Western Carolina vs OU Watch Party

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WATCH PARTY ALERT!

Join local Sooner fans to watch Western Carolina take on OU in Norman. This is a Pay Per View game and Deano’s Pub will be carrying the game. Kick-off is 6pm CT

Bryce Matteson, longtime board member, passes away.

The OU Club Board of directors was shocked and saddened by this post from Bryce’s wife, Debbie, and his daughters.
 
 
“We are sad to share that Bryce/Dad passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 31, due to a short, unknown battle with AML (acute myeloid leukemia). To say we are in shock is an understatement. We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support we have received. Please keep our family in your prayers.”
 
For years Byrce served as our scholarship chair working with the university and Kansas high schools to select OU-bound students for our club scholarships.
His love for OU was massive and we will miss him.
Bryce Matteson. Former board member OU Club of Wichita

OU Football Schedule Announced

The Club plans watch parties for all away games and PPV games like Western Carolina. All OU Club of Wichita Watch Parties will be held at Deano’s Taproom, 21st and Webb

Sept. 4 Tulane (moved to Noman) – WATCH PARTY OU 40-35
Sept. 11 WESTERN CAROLINA – PPV OU 79-0
Sept. 18 NEBRASKA
Sept. 25 WEST VIRGINIA
Oct. 2 at K-State WATCH PARTY
Oct. 9 vs. Texas WATCH PARTY
Oct. 16 TCU
Oct. 23 at Kansas WATCH PARTY
Oct. 30 TEXAS TECH
Nov. 13 at Baylor WATCH PARTY
Nov. 20 IOWA STATE
Nov. 27 at Oklahoma State WATCH PARTY

Spring. Good time to renew your membership

Join or Renew OU Club of Wichita onlineWatch parties. Summer send-off parties and scholarships. Just a few of the reasons why you should join the OU Club of Wichita. Your dues help us organize local events and continue to support local high school students who need extra money to offset the expense of attending a great university like OU.

In the past ten years, the OU Club of Wichita has awarded 42 scholarships valued at $87,400. Half of those scholarships are from the club’s treasury, the other half represents a match from the university.

Renewing or joining is easy. Just click the JOIN THE CLUB tab on the home page and you’ll go right to the payment portal. You can also download a membership form and use regular mail. You do not need to be an OU graduate to join the club. Just being an OU fan qualifies you.

Thanks for your continued support.

Live on, University.

Mark Chamberlin
President

Bill Sims spends the day with fans in Newton

Former OU running back and now restauranteur, Billy Sims spent the day meeting fans at his new Billy Sims BBQ restaurant in Newton on Saturday, July 16. Sims spent four hours signing autographs and posing for pictures as folks from the area dined on great food.

Club scholarship chair Bryce Matteson poses with Billy Sims

Club Scholarship chair Bryce Matteson poses with Bill Sims

Chris Zeurcher and Lori Ellison-Zeurcher strike a familiar pose with Bill Sims

Chris Zuercher and Lori Ellison-Zeurcher strike a familiar pose with Bill Sims

Billy Sims and Bill Wilson from the Wichita Business Journal.

Billy Sims and Bill Wilson from the Wichita Business Journal.

Brain Latta and David Dunn

Board member Brian Latta and franchise owner David Dunn take a moment during the grand opening.

OU Club of Wichita board members flying the colors.

OU Club of Wichita board members flying the colors.

The day was made even more special with the introduction of the club’s 2016 scholarship winners.

Scholarship Winners

Shown here with Billy are Ashley Lesser (Kapaun Mt. Carmel), Mary (Molly) Wallace (Kapaun Mt. Carmel), Scott Tesser (Rose Hill), and Allison Herreen (Andover).

Seam Waugh soars at School of Meteorology

Sean Waugh works on weather lab vehicle

Sean Waugh at work on science lab on wheels, part of his work at the OU school of Meteorology and the National Severe Storms Lab in Norman, Oklahoma

Sean Waugh, a 2005 High School graduate of Arkansas City, was a 2005-06 OU Club of Wichita scholarship recipient. Sean is a Meteorology student at the University of Oklahoma and has so far obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees. He plans to receive his Ph.D. in Meteorology in May of 2016.

As a junior at OU, he received the Outstanding Junior Award in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences for 2007-2008. This award is based on GPA, the number of hours completed and participation in service activities on the OU campus. Sean has been actively involved with the Weather Festival at the National Weather Center and organizes weather balloon launches at the event each year.

He was the recipient of the Lloyd Noble Trailblazer Scholarship Award which is granted to the outstanding junior in college. During his junior year, he was selected as a Hollings Scholarship recipient, a prestigious national recognition. This scholarship included a paid internship at a NOAA office of his choosing, and gave Sean access into the National Severe Storms Lab (NSSL) and started his research career. Since becoming involved with NSSL, he has assisted in many different research projects, including traveling to Galveston, Tx to test new mobile radar equipment during Hurricane Ike.

Sean Waugh working with youngsters at the National Weather Festival.

Sean Waugh working with youngsters at the National Weather Festival.

As a senior at OU, he was an integral part of tornado research project called VORTEX2 (Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment). He designed and built vehicles for the project and drove one of the lead vehicles as the convoy of 100 scientists and 40 specialized vehicles traveled 11 states for over a month, during the 2009 and 2010 severe weather season. Since then, his work at the lab has continued to grow and he has become the foremost point of contact when designing instrumentation for field campaigns.

Sean currently works for the University of Oklahoma in the National Weather Center in Norman and the National Severe Storms Lab, while working on finishing up his Ph.D. studies.