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

Middle East Studies to host screening

Middle East Studies to host screening

September 15, 2014

Middle East Studies, student organizations and area colleges will host a screening of a film by Maurice Jacobsen, a Grand Rapids native who spent 16 months in the Gaza Strip.

LGBT Community Center Awareness Day

LGBT Community Center Awareness Day

September 15, 2014

The LGBT Resource Center received a letter from President Barack Obama acknowledging LGBT Community Center Awareness Day.

Mary Idema Pew Library receives LEED Platinum certification

Mary Idema Pew Library receives LEED Platinum certification

September 15, 2014

The Mary Idema Pew Library is GVSU's first LEED Platinum building, and the first LEED Platinum library in Michigan.

Voter registration unit to visit Allendale Campus Wednesday

Voter registration unit to visit Allendale Campus Wednesday

September 15, 2014

The Secretary of State's Mobile Office Unit will visit campus September 17 to provide an opportunity for students to register for the upcoming general election.

Annual Paleo-Olympic Games create blast from the past

Annual Paleo-Olympic Games create blast from the past

September 15, 2014

The sixth annual student-run Paleo-Olympic Games will take place Friday, September 19.

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