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 recognized for commitment to community service

Students recognized for commitment to community service

April 27, 2015

Thirteen students received awards from Michigan Campus Compact at the Outstanding Student Service Awards April 18.

Memorial service to celebrate late artist Cyril Lixenberg

Memorial service to celebrate late artist Cyril Lixenberg

April 27, 2015

The life and works of Cyril Lixenberg will be celebrated Sunday, May 3, from 3-5 p.m.

Alumni reunion to celebrate 40 years of media production

Alumni reunion to celebrate 40 years of media production

April 27, 2015

The Film & Video Alumni Reunion will take place May 2 from 7-10 p.m. on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Grand Valley celebrates 100,000th graduate

Grand Valley celebrates 100,000th graduate

April 25, 2015

No one was more surprised to be named the 100,000th student to graduate from Grand Valley than the graduate himself, Dale Boedeker.

GVSU reports regional impact of $730 million

GVSU reports regional impact of $730 million

April 24, 2015

New construction and renovations pumped more than $133.5 million into the local economy in 2014.

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