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

Reeds Lake steamboat shipwrecks survey postponed

Reeds Lake steamboat shipwrecks survey postponed

October 01, 2014

Due to questionable weather forecasts, the dive team has postponed the survey, originally scheduled for October 3 and 4.

White House initiative leader to Skype with students

White House initiative leader to Skype with students

October 01, 2014

Marco Davis will discuss educational challenges facing Latino students on October 6 and 7 on the Allendale Campus.

Truth behind Middle East turmoil and geopolitics discussed at Hauenstein Center event

Truth behind Middle East turmoil and geopolitics discussed at Hauenstein Center event

October 01, 2014

A brief exploration of today�s headlines shows a world dealing with crisis � disease epidemics, sectarian violence and crushing poverty, to name a few.

Girl Scouts to get hands-on look at STEM careers

Girl Scouts to get hands-on look at STEM careers

September 30, 2014

About 50 Girl Scouts will explore the fields of STEM during a half-day program at Grand Valley State University.

Celebrate Earth Science Week with lecture series

Celebrate Earth Science Week with lecture series

September 30, 2014

Grand Valley's geology department will celebrate Earth Science Week with a lecture series October 6-10.

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