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

Weeknight football game causes parking changes

Weeknight football game causes parking changes

August 31, 2015

The Laker football team will open its 2015 season at home on Thursday, September 3, against Southwest Baptist University.

First Wheelhouse Talk to discuss overcoming obstacles, hardship

First Wheelhouse Talk to discuss overcoming obstacles, hardship

August 31, 2015

Grand Valley professor of classics Charles Pazdernik will kick off the 2015-16 Wheelhouse Talks series hosted by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies.

Laker Familia welcomes students to campus

Laker Familia welcomes students to campus

August 31, 2015

A special orientation program, now in its second year, welcomed incoming Latino students and their family members to Grand Valley.

Kamen receives honorary degree at convocation

Kamen receives honorary degree at convocation

August 28, 2015

The ceremonial start of the academic year began August 28 with speakers giving advice to new students about getting connected and studying hard in order to make the most of their college career.

GVSU crowdfunding conference comes to Muskegon

GVSU crowdfunding conference comes to Muskegon

August 28, 2015

Crowdfunding business opportunities through sites like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and GoFundMe are becoming more common for upstart companies, but crowdfunding needs to be done right to be effective and not violate government regulations.

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