FIND OUT HOW GOOD YOU REALLY ARE. I came to New York to play Division I soccer for LIU Brooklyn. I soon discovered a new passion: film and video. Before long, LIU hooked me up with internships at EMI Music, ICED media and Brooklyn Cable Access Television. Nik Conklin, B.A. in Media Arts, Class of 2012; M.A. in Media Arts, Class of 2014 For more things to do this week and every week, check out our campus calendar. Submit your events to Three LIU Campuses Celebrate Commencement at Barclays - Retiring LIU President David Steinberg will receive an honorary Doctor of Pedagogy during Commencement ceremonies for LIU Brooklyn, LIU Pharmacy and LIU Hudson on May 16, 9:30 a.m., at the Barclays Center. Steinberg will be the commencement speaker, addressing an audience that will include nearly 2,500 graduates and thousands of their guests. Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) CEO Bruce Ratner and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz also will be honored at commencement. For more commencement information —including a schedule of other commencement events — click on this item to be taken to the commencement website. Tottenville’s Williams Curran is Valedictorian - William Curran, a double major in childhood urban education and psychology, is the valedictorian for the Class of 2013 at LIU Brooklyn, LIU Pharmacy and LIU Hudson. William, 24, of Tottenville, Staten Island, has taken a unique educational journey, dropping out of high school before later teaching himself and earning his GED. William credits his dad, also named William Curran, chief operating engineer at LIU Brooklyn, with encouraging him to go to college. Curran succeeded in college with flying colors, joining the Honors Program and making the dean’s list nearly every semester. A member of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, William hopes to combine teaching and a possible career as a mental health professional to improve the lives of others. School of Education’s Teacher Education Program Receives Honor - The Teacher Education Program in the department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership at LIU Brooklyn’s School of Education is the first runner-up for the 2013 Frank B. Murray Award for Innovation and Excellence in Program Self-Study. The award was granted by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). “The president of TEAC said that our faculty’s self-study stood out nationwide for the strong inquiry process they used to study their graduates’ teaching effectiveness using wide-ranging and systematically gathered quality data,” said Cecilia Traugh, Dean of LIU Brooklyn’s School of Education. Campus Welcomes High School Students for Summer Programs - During July and August, the campus will be abuzz with high school students, as LIU Brooklyn hosts six summer programs, providing a way for teens to get acquainted with the campus and get a head start on college academics. Programs include the Next Generation Entrepreneurship; Health Professions Academy; Career Opportunities in Accounting Program (COAP); the Liberty Partnerships Program, a college readiness program; the MoCADA Apprentice Program (MAP), a three-week course for high schoolers interested in the visual arts; and Summer Bridge, a program to help high school students earn college credits. All of the programs are free. For more information, email 5/10 – Dance Iquail at Kumble Theater 5/12 – LIU Men's Baseball vs. Quinnipiac 5/31 – Brooklyn Parent Center Conference