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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.

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Campers racing their solar-powered cars under the Transformational Link sculpture.

Camp teaches students benefits of renewable energy

June 23, 2017

More than 40 middle school students participated in the Energizing Our World camp June 20-22.

Rep. Bill Huizenga stands behind a podium in congress.

Huizenga celebrates 50th anniversary of Grand Valley's first graduates

June 23, 2017

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga celebrated Grand Valley's first Lakers for a Lifetime on the House floor.

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Nursing students earn Mary Free Bed scholarships

June 23, 2017

Four KCON students earned scholarships from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

Grand Valley State University's Board of Trustees approved the purchase of the Ferris Coffee and Nut facility in downtown Grand Rapids, with plans to expand its engineering programs.

Grand Valley State buys property, plans for engineering expansion and parking

June 21, 2017

GVSU trustees approved the purchase of the Ferris Coffee and Nut facility in downtown Grand Rapids.

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First Grand Valley graduates to celebrate 50th reunion

June 20, 2017

Fifty-one people the first graduating class will celebrate their 50th reunion June 23-24.

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