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ISSCD Launches Leaders of the Knight

October 19, 2017

The Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development recently launched Leaders of the Knight—a leadership training program for Neumann University … Read More 

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with The Institute for Sport, Spirituality, and Character Development

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The origins of the Institute

with Dr. Len DiPaul

Dr. Len DiPaul, one of the founders of Neumann University’s Institute for Sport Spirituality and Character Development, shares his story of the origins of the Institute. Read More 

Win or lose, be humble

with Keith Primeau

Keith Primeau, a former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers who skated with the club from 1999 to 2006, received our first Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development Award in 2011. In his acceptance speech, Keith tells us a lesson he learned from one coach in particular: always be humble. Read More 

Always find a way

with Theresa Grentz

Theresa Grentz is a 2001 inductee into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and a former Mighty Mac of nearby Immaculate University. Here, she shares stories of her love of the game of basketball, and how the combination of persistence and faith helped her find success. 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 

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KEEPING LOSS IN PERSPECTIVE

“Some of God’s greatest gifts are his refusals,” remarked Theresa Grentz, coach of the 1992 U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team, when asked by a reporter, “How will you deal with this (gold medal) loss personally for the rest of your life?” Grentz, a basketball standout on Immaculata University’s national championship teams of the 1970s, remembered that remark from one of the sisters who tought her at Cardinal O’Hara High School.