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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 his proudest moment

with Dorian Long

Dorian Long, former coach and student-athlete at Neumann University, tells us about his proudest moment in his athletic career. Read More 

On Philadelphia hockey fans

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, talks about his experience of the ever-growing population of ice hockey fans in the Philadelphia area. Read More 

A significant sports memory

with Evelyn Bennett

Evelyn Bennett, accomplished tennis athlete, runner, and equestrian, discusses her most significant sports memory, and the impact it had on her personal and athletic development. Read More 

On being a student-athlete at Neumann

with Brittany Russ

The staff of the Institute had the good fortune to sit down with Brittany Russ, a former student-athlete at Neumann University, to discuss the athletic experience at Neumann. Read More 

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 

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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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INTRODUCTION TO POETRY BY BILLY COLLINS

I ask them to take a poem
And hold it up to the light
Like a color slide
Or press an ear against its hive.
I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,
or walk inside the poem’s room
and feel the walls for a light switch.
I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author’s name on the shore.
But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.
they begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.