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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

Guion Bluford's keynote presentation will take place February 16.

Conference to feature first African American astronaut to travel to space

January 16, 2018

"Roger That! A Celebration of Space Exploration" will take place February 16-17 at the DeVos Center.

beach scene

Department earns NEH grant for history project in Saugatuck area

January 16, 2018

"Stories of Summer" will capture oral histories and digitize photos and materials from the era.

Shanda DeWitt, '10, portrays Elsa from "Frozen" with Disney on Ice.

Alumna spreads Laker Effect around the world by ice skating for Disney on Ice

January 16, 2018

Shanda DeWitt, '11, currently portrays Elsa from Disney's "Frozen."

woman at podium

Reign: social activism begins with passion, knowledge

January 15, 2018

April Reign said social media platforms are "powerful tools for social justice if used well."

A total of 13 people or organizations received an "I Have Made a Difference" award from WGVU Public Media, in recognition for their contributions in the community.

WGVU presents "I Have Made a Difference" Awards

January 15, 2018

Thirteen people or organizations received an award in recognition for their contributions in the community.

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