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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

woman with trophy

Staff member qualifies for international Toastmasters speech competition

May 25, 2017

In August, Noreen Savage will compete against others and give the speech of her lifetime.

Photo of a person using the Art at GVSU app on a mobile device

App connects community to more than 14,000 works of art

May 25, 2017

Art at GVSU is a free mobile app that provides a complete list of artworks on campus.

Jeff Chamberlain and Anne Hiskes show a resolution recognizing the new Jeff Chamberlain Frederik Meijer Honors College Alumni Endowed Scholarship.

Scholarship announced in Chamberlain's honor

May 24, 2017

A new scholarship has been created honoring departing Honors College director Jeff Chamberlain.

Luke Wilcox

GVSU alumnus named Michigan Teacher of the Year

May 23, 2017

Luke Wilcox, a mathematics teacher at East Kentwood High School, has been named Teacher of the Year.

Sherry Claflin holds a stuffed fish while teaching a lesson in a classroom at AWRI.

Grand Valley education assistant wins national teaching award

May 23, 2017

An educator at Grand Valley's AWRI has been named 2017's Michigan Outstanding Earth Science Teacher.

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