The Luann Dummer Center for Women addresses the needs and aspirations of women. The Center’s educational programs, activities, and resources are available to students, faculty and staff of the university. These services foster the intellectual, spiritual and personal development of women, and promote an open and diverse environment at St. Thomas. By enhancing academic experiences and providing developmental opportunities, the Center assists women in achieving their highest potential. As the Center fulfills this purpose, it contributes to the entire campus community. The Luann Dummer Center for Women was established in 1993 by a special bequest from Dr. Luann Dummer's estate and is located in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, Room 103. 

Upcoming Featured Events

January Book Club | "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Please join us on Wednesday, January 28 in the LDCW to discuss "Wild" by Cherly Strayed. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Young-ok An and Jessie McShane.

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Chocolate Reception | Minneapolis Campus

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Luann Dummer Center for Women is located on the St. Paul campus and hosts an annual Open House and Chocolate Reception each Fall at the Center's space in O'Shaughnessy Education Center. The staff will be hosting a Chocolate Reception on the Minneapolis campus to inform the campus of upcoming events, highlight our services at UST, and have an opportunity to mingle with the students, faculty, and staff of the Minneapolis campus.

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February Book Club Discussion | All Our Relations

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We will be discussing "ALL OUR RELATIONS" by Winona LaDuke on Wednesday, February 25 from noon -1. Please join us even if you are just starting to read the book, or if you want to know more about the author. It's an informal, relaxed, and friendly atmosphere--everyone welcome!

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2015 March Women's History Month Speaker | Winona LaDuke

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Please join us for our 2015 March Women's History Month lecture featuring Winona LaDuke. The title of her lecture is "Women and Native Struggles: Toward Ecological Transformation".

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Recurring Events

Yarn Tamers
Book Club
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To view the video of Dr. Dummer's vision and Legacy for the Luann Dummer Center for Women, click here.

LDCW and Social Media


Women's Studies

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For information about the Women's Studies program, click here.

Child Care Resources

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For information on Child Care Resources in St. Paul, please click here‌.