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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.

New on GV Now

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GVSU study: activity-permissible classrooms lead to more student engagement

August 18, 2017

The study was conducted during the 2014-15 academic year in a 4th grade classroom in Grand Haven.

Students work on the fountain.

GVSU students build upgrades for Grand Haven musical fountain

August 17, 2017

Students completed their senior project by designing and constructing two new water features.

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Applications sought for next civil discourse professor

August 17, 2017

The position includes developing content for a 3-credit course and a companion public symposium.

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Grand Valley president, alumni to help students move in

August 17, 2017

The campus community will help more than 6,000 new and returning students move in August 21-23.

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Grand Valley to host inventors at Maker Faire

August 16, 2017

Grand Valley will host inventors and innovators at the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire, Aug. 19-20.

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