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.
Below is a message from the Director of Digital America, Dr. Meghan Rosatelli _________________________________________________________ Digital America, a new online journal of digital culture and American life, is currently seeking submissions for our second issue. We believe that some work deserves a second life beyond the classroom/workroom, so if you have critical or creative work that merits
Mark touched base with me with a request for a student to illustrate a collage of events and activities. Please email Mark directly with questions at Wiknet91@gmail.com. Mark is willing to pay $200 for the illustration. Parameters from Mark are below: I need to create a poster sized drawing (exact size is flexible, but approx.
We KNOW RVA has some serious talent, much of it right here at VCUarts. Christina, a Dance student that has made it to the finals, is proof of that. She’s working hard for the grand prize that will be split with her non-profit FRIENDS. Here’s the note from Christina: I will be performing in
I’m so excited that Grace, a senior in Communication Arts, has had her artwork chosen to be one of three finalists for the Canvas Artist Series Contest I posted about back in October! Below is her note, along with a link to the voting site. I voted and it took no more than five seconds.
Melissa Lesh is raising funds through Kickstarter for some pretty cool work in India. Her message is below. Good luck Melissa! It is with great excitement that I bring to you my newly launched Kickstarter campaign. This project has been a goal of mine for the past five years, ever since my first trip to SAI
Below is a lovely, heartfelt note from Gray, a Sculpture + Extended Media student who is working her butt off trying to make a difference in the Philippines after hurricane Yolanda. HURRICANE YOLANDA DRIVE For the Central Philippines & Family!!! All Day Wednesday & Thursday (11/19 & 20) in the Sculpture Office Food, clothing, and personal items will
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You could tell from my previous post that I’m impressed with what is happening with Auctus. I mean, check out the News and Noteworthy article about Torian Tobechi Ugworji’s summer UROP grant (KI Senior) here. I can’t say enough how much being involved with groups, university wide projects, outreach, and things of that nature can really
THE PEOPLE’S SEWING CIRCLE: Working Across Boundaries to Build A Giant Community Rug Imbued With Our Histories A Partnership between the People’s Library, Girls Rock RVA, and the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library For Immediate Release Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library 101 East Franklin St Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Below is a note from Victoria, your peer in Photography & Film. I hope you enjoy the short intro video and are moved to support! Good luck Victoria (and team)! My name is Victoria Sharpe and I’m a junior in the VCU Film department. One of the main objectives of Junior year in the Film
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I know, your school knows, the university knows. You’re pretty great! The first issue of Auctus, the Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship is stellar. Seven students across campus have articles and three of them are from arts. Nice! Many of you have conducted research, university supported or otherwise. I strongly (strongly) encourage you