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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

President Haas at convocation, speaking at podium

Academic year gets formal welcome Friday

August 22, 2017

A formal start to the academic year begins Friday with an address by President Haas and convocation.

Justin Bruno, left, hooks a Northern Pike at Bruce's Bayou in the Grand River near Nunica. Incoming club president Lucas Murphy, right, casts for bass.

GV Magazine goes fishing with club sports; to Mars with engineering

August 22, 2017

Fishing, Mars, politics, marching band, supply chain management and more. GV Magazine delivers soon.

Thirty-eight people graduated from the Grand Valley State University Police Academy August 17.

Police academy holds graduation ceremony

August 22, 2017

Thirty-eight people graduated from the Grand Valley State University Police Academy August 17.

Photo of the Haas Center for Performing Arts

GVSU to celebrate dedication of Haas Center for Performing Arts

August 21, 2017

The dedication will take place August 25, from 2-4 p.m.

Photo of activity-permissible classroom

GVSU study: activity-permissible classrooms lead to more student engagement

August 18, 2017

The study was conducted during the 2014-15 academic year in a 4th grade classroom in Grand Haven.

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