Portrait of Luann Dummer by Cyd Wicker Present and Past LDCW Directors Winona LaDuke March Women's History Month Lecture March 10 7:30 Dr. Luann Dummer President Julie Sullivan leads incoming students through the arches Sculpture commemorating Luann Dummer for the 20th anniversary celebration (LDCW Director Young An and artist Anne Meyer) FemCom's Clothesline Project 2014 FemCom members pose with actress America Ferrera on campus. Yarn Tamers deliver hand-made blankets and over $800 raised to the Alexandra House

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

"Gender Discrimination and Wal-Mart: The Fight Continues”

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

UST alum and lawyer Janet Olawsky and her colleague Kate Fisher will visit the campus to address the Walmart gender discrimination case they filed. Janet Olawsky has her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, 2012 and her B.A. from the University of St. Thomas, 2007.

OWS 150 (3M Auditorium)


Invisible Disability Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Join FemCom and friends for a roundtable discussion on invisible disability.

ASC Hearth Room


April Feminist Friday | Dr. Kim Miller

Friday, April 10, 2015

Dr. Kim Miller, associate professor of Women's and Gender Studies and African Art History at Wheaton College, will discuss "The Stories we See: Depictions of Female Authority in South Africa’s Public Sphere".

Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103)


LDCW Forum: "Mandatory Reporting under Title IX: Further Talk"

Friday, April 17, 2015 3:00-4:00 (Presenters are willing to linger after the hour if there are more questions.)

Presented by Rachel Harris (Associate Dean of Students), Abigail Crouse (Associate General Counsel), and Emily Erickson (Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator)

Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103)


Paula Meehan | Women Poets in Ireland

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Luann Dummer Center for Women is delighted to host a reception with Irish poet Paula Meehan, who is the recipient of 2015 O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award of UST. Meehan will give an informal talk and interact with the attendees.

Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103)


April Book Club | Flight Behavior

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

We will be discussing the second half of "FLIGHT BEHAVIOR" by Barbara Kingsolver on Wednesday, April 29 from noon -1. This month's Book club will be led by Dr. Elise Amel and Dr. Young-ok An. 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!

Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103)


Recurring Events

Yarn Tamers
Book Club
Luann Dummer smiling

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.