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

Researchers developing affordable flow battery technology

Researchers developing affordable flow battery technology

December 19, 2014

Researchers are working to create a new type of flow battery technology that will allow the capture, collection and storage of energy through organic compounds.

Grant creates civic engagement pilot project

Grant creates civic engagement pilot project

December 16, 2014

Students who attend Grand Valley, Aquinas College and Grand Rapids Community College will have more community-based learning opportunities through a pilot project funded by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

Students win Ford video contest, producing national ad

Students win Ford video contest, producing national ad

December 16, 2014

Seven School of Communications students will continue working with Ford to produce a national video advertisement set for nationwide release in February.

Beckering Family Carillon joins international Christmas Eve concert

Beckering Family Carillon joins international Christmas Eve concert

December 15, 2014

The Beckering Family Carillon Tower will join an international chorus Christmas Eve night at 9:30 p.m. to commemorate a Christmas truce during World War I.

Study reveals spread of invasive species in Great Lakes

Study reveals spread of invasive species in Great Lakes

December 15, 2014

Researchers from Grand Valley�s Annis Water Resources Institute have found invasive faucet snails in many new locations throughout the Great Lakes basin over a three-year period. The snails carry parasites that are deadly to native waterfowl, including ducks and coots.

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