All holiday happenings 2018: Festival of World Cultures

Performing arts events

Performing arts events are sponsored by University of Iowa Health Care Project Art.

Salaam Middle Eastern Music: noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Mt. Vernon Choir: noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Wood Elementary School Choir: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Benny Sharoni Jazz Trio: noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Laura Shaw Cello Choir: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Faculty and Staff Jazz Band: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

West High School String Orchestra: noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Holiday sales

All of the events are nonprofit fundraisers. Proceeds from all Volunteer Services-sponsored events benefit patients and their families at UI Hospitals & Clinics. Proceeds from all Children’s Miracle Network events benefit patients of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Collective Goods Book and Gift Fair: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, through Friday, Dec. 7, in the Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1)

Fourth Floor Salon Event: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14, Fountain Entrance Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1)

Blood drives

DeGowin Blood Center Blood Drives: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 20, Dec. 27, and Jan. 3, Fountain Entrance Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1).

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Sign up for an appointment at uidegowinbloodcenter.org or call 319-356-2058.

UI Health Care traditions

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree (click to read more)

The Giving Tree honors eye, organ, and tissue donors and family members (through Thursday, Jan. 3), Main Entrance Lobby (Elevator E, Level 1). Reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, John Colloton Lobby (Elevator F, Level 1).

Poinsettia Tree

One hundred and one potted poinsettias form colorful trees in the Fountain Entrance Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1), Pomerantz Family Pavilion Lobby (Elevator L, Level 1), and Center for Disabilities and Development. Sponsored by the UI Health Care Holiday Committee.

Angel Tree

Angel Tree

Adopt an angel by purchasing a gift for UI Hospitals & Clinics patients. Angels may be selected from the Angel Tree outside the Volunteer Services office (Elevator F, Level 8) through Wednesday, Dec. 12. The suggested gift value is $20. Individuals or groups may go together to purchase gifts. Sponsored by the UI Health Care Holiday Committee.

Warm the Sole

Buy an extra pair of socks while you’re out shopping and donate them to the Warm the Sole clothesline. New socks are needed to decorate the clothesline located in the Main Lobby (Elevator E, Level 1). Sponsored by the UI Health Care Holiday Committee.

Items will be collected through Jan. 31.

Norfolk pine tree delivery

Hospital volunteers deliver miniature trees to all inpatients on Dec. 21.

Sponsored by the University of Iowa Health Care Holiday Committee and Volunteer Services.

Helen K. Rossi Guest House drive

The Rossi Guest House is accepting donations of household items, toiletries, non-perishable food items, as well as new/gently used clothing. Items may be brought to Concierge Services during regular business hours. Questions? Call Sheri Austin with Concierge Services at 319-356-1900.

Religious services

Catholic services

Advent Mass: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 16, 23, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Meditation Room (Level 12)

Christmas Mass: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Meditation Room (Level 12)

New Year’s Day Mass: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Meditation Room (Level 12)

Labyrinth walk

Labyrinth walk

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, East Room (Elevator F, Level 8). An ancient walking meditation, for those who seek answers and peace.

Muslim Friday prayer

Every Friday at 12:30 p.m. UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Meditation Room (Level 12)

World religion art exhibits

A Celebration of Books Display, Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1)

Chassidim Chanukah by Ruth Block, and Dreidels, Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1)

Menorah and Dreidels, Found Family Lounge (Elevator L, Level 5)

Pow Wow Drum (Elevator F, Level 3)

Prayer Rug (Elevator M, Lower Level)

Shiva: Hindu God (Elevator M, Lower Level)

Tibetan Prayer Tube, Prayer Wheel, and Singing Bowl (Elevator M, Lower Level)

Torii: Shinto Gate (Elevator M, Lower Level)

Religious diversity guidelines

The University of Iowa is a community whose members hold a variety of religious and philosophical views. As a public institution, we respect the separation of church and state as a constitutional principle and practice, and we hold as one of our core values a commitment to, “vigilantly protect free expression of thought.” Institutionally sponsored religious symbols are not appropriate in a public institution. We urge departments to be respectful of our diversity of beliefs and refrain from displaying within public areas in the workplace any religious symbols that may be seen as implying institutional support for a particular religious viewpoint. Departments should also exercise good judgment and sensitivity concerning the appropriateness of seasonal, non-religious symbols in the workplace.

If you have any questions about the guidelines or have questions about a particular situation, you may contact University of Iowa Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at 335-0705 or by email at diversity@uiowa.edu.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa—sponsored events. If you require an accommodation to participate or have questions about Festival of World Cultures, please call Concierge Services at 319-356-1900.

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Performing arts events

Performing arts events are sponsored by University of Iowa Health Care Project Art.

Salaam Middle Eastern Music: noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Mt. Vernon Choir: noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Wood Elementary School Choir: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Benny Sharoni Jazz Trio: noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Laura Shaw Cello Choir: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Faculty and Staff Jazz Band: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

West High School String Orchestra: noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, Colloton Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Holiday sales

All of the events are nonprofit fundraisers. Proceeds from all Volunteer Services-sponsored events benefit patients and their families at UI Hospitals & Clinics. Proceeds from all Children’s Miracle Network events benefit patients of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Collective Goods Book and Gift Fair: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, through Friday, Dec. 7, in the Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1)

Fourth Floor Salon Event: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14, Fountain Entrance Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1)

Blood drives

DeGowin Blood Center Blood Drives: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 20, Dec. 27, and Jan. 3, Fountain Entrance Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1).

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Sign up for an appointment at uidegowinbloodcenter.org or call 319-356-2058.

UI Health Care traditions

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree (click to read more)

The Giving Tree honors eye, organ, and tissue donors and family members (through Thursday, Jan. 3), Main Entrance Lobby (Elevator E, Level 1). Reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, John Colloton Lobby (Elevator F, Level 1).

Poinsettia Tree

One hundred and one potted poinsettias form colorful trees in the Fountain Entrance Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1), Pomerantz Family Pavilion Lobby (Elevator L, Level 1), and Center for Disabilities and Development. Sponsored by the UI Health Care Holiday Committee.

Angel Tree

Angel Tree

Adopt an angel by purchasing a gift for UI Hospitals & Clinics patients. Angels may be selected from the Angel Tree outside the Volunteer Services office (Elevator F, Level 8) through Wednesday, Dec. 12. The suggested gift value is $20. Individuals or groups may go together to purchase gifts. Sponsored by the UI Health Care Holiday Committee.

Warm the Sole

Buy an extra pair of socks while you’re out shopping and donate them to the Warm the Sole clothesline. New socks are needed to decorate the clothesline located in the Main Lobby (Elevator E, Level 1). Sponsored by the UI Health Care Holiday Committee.

Items will be collected through Jan. 31.

Norfolk pine tree delivery

Hospital volunteers deliver miniature trees to all inpatients on Dec. 21.

Sponsored by the University of Iowa Health Care Holiday Committee and Volunteer Services.

Helen K. Rossi Guest House drive

The Rossi Guest House is accepting donations of household items, toiletries, non-perishable food items, as well as new/gently used clothing. Items may be brought to Concierge Services during regular business hours. Questions? Call Sheri Austin with Concierge Services at 319-356-1900.

Religious services

Catholic services

Advent Mass: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 16, 23, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Meditation Room (Level 12)

Christmas Mass: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Meditation Room (Level 12)

New Year’s Day Mass: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Meditation Room (Level 12)

Labyrinth walk

Labyrinth walk

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, East Room (Elevator F, Level 8). An ancient walking meditation, for those who seek answers and peace.

Muslim Friday prayer

Every Friday at 12:30 p.m. UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Meditation Room (Level 12)

World religion art exhibits

A Celebration of Books Display, Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1)

Chassidim Chanukah by Ruth Block, and Dreidels, Fountain Lobby (Elevator C, Level 1)

Menorah and Dreidels, Found Family Lounge (Elevator L, Level 5)

Pow Wow Drum (Elevator F, Level 3)

Prayer Rug (Elevator M, Lower Level)

Shiva: Hindu God (Elevator M, Lower Level)

Tibetan Prayer Tube, Prayer Wheel, and Singing Bowl (Elevator M, Lower Level)

Torii: Shinto Gate (Elevator M, Lower Level)

Religious diversity guidelines

The University of Iowa is a community whose members hold a variety of religious and philosophical views. As a public institution, we respect the separation of church and state as a constitutional principle and practice, and we hold as one of our core values a commitment to, “vigilantly protect free expression of thought.” Institutionally sponsored religious symbols are not appropriate in a public institution. We urge departments to be respectful of our diversity of beliefs and refrain from displaying within public areas in the workplace any religious symbols that may be seen as implying institutional support for a particular religious viewpoint. Departments should also exercise good judgment and sensitivity concerning the appropriateness of seasonal, non-religious symbols in the workplace.

If you have any questions about the guidelines or have questions about a particular situation, you may contact University of Iowa Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at 335-0705 or by email at diversity@uiowa.edu.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa—sponsored events. If you require an accommodation to participate or have questions about Festival of World Cultures, please call Concierge Services at 319-356-1900.

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