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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

Man speaking behind podium, holding microphone

Former president announces fund to honor son's memory

February 21, 2017

President Emeritus Arend D. Lubbers said the "be nice." fund was a natural fit to honor Andy.

Grand Valley students performing with the Grand Rapids Symphony's Mosaic Scholars during a February 18 concert.

Music majors work with local students to compose and perform

February 21, 2017

The original compositions were performed during a Grand Rapids Symphony concert on February 18.

A photo of the book, Mathias J. Alten: An Evolving Legacy

New book highlights the life and art of Mathias J. Alten

February 20, 2017

"Mathias J. Alten: An Evolving Legacy" will debut during a community open house March 3.

Students in a biology lab with plants in a petri dish

Kindschi fellowship will give students unique research opportunities

February 17, 2017

It will provide students with opportunities to conduct research and be mentored by a faculty member.

Two women standing at podium

Vanden Wyngaard receives Trailblazer award

February 17, 2017

PBW presented its Trailblazer award to university carillonneur Julianne Vanden Wyngaard.

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