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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

Grand Valley hosted the annual ARNOVA conference in November.

Johnson Center, SPNHA host second-largest international research conference

December 15, 2017

Grand Valley hosted the second-largest ARNOVA conference in the 46-year history of the event.

The Grounds Department in Facilities Services in Allendale and Pew Campus Operations recently received Four-Star recognition, the highest level possible, from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) Landscape Management and Operations Accredita

Video: Grounds Dept. receives four-star accreditation

December 14, 2017

The Grounds Department received the highest level of recognition from national grounds society.

Picture of the New Music Ensemble

New Music Ensemble included on NPR's list of 100 Best Songs of 2017

December 14, 2017

The ensemble was recognized for the song "Glass Surface" from the album "Return."

Brian Hauenstein, Gleaves Whitney, and Ralph D. Hauenstein, from left.

GVSU's Hauenstein Center receives major gift from Hauenstein family

December 11, 2017

Grand Valley's Hauenstein Center received a major gift from the family of Ralph W. Hauenstein.

Grand Valley will close or cancel all or part of its operations in cases of emergency, utility disruptions or for weather-related reasons.

Policy reminders for closings, cancellations

December 11, 2017

Policy reminders in cases of emergency, utility disruptions or for weather-related reasons.

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