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Updated February 11, 2016

Carnaval Beer Dinner is TONIGHT!
Our Winter Beer Dinners were such a success that we are offering another one on February 11. Join us as we appreciate how Carnaval is celebrated around the world: the general idea of Carnaval being, of course, delicious and hearty food with fabulous libations to match. Here is the menu our Chefs and Bar Manager have created for this fun evening:

- New Orleans Style Fried Oysters with Cocktail Sauce. Paired with Ballast Point  Grunion Pale Ale.
- Feijoada: Brazilian Black Bean and Pork Stew with Rice, and Garnished with Orange. Paired with Indeed Mexican Honey Imperial Lager.
- Bomboloni/Krapfen Warm Fried Doughnuts with Chocolate Sauce and Jam. Paired with Fair State Lactobac 10.

Seatings between 5 and 7 pm. Cost is $30. RSVP online or call Ann at 612-624-6626 or Sasha at 612-624-9136. Not a member? Call us to reserve a spot.

Details here
Next Up for Lounge Music: Mill City Jazz on February 16
Join your colleagues and friends for live music in our Lounge on Tuesdays until mid-March. These are informal gatherings to give you a chance to relax and enjoy a midweek breather during the busy academic work week. Come hear some fine local musicians in a comfortable lounge setting. We dim the lights and put on some linens. Musicians include the fabulous Lisa Carney Anderson Trio, the mellow classic sound of Mill City Jazz, and the creative new sound of The OK Factor.  See the full schedule for this year here.

Great Happy Hour specials are available, as well as our full Bar Menu. Join us for an early evening of music, drinks, snacks, or even dinner! This is a wonderful way to connect with colleagues and friends.

No need to sign up, just show up. 
Mill City Jazz at 9-18-15 Member Happy Hour
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Mill City Jazz
on February 16

Full schedule here  
Mark Your Calendar - Next Trivia is March 9

Many folks have been attending (and WINNING PRIZES) at our trivia nights hosted by Trivia Mafia. We are seeing a growing number of people each session enjoying a relaxing evening, nice prizes, and of course a great selection of drinks, snacks, appetizers, and dinner. Every Trivia night, first prize is a $25 Campus Club gift certificate for each member of the winning team. Second prize is $15 gift certificates. Third prize: bottles of wine for each member of the team.

Not familiar with the world of bar trivia? It's like the game Trivial Pursuit but with teams and a live host. A host from Trivia Mafia asks questions from a range of categories and teams compete to get the most right answers. Laughs are pretty much guaranteed, not to mention a chance to show what you know and learn something new.
Come with a team or come solo and we'll put you on a team. This is for members and their friends/colleagues (even if they aren't Campus Club members). No need to sign up, just show up. Come early to get a good table!

Trivia will continue on the second Wednesday of the month. Mark your calendars now for all upcoming dates: March 9, April 13, and June 8.

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Details here
We LOVE our Members and our Event Planners - Join us for Lunch the Week of February 15

Members - Stop by February 15 for some yummy chocolates! We'll have lots on hand to show you how much we adore you.

If you're not a member but you plan events for your department, we'd like to invite YOU to lunch the week of February 15 to show you our appreciation for booking events here with us.
Come 11:00 am- 2:00 pm from February 15 to February 19. Stop by the front desk to pick up your VIP pass that will allow you to buy your lunch without a membership. If you would like to meet any of the Campus Club Events Office staff, let us know you are coming. We'd be happy to answer your questions, give you a tour, or just say hello! Email us at
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We love our members
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Sign up Now for February 17 Wine Class with Jason Kallsen: Exploring the Wines of Chile and Argentina
Join us for an evening of exploration and fun! We'll learn about the fascinating history, unusual economics, and unique microclimates that make the wines of Chile and Argentina so varied (and so good!). We'll also learn about the latest changes in the Chilean and Argentinian wine industries and how this can translate to a bigger bang for your buck locally. Wine connoisseur Jason Kallsen will lead this class and Chef Beth Jones will provide wonderful appetizers to complement the wine selections.

Cost is $40 per person. Sign up online or by calling 612-626-7788.

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Details here
Knitters - Rise up and Join us February 25

Tired of knitting alone? Join Campus Club Executive Director Ann Holt for the next session of "Drink and Knit" in the comfy chairs and couches in the Campus Club Lounge Corridor. Grab a drink in the Bar and relax with some nice late afternoon knitting and conversation. It's an informal and fun chance to enjoy time with like-minded souls while you work on your latest project.

No need to RSVP! Just show up and bring your friends and colleagues
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Bourbon and Scotch Tasting - Friday, March 11

Do you know the difference between Scotch and Bourbon? We'll taste both in this class and explore the subtleties of the distilling (and blending) process. Campus Club bar manager Sasha Hulsey and Scotch enthusiast John Saucke will lead us through this class. We'll start close to home and see what is going on with some of the new, artisan producers of Bourbon in the USA. Then after a break for some delicious food, we'll finish with three drams of traditional, Scottish single malt favorites.

-Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
-11 Wells Prototype Bourbon
-High West Campfire Whiskey

Glengoyne 17 year old
-Macallan 12 year old
-Highland Park 12 year old

Cost is $58 per person. Sign up online or by calling 612-626-7788.

Details here

Campus Club featured in Minnesota Meetings & Events Magazine Article "Venues with Sweeping Vistas"

We're thrilled to be mentioned as one of the six "Venues with Sweeping Vistas" in Minnesota Meetings & Events Magazine's Winter Edition. The article starts on page 32 of the digital PDF. Find us on the last page of the article. Check out the fabulous view of our Terrace in the summer. With no snow and summer sunshine, it looks pretty inviting. As most of you know, the view from the West Wing and the Dale Shephard room is wonderful too. If you haven't been up recently, come check out the view of the new US Bank Stadium.

Read the article here. Let us know what you think!

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Find us on page 34
of the PDF
Take Out from Bar Menu - What a Great Idea!

Did you know you can get items from our Bar Menu to go? It's true. You can. Just come to the bar, place your order, and our kitchen will pack this up for you to take home. The Asian Rice Bowls, the Pasty, and the Walleye, Shrimp, or Braised Beef Tacos all travel particularly well.

When you're next heading home after a long day at work and you need to pick up dinner en route, consider the Campus Club bar!

Asian Rice Bowl
Asian Rice Bowl
from our Bar Menu
Please Use Guest Cards in the Servery

We wanted to remind those of you who host (and plan) lunches here at the Campus Club that each guest who goes through the Servery at lunch time needs to have their own Guest Card. Each guest should present their Guest Card to the cashier as they exit the Servery. That way our cashier knows how to charge each meal.

We prefer you not tell people to "stick together" and share one card. This can get confusing for our cashiers. It can also be awkward for your guests, especially if it's a busy day.

There are two kinds of Guest Cards: one for Department memberships and one for personal memberships. They have slightly different information but work the same way! Let us know if you have questions about that.

When you book a room through the Events Department or a table through our front desk, we will ask if you need Guest Cards. The answer is "Yes" unless you have a set of your own to use.
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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.

Ryan Adams & Brandon Larson
Ashley Boerner & Dylon Hauer
Charles Betz & Suzanne Magdalene
Barbara Bruhn-Ding
Julius Donnert
Lindsay Glesener
Perry Hackett
Drew Rosielle & Sarah Thompson

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 sandwich 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!
1-28-16 Sweet Potato, Oyster Mushroom, and Poblano Corn Tacos with Lentil Soup
1-28-16 Daily Special
Sweet Potato, Oyster
Mushroom, and Poblano
Corn Tacos
with Len
til Soup

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

Quote of the Week

From the contact for a smaller recent University event:

Thanks for all your help! The event went great and your staff was very helpful and responsive to our needs.

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