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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

Necklace by Emma Hoekstra, a senior majoring in studio art with an emphasis in jewelry and metalsmithing.

Visual and media arts students to exhibit culminating projects during multiple showcases

November 22, 2017

Multiple student showcases and events will be on display November 27-December 14.

three beekeepers around hives

Fall issue of Grand Valley Magazine arrives in mailboxes soon

November 21, 2017

Grand Valley Magazine buzzed with students and faculty members who are researching honeybee habitats and health.

The Cover of Collective Giving Groups in the U.S.

Raising nearly $1.3 billion since inception, giving circles effectively engage all types of donors, new study finds

November 21, 2017

A report on charitable giving has found that collective giving is growing diversity in philanthropy.

A photo of Paul.

Dean recognized for being champion of talent development

November 21, 2017

Paul Plotkowski received the MFG Talent Champion Award from the Michigan Manufacturers Association.

two headshots: April Reign and Bree Newsome

Speakers announced for 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration week

November 20, 2017

April Reign and Bree Newsome will highlight a week's worth of activities and events to commemorate the legacy of King.

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