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Faculty Friday Feature: Dr. Janet Lack

Faculty Friday Feature: Dr. Janet Lack

Mar 7th , 2013

Faculty Friday highlights a weekly faculty or staff member at Midland University. It gives students, staff, alumni, and future students a deeper look at members of the Midland Community.

Janet Lack has been teaching and advising at Midland for 28 years.

Here are some things you may not have known about her: What is your hometown? Houghton, Michigan

What do you teach? Besides being a Graduation Center Advisor, I have had the pleasure of teaching Principles of Sociology, Sociology of Sport and American Culture in the 1960's. I have also led a couple service learning trips for Hurricane Katrina and a tornado in Greensburg, Kansas.

How long have you been at Midland? This is my 28th year

What is the best part about teaching at Midland? I really enjoy working with Midland students as an advisor, instructor or simply as a spectator at Midland events.

Where did you graduate, and what was your major? I am a Midland graduate with a major in Social Science. I graduated from UNL with my Masters in Educational Administration. I have my doctorate from UNL in Administration, Curriculum and Instruction.

What is your favorite TV show? My favorite old TV show is M*A*S*H. I also like to watch NCIS, but I usually watch sporting events.

What is your favorite type of music? I like all kinds of music, but the radio is usually on classic rock. What is your favorite book? I like biographies.

What is your favorite food? Lasagna

Most memorable moment at Midland? I have too many memories to "single out" but I would have to say, I love when Midland wins a hard fought athletic contest. I enjoy attending the interterm musical performance, watching students walk across the stage at Commencement, and then welcoming new students every fall!

What accomplishment are you most proud of? I am at Midland to help students be successful. When a student says "thank you" for helping that makes me feel proud of my work.

Do you have any interesting hobbies? I used to play softball and the flute. I enjoy latch-hooking rugs for family and friends and I enjoy riding my bike.

What is the best piece of advice you can offer to incoming freshmen? Attend EVERY class, read your assignments and take responsibility for your own education.