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.
The Wellness Resource Center, to further the efforts of our JED Campus initiatives, is convening a University-wide Student Mental Health Advisory Board to assist in the development of educational campaigns for students. These campaigns will be focused on increasing resilience and coping strategies, increasing help seeking for mental health and reducing the stigma related
Katharine Stein, a VCUarts Sculpture + Extended media alumna has reached out looking for a designer to do some freelance work. Her full request is below. If you’re interested in checking out her work, I highly suggest the Historical Films Trailer here. It cracked me up. Questions? Reach out to Katharine directly, her email is
Congratulations graduates! As Virginia Commonwealth University continues to grow, we’re needing more feedback from you as graduates so that we can build new or tweak existing programming to better serve you as you transition to life after college. This is an area I champion and am particularly passionate about advocating for. With that said, when
The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University presents the art of our time and provides an open forum for dialogue and collaboration across the region and throughout the world. The ICA will serve VCU’s vision of a 21st-century urban research university through its commitment to community engagement, interdisciplinary collaborations, and fostering an
A fantastic way to be involved with the ICA is below, application deadline is April 15. Questions? Please reach out to Erin Hanas at email@example.com Join the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) Student Engagement Committee! Opening April 21, 2018, the ICA is VCU’s new, non-collecting institute, dedicated to presenting the art of our time and to
If you dig really deep into your emails, you’ll see that you received a link to a climate survey on February 28th that came from an email address firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line was ‘Diverse Learning Environments Survey Invitation’. If you don’t mind looking for that email and responding through your unique link we would appreciate
Art Student Library Use Survey Invitation VCU Arts students are invited to participate in the Art Student Library Use Survey. In this online survey, students will be asked questions about their awareness and use of VCU libraries resources. The goal is to discover both overarching and unique usage patterns by discipline. This information can facilitate
Calling all muralists for work in exchange for food and a possible stipend. All you need is below, please reach out to John Vick (email@example.com) directly with questions Location: ○ Republican Party of Virginia Headquarters ○ 115 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219 Size of Project: ○ See photo of building space. Preferred concept: ○
Jon Sheridan in Photography and Film (also know for the green wall on Broad and Belvidere) is looking for students willing to volunteer for a project he’s involved in this summer. Details from Jon are below. _____________________________ My collaborative is looking for volunteers for what I think is an awesome project where students get to
Below is a condensed message from Dr. Hackett, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The university is working to make great strides to better serve students as they translate their education into the world of work. We can’t do this without your responses to this important outcomes survey! Please read on if you
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas and other info is now available on the new exhibitions page of our website: http://bit.ly/WILDART Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas Friday, May 26 – Sunday, October 1, 2017 Call for Proposals: http://bit.ly/WILDART Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, invites emerging and established