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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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A Neumann basketball story

with Gerald Bryant

Gerald Bryant, a former student-athlete at Neumann University, tells us the story from his Neumann basketball playing days. Read More 

Sports: A language to communicate

with Fr. Jim Bacik

Father James J. Bacik is the pastor of Corpus Christi University Parish, and a campus minister and adjunct professor of humanities at the University of Toledo. Fr. Bacik visited the Institute to share some experiences of how sports can be used as a language to communicate. Read More 

Swimming back from paralysis

with Haley Scott DeMaria

Haley Scott DeMaria shares her harrowing and ultimately triumphant story of her return to collegiate swimming after a fatal bus accident left her paralyzed. Read More 

On the NHL Winter Classic

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, shares his thoughts about when the NHL Winter Classic came to Philadelphia. Read More 

A father figure

with Ken Abney

Coach Ken Abney of the United Stars Track Club of Philadelphia shares his story of becoming a coach. Two of his former athletes, Juliette Poussot and Charlene Maddox, tell us about moments when Abney’s leadership and guidance stretched beyond the track. 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 

On overcoming adversity

with Jim Watson

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

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A new thought, a sudden insight is invariably accompanied by an intake of breath as the thought occurs, followed by the ‘ah’ of mental confirmation, which is an exhalation – both the taking in of the breath of life, the receiving, and the enlivened blowing out, giving to the world the spirit laden thought.

- Ainslie Clair Yardley, Ph.D.