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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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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.

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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School of Education Student Scholarship Exhibition

The School of Education Scholarship Exhibition is a poster session hosted by the school. The purpose of this event is threefold:

    1.  To highlight student scholarly endeavors within our school and celebrate research that is completed or underway.
    2.  To create an opportunity for School of Education students at all levels to think about research and how it improves our respective fields
    3. To recognize and appreciate the work of student peer

Apply to present:

If you would like to be included in the School of Education Student Scholarship Exhibition, use the link below to complete an online application to present. Application forms are due by Thursday, April 11.

Public Forum to Discuss Redistricting Reform for a Fairer New Jersey

Join the League of Women Voters of New Jersey and their Fair Districts NJ coalition partners for a public forum on the legislative redistricting process in New Jersey, gerrymandering, and ideas for reforms.

Speakers include Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, and Yurij Rudensky, redistricting counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available on campus in Lot 13.

Event Hosts

TechLaunch Bullpen #11

You are invited to join us at Monmouth University for TechLaunch Bullpen #11. Three tech startup companies, along with one lucky student tech startup from Monmouth University, will pitch their business plans to a panel of investors and be judged to see who can win TechLaunch Bullpen #11. Come and participate as a member of the audience and see how tech startups defend their concept and earn the interest of angel investors. Audience members will vote to decide the ‘Audience Favorite’ Award!

Schedule

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

More Details

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UCI Marine and Environmental Luncheon Speaker Series

State of Coastal and Ocean Acidification in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic

Coastal and ocean acidification have significant scientific and societal ramifications including the alteration of ocean biogeochemistry, ecological consequences associated with altered ecosystems, and economic losses due to the decreased survival of commercially important organisms. Guest speaker Dr. Grace Saba, Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership at Rutgers University will cover what we know and do not yet know about acidification in the Mid-Atlantic. We will examine recommendations from the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN) to enhance regional acidification monitoring and improve understanding of potential ecological impacts.

About the Speaker

Dr. Saba is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership at Rutgers University. She also serves as co-coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN). She received her B.S in Aquatic Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Ph.D. in Marine Science from the College of William and Mary.

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