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

Faculty, staff members awarded for online course design

Faculty, staff members awarded for online course design

July 24, 2014

A group of faculty members received national awards from Blackboard for their work on designing engaging online courses.

GVSU researchers get $1 million grant to study student success program

GVSU researchers get $1 million grant to study student success program

July 24, 2014

Researchers at Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy have received a $1.05 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to study a Michigan Department of Human Services program.

Haas on role in Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup

Haas on role in Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup

July 24, 2014

President Thomas J. Haas reflected on his cleanup efforts in the Exxon Valdez oil spill on a recent Michigan Public Radio segment.

Michael Buble gives tickets to LipDub crew

Michael Buble gives tickets to LipDub crew

July 23, 2014

Michael Buble gave free concert tickets to GVSU grads and Clark Retirement Community.

S3 Summer Showcase set for Tuesday

S3 Summer Showcase set for Tuesday

July 22, 2014

Jessica Janecke spent her summer monitoring runners on a tricked-out treadmill; Kevin Joffre analyzed reading habits of teen mothers. This is not usually how an average student spends the summer months.

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