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

Students raise more than $3,000 for charity

Students raise more than $3,000 for charity

July 07, 2015

Marketing students were given the challenge of raising $2,000 in a week for the charity of their choice.

Current business trends: growth rate remains good

Current business trends: growth rate remains good

July 07, 2015

The economic growth rate in West Michigan is good but has moderated, said Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research.

Meijer Campus hosts IChallengeU team

Meijer Campus hosts IChallengeU team

July 06, 2015

The Meijer Campus in Holland is host to a team of Ottawa County high school students who are participating in IChallengeU, an intense two-week program in which teams solve a real-world problem for an area business.

Grand Valley named a 'greenest college'

Grand Valley named a 'greenest college'

July 06, 2015

Grand Valley has been named one of the country's greenest colleges by Best Colleges.

Science on Tap collaborates with GRPL summer read

Science on Tap collaborates with GRPL summer read

July 01, 2015

The next "Science on Tap" lecture, hosted by Biomedical Sciences, will collaborate with the Grand Rapids Public Library and delve into its summer read.

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