The Orange Cord: The Page for Student Media Alumni
Starting in 2017, students involved in RMSMC graduate with an Orange Cord to distinguish themselves. The “Orange Cord” is the home of all alumni and supporters of Rocky Mountain Student Media.
Congratulations to the Rocky Mountain Student Media Class of 2021!
What We Do
The Orange Cord Board is made up of passionate Alumni and current RMSMC students looking to contribute to the education, guidance, and success of our current student and the RMSMC organization. We send out monthly newsletters and hold events for alumni and students.
Contribute To Our Work in Student Media
Donations help us continue our work for student media and maintain communications with alumni. We purchased eTapestry from Blackbaud to use as our student media alumni database. We use this system to keep track of contributions, alumni contact information, and send out our newsletter and event details. We already have over 4000 names imported into our system! While eTapestry is a great resource for us to complete our work, it costs us $2,400 a year for unlimited training and licenses. We would greatly appreciate your contribution to help us continue our work for student media and alumni!
For a recent persuasive article on why student newsrooms are worthy of donations and the investment of student fees, please read this article from Inside Higher Ed website.
All Donations are tax-deductable and controlled by the Orange Cord.
To receive our monthly newsletter and to stay hear about upcoming events, email [email protected] with your name, email address, zip code, year you graduated, and what student media department(s) you worked for.
Spring Semester 2021 Updates
What RMSMC students have been up to
Lucy Morantz, first place, Best Sports Feature Photo
Brendon Kelley and the Advertising Department, second place, Best Display Ad
Amy Noble, second place, Best Newspaper Feature Page/Spread
Amy Noble, second place, Best Newspaper News Page/Spread
Carter Minter,Third Place in the National Student Electronic Media Conference by College Broadcasters Inc. in the “Best DJ” category for the “3.0 Radio Show with DJ Carter Minter.” Best Audio Talk/Entertainment Program
Leta McWilliams and Kenia Ortiz, third place, Best Diversity coverage
We launched a new website for College Avenue at CollegeAveMag.com. A big congratulations to our editorial team of Meg Metzger-Seymour (editor-in-chief), Arlee Walls (executive editor) and Samantha Ye (multimedia editor) for the launch of College Avenue’s first standalone website.
Have you checked out KCSU’s podcast series “Land Grant Chronicles? History at CSU”? Download through your favorite podcasting app to listen to 17 unique stories as told by Professor Thomas Cauvin’s 2019 Fall Semester Public History course.
You may be missing live and local music, and KCSU has a new podcast to fix that: International Local Music Exchange is a world wide collaboration between different college radio stations contributing a 1-hour sampling of local music from their community!
If you like this kind of content from KCSU, please consider donating to DJ-Athon, which starts Nov. 9.
CSU Source wrote about efforts to digitize the Rocky Mountain Collegian.