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

Donations for Alexandra House

Collecting Donations Through Noon on Monday, December 12th 

The Yarn Tamers have been busy stitching together squares to create warm blankets for Alexandra House, a shelter and resource provider for those affected by domestic abuse. Through noon on Monday, December 12th, we're also collecting donations for their Holiday Shop (see list below). These donations are meant as gifts, so please donate only new (or newly made!) items.


Alexandra House also needs:

Gift Wrap, ribbon, tape, and gift bags

New or gently used women’s winter clothing (long pants, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, boots, etc.)

Toilet Paper, Paper towels

Gas cards (fuel only)

Food shelf items (not dented, not expired)

We will be collecting donations until noon on Monday, December 12th. Donations can be dropped off during office hours at the Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103). Thank you, and happy holidays! 


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January 2017 Book Club

January 25, 2017

All About Love: New Visions

Written by bell hooks

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All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks (2001)(272 Pages)

“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.

As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question "What is love?" her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society's failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for the individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the "100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life." All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.