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.

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Shaily Menon named American Council on Education Fellow

Shaily Menon named American Council on Education Fellow

March 26, 2015

The ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education.

Charter Schools Office recommended for accreditation by AdvancED

Charter Schools Office recommended for accreditation by AdvancED

March 26, 2015

Grand Valley's CSO first authorizer in nation to achieve national AdvancED recommendation.

Cornel West, Robert George on 'Culture Wars' at Hauenstein Center event

Cornel West, Robert George on 'Culture Wars' at Hauenstein Center event

March 26, 2015

Two academic giants will discuss differences in culture at Grand Valley April 2.

UICA exhibit to showcase GVSU student artwork

UICA exhibit to showcase GVSU student artwork

March 26, 2015

Terms of Service will be on display March 30-April 17 at the UICA in Grand Rapids.

CRP concludes year with author visit

CRP concludes year with author visit

March 25, 2015

The author of the Community Reading Project selection said the events brought to life in her book were not unique and she hopes readers draw from them to learn and prepare for future disasters.

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