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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It’s my favorite time of the year! The Juried Fine Arts Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery. You’ll be seeing the posters around your next of the woods really soon, but it’s also below. The Gallery just put up a handy student section on their website, it’s here, and should answer all of your questions. Its
We are currently accepting applications for the John Roos, Covington and William B. Clopton Scholarships. Please take a moment to review these award opportunities that are open to full-time VCUarts students. Applications must be submitted online using the links below by end of day Friday, March 15, 2013, to be considered. Contact your department with any questions. Full
The Department of Art Education is offering TWO Guatemala scholarships for $1000 each. The application for Study Abroad in Guatemala: ARTE 491/591 is OPEN on the Education Abroad website!!!!! http://www.global.vcu.edu/abroad/programs/vcu/programdetail/p20.aspx#whilein COURSE DATES May 20 – June 20, 2013 Week 1 in Richmond Week 2 & 3 in Guatemala Week 4 & 5 Independent Study in Richmond You may access it directly
It’s time for another round of HUMONGOUS prints! Submission information is below for the gallery on the 2nd floor of the Pollak Building. Looking forward to some great stuff, because I see these very time I walk in and out of my office! Information from our friend Naoko Wowsugi is below. Questions? Email her directly
Studio Two Three is a pretty amazing thing here in our community. It is Richmond’s nonprofit community print shop, a place you can go to take short classes, rent space, see exhibitions. They are very supportive of the community, and in turn I’ve found that the community returns the favor. Case in point is their
What in the world is Comprehensive Internationalization!? VCU believes strongly in providing an international experience for all students here at VCU. The problem is ‘how’? I attended the forum on the 7th, and it was really great. The forum leader put six points on the screen and the audience was asked to respond to them.
Richmond NEEDS more public art!!! OK, I had to pull this image below from the web, make it into a png, and then place it here as an image…I’m telling you this because in my rush, I captured the ‘HERE’ link in the image below, but it’s not active, so it’s actually read more HERE for
Woah. How do they keep it all together? That Studio Two Three gets a badge of honor for supporting our students and their ideas. I’m not joking. I just got done creating this blog post, then your peer James Mattise emailed me this one, and I was like ‘Huh? Another Studio Two Three hosted event?
Please see the note below from Holly Alford, our Director of Diversity, regarding a University-wide Freedom Quilt. An invitation as well as instructions are below. If you’re interested, completed quilt squares must be turned in by March 28th. Dear Faculty, Staff and Students of the School of the Arts, This year the University is participating
Below is a message from Rod Dadize, Assistant Director of in the Office of New Student Programs. If you’re interested in applying, follow this link. If you have questions, please forward them to Rod at email@example.com. The Office of New Student Programs (NSP) is now hiring for Summer 2013 New Student Orientation (NSO) staff to
Yup, it’s true that I read the TelegRam. Pretty much every day, and it usually pays off. I bet some of you caught this in the student version but want to put it here as it’s probably of interest. The President of the group just called me and I can tell you she’s super