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Watch Canisius Alumna Compete on Jeopardy Tonight

Canisius alumna, Lindsey Ohmit Love ’08, will compete on America’s favorite quiz show, Jeopardy, tonight at 7:30 p.m. on WIVB-TV Channel 4.

Love’s appearance on the show has been featured in several local news outlets. Alan Pergament, television critic for The Buffalo News, tweeted about it. Read what he wrote here:

A story about Love competing on the popular quiz show also ran on WIVB-TV Channel 4’s website.   Click here to read it.

Ohmit Love, a native of Eden, NY, currently resides in Washington, DC.  She is a European Studies-International Relations-French major. Love is program coordinator, European & Eurasian Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communications

Johnson is New Director of Public Safety

I am pleased to announce that H. Wilson (Wil) Johnson has accepted the position as director of public safety at Canisius College effective May 1, 2015.  Johnson replaces Gary Everett, who will retire at the end of May after serving Canisius with distinction for 33 years.  We wish Gary all the best in his retirement.

Johnson, a sworn member of the Rochester Police Department since 1982, is currently captain of the Northeast quadrant of the city.  In addition to his expertise as a seasoned police officer, Johnson worked in Rochester neighborhoods where he built relationships with community partners and developed community crime prevention plans.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, specializing in education, from Nazareth College of Rochester and a master’s degree in pastoral studies from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry.  He is an ordained Catholic Deacon of the Diocese of Rochester.

Johnson’s experience as a police officer, his expertise in community relations and his pastoral studies background make him uniquely qualified to head the Department of Public Safety and support the mission and identity of the college.

Please join me in welcoming Wil Johnson to the Canisius community.

Submitted by Terri L. Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs and dean of students

Faculty & Staff Donor Profile: David Devereux, PhD

As chair of the History Department, David Devereux, PhD, feels deeply connected to Canisius and its educational mission. Because of this and in recognition of the relationships he’s formed with students and alumni, he shows his support for Canisius, above and beyond what he does each day, through his participation in the Canisius Fund.

Devereux made his first gift to the Canisius Fund in 2003 and has been a committed donor ever since.

What do you enjoy most about your current position?

I love teaching. I love all the things I get to do in my job here. As a faculty member at Canisius, you have the opportunity to do a variety of things and while teaching is the most important, I also enjoy being able to do research at my own pace. As department chair, I am heavily involved in the administrative side, too. I like the balance I have in this position.

What motivated you to make your first gift?

I was motivated to make my first gift, in part, because I feel connected to the institution and its educational mission. When you are hired as a faculty member at an institution, you sometimes think well, “this is just where I do my job.” But for me, there came a point when I realized that in this role I’ve connected with so many students and alumni, and through this I feel like I’m a part of something, a part of what Canisius represents, so I made a gift to show my support.

Why is supporting students through the Canisius Fund important to you?

It’s important to me because our students are so gifted and talented, and gifts to the Canisius Fund help provide those quality students with the resources they need to succeed here.

Why do you think it’s important for faculty and staff to support Canisius?

I think it’s important for faculty and staff to support Canisius because it’s a way of connecting to the institution. We’re more than employees; we’re part of a great community that is very worthy of our support.

What is your favorite campus event to attend each year?

The Celebration of Service event, which takes place every semester, is my favorite campus event. Also, when a person retires or is promoted they are able to dedicate a book in the library. When I became tenured and promoted, that was the first year they did that and it was really nice. There was a reception in the library where all the books were displayed. It’s another way of honoring people. It is deeply appreciated.

Fun Fact: Where is your favorite place to get chicken wings from in Buffalo?

I live in Amherst, so Duffs is right there.

If you have not yet made a gift, please consider joining Dr. Devereux and more than 175 of your colleagues in making a gift to Canisius today at

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Softball Adds Syracuse to Home Schedule

Your Canisius softball team will host Syracuse this afternoon at the Demske Sports Complex. First pitch is slated for 5:00 p.m. The game is a makeup contest originally scheduled to be played on the Orange’s Skytop Field in late March. Due to inclement winter weather, the field was unplayable.

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