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Robyn Crawford’s A Song For You: My Life with Whitney Houston – Book Signing

Join us for a book signing with the author, Robyn Crawford, former member of the women’s basketball team

About A Song For You

Book Cover for A Song For You, by Robyn Crawford

After decades of silence, Robyn Crawford, close friend, collaborator, and confidante of Whitney Houston, shares her story.

Whitney Houston is as big a superstar as the music business has ever known. She exploded on the scene in 1985 with her debut album and spent the next two decades dominating the charts and capturing the hearts of fans around the world. One person was there by her side through it all—her best friend, Robyn Crawford.

Since Whitney’s death in 2012, Robyn has stayed out of the limelight and held the great joys, wild adventures, and hard truths of her life with Whitney close to her heart. Now, for the first time ever, Crawford opens up in her new memoir, A Song for You.

With warmth, candor, and an impressive recall of detail, Robyn describes the two meeting as teenagers in the 1980s, and how their lives and friendship evolved as Whitney recorded her first album and Robyn pursued her promising Division I basketball career. Together during countless sold-out world tours, behind the scenes as hit after hit was recorded, through Whitney’s marriage and the birth of her daughter, the two navigated often challenging families, great loves, and painful losses, always supporting each other with laughter and friendship.

Deeply personal and heartfelt, A Song for You is the vital, honest, and previously untold story that provides an understanding of the complex life of Whitney Houston. Finally, the person who knew her best sets the record straight.

About Robyn Crawford

After a long career in the music industry, Robyn Crawford is now focused on mental and physical wellness and writing. She lives in New Jersey with her wife and children.

TechLaunch BullPen #15

TechLaunch is a virtual business accelerator for tech startups. BullPen #15 is being hosted at Monmouth University

The series of “BullPen” pitch events (similar in concept to “Shark Tank”) is where a select handful of 4 tech startup companies pitch their business plans to a panel of investors and mixed audience.

Winner gets $15,000 of business services from our sponsors and the opportunity to present at Jumpstart NJ Angel Network.

Each presenting team is screened, mentored and prepared to make a 10 minute Investor type presentation to a panel of 4 Investors and successful Entrepreneurs.

The audience is encouraged to participate in the 7 minute Q & A session. Afterwards, the Investor panel will have 7 minutes to provide constructive feedback.

BullPen is aimed at serious early stage tech startup companies with high growth potential, an experienced team, a demonstrated Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and at least one potential customer who is prepared to pay for your product.

BullPen #15 Distinguished Judges Are:

  • Allen Fogel, Angel Investor…Member Golden Seeds & Robin Hood Ventures
  • Jeff Weinstein, Angel Investor and Managing Director at SpringSeed Ventures
  • Kimberly Weisul, Inc Magazine, Editor-at-Large
  • Mark Kolb, Investor…Entrepreneur in Residence at Tech Council Ventures

Agenda:

  • 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Registration/Pizza/Networking
  • 5:00 – 5:15 p.m. – Introductions
  • 5:15 – 7:00 p.m. – BullPen Program (4 Investor Pitches)
  • 7:00 – 7:15 p.m. – Winners announced
  • 7:15 – TBD – Networking with Entrepreneurs and Investors

This event is free but registration is required.
Please use the available link to register online.

Register for TechLaunch BullPen #15

Nurse Practitioner Skills Boot Camp

Fee: $225/$200 MU Students/Alumni
Instructional materials, continental breakfast and lunch are included in the program fee.

8 contact hours for nurses will be provided. All participants receive a “Boot Camp” T-Shirt!

Are you looking to enhance your advanced practice skills? Join us for an immersion program for Nurse Practitioners providing specialized training in key areas. The hands-on experience will be facilitated by content experts who will share knowledge, tips and techniques for practice.

All participants will begin the program with Clinical Decision Making: Interpreting & Integrating Diagnostics (2 hour module) and select 2 from the following modules:

  • Radiographic Interpretation of Chest and Musculoskeletal System
  • Suturing and Wound Closure
  • Care of Common Orthopedic Injuries & Splinting Basics

For more information, visit the School of Nursing and Health Studies Continuing Education site or contact Barbara Paskewich at bpaskewi@monmouth.edu  or 732-571-3694.

Afrofuturist Design: Ancient Dogon To Wakandan Futures

We are extending this invitation for you to join us as we host Afrofuturist Design: Ancient Dogon To Wakandan Futures, beginning in September and ending in November 2019. We hope that you are able to join us.

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 27
6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Black Speculative Arts Movement: Black Brain Belt Symposium
Saturday, November 16
10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Communication and Literacy for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs

Monmouth University’s Program for Research and Support for Rett Syndrome is proud to announce the 2019 Annual Conference: Communication and Literacy for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs

Speaker: Patti King-DeBaun, M.S., CCC-SLP

Patti is a speech-language pathologist who has specialized in communication and early literacy for children with complex disabilities for over 30 years. She is a highly regarded consultant, author, and international speaker. Patti will conduct two workshops.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Early Literacy Success: Students who have Complex Communication Needs

This workshop is appropriate for students from Toddler-K who are at the early literacy levels and struggle with communication and language. Case examples will demonstrate support strategies for children with autism, multiple disabilities, AAC users and students who have severe language delays. Appropriate for students at home, inclusion or self-contained- situations. Case examples, hands on materials and a sample story to take home and use will be a part of this workshop.

Friday, October 25, 2019
The Integrated Model of Communication: Balancing Conversation and Literacy instruction for Students who use AAC

This workshop is for anyone interested in improving the quality of instruction available to school age students who use alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) with a range of student ability levels and devices, (light to high-tech). Too often in therapy or educational programs designed for children who use AAC systems the skills (linguistic, literacy and social) are taught in isolation rather than in an integrated manner. This presentation will demonstrate how to find the balance between social relationships, conversation, core word instruction/generative language and participation in the classroom and therapy programs. Some favorite tools and solutions will be shared with participants.

For information please contact Trish Bartlett: email tbartlet@monmouth.edu or call 732-263-5487.

Principals’ Academy: Session 3

The School of Education at Monmouth University is pleased to announce the tenth year of their Principals’ Academy for principals and vice-principals.

Principals’ Academy: Session 2

The School of Education at Monmouth University is pleased to announce the tenth year of their Principals’ Academy for principals and vice-principals.

Principals’ Academy: Session 1

The School of Education at Monmouth University is pleased to announce the tenth year of their Principals’ Academy for principals and vice-principals.

Superintendents’ Academy: Session 3

The School of Education at Monmouth University is pleased to announce the eleventh year of their Superintendents’ Academy for superintendents and central office administrators.

Superintendents’ Academy: Session 2

The School of Education at Monmouth University is pleased to announce the eleventh year of their Superintendents’ Academy for superintendents and central office administrators.

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