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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I’m sure you’re going to get more of these from me, but for now, a listing of cross-disciplinary courses for you are below. Synesthesia: Exploring Process Across Disciplines Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Lea Marshall, Judith Steel, Arnold Kemp “Synesthesia: from the ancient Greek (syn), “together,” and (aisthÄ“sis), “sensation,” a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus
Hello. Curricular permeability is a hot button issue right now, and we hear many of you loud and clear when you say that you want access to courses in other departments. Dean Lindholm polled Chairs and Directors to get a clear view of what courses are out there that you can take as non majors.
I know, it’s not fun. Academic protocol. But this is really really important for you to know. Repeating courses that are not repeatable will impact your credits towards graduation. Some courses are repeatable, some are not. If a course can be repeated is described in the course description. If it can not be repeated, it
Below is a lovely message from Abbie Werner, our Director of Academic Advising. (The one that brought you this, and this. And BOY, does she have some good data, so thanks!) Please take it to heart, she honestly wants nothing more than for you to succeed and take care of yourselves. Hi All! As we
Add/drop is the first seven days (5 class days) of the semester. For Fall 2013 it is August 22-28. Please check in with eServices, print out your schedule, and make sure that every course you are attending is on your schedule. You can not attend a course that is not on your schedule.
I’ve introduced you to MoB in the past, and want to let you know about a studio course they are offering. The Fall 2013 MoB Studio class has a section which will be open to students in disciplines other than design. Candidates MUST be interested in design process, collaborative problem solving, and team challenges as
Hearth ARTS 491 3 credits. Hearth, The Embedded Visualist, is designed as a first person experiential course that will yield and build upon the building blocks of student owned intellectual property and authorship. As technology continues to evolve and empowers those that can author and manifest concept into reality, our students must learn to rely
Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” on your transcript is Friday March 22! If you are registered for a course you do not want to complete, or can not complete successfully, please withdraw. If you are unsure about your progress in a course, I advise you to consult with
This is SO EXCITING. Matt has been working on this for a very long time, and he’s getting ready to roll out a new minor in Creative Entrepreneurship. Please view the information below that relates to the 18 credit program. The Fall ’13 courses aren’t online yet, so please touch base with Matt if you
Officially advising starts on March 25, but I know there’s lots of you out there that plan way ahead. Which is great. We have a short listing of four cross-disciplinary courses for you that are run through the Dean’s Office. I know the schedule of classes isn’t up yet, but this should be handy
I know you all know about DegreeWorks from my post here. Being that this is an educational institution, we know that folks learn things in different ways. If you’re not a ‘poke around and figure it out’ kind of person, no sweat. The University is holding overview sessions for students. They are listed below, and they