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Ron Meyer 2016 Institute Award

Ron Meyer to receive 2016 Institute Award

September 2, 2016

Meyer, a lifelong competitive athlete, uncovers the role that faith plays in the lives of athletes and sports professionals around the country as host of Blessed2Play, which airs weekly on EWTN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Read More 

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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 

Basketball memories

with Sr. Peggy Egan, OSF

Sister Peggy Egan, OSF, Dean of Students at Neumann University, shares with us some memories from her basketball career. Read More 

The school of fish

with Sr. Eileen Valerie Kulacz

Sr. Eileen Valerie, a Sister of Saint Francis since 1975, tells us her stories of fishing with her father as a young child, and of how much she learned about their relationship in those moments on the pond. Read More 

Tuning up

with Dr. Joe Glass

Dr. Joseph Glass, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts at Neumann University, discusses his life, work and faith during one of our Faith Hope + Lunch sessions. Read More 

The growth of hockey

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, shares his opinion on the growth of the sport of ice hockey. Read More 

On Philadelphia hockey fans

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, talks about his experience of the ever-growing population of ice hockey fans in the Philadelphia area. 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 

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The Cubs, the World Series, and the faithful fans

November 3, 2016 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

Even more than for the players on the field, the Chicago Cubs’ World Series Championship might be most poignant for those who have built a love for the team over a lifetime of experiences, relationships, and belief. Read More 

Cam Newton

Skepticism vs. faith in Cam’s comeback that wasn’t

September 9, 2016 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

Should the Carolina Panthers be skeptics or believers? Which items of evidence do they focus on – the team’s overall dominant 2015 season, or the frustration and disappointment of the last two games? In fact, should they be defined by any of it? Read More 

Derek Redmond 1992 Olympics

Fighting bravely at the 2016 Olympics

August 5, 2016 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

Derek Redmond’s fight to finish is 400-meter race at the 1992 Olympics reminds us of the importance of the Olympic creed and how it applies to us all, athlete or not. Read More 

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David and Goliath

July 13, 2016 | by Dr. Fred Savitz

There are many ways athletes must overcome their personal “Goliaths,” like this example from Neumann University Men’s Lacrosse. Read More 

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Fans in the stands: Are your kids having fun?

June 28, 2016 | by Elaine Dougherty

The beauty of sport is letting athletes absorb the experience and reap the benefits of a commitment towards something constructive, rewarding, and healthy for both mind and body. Read More 

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