State politicos and KU officials gathered Friday to break ground for the new Kansas University Medical Center Health in Aging Facility, at Rainbow Boulevard and 36th Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.
Joining Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Dr. Stephanie Studenski, director of the Center on Aging, were Gov. Bill Graves and former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum-Baker.
When completed in February 2000, the 44,000-square-foot center will focus on maintaining the health of older adults.
``Our dream from the very beginning has been to integrate cutting-edge care for older citizens,'' Studenski said of the facility, which will feature parking close to the front and easy access to a range of services.
Half of the $8 million project will be underwritten by the KU Medical Center. Grants from the federal government and the National Institutes of Health will fund the other half.
The facility will be the only one of its kind in the Midwest.
KU sets final exam
Kansas University has announced the following final examination:
David Q. Ma, pharmaceutical chemistry, ``Evaluation of Sulfobutyl Ether-Cyclodextrin as Solubilizing/Stabilizing and Freeze-Drying Excipient,'' 10 a.m. Thursday, 129 McCollum.
plans membership party
The East Lawrence Improvement Association (ELIA) will hold its first ELIA Membership Party from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Charlie's Eastside Bar and Grill, Ninth and Pennsylvania.
There will be live music provided by ACME Jazz Company. For more information call Carrie Lindsey, neighborhood coordinator, at 832-6497.
Civil War quilts
are meeting's topic
The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Baldwin Senior Center. Barbara Brackman will be the guest speaker and will present a program on Civil War quilts. Guests are welcome.