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

Former CEO of Lockheed Martin to speak at Meijer Lecture

Former CEO of Lockheed Martin to speak at Meijer Lecture

September 19, 2014

An aerospace expert who serves as chair of the U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee will give a presentation on leading change as part of the Frederik Meijer Lecture Series.

Events will focus on young immigrants

Events will focus on young immigrants

September 19, 2014

Latin American Studies will host two events in September that will help participants better understand the current immigration crisis that has brought a surge of undocumented children to the U.S. from Central America and Mexico.

MEDC president says Michigan is comeback state

MEDC president says Michigan is comeback state

September 18, 2014

Michael Finney, president of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, said Grand Rapids is a vibrant city.

GVSU teams with local and international youth for Animation Collaboration

GVSU teams with local and international youth for Animation Collaboration

September 18, 2014

Animation Collaboration can be seen as an official ArtPrize entry in the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (UICA) in Grand Rapids.

KCON offers flu vaccination clinics

KCON offers flu vaccination clinics

September 17, 2014

The GVSU Family Health Center will offer flu vaccination clinics for students, faculty and staff members and their dependents and retirees through September. (Updated list below.)

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