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Joey Landwehr is the proud Artistic Director for JCompany Youth Theatre. Joey has won over 40 awards for his work with young artists in San Diego, including a special creativity award for shaving his head with his lead in THE KING AND I, Yul Brynner style, and raising over $10,000 for Rady Children’s Hospital's Cancer Unit - earning him the title Joey "Do Anything For The Arts" Landwehr.

Joey moved to San Diego after being a professional actor and director in New York City working on and off Broadway, national tours, regional theatre and directing and soloing at Carnegie Hall. Joey received his MFA in acting and directing from The Ohio State University and has studied under such instructors as Betty Buckley, Marcel Marceau, Francis Sternhagen, F. Murry Abraham, Twila Tharpe and has had the great privilege of working with such greats as Phyllis Diller, Sam Harris, Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Victoria Mallory, Joel Grey, Kaye Ballard, Michael Feinstein, Betty Buckley, Patti LuPone & Howard Keel.

Joey has worked in all medias of entertainment and is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the Director’s Guild of America (DGA), the Actors Alliance of San Diego (AASD), and Americans for the Arts (AFTA).

Since moving to San Diego, Joey has worked for the San Diego Performing Arts League as Membership and Community Development Director; in 2007 he received the “40 Under 40” Award from San Diego Metropolitan Magazine for outstanding leadership in the arts. Joey was also honored as the 2011 Newsmaker in the Arts. In 2016, Joey was further recognized when the City of San Diego proclaimed October 18th Joey Landwehr Day.

In San Diego, Joey has worked with Scripps Ranch Theatre, Diversionary Theatre, the San Diego Shakespeare Society, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, San Diego REP, Lipinsky Family Jewish Arts Festival, San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Symphony, Orchestra Nova San Diego and The Actors Alliance Festival winning five different excellence awards. From 2006 - Present Joey has also been the resident staging director and choreographer for the SDGMC.

At JCompany he has had the privilege of directing Rumplestilskin is My Name, Oliver!, Yours, Anne, Annie, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Story of Hansel and Gretel, Disney's The Jungle Book, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, Disney's 101 Dalmations, Pocahontas (San Diego Premiere) Into the Woods, Fireflies: The Story of the Artists of Terezin - Featuring the Original Children's Opera Brundibar (World Premiere), Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Fiddler on the Roof, 13 - A New Musical, The Wizard of Oz (Munchkin cast of the national tour), Children of Eden (also playing the role of The Father), Disney's Mulan, **The Who's Tommy, **Thoroughly Modern Millie, **Xanadu, Funny Girl, Yentl (World Premiere), Gypsy, Hello, Dolly, Shrek - The Musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Disney's Tarzan, Disney's Peter Pan, The Pirates of Penzance, Annie, West Side Story, RAW Rent, RAW Mystery Flavor, RAW Phantom, Disney's Mary Poppins, Seussical Jr. Annie Warbucks, Once on This Island."

Joey Landwehr
Dec 21, 2017
 
Dec 21, 2017
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
 
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A 1965 Navy ship catastrophe echos reminders of today's Naval accidents in the Western Pacific.  Midway Docent Steve Cross

examines the 1965 accident and draws lessons for todays sailors.  The talk, previously rated as superior research, the best talk I've heard to date

is part of a powerpoint and court records examination of the personnel involved in the 1965 accident.  Fortunately, no one was killed.

Steve Cross
Jan 11, 2018
 
 
Jan 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
 
Jan 19, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Jan 25, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
 

Joseph Frangiosa, Jr.  is a curator, craftsman, artist and historian who specializes in handmade one-of-a-kind nautical history displays.    In case you hadn’t noticed Joe’s little Nautical History Gallery and Museum across from the Maserati dealership on Pearl Street you really should note the hours he's open for business and stop in.   His collection of historical ship models and related treasures will blow your mind.

A description of Joe on the Gallery’s website says this:  “I will produce any structure, concept or idea from the research of texts, drawings or photographs into a three dimensional format.   Any time period or item of interest is possible.   The ships and cases are handmade, utilizing poplar and basswood.  Other materials, such as brass/aluminum tube, jewelry pieces, plumbing PVC, and leather eyelets, to name a few, are used to accent and detail the construction.  Most of the displays to date come together to reflect revolutionary changes in Naval Technology, from the “Age of Sail” circa 1800 to the “Steam Era” circa 1900 and then the Aircraft Carrier.”   You are encouraged to take a peek inside the books he was asked to bring in addition to examples of these spectacular models.  The books include details of other specially commissioned creations that you won’t see at his La Jolla Gallery and Museum or at the San Diego Maritime Museum where Joe also works on displays and where some of his other models are on loan.   

Joe says his experiences serving in both the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps helped to develop his strong interests in historical research.   But we should let him elaborate on how he developed this unique trade and his vision for the Gallery.

Joe Frangiosa, Jr.
Jan 31, 2018
 
Dr. Paul Gothold
Feb 01, 2018
 
Feb 01, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
 
Feb 05, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 

Dr. Huda Makhluf

College of Letters and Sciences
Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Dr. Huda Makhluf
Feb 08, 2018
 
Feb 08, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
 
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Thomas E. Novotny, MD MPH

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Diego State University

Dr. Novotny is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MPH Epidemiology).  He completed residency training in the UCSF Family Medicine Program in Santa Rosa and in the Preventive Medicine Residency at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  He is Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at San Diego State University. Dr. Novotny was Professor of Epidemiology at UC San Francisco (UCSF) in 2002-2009, and then was co-director of the Joint PhD program in Global Health at San Diego State University and UC San Diego, where his research focused on global health diplomacy, tobacco,  and non-communicable diseases.  After more than a decade in academic medicine, he returned to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in January 2016. He relocated from San Diego to Washington DC to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health with a focus on Science and Medicine.   We are fortunate that he again lives full time in San Diego so that we could have him as our speaker today and learn about some of his more memorable experiences in the role as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health. 

Dr. Novotny is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Preventive Medicine. He has published more than 190 scientific articles and co-edited four books, including 21st Century Health Diplomacy. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree and membership in Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society by the University of Nebraska in 2015.

Thomas E. Novotny, MD MPH
Feb 15, 2018
 
Feb 15, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
 
 
 
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As an entrepreneur, business owner and professional skydiving entertainer, Ron Lee has, like most business owners, seen the best times and the worst times in business. Myriad moments of immense risk, fear and challenge in both his skydiving and business management careers have occurred, leading him to epiphanies he never expected. Thus, Ron suggests that we reconsider the very basic nature of fear, risk, struggle and failure, and how to utilize these as building blocks for the ultimate goal of SUCCESS.

For Ron personally, questioning customary ideas about these intense life experiences resulted in galvanizing moments of understanding. As his audiences learn early on, “There is enormous value in fear, risk, struggle and failure”. With more than thirty years of skydiving, entertainment, leadership and real-world business ownership experience, Ron has discovered that some elements of personal creativity and vision require deliberate efforts of meaningful, intelligent and quantifiable risk. Ron believes it is our voluntary and deliberate embrace of challenge and risk that stokes the creative fires of the human brain, and that our steps into the realm of repeated risk challenge helps result in the long term outcomes we desire. “Epiphanic moments result from a risk-rich existence”.

 With his compelling narratives around the real-life experiences as a professional demonstration skydiver, Ron connects the dots between deliberate, intelligent and manageable risk, situational discomfort, the “cannot fail” nature of skydiving and the resulting evolution in thinking that leads to greater understanding, accomplishments and personal success. He defines this path for audiences, leaving them with the tools needed to accomplish greater goals, master fear and insecurity and deliberately evolve their most creative selves.

Ron’s entertaining multi-media presentations are punctuated with incredible stories and thrilling video from some of his most challenging and memorable skydiving performances. They are tailored to corporate, conference, community and service organizations, and serve to enlighten, inspire and awaken audiences to the incredible personal and professional outcomes that are the natural result of pushing beyond one’s perceived limitations.

Ron Lee holds a US Parachute Association “D” license and PRO (Professional Demonstration Skydiver) rating, and has nearly 5,300 skydives. Currently serving as a US Parachute Association Safety and Training Advisor, Ron consults with professional skydivers and their teams, and provides counsel and guidance to FAA authorities when called up on to evaluate requests for FAA demonstration jump authorizations. Each year, Ron conducts several west coast training camps for experienced skydivers who want to qualify for their professional ratings. Ron is an FAA Part 107-certificated commercial drone pilot, and possesses myriad authorizations for drone flight operations in controlled airspace. 

Ron Lee
Mar 01, 2018
 
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Mar 01, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
 
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On a Mission to Teach Learning Disabled Children to Read

Dr. Suki Stone is passionate about her position as a literacy advocate. Since she has spent the last 35 years teaching children with special education, Dr. Stone had no option but to create an entirely new method to teach these forgotten children to read.  She is creator, founder, and facilitator of Reading Literacy Solutions for the You Read program, a revolutionary system designed to teach writing, reading, and comprehension to children and adults with learning disabilities, dyslexia or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Stone is also author of Rethink Reading Strategies, a book published in 2015.  Since receiving her PhD from Claremont Graduate University jointly with San Diego State University she has led a crusade to help learning disabled children and adults recognize they are smart, passionate, but just learn differently. Most children are dismissed from their special education placements after just 14 sessions with Dr. Stone’s program.  Dr. Stone helps many of her adult clients, who struggled for years, achieve their personal and business goals by becoming independent readers.

Dr. Stone can be contacted through her website: www.youread.org  or by phone 858-487-7889.

Dr. Suki Stone
Mar 08, 2018
 
Mar 08, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
 
Mar 12, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Mar 15, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM