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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Wickham House 200: Inspiring New Art Two Centuries Later Call for Proposals The Valentine Richmond History Center is offering a unique opportunity to VCUarts studio students to install art works in the 1812 Wickham House, a National Historic Landmark, located at1015 East Clay Street in Richmond, including the exterior Gray Family Terrace and Wickham Garden.
Dear VCUarts Undergraduates, I’m just following up on the information session for the VCU Venture Creation Competition hosted by Matt Woolman, Director of Creative Entrepreneurship. If you would still like to come, please stop by the info session which is tomorrow, 2/10/12, 10am Pollak Room 302. Do you have questions? Please email Matt directly at
The VMFA is holding a Portfolio Review Day February 24th, and they are inviting YOU to participate! All current undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to register, but don’t delay! Space is limited. This is your chance to have art professionals review your work FOR FREE! By participating, you could have your portfolio selected to
Dear Students, As you may know, UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) hosts a “poster” symposium every spring. http://www.research.vcu.edu/vpr/ugresources/symposium_flyer_2012.pdf Although this event is typically thought of as catering to the sciences, we know as a fact that arts students (YOU!) are conducting research in unconventional ways every day. Maybe you’re learning more about a material, or
Dear Undergraduates, I just want to share with you what I think is exciting news. This summer, VCUarts faculty are leading a total of 10 study abroad programs. Its pretty impressive! The poster, below, will be up in hallways soon. Hopefully there is something here that is interesting to you. If you would like
Dear VCUarts students: Recently you received an announcement about the first VCU Venture Creation Competition. Detailed information about this event is located at the following link: http://www.davincicenter.vcu.edu/programs/vcc/ As the Director of Creative Entrepreneurship for the School of the Arts, I would like to host an information session for any VCUarts students who are interested in
VCU Education Abroad Scholarships The VCU Education Abroad office is proud to announce that applications for the 2012-2013 VCU Education Abroad Scholarships are now open and available online for students who wish to study abroad within the next academic year! For this scholarship you will need to be sure to select one scholarship category (please
Dear Undergraduates, I just want to make absolute sure you’re aware of these scholarship opportunities. We’ve risen to the top of many of these in the past, so if you’re in need of funding, these are a good source for you to research. From the VCUarts TelegRam: $53,000 in Scholarship Opportunities VCU Business Services has
VCU’s da Vinci Center for Innovation, through the generous sponsorship of the VCU Office of the Vice President of Research, VCU School of Business, MeadWestvaco Foundation and Motley’s Richmond Auto Auction, announce the inaugural VCU Venture Creation Competition (VCC). VCC is a business plan competition aimed at sparking the entrepreneurial spirit of all VCU students
Dean Seipel has invited all VCUarts students to attend a lecture on the new ICA (Institute for Contemporary Arts) that is slated for completion in 2015. Its very exciting for the School as well as Richmond. At the talk, Dean Seipel will be sharing images of Steven Holl’s drawings for the building which will be
Dear Undergraduates, For those of you who would like to apply, and those that are frantically working on your application for the Summer Fellowship, I have good news! The deadline has been extended to March 1st, 2012 from the original deadline of February 1st. The application instructions remain unchanged, with the exception of the new
The application deadline for the UROP Summer Fellowship is February 1st, 2012. The fellowship is designed to offer outstanding undergraduates the chance to make substantial and significant progress on a formal, structured research endeavor over the summer in collaboration with a faculty mentor. We encourage students from all disciplines to apply, and we actively