University Communications

Who we are:

University Communications is a unit of the University Relations Division. We provide a variety of services and products to tell the Grand Valley story to audiences within the university and those reached through the mass media. Our services include:

Approval from an executive officer is required for live webcasting and video services. When a request is submitted, UComm will review the video project and contact the requester for more information.

University Communications products include:

  • Forum: A newsletter for faculty and staff members and retirees.
  • GVNow: Video features like "Around Grand Valley" and daily campus news reports are a part of this online publication.
  • Grand Valley Magazine: Quarterly magazine for the Grand Valley community that includes profiles, features, research news and news about alumni and campus events.
  • Videos: UComm produces convocation and commencement videos, along with special projects, as approved by an executive officer.
  • Success Stories: These items, located on the Grand Valley homepage, tell the unique accomplishments of students, faculty and staff members, and alumni.
  • Sources Guide: This guide is an online topical arrangement of faculty and staff members who can serve as sources for reporters looking for commentary on breaking news stories or subjects for features.

For marketing planning, website development, print pieces, or advertising, please contact Institutional Marketing.

New on GV Now

Events planned for Women's History Month

Events planned for Women's History Month

March 02, 2015

Many events are planned to celebrate March as Women's History Month.

Habitat for Humanity director is keynote at leadership reception

Habitat for Humanity director is keynote at leadership reception

March 02, 2015

Mary Buikema, executive director at Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, is the keynote speaker for the Venderbush Leadership Reception March 18.

Annual technology symposium highlights teaching practices

Annual technology symposium highlights teaching practices

March 02, 2015

More than 30 faculty presentations about innovative ways to teach with technology will highlight an annual symposium sponsored by two campus departments.

VAGTC sponsors Auto Suppliers Symposium

VAGTC sponsors Auto Suppliers Symposium

March 02, 2015

The 16th West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium will be held March 5.

Average gift increased in 2014 United Way campaign

Average gift increased in 2014 United Way campaign

February 27, 2015

The average gift from Grand Valley faculty and staff members to United Way during the university�s 2014 campaign increased by $6 per person, campaign co-chairs Sue Sloop and Steve Lipnicki said.

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