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.
Dear Juniors and Seniors, Graduate Admissions will be hosting a Graduate & Professional School Fair on Thursday, September 27 in the Student Commons from 10am until 1:30pm. There will be approximately100 grad programs from around the country, including arts colleges, schools of education, at least 26 health science schools, and 12 VCU schools and departments.
Pulse is an online and (soon-to-be) printed publication that critically examines current events within Virginia Commonwealth University’s art community. Submissions are encouraged from ALL members of VCUarts: students, faculty, alumni & visitors. Topics are all self-determined. Write your opinions, criticisms, experiences, stories, conversations–anything and everything! The Pulse call for submissions is now up! Deadline September
Hello, The call for entries for Student Art Space has been EXTENDED to September 8th! Good news! Keep in mind they’re looking for applications that include not only finished work, but work that may be currently in progress, or in proposal form. http://studentartspace.wordpress.com/ http://studentartspace.tumblr.com/ Also, keep your eye on their social media sites for updates
Dear Undergraduates, If you ever were on the second floor in the Pollak Building last year, you’ve seen the HUMONGOUS print show. The Photography and Film Department puts out a call for entries twice a semester. This opportunity is open to all VCUarts students, regardless of majors. I know many of you LOVE wielding a
Poictesme, VCU’s student-led journal of literature and art, is having its first meeting of the year this upcoming Friday. Poictesme is put together by a small group of students who solicit student manuscripts and artwork, meet with creative writing and art classes, edit writing for cohesion and style, interview local authors and poets, host literary
Hello! Our fearless leaders of the Student Art Space (Kate Fowler, Mary Wood, Ha Tran) are ready to receive your show proposals at the student run Student Art Space in the commons, as well as the glass cases in the gym. The flyer is below. To submit go to studentartspace.wordpress.com, or to be a voyeur
———————————————————————- ATTENTION STUDENT ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Consider participating in the first RVA Startup Weekend! 7-9 September 2012 Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning
Welcome Back Undergraduates! I hope you all had a great summer! For those of you that are new, welcome! We’re so happy you’re here with us. If you’re returning, this will serve as a refresher: Did you know there is a resource section for you at arts.vcu.edu/students, with everything from a link for scholarship info
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is now accepting applications for 2013-14 Visual Arts Fellowships! $8,000 Professional artists $6,000 Graduate students (includes art history students) $4,000 Undergraduate students (includes college-bound high school seniors) Application deadline: Friday, November 9, 2012. Application, eligibility guidelines, and PDF flyer available at: http://www.vmfa.museum/fellowships Elizabeth Cruickshanks Fellowship Program Coordinator Art and Education
Dear Students,Your Student Government is trying to find viable candidates to fulfill student representation spots on university committees. Here are a list of committees along with their corresponding descriptions. If you are interested in any of these positions, please email Jae Lee at email@example.com with which committees you are interested in along with your resume
Morning undergrads, Some of you may have seen some pretty amazing murals popping up around Richmond. There’s lots more to come. Although this is not a VCUarts project, there are certainly opportunities for you to get involved, especially this weekend when things are really going to be heating up. You can read more about
Dear Sophomores and Juniors, Please see the message below from Seth Caskey at the da Vinci Center. If you’re interested in participating in their program, the application and more info can be found below. Have a great one! Jody Symula | Director of Student ServicesSchool of the Arts | Virginia Commonwealth Universityphone: 804.828.9313 | facsimile: