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Public talk & book-signing w/Coach Vivian Stringer, Wed. Oct. 29th

"To play your best, be your best:
Perspectives on life, basketball, leadership, and perseverance"
A public talk and book-signing by C. Vivian Stringer,
Rutgers University Women's Basketball Head Coach
and Author, Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph
(Random House, 2008)

Wednesday October 29, 2008
Multipurpose Room, Cook Campus Center, Cook campus
Talk at 7:00 pm followed by book signing.
Admission is free but seating is limited

Copies of Standing Tall will be available for sale at this event, at a significant discount off the list price.

Attendees may bring one (1) item of Scarlet Knights memorabilia to be signed by the Coach, in addition to copies of the book.

To reserve a seat, receive parking information, or for other inquiries, please send email to or call Harry Glazer at 732.932.7505.

C. Vivian Stringer is the head coach of the Rutgers University women's basketball team. Stringer has taken the Scarlet Knights to 10 NCAA appearances, including 10 showings in the Sweet 16, seven appearances in the Elite Eight and two Final Fours. A member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Stringer has been named National Coach of the Year three times by her peers. Stringer, beginning her 38th year on the sidelines in 2008-09, was formerly the head coach at the University of Iowa and Cheyney State. The legendary coach grabbed her 800th career victory last season; the third women's coach, ninth coach overall and first African American to reach the milestone. She was also the assistant coach for the gold-winning 2004 U.S. Olympic team.

This event is cosponsored by Douglass Residential College, the Institute for Women's Leadership, the Center for Women's Global Leadership, the Women's and Gender Studies Department, and the Institute for Research on Women.

Posted September 16, 2008; September 18, 2008