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.
KI and Painting and Printmaking students Anna Tregurtha and Brennen Perry have received a Depot Space grant, and their collaborative show will open June 24st. They’re building an installation featuring sculpture, painting, video projection, and sound with spaces to relax and take in the environment. The opening reception is June 24st from 5pm-7pm, with a
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists and art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and, as such has awarded nearly $5.5 million to Virginia’s artists since
The Depot Gallery is extending their call for submissions through 6/24/16. Do you have or make artwork that incorporates text or language-based content? Do you have writing that informs your work? Do you make comics? Think broad here! Poetry? Spoken word? Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
I know that we have a lot of students from Maggie Walker, and there’s been a lot of interest in cleaning up these beautiful historic cemeteries in the city and surrounding. If you are free on May 7th and would love to give in this way, please see the information below. The Evergreen Cemetery Clean Up
I love this program. I mean…the opportunity to use that space for whatever you want…for it to belong to you, is pretty great. I loved what happened at the Depot Gallery last summer, and am very much looking forward to seeing it again this year. Apply away! Think BIG! Last year’s Space Grant program was
Our friends at the American Red Cross supply blood to VCU, and they still need about 200 more blood donors! If you have time TODAY (Wednesday) or Thursday please consider attending one of these life-saving events. Yup, free t-shirts! Days/Times: Wednesday, April 13th at the Commons Ballroom 10-4pm Thursday, April 14th at the Cathedral Parish Hall
Below is a nice message from my friend Rod over in RamTech. And, he’s a VCUarts Alumnus! Woop! RamTech is looking for enthusiastic, coachable VCU students who love connecting with the VCU community, who are passionate about technology, and who enjoy teaching and sharing their passion for technology with others. RamTech will provide qualified candidates with all of
VCUarts has a memo of understanding with the National Institute of Design in Baroda, India. This internationally recognized design institution can provide incredible opportunities for international travel and learning that will nicely dovetail with programming at VCUarts. Dean Seipel visited last year and was truly impressed by the campus, the classrooms and the caliber of
2016 Undergraduate Fine Arts Exhibition call for entries. Any student, no matter their declared major or department, can submit work as long as they are currently taking studio classes. Click here for Information
Do you have some free time next Saturday and want to hang out with some awesome local artists? Great! I’ll see you there! 1708 Gallery’s annual art auction, Cabin Fever, is coming up this month on Saturday, February 27th and we are in need of amazing people to make up our auction volunteer
The Valentine Museum Spring 2016 internships are due TOMORROW 11/20! YIKES! http://thevalentine.org/programs-tours/internships# General Internships (Spring internship deadline, November 20th) Which departments are taking on interns this semester? For the spring 2016 semester we are accepting applications from students interested in working in the following departments: Costumes and Textiles Development General Collections Museum Store