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:

  • Media Relations/News Releases
  • Photography Services
  • Crisis Communications
  • Media Training
  • Event Support
  • Live Webcasting
  • Videography

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

Women's rowing wins at Lubbers Regatta

Women's rowing wins at Lubbers Regatta

April 15, 2014

Grand Valley women�s rowing took home the women�s points trophy at the annual Don Lubbers Cup Regatta April 12-13 in Spring Lake.

Workshop to focus on avoiding discussion pitfalls

Workshop to focus on avoiding discussion pitfalls

April 15, 2014

Grand Valley's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies is hosting a workshop to help participants learn how to avoid four negative behaviors that can ruin a relationship.

New Music Ensemble to launch concerts in national parks

New Music Ensemble to launch concerts in national parks

April 15, 2014

New Music Ensemble commissioned composers to create music inspired by national parks in the southwest, where the ensemble will then perform the pieces, April 29-May 4.

Dodgeball wins sixth national championship

Dodgeball wins sixth national championship

April 14, 2014

For the second year in a row, the Grand Valley Dodgeball Club won the National College Dodgeball Association championship April 13.

Former Johnson Center Leadership Council chair dies

Former Johnson Center Leadership Council chair dies

April 14, 2014

With sadness, Grand Valley notes the death of Margaret Ann (Ranny) Riecker. She died April 7 at age 80.

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