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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.

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GVSU Lakers take on SVSU Cardinals during 15th Battle of the Valleys

September 20, 2017

Proceeds will go to the Laker Children's Fund, established to assist groups that work with children.

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Design thinking event to spotlight the power of empathy

September 20, 2017

"Empathy: Abstract to Application" will take place September 27 in the Seidman Center.

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Students aim to energize peers about history through Medieval activities at Paleo-Olympics

September 20, 2017

The 9th annual Paleo-Olympic Games took place September 15 on the Allendale Campus.

Dozens of area military veterans and law enforcement officials led by the Patriot Guard Riders escorted The Wall That Heals from the Allendale Campus to Fifth Third Ballpark September 20.

Escort for Wall That Heals begins on campus

September 20, 2017

Veterans helped escort The Wall That Heals from the Allendale Campus to Fifth Third Ballpark.

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Provost gives keynote at Women's Commission event

September 20, 2017

Maria Cimitile spoke about equity, calling it a complex idea that masks itself as "sameness."

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