IGM Insights 3/29/18
IGM Undergraduate Academic Advising…..
The last day to withdraw from spring 2175 classes is Friday, April 6th at 11:59 PM
Fall 2181 Enrollment:
-Enrollment shopping carts for fall 2181 open Monday, March 26th. At that time, you will be able to start planning your schedule and find your enrollment appointment date and time.
-Enrollment for fall 2181 begins the week of April 9th.
-Monday, April 9th: Graduate students, early 5th year students and early 4th year students in a 4-year program
-Tuesday, April 10th: AM: 5th year students, 4th year students in a 4 year program, early 4th year students in a 5-year program; PM: 4th year students in a 5-year program, early 3rd year students
-Wednesday, April 11th: 3rd year students, early 2nd year students
-Thursday, April 12th: 2nd year students, early 1st year students
-Friday, April 13th: 1st year students
-Be sure to check that your account is free of enrollment holds. If you do have a hold, contact the department that placed the hold to find out what needs to be done to remove it.
- The fall 2181 enrollment guides, and other enrollment resources, can be found here: https://www.rit.edu/gccis/igm/academic-resources
Mandatory First Year Advising Meetings for Spring
- All first year students who entered into RIT this year are required to attend one group meeting with their academic advisor during spring semester (this meeting does not apply to transfer students who entered in fall 2171).
- In the group meeting the IGM Academic Advisors will discuss future course enrollment and other IGM resources.
- There will be NO required individual meetings with an advisor in spring semester.
- It is imperative that you attend as there will be a hold on your account that will prevent for you from enrolling. This hold can only be removed by attending a group meeting with your academic advisor.
- Please e-mail your advisor if you have any questions.
Students can use Starfish to sign up for ONE of the following group meetings:
Game Design & Development meetings:
Friday, March 30: 3:30pm – 4:30pm in GOL 1400
Friday, March 20: 4:30pm – 5:30pm in GOL 1400
New Media Interactive Development meetings:
Thursday, March 29: 3:30pm-4:30pm in GOL 2500
Friday, March 30: 11am-12:00pm in GOL 2500
Walk in Advising Hours for Spring Semester
You can see an advisor during the following times:
Mondays: 2pm – 4pm
Tuesdays: 2pm – 4pm
Wednesdays: 2pm – 4pm
Thursdays: 10am – 12pm
Fridays: 10am – 12pm
Need an Appointment with your advisor?
All students can 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:
Last names A-K: Amanda Thau firstname.lastname@example.org
Last names L-Z: Kathleen Schreier Rudgers email@example.com
New Media Interactive Development:
Jeff Spain firstname.lastname@example.org
Become an IGM Ambassador!
The IGM Ambassadors are a select group of our students that represent our School at Open Houses, events and meeting with prospective students and their families during campus visits. Applications are available on the IGM website: https://www.rit.edu/gccis/igm/student-ambassadors. The application deadline is Friday, March 30th. Please e-mail Kathleen Schreier Rudgers at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Sony PlayStation Info Session, Thursday, April 5th
RIT and iThrive Games present: a game jam about Kindness, on the weekend of April 6-8!
Starts April 6 at 6:00pm in Golisano 1400 before moving to the labs. Friday 6pm-midnight, Saturday 9am-midnight, Sunday 9am-8pm (no overnights).
Free to attend; includes food, instruction on how to make games that improve players' lives, more food, prizes, beverages, access to subject-matter experts, and food.
Open to everyone: students, hobbyists, professionals.
Benefits: learn more about positive psychology and how it can be used to make better games; your game prototypes may be featured on the iThrive Games website and/or used for research to help improve the lives of teens.
Applications to the 2018 cohort of the Game Center Incubator are open!
Applications are open until 4/8. The application is here,
The NYU Game Center Incubator is a 3-month intensive program in NYC focused on turning small-scale game projects into commercial products. We're looking for small but capable teams (or individuals) working on games that have commercial potential and a creative spark. We are especially folks making games with diverse voices from underrepresented communities. To learn more about what we're looking for and see past projects, check out the Incubator website.
- $2000/month living stipend per developer.
- Access to an Advisory Board comprised of publishers, technology companies, veteran developers, lawyers, journalists, and other industry experts who guide the Incubator participants towards their launch goal.
- Dedicated office space in a community of developers working on projects with similar challenges.
- Weekly workshops focused on production, biz dev, publishing deals, and more.
- An Executive Producer working one-on-one with you to help keep your project on track for the duration of the summer.
- Teams retain all ownership over IP and equity in their companies. In exchange for these resources, there is a 10% revenue share if the game earns more than $10,000 in a calendar year. Any proceeds exclusively fund future Incubator cohorts.
Application Dates & Details
Applications are open now and close April 8th. Here is the place to apply.
Applications will be reviewed by the team, and a subset will be invited to pitch and demo in-person or via video conference at The Game Center on 4/17 from 6 - 9:00PM. Applicants should save this date, as any project up for consideration for the cohort will need to demo on this night.
Folks with questions can write to Dylan McKenzie, Incubator Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 Incubator will take place at the NYU Game Center in Brooklyn, NY from June 1st to August 31st, 2018. Participants must be on-site for the duration of the program.
The Realm of Pyre, Chapter 4: The Deeps Arise
April 7, 2018
Join us for the next chapter in the Living Grand Strategy Role-Playing Game, and return to the Realm of Pyre, a world of angels, demons, magic, and dragons, where monstrous danger and political intrigue live side by side. This chapter picks up six months after chapter 3 ended, and will focus on the consequences of the actions and choices everyone made last time around.
The game will officially run from 1PM until about 9:00 (maybe later), with debrief and discussion afterward.
Note: When signing up, please make sure you will be able to stay for the whole event, to avoid disrupting the experience for others. If you sign up and end up not being able to make it, please contact us ASAP so we can open your slot for someone else.
For signup and more information:
As always, if you have any questions about it, you can email Sean Boyle at email@example.com
Release Party – April 19th 4-6p
Please join us on Thursday, April 19th from 4-6 for release party for Lost & Found, and Lost & Found: Order in the Court – the Party Game. The event will be in the MAGIC Center. The CEO and Vice President from the Strong Museum will be in attendance for the event, as they will be featuring the game as part of their collection. There will be brief remarks and then a reception and game play.
More information on the game: http://www.lostandfoundthegame.com
HeroX Aging Innovators challenge
A project is being sponsored through NYS called the HeroX Aging Innovators challenge; more information can be found here at the challenge website: https://www.herox.com/aginginnovationNY..
HEVGA 2018-19 Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship program
The ESA Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship program . The program provides financial assistance to women and minority students pursuing computer science or video game arts-related degrees at accredited four-year colleges and universities across the United States.
Students interested in applying for a 2018-19 ESA Foundation scholarship should visit www.ESAFoundationScholars.org for additional information, to view testimonials from last year’s recipients, and the application form. Answers to frequently asked questions about the scholarship application process are available here.
Applicants must be:
- Women or minority students
- Pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts (high school seniors must already be accepted into a program)
- Enrolling or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States
- Maintaining a grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
- U.S. citizens
The application deadline for the scholarship program is Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:58 PM PST.
If you are interested in a TA position with IGM, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with potential classes that you would like to be a TA in.
Use Handshake to Search for Co-op and Full Time Positions!
As of August 1, the Office of Career Services will no longer be posting jobs in JobZone. They have moved to a new platform – Handshake!
What does this mean for you?
· You can log into Handshake and start building your profile at https://rit.joinhandshake.com/ Creating a profile is easy- it prepopulates when you upload your resume and you build from there!
· Tips on how to create a Handshake profile and how to search for a co-op can be found on our website: http://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/student/handshake
· You will still have access to Job Zone to track prior applications and follow up with employers. You will also be able to access your documents.
Check out this video for a quick preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB-zmARNSnE
All RIT students or student groups/clubs must go through the University’s centralized system for requesting space on campus. Please use the following website to request a room for your event: https://reserve.rit.edu/. If you have questions, you can ask for Jill Bray in the IGM Main Office or send an email to her attention at: email@example.com
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
Kaitlin Lee – Sr. Staff Assistant
Beth Livecchi – Operations Manager
Kathleen Schreier Rudgers – Sr. Academic Advisor
David Schwartz – Director
Jeff Spain – Academic Advisor
Amanda Thau– Sr. Academic Advisor
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.