Disability Studies News and Events


We graduated 17 students with a disability studies minor in May 2017! Best of luck to you all.

DS 100 is being co-taught by Dr.Carey and Dr. Cella in Fall of 2017. In Spring 2018, there will be one or two sections of DS 100 being offered. The course is open to first and second year students. More advanced students may seek permission of the instructors to enroll.

DS400: Capstone in Disability Studies will be offered Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

Disability Awareness Club. This club was created to raise awareness about disabilities and the inaccessibility of the environment. If you are interested in getting involved with the DAC club, contact Julie Price at jp2542@ship.edu.

Great College Deals listed Shippensburg University's disability studies program as #12 in the nation on their list of 'The 20 Best Deals on College for Disability Studies.' Check out the article! http://www.theslateonline.com/article/2017/02/su-beats-other-schools-for-disability-studies

The Disability Awareness Club won a 2017 campus life award for diversity development!

Dr. Matthew Cella published a book called Disability and the Environment in American Literature: Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm (Ecocritical Theory and Practice)

Old Main Chapel now has a new accessibility lift for the stage. The lecture hall in Rowland now has a ramp to allow easier access to the stage. 



On Thursday, March 1 from 3:30-4:45 P.M., the 2018 Disability Studies Spring Lecture, Depression in America's Happiness Culture, will take place in the Old Main Chapel. Sharon O'Brien will be exploring the discrepancy between the culture of happiness and the reality of depression in American society. 

On Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 A.M., The Arc will be hosting a 5K walk to support the Nathan Tappen Memorial Scholarship. The walk will be located at Shippensburg Township Park/Cumberland Valley Rails-to-trails. Register online at timberhilltiming.com 

On Tuesday, March 27 from 3:30-4:30 P.M. in Grove Forum, there will be a showing of the film Bethel: Community and Schizophrenia in Northern Japan. The film will be followed by a 20 minute Q&A session with the director of the film, Karen Nakamura.