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Honors School Research Conference Fall 2019

Join us to support Honors School students who are presenting their Capstone Projects at the Fall 2019 Research Conference. Student presenters come from disciplines across the university, with projects covering unique topics within their majors.

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Conference Schedule

Session 1: 1:30 – 3:00 p. m.

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Nancy J. Mezey, Dean of the Honors School

  • Kathy Chen, Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry
  • Alexa LaVere, Health Studies
  • Mika Schievelbein, Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry
  • Catherine Harvey, History and Secondary Education
  • Alexia Raess, Social Work
  • Melanie Broman, English with a Concentration in Creative Writing
  • Michael Scognomillo, Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Break: 3 – 3:20 p.m.  (light refreshments will be available)

Session 2: 3:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Chanell Singletary-Eskridge, Psychology
  • Thomas Prioli, History and Political Science
  • Nicole Tarsitano, English
  • Angelica Pellone, Interdisciplinary Studies and Elementary Education
  • Gianni Mazzone, Business, Economics and Finance
    Omar Shah, Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry
  • Jon P. Suttile, Political Science
  • Brian Mathew, Biology with a Concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology

Closing Remarks: Dr. Nancy J. Mezey

For more information, please contact Kate Sosnowski at ksosnows@monmouth.edu  or 732-263-5308.

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

The Game Changers

Jon and Tracey Stewart, on behalf of Hockhockson Farm Foundation cordially invite you to a screening of the film The Game Changers followed by a Q&A panel with cast and producers of the film (James Wilks, Joseph Pace, Rip Esselstyn, Nick Berman and Dr. Robert Ostfeld), moderated by Jon Stewart.

Guests must first register online. Tickets are held at Will Call and are available for pick-up on the day of the event at 6:30 PM using a valid photo ID. Please be prompt. All seat assignments are released and tickets will be reassigned to the waiting list if not claimed by 7:20 PM.

The Game Changers

The Game Changers is a new film executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet — and it’s backed by them too — with additional EPs including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul.

Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers follows the story of James Wilks—elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter—as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists. Wilks’ journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.

Run Time: 85 minutes

About the Panel:

James Wilks – Producer
James Wilks is a mixed martial artist best known for winning Season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter. He also serves as a combatives trainer for government agencies including the US Marshals, US Marines, US Army Rangers and US Navy SEALs.

Joseph Pace – Producer
Joseph Pace is a Canadian writer and researcher who has been focused on the future of food for more than two decades. Joseph also played a pivotal role in helping to launch NutritionFacts.org, the first non-commercial, science-based website to provide free video updates on the latest in nutrition research.

Dr. Robert Ostfeld – Cardiologist
Cardiologist Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc is the founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, where he encourages patients to embrace a whole-foods, plant-based diet. He earned his MD at Yale and his MSc in epidemiology at Harvard, and he is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Rip Esselstyn – Former Firefighter / Triathlete
Rip Esselstyn is a former fireman and world-class triathlete who won the Masters National Championships in the 200-yard backstroke, setting the American record in the process. He is also the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Engine 2 Diet, Plant-Strong, The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet and The Engine 2 Cookbook.

Nick Berman – New York City Firefighter

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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.

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.

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.

Blood Drive

Monmouth University Blood Drive on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Edison 201, School of Science

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