My name is Jody Symula. I am the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs here at VCUarts. What does that mean? What does the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs do? Essentially I’m here to help you, advocate for you, and help create new (and streamline current) processes to help guarantee you have a great experience at VCUarts, as well as a smooth transition to the world of work. I am also a source of information about University policies, advising questions as well as opportunities.
I have earned an Associate in Science in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University, a Bachelor of Art with a concentration in Painting from Humboldt State University, and a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting & Printmaking from VCUarts.
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You can find Jeanette Hickl, Career & Industry Advisor at VCU Career Services (University Student Commons, 1st floor) M-F from 8:30-5 for appointments and from 1-3 on Fridays for drop-in hours in the fall semester.
To schedule an appointment to meet with her at VCU Career Services, please visit careers.vcu.edu and click on HireVCURams on the right hand side.
Many of you know that in the past it has been difficult taking your 21 credit core outside of VCU. Times are changing. After you are accepted here at VCUarts you still need to take UNIV 111/112 and UNIV 200 here unless you have credit for them when you are admitted. For the remainder of
Craft and Material Studies: Fall CMS (200 level) basics may be open if there is room available. No overrides for size will be issued. All are summer courses are open to all VCU students. If an override is needed they just need to contact Danielle Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org or Debbie Quick (email@example.com).: CRAF 211 Beginning JewelryMay 19-June 10M-F, 9:00am-12:45pmCRN
Below is a message from our friends at 1708! Hello all, 1708 is seeking a couple interns for the summer! The internship is part-time and unpaid, but can qualify for school credit depending on the student’s department. The ideal candidate is someone who is currently earning a BFA or has recently earned a BFA
MFA candidate Janelle Proulx is looking for huggers for her thesis exhibition! Her message is below. Hello, I am currently looking for many people to hug for a performance during my MFA thesis exhibition at The VCU Depot Building between April 25- May 18. This requires a very low time commitment – a minimum of 20 minutes – and
John Maitland is a sophomore in Graphic Design and is running a summer code and design workshop. I’m afraid I didn’t get to posting this in time to tell you all about the interest meeting. I’m sorry, but the workshop is still available as is John, who can be reached here: firstname.lastname@example.org. His message is
Finals on May 2nd have been rescheduled to take place (same time, same location) during the April 30th reading day. This advanced notification serves to amend your course syllabus. Please plan to adjust your study schedule. A link to the updated final exam schedule for Spring 2014 is here. As a test run
Many of you know that each one of your departments has a representative that is serving on the Student Advisory Council. This is a longstanding group that represents all of our departments and programs and in many instances serves as an advisory board to the Dean. For this academic year, the Council has been charged
Collaboration is a slippery thing. When I speak with some folks, it means (for example) a musician and a dancer working together. When I speak with other folks, it’s much broader, and this is an example of collaboration at the limits. This is a grant funded project that is now seeking student engagement. I love
I know you all got the message earlier this week directly from Dean Seipel, but just making sure you get it here, too. See you there! Hello students, Please join me for coffee and pastries April 18th from 10:00-11:00 am in the newly renovated Depot Building at 814 W. Broad Street. It’s finally open and will be
Great line-up of cross-disciplinary courses for next semester! You can find all of these courses (plus MORE) under the ‘arts cross-disciplinary’ option in the schedule of classes. Easy peasy! If you have questions about the courses, or need an override, please contact the instructor. Enjoy! INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMMING FOR ARTISTS – 32151 – ARTS 391-008 Special
The courses below are open to undergraduates in the School of the Arts. Although they can be taken individually they are part of the new certificate of completion in venture creation. These courses can be applied to the certificate when it launches in Fall 2015. You can learn more about the Creative Disruption Lab here.