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Haley Scott DeMaria Institute Award

Haley Scott DeMaria to receive 5th annual Institute Award

May 13, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development Award will be presented to Haley Scott DeMaria, whose story of recovery from the famous 1992 Notre Dame swim team bus crash has inspired thousands. Read More 

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A visit from the Vatican

February 5, 2015

Fr. Friedrich Bechina, F.S.O., Undersecretary of the Pontifical Congregation for Catholic Education, visited Neumann University and the Institute along with Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) president Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D. Read More 

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The journey is the reward

with Evelyn Bennett

Evelyn Bennett, accomplished tennis athlete, runner, and equestrian, talks about an important life lesson she has learned through sport: that sometimes the journey is the reward. Read More 

Reflecting on an injury

with Rosie Kays

Rosie Kays, a former student-athlete at Neumann University and current graduate student in Sport Management at Temple University, tells us the story of a significant athletic injury, and how it impacted her playing career. Read More 

On her athletic career

with Theresa Huke

Theresa Huke, Director of the John C. Ford Academic Resource Center at Neumann University, shares with us some stories from her athletic career. Read More 

Commitment & forgiveness

with Dr. Ramona Palmerio-Roberts

Dr. Ramona Palmerio-Roberts, Assitant Professor of Psychology at Neumann University, discusses her life, work, and faith in this talk titled “Commitment & Forgiveness.” Read More 

Never give up

with Dr. Clark Power

Dr. Clark Power, Director of the Play Like a Champion Today Educational Series, discusses how sport shaped both his relationship with his father as well as his relationship with his son. Read More 

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Chris Fuga

What could have been: Loss in sports and in life

November 3, 2015 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

In sports and in life, we share an understanding that any form of potential cut short is tragic. In a special way, athletes represent the best of us, so when we lose someone who has pursued excellence through athletics, our mourning is also for the model of excellence we lose. Read More 

Men's basketball chaplain

Things team chaplains love – part 2

October 21, 2015 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

In the second of this two-part series, Neumann University team chaplains highlight the bonds they are privileged to form as a result of their special athletic ministry. We are so happy to hear of the many rewards of team chaplaincy! Read More 

Neumann University team chaplains

Things team chaplains love – part 1

October 12, 2015 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

Team chaplaincy is a reward for student-athletes but also for the chaplains themselves! So, we wanted to know: What are the rewards of this ministry? We asked Neumann’s team chaplains, and here’s what they had to say. Read More 

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It is true that in England the terms ‘gentleman,’ ‘sportsman,’ . . . were regarded as intimately interrelated.

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