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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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Faith, family, country

with Sr. Marguerite O'Beirne, OSF

Sr. Marguerite O’Bierne, OSF, Vice President for Mission & Ministry at Neumann University, discusses her life experiences and faith in her talk titled “Faith, Family, and Country.” 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 

Leadership through sport

with Scott Hammell

A former student-athlete turned Club Baseball Head Coach and Residence Life Coordinator here at Neumann, Scott Hammell, knows a thing … 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 love of the game

with Jim Watson

Loving the game and enjoying the activity of play is a huge part of athletics. Here, Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, shares with us the importance of having a love of the game. Read More 

Seizing the moment

with Kevin Sloan

Kevin Sloan, Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Sports Information Director at Neumann University, tells a story about seizing the moment. Read More 

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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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American Indian Chief Seattle wrote, “We are a part of the earth and it is a part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters. The bear, the deer, the great eagle, these are our brothers… man belongs to the earth…. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself…. The earth is precious to him and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on its Creator.” Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers, The Power of Myth