IGM Insights 5/12/17

Good luck on finals and enjoy your summer!!


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: 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 Thau (absrla@rit.edu)

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



Upcoming Events/Opportunities:


IGME offerings this summer (2168)

IGME 309 (DSA II) is being offered online this summer by Prof. Bobadilla. The course number is 81241.


Math Crash – Math Study Session

Sunday May 14, 2017

2:00—7:00 pm

Gosnell Atrium


FREE pizza

beginning at 4:00pm!


For Admission:

Bring your

RIT Student ID card


Sponsored by: RIT College of Science

If you need an interpreter, please submit a request at



Please join us for the 2017 Capstone Defense on Wednesday, May 17th


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Foundations of Digital Games conference (http://fdg2017.org/),





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

Regular $429

Student/Indie $149


Regular $329

Student/Indie $99


Regular $149

Student/Indie $79


The Festival is produced in collaboration with The Parsons School of Design at

The New School, NYC



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

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, 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.