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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.

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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Graduate English Meet-Up

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A goosebump inducing evening of perfect readings for the season. Enjoy spooky readings of the season from faculty members and students. Meet and mingle with other Graduate students.

For more information, contact Michele McBride at mmcbride@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.

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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Annual Graduate Symposium (English Dept.)

Call for Papers

The Graduate Symposium presents students with the unique opportunity to not only present their work before their peers, but also to hone their speaking skills while simultaneously building their resume.

All English Graduate students are welcome to submit papers and presentation proposals to Jennifer Broman (jennifer.l.broman@monmouth.edu).

Threesis Competition

What is the Threesis? Consider it an elevator pitch for your thesis (or any research you’ve done). Present a 3-minute long, non-jargon prose description of your thesis or research paper, and compete against your fellow Grad students for $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!

Who Cares about Diversity? We Do! And So Should You

What does diversity mean to you as a graduate student at Monmouth? What role will issues of diversity and inclusion play for you in the workplace? How should you prepare? Join us for a candid conversation addressing these important questions and much, much more! This discussion will also help determine content for future episodes in the podcast series. Come be part of the action and lend your voice to this critical conversation!

This event is hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Days 2019.

Hatchet Throwing (Graduate Students)

The Office of Graduate Studies will host a hatchet-throwing get-together at Stumpy’s Hatchet House for current Monmouth graduate students. This is a BYOB event featuring catered food.

Please note that this meetup will be limited to 30 graduate students. RSVP is required. Register via the Graduate Student Appreciation Days 2019 SurveyMonkey page.

De-Stress for Success

The period right before the end of the semester can be an especially stressful time for graduate students as they prepare for final exams, papers and presentations. De-Stress for Success provides an outlet for students to practice self-care and wellness in a fun and relaxing environment. De-Stress for Success activities include therapy dogs, coloring, chair massages, free refreshments, and much, much more!

This event is hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Days 2019.