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Released June 27, 2003

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For the week of June 23-27

BONE JOINS SOUTHERN MISS RECREATIONAL SPORTS

HATTIESBURG -- Dr. Susan Bone has been named as assistant director for wellness at Recreational Sports at The University of Southern Mississippi. Bone has an extensive background in the organization and implementation of wellness and fitness programs. In addition to her experience with such programs, she also has a history of working with the public on behavior modification and prevention and intervention education. Bone will direct the employee and student wellness programs, oversee the Fitness Assessment Center and develop services, programs and events for employees and special populations. Most recently Bone had been employed as a behaviorist with Forrest General Hospital. She will officially begin her duties with Southern Miss July 7.

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COLEMAN WINS CHEMISTRY AWARD

HATTIESBURG -- A graduate student in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received the W.H. Peterson Award at the 2003 American Chemical Society Meeting in New Orleans. Tricia M. Coleman, of Coleridge, Neb., received the award, which is presented annually to a single winner for the best student presentation in the biochemical technology division. The title of Coleman's presentation was "An Investigation into the Size-Activity Relationship of Catalytic RNA." Coleman received a plaque, cash award and funding for research supplies. She is under the supervision of Dr. Faqing Huang, associate professor of chemistry at Southern Miss.

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