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.
Dear VCUarts students: If you are approaching graduation and are thinking of a career as an art teacher, consider earning your master’s degree and teaching license through the Art Education department at VCU. We will be holding an info session for prospective students that will allow you to learn about the program, see the facilities,
VCU’s da Vinci Center is hosting an information session on its Master of Product Innovation program, Wednesday, October 24, from 5:00p to 6:30p in E4229 Engineering East Hall. Individuals interested in the fall 2013 class on a a part-time or full-time basis are encouraged to attend (note that all classes are in the evening). For
Below is a note from Dr. Jamison, Dean Emeritus in the School of Engineering: I am looking for a student to work with me part-time this year to develop some graphical materials for the innovation initiative. Primary needs are brochure, poster, and powerpoint presentation. This will require both illustration and graphical design skills. I have
Every semester the dean’s office makes a call out to all faculty to put forward proposals for cross-disciplinary courses. This is the result of requests from you, students, to have access to other disciplines. There’s a really good lineup for Spring. The listing is below, and you may find these ARTS 491 courses under “Arts
The following message is from Angeline Yang, an Interior Design senior. She is currently working on her senior thesis and needs to collect some research data. If you could take a few minutes to help her out, it would be great! Here’s her message (and feel free to share this)!: Hello, I would really appreciate
Coming up on October 13, VCU is partnering with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health), for a 5k walk to raise awareness and help eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness. The walk will start at 10:30am at Innsbrook. This speaks about the power of VCU: The worlds top mental health researcher Dr. Kenneth Kendler
Dear Students, Things are really heating up! Thanks to those of you that attended the meeting with Phillips Oppenheim, the search firm that will be helping us identify the Executive Director for the Institute for Contemporary Art. Your feedback is essential for them to bring in a leader who fits your needs, so you’re being
COLLEGE NIGHT :: ORGANIC College Night at the VMFA is fast approaching, and if you have work that relates to the evening’s theme ORGANIC, we want to hear from you! Selected images will be included in a Slide Slam digital projection of student art to be shown during College Night. This is an amazing opportunity
The Student Art Spaces are pleased to announce their kick-off show for the 2012-13 exhibition year, Homecoming. Curated by Kate Fowler, Ha Tran, and Mary Wood, this year’s SAS managerial team, Homecoming is a group show of work from across the VCUarts community. Featured undergraduates are Alexis Mattilla, Allyn Smith and Ariel Tatterson, Byerly
Dear students, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is now accepting applications for 2013-14 Visual Arts Fellowships! $8,000 Professional Artists $6,000 Graduate Students in Visual Arts and Art History $4,000 Undergraduate Students in Visual Arts (includes college-bound high school seniors) Application deadline: Friday, November 9, 2012. The Fellowship program has awarded over $4 million in support
Dear Undergraduates, We hope you’ll join us for two exciting events in celebration of the new VCU Institute for Contemporary Art; and we want to hear your thoughts… Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5-8 p.m. – Opening of “Forking Time” an exhibition detailing Steven Holl Architects design process for our VCU ICA, showing at the Virginia
Dear Juniors and Seniors, Graduate Admissions will be hosting a Graduate & Professional School Fair on Thursday, September 27 in the Student Commons from 10am until 1:30pm. There will be approximately100 grad programs from around the country, including arts colleges, schools of education, at least 26 health science schools, and 12 VCU schools and departments.