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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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L. William Seidman Center in Grand Rapids.

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February 19, 2018

The Van Andel Global Trade Center event will focus on best practices and market opportunities.

Ralph Hauenstein, right, shakes hands with President Gerald Ford, left.

Hauenstein Center namesake to posthumously receive Michigan Historical Commission award

February 19, 2018

Ralph Hauenstein will be honored posthumously by the Michigan Historical Commission.

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New departments 'Certified Healthy'

February 19, 2018

Four new departments were recognized as "Certified Healthy" by the Health and Wellness team.

Kathryn Ellens with Jeff Potteiger, dean of The Graduate School.

Nursing grad student wins thesis competition

February 16, 2018

Graduate student Kathryn Ellens won first place for her thesis on Opioid use and pain management.

A headshot of President Thomas J. Haas

Message from President Thomas J. Haas

February 16, 2018

President Thomas J. Haas sent a message to the campus community February 16.

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