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.
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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.
Hello, Matt Woolman, our Director of Creative Entrepreneurship, is working with Kickstarter to establish a “curated page” for VCUarts projects. For example, RISD: http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/RISD To build a case for this, he would like to list all the Kickstarter campaigns our students have launched. If you have launched a project, Matt would need a description and
Pulse is an online and (soon-to-be) printed publication that critically examines current events within Virginia Commonwealth University’s art community. Submissions are encouraged from ALL members of VCUarts: students, faculty, alumni & visitors. Topics are all self-determined. Write your opinions, criticisms, experiences, stories, conversations–anything and everything! The Pulse call for submissions is now up! Deadline September
Hello, I want to make sure you know about Judith Godwin: Early Abstractions, the opening at the Anderson Gallery this Friday, and the affiliated conversation tomorrow night with our Dean, Joe Seipel. Ms. Godwin is quite a force. She is an alumni of the Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU) and forged her way as an
Hello, The call for entries for Student Art Space has been EXTENDED to September 8th! Good news! Keep in mind they’re looking for applications that include not only finished work, but work that may be currently in progress, or in proposal form. http://studentartspace.wordpress.com/ http://studentartspace.tumblr.com/ Also, keep your eye on their social media sites for updates
Dear Undergraduates, If you ever were on the second floor in the Pollak Building last year, you’ve seen the HUMONGOUS print show. The Photography and Film Department puts out a call for entries twice a semester. This opportunity is open to all VCUarts students, regardless of majors. I know many of you LOVE wielding a
Poictesme, VCU’s student-led journal of literature and art, is having its first meeting of the year this upcoming Friday. Poictesme is put together by a small group of students who solicit student manuscripts and artwork, meet with creative writing and art classes, edit writing for cohesion and style, interview local authors and poets, host literary
Hello! Our fearless leaders of the Student Art Space (Kate Fowler, Mary Wood, Ha Tran) are ready to receive your show proposals at the student run Student Art Space in the commons, as well as the glass cases in the gym. The flyer is below. To submit go to studentartspace.wordpress.com, or to be a voyeur