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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Hands down the best way to get in touch with me is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would rather call, my direct line is: 804.828.9313.
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.
It would be silly of me to think that you all know what MoB is. MoB is Middle of Broad, a collaborative organization made up of students and faculty from Fashion Design, Graphic Design Interior Design and Urban Planning. MoB shares space with Storefront at 205-207 East Broad Street. The braintrusts at these organizations work on
Come one come all to Lime Pet at the Student Art Space! It is a diorama of narcissism, distraction, and dislocation in the digital age, where you can chill on the couch and reflect on society. (That’s a quote from Ariel). FB info is here.
Speaking from experience we’ve all had them, it’s just a matter of admitting it. Since it’s part of the creative process, might as well be proud of it and show them off. It’s all subjective, anyway. GDES 414 Exhibition Design invites students of all disciplines to submit work for an exhibition to be held on First
Uhm, can I say ‘right on!’? Below is a message from Riley Duncan, a recipient of an Undergraduate Research Grant. Hope you can make it out to see his work firsthand, because I’m kinda thrilled that this work is going to be shown in such a public forum. It’s so great. Yes.
I know you have all gotten the invitation to have coffee with Dean Joe Seipel on March 21, 8:30am in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building. Inevitably many of you may have classes, but in the past we have had instructors bring their entire class, and we love it! Can only come until 9?
Studio Two Three is a pretty amazing thing here in our community. It is Richmond’s nonprofit community print shop, a place you can go to take short classes, rent space, see exhibitions. They are very supportive of the community, and in turn I’ve found that the community returns the favor. Case in point is their
What in the world is Comprehensive Internationalization!? VCU believes strongly in providing an international experience for all students here at VCU. The problem is ‘how’? I attended the forum on the 7th, and it was really great. The forum leader put six points on the screen and the audience was asked to respond to them.
One word. FUN. CreateAthon at VCU is a 24-hour creative blitz dedicated to helping local non-profits. Student leaders work in coordination with student volunteers over a 2-day period that takes places during Spring Break (March 7th-8th) to produce free advertising and marketing materials that improve their communities. They are assisted in this task by volunteer
Student Art Space is excited to be hosting a portion of Mark Strandquist’s ongoing project, ‘Write Home Soon’. ‘Write Home Soon’, is an ongoing project that bridges public installation and social practice methods through interactive public installations, city-wide workshops, and an exhibition of participant created post-cards depicting spaces that individuals have lost in their lifetime.