Clap along: ‘HAPPY NIU’ music video released

#HAPPYNIUFinals 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.

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