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.

Our products:

  • Forum: A newsletter for faculty and staff members and retirees.
  • GVNext: The university's online newsroom and information source, which includes daily campus news reports, a daily newsletter, and multimedia news features. GVNext is also the home to stories about the Laker Effect.
  • 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.
  • For marketing planning, website development, print pieces, copy style guide or advertising, please contact Institutional Marketing.

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Students, faculty and staff members will be invited to participate in Grand Valley's seventh campus climate survey when it is operational from November 17-December 1.

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GVSU Police Academy cadets receive mediation, conflict resolution training

A unique partnership between the Grand Valley State University Police Academy and the nonprofit Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan is providing cadets with additional training beyond the state requirements in effective communication skills with the public.

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