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

Honoring Brenda Powell

Friday, April 25, 2014

Luann Dummer Center for Women is happy to recognize Brenda’s years of leadership at St. Thomas!

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Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon

Friday, April 25, 2014

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Emily Dickinson Marathon! Sponsored by the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, the Department of English, The Luann Dummer Center for Women, and Common Good Book

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April Book Club Discussion | A Tale for the Time Being

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This year, in honor of our March 2014 Women’s History Month speaker Haleh Esfandiari, we will focus on International Feminism and Diverse Women's Life Stories. We have included in our list some classic titles and some less well-known. We are focusing on novels with female life stories.

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Empower Hour

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Empower Hour encourages women and LGBTQ members of the UST community to utilize the AARC facilities every week 10-11am in order to create a fun, community-building experience full of fitness exploration.

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Greet Dot Training

Monday, June 16, 2014

Green Dot is informed by lessons learned from interdisciplinary research and theory on violence against women, diffusion of innovation, public health, social networking, psychology, communications, bystander dynamics, perpetration, and advertising.

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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.