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Library Events

iROC: Oral Interviews with Male Nursing Student Graduates

Mar 28

4:00 PM5:00 PM
Kaplan Library Room 218

Oral Histories of the Men who Graduated from the Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing

iROC - Investigating Research on Campus

Susan LaRoccoPlease be with us March 28th when Susan LaRocco, School of Nursing, will present Oral Histories of the Men who Graduated from the Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing.

The Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago was one of the few all male nursing schools in the US. It closed in 1969, the last of the all male schools. During the 1950s and 1960s many nursing schools did not even admit men. The men who graduated from the Alexian Brothers School had a unique educational experience, with much of their clinical time in the all male hospital. How they choose nursing and their accomplishments as nurses are a fascinating and under-reported piece of nursing history.

Prior to becoming the Dean of the School of Nursing at MSMC, Dr. LaRocco was a professor at Curry College, near Boston. There she held a variety of administrative positions, including Chairperson of the School of Nursing. She spent an academic year as a Fulbright Scholar in Jordan, teaching doctoral students at the University of Jordan in Amman.

Oral Histories of the Men who Graduated from the Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing  will take place in Kaplan Library Room 218 in the Dominican Center. This event has been approved FYE credit as College Connection. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!


For more information about this or any of the iROC presentations, or to volunteer as or recommend an iROC speaker, please contact the coordinators of the iROC program - Dr. Evan Merkhofer, Assistant Professor of Biology, 845-569-3368, or Jen Park, Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services, 845-569-3546,

Regular Hours - North Wing

The North Wing of Kaplan Library includes areas on the 1st and 2nd floors where books, journals, dvd's, and other materials are housed, including the Curriculum Materials Center.

SundaySeptember 15, 2019   11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
MondaySeptember 16, 2019   7:30 a.m. -   12:00 a.m.
TuesdaySeptember 17, 2019   7:30 a.m. -   12:00 a.m.
WednesdaySeptember 18, 2019   7:30 a.m. -   12:00 a.m..
ThursdaySeptember 19, 2019   7:30 a.m. -   12:00 a.m.
FridaySeptember 20, 2019   7:30 a.m. -     7:00 p.m.
SaturdaySeptember 21, 2019  10:00 a.m. -    6:00 p.m. 
SundaySeptember 22,  2019  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
MondaySeptember 23,  2019  7:30 a.m. -   12:00 a.m.
TuesdaySeptember 24, 2019  7:30 a.m. -   12:00 a.m.
WednesdaySeptember 25, 2019  7:30 a.m. -   12:00 a.m.
ThursdaySeptember 26, 2019  7:30 a.m. -   12:00 a.m.
FridaySeptember 27, 2019  7:30 a.m. -     7:00 p.m.
SaturdaySeptember 28, 2019  10:00 a.m. -   6:00 p.m. 

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After-Hours Access to Kaplan Library South Wing

Kaplan Library & Learning Center provides access to its South Wing after regular library hours and on days when the library is closed.

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