IGM Insights 4/27/17
IGM Academic Advising…..
Thinking About Taking a Summer Course?
-Enrollment for summer 2168 courses at RIT is OPEN! You can enroll in classes through SIS or Tiger Center. For more information: https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/summer/
-If you are interested in taking a course at another college/university, please see your advisor for pre-approval.
Check out your Academic Advising Report (AAR)!
The Academic Advising Report (AAR) is a tool to help you track your progress towards graduation. It is available for students who entered RIT in 2013 and beyond. The IGM Advisors have created some training materials to help students access and utilize the AAR. You can find these materials here: https://www.rit.edu/gccis/igm/academic-resources. If you find errors or issues with your AAR, please contact your advisor as soon as possible.
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 Thau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last names L-Z: Kathleen Schreier Rudgers (email@example.com)
IGM Ambassador Faculty Speaker Series: Professor Trent Hergenrader
Worldbuilding 101: A Brief Introduction into Creating Complex Fictional Worlds
Wednesday, May 3rd 5-6 PM
Cookie and lemonade reception in Atrium immediately following talk
What does it mean to "build a world" and what goes into making a fictional world both complex and believable? This talk provides a brief overview of how to establish a framework and develop social structures that are applicable for anyone writing fiction, designing games, drawing comics, or making a film set in a secondary universe. The concepts from this discussion are drawn from Prof. Hergenrader's forthcoming book "Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers & Gamers
Math Crash – Math Study Session
Sunday May 14, 2017
beginning at 4:00pm!
RIT Student ID card
Sponsored by: RIT College of Science
If you need an interpreter, please submit a request at
2017 Games for Change Festival
Please contact Prof. Gottlieb if you are interested in this special opportunity.
Special rates are available for Students and Indie Developers starting from $79 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY GET UP TO $280 OFF REGULAR PRICE!
If you are a student or an indie developer, G4C wants YOU to attend the 14th annual Games for Change Festival , July 31 – August 2 in New York City.
The G4C Festival is the largest convening for the gaming and impact community that explores the positive power of digital games and virtual technology through
conversations, interactive workshops, networking events and a marketplace showcasing new platforms. This year, experience the VR for Change Summit on August 2 — a
brand-new event to explore how virtual technologies can drive social change. Passes can be purchased for the Festival and the VR for Change Summit separately or
a premium pass is available to experience all three days .
3-Day Premium Pass 2-Day Pass 1-Day VR Summit
The Festival is produced in collaboration with The Parsons School of Design at
The New School, NYC
A conversation with game designer, Lorri Hopping
Lorri Hopping will be visiting RIT on April 28. There will be a “conversation hour” for her. Please click on the link for more information. http://bit.ly/2oyfTRN .
E3 college game competition
Final deadline is 4/29/17.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Kathleen Schreier Rudgers – Sr. Academic Advisor
David Schwartz – Director
Jeff Spain – Academic Advisor
Amanda Thau– Sr. Academic Advisor
Shameelah Thomas – Sr. Staff Assistant
Ann Warren – Lab Manager
Chad Weeden – Assistant Director
Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education Contacts
Annette Stewart, email@example.com, 585-475-5466
Lisa Monette, firstname.lastname@example.org, 585-475-7413
Your constructive feedback is always welcomed! Please feel free to respond to this email with any questions or concerns.