Chasing Waterfalls

Spring is a great time for pulling out the hiking boots and taking off in search of some of the hundreds of waterfalls that proliferate the Ozark Mountains landscape. In April, a group of students from the hiking class — yes, that’s an actual class — joined forces with an Ozarks Outdoors group to visit several breath-taking … Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls

Strawberry Bluff (Forever)

Did you know that one of the best places in Arkansas to view a spectacular sunset or watch a storm roll in is on Strawberry Bluff, just 15 minutes north of campus? This popular hangout for U of O students provides vistas of the scenic River Valley up to 40 miles away. Whether it's the … Continue reading Strawberry Bluff (Forever)

The Trail for Literacy

Freshman English major Jake Sawyer of Mena, Arkansas, will spend this summer in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, doing two of his favorites things — reading and hiking. Sawyer was recently selected to participate in a summer internship program with TrailBooks, a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy and outdoor experiences for youth. An avid reader and outdoorsman, Sawyer … Continue reading The Trail for Literacy