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Luann Dummer Center for Women

Our Center (the LDCW) addresses the needs and aspirations of women. We welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members to engage with our programs and resources. These services foster the intellectual, personal, and spiritual development of women, in addition to promoting an open and diverse culture at the University of St. Thomas. The LDCW was established in 1993 by a special bequest from Dr. Luann Dummer’s estate.

Contact Us

Phone: 651-962-6119

Location: O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, Room 103
Office Hours:
Monday & Friday: 10a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Alison Bechdel

2024 Women's History Month Speaker

Alison Bechdel

Since 1994, the LDCW has hosted a Women's History month speaker in March, offering our community an opportunity to engage with a distinguished woman speaker.

Our 2024 speaker was internationally beloved and critically acclaimed cartoonist, Alison Bechdel. Bechdel's analysis has been popularized in common parlance, like the 'Bechdel Test,' a measurement of gender bias in film. Her graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, was adapted into a Broadway musical and won five Tony Awards.

LDCW Resources

The LDCW space offers resources for all members of the St. Thomas community!

The Center

With comfortable furniture, windows, and even a fish tank, the Center offers the campus community a quiet space to relax, reconnect, and rejuvenate.


The LDCW carries a vast collection of books—from novels to essays—that highlight women throughout history.

Art Collection

Inspired by Luann’s own collection, the Center holds diverse works including painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, book arts, weaving, quilting, beadwork, mixed media and a grave rubbing.
Many Voices current edition cover

Many Voices

Many Voices has been in publication for over 15 years, highlighting LDCW programming and amplifying voices across campus. Check out our latest issue!

Current Edition

Many Voices Past Publications

For additional past issues or screen-reader friendly versions, please contact the Luann Dummer Center for Women by email: