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.
If you have school spirit and like to paint, read on, below! VCU Homecoming is November 6-12 and includes lots of fun events. Show your school spirit and your skills by painting windows in the University Commons on November 6! Register here. Full list of events here.
College Night at the VMFA is October 6th. The evening will consist of a lecture, Gordon Parks’ American Stories with John Mason from 6-7pm, games (including Pictionary and an Instagram activity) led by students members of the VMFA College Advisory Council from 7-8:30pm and Jazz until 9pm. You are welcome to come and go and you
A medical hackathon is similar in structure to a traditional “hackathon,” however the focus is on solving medical unmet needs through any means, whether it be programming, rapid prototyping, developing flow processes, its up to you! This is the first year of HealthHacks, VCU’s annual medical hackathon, which will take place on October 1-2 at VCU’s Monroe Park
“Art and Chill” is a signature event hosted by B.A.S.E. This event is a place for students, both artists and non, to express themselves through varied mediums of art. Refreshments will be served When: October 7th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Where: The Depot (814 West Broad Street)
Benjamin Harrell, Secretary of B.A.S.E, touched base with an update about the upcoming B.A.S.E showcase. Call for art is extended, and the mandatory interest meeting information is below the line. Enjoy! I wanted to let you know that B.A.S.E has extended it’s call for art until November 6th, which is also the last interest meeting (7:00pm
B.A.S.E will be having a mixer for all students to socialize, network, etc with both students and faculty. This is a perfect chance to meet people from different majors walks of life that you otherwise may have never had an opportunity to speak with. Refreshments will be served. When: September 23rd from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Black Art Student Empowerment or B.A.S.E. is hosting their first general body meeting in the VCU Student Commons VA Room A on September 14 at 7:00pm. They will introduce B.A.S.E. and go over events and expectations for the upcoming semester. Those interested in joining may bring their dues ($10) to this meeting, or arrange to pay them
Paige (Fashion Merchandising) is ready to open the doors to her pop up shop featuring some great curated works from…well…you! While you’re out and about tonight, stop on by the Depot to see the closing of Text Me in the Gallery, and The Garden on the loading dock. Enjoy!
If you don’t know it SEDIMENT is a fantastic gallery non-profit with a VCUarts alumna at the helm. Fantastic opportunity in a fantastic space. SEDIMENT welcomes proposals from artists and curators for exhibitions, events, and workshops. Creative practitioners working in any media including sculpture, video, sound, performance, installation, social practice, drawing, photography, and painting are