Events & Programs

The Luann Dummer Center for Women hosts and co-sponsors a variety of programs that advance the mission of the Center to "foster the intellectual, spiritual and personal development of women, and promote an open and diverse environment at St. Thomas." Dr. Luann Dummer specified that the main program of the Center would be a major speaker for Women's History Month. In addition, the Center has had a tradition of featuring local scholars and professionals once a month for a noon-time "Feminist Friday." Over the years the Center has enhanced these programs with a variety of other programs that meet the immediate needs and interests of the University community.

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)


Past Events

For a listing of past events hosted by the Center, please view our past events page.

Lavender Dress
The Lavender Dress
Rose Smith
Purchased from the artist

Recurring Events

Yarn Tamers
Book Club