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.

New on GV Now

Cook Leadership Academy welcomes new Fellows

Cook Leadership Academy welcomes new Fellows

August 20, 2014

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies kicked off the 2014-15 Cook Leadership Academy Tuesday morning with formal orientation for a new cohort of 27 fellows.

Photos: campus community helps with move-in

Photos: campus community helps with move-in

August 20, 2014

More than 600 alumni, students, faculty and staff members helped more than 6,000 students move into living centers.

New data highlights business opportunities, worker trends in metro Grand Rapids

New data highlights business opportunities, worker trends in metro Grand Rapids

August 20, 2014

Researchers at Grand Valley's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy have developed a tool that identifies trends in business patterns and neighborhood demographics with the intent to help metro Grand Rapids business development organizations optimize their efforts.

Marilyn E. Zumberge Garden dedicated

Marilyn E. Zumberge Garden dedicated

August 20, 2014

The Marilyn E. Zumberge Garden was dedicated in a ceremony outside of Zumberge Hall August 19.

Three events kick off year on Friday

Three events kick off year on Friday

August 19, 2014

Grand Valley's new academic year gets a formal kickoff on Friday, August 22.

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