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The College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) is a private Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts college for women. It is located in Florham Park, New Jersey , outside Morristown. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Florham Park is a borough located in Morris County, New Jersey. ... Morristown is a Town located in Morris County, New Jersey. ...

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It was founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity . The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth of New Jersey are a Roman Catholic apostolic congregation of pontifical right whose purpose is to show forth the love of Jesus Christ in serving those in need, especially the poor. Established in 1859 in Newark, New Jersey, the congregation is one of the independent groups of Sisters of Charity that developed from Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's community in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1238x1238, 407 KB) This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1238x1238, 407 KB) This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... Saint Elizabeth Seton Praying the Rosary St. ... Emmitsburg was founded in 1785 and is located in Frederick County, Maryland, just south of the Mason-Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania. ...


The College of Saint Elizabeth is the oldest college for women in New Jersey and one of the first Catholic colleges in the United States to award degrees to women.


More on the College’s history here: CSE History


There are about 500 part-time undergraduate, 650 full-time undergraduate, and 300 graduate students. About 50 men attend the college part-time. 1976 total students were ennrolled as of 2004-2005, with 668 in the Women's College.

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Mission and Values Statement

The mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth is to be a community of learning in the Catholic liberal arts tradition for students of diverse ages, backgrounds and cultures. Characterized by a strong Catholic identity and values, the College is committed to scholarship and critical inquiry. It fosters just and ethical relations and the promotion of women as full partners in society in all its programs, including those which enroll both women and men.


With quality teaching as a primary activity and the development of leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility for others, the College promotes a caring personal environment where students learn by example as well as by participation throughout their educational experience.


Location

Location in the state of New Jersey Formed March 15, 1738 Seat Morristown Area  - Total  - Water 1,247 km² (481 mi²) 32 km² (12 mi²) (2. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... The Jersey Shore is a colloquial term used in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States to refer to the ocean-facing coast of New Jersey, together with the adjacent resort and residential communities. ... Madison The Rose City is a Borough located in Morris County, New Jersey. ...

History

  • Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity and incorporated in 1900
  • The oldest college for women in New Jersey and one of the first Catholic colleges in the United States to award degrees to women
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools since 1921
  • Vibrant coeducational adult education programs since 1976
  • Offering resources to foster lay leadership in the Church through the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development since 1982
  • Master’s degrees offered since 1994
  • Establishment of the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies in 2001

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a voluntary, peer based, non-profit association dedicated to the educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation. ...

Endowment

$21.4 million


Offerings

  • Women's College Degree Programs
  • School of Graduate and Continuning Studies
  • Center for Theological and Spiritual Development
  • Saturday Fast Track® Accelerated Programs
  • Distance learning Program
  • Special Programs

Women's College

Degree Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in:

American Studies
Applied Science
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Communication
Economics
Education: Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Secondary Education or Special Education
English:
English for International Students
Journalism
Literature
Writing
History
Political Science
Individualized Major
International Studies
Justice Studies
Victim Services
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Psychology
Sociology
Gerontology
Spanish
Theology

  • Bachelor of Science in:

Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Accounting
Computer Information Systems
Management
Marketing
Chemistry
Computer Science
Foods & Nutrition

  • Joint Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciencesin conjunction with the School of Health Related Professions of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Cytotechnology
Medical Technology

  • B.S./M.S. Physician Assistant Dual Degree Program (collaborative program with Seton Hall University)
  • Pre-professional sequences: Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary
  • Five-year B.S./M.S. in Business Management
  • Combined B.S. in Foods and Nutrition/M.S. in Nutrition
  • Cross-registration with Drew and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities

School of Graduate and Continuning Studies

Master's Degree Programs:

  • Master of Arts in:

Counseling Psychology
Education
Educational Leadership
Theology

  • Master of Science in:

Health Care Management
Management
Nutrition
Five-year B.S./M.S. in Business Management
Combined B.S. in Foods and Nutrition/M.S. in Nutrition


Professional Certificates/Certifications:

Accelerated Certification for Teaching (K-5, K-12, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, P-3 Early Childhood)
Certificate in Dietetics
Certificate in Spirituality
Counseling Psychology
Dietetic Internship Program
Educational Technology Certificate
Executive Certificate in Health Care Management(online option available)
Online Certificate in Holistic Spirituality
School Counselor
Sports Nutrition and Wellness
Student Affairs in Higher Education (one semester, Saturday option available)


Continuing Studies Programs

  • Baccalaureate degrees for men and women through evening/weekend program:
  • Bachelor of Arts in:

Communication
Justice Studies
Psychology
Theology

  • Bachelor of Science in:

Business Administration
Accounting
Computer Information Systems
Human Resources Management
Computer Science
Nursing
Management
Marketing

  • Additional baccalaureate degrees for women through daytime program for women:
  • Bachelor of Arts in:

American Studies
Applied Science
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Economics
Education
English
History
International Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Sociology
Spanish

  • Bachelor of Science in:

Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Foods & Nutrition

  • Continuing Studies certificate programs available for both men and women:

Accounting
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Gerontology
Human Resources Management
Management
Marketing
Victim Services
Writing


Saturday Fast Track® Accelerated Programs

Communication (B.A.)
Management(B.S. or M.S.)
Teacher of Early Childhood (P-3) Certification


Distance learning Program

Special Programs

Center for Theological and Spiritual Development

  • Certificate Programs:

Certificate in Pastoral Administration
Certificate in Parish Life Ministries
Certificate in Youth and Youth Adult Ministry
Certificate for Coordinator of Religious Education
Certificate in Diaconal Ministry
Certificado de Ministerio Pastoral Hispaño
Online Graduate Certificate in Holistic Spirituality

  • Special Events:

•Ministry Workshops
•Pastoral Conference
•Retreats
•Spirituality Convocation
•Summer Institute
•Winter Institute


Complete lay ministry development and undergraduate and graduate theology studies


Academic Departments

  • Undergraduate

American Studies http://www.cse.edu/americanstudies
Art http://www.cse.edu/art
Biology http://www.cse.edu/biology
Business Administration and Economics http://www.cse.edu/businessadministration
Chemistry and Biochemistry http://www.cse.edu/chemistryandbiochemistry
Communication http://www.cse.edu/communication
Education http://www.cse.edu/education
English http://www.cse.edu/english
Foods and Nutrition http://www.cse.edu/foodsandnutrition
Foreign Languages http://www.cse.edu/foreignlanguages
Gerontology http://www.cse.edu/gerontology
Health Care Management http://www.cse.edu/healthcaremanagement
History http://www.cse.edu/history
International Studies http://www.cse.edu/internationalstudies
Justice Studies http://www.cse.edu/justicestudies
Mathematics and Computer Science http://www.cse.edu/mathematicsandcomputerscience
Music http://www.cse.edu/music
Nursing http://www.cse.edu/nursing
Philosophy http://www.cse.edu/philosophy
Physical Education http://www.cse.edu/physicaleducation
Political Science http://www.cse.edu/politicalscience
Psychology http://www.cse.edu/psychology
Sociology http://www.cse.edu/sociology
Theology http://www.cse.edu/theology
Women's Studies http://www.cse.edu/womensstudies

  • Graduate:

Business Administration and Economics http://www.cse.edu/businessadministration
Education http://www.cse.edu/education
Foods and Nutrition http://www.cse.edu/foodsandnutrition
Health Care Management http://www.cse.edu/healthcaremanagement
Psychology http://www.cse.edu/psychology
Theology http://www.cse.edu/theology


Enrollment, Fall 2005

Total Students 1,858
Women’s College 576
•Visitors 42
School of Graduate and Continuing Studies 1,135
•Graduate Programs 653
•Master’s Programs 426
•Accelerated Certification for Teaching 160
•Dietetic Internship Program 17
•Post Baccalaureate Certificate Programs 11
•Visitors 39
Continuing Studies 482
•Evening/Weekend 132
•Day Program for Women 84
•Nursing 186
•Saturday Fast Track® 53
•Visitors 27
Center for Theological & Spiritual Development 105


Campus Complex

The College of Saint Elizabeth, has a small gated campus, (unlike other colleges with large, open campuses) which is actually part of the larger Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth site. The complex is 200 acres.


The College of Saint Elizabeth complex consists of 9 buildings:

  • Santa Rita Hall (main college offices)
  • Henderson Hall
  • Saint Joseph Hall
  • Santa Maria Hall
  • Nevin House
  • Academy of Saint Elizabeth
  • Mahoney Library
  • O'Connor Hall (student residence)
  • Founders Hall (student residence)

Santa Rita Hall: administrative offices of the College, houses offices of the President, Academic Dean, Women's College, Business Office and Registrar, Communications and Marketing, College Relations, Institutional Advancement and the Alumnae/i Office. Completed in 1907. 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Henderson Hall: classroom and laboratory building built in 1962 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


St. Joseph Hall: Student Center and Dining Hall. Also home to the Art and Music Departments and the Dean of Students, Student Services, Athletics and Campus Ministry Offices as well as the commuter lounge, bookstore, gym, exercise room and swimming pool.


Santa Maria Hall: classroom building, built 1913. 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Nevin House: Used as the President's house since 1986, frequently used for seasonal celebrations, conferences and receptions. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Academy of Saint Elizabeth: college preparatory school for grades 9-12. Established in 1860. 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ...


Mahoney Library : holds 250,000 volumes, with a reference room, periodicals, rare books, classrooms, offices, workstations, media center, ITV distance learning classroom and archives. Built in 1969. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ...


O'Connor Hall: Student residence house, built in 1925. Retains many of the traditional architectural features of the time, including hard wood floors and large fireplaces, as well as a private chapel and a recently renovated elevator system. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Founders Hall: Residence hall building with single and double rooms. Has health center and completed in 1966. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ...

  • Greek Theater-concerts and performances. Also a study area.
  • Shakespeare Garden-completed in 1931
  • Greenhouse-built in 1911, popular site for visitors

1931 (MCMXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...

Faculty

• Faculty-student ratio of 1:10
• 82% of full-time faculty have doctoral degrees


Financial Aid

• $5,128,091 awarded in 2005-2006
• Scholarships and grants
• Work-study programs
• Monthly payment programs


Costs (2005-2006)

•Undergraduate tuition: $18,640
•Graduate tuition: $609 per credit
•Continuing Studies tuition: $587 per credit
•Saturday Fast Track® tuition: $510 per credit
•Room & Board: $8,975


Location

Student Life

Facilities and Services

Student Center with dining hall, book store, student lounges, Olympic-size pool,gym, fitness center, drama studio and tennis courts

•Two residence halls with study areas, kitchenettes, lounges, convenient parking and internet and email access from every room
•Services include Career services, Leadership program, Health and Counseling services, Volunteer services center,Campus ministry, Academic Skills Centerand Office of International and Multicultural Affairs


College Clubs and Activities

•25 student-run organizations including: Foreign Language Club, International Club, Women United in Color, Student Government, Students Take Action Committee (STAC), College Activities Board, Campus Ministry, The Elizabethan yearbook, The Station (student newspaper)
•Calendar of social, cultural, spiritual and service activities
NCAA Division III basketball, softball, tennis, volleyball, soccerand swimming plus intercollegiate equestrian competition
*Main Athletics page


Cultural Centers

Holocaust Education Resource Center
Center for Catholic Women's History
Geraldine Doyle Riordan Center for Volunteer Services


Reference Resources

Mahoney Library: More than 100,000 volumes and more than 100 internet subscription databases
•CoolCAT: A shared on-line public access catalog that provides access to the library collections of CSE and Fairleigh Dickinson University
•Television production studio
•Video conferencing classroom
Academic Technology Center: Five large computer labs for general use, each with 16-20 new Dell workstations with flat panel screens, printing services, and access to the campus network and internet. A computer lab on the lower level of Mahoney Library provides students with another eight workstations.


Notable CSE Alumni

Dolores Holle, VMD,'74, Attending Veterinarian and Director of Canine Health Management, The Seeing Eye, Morristown
Elissa J. Santoro, M.D., '60, Founder and Director, Breast Care and Treatment Center at St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center, Livingston
Pamela Chavis, M.D., '66, first woman to be certified in both neurology and ophthalmology, and one of only a handful of physicians in the country who are so double-certified
Micheline Mathews-Roth, M.D., '56, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; developer of FDA-approved treatment for EPP (erythropoietic protoporphyria). She and her colleagues have cured the mouse model of EPP through gene therapy targeting the bone marrow.
Florence E. Wall, '13, industrial chemist who did general analytical work on uranium and radium for medical and commercial use in the 1920s. She later worked in cosmetology as a researchers, trainer and author, concentrating on consumer safety.
Christina Wahl Bailey, Ph.D., ’64, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Opispo; co-author of "Organic Chemistry: A Brief Survey of Concepts and Applications" Prentice Hall (6 editions) and developer of the integrated "studio" general chemistry pedagogy.
Marilyn Fingerhut, Ph.D., '64, International Coordinator and NORA Coordinator (National Occupational Research Agenda), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, D.C.
Blandina Dasah Batiir,'70, One of ten Regional Directors of Education in her native country of Ghana. When she received this impressive appointment from the Ministry Of Education, she was one of three women on this panel, and its youngest member.
Louise Currie Wilmot,'64, Worked thirty years in the United States Navy. Received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (with three gold stars), the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Joint Service Commendations Medal. Her assignments included Commander of the U.S. Naval Base in Philadelphia; Vice Chief of Naval Education and Training in Pensacola; Commander of the Naval Training Center in Orlando; Executive Assistant and Naval Aide to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; and Commander of the Navy Recruiting Area Five in Great Lakes, Michigan. When she retired in 1994 as a Rear Admiral, she was the highest-ranking woman and the highest-decorated woman in the Navy.
Shirley Hayes Tolentino,'65, Municipal Court judge in Jersey City from1976-1984. Became Superior Court judge in 1984. Received an honorary degree from CSE in 1980. In 1981, she received the Whitney Young Award from the Hudson County Urban League. In 1996 she became President of the National Association of Women judges.
Nancy T. Delaney, '82, Presently employed as Senior Probation Officer in the Community Service Program for the Morris County Probation Department. She has served as President of the Board of Employment Horizons, an agency that provides workforce training and jobs to persons with disabilities.


Notable milestones

U.S. News and World Report’s 2006 Ranking of America’s Best Colleges placed CSE tenth among the Best Comprehensive Colleges in the Bachelor’s level-comprehensive category in the Northern territory. Overall, the 2006 ranking positions CSE first for Catholic Private Colleges in the state for the third year.
• More than 160 first year Women’s College students arrived for Orientation 2005. The Class of 2009 hails from New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Brazil, China, Japan, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
• The School of Graduate and Continuing Studies is offering a new specialization in Criminal Justice Administration as part of its Master of Science in Management program beginning in Spring 2006. This specialization will prepare students for management positions in all areas of public safety including law enforcement, probation, corrections, security and other areas within the criminal justice field.
• CSE’s Center for Theological and Spiritual Development celebrated its 20th anniversary of the Hispanic Pastoral Ministry program as well as the Diocese of Paterson’s 50th anniversary of Hispanic Ministry on Monday, October 24, 2005. The College welcomed Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, Associate Director of the Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs, who talked about the challenges of ministering to people of different cultures and faith traditions.
• Nearly 600 participated in CSE’s Summer Institute, July 2005, featuring keynote speaker Rev. Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, professor of New Testament at the prestigious Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem since 1967.
• The College has made extensive renovations to its campus as part of the College’s Strategic Plan for 2005-2006 of developing a “deliberate approach to the preservation of [the College’s] campus buildings.” Such projects include renovating the College’s bookstore and installing high efficiency heating systems in four buildings on campus.
• CSE continues to bring art and cultural events to campus including the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s production of Marivaux’s The Triumph of Love; a lecture by ethicist and theologian Lisa Sowle Cahill, Ph.D., Professor of Theology at Boston College; chamber music by New Jersey Symphony String Quartet; and poetry readings by Pulitzer Prize winner, W.S. Merwin and former Poet Laureate Billy Collins.
• Donors continue to show confidence in the College’s mission and future, contributing $1.048 million in annual giving and $5.7 million in Capital Campaign pledges and gifts.
• In an effort to promote the continuation and expansion of the arts at CSE, the College plans to break ground on a new 40,000-square-foot facility, the New College Center, in March 2006. The three-story building will be the first truly new building on campus since 1969 and will house the departments of art, music and theology, the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development, a 566-seat performance hall, permanent art gallery, and the Holocaust Educational Resource Center.


21st Century Plan

New College Center: multipurpose arts and education facility planned for Fall 2007
• Comprehensive campus renovation/additions
• Restoration/revitalization of student services center

Plans for New College Center
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External links

  • College of Saint Elizabeth - official website

CSE Main Page: http://www.cse.edu/center
CSE Women’s college: http://www.cse.edu/womenscollege
CSE Graduate School: http://www.cse.edu/schooladmissions


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•Satellite image from Microsoft Virtual Earth


  Results from FactBites:
 
College of Saint Elizabeth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1845 words)
Established in 1859 in Newark, New Jersey, the congregation is one of the independent groups of Sisters of Charity that developed from Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's community in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
The College of Saint Elizabeth is the oldest college for women in New Jersey and one of the first Catholic colleges in the United States to award degrees to women.
The mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth is to be a community of learning in the Catholic liberal arts tradition for students of diverse ages, backgrounds and cultures.
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