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

September Feminist Friday | Dr. Britain Scott, Dept. of Psychology

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dr. Britain Scott, Dept. of Psychology will be discussing, "Babes and the Woods: The Feminine Beauty Ideal as an Ecological Hazard"

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Chocolate Reception

Friday, September 19, 2014

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.

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History Lecture | Until The Rulers Obey: Voices from Latin American Social Movements

Monday, September 22, 2014

Clifton Ross and Marcy Rein will talk about the social movements in 21st century Latin America that have swept governments to power, sustained occupations of housing, land and factories, and rewritten the histories of their countries over the last decade.

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UAWE Fall Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The St. Thomas community is invited to celebrate with the University Advocates for Women and Equity as it welcomes new female employees hired in the last year.

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September Book Club

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Please join us on Wednesday, September 24 from noon - 1 in the Luann Dummer Center for Women to discuss "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson

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Nuns on a Bus

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus is headed on the road again! This year, we are driving so “We the People” can stand up against big money in the 2014 midterm elections. “We the People” will stand up against income and wealth disparity by voting and encouraging others to vote for the good of the 100%. We are working with a variety of groups to register voters, connect our networks to existing ‘Get out the Vote’ (GOTV) efforts, offer suggestions for ineligible voters to support voting in their communities, and hold our elected officials accountable after the election.

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2nd Annual "TOMMIE TALKS"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Tommie Talks", a speed networking event hosted by the Luann Dummer Center for Women.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | "And Still We Rise"

Thursday, October 9, 2014

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us for "And Still We Rise", women having conversations about diversity.

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Fired Up: Survivor Stories

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The University of St. Thomas will be hosting a performance of Fired Up: Survivor stories of trauma, HOPE and change on November 11 at 7:00PM at OEC Auditorium.

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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.

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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.