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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

Picture of lottery tickets

Professor leads team of journalists and students to investigate global lottery industry

September 25, 2017

The investigation examines repeat lottery winners, money trails and who controls the industry.

Students in the master of public health program, along with students in the Public Health Society, coordinated a collection for hygiene kits for victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Students, staff members coordinate hurricane relief efforts

September 25, 2017

The campus community collected enough supplies to make and ship more than 365 hygiene kits.

David Brooks in a portrait

David Brooks, Ronald White to discuss "Character and the Presidency" at Hauenstein event

September 25, 2017

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies will host David Brooks and Ronald White on October 3.

A photo of honeycomb.

Students harvest hundreds of pounds of honey from bees on campus

September 25, 2017

Members of the GVSU Beekeepers harvested, extracted and bottled more than 360 pounds of honey.

Jim Hackett, president and CEO or Ford Motor Company.

CEO of Ford Motor Company to speak at GVSU

September 25, 2017

Jim Hackett is the featured speaker for the Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture October 2.

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