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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 

Institute Partners with Beyond Sport

November 13, 2013

On September 10, 2013, Neumann University hosted Beyond the Divide: a special event during the Beyond Sport Summit on how sports can address conflicts, reduce ignorance, and bridge religious divide. Read More 

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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 

On his Neumann experience

with Andrew Lessing

Andrew Lessing, a student-athlete here at Neumann University, shares with us some highlights from his Neumann experience. 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 

Work hard, stay humble

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, tells us about the importance of working hard and staying humble. Read More 

Tough love

with Ollie Johnson

Ollie Johnson, former NBA basketball player out of Temple University, discusses how his experiences in basketball taught him that it’s necessary to hear that you must “dig deeper” in order to “do better.” Read More 

On his Neumann Athletics experience

with Len Schuler

Len Schuler, Associate Director of Athletics and Assistant Softball Coach, has been a part of our Neumann community for close to 30 years. We are grateful to Len for sharing with us the story of his Neumann experience. Read More 

Lessons learned through sports

with Joe Gorman

Joseph Gorman, M.B.A., CPA, Vice President for Finance and Administration at Neumann University, shares his thoughts on the lessons that can be learned through sports. Read More 

On his favorite sports memories

with Jim Watson

The staff of the Institute had the good fortune to sit down with Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers. Here, he shares with us his favorite moments from his playing career. Read More 

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Cheating in sport? Again?

February 26, 2015 | by Fr. Patrick Kelly

An epidemic of cheating suggests that, as a society, we may be losing touch with the very meaning of sport. While for many athletics are a means to money and fame, we should be examining sport more for its intrinsic value and meaning. Read More 

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Continuing my walking journey

February 10, 2015 | by Lauren Shipman

As Neumann senior Lauren Shipman progresses towards her goal of walking at graduation this year, she realizes that many of the lessons of her own journey relate to common experiences in sports. Read More 

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The Super Bowl’s place in values education

January 30, 2015 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

The NFL this year has been plagued by issues of character and integrity. The Super Bowl, unfortunately, shines yet another light on the ugly side of sports. Perhaps when we focus on specific players and actions, though, we are turning our attention away from the lessons that could help solve those issues. Read More 

Sport and Values

Exploring values in sports: These are the questions to ask

January 5, 2015 | by John Mizzoni

The values we see in sport seem to be a reflection of the values of our society. As such, we need to seriously consider how our experiences with athletics reflect and influence ethical standards, virtues, social history, economics, spirituality, and more. Here are the questions we should ask. Read More 

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Top 2014 moments showcasing the good in sports

December 17, 2014 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

Many of the year’s biggest stories lifted our spirits and pointed to something greater than the game itself. Here’s our picks for the most uplifting and inspirational moments in sports from 2014. Read More 

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Celebrate the good in sports

November 10, 2014 | by Lee M. DelleMonache

Sport has the power to transform and inspire. It comes down to perspective, environment and influence. The right environment needs to be created and nurtured so new vantage points can emerge. 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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