Izzy Stollsteimer (she/her/hers) brings a passion for wellness and an empathetic, down to earth student lens to her role as a Western peer health educator.
Check out these highlights from Wilderness Pursuits’ fall climbing trip in Unaweep Canyon!
Get a look inside Western’s trapeze class, where students explore storytelling and expression through low-flying dance trapeze
Outdoors writer Courtney King schools readers in responsible backcountry waste practices.
Photo feature: Wilderness Pursuit’s Fall mountaineering expedition takes daring Western students to new heights
In September, WP ran its annual mountaineering trip, a two day excursion that saw students rapidly gain climbing skills
Every year, to celebrate homecoming, the Mountain Rescue team lights the outline of Western’s characteristic mountain monogram on fire, a display visible from anywhere in town. But how does it work?
A proud Mountaineer tradition: National Public Lands Day offers a chance for the Western community to get their hands dirty, with a full slate of stewardship activities on the horizon
On Saturday, Sept. 23, a group of hearty volunteers spent a brisk morning and sunny day at Cabin Creek in what has become an annual tradition. But for eager volunteers, there’s plenty of upcoming opportunities to serve on public lands.
On trail with Mr. Fab: A conversation with Derick Lugo on thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, the transformative power of the outdoors, and a new kind of storytelling
Derick Lugo, also known by his trail name Mr. Fabulous thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail back in 2012. His 2019 memoir, The Unlikely Thru-Hiker, chronicles that journey.
A beginner’s guide to public lands planning: What you need to know about the Forest Service’s revised GMUG forest plan
Outdoors and Environment Writer Courtney King walks folks through the latest in the GMUG Forest Plan process, keying in on the nuts and bolts of public lands management.
Western’s new Vice President for Inclusivity Steven D Parker on historical exclusion in education, the transformative power of listening, and finding a shared path forward
Dr. Steven D Parker, Western’s new VP of inclusivity, brings a fresh perspective to campus, along with an implicit promise to enact real structural change that many Mountaineers have long clamored for.
With new student orientation underway, Western’s incoming freshmen discuss why they chose to become Mountaineers
With new student orientation kicking off this week, Western welcomes the newest batch of Mountaineers, including the university’s freshman class.
Western students and alumni flex their scientific muscles, forge lifelong connections up at Gothic’s Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
With the help of student researchers, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory collects long-term data, providing critical insight into the impact of climate change on the Gunnison Valley.
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