Non-Music News

Shack-a-thon 2011

It’s one of my favorite weeks of the fall semester – Shack-a-thon! Shack-a-thon is a week-long event, running from Monday, September 19 at 8:00am – September 23 at 5:00pm. Student organizations build a shack in NC State University’s Brickyard and live in it for the remainder of the week, with the goal of raising money for Habitat for Humanity. Last year alone, more than $17,000 was raised.

WKNC has teamed up with the rest of Student Media to host the Student Media Bamboo Shack (you can even check in on foursquare!).  Constructed out of bamboo, zip ties, WKNC banners and biodegradable polyurethane, our shack is one of the most environmentally friendly shacks that has been built. Each organization came up with their own set of activities to fuel donations. Student Media, for Habitat donations, will be doing photoshoots (thanks Technician!), musical instrument lessons (guitar, accordion, harmonica and singing saw), bake sales and raffling off prize items. These prize items include gift cards, T-shirts and pair of tickets to see Widespread Panic this weekend. The drawings will be held Friday, September 23 at noon.