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HAPPY NIU Music Video Released

May 30th, 2014

Finals week doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Just ask any of the unsuspecting, yet enthusiastic dancers featured in the NIU Alumni Association’s #HappyNIU music video.

For them, finals week 2014 was an opportunity to show just how happy they are to be part of the Huskie family. Participants took a break from their studies, experiments, papers and practice sessions to ham it up for the camera to the tune of Pharrell Williams’ No. 1 billboard hit “Happy.”

The video features NIU Foundation scholarship recipients, two deans, a presidential teaching professor, more than 60 students representing disciplines across campus and a certain playful Huskie pup. NIU President Doug Baker also rode in on his Ducati motorcycle for the occasion.

#HAPPYNIU was produced to celebrate the NIU community, including the alumni and donors who support the university, its future and the students served. It kicks off a full summer lineup of NIUAA events, planned to inspire and engage alumni and their families.