Jeopardy! "GOAT" Ken Jennings Coming to DePauw Feb. 25
By: KO Communications & Strategies
As with all Ubben Lectures, the event will be presented free of admission charge and is open to all. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis; no tickets will be distributed.
In a special prime time edition of Jeopardy! which culminated January 14, Ken Jennings became the stuff of legend when he beat fellow champs "Jeopardy James" Holzhauer and Brad Rutter to win $1 million and be named the show's Greatest Player of All Time. The honor added to his previous achievements as the winningest game show contestant of all time and the holder of the longest-ever Jeopardy! winning streak. Jennings holds the program's longest winning streak (74 consecutive games), highest regular-season winnings ($2,520,700)
"It is a real honor to be associated with a show that nobody ever has a bad thing to say about," Jennings has said of Jeopardy!. "It encourages learning, it makes smart kids feel like it's okay to be smart and that's always the kind of kid I was."
Born in Edmonds, Washington, Kenneth Wayne Jennings III grew up in Seoul, South Korea and Singapore. He watched Jeopardy! on American Forces Network television while growing up. He attended Seoul Foreign School where he completed an International Baccalaureate diploma and then graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in computer science and was a member of the college's quiz bowl team.
Jennings is the author of 12 books include the New York Times best-seller Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography.
Established in 1986 through the support of 1958 DePauw graduates Timothy H. and Sharon Williams Ubben, the series was designed to "bring the world to Greencastle."
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Ken Owen, KO Communications & Strategies