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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 in a biology lab with plants in a petri dish

Kindschi fellowship will give students unique research opportunities

February 17, 2017

It will provide students with opportunities to conduct research and be mentored by a faculty member.

Two women standing at podium

Vanden Wyngaard receives Trailblazer award

February 17, 2017

PBW presented its Trailblazer award to university carillonneur Julianne Vanden Wyngaard.

The cast of "Detroit" performing during a dress rehearsal.

"Detroit" to be completely produced, performed by students

February 16, 2017

Performances of "Detroit" will take place February 17-19 in Louis Armstrong Theatre.

GVSU Athletics webcast logo

Basketball doubleheaders to be broadcast on ESPN3 Feb. 16 and 18

February 16, 2017

Laker basketball teams take on Michigan Tech on Feb. 16; Northern Michigan on Feb. 18.

Portrait of George Heartwell

Heartwell to discuss impact of local governments on climate change

February 15, 2017

"Beyond the Paris Accords: Adaptation Planning and Local Government" will take place February 21.

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