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Nov. 9, 2009

At A Glance

MIX for Kids Radiothon to benefit UI Children's Hospital

Radio station MIX-96 (KMXG-FM) of Davenport will air the live broadcast of its fifth annual radiothon Nov. 12-13 from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The MIX-96 team of Ron, Todd and Amy will host the broadcast from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days from the John Colloton Pavilion atrium near elevator F. All proceeds from the radiothon benefit UI Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network.

The hosts will share the stories of patients and their families who receive care at UI Children's Hospital. More information is available online at


UI Children's Hospital nets grant from American Legion of Iowa Foundation

The Patients' Library at University of Iowa Children's Hospital has received a grant of $2,300 from the American Legion of Iowa Foundation to purchase two laptop computers.

The laptop checkout program at UI Children's Hospital allows more than 1,000 patients each year to check out laptops at no cost. Patients are able to gain Internet access through ethernet ports in patient rooms or through wireless networks throughout UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Laptops are important to children and parents for keeping up with work and school demands and staying in touch with friends and loved ones. Children also use the laptops for play and distraction during treatments.

Due to overwhelming demand, the Patients' Library was unable to meet more than 300 patient requests for laptop checkouts in 2008. The grant from the American Legion of Iowa Foundation will help patients and their families stay better connected to their family, friends and workplaces.

The grant was made through the UI Foundation, which the UI acknowledges as the preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the university.


Go behind the scenes of 'The Wizard of Oz' Nov. 29 in Davenport

The University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) is offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at a stage production of "The Wizard of Oz" Sunday, Nov. 29 in the RiverCenter Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St. in downtown Davenport.

This Lifelong Learning event starts at 5 p.m. with UI performing arts production manager Rick Loula and RiverCenter Adler Theatre staff member Heather Brummel, who will explain set and costume design in a major theatrical performance. Attendees will also visit with a cast/production member about the last-minute details that precede a show.

Cost is $5 for UIAA members and $8 for non-members; children 18 and under are free. Discounted group-rate tickets to attend the performance are available for $37.50. Register by Thursday, Nov. 19 at For more information, call the UIAA at 319-335-3294 or 800-469-2586.


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