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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

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Spoelstra earns fellowship in Gerontological Society of America

May 22, 2017

A faculty research scientist in aging was named a Gerontological Society of America fellow.

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Annual MIPERC conference set, abstracts accepted

May 19, 2017

The 10th annual MIPERC Conference is set for September 21-22 at the DeVos Center.

GVSU students are spending two weeks in France working at the Cannes International Film Festival.

GVSU students working at Cannes Film Festival

May 18, 2017

Hospitality and tourism management students are spending two weeks at the festival in France.

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GVSU department wins public relations, communicator awards

May 18, 2017

University Communications won 18 public relations awards and four communicator awards.

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National leadership program comes to Grand Valley

May 17, 2017

Nearly 60 students participated in Grand Valley's first LeaderShape Institute, held May 4-9.

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