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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]