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 Blackbirds Shortstop is NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year - LIU Brooklyn softball standout Lauren Morizi was named the Northeast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, conference officials announced this week. Morizi, a senior from San Diego, is the fourth softball player and 15th LIU Brooklyn student-athlete to earn Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors since 1999. A health science major with a 3.93 GPA, Morizi returned to action this season after missing each of the last two year's due to injury. She hit an impressive .397 and became the fourth LIU Brooklyn softball player to earn Capital One Academic All-America First Team accolades. Morizi graduated summa cum laude in May and has been accepted into the doctoral program of physical therapy at LIU Brooklyn, where she has two more years of athletic eligibility. Study: Yoga Lowers Blood Pressure - Two LIU Brooklyn professors were part of a team of researchers that conducted a study that shows yoga can significantly reduce high blood pressure. Marshall Hagins and Rebecca States, who both teach in the Department of Physical Therapy, helped produce “Effectiveness of Yoga for Hypertension: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” the world’s first and only research study to gather all the existing studies on the effects of yoga on blood pressure and combine the data to arrive at a total effect. The study found that  yoga decreased blood pressure by significant but modest amounts, Hagins said.  Topa Picked in MLB Draft … Again - The Pittsburgh Pirates selected LIU Brooklyn pitcher Justin Topa in the 17th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft earlier this month. Topa, who was drafted last season in the 33rd round by the Cincinnati Reds, is the 37th player to be chosen in the MLB Draft in LIU Brooklyn history. The Binghamton, N.Y. product led the Blackbirds to their first NEC Tournament victory since 2000 with a dominant performance over eventual champion Bryant. The right-hander allowed just five hits and one earned run over nine innings to record the complete-game win. He was named to the NEC All-Tournament Team. Actor Malik Yoba hosts The Working Actor Monologue Slam - Noted actor Malik Yoba, star of Syfy channel's "Alphas" will host the "Working Actor Monologue Slam"  June 27 at 7:30 p.m. The program will take place in Kumble Theater and is sponsored by Independent Film New York, The Malik Yoba National Theater Company and NBC Universal. The slam will feature a group of talented and diverse actors competing in front of a panel of industry judges and an interactive audience for the best Working Actor Monologue Slam title. Tickets are $20; and $15, for students with ID. To purchase tickets, contact (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org.  Ongoing – Humanities Gallery Exhibition: Theodora Skipitares 7/27 – Kumble Theater: A Celebration of Panamanian Culture 7/30 – Kumble Theater: Young Dancemakers Company: Today's Teen Dancers…Tomorrow's Dance Artists