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

Three events kick off year on Friday

Three events kick off year on Friday

August 19, 2014

Grand Valley's new academic year gets a formal kickoff on Friday, August 22.

Sierra Club names Grand Valley a greenest school for third year

Sierra Club names Grand Valley a greenest school for third year

August 19, 2014

Grand Valley was again named one of the country's greenest universities by Sierra Club, the largest national grassroots environmental organization in the U.S.

Grand Valley surplus store to hold tent sale, open to public

Grand Valley surplus store to hold tent sale, open to public

August 18, 2014

Grand Valley State University�s surplus store is planning to hold a furniture tent sale on Thursday, August 21 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Grand Valley president, trustee to help with freshman move-in

Grand Valley president, trustee to help with freshman move-in

August 16, 2014

The campus community will help more than 6,000 new and returning students as they move in during the week of August 18.

First cohort of new degree program meets

First cohort of new degree program meets

August 14, 2014

Students in the first cohort of the Liberal Studies Leadership Program met for orientation August 12 at the DeVos Center.

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