IGM Insights 1/27/17

Welcome Back! We hope you have a great semester.



Upcoming Events:

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

5-6 PM


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

6-7 PM




IGM Academic Advising…..


Add/Drop Week

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: cid:image001.png@01D1D826.5F3571F0
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 (absrla@rit.edu)

Last names L-Z: Kathleen Schreier Rudgers (kmsrla@rit.edu)





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 (bljbka@rit.edu), thank you.



Room Reservations

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 jcbics@rit.edu or Room 2161.


Social Media

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, aksoce@rit.edu, 585-475-5466

Lisa Monette, lamoce@rit.edu, 585-475-7413


Feedback Welcomed

Your constructive feedback is always welcomed! Please feel free to respond to this email with any questions or concerns.