Luann Dummer Center for Women

The Luann Dummer Center for Women (LDCW) 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. 

The LDCW is located in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, Room 103.

Upcoming Events

Feb 12 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Friday, February 12, 2016 | 2:00 - 4:00 The Feminist Friday talk from 3:00-4:00 will take place during the Chocolate Reception.

This year we will be combining our annual Minneapolis Chocolate reception with our February Feminist Friday talk Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds. Read More

Feb 24 2016
Feb Book club 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM February 23, 2016 from Noon - 1 and February 24, 2016 from Noon - 1. This month we are hosting two book club discussions on Sisters in Law. The discussions offer more opportunity for readers to attend one or the other and both will be facilitated in the Luann Dummer Center for Women from noon-1 PM.

These book discussions are part of our preparation for our March Women's History month talk by Nina Totenberg. Read More

Mar 03 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Please join us in welcoming Nina Totenberg as she discusses “Women’s History & the Supreme Court.” Read More

Yarn Tamers Seeking Blanket Squares

Yarn Tamers is currently seeking 9 x 9 inch yarn squares for their annual service project. The squares can be knit, crocheted, or woven and will be sewn together into blankets for Alexandra House, a safe haven for victims of domestic and sexual abuse.

Do you sew? Yarn Tamers is also seeking sewers to help stitch the squares together.

Socially-minded but unable to join us? No worries. Feel free to drop off your squares at the Luann Dummer Center for Women and the Yarn Tamers will be sure to incorporate them into a blanket. While we drop off a batch of blankets during the holiday season, squares are accepted throughout the year.

Yarn Tamers meet year-round. During the academic year, we meet every Tuesday from noon to one in the Luann Dummer Center for Women. If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, or would love to learn how, swing by for some lively conversation and crafting! To learn more about Yarn Tamers, visit:

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