Missouri S&T professor lands spot on 'Jeopardy!'
03/01/2013 5:10 PM
05/16/2014 9:20 PM
The Missouri University of Science and Technology is planning a "Jeopardy!" watch party for a faculty member who landed a spot on the game show.
Ilene Morgan will make her debut on Tuesday's episode of the show. The university says the watch party is planned for 4:30 p.m. that day in the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building on the Rolla campus.
Morgan is an associate professor of mathematics and statistics. She tried twice to land a spot on the program before succeeding last year. She traveled to Culver City, Calif., to compete on Oct. 29 and 30.
Morgan described her "Jeopardy!" experience as "bucket-list awesome." She said she was having fun and wasn't thinking about the audience, the camera or the prize money.
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