Updated April 23, 2014

Wines of Southwest France with Chris Osgood
Wednesday, May 1 @ 5:45

In addition to being semi-famous as the founding force behind the Suicide Commandos and as the Vice President of Organizational Development at McNally Smith College of Music, Chris Osgood also imports French wine!

It started when Chris and his wife purchased a dwelling in the Cahors region of southwest France. He got to know the local vintners and added Wine Importer to his resume. Join family, colleagues, and friends for a stimulating and educational (of course) evening with Chris as he shares personal stories about his appreciation of some excellent wines. We will sample 5 reds and 1 white.

$40 Includes appetizers. Reservations are required.
Please call 612-626-7788 or RSVP online (see below).

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11th Annual Terrace Contest ended April 21.

Here was the question: When will be the first weekday we have over 25 people lunching (at the same time, but not necessarily in the same party) on the Terrace? The first correct answer wins the Grand Prize.

No one entered the correct date of April 21. Although it was a windy day a temperature of 67 drew over 25 people to enjoy the Terrace.

So sorry , but no one won. Better luck next year!

Terrace Contest 2014

Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 11 - Seating from 11:00 - 1:30

- Beet-Cured Salmon Eggs Benedict on Pumpernickel Crostini
with Dill Hollandaise
- Fischer Farms Bacon and Maple Coil Sausage
- Thousand Hills Grilled Tri-tip with Green Garlic Horseradish Cream
and Demi-Glace
- Potato and Roasted Cauliflower Gratin with U of M Cheddar Breadcrumbs
- Asparagus with Lemon Oil
- Chard, Pepper and Watermelon Radish Slaw with Champagne Vinaigrette
and Sunflower-Flaxseed Brittle
- Fresh Fruit and House Made Pastries and Desserts

$25.95 or $13.50 Children. Reserve soon for your preferred seating time.


Call 612-626-7788
or RSVP online.

A Celebration of Viennese Food and Music
Thursday, May 15 - 6:30−9:00

On what we hope will be a beautiful spring evening, we invite you to join us at the Campus Club to learn—using ALL of your senses—about the cuisine and musical heritage of Vienna, one of the world's most beloved cultural cities. Co-sponsored by LearningLife.

The evening will begin in the Club's West Wing, with its panoramic views of the Mississippi River, and a special dinner of Viennese favorites created by Executive Chef Beth Jones.

Our special guest and instructor for the evening will be renowned musicologist and author, Daniel Freeman, whose award-winning research about Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has appeared in numerous publications and is the subject of Freeman's recently published book, Mozart in Prague.

$65. RSVP to LearningLife. Click here for a colorful flier to share with friends.

Daniel Freeman

For more information or to register,
visit the LearningLife website,
or call 612-624-4000.

Ask Ann

How can I become a "Celebrity Bartender" and win friends and influence people?

Ann says, "It is very easy. Start by going to the Gather Round the Tap page. Scroll down and you'll get the details.
Many departments and units have used this as a good reason to get together and celebrate.

You don't actually have to serve drinks. One of the main duties is
to stand around and look good."

Celebrity Bartenders 2012

What's On Tap in the Bar?

Surly Furious is clearly the favorite tap beer in the Bar. You may have heard that Surly is building a destination brewery not far from campus. You can view progress here. Also on tap: Members and guests have been appreciating Bell's Two-Hearted and Bad Weather Brewing Windvane (red ale).

Get the Beer List and Specialty Cocktail Selections here.

See the entire menu and new Wine List here.

Here is a good article about Hops in Minnesota featuring U of M scientists.

Best Wedding Venue 2013-2014

The Campus Club was awarded the "Best Venue 2013-2014" by the Twin Cities Wedding Professionals (TCWP) at their 5th Annual Glimmer Gala on Wednesday, April 9th.

TCWP is a group of wedding professionals in the Twin Cities who network, build relationships, and refer business to each other. The Campus Club hosted the August 2013 TCWP meeting.

We are thrilled to be honored by this group and plan to hang the award in the Club, probaly in the Bar Lounge.

Campus Club Jane Kerr and Jenn Hultman
Campus Club Staff
Jane Kerr and Jenn Hultmann

Horizon Study on The Terrace - May 5-9

The University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology is conducting a study of how the horizon affects body stability. Professor Thomas Stoffregen has studied the role of the horizon on land and on ships at sea. The new study, which will be conducted on the Campus Club Terrace (unlike a ship at sea), focuses on older adults (55 years old or greater).

Members and/or their guests are invited to participate in the study before or after lunch during the week of May 5-9. Participants will be tested individually and testing takes no more than 10 minutes per person.

Member Log On

Campus Club members are now able to log on to a secure part of the website. You can view and print your statement, check your account balance, and pay online. You can view the Club calendar and sign up for Member Events like Wine Classes or Mother's Day Brunch. Primary members received an email from ClubSoft (our vendor) with your user name and password. That gives you access to the secure site. Check it out here! Call Ann or Phil if you have questions. Recent member quote: "I logged on, checked my statement and paid my bill. It works great for me."

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Easter Brunch was Sunday, April 20.

Easter Brunch was a big hit!

Once again, Executive Chef Beth Jones created a wonderful menu for our traditional Easter Brunch.
Puff Pastry Nests with Poached Egg, Asparagus, and Crab Hollandaise
Fischer Farms Fresh Ham with Rosemary, Roasted Garlic, and Demi-Glace
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Onions and Chard
Fischer Farms Maple Coil Sausage and Bacon
Rabbit Patch Salad with Beet Dyed Eggs and Champagne Vinaigrette
Fresh Fruit and House Made Pastries and Desserts

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Please note: Spring Semester Hours

- Servery Hours: 11:00 - 2:00 weekdays

- Menu Service at Lunch: 11:00 - 1:30 weekdays

- Bar Hours: 1:30 - 8:00 weekdays


Coming Up:
Events for Members and Their Guests

April 1 - Water Tasting (Canceled due to lack of pressure)

April 20, 2014 - Easter Brunch
Call for seating times or RSVP online. (See above)

May 1, 2014 - Thursday at 5:45 RSVP online
Wines of Southwest France II with Chris Osgood

May 11, 2014 - Mother’s Day Brunch

Call for seating times or RSVP online. (See above)

May 13, 2014 - Tuesday at 4:45 - Campus Club 103rd Annual Meeting

May 15, 2014 - Thursday at 6:00 (reserve through LearningLife)
Learning Life: A Viennese Evening with Daniel Freeman

June 3, 2014 - Tuesday at 4:30 - The U & Brew III
(open to non-members)

Call 612-626-7788 to RSVP for all Member Events. Or reserve online.

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The Campus Club is Tweeting.

Follow us if you want to learn of the Daily Chef's Specials. We will also let you know which interesting beers are on tap and in bottles.

Follow us for Daily Specials and other updates.

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The sun has returned to the Terrace!

Direct sunlight has returned to the Terrace and is gradually creeping southward. The snow is gone until it returns. Tables and chairs are in place and cushions are at the ready for a rain-free day.

We don't anticipate many people on the Terrace in the very near future due to cooler and wetter weather, but the week of April 28 looks promising.

See Terrace Contest above.

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ACUC Spotlight -Amsterdamse Academische Club Universiteit van Amsterdam

"The Amsterdamse Academische Club (AAC) has over 800 members and is mostly visited by employees, alumni and students of the university.
Our goal is to form a bridge between academia, society and business. Debates and informal gatherings occur weekly." The website is in Dutch.

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Click here for information about
Reciprocal Privileges through ACUC.
Quotes of the Moment

"Yes, this was our last meeting for this year. We will certainly want to book again for next year. I will get back to you with the exact dates. Please let all of the staff know that the Thirty-Niners have been very pleased with the good care that all of you take of us. We very much value having our meetings at the Campus Club."

What's Happening at the Club Today

You can see what events are scheduled at the Campus Club by using our web-based event management system (EMS). You can not only check for events, but you can also request a room online.

What's for lunch today? Many members use Today at the Club as their bookmarked page for the Campus Club.

The Numbers to Call

Front Desk: 612-626-7788 ♦ Bar/Lounge: 612-624-9136 ♦ Reservations for Dining: 612-626-7788
Room Reservation Information: 612-625-1967 ♦ Business Office: 612-625-9696 or 612-626-1510
Membership: 612-625-1442

Official Website Policy: If you find a typo, you get a free cookie or the equivalent if you are the first to send an email to Phil to claim your reward. Broken links also count.