Brilliantly Green

Monica Thieu (Photo by Jonathan Reynold)Pass it on: Great things are happening at UNT. Learn about them here and share our successes with your family and friends.

  • Super Bowl connection. Alumnus Brian Waters, a six-time Pro Bowl guard and former Mean Green standout, got the opportunity of a lifetime when he played in Super Bowl XLVI for the New England Patriots. Read more about him and the work of the Brian Waters 54 Foundation, which earned him the 2009 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.
     
  • Green on wheels. Keeping with UNT’s commitment to sustainability, now even the food deliveries on campus have gone eco-friendly. Thanks to UNT Dining Services’ partnership with Ben E. Keith Foods, the number of weekly food runs have decreased to save an estimated 186 gallons of fuel a week for a whopping 8,928 gallons a year. Watch a video to learn more about all the sustainable measures Dining Services is taking.
     
  • What is Afghanistan? That was the answer, and Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science student Monica Thieu knew it — and many others. Now, at 18, she’s the youngest Jeopardy! College Championship winner ever. She captured the $100,000 prize and won a trip to the quiz program’s annual Tournament of Champions at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. UNT also was represented in the Jeopardy! Teachers Championship, where Plano teacher Catherine Whitten (’04 M.Ed.) advanced to the semifinals.
     

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