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.

New on GV Now

Convocation speakers welcome new students

Convocation speakers welcome new students

August 22, 2014

Convocation speakers welcomed new students to Grand Valley by offering them advice while presenting challenges.

President Haas participates in #ALSIceBucketChallenge

President Haas participates in #ALSIceBucketChallenge

August 22, 2014

Following Convocation August 22, Grand Valley President Thomas J. Haas participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Student video premieres at Convocation

Student video premieres at Convocation

August 22, 2014

A new Laker for a Lifetime video premiered to hundreds of students, faculty and staff members August 22 at Convocation.

Grand Valley contributes to 'brain gain'

Grand Valley contributes to 'brain gain'

August 22, 2014

Grand Valley�s retention rate is the third highest in the state at 71 percent.

New exhibit examines information as a commodity

New exhibit examines information as a commodity

August 21, 2014

New interactive display, 'Open Everything,' open through September 11 in the library.

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