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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

Reproductive Justice 2019: Perils and Prospects

The personal is the political has been a part of the American vocabulary since at least the 1960s. Initially this argument was a source of identity and politics-making in the male public arena, not the female domestic space. Recently, this personal has been targeted in both Western Europe and North America where varying nationalist resurgences have resulted in anti-choice legislation. In response, some American states have passed reproductive-specific protections through legislative acts of their own. Against the backdrop of culture war, what does this renewed attention to female agency and their bodies say about our broken, polarized present? What prospects lay ahead for women? And more importantly, what perils?

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Opening Remarks

Dr. Nancy Mezey – Dean of the Honors School

Moderator

Dr. Rekha Datta – Interim Provost

Host and Organizer

Dr. L. Benjamin Rolsky

Panelists

Anne C. Deepak – Associate Professor of Social Work

Sasha N. Canan – Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education

Lazara G. Paz-Gonzalez – Adjunct Professor of Nursing and Health Studies

Sponsored By:

The Provost’s Office, The School of Humanities & Social Science and the Department of History & Anthropology in conjunction with the Program in Gender and Intersectionality Studies, The University Library, The Leon Hess Business School, The School of Education, The School of Social Work, and The Honors School.

Springsteen: His Hometown (Exhibition in Freehold, NJ)

The Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA), located in Freehold, NJ, is proud to announce the opening of “Springsteen: His Hometown”, an historical exhibit that will provide a comprehensive look of how Monmouth County, NJ has been thematically woven into Bruce Springsteen’s music and art throughout his career. “Springsteen: His Hometown” will display over 150 unique items featuring selections from both the Monmouth County Historical Association and The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.

Exhibition presented by the Monmouth County Historical Association in cooperation with The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.

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.

Writing Research Papers/APA Style

Fee: $45/$35 for MU Students

You have the knowledge and the words, but do you have trouble with American Psychological Association (APA) format, citation, or writing style? This program is designed to provide an introduction to writing research papers in APA Style.

The instructor will take you through seven steps that will strengthen your APA-Style research writing. From the title page to references and tables, tips and techniques for academic writing will be explored.

The American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual is required for this class. Participants should bring their own (6th edition) manual, copies are also available for purchase at the MU bookstore.

Presenter: Patricia Sciscione PhD, RN, NJ- CSN – Assistant Professor (Marjorie K Unterberg School of Nursing Health Studies)

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.

Pediatric Physical Assessment

Fee: $95 (a light dinner is included in the program fee)
This program will provide 5 contact hours for nurses.

The course is designed to enhance the physical assessment skills of the healthcare provider who cares for the school age child. A step-by-step process for physical exam will be reviewed. Using images and a case study format, participants are guided to describe and identify physical findings. Clinical guidelines and standards of care are incorporated throughout.

Desired Learning Outcomes: at completion of this program participants will apply the clinical knowledge gained in the assessment and care of the school age child.

Topics will include:

  • An overview of normal and abnormal findings in health screenings
  • Common pediatric disease and disorders
  • The process & procedure for the assessment of the ear including demonstration of the otoscope
  • Vaccine preventable disease update

Presenter: Steve Miller, DO – Pediatrician with Navesink Pediatrics – Affiliate Clinical Faculty/ Monmouth University, The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies.

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.

Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champion of the Ocean Awards Luncheon

The Urban Coast Institute (UCI) will host its 15th annual Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champion of the Ocean Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 22, at Wilson Hall.

With a theme of An Ocean for All: Ecosystems, Economies & People,  the symposium will assemble nationally recognized experts to share insights on the research, science and technology priorities necessary to ensure our oceans continue to thrive ecologically while serving an expanding cross-section of users.

Monmouth University President Emeritus and UCI Ocean Policy Fellow Paul G. Gaffney II will moderate a panel discussion with perspectives from the ports/maritime, offshore wind, ocean sciences and marine conservation communities. Rear Admiral Timothy Gallaudet, deputy director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will deliver plenary remarks. The panel will include Bradley Campbell, Conservation Law Foundation executive director and former New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection commissioner; Scott Glenn, distinguished professor in the Rutgers University Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences and co-director of the Center for Ocean Observing Leadership; David Hang, Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind president; and Bethann Rooney, deputy director, Port Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

At the subsequent luncheon, the UCI will honor three symposium speakers with Champion of the Ocean Awards. The UCI will present its highest honor, the National Champion of the Ocean Award, to Gallaudet; the Regional Champion of the Ocean Award to Campbell; and the Coastal and Ocean Leadership Award to Glenn.

The symposium will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Auditorium. The luncheon will directly follow the symposium from noon to 2 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Versailles and Pompeii rooms.

Tickets are required for the luncheon, with proceeds supporting student research activities through the UCI Scholars Program.

For additional information, contact Karl Vilacoba at 732-571-3688 or kvilacob@monmouth.edu.

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.

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