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

Science on Tap collaborates with GRPL summer read

Science on Tap collaborates with GRPL summer read

July 01, 2015

The next "Science on Tap" lecture, hosted by Biomedical Sciences, will collaborate with the Grand Rapids Public Library and delve into its summer read.

Grand Valley Charter Schools Office receives formal accreditation from AdvancED

Grand Valley Charter Schools Office receives formal accreditation from AdvancED

July 01, 2015

Grand Valley's Charter Schools Office has formally received accreditation from AdvancED, making the university the first charter school authorizer in the nation to achieve the national AdvancED accreditation classification.

G3 Camp offers hands-on educational fun for grandparents, grandkids

G3 Camp offers hands-on educational fun for grandparents, grandkids

July 01, 2015

Approximately 100 campers lived, learned and played on the Allendale Campus June 23-25.

Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff sketches

June 29, 2015

Faculty and staff members in the news, or those who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below.

Shinsky to serve as interim dean

Shinsky to serve as interim dean

June 25, 2015

John Shinsky, longtime professor of education, will serve as interim dean of the College of Education beginning July 1.

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