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.

New on GV Now

Mary Idema Pew Library Wins Award in Building Excellence

Mary Idema Pew Library Wins Award in Building Excellence

August 27, 2014

The Mary Idema Pew Library won an Honorable Mention award in 2014 Building Excellence Awards presented by the Education Design Showcase.

Grand Valley announces design thinking initiative

Grand Valley announces design thinking initiative

August 27, 2014

At the start of the academic year, Grand Valley announces a new initiative that continues its commitment to ensure students will be prepared for lifelong learning and careers in an ever-changing society.

Sheldon Solomon to give annual Carey Memorial Lecture

Sheldon Solomon to give annual Carey Memorial Lecture

August 26, 2014

Sheldon Solomon will examine the human fear of death on September 17.

Fall Arts Celebration 2014 set

Fall Arts Celebration 2014 set

August 25, 2014

Fall Arts Celebration 2014 will feature distinguished writers, poets, musicians, artists and scholars.

Convocation speakers welcome new students

Convocation speakers welcome new students

August 22, 2014

Convocation speakers welcomed new students to Grand Valley by offering them advice while presenting challenges.

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