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

Farmers Market opens Wednesday

Farmers Market opens Wednesday

May 29, 2015

Grand Valley's Farmers Market will open Wednesday, June 3, and remain open on Wednesdays through October 28.

Speech Lab earns national certification

Speech Lab earns national certification

May 28, 2015

The Speech Lab is now among a select group of communication centers in the U.S. to be nationally certified by the National Association of Communication Centers.

GVSU crowdfunding conference comes to Muskegon

GVSU crowdfunding conference comes to Muskegon

May 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.

Grand Dialogue to explore science and religion

Grand Dialogue to explore science and religion

May 27, 2015

The annual conference will take place Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Loosemoore Auditorium on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Grand Valley to host Girls on the Run 5k

Grand Valley to host Girls on the Run 5k

May 27, 2015

More than 1,000 girls and their families will attend the "Girls on the Run" annual 5k event May 29 at Grand Valley State University.

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