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‘NIU Huskie Month’ begins in Rockford

January 1, 2013

Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey declared January as “NIU Huskie Month” in the state’s third-largest city, which is located about 38 miles northwest of DeKalb and serves as home to one of the university’s three outreach centers.

The announcement came during a Monday, Dec. 31, meeting of the city council. NIU’s Rena Cotsones was on hand to accept the declaration.

Watch the WREX-Channel 13 report for more information: – Rockford’s News Leader

Coach Rod Carey and the NIU Huskies football team take on the Florida State Seminoles tonight in the Discover Orange Bowl. Game time is 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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