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Updated April 24, 2015

Join us for Mother's Day Brunch on May 10
Do you have plans for Mother's Day yet? Consider joining us here at the Campus Club for a fabulous brunch that mothers (and their families and friends) will love. These delectable spring favorites will be on the brunch table:

Herb Crusted Bison Sirloin with Oyster Mushroom & Shallot Demi-glace
Smoked Trout Eggs Benedict on MN Wild Rice Pancakes with Watercress Cream
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Grilled Cabbage and Onions
Broccoli, Fennel, Peppers & Cherry Tomatoes Roasted with Crushed Fennel Seed
Quinoa Salad with Grilled Ricotta Salata, Hazelnuts and Dried Blueberries
Fischer Farms Bacon and Berkshire Ham
Fresh Pastries and Fruit
Fabulous Desserts

Adults: $25.95 and Children: $13.50 Seating is from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. Sign up online or contact Ann Holt at 612-624-6626 or

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More info here
Come to the Annual Meeting on May 19
Make 2015 the year you attend the Campus Club's Annual Meeting. Learn the latest details on the Club’s fiscal health, membership statistics, and events. You will also enjoy food and wine compliments of the Campus Club kitchen and bar. The meeting is in Conference Rooms ABC.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 19 at 4:45 pm. RSVPs are not necessary but are greatly appreciated! RSVP to 612-626-7788 or to Ann Holt at

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Burgundy with Jason Kallsen on April 30 SOLD OUT
The core of Burgundy (just south of Dijon, France) produces what many wine experts consider the best Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs in the world. Join us as we explore the land, the soil, the people, the culture, and of course the wines of Burgundy. Wine educator extraordinaire Jason Kallsen will start with an overview of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, and how they came to be considered two of the great grapes of the wine world. Then we'll taste some incredible selections as we explore the key regions of Burgundy. You will learn how to read a Burgundy label, how to understand the vineyard ranking system (Premier Cru, Grand Cru, etc.), and how to best shop for Burgundy based on your personal tastes. Also included: Delicious appetizers that invoke the flavors and cuisine of the region. Cost is $55.
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More info here
Still Waiting for Winner of Terrace Contest

We're still waiting for the magic moment when over 25 people have lunch on the Terrace at the same time. This is our 12th year of the contest. It's too late to enter for this year, but pay attention so you can think about your entry for 2016! The first correct answer wins the Grand Prize:
Dues waived for 1 year for current individual members.

We almost made it to 25 people on Friday, April 17. It was a beautiful and warm spring day but it was also the day of the Spring Jam warmup concert in front of Coffman over the lunch hour. Several groups lunching outside elected to enjoy the quiet of the West Wing over the warmth and free concert on the Terrace!
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Desserts Galore in the Servery

Campus Club lunch-goers are enjoying an ever-changing collection of fantastic desserts prepared daily by Gladys Ortega and Annamarie Rigelman. From proven favorites to exciting new flavor combinations, desserts in the last few weeks have been wonderful and selling like, well, like the "hot" cakes that many of them are. Here's a sample of some of the wonderful desserts from the last few weeks: Apple Sweet Potato Pie, Blackberry Almond Tart, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Rum Raisin Mascarpone Cake, Devil’s Food Cake, Key Lime Pie, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Terrine, Milk Chocolate Pistachio Tart, Rice Pudding, Rosemary Honey Shoo-Fly Pie, Some-More Cake, Tiramisu, White Chocolate Cream Pie.

Gluten-free folks: we also have at least housemade one gluten-free cookie every day.

Stop by and see for yourself!

Tiramisu for you?

Learn about the Magna Carta in England this August

Campus Club members: as a benefit of your membership, you are invited to participate in a course being offered to members of ACUC (Association of College and University Clubs) by
CBL International. The course, “800 Years: Magna Carta” is being held August 23-29 at Oxford King’s College.
CBL is offering ACUC club member’s exclusive group discounts.

The Magna Carta is the most iconic document in world history. This course provides adult learners with essential knowledge about the issue of the Magna Carta, its implications, its effects on history, as well as other relevant and unique insights. Participants have the opportunity to examine Oriel College’s (University of Oxford, UK) own copy of the 1300 reissue of the Magna Carta. The course includes excursions to locations in London related to the document, including the Temple Church, the Magna Carta Temple at Runnymede, and a short trip to Worcester.

For more information, visit: Apply at: or contact them at:

Meet Our New Members
A warm welcome to Campus Club members who have joined in the last few weeks. We look forward to seeing you around the Club.

John Beyer
Anne Coetzee
Cheryl & Scott Cole-Hill
Martha Coventry
Robert Eddy
John & Heidi McGuire
Mark O'Leary
Brian & Stella Sick

If you know anyone interested in a Campus Club membership, have them contact Ann Holt at or 612-624-6626.

What is Today's Daily Special? How to Find Out

Every day our Chefs create a great Daily Special in addition to our fabulous selection of fresh housemade salads, soups, and sandwiches. There are several easy ways to see what the Daily Special entree and featured sandwhich are:

  • We tweet the special most days at 10:40 am. Follow us at @CampusClubUMN
  • Check the Daily Special page of our web site around 10:45 am, or wait until 11:40 when (most days) we post a picture of it.
  • Check the Facebook page around 11:40 am for a description and picture.
  • Come in after 11:00 am and read the chalkboards by the front desk.
  • March right into the Servery, go to the Daily Special station, and look for yourself!
4-22-2015 Pan-Seared Salmon with Colcannon Potato Cakes
4-22-2015 Daily Special
Pan-Seared Salmon with Colcannon Potato Cakes

Reminder: No Outside Food at the Campus Club

Remember, we do not allow food and beverage purchased elsewhere at the Campus Club. If you are going through the Servery or ordering in the Café Bar, you will find a great selection of entrees and drinks. If you are here for an event, the event contact will have preordered food and beverage for your group.

Thank you for your cooperation!
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Making Travel Plans? Check out Clubs in other Cities

The Campus Club is a member of the Association of College and University Clubs (ACUC). We participate in an agreement of reciprocity with fellow member clubs. Campus Club members in good standing may visit other clubs within the ACUC.

Learn more about that on our web site here.

If you visit another Club, let us know. We'd love to hear about it.

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See other Clubs.

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. If you need help recovering your username and password, call Ann Holt at 612-624-6626.

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Recent member quote: "It was easy to sign up for the Summer Wine Tasting"

Quote of the Week

From the contact for a recent large event in the West Wing dining room:

"I was so pleased and impressed with the staff members that I worked with on Saturday. Brent, Sasha, and Nick were fantastic… We took a long time to get everyone seated, we waited longer than we had originally planned to start the speeches, and then we asked them to stop bussing while the CEO was speaking, all of which slowed things down. And again, Sasha and Nick were right there the whole time communicating with me, letting me know what the best options were given the situation. I was very impressed with their team too. They all looked very nice in their white shirts and black pants and they were friendly and worked quickly and were able to provide answers to all of my questions.Working with your team was a wonderful experience!"


Events at the Club Today: the EMS calendar

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. You can also start the reservation process by emailing our Events office at

The Numbers to Call

Front Desk: 612-626-7788 ♦ Café Bar: 612-624-9136 ♦ Reservations for Dining: 612-626-7788

Room Reservations: 612-625-1967 ♦ Business Office: 612-625-9696 or 612-626-1510