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.

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GVSU board approves agreements for Belknap development

GVSU board approves agreements for Belknap development

February 12, 2016

The board approved two memos of understanding regarding property the university owns in the Belknap neighborhood in Grand Rapids.

Laker Line included in federal budget proposal

Laker Line included in federal budget proposal

February 11, 2016

The Laker Line would offer students and riders enhanced transportation with a shorter ride time.

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Physics faculty weigh in on the historic February 11 announcement that gravitational waves exist in the universe.

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Students creating survey for Children's Museum

February 11, 2016

Marketing students are working with the Grand Rapids Children's Museum and Family Friends Vet Hospital.

GVSU political expert evaluates primary results

GVSU political expert evaluates primary results

February 10, 2016

Erika King said Hillary Clinton must re-evaluate messaging, while Donald Trump may face more attacks.

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