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Mission III, the newest addition to the Huskie pack, walking around and meeting the NIU community for the first time on Friday at the Holmes Student Center. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Continuing the Mission legacy with Mission III

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | January 27, 2023

DeKALB – Say hello to the newest member of our pack, Mission III. Mission III’s introduction was met with awe from the crowd as he said hello with some energetic barks.  This three-month-old pup was introduced to the public at noon Friday in the...

There are only 2,022 bobbleheads in existence of each dog.

Limited edition Mission, Mission II bobbleheads unveiled

By Northern Star Staff | August 22, 2022

NIU has partnered with the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum to release a limited amount of mascot bobbleheads for purchase online on the Hall of Fame website as well as through Huskie Books and Gear. The bobbleheads of Mission II are...

Mission to retire in 2021, pup hired as replacement

By Parker Otto | September 18, 2019

The NIU Alumni Association announced Monday that NIU’s beloved mascot Mission will retire in 2021, after nearly a decade of service. It was also announced that a Huskie puppy named Mission II will follow Mission to begin training as NIU’s mascot,...

Missionary holding book of mormon

That time I… served a two-year religious mission

By Anthony Parlogean | September 9, 2019

Apprehension filled my mind as I walked up the porch steps of the house. After I knocked on the door, I stepped back and shot a glance at the 19-year-old who stood by my side. He was the missionary companion I’d been assigned to; he was wearing a white...

Campus Dining Services to hold Wizard of Oz day

By Northern Star staff | September 20, 2016

Huskies, we are not in DeKalb anymore!Students will get the chance to experience the wonderful world of Oz in dining halls across campus Wednesday.The menu features over-the-rainbow cake, flying monkey bread and the wicked melted witch punch. If you...

Huskies to be available for petting outside Stevenson Hall

By Northern Star staff | September 30, 2015

Students will have the chance to spend time with huskies today outside of Stevenson Hall.Sigma NU will hold Pet the Huskies, an event in which students will be able to interact with huskies from Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue, 27779 Five Points Road...

Mission training for spotlight as mascot

By Rhea Riley | January 16, 2014

Since Mission arrived at NIU, the husky mascot has been training with the ROTC to prepare for events.NIU’s previous husky, Diesel, retired in November after nine years of appearances at sports games and events. The job was passed onto Mission, who was...

Local Church raises funds for Tanzania

By Zachary Brictson | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | Baroque-era music filled the sanctuary of the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday as part of an effort to raise money for schools in Tanzania. The fundraiser was part of Tanzania Development Support's mission to construct a...