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Four assistants have joined the staff of new head men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg, including Adam Ginsburg, who has been an assistant coach for the Minutemen the past three seasons.

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Doris V. (King) Jutras, 61, of Ludlow, a retired Auxiliary Services employee, died April 30.

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Marvin Rausch, 77, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Chemistry, died May 2 at Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst.

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Classics professor Kenneth Kitchell chaired a panel and presented a paper at the annual meeting of The Classical Association of the Middle West and South held April 16-19 in Tucson, Ariz.

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Linda R. Tropp, director of the Peace and Violence Concentration in the Department of Psychology, was among five peace psychologists who discussed ways to promote harmony in the May issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.

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Professor Julie Caswell, who chairs the Resource Economics Department, has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy from April to June 2009.

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Frank J. “Fricky” Wiater, 89, of Hadley, a retired painter at Physical Plant, died April 28 in Sunbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Jon Korhonen, assistant director of Admissions and assistant track and field coach, is planning to bike this summer from Boston to San Francisco to raise money for the Children’s Hunger Fund.

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Fire Prevention Services supervisor Michael Swain was a volunteer presenter at the “Showcase of the Fire and Emergency Services” held April 2 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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WFCR news reporter Karen Brown has won four awards for her story, “Love, War and PTSD,” a report about a local couple’s struggle with post-traumatic stress after the husband’s return from serving in Iraq.

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