FIND OUT HOW GOOD YOU REALLY ARE. My work as a counseling psychologist focuses on health and educational interventions for urban youth. At LIU Brooklyn, I'm teaching these techniques to future couselors. Together, we are making the kind of mental, physical and spiritual connections that transform lives. Wendi S. Williams, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Counseling LIU Welcomes Middle States Site Visit - Long Island University is pleased to welcome a team of peer evaluators from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, March 18-20, as part of a reaccreditation process that is carried out every 10 years. The team, composed of higher education professionals from nine universities and colleges, will meet with LIU administrators, faculty and students.  Banner Week for the Blackbirds - The men's basketball team quieted Quinnipiac, 91-83, on Wednesday, advancing to play Wagner in the NEC Seminfinals, Saturday at noon in Staten Island. Earlier in the week, senior forward Jamal Olasewere became the seventh Northeast Conference Player of the Year in LIU Brooklyn men's basketball history. This weekend, sophomore Brendon Rodney will be the only NEC athlete, male or female, to compete in the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., in the 200-meter dash. University Appoints New President - Long Island University has announced that Kimberly R. Cline will be the institution's 10th president. Dr. Cline, who currently serves as president of Mercy College, will succeed David J. Steinberg, who will retire this summer after 27 years as LIU's chief executive. When Dr. Cline assumes the presidency in July, she will be the first woman to hold the office in the University's 87-year history. Theater Program Presents "The Freedom Plays"  - The Performing Arts Department and Theater Program will present "The Freedom Plays," a collection of three one-act original plays written by LIU students, March 27-30. The plays each carry a theme of freedom — in honor of the 150-year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The stories are the winners of a new play contest held on campus last fall. "The Freedom Plays" will run March 27 at noon and 7:30 p.m.; March 28 at 7:30 p.m.; March 29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10; $5 for seniors. Admission is free for students with ID. For more information, contact Matthew Zehnder  at For tickets, contact or call (718) 488-1624. "Lovey Live" at Kumble Theater, March 15 Time Management Forum, March 18 Arabic Calligraphy Workshop, March 22 For more things to do this week and every week, check out our campus calendar. Submit your events to