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.
VCUarts is hosting a watch party for the New York Foundation for the Arts webinar The Funding Landscape: Making Fundraising Work for You. The webinar viewing is open to all; current undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff and alumni. If you’re curious about other supports NYFA offers, it’s pretty extensive but you can jump in here. Fundraising
Join us April 19 for an exclusive, VCU student event. Explore the ICA’s new building, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Preview Declaration, our inaugural exhibition. Screenprint a postcard with Studio Two Three. Contribute to VCU student Andrew Bell’s Collective Declaration. Music by Shanel the DJ. Free pizza and dessert. Free t-shirt for the first
Virginia Commonwealth University is sponsoring Not Anymore at VCU: Panel on Creating Cultural Change to Prevent Sexual Assault and Harassment. National, state and local experts will address critical issues in response to the #MeToo movement, #TimesUp and other catalyzing forces. The event is free and open to the university and surrounding communities. Sponsored by the
It’s that time of the year again! We’re closing in on the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, an opportunity for students across the school of the arts to submit and show your stuff. For those of you that have been here for this before, please make note the submission process is very different, but the online application is quick
The Anderson Practice Project What: A dance improvisation practice initiated by Ching-I Chang Bigelow and Marsell Chavarria from the Department of Dance & Choreography. It’s a practice that opens to and invites general public to witness, observe, interact, and immerse themselves with the moving bodies and architectures. For example, if you are someone who
Next week is going to be busy, busy, busy here in the arts! We’re so excited to welcome guests from around the world who will be participating in the Symposium on Islamic Art at the VMFA. But here on campus, we’re connecting you up with students and culture from our sister campus in Doha, too. Come
Black Art Student Empowerment or B.A.S.E is having its first arts social on Friday, September 15th, 2017 from 6:00pm-9:00pm in West Grace South, Room 1004A (835 W. Grace St.). The purpose for this arts social is for students and faculty from various departments to socialize, network, and build connections. This is a perfect chance to
The Anderson offers VCUarts Students, faculty, alumni and staff and opportunity to utilize its space for special projects. For additional information, contact email@example.com. For the application, you can follow this link directly (or this link to The Anderson, where the application is on the bottom right of the page on your desktop).
The VCU Alumni Association is hosting a breakfast before commencement Saturday, May 13 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The cost of attendance is $25 or free to VCU Alumni Members. Join as a Gold member for $20.17! Register to attend here.
As always, I’m pleased to be sharing messaging from our student groups! BASE is hosting an event tonight at the Depot, their message is below. Hope to see you there. It is my pleasure to invite you to BASE’s POC in the Arts Forum Monday, April 17 6pm – 9pm on the second floor of the