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:

  • Media Relations/News Releases
  • Photography Services
  • Crisis Communications
  • Media Training
  • Event Support
  • Live Webcasting
  • Videography

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

AWRI to host research workshop series

AWRI to host research workshop series

April 24, 2014

Great Lakes researchers will convene at Grand Valley State University�s Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon April 28-29, in the first of a series of workshops to explore research opportunities linking watersheds, drowned-river mouth systems and Lake Michigan.

Niemeyer award recipients named

Niemeyer award recipients named

April 24, 2014

Students and faculty members were recognized for their leadership at the annual awards celebration in early April.

University earns Governor's Fitness Award

University earns Governor's Fitness Award

April 24, 2014

Grand Valley received a Governor's Fitness Award April 24 during a ceremony in Lansing.

Groundswell featured in PBS documentary

Groundswell featured in PBS documentary

April 23, 2014

Groundswell is featured in "Growing Up Green," airing on public broadcast stations in April.

Students win marketing awards

Students win marketing awards

April 23, 2014

Student board members from Grand Valley's American Marketing Association Chapter received two awards at the National AMA Collegiate Conference.

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