Welcome to the OU Club of Wichita
Fostering the spirit of The University of Oklahoma among its alumni and fans in the Wichita area.
KGSO Radio (1410 AM) will carry Oklahoma basketball coverage from (1-27-16) now through the Big XII tournament and the NCCA tournament. KGSO general Manager Chris Knight is offering a special advertising package for area businesses who want to reach local OU fans. Just $11 per spot and even better for a long-term sponsorship. Call Chris at 316-721-8484. Email him at CKnight@maanradio.com
Toni Shadid, owner of Toni D’s deli and catering passed away on December 13, 2015. Toni was born in Oklahoma City and was an avid Sooner fan. Her company catered a number of Wichita Sooner Caravans and Tailgate parties. Attendees could always see evidence of Toni’s allegiance with the presence of her handmade sugar cookies iced with the OU logo. She was 57 years old.
The OU Club of Wichita has lost a true friend and extend its condolences to the Shadid family.
To read Toni’s obituary, click here.
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.
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.
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- OU Big 12 Media Day Central July 16, 2018Head coach Lincoln Riley, Rodney Anderson, Amani Bledsoe, Kenneth Murray and Ben Powers represented the Sooners at Big 12 Media Day Monday at The Star in Frisco.
- Six Sooners Qualify for U.S. Championships July 15, 2018Six current and former Sooners punched their ticket to the U.S. Championships at the National Qualifier on Saturday with alumnus Colin Van Wicklen winning the all-around competition.
- Sooners Ready for National Qualifier July 13, 2018Looking to secure a spot at U.S. Championships in August, four current Sooners and a pair of alumni head to Colorado Springs, Colo., to compete at the National Qualifier on Saturday at 7 p.m.
- Sooners Again the Pick to Win Big 12 July 12, 2018For the sixth time in the eight years since the Big 12 moved to 10 teams, media have picked OU to win the league.