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Thoughts on REFLECTION

December 28, 2012 | by Evan Morgan

For more information about the pillars in the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development, please visit the exhibit online at isscd.org/exhibit. One of the key values on the pillars in the atrium of the Mirenda Center is reflection. The act of reflecting is thinking about a past action or moment and how is has … Read More 

Thoughts on RESPECT

December 27, 2012 | by Andrew Love

For more information about the pillars in the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development, please visit the exhibit online at isscd.org/exhibit. When asked to choose a topic from our pillars inside the Mirenda Center here at Neumann, I chose what I believe is a truly inspirational story. This is the story of baseball player … Read More 

Thoughts on BALANCE

December 26, 2012 | by Aaron Keaney

For more information about the pillars in the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development, please visit the exhibit online at isscd.org/exhibit. I chose to write a reflection on the following quote off of the pillar labeled “Balance” in the lobby of the Mirenda Center: “Balance is about wholeness. When one is whole, one is … Read More 

Thoughts on PLAY

December 25, 2012 | by Steve Gervais

For more information about the pillars in the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development, please visit the exhibit online at isscd.org/exhibit. “When we play, we sense no limitations. In fact, when we are playing, we are usually unaware of ourselves. Self-observation goes out the window. We forget all those past lessons of life, forget … Read More 

Thoughts on PLAY

December 24, 2012 | by Caitlin Cantwell

For more information about the pillars in the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development, please visit the exhibit online at isscd.org/exhibit. “Sport at its best allows us to play.” The PLAY pillar, though last in the sequence, is the only of its kind, by means of a command—play! The English word sport means … Read More 

Jack and Victor

December 20, 2012 | by Melissa Hickey

On Friday, December 14th at 9:30 AM a small town by the name of Newtown Connecticut was thrust in the minds and hearts of all people around the world.  A horrific shooting had taken place that morning at an elementary school in Sandy Hook – an adjacent town to Newtown.  In the aftermath, twenty-six people lost … Read More 

What Is the “College Experience?”

October 5, 2012 | by Kevin Sloan

How often we confuse the words “college experience” for “partying.” I once had a recruit visit me, wanting to go to school to get the “college experience.” My head did a 360 degree turn. In moments like this, I always enjoy the follow-up questions, especially wondering whether the recruit’s parents will agree or disagree with … Read More 

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