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.
  • 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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Ross and Jordan Bremer stand in their 'U-pick' sunflower field

Alumni brothers plant 'U-pick' sunflower field to raise spirits during pandemic

Brothers Ross and Jordan Bremer, alumni of the Seidman College of Business, were looking for a way to bring joy to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. They leveraged their years of farming experience to plant a 'U-pick' sunflower field near the Allendale Campus.

Jul 30, 2021

Group of high school students in orange shirts and staff members at the ExCEL Camp.

Facing teacher shortage, TRIO program focuses on recruiting, preparing future educators

As the nation faces a teacher shortage, the program focuses on recruiting and preparing students who would be future educators.

Jul 30, 2021

Zaneta Adams holding award.

Creator of online network for women veterans wins GVSU Lakeshore Innovator of the Year award

Zaneta Adams, president and founder of WINC: For All Women Veterans, received the award from GVSU's Muskegon Innovation Hub.

Jul 29, 2021

Wastewater testing equipment.

GVSU researchers work with health departments to test wastewater for COVID-19

The Annis Water Resources Institute and the Cell and Molecular Biology Department will work with area health departments for the next two years to test and detect genetic markers of the COVID-19 virus in wastewater.

Jul 28, 2021

Jason Johnson standing with arms crossed at a game.

Johnson named head coach for Laker volleyball

Johnson replaces longtime Laker head coach Deanne Scanlon, who retired as the program's winningest coach.

Jul 27, 2021

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