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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Hands down the best way to get in touch with me is via email: email@example.com.
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.
I’ve shared information about Lorraine Santaluca and Scholarship Sharing before. It’s a student run initiative and absolutely worth the visit. Here’s the scoop: Students interested in other scholarship opportunities should join the group on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scholarshipsharing/ and like the page: https://www.facebook.com/scholarshipsharing
Below is a message from some energetic folks who want to spread the word about the Rams Community Bazaar. The Rams Community Bazaar is devoted to providing a haven for economic and cultural exchange that appeals to the VCU student body, alumni, and the Richmond community. We want to provide a regular destination for arts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is now accepting applications for 2014-15 Visual Arts Fellowships! $8,000 Professional artists $6,000 Graduate students in the visual arts or art history $4,000 Undergraduate students in the visual arts (including college-bound high school seniors) Application deadline: Friday, November 8, 2013. No application fee! Application, eligibility guidelines, and PDF flyer available at: http://www.vmfa.museum/fellowships
If you are the recipient of the Pell Grant, and are considering studying abroad next semester or academic year (2014-2015) then I strongly suggest you attend the writing workshop. The $5,000 scholarship has a large writing component. Many folks in the Global Education Office have served on the selection committee and therefore have first hand
I just need to note here that I learned about Feast RVA when Mark (from The Peoples Library) emailed me that his team’s Undergraduate Research Project was chosen to be presented at the Feast event this Sunday . A year or so ago, I stumbled on Detroit SOUP, and thought it was a great idea. I
The message below is from Alex Kreher who is raising money though Kickstarter. He has rallied Eric Stanley and Michael-Birch Pierce (current and past VCUarts students) to come out and support the project at the launch party. You can see and hear Zoe speak about her epic run at TEDxRVA livestream here. I hope some
I am so excited to be sending this to you. This is wonderful support from your Dean’s Office to make those ideas you have in your head manifest themselves in real life! I couldn’t decide what to use for the featured image on this post, it was the UROP logo or the clip of the
We want to spread the word about VCUarts outside of Virginia. The VCUarts Boomerang Program gives a $150 scholarship* to students who return to their former high schools (out of state) to share their positive experiences about VCUarts. Interested? Please see below. Questions? Please contact Erin Neff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requirements Current VCUarts undergraduate student 3.0
I know you may be thinking about spring break, but really, summer is right around the corner. It’s never too late to think ahead! If you missed this post and the scholarship deadline, no sweat. There’s still space in the programs! We love you, but get out of town and check out the world! Here
The Department of Art Education is offering TWO Guatemala scholarships for $1000 each. The application for Study Abroad in Guatemala: ARTE 491/591 is OPEN on the Education Abroad website!!!!! http://www.global.vcu.edu/abroad/programs/vcu/programdetail/p20.aspx#whilein COURSE DATES May 20 – June 20, 2013 Week 1 in Richmond Week 2 & 3 in Guatemala Week 4 & 5 Independent Study in Richmond You may access it directly
Yup, it’s true that I read the TelegRam. Pretty much every day, and it usually pays off. I bet some of you caught this in the student version but want to put it here as it’s probably of interest. The President of the group just called me and I can tell you she’s super