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There is still time to join the more than 1,500 faculty and staff members who have already participated in the 2009 All-University Campaign for K-State.

The internal fundraising effort run by campus faculty and staff volunteers focuses on the participation of all employees, including the Manhattan campus, K-State Salina, K-State Alumni Association, Kansas State University Foundation and K-State Athletics. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference.

To designate your gift to the area of the university you care about most, you can visit the campaign Web site at

To wrap up the All-University Campaign, there also will be two pancake feeds:

* Salina campus, 7:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, College Center Conference Room, K-State at Salina
* Manhattan campus, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, K-State Alumni Center


The Office of the Provost is inviting applications for the 2010 Tilford Faculty Incentive Grants.

Proposals should come from instructional staff and should be designed to create or enhance already existing strategies to infuse and assess the Tilford multicultural competencies within the students' educational experience.

Proposals encompass the following: redesign a curriculum at the course/departmental level; develop multicultural teaching and learning materials, assignments, and assessments; investigate disciplinary practices that foster multicultural service learning opportunities; and expand interdisciplinary practices for teaching and learning in a multicultural context.

Grants will be awarded for variable amounts, with a maximum of $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for interdisciplinary teams. Awards will be announced at the end of the fall 2009 semester.

Applications are due Tuesday, Dec. 1 and the guidelines are available at

Questions may be directed to Suzy Auten at


A groundbreaking for the first building on K-State's Olathe Innovation Campus will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Kansas Bioscience Research Park, Valley Road and College Boulevard.

Dan Richardson, chief executive officer of the K-State Olathe Innovation Campus Inc., said the first building will be the National Institute for Animal Health and Food Safety. The $28 million facility will house educational and lab spaces to support research, education and technology commercialization in animal health and food safety.

"It is exciting to realize that an idea that took shape just a few short years ago is now becoming a reality," he said. "This is the beginning of additional educational opportunities, work force development and technology commercialization that will build on the vision made possible by the city of Olathe, the citizens of Johnson County and Kansas State University."

At the ceremony, Kirk Schulz, K-State president, will welcome Michael Copeland, Olathe mayor; Ed Eilert, chair of the Johnson County Research Triangle; and Jill Docking, chair of the Kansas Board of Regents.

K-State's Olathe Innovation Campus is the academic research presence within the Kansas Bioscience Park. The campus provides a direct link to K-State's many resources while also giving K-State greater visibility and access to the heart of the Animal Health Corridor. Initially, the campus will focus on commercially viable applied research and technology discovery in animal health and food safety and security.

The Kansas Bioscience Authority also will build bioscience focused accelerator and incubator facilities in the park designed to advance technology and attract life science start-ups that spin off research from K-State and elsewhere.

The approximately 108,000 square foot building is being designed and built by 360 Architecture and the Weitz Company, and should be complete by late 2010 or early 2011, Richardson said.

The campus is part of the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle initiative and the building is financed by a portion of the one-eighth cent sales tax approved by Johnson County voters in November 2008.


Now is the time for the discerning host to add a taste of K-State to their holiday celebration, with the deadline for Thanksgiving orders fast approaching.

Orders for holiday meats processed in K-State's smokehouse are now being accepted at the Call Hall Dairy Bar and K-State Meat Sales Counter in Call Hall. The deadline for Thanksgiving orders is Tuesday, Nov. 10.

This year, 12-14 pound hickory-smoked turkeys are $2.09 per pound; hickory-smoked boneless ham costs $3.09 per pound. The turkeys and hogs were raised and processed at K-State, said John Wolf, meat lab manager.

Thanksgiving orders will be available for pick up Monday, Nov. 16 through Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Orders may be picked up at the Call Hall dairy bar. Call Hall hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, unless otherwise posted.

Payment should be made when the order is picked up. To place orders or for more information, call 785-532-1292. You also can fax orders to 785-532-5681; an order form is available under the "services and sales" menu at

The meat lab and dairy bar also are gearing up to provide gift boxes of summer sausage and cheese again this year. Other items for sale include summer sausage, Lebanon-style bologna and Wildkat Loaf, all for $3.89 per pound; and other beef, lamb, pork and dairy products.