IGM Insights 1/27/17
Welcome Back! We hope you have a great semester.
Game Developers Conference (GDC) Bootcamp:
So, you're going to GDC? Great... so now what? This session, offered by Professor Ian Schreiber, covers what to expect, shares survival tips, and shows what you can do right now, at the event, and afterward in order to get the most out of it. If this is your first GDC, then this session is a must-attend!
Friday, February 3rd
Not Going to the Game Developers Conference (GDC)?
Wondering what the big deal is with GDC? Can't make it this year and afraid that you're missing out? Never fear: in this session, offered by Professor Ian Schreiber, you'll see why game students make such a big deal over this one conference, gain strategies to help yourself attend next year, and learn how to get the most out GDC even when you're not there in person. If you're not going to GDC but you are considering a career in games, this may be the most important session you'll attend all year.
Friday, February 3rd
IGM Academic Advising…..
Add/Drop week will take place from Monday, January 23 through Monday, January 30 at 11:55pm. The first day to withdraw from a class and receive a grade of “W” is Tuesday, January 31.
First Year Advising Meetings – Stay Tuned!
All students who entered RIT in fall 2016 will be required to meet with their advisor in spring semester. More details about those meetings will be coming soon!
GCCIS Academic Success Workshops
Looking to improve yourself academically in spring semester? Attend the GCCIS Academic Success Workshop Series! These workshops are sponsored by the Academic Support Center (ASC) and the RIT Wellness Program. All sessions are held from 12pm – 12:50pm in the Golisano Auditorium (GOL 1400).
- Wednesday, February 15: ASC presentation
- Wednesday, February 22: ASC presentation
- Wednesday, March 29: Wellness and Stress Management/Overall Wellness with Donna Rubin
If you’d like to attend a session, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/OqaM4QTSiPPXt1r93
Walk in Advising Hours for Spring Semester
Mondays: 1pm – 3pm
Tuesdays: 2pm – 4pm
Wednesdays: 1pm – 3pm
Thursdays: 2pm – 4pm
Fridays: 10am – 12pm
Process for Scheduling Appointments with your Advisor
All students can now schedule appointments with their advisor using Starfish Connect. To access Starfish Connect, log in to SIS or MyCourses and click the symbol:
Then, click “My Success Network”, then “Schedule Appointment” link under your advisor’s name. You can sign up for an available time that works for you!
*Keep in mind that you can only schedule an appointment with your specific advisor.
Game Design & Development and New Media Interactive Development :
Last names A-K: Amanda Scheerbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last names L-Z: Kathleen Schreier Rudgers (email@example.com)
MAGIC Spell Studios is happy to offer a limited number of free Expo Pass for GDC 2017. We also have a few 25% discount codes for certain access tickets. Please send all inquiries for passes to Brenda Schlageter (firstname.lastname@example.org), thank you.
All IGM students or student groups/clubs must go through Jill Bray to make a room reservation. In GCCIS, please do not go through the Dean’s Office. Jill can be reached at email@example.com or Room 2161.
Please remember to stay in touch with the latest and greatest School news
· Facebook: School of Interactive Games and Media
· Twitter: @IGMRIT
· Foursquare: School of Interactive Games and Media
· There are also 2 student created and moderated discussion groups: Game Design and Development and New Media Interactive Development on Facebook
· IGM Student Wiki: https://wiki.rit.edu/display/IGMguide/Home
Key Players in IGM
Jessica Bayliss – Associate Director
Jill Bray – Administrative Assistant to the Director
Ed Huyer – Lab Manager
Tony Jefferson – Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Beth Livecchi – Operations Manager
Amanda Scheerbaum – Sr. Academic Advisor
Kathleen Schreier Rudgers – Sr. Academic Advisor
David Schwartz – Director
Shameelah Thomas – Sr. Staff Assistant
Ann Warren – Lab Manager
Chad Weeden – Assistant Director
Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education Contacts
Annette Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org, 585-475-5466
Lisa Monette, email@example.com, 585-475-7413
Your constructive feedback is always welcomed! Please feel free to respond to this email with any questions or concerns.