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

Sustainability expert to speak at Seidman event

Sustainability expert to speak at Seidman event

April 18, 2014

The founder of Enterprise for a Sustainable World is the speaker for the Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture, sponsored by the Seidman College of Business.

College of Education Convocation

College of Education Convocation

April 18, 2014

The College of Education will honor an outstanding leader during its convocation ceremony April 23 at DeVos Place.

Volunteers needed for NCAA track and field championships

Volunteers needed for NCAA track and field championships

April 18, 2014

About 100 volunteers from the campus community are still needed to help when Grand Valley hosts the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships in mid-May.

Laker Line: Updates on the future of Route 50

Laker Line: Updates on the future of Route 50

April 17, 2014

A series of meetings will be held Thursday, April 17 to gather feedback on the Laker Line Study.

Registration open for CLAS on the Green

Registration open for CLAS on the Green

April 17, 2014

The June 18 golf outing supports the endowment of the CLAS Scholarship Fund.

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