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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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 VCUarts YouTube page is only as good as you make it. Please consider sending your class project videos (less than 10 minutes in length) to Dawn Waters at firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on our YouTube channel. Please include a short description and what class the video came from. Thanks!
Below is a nice message from Amani Walker, who is doing a great job letting us know about one of your peers. Whether you are involved in student government or not, I say we should support our fellow art student by placing a vote! My name is Amani Walker and I serve as the Elections
If you’ve been through Art Foundations, it’s probable that you know Chris Mahonski. Here’s his message and humble request: Fine Art and Design Students, I am requesting your help on behalf of the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (F.A.T.E.) conference. As a presenter for a panel discussion called Loud, Expensive, and Potentially Dangerous, I
Remember I previously emailed and posted about the D*S Scholarship? WELL, one of your colleagues, Kelsie Conley, is in the TOP FIVE FINALISTS!!!! WAHOOOOO!!!! Lets rally and vote for her! Head on over here to Design*Sponge and click her name at the bottom of the page.
The following message is from Angeline Yang, an Interior Design senior. She is currently working on her senior thesis and needs to collect some research data. If you could take a few minutes to help her out, it would be great! Here’s her message (and feel free to share this)!: Hello, I would really appreciate
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
Hello, Matt Woolman, our Director of Creative Entrepreneurship, is working with Kickstarter to establish a “curated page” for VCUarts projects. For example, RISD: http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/RISD To build a case for this, he would like to list all the Kickstarter campaigns our students have launched. If you have launched a project, Matt would need a description and
Dear Undergrads, Please see the email below from one of your peers. They are progressing towards the finish line with the competition and need your feedback by filling out a survey, below. Thanks so much, I wish them luck! My name is Moria Pruefer and I’m a senior from the Communication Arts department. My friend