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Haley Scott DeMaria Institute Award

Haley Scott DeMaria to receive 5th annual Institute Award

May 13, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development Award will be presented to Haley Scott DeMaria, whose story of recovery from the famous 1992 Notre Dame swim team bus crash has inspired thousands. Read More 

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A visit from the Vatican

February 5, 2015

Fr. Friedrich Bechina, F.S.O., Undersecretary of the Pontifical Congregation for Catholic Education, visited Neumann University and the Institute along with Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) president Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D. Read More 

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with Dennis Murphy

Dennis Murphy, former Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs at Neumann University, discusses his life, work and faith in a talk titled “Sacrifice.” 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 

On the significance of experiencing setbacks

with Evelyn Bennett

Evelyn Bennett, accomplished tennis athlete, runner, and equestrian, she shares with us the powerful moments, lessons, and learning that can come from experiencing setbacks in your athletic experiences. Read More 

Commitment & forgiveness

with Dr. Ramona Palmerio-Roberts

Dr. Ramona Palmerio-Roberts, Assitant Professor of Psychology at Neumann University, discusses her life, work, and faith in this talk titled “Commitment & Forgiveness.” Read More 

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Neumann Commencement

Dealing with the inevitable: Change

May 27, 2015 | by Lauren Shipman

In sports and in life, change in inevitable. New Neumann University grad Lauren Shipman reflects on her college years and how students might deal with the transition by keeping in mind that, like from a sports team we leave, everything learned and gained stays with us forever. Read More 


The walk at graduation is almost here

May 12, 2015 | by Lauren Shipman

Neumann University student Lauren Shipman brings us full circle on her goal of walking across stage unaided at her college graduation. Hear how her inspiring story has unfolded! Read More 

Little League baseball

Cheating in sport? Again?

February 26, 2015 | by Fr. Patrick Kelly

An epidemic of cheating suggests that, as a society, we may be losing touch with the very meaning of sport. While for many athletics are a means to money and fame, we should be examining sport more for its intrinsic value and meaning. Read More 

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John Wooden


John Wooden, UCLA’s head basketball coach, won 88 consecutive games and ten National Championships (seven of them in a row). Balance was instrumental in Coach Wooden’s development of his “Pyramid of Success.” This well-respected tool highlights the integration of the mind, body and spirit.