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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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Grand Valley joins statewide partnership to support automated vehicle technology

October 16, 2017

The consortium will focus on training talent to advance automatic vehicle technology.

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Challenge encourages ideas that would make lasting impact

October 16, 2017

Have an idea that would benefit your community? Enter the Laker Effect Challenge.

More than 40 physical therapy students, along with faculty and staff members, volunteered at organizations throughout West Michigan as part of Global PT Day of Service.

Physical therapy students participate in Global Day of Service

October 16, 2017

More than 40 PT students volunteered at community service agencies throughout West Michigan.

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Art installation draws attention to violence against women

October 13, 2017

An upcoming art installation uses the placement of red shoes to denounce violence against women.

Michael DeVries and Grand Valley student Jason Coffey singing "Lily's Eyes" from "The Secret Garden" during a rehearsal in September.

GVSU Opera Theatre to honor legacy of composer Kurt Weill during cabaret performances

October 13, 2017

Performances of "A Kurt Weill Cabaret" will take place October 20-22.

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