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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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Three business leaders discussed how automation is changing the workplace during the Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture March 21.

Automation is causing a delicate dilemma, business leaders say

March 21, 2018

Business leaders talked automation at the Secchia Breakfast Lecture March 21 at the Seidman Center.

a photo from last year's faire.

Call for submissions open for Makers Faire

March 21, 2018

The fifth annual event will take place August 18-19.

A photo of students competing a past competition.

GVSU to host 1,000 students at FIRST Robotics District Competition

March 20, 2018

Students on 40 teams from across West Michigan will compete in the "varsity sport for the mind."

Grand Valley's Allendale campus.

Board announces Presidential Search Advisory Committee

March 20, 2018

The Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee.

Marisa Kwiatkowski portrait

Reporter who broke Nassar sex abuse story to speak at GVSU

March 20, 2018

The Grand Valley alumna who broke the Larry Nassar abuse story will speak at GVSU on March 26.

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