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

Average gift increased in 2014 United Way campaign

Average gift increased in 2014 United Way campaign

February 27, 2015

The average gift from Grand Valley faculty and staff members to United Way during the university�s 2014 campaign increased by $6 per person, campaign co-chairs Sue Sloop and Steve Lipnicki said.

Urban Sustainability to be highlighted during SAAP conference

Urban Sustainability to be highlighted during SAAP conference

February 27, 2015

The SAAP Annual Meeting will take place March 5-7 in Grand Rapids.

Cardboard arcarde games raise funds for nonprofit

Cardboard arcarde games raise funds for nonprofit

February 26, 2015

Liberal studies students will host cardboard arcade games Friday, February 27, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Kirkhof Center lobby.

Faculty successfully explore Reeds Lake steamboat shipwrecks

Faculty successfully explore Reeds Lake steamboat shipwrecks

February 26, 2015

A group of faculty, students and community members explored Reeds Lake on February 20.

Networking event features higher ed leaders

Networking event features higher ed leaders

February 26, 2015

YPHE will host a networking event March 17 that will feature a panel of higher education leaders.

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