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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 her earliest sports memory

with Rosie Kays

Rosie Kays, a former student-athlete at Neumann University, now pursuing her graduate degree in Sport Management at Temple University, recalls the story of her earliest sports memory. 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 

Faith and sports

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, explains the role of faith in his athletic career. Read More 

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 

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 

Building character through sports

with Kevin Sloan

Kevin Sloan, Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Sports Information Director at Neumann University, tells us about how his character was developed through his athletic experiences. 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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EUREKA!

Frequently we are most creative when at leisure and playful. While simply relaxing in the tub, ancient Greek scholar Archimedes made a significant scientific discovery. He noticed that when he stepped into the tub, the water level rose. He discovered that the volume of water displaced must be equal to the volume of the part of his body he had submerged. He reportedly proclaimed “Eureka!” (Greek for “I have found it!”) This common expression is used to celebrate a moment of creativity.