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.
“Art and Chill” is a signature event hosted by B.A.S.E. This event is a place for students, both artists and non, to express themselves through varied mediums of art. Refreshments will be served When: October 7th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Where: The Depot (814 West Broad Street)
Benjamin Harrell, Secretary of B.A.S.E, touched base with an update about the upcoming B.A.S.E showcase. Call for art is extended, and the mandatory interest meeting information is below the line. Enjoy! I wanted to let you know that B.A.S.E has extended it’s call for art until November 6th, which is also the last interest meeting (7:00pm
B.A.S.E will be having a mixer for all students to socialize, network, etc with both students and faculty. This is a perfect chance to meet people from different majors walks of life that you otherwise may have never had an opportunity to speak with. Refreshments will be served. When: September 23rd from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Black Art Student Empowerment or B.A.S.E. is hosting their first general body meeting in the VCU Student Commons VA Room A on September 14 at 7:00pm. They will introduce B.A.S.E. and go over events and expectations for the upcoming semester. Those interested in joining may bring their dues ($10) to this meeting, or arrange to pay them
Paige (Fashion Merchandising) is ready to open the doors to her pop up shop featuring some great curated works from…well…you! While you’re out and about tonight, stop on by the Depot to see the closing of Text Me in the Gallery, and The Garden on the loading dock. Enjoy!
If you don’t know it SEDIMENT is a fantastic gallery non-profit with a VCUarts alumna at the helm. Fantastic opportunity in a fantastic space. SEDIMENT welcomes proposals from artists and curators for exhibitions, events, and workshops. Creative practitioners working in any media including sculpture, video, sound, performance, installation, social practice, drawing, photography, and painting are
GRAIN is a student run exhibition group. They are organizing a one-night only exhibition and they want YOU to submit! This show will embrace new media artists and showcase time-based works revolving around the theme of digital texture and quality. The submissions are due by April 20th, and they must be digital time-based works that
Calling all dancers, musicians, performers and more! Community Room, a Richmond-based art organization, is holding a micro east-coast tour this summer. The tour will span Richmond, Philadelphia, and Baltimore during June and July. We will kick off in Richmond at Sediment Gallery on June 3rd. Currently, we are holding a call for entries for this
I’m so happy to be supporting student clubs and organizations! Below is a yell from our friends at Print Club at VCU. (Mulberry Gallery is new to me…I had no idea!) Please join us for SOUTHERN BLUES a Print Club at VCU printmaking exhibition this Friday March 25th, from 7-11 PM at Mulberry Gallery,
Wanted: Performance Artists, Artwork, Clothing, Models, Spoken Word Artists, Poetry, Short Stories Storytellers, Musicians, Crafts, Singers, Dancers, etc. Art Call Information: VCU Students for Social Action, VCU Green Unity, VCU Environmental Coalition, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and VA Chapter Sierra Club are uniting to bring attention to climate disruption here in Richmond, VA through the arts. We are looking for art
We heard through the grapevine that many of you were not able to attend last Friday’s Nickelodeon careers and internships info session. Two representatives from Nickelodeon and their parent company Viacom joined us via Skype to offer their tips for landing a job or an internship with their organization. Both Amy Wu and Ashley Mettille offered
I’m so happy to be sharing this opportunity from Cody Huff, who’s message is below: I run a local film series, along with Natalie Kohlhepp, here in Richmond called Black Light Film and Video Series. Natalie and I are both Seniors in the VCU Photo/Film Department (her concentration is Photography, mine is in Filmmaking). Our