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.
Division for Inclusive Excellence Student Social Justice Fund The Division has established an award to fund four student teams to create and implement innovative solutions for social justice issues during summer and fall 2017. Called the Student Social Justice Fund, this opportunity will award $2,000 to each student team and $500 for each faculty/staff mentor.
The School of the Arts and the National Scholarship Office (NSO) are hosting two upcoming Fulbright information sessions. If you are interested in learning more about international opportunities for creative projects through the Fulbright US Student Scholarship program, please join us at either: Tuesday, April 18, 3:30p, Pollak 201 Friday, April 28, 2p, Pollak 201
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
This list is going to be growing as time progresses. For the most up to date listing, please go to the schedule of classes here, and select ‘arts- cross-disciplinary’. Enjoy! UNIV 391/HONR 398: Contemporary Art, Museums, and Interpretation Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00-3:15 PM The Depot, Room 2003 Instructor: Erin Hanas, PhD, Associate Curator of Academic Programs,
The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at VCU is a new, non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting the art of our time and to providing an open forum for dialogue and collaboration across the region and throughout the world. Designed by Steven Holl Architects and located at the corner of Broad and Belvidere, the ICA will
Since 2002, the Kennedy Center and Volkswagen Group of America have teamed up for the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, to recognize and showcase the work of emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are residing in the United States. Fifteen winning artists share a total
I am so pleased to welcome Piper Marshall, this years juror for the Undergraduate Fine Arts Exhibition. While on campus, in lieu of a standard talk, she requested to host a round table discussion. Want to know about the life of a curator, living in New York, or how to land a gallery show? This is
mOb jOb 9: the depot, 814 w broad st As part of Tasmeem Doha 2017, mOb will explore ideas of place-making and community in a disruptive and collaborative co-occupation of the conference space in Doha and the Depot in Richmond. Join us as we construct the majlis, from pattern to structure, in real time along
Forgotten News, Forgotten Names March 3, 7:00 – 9:00pm Grace Street Theater Forgotten News, Forgotten Names boldly presents a short film “Hell You Talmbout,” that artfully addresses police violence, racial injustice, the Black Lives Matter movement through spoken word, and a tap dance performance by Seattle’s Northwest Tap Connection choreographed by hip hop instructor Shakiah
The VCUarts Summer Intensive team is looking for students to serve as counselors for high school students living and taking classes on campus July 9-28. We are looking for enthusiastic, upper level School of the Arts students to serve as ambassadors for VCU, and serve as guides for the students. If you are energetic and