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

Laker Effect felt all over in any season

Laker Effect felt all over in any season

February 08, 2016

Grand Valley launched a new branding campaign in February and university leaders hope prospective students, supporters and others will experience the "Laker Effect."

Beyrle receives Hauenstein Fellowship Medal

Beyrle receives Hauenstein Fellowship Medal

February 08, 2016

John Beyrle, Grand Valley alumnus and former ambassador to the Russian Federation, was awarded the Hauenstein Fellowship Medal.

Internship fund established in memory of Feenstra

Internship fund established in memory of Feenstra

February 08, 2016

The Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies established an internship fund in memory of Dave Feenstra, who died in December following an accident at his family's greenhouse.

Departments designated 'healthy'

Departments designated 'healthy'

February 05, 2016

Eight new campus departments were designated "Certified Healthy" by the Health and Wellness team within Human Resources.

U of M leadership expert to speak at Wheelhouse Talk

U of M leadership expert to speak at Wheelhouse Talk

February 05, 2016

The Hauenstein Center will host Brian Flanagan, director of the Sanger Leadership Center at the University of Michigan.

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