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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

GVSU athletics logo on grey background

Volleyball broadcast live on ESPN

October 20, 2017

The Laker volleyball team's matches on October 20 and 21 will be broadcast live on ESPN.

Engineering, physical therapy students build un-boo-lievable costumes for children

October 20, 2017

Students are building Halloween costumes for young patients at Mary Free Bed.

man at podium in UN

Alumnus president of Palau will visit campus

October 20, 2017

Tommy Remengesau, who graduated from Grand Valley in 1979, leads the island nation.

The Beckering Family Carillon Tower at the DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Laker Light shines for Helen DeVos

October 19, 2017

The blue light shining on the carillon towers symbolizes her impact on the Grand Valley community.

 A photo of President Haas celebrating with two students.

Campus community to celebrate founders of Grand Valley

October 19, 2017

Nearly 60 years ago, 282 individuals came together to start the vision for Grand Valley.

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