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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.

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Steinman receives community leadership award

Steinman receives community leadership award

June 30, 2016

Alan Steinman, director of Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon, was given the Patricia B. Johnson Award for Community Leadership and Innovative Grantmaking by the Community Foundation for Muskegon on June 28.

Lubbers Stadium recognized for safety

Lubbers Stadium recognized for safety

June 30, 2016

Lubbers Stadium received a Facility of Merit Award from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.

G3 Camp offers hands-on learning for kids, grandparents

G3 Camp offers hands-on learning for kids, grandparents

June 29, 2016

G3 Camp provided a fun and engaging way for children and their grandparents to experience college life June 21-23.

Campus community mourns former Johnson Center executive director

Campus community mourns former Johnson Center executive director

June 28, 2016

The Grand Valley campus community is mourning the death of James (Jim) Edwards II, a former executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, who died June 27. He was 51.

Power of 10 concludes with Grand Rapids alumni event

Power of 10 concludes with Grand Rapids alumni event

June 28, 2016

Nearly 200 Grand Valley alumni gathered in Grand Rapids June 23 to celebrate President Thomas J. Haas' 10th year at Grand Valley and his positive impact on the university.

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