on their Facebook page posting, “CONGRATS: Auburn City Schools is proud to announce that we have not one, but two teachers reach this year's "Sweet 16" in the Alabama Teacher of the Year program!” The 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year will be announced May 9 at a ceremony in Montgomery.


LEATH: Auburn to add 500 faculty, boost housing and dining

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University President Dr. Steven Leath announced drastic new plans to hire an additional 500 faculty members along with major campus housing expansions during his installation speech Thursday. Leath, who is Auburn’s 19th president, focused much of his speech on his vision for making Auburn University into a “world-class academic, research, and service university.” See the full speech, here. The vision included helping to turn Auburn into, as Leath described, a “top-tier” research-heavy institution. One way Leath plans to accomplish that goal is by hiring roughy 500 new tenure-track faculty members who would be scholarship and research focused.


New campus parking deck could be coming to the Hotel at Auburn University

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Officials with the City of Auburn and Auburn University Facilities Management Division have said that a new campus parking deck could be in the works. The proposed deck, which would most likely be located on the property of the Hotel at Auburn University, would provide additional parking to the main portion of campus.