Myth discussion series

A six-week discussion series about myths, focused on the Public Broadcast System’s series, “Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth,” begins at 7:30 tonight at United Campus Ministries, 415 Normal Road.

The group, open to faculty, staff and students, will meet every Thursday. For more information, call Eric Dale at 758-8177.

Children’s art classes

“Art as Expression and Response” is the theme for six Saturday morning children’s art classes that begin Saturday and end March 3.

Applications are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 216 of the Visual Arts Building. For more details, contact Elisabeth Bond at 753-7876.

Music classes offered

NIU’s Community Music School and Suzuki program will offer lessons and classes beginning next week and ending the week of May 7. For more information, call 753-1450.

Playwright to speak

Valerie Quinney, an award-winning playwright and instructor at NIU, will discuss “Oral History: Saving our Past” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Country Inn, 2496 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore.

There will be a $5 charge for dessert and beverages. For reservations, call Janet Engstrom at 753-9835.

Home schooling group

The Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience, a support group for parents who prefer to educate their children at home, will meet Feb. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the DeKalb Public Library conference room. For more information, call 756-3751.

Sharper writing skills

A writing workshop sponsored by the Kishwaukee chapter of Professional Secretaries International will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the DeKalb County Mental Health Building, 2337 Sycamore Road.

The workshop is open to the public. For more information, call 758-6673.

NIU in United Nations?

The Midwest Model United Nation Conference will be held Feb. 21 through Feb. 24 at the Clarion Hotel in St. Louis. Interested NIU students, faculty and staff can join the delegation to represent Costa Rica in a mock United Nations.

For more information, contact Bruce Lattimer at 758-5294 or (708) 420-7976.

New WNIU news director

Lester Grahm, assistant news director at WNIU 89.5, has been named news director. Grahm has been news director at three stations in Illinois. He has contributed to the United Press International wire service and the former Tribune Radio Network.

$500 scholarships offered

The Illinois Sheriff’s Association will award 125 scholarships of a maximum of $500 each to students pursuing higher education. Applicants must be Illinois residents and plan to attend an Illinois school as full-time undergraduates.

Applications are available through local sheriffs’ departments. The application deadline is March 1.

Engineering Career Day

The College of Engineering Technology will hold its their third annual Career Day Feb. 22 starting at 9:15 a.m. in the Holmes Student Center’s Sandburg Auditorium. For more information, contact Amar Basavatia at 758-6763 or Dave Vemmer at 758-6551.

Legislative interns needed

The Illinois Legislative Studies Center seeks applicants for 16 positions on their Staff Internship Program. Interns will serve from Oct. 1 to Aug. 15 with various partisan staffs and will receive a $1,450 stipend.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree. For more information, write to Kent Redfield, Illinois Legislative Staff Internship Program, Sangamon State University, Springfield, Ill., 62794-9243. The application deadline is March 1.

Art award of merit

Mary Lou-Read Dryer, an NIU publications designer, received an award of merit for her design work on an NIU School of Art bulletin. The award was presented by the Mead Corporation in the paper manufacturer’s bi-monthly competition for excellence in the graphic arts.