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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

graphic of Twin+ Day

Double the Laker Effect at Twin Day

March 22, 2018

There are 117 sets of twins, five sets of triplets and one set of quadruplets at Grand Valley.

Gray background with GVSU Athletics logo over it.

Laker softball to take on Northwood, SVSU in weekend doubleheaders

March 22, 2018

The Grand Valley softball team will take on Northwood and SVSU in doubleheaders on March 24 and 25.

Three business leaders discussed how automation is changing the workplace during the Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture March 21.

Automation is causing a delicate dilemma, business leaders say

March 21, 2018

Business leaders talked automation at the Secchia Breakfast Lecture March 21 at the Seidman Center.

a photo from last year's faire.

Call for submissions open for Makers Faire

March 21, 2018

The fifth annual event will take place August 18-19.

A photo of students competing a past competition.

GVSU to host 1,000 students at FIRST Robotics District Competition

March 20, 2018

Students on 40 teams from across West Michigan will compete in the "varsity sport for the mind."

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