11 Jun 2019

The Eskenazi Health Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence (IEEI) is in its 6th year of hosting internships for college students with physical disabilities. Since its inception, IEEI has focused on providing the students real life work experience and important career-building skills. IEEI began in 2013 as a partnership between Ball State University and Eskenazi […]

02 Jan 2019

Happy New Year. As we look forward to the spring semester, allow me the privilege of recapping this fall’s HSC 498/598, a unique class in the College of Health at Ball State University. In conjunction with my duties as a Distinguished Fellow in the Office of Institutional Diversity, I teach “Public Policy, Healthcare, and Disability” […]

30 Nov 2017

As the 2017 fall semester winds down, seventeen Ball State students from the “Public Policy, Healthcare, and Disability” class in the College of Health attended a trip to Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis. Our students began the experience with a tour of the hospital provided by Eskenazi Health Foundation staff.  Following the tour, the class continued […]

07 Aug 2017

At the close of this summer’s Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence (IEEI) internship program, 19 interns from seven Indiana colleges and universities received their well-deserved recognition. With the expansion of IEEI to include more colleges and more students with physical and sensory disabilities, what began as a partnership between Ball State and Eskenazi Health […]

19 May 2017

Back Row: Lucas Smith, Ryan Beery, Katelyn Warner, Mary Beth, Andrew Johnson Front Row: Lizzie Ford, Anna Higgins, Greg As commencement and another semester conclude, it is essential to celebrate the diversity, hard work, academic honesty, and social responsibility of our students.  At Ball State, students with disabilities are aware that employers are seeking highly […]

19 Jan 2017

The Indiana Minority Business Magazine, through the Indianapolis Recorder, recognized their 2017 Champions of Diversity on Friday, January 13th. I had the distinct privilege of receiving the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Award. As we reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, the dream of equality continues to evolve. For people with disabilities, progress moves the dream from “Yes […]

01 Nov 2016

Ball State University’s Office of Institutional Diversity is proud to welcome Distinguished Fellow Gregory S. Fehribach. Greg educates the large and diverse population of students and faculty with disabilities at Ball State. Greg arrived at Ball State as an undergraduate in 1977 and finished his masters in 1983. During this time, he was elected president […]

03 Jun 2016

The Americans with Disabilities Act is multifaceted. Creative design, aesthetics, and content push back against the universal design the ADA requires. The complexity of disabilities, along with the need for barrier-free design, often struggles against the artistic license of those who design public spaces, including remembrance areas. I wanted to share this article with you to […]