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

Women's Commission presents Lifetime Achievement Awards

Women's Commission presents Lifetime Achievement Awards

April 01, 2015

Grand Valley's Women's Commission presented Lifetime Achievement Awards to two people who have collaborated closely on co-curricular and academic programs.

Hundreds volunteer during COW

Hundreds volunteer during COW

April 01, 2015

Hundreds of Laker alumni, friends and family volunteered hundreds of hours of service during the annual Community Outreach Week, which ended March 28.

Research shows Muskegon Lake water quality continues to improve

Research shows Muskegon Lake water quality continues to improve

April 01, 2015

AWRI report shows water quality is improving, and is meeting desirable criteria in three of four key water quality indicators.

Alumna profiled in national marketing campaign

Alumna profiled in national marketing campaign

April 01, 2015

Lindsey Boden was profiled as the "Next Generation of Internal Audit" by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Community members recognized at Cesar Chavez Day event

Community members recognized at Cesar Chavez Day event

April 01, 2015

The campus community celebrated Cesar Chavez Day with a series of events March 31.

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