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.
As always, I’m pleased to be sharing messaging from our student groups! BASE is hosting an event tonight at the Depot, their message is below. Hope to see you there. It is my pleasure to invite you to BASE’s POC in the Arts Forum Monday, April 17 6pm – 9pm on the second floor of the
“Art and Chill” is a signature event hosted by B.A.S.E. This event is a place for students, both artists and non, to express themselves through varied mediums of art. Refreshments will be served When: October 7th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Where: The Depot (814 West Broad Street)
Benjamin Harrell, Secretary of B.A.S.E, touched base with an update about the upcoming B.A.S.E showcase. Call for art is extended, and the mandatory interest meeting information is below the line. Enjoy! I wanted to let you know that B.A.S.E has extended it’s call for art until November 6th, which is also the last interest meeting (7:00pm
B.A.S.E will be having a mixer for all students to socialize, network, etc with both students and faculty. This is a perfect chance to meet people from different majors walks of life that you otherwise may have never had an opportunity to speak with. Refreshments will be served. When: September 23rd from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Black Art Student Empowerment or B.A.S.E. is hosting their first general body meeting in the VCU Student Commons VA Room A on September 14 at 7:00pm. They will introduce B.A.S.E. and go over events and expectations for the upcoming semester. Those interested in joining may bring their dues ($10) to this meeting, or arrange to pay them
Two great events from B.A.S.E are below. Enjoy! B.A.S.E will be having our first General Body Meeting of the semester in The Depot on January 24th at 7pm! We will also be hosting our Black Arts Professional Seminar: “Becoming a Successful Artrepreneur” in The Depot on January 27th from 6:30pm –
A student member of Hillel at VCU asked me to share this great invite with you, below. If you haven’t gone to see Nir Evron at the Depot yet (or you want to return) NOW is your chance. Not only is it closing, but this will be an opportunity for you to hear from the
I was half asleep last night, perusing FaceBook and stumbled on the Curation Club’s page. I watched their entire (almost) two minute video. I don’t know why I found is so captivating… https://www.facebook.com/CurationVCU/ Regardless, if you’re into pop culture, this may be just your thing. CALLING ALL MAJORS! Curation Club Presents: “Miley, What’s Good?”
Hello! We, at Community Room, are currently taking submissions for our upcoming local show in early December. Artists working with any kind of live component are encouraged to submit! Please see our website for more information about who we are or the work we have supported. Submission deadline: November 15th at 11:59pm How to submit:
Attention all VCUarts students (Crit Room 3 can be found on the 1st floor of the Fine Arts Building): Thank you Kate Duggan for our awesome poster design! Curation Club is a group of VCUarts students working together to curate cross-curricular art shows! All departments are welcome! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/480800655427220/
Amendment is ON IT. I spent a lot of time sifting through back copies of the journal (I’m so sorry if you are reading this and have an unanswered question in my inbox) but it’s hard to stay focused sometimes with so much inspiring (and beautiful) stuff . Want to be part of preventing me from