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.
VCUarts is currently accepting applications for the John Roos, Covington and William B. Clopton Scholarships. Please take a moment to review these award opportunities that are open to full-time VCUarts students. Applications must be submitted online using the links below by end of day Friday, March 3, 2017, to be considered. Contact your department with
Applications for the 2017 Education Abroad Scholarships are now open. These include the Airfare Voucher Award, Presidential International Education Award, and Randi Buerlein Scholarship. Details on eligibility and application requirements are posted on our website here. Please contact Erin Robson (email@example.com) if you have any questions about the scholarships or issues submitting applications. Applications are
Dear Undergraduates, I am excited to share with you the news of the return of VCUarts to the Anderson Building as its primary gallery space for student exhibitions. This reengagement with the historic Anderson Building is exciting for us, as the facility provides not only an impressive 6,200 square feet of space, but endless potential
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas and other info is now available on the new exhibitions page of our website: http://bit.ly/WILDART Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas Friday, May 26 – Sunday, October 1, 2017 Call for Proposals: http://bit.ly/WILDART Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, invites emerging and established
VCUarts Undergraduate Research Grants – 2017 Awards Congratulations to the 12 teams selected to receive funding for their spectacular ideas representing a wonderful mix of topics. Coyle, Cummings, & Lowe We plan to visit and study an abandoned particle accelerator and present our findings in a multimedia installation that will engage We plan to visit
Brandon Shields, President and Co-Organizer of TEDx at VCU (not to mention a Graphic Design student) asked me to share the call for speakers at the 2017 event. I hope some of you are interested in speaking, or attending! TEDxVCU is seeking speakers for our 2017 conference next February. In the spirit of “ideas worth
The Dean’s International Study Grant is now open and accepting applications! The deadline for you to apply is 11:59pm on January 23rd 2017. If you want to pitch ideas, learn more about the grant, and get tips on your application, I highly highly highly recommend you attend one of my workshops, below: December 2nd, 12:00
If you have school spirit and like to paint, read on, below! VCU Homecoming is November 6-12 and includes lots of fun events. Show your school spirit and your skills by painting windows in the University Commons on November 6! Register here. Full list of events here.
There are a lot of courses on the Spring 2017 arts cross-disciplinary course listing here. This list includes not only those supported through the dean’s office, but also courses that other departments (and university units) want to offer students across the school (such as Set Building for Film and Working Your Art Degree). Below are the
While working with Carver Elementary, it was made known that many of the children do not receive birthday cards. Surely this a gap that we could put our creative minds to filling! Come to the Depot on November 1st from 12-5 and get some serious warm and fuzzies. All the supplies you need to create