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Shantytown misses the mark

Carly Davis October 31, 2019

While efficiently alerting students to the existence of substandard housing, Shantytown’s marketing and premise make light of the many issues associated with homelessness and the global housing crisis. The...

Habitat for Humanity heads to Denver

Habitat for Humanity heads to Denver

March 6, 2017

The Augustana Habitat for Humanity chapter will be taking a trip during the first week of Spring Break to Denver, Colorado to help build houses partnered with the Denver Habitat chapter. Augustana Habitat...

Habitat For Humanity's Shanty Town

Collin Schopp October 21, 2016

As the cold of fall began to set in this week, student groups had an opportunity to spend some time outside in the weather, giving their time and money to a good cause. On Friday, Augustana's Habitat for...

Opinion- Habitat for Humanity's "Shanty Town"

October 21, 2016

This past week, Habitat for Humanity had their annual fundraiser to raise awareness for homelessness. As important as it is for people to talk about the issue, and although they raised money for a good...

SGA Grants Habitat for Humanity and PreSOMA Contingency

January 20, 2016

The Student Government Association (SGA) awarded Pre Student Osteopathic Medical Association (PreSOMA) and Habitat for Humanity contingencies during their Jan. 14 meeting. While PreSOMA was only awarded...

Shantytown Preview

May 7, 2015

This year's annual Shantytown, a fundraiser that raises money for and awareness of the homeless in the Quad Cities, is doing more to raise money, said senior Kim Khuen, board member for Augustana's Habitat...

SGA approves more than $2,000 to four on-campus groups

January 22, 2015

GA gave $2,035 of their re- maining $12,570 budget last week to four groups on campus, includ- ing the Art History Club, Relay for Life, the Rocky Mountain Ski Club and the National Association for...

Campus Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, repair homes for the poor

Campus Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, repair homes for the poor

March 20, 2014

Campus Ministries and Habitat for Humanity at Augustana went on annual mission trips during spring break to repair homes for the less fortunate. Campus Ministries went to Henderson’s Settlement in Frakes,...

Shantytown citizens spend a night on the quad

May 7, 2013

Last Thursday and Friday, students decided to be homeless for 24 hours, using only cardboard, tarps and duct tape as homes. This year, the Augustana College Habitat for Humanity chapter's annual Shantytown...

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