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

Alumna named Michigan Teacher of the Year

Alumna named Michigan Teacher of the Year

May 20, 2016

Tracy Horodyski has been named the 2016-17 Michigan Teacher of the Year.

Presidents Haas and Schlissel discuss access and affordability

Presidents Haas and Schlissel discuss access and affordability

May 19, 2016

President Haas and U of M President Schlissel will be on WGVU's Newsmakers May 20.

Grand Valley joins Partnership for a Healthier America

Grand Valley joins Partnership for a Healthier America

May 19, 2016

Continuing its commitment as a healthy campus, Grand Valley joined the Partnership for a Healthier America and committed to adopt guidelines centered on the campus' physical activity programs, and dining options.

KCON earns national grant to support doctoral nursing candidates

KCON earns national grant to support doctoral nursing candidates

May 18, 2016

The Kirkhof College of Nursing received a $20,000 grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Health Care to provide scholarships for two doctor of nursing practice students.

KCON teams with GRPM to celebrate Nurses Week

KCON teams with GRPM to celebrate Nurses Week

May 17, 2016

The Kirkhof College of Nursing teamed with the Grand Rapids Public Museum to celebrate National Nurses Week with an exhibit and film screening.

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