A Spooky Affair
Nearly 200 Shockers of all ages showed up for some frightfully freakish family fun Oct. 27 at Eberly Farms.
Highlights included haunted hayrack rides, pumpkin decorating and a cryptful of food and drinks.
Special guests were WSU President Don and First Lady Shirley Beggs, who enhanced the spookiness of the WSU Alumni Association-sponsored affair by promoting the event as Dr. Frankenstein and Bride.
Dog Mushing & Moose Sighting
Phil and Diane ’90/82 Shoemaker and Bill ’71 and Connie ’74 Flanders treated the visiting WSU men’s basketball team to, among other things, a dog-mushing ride and a moose sighting.
Chicago-area alumni cheered on WSU vs. Chicago State Dec. 29. Before the game, alumni gathered for lunch with Coach Mark Turgeon.
Hutchinson and Great Bend hosted “Coaches Caravan” visits in August with special guests Darryl Smith, Gene Stephenson and Mark Turgeon.
Black and Yellow Bash
KC-area Shockers held their annual bash Aug. 15 with special guests Darryl Smith, Jean Prioleau, Tanner Welch, Tony Madrigal and Jim Schaus. Camille Pankratz ’95, Ron Tennissen ’67 and Mike Taylor ’91 were among attendees.
March 21-22 — Phoenix Shocker Open and opening reception with WSU President Don and First Lady Shirley Beggs.
In addition to reunion-goers listed in the last The Shocker, these University of Wichita class of 1951 members joined in the festivities: Dorothy (McComb) Adams, Gifford Babcock, Lois (Anderson) and Don Barton, Josephine (Pace) Brown, Wilson Cadman, Harry Crow, Alice (Claasen) and Herbert Dodd, David Marteney, Clifton Schopf and Charles Snipes.
Melt the Mavericks
Shocker fans and SAA planners had to surrender to the cold and bring their annual tent party/bonfire/pep rally inside (sans bonfire!). More than 100 guests enjoyed a chili and potato bar before the WSU vs. Texas-Arlington game.
Shocks vs. ‘Cats Booster Bus(es)
Five booster buses made the trip to K-State for WSU’s Dec. 6 win.
Members of the WSU Nursing Alumni Society, led by president Victoria Mosack ’92/80, have expanded society programs that welcome both undergraduate and graduate nursing students to WSU.
Watch Parties: National
The association is throwing two Shocker Watch Parties, both at The Chalet, Wichita: vs. Bradley, Jan. 27 and vs. Creighton, Feb. 17.