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 Undergraduates, I emailed you on 2/21 (you can see it in my blog below) about TAG, a fun competition where you get to write a wall tag about a work of art in the museum. The deadline has been extended to March 31st, so you still have time to visit the museum and get
Video Contest for Youth and Young Adults Tobacco—I’m Not Buying It Find information about a video contest sponsored by CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health that invites youth ages 13–17 and young adults ages 18–25 to submit original videos (English or Spanish) featuring one or more of the key findings from the 2012 Surgeon General’s
For one day we will turn our focus from ads, Super Bowl spots and integrated campaigns to what is happening in all the different creative facets of Richmond from some of the most creative minds in the city. We want to learn about your achievements, your passions and how you view the creative process. What’s
The Intercultural Festival at VCU is looking for student artists and photographers to submit work for the 2011 VCU Intercultural Festival Art Exhibition! The Art Exhibition will take place on Saturday April 14th, 2012. Artists are encouraged to submit work based on themes that express aspects of any specific culture. Deadlines and requirements for artwork
Nottingham Trent University has three great opportunities for study abroad in England this summer. There is a wide range of offerings, so for more information please visit the links below. Fulbright Summer Institute: http://www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes/nottingham-trent-university-summer-institute Summer Study Abroad in Art, Design and Architecture: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/art/about_us/study_abroad/summer_study_abroad/index.html Creative Short Courses: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/art/courses/creative_short_courses/index.html?campaignid=creativeshortcourses Single room, en-suite, short-stay summer accommodation on campus is
Applications are now being accepted for the annual Juried Student Fine Arts Exhibition. Please visit the link below for additional information regarding deadlines and the application process. Good luck! http://arts.vcu.edu/andersongallery/exhibits/future-exhibitions/
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to offer the following spring/summer opportunities for students: Tag: Label Writing Contest DEADLINE MAR 15 In place of the Insights Symposium, VMFA is hosting a label writing contest for undergraduate and graduates. Students are invited to write a wall label about a work on view
Wickham House 200: Inspiring New Art Two Centuries Later Call for Proposals The Valentine Richmond History Center is offering a unique opportunity to VCUarts studio students to install art works in the 1812 Wickham House, a National Historic Landmark, located at1015 East Clay Street in Richmond, including the exterior Gray Family Terrace and Wickham Garden.
Dear VCUarts Undergraduates, I’m just following up on the information session for the VCU Venture Creation Competition hosted by Matt Woolman, Director of Creative Entrepreneurship. If you would still like to come, please stop by the info session which is tomorrow, 2/10/12, 10am Pollak Room 302. Do you have questions? Please email Matt directly at
The VMFA is holding a Portfolio Review Day February 24th, and they are inviting YOU to participate! All current undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to register, but don’t delay! Space is limited. This is your chance to have art professionals review your work FOR FREE! By participating, you could have your portfolio selected to
Dear Students, As you may know, UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) hosts a “poster” symposium every spring. http://www.research.vcu.edu/vpr/ugresources/symposium_flyer_2012.pdf Although this event is typically thought of as catering to the sciences, we know as a fact that arts students (YOU!) are conducting research in unconventional ways every day. Maybe you’re learning more about a material, or
Dear Undergraduates, I just want to share with you what I think is exciting news. This summer, VCUarts faculty are leading a total of 10 study abroad programs. Its pretty impressive! The poster, below, will be up in hallways soon. Hopefully there is something here that is interesting to you. If you would like