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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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Faith, family, flexibility, commitment & resilience

with Dr. Rosalie Mirenda

The Institute welcomed Dr. Rosallie Mirenda, President of Neumann University, for an installment of our Faith Hope + Lunch series. Dr. Mirenda talked about her life, work and faith in a talk titled “Faith, Family, Flexibility, Commitment & Resilience.” Read More 

On overcoming adversity

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, shares his thoughts on overcoming adversity. 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 

Our spiritual journey

with Dr. Len DiPaul

Dr. Len DiPaul, Assistant Dean of Education and Human Services at Neumann University, discusses that we’re all on a spiritual journey. Read More 

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The ideals of chivalry “spiritualize” the chivalric vales of largesse and nobles oblige; beneficent magnamity and special consideration or deference to others, especially those lower in station. The ideal implicitly recognized differences while promoting and emphasizing horizontal relationships of mutual respect and deference. The higher gives to the lower, with both preserving their self-respect. Roger Sorrell, St. Francis of Assisi and Nature