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

Graduate students win first place in business competition

Graduate students win first place in business competition

March 27, 2015

Anand Muthusmy and Marty Gurry earned top honors in the ACG Cup competition.

Faculty publishes translations of rare classical texts

Faculty publishes translations of rare classical texts

March 27, 2015

Diane Rayor's "Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Workds" includes two new poems discovered in 2014.

Faculty help develop safety initiatives

Faculty help develop safety initiatives

March 27, 2015

Faculty members helped create Grand Rapids neighborhood violence reduction initiatives.

Faculty reveal steamboat shipwreck survey results

Faculty reveal steamboat shipwreck survey results

March 27, 2015

New sonar images of a steamboat shipwreck at the bottom of Reeds Lake, along with new information about the condition of the wreck, were presented March 24..

Annual EqualiTEA honors retiring faculty member

Annual EqualiTEA honors retiring faculty member

March 27, 2015

Participants at the 12th annual EqualiTEA, sponsored by the Women's Center and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, honored one of the event founders March 26 in the Kirkhof Center.

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