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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

New Music Ensemble performs at national parks

New Music Ensemble performs at national parks

July 22, 2016

The ensemble traveled more than 3,000 miles across 10 states to perform at four national parks June 29-July 12.

GVSU measuring economic impact of Grand Haven visitors

GVSU measuring economic impact of Grand Haven visitors

July 22, 2016

Faculty and students from three departments are researching tourism in Grand Haven.

Faculty awarded for inclusive classrooms

Faculty awarded for inclusive classrooms

July 21, 2016

Cheryl Kautz and Szymon Machajewski were honored at Blackboard's annual BbWorld conference July 14.

Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff sketches

July 21, 2016

Faculty and staff members listed below gave presentations, served as media experts, or wrote articles that were published.

Summer Scholars ready for showcase

Summer Scholars ready for showcase

July 21, 2016

Emily Noordyke turned her hobby into a research project; Eric Sheffield linked his experience with dementia patients to his research on brain density.

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