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.

New on GVNext

A student in the Physician Assistant Studies program gives a COVID-19 vaccination shot.

744 Lakers receive COVID-19 vaccine at GVSU clinic

Officials said 744 members of the Grand Valley community, most of whom were GVSU students, received the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic held in the Fieldhouse. Metro Health sponsored the April 16 clinic.

Apr 16, 2021

Lake Michigan shoreline

Lake Michigan the muse for New Music Ensemble's latest pieces bringing natural beauty to life through music

The group is performing pieces by composers who were asked to bring Lake Michigan to life musically.

Apr 16, 2021

Robert Talbert, professor of mathematics.

Faculty member's op-ed on "flipped learning" featured in national education publication

Robert Talbert's article, "Flipped Learning Can Be a Key to Transforming Teaching and Learning Post-Pandemic," was posted online by EdSurge, a publication that covers education and the future of learning.

Apr 15, 2021

An audiology graduate student performs a hearing assessment at a new clinic in Finkelstein Hall.

Audiology graduate students serve patients in new, on-campus clinic

Graduate students earning a Doctor of Audiology degree at Grand Valley are now able to serve patients in a newly opened clinic on the Health Campus in downtown Grand Rapids.

Apr 14, 2021

screenshot of a Zoom meeting with faces in boxes

Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff members who earned accolades and student media awards are listed.

Apr 12, 2021

The Mary Idema Pew Library at dusk.

Innovation Fund proposal will accelerate open educational resources

The most recent proposal to the Innovation Fund will seek to expand University Librariesý publishing capacity for open educational resources, or OER. The Innovation Fund, one of President Philomena V. Mantella's initiatives to propel Grand Valley forward, will invest specifically in proposals that cover one of the five presidential priorities outlined by Mantella.

Apr 9, 2021

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