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 event@brooklyn.liu.edu New Summer Honors Institute Offers a Taste of College Life - LIU is set to launch a new series of intensive programs for highly motivated high school students this summer. The Summer Honors Institute @ LIU will bring exceptional, rising seniors from across metropolitan New York and around the country to LIU Brooklyn and LIU Post. The students will receive free tuition and board while enjoying the opportunity to immerse themselves in one of four fields of study — business leadership, musical theatre, next generation entrepreneurship or health professions. Fifty talented students will be chosen for each of the Institute's programs from a national pool of candidates nominated by high school principals and guidance counselors. The application and the nomination form can be found at www.liu.edu/honors. For more information, email honorsinstitute@liu.edu or call (718) 780-6500. honorsinstitute@liu.edu LIU Brooklyn Receives Largest-Ever Donation - The School of Nursing has received a naming gift of $10 million from Helaine Learner and Joan Rechnitz, daughters of Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn; the donation will fund a state-of-the-art Learning Resources Center at the School. It is the largest gift in the history of the campus. “We are thrilled and grateful to receive such a generous gift from Mrs. Heilbrunn’s daughters, which will ensure that The Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing will be equipped to provide the highest level of education with an emphasis on health and well-being, and community service,” Provost Gale Stevens Haynes said. Valedictorian Speaking at GED Commencement - William Curran, the Class of 2013 valedictorian at LIU Brooklyn, LIU Pharmacy and LIU Hudson, will be the graduation speaker for the high school GED program from which he graduated. Curran, 24, had an unconventional academic path, dropping out of Tottenville High School on Staten Island because he didn’t find school engaging. After a short period of home schooling (he taught himself), he completed the GED program at the Jewish Community Center on Manor Road in Staten Island. Curran, who will speak at the graduation ceremony at the community center on June 17, earned a B.S. degree in Childhood Urban Education from LIU Brooklyn. He delivered the valedictorian address at the May 16 commencement for LIU Brooklyn, LIU Pharmacy and LIU Hudson. DanceFest INDIA! in association with Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn, presents Sacred Vision, a radiant evening of classical Indian dance on Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. The program features world-renowned dancer Sujata Mohapatra extolling the work of Padmabhibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and Savitha Sastry dancing in the New York premiere of Soul Cages. The show also includes Ayona Bhaduri, a former touring dancer with the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, making her New York solo debut and a special Kathak duet by Prashant Shah and Ammr Vandal. Tickets to Sacred Vision are $25 in advance; $30 at the door; and $20 for students and seniors with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Kumble Theater box office at (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org. www.dancefestindia.com 6/12- Kumble Theater presents: The Brooklyn Jewish Dance Institute 6/17 – Kumble Theater presents Project 1 Voice: "A Soldiers Play" 6/19- School of Business Seminar: The Joys of Caring for Older Adults