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The Office of University Relations, which manages news and the Gardner-Webb Magazine, media relations, and, is charged with the task of communicating the mission of Gardner-Webb to a variety of audiences.

In addition to covering campus news and events, publishing news stories on the Gardner-Webb NewsCenter and a number of media outlets, the department also publishes Gardner-Webb The Magazine. The magazine informs alumni, parents and friends of the University of the life at Gardner-Webb and the activities of students, faculty, staff and alumni.

In the event of an on-campus emergency, the Division of University Communications and Marketing will clearly communicate the University’s response to the situation to the Gardner-Webb community and the public.

Faculty Emeriti Book

The "Gardner-Webb University Faculty Emeriti" book honors the contributions of some of the University’s most distinguished faculty members. The publication, which is available online, includes biographies and historical photos of Gardner-Webb’s emeriti faculty and presidents, as well as a comprehensive University history. More than 40 total faculty members have received the emeriti rank, which is reserved for those who have retired from full-time teaching at Gardner-Webb with at least 15 years of service as a faculty member. A book honoring GWU emeriti was first released in 1994. A third edition was completed in 2016.

University News

The Gardner-Webb NewsCenter is a source for updated and archived University news content, including information about students, alumni, events and more. The NewsCenter also provides contact information for the Gardner-Webb University Relations team, a University fact sheet and links to the online GWU magazine and photo archive. supports Gardner-Webb University as an online media service that offers educational, inspirational and entertaining programming. Founded in the 1960s as a student radio club and operated as 88.3 on the FM dial from 1974 through 2013, WGWG now delivers a  live streaming radio service that was launched in 1998, and provides on-demand programming. True to its roots, WGWG continues to offer Gardner-Webb students numerous opportunities for hands-on radio and communications experiences.