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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 department 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, available both online and in print format by request via email, 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.