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Wall Appointed Interim VP For Academic Affairs

Canisius President John J. Hurley appointed Richard A. Wall, PhD, interim vice president for academic affairs for the 2011-12 academic year. A professor of economics and finance, Wall came to Canisius in 1980 and is widely recognized as an educator and a scholar.

“During Rick’s tenure at Canisius, he has earned the confidence of our faculty and students through his teaching, scholarship and service,” says Hurley. “I am confident that Rick will provide excellent leadership for academic affairs during this critical transition period, and am grateful for his willingness to serve in this very important position.”

“This is an exciting period for Canisius College,” adds Wall. “The institution has achieved considerable success in recent years and is moving to the next level in its academic facilities and degree programs. I look forward to helping to further the college’s commitments to academic excellence, student-centered learning and community engagement.”

To learn more about Rick Wall’s tenure at Canisius College, click here.

Submitted by:  Office of Public Relations

New Issue of “Notes from the Aerie” Available

The latest edition of “Notes from the Aerie,” the Office of Institutional Research’s newsletter, is now available.  This issue examines the 2010 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Data Feedback Report.  The newsletter can be found here.

Submitted by:  Pat Mizak, PhD, director, institutional research

Men’s Lacrosse Meets Robert Morris Today (April 13)

The suddenly red-hot Golden Griffin men’s lacrosse team will host Robert Morris (5-5) Wednesday (April 13) at 4 p.m. in the final non-conference game of the season.  After dropping six straight to open the season and losing pre-season MAAC Player of the Year Adam Jones to injury, the Griffs have posted consecutive league wins over Marist and VMI.  This game is an Athletes for Athletes event.

Simon Giourmetakis leads the Griffs with 15 goals

For additional information, go to

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, athletics

Wellness Fair Today (April 13)

The Office of Campus Programming & Leadership Development is sponsoring a wellness fair today (April 13) from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Economou Dining Hall.  This event is open to the entire college community.

Participating organizations include Independent Nursing Care, Check Yo Nutz Campaign, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the DMV, Wegmans, Chartwells, and more.  Stop by each vendor’s booth for a chance to win a wellness gift basket valued at $200.

For more information on Wellness Week, click here or contact Katie Martoche, assistant director of Campus Programming & Leadership Development, at or Ext. 2190.

Submitted by:  Katie Martoche, assistant director, Campus Programming & Leadership Development

Former Colombian President César Gaviria Lecture Tomorrow (April 14)

The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series will welcome former Colombian president César Gaviria tomorrow (April 14) at 7 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  Gaviria’s lecture, entitled “Why Latin America Matters to the U.S.,” is free and open to the public.

For more information about this lecture, click here.

Submitted by:  Lainey Pate, assistant director events and stewardship, institutional advancement