Since elementary school, when she wrote reports on President Garfield and the state of Maryland, DeAne has been interested in things American. She has deep roots in the Midwest, but also has lived in California, giving her at least two perspectives on our national life.
Lucretia Mott, the Grimke Sisters, and Catherine Beecher populated her Masters Thesis. Since then, much of her study has been of various sorts of Lutherans, including those who founded and shaped St. Olaf College.For St. Olaf's 125th annivesary book, Called to Serve, she came to know and admire Dean Gertrude Hilleboe, especially for her ice skating. (Check out the photo!) Currently, DeAne is particularly interested in vocation, the notion that God calls human beings to serve their neighbors, and in the ways vocation is like a gift economy. She is also a big fan of murder mysteries.
After teaching in the Paracollege, and serving as its final senior tutor, DeAne is delighted to be involved in the American Conversations along side her work in the Department of Religion.
[Picture: L. DeAne Lagerquist with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Ameila Bloomer in Seneca Falls, NY]
L. DeAne Lagerquist
Associate Professor of Religion, Department Chair
Office: Boe Chapel 104
Phone: (507) 786-3175
- Material History of American Religion Project
- Epicurious: As Into Food...
A great food and cooking site!
- The Viking Answer Lady
For all your questions about Vikings, not the kind that play football.
- Donna M. Campbell, Dept. of English - Gonzaga U
Really this is a portal to wonderful materials on American literature.
- Calender of Christian
Nearly every day this site provides a biography of the
saint remembered and an appropriate prayer.