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Alverno Then & Now

Alexia Hall--Alverno's Newest Building

Alexia Hall, named for School Sisters of St. Francis Foundress, Mother Alexia Hoell,
opened its doors in January 2015. Some places now located within Alexia Hall used
to be found elsewhere on campus.

 

Originally when Alverno opened in its current location, nursing laboratory rooms such as
the one pictured below were located on the north end of the first floor of Founders Hall.

This photo was taken around 1953.

This is a 1950's black and white photo of the old nursing laboratory classroom once located on the north end of the first floor of Founders Hall.

 

Later after Christopher Hall opened in 1967, nursing simulation rooms such as this one
were used. Just prior to the opening of Alexia Hall there was a nursing simulation laboratory
suite on the third floor.

This picture is from 1977.

This is a 1977 black and white photo of a nursing simulation lab once housed in Christopher Hall.

 

Today Alexia Hall provides nursing students with five state of the art clinical simulation rooms to
enhance nursing skills, technique, and learning. There are observation units for the simulation
rooms so faculty can give students immediate feedback and suggestions. These are located on
the first floor. Below are three photos taken of those labs.

This is a color photo of onbe of the nursing simulation rooms found in Alexia Hall. Here a student nurse is pictured with a pregnant patient in a simulated delivery room.

 

This is a color photo of onbe of the nursing simulation rooms found in Alexia Hall. Here is pictured a patient room with a mannequin patient in bed..

 

This is a color photo of onbe of the nursing simulation rooms found in Alexia Hall. Pictured is a faculty observation unit.

 

 

The Art & Cultures Gallery found on the ground floor of Alexia Hall used to be located
on the first floor of Founders Hall where FO 148 sits today.  This photo from 1977
shows a retrospective exhibit of the art of Sister Helena Steffens-meier in the old
Art & Cultures Gallery.

Sister helena Steffens-meier retrospective show in the Art and Cultures Gallery of the 1970's

 

Here are some photos of the new light-filled gallery.

Art & Cultures Gallery Fall 2018

 

Art & Cultures Gallery Fall 2018

 

 

The Dance Studio, which is also located on the ground level of Alexia Hall, used to
be found on first floor of Christopher Hall.

Old Dance Studio in Christopher Hall

 

Here is today's bright and airy dance studio.

Dance Studio in Alexia Hall