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

Festival celebrates Grand River

Festival celebrates Grand River

May 22, 2015

Groundswell and West Mich. Environmental Action Council sponsor River City Water Festival.

Safety reminders against theft

Safety reminders against theft

May 20, 2015

Pew Campus Security offers safety tips to safeguard valuables inside vehicles.

Sustainable Agriculture Project to start season with tilling demonstration

Sustainable Agriculture Project to start season with tilling demonstration

May 20, 2015

SAP will mark the start of its summer growing season with a tilling demonstration May 22 at 10 a.m.

Grand Valley partners with city entities to preserve oral histories of Native Americans

Grand Valley partners with city entities to preserve oral histories of Native Americans

May 20, 2015

Grand Valley, Grand Rapids Public Library, and Grand Rapids Public Museum signed a memorandum of understanding May 18 that will make more than three generations of Native American urban histories publicly available for the first time in Michigan's history.

Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff sketches

May 19, 2015

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

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