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.
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
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 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
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
Welcome Back Undergraduates! I hope you all had a great summer! For those of you that are new, welcome! We’re so happy you’re here with us. If you’re returning, this will serve as a refresher: Did you know there is a resource section for you at arts.vcu.edu/students, with everything from a link for scholarship info
Hello students, It’s the busiest time of the year, and it’s hard to keep track of all that’s going on. Here’s a reminder that the VCUarts site has resources to keep you informed: * Our events page lists upcoming VCUarts events, including thesis shows (like the ones opening at the Anderson Gallery tomorrow),
Hello Undergraduates, Your fellow students in the Craft/Material Studies department are having a show at Quirk this month to raise money to attend a conference. Please see below for details. Have a great weekend! Jody Symula | Director of Student Services School of the Arts | Virginia Commonwealth University phone: 804.828.9313 | facsimile: 804.828.6469 http://jodysemails.blogspot.com/
For one day we will turn our focus from ads, Super Bowl spots and integrated campaigns to what is happening in all the different creative facets of Richmond from some of the most creative minds in the city. We want to learn about your achievements, your passions and how you view the creative process. What’s
Dear Undergraduates, I hope you can join me in welcoming students from our sister campus in Doha, Qatar. They will be showing work in the Student Art Space in the University Commons from March 5-9. They will also be hosing a VCU Qatar day on campus in the Student Commons Plaza March 12 from 11am-3pm.
Dear Undergraduates, University Counseling Services and the WELL are hosting two events that may be of interest to you. Additional information is below VCU Theatre: You, Me, and Everyone We Know Mon, Feb 27 Performances at 1pm and 2pm Commons Theater, University Student Commons Monologues and sketches exploring body image, pressure, fear, community and
Applications are now being accepted for the annual Juried Student Fine Arts Exhibition. Please visit the link below for additional information regarding deadlines and the application process. Good luck! http://arts.vcu.edu/andersongallery/exhibits/future-exhibitions/