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.
Hurray! A sale! The VCUarts online store, The Goods, has merchandise you won’t find at the bookstore. ThroughDecember 31, 2013, you can receive 15% off when you use the code ABIGDEAL13. So, pass that code on to anyone who might buy you stuff for the holidays! So, think about it. You can get a $25 gift
Lets help our Dance peers get some stellar costuming! Kickstarter is our friend, lets rally to help them out and see them shine (in their new gear) November 20-23 at the Grace Street Theater. More on the project is here. Thanks!
We love our tour guides. They have a pretty fabulous blog that they put together for prospective students to give them idea of what it’s like to be on campus and to be an arts student here at VCU. Anyways, they want to post images of student’s dorm rooms. Pretty great idea. Is your dorm
Below is a note from Abbie Werner, our Director of Academic Advising. ______________________________________________________ Hi everyone, I really need your help to make sure advising at VCUarts meets your needs. To do this, I need to hear directly from you! I am interested in hearing about ways that advising has helped you and also about ways that we can
Hello students! I need your help to make academic advising at VCUarts the best that it can be! We have a new Director of Academic Advising here in the School of the Arts. Her name is Abbie Werner, and she’s quite the dynamo. Not only is she well read and brilliant in her field, she’s
The forthcoming VCU Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), to be located at the corner of Belvidere and Broad, will be a game changer for Richmond and VCU. We appreciate the tremendous student support so far, and hope you can help spread the word. T-shirts will soon be available for purchase on-line and from your classmates
The VCU Student Film Festival Brought to you by VCU’s Department of Photography & Film Deadline for Submissions: 4/28/12 No Submission Fee! For Information/Details/Rules Visit: vcustudentfilm.tumblr.com Guest Juror: Alexis Bravos Festival Date: Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 7pm @ The Grace Street Theater
Alex and Rachel are working on a project that will be executed, in part, in Iceland. They’ve made is so simple for you to contribute, right from the comfort of your own home, or on a bus, or over dinner, or from anywhere, really. Sending words from your brain to Iceland has never been so
The VCUarts YouTube page is only as good as you make it. Please consider sending your class project videos (less than 10 minutes in length) to Dawn Waters at email@example.com for inclusion on our YouTube channel. Please include a short description and what class the video came from. Thanks!
Below is a nice message from Amani Walker, who is doing a great job letting us know about one of your peers. Whether you are involved in student government or not, I say we should support our fellow art student by placing a vote! My name is Amani Walker and I serve as the Elections
If you’ve been through Art Foundations, it’s probable that you know Chris Mahonski. Here’s his message and humble request: Fine Art and Design Students, I am requesting your help on behalf of the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (F.A.T.E.) conference. As a presenter for a panel discussion called Loud, Expensive, and Potentially Dangerous, I
Remember I previously emailed and posted about the D*S Scholarship? WELL, one of your colleagues, Kelsie Conley, is in the TOP FIVE FINALISTS!!!! WAHOOOOO!!!! Lets rally and vote for her! Head on over here to Design*Sponge and click her name at the bottom of the page.