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Mission to retire in 2021, pup hired as replacement

By Parker Otto, Columnist | 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,...

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 9

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 9

By Northern Star Staff | September 8, 2019

MondayNIU Archery Club: NIU’s Archery Club will be holding its first meeting 4 to 6 p.m. in Anderson Hall, Room 100. Individuals of any skill level are invited to attend. The first two visits are free, and a membership fee is required after. They can...

‘Experience NIU’ event series begins in February

By Sara Rasmussen | January 30, 2018

The NIU Alumni Association is starting an event dedicated to showcasing the School of Art and Design student projects.Experience NIU offers alumni the opportunity to reconnect with the university and fellow Huskies in a series of social and cultural events...

Huskies celebrate at tailgate | NIU marks 111th annual Homecoming

Huskies celebrate at tailgate | NIU marks 111th annual Homecoming

By Michael Urbanec | October 9, 2017

DeKALB — Students, alumni and football fans alike gathered Saturday for NIU’s 111th annual Homecoming.The atmosphere at the tailgate was festive despite the drizzly weather and the gusting winds. The weather did not dampen the spirits of the fans...

Victor E. Huskie rides a Huskie Pup at the Communiversity Block Party on April 13 outside Huskie Stadium.

Huskie Pups make spring return

By Augustin Zehnder | April 13, 2015

Correction: This article said the golf cart-sized Huskie Pups bought by the Alumni Association are larger than the old Huskie Pups. They are actually smaller than the older Huskie Pups.The Huskie Pups are scheduled to return today with an expanded route...

NIU alumna to give speech on social media, internships in job market

By Ian Gough | April 16, 2012

Graduation and job-hunting can be endlessly stressful for some students, but it doesn’t have to be. At 3 p.m. Friday, NIU alumna Elena Haliczer will be giving a speech in Reavis Hall Room 211, entitled Impatience is a Virtue: how internships, social...

NIU Alumni trip to Japan cut short

By Shaun Zinck | March 20, 2011

DeKALB | The 25 individuals who were on the NIU Alumni Association's trip to Japan are now back home after arriving at O'Hare International Airport early Wednesday morning. Joseph Matty, executive director of the Alumni Association, said it was his decision...

Alumni Association adds new members

By Northern Star Staff | October 5, 2010

NIU's Alumni Association announced Tuesday that it had elected new members to its board of directors and executive committee. In all, five new board members were elected, and two new executive committee members were elected. New board members include:...

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