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

Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff sketches

July 27, 2015

Faculty and staff members in the news, or those who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below.

MAREC to host small business development event

MAREC to host small business development event

July 27, 2015

Grand Valley's MAREC (Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center) is helping host a business development event called Intercoastal on July 30.

Engineering students to race handmade sailboats during 25th annual regatta

Engineering students to race handmade sailboats during 25th annual regatta

July 27, 2015

It will be a race to the finish on the high seas in the Keller Engineering Labs during the 25th annual Wooden Shoe Regatta July 29.

TRiO grants will expand services to students

TRiO grants will expand services to students

July 23, 2015

Grand Valley received more than $3.7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education to fund and expand services over five years to students enrolled in one of three TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) programs.

Surplus store to hold special Saturday hours

Surplus store to hold special Saturday hours

July 23, 2015

The Surplus Store at Grand Valley State University will be open for special Saturday hours July 25.

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