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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If you would rather call, my direct line is: 804.828.9313.
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.
GRAIN is a student run exhibition group. They are organizing a one-night only exhibition and they want YOU to submit! This show will embrace new media artists and showcase time-based works revolving around the theme of digital texture and quality. The submissions are due by April 20th, and they must be digital time-based works that
Calling all dancers, musicians, performers and more! Community Room, a Richmond-based art organization, is holding a micro east-coast tour this summer. The tour will span Richmond, Philadelphia, and Baltimore during June and July. We will kick off in Richmond at Sediment Gallery on June 3rd. Currently, we are holding a call for entries for this
I’m so happy to be supporting student clubs and organizations! Below is a yell from our friends at Print Club at VCU. (Mulberry Gallery is new to me…I had no idea!) Please join us for SOUTHERN BLUES a Print Club at VCU printmaking exhibition this Friday March 25th, from 7-11 PM at Mulberry Gallery,
Wanted: Performance Artists, Artwork, Clothing, Models, Spoken Word Artists, Poetry, Short Stories Storytellers, Musicians, Crafts, Singers, Dancers, etc. Art Call Information: VCU Students for Social Action, VCU Green Unity, VCU Environmental Coalition, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and VA Chapter Sierra Club are uniting to bring attention to climate disruption here in Richmond, VA through the arts. We are looking for art
We heard through the grapevine that many of you were not able to attend last Friday’s Nickelodeon careers and internships info session. Two representatives from Nickelodeon and their parent company Viacom joined us via Skype to offer their tips for landing a job or an internship with their organization. Both Amy Wu and Ashley Mettille offered
I’m so happy to be sharing this opportunity from Cody Huff, who’s message is below: I run a local film series, along with Natalie Kohlhepp, here in Richmond called Black Light Film and Video Series. Natalie and I are both Seniors in the VCU Photo/Film Department (her concentration is Photography, mine is in Filmmaking). Our
This fashion show is serious business, and so are the models. If you want to show off some pretty epic garments this is just the thing for you. Details are below. Model Call will be held on Monday, February 22nd from 6PM to 9PM at The Depot (814 West Broad Street). Required Measurements:
2016 Undergraduate Fine Arts Exhibition call for entries. Any student, no matter their declared major or department, can submit work as long as they are currently taking studio classes. Click here for Information
Do you have some free time next Saturday and want to hang out with some awesome local artists? Great! I’ll see you there! 1708 Gallery’s annual art auction, Cabin Fever, is coming up this month on Saturday, February 27th and we are in need of amazing people to make up our auction volunteer
Carla-Mae, Arts Librarian asked me to make sure this got into your hands. Done! Digital pragmata flourish at the nexus of research, teaching, and creativity. They can be textual databases, creative visualizations of information, multimedia explorations, collaboratively annotated maps, and a thousand other projects. How do they fit into a world built on books
Two great events from B.A.S.E are below. Enjoy! B.A.S.E will be having our first General Body Meeting of the semester in The Depot on January 24th at 7pm! We will also be hosting our Black Arts Professional Seminar: “Becoming a Successful Artrepreneur” in The Depot on January 27th from 6:30pm –
Holly Alford, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at VCUarts asked me to share this great info with you below. Hello and Happy New Year, As we welcome back students for the Spring Semester the School of the Arts would like to remind students and faculty that there will be celebrations the first week