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Updated October 20, 2016

Sign up Now for "Scotland's Oldest Distilleries" Class on Friday, November 4 at 5:45 pm

Join us for a class that will delve into the whisky motherland, Scotland and its greatest export - the 'water of life'. We'll look at the history of some of the venerable distilleries and examine why the region and some specific producers have stood through such a long test of time. How do they change, or how do they stay the same in a competitive spirits modernity? A comparative tasting will spur our discussions and virtual walk through the various Scotch territories. We’ll explore the following distilleries: Auchentoshan, American Oak (Lowlands); Bowmore 15, “Darkest” (Islay); Balvenie, Caribbean (Speyside); Glenmorangie, Lasanta (Highland); Talisker, Storm (Islands);Glen Scotia, Victoriana (Campeltown)

Cost is $58 and includes samples of the Scotch and a generous buffet of appetizers from the Campus Club kitchen. Sign up online or call us at 612-624-6626.
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Sample Great Food & Drink at the Heavy Table Green Line Checklist Grand Finale October 26 at 5:30 pm

We are partnering with our friends at The Heavy Table for a fabulous event on October 26 from 5:30-8:00 pm. Join writers James Norton, M.C. Cronin, photographer Becca Dilley, and artist Wacso for a virtual tour of 75 restaurants along the Green Line light rail line. They documented every non-chain spot on University Avenue from Rice Street and the Green Line terminus in Minneapolis at Washington Avenue. The Green Line Checklist is The Heavy Table's follow-up to their popular survey of independent eateries on Central Avenue.

Small plates from the Campus Club kitchen and specialty cocktails from our bar based on the flavors of the many great restaurants along University Avenue will be available for purchase. We're serving Bahn Mi, Borscht, Lentil Sambusas, and Falafel. Drinks include the Persian Sphinx (Sumac-Infused Skaalvenn Distillery Vodka, Pomegranate Juice, Velvet Falernum, and Fresh Lime Juice), the Tom Khallins (Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin, Coconut Milk, Kaffir Lime Juice, and Ginger-Sesame-Chili Simple Syrup), a fun non-alcoholic Chè Mango (House Made Mango-Green Papaya Shrub, Tapioca Pearls and Soda Water) plus several more. Come see!

Nonmembers are most welcome! This event is free but please RSVP here.
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Sign up Soon for Day of the Dead Pairing Dinner in the Bar on November 1 - Spots Filling Fast!

Come celebrate Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) here at the Campus Club. Day of the Dead is a national holiday in Mexico, and celebrated by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. We're honoring the day by serving a fabulous three-course dinner paired with specialty cocktails.

Chef Nettie Colon has created a gorgeous menu which inspired Bar Manager Sasha Hulsey to craft unique and delicious drink specials to accompany each course:

First Course: Savory Shrimp Churros & Lime Piquin Chile Aioli paired with Pineapple-Nopal Agua Fresca with Fidencio Clasico Mezcal.

Second Course: Chicken & 3 Moles (red, white & green) Paired with Habanero Blood Orange Margarita with El Nivel Tequila.

Third Course: Mayan Chocolate Tamale & Cinnamon Honey Ice Cream Paired with Spiked House Made Horchata with Far North Alander Rum.

Cost is $35. Seatings from 5:00 to 6:45 (7:00 pm slot is full). RSVP online or by calling 612-624-9136.

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Celebrate the Return of Sweater Weather! Next Drink and Knit is November 2 at 4:00 pm

Join Campus Club Executive Director Ann Holt for the next session of "Drink and Knit." We'll be in the cozy couch area of the Campus Club bar. Grab a drink 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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Join us for Free Wednesday Morning Yoga Wednesdays until November 16

nd your work-life balance by attending our new morning Yoga classes at the Campus Club in our beautiful West Wing dining room. The view of downtown in the early morning is a perfect backdrop. Classes are led by Instructor Margie O'Loughlin. Margie brings a life-time of movement experience to her yoga teaching and does a great job of leading beginners and more advanced students alike. The summer session at the Campus Club include basic yoga poses taught in a simple flow style, incorporating elements of Qigong, meditation and breath work.

Classes are free for Campus Club members. Guests are just $5 and can pay at the door. Members, please RSVP online or call 612-626-7788. Nonmembers, call 612-626-7788 so we know you are coming.
Bring a yoga mat and wear loose comfortable clothes.

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Next Trivia Night is November 9

Have a lot of answers but no one is asking you questions?
We can help you with that. Come to Trivia Night! We are thrilled to resume monthly trivia events hosted by our friends from Trivia Mafia for a second season. Trivia Mafia is the largest and most popular bar trivia company in the midwest. We're seeing a good crowd for these trivia evenings. Come see why!

Come with a team or come solo and we'll form teams. We'll have some fun Happy Hour drink specials as well as some great appetizer specials. You can win prizes too. You don't need to sign up. Just show up at the bar. If you have questions, contact Bar Manager Sasha Hulsey at 612-624-9136.

Trivia will continue on the second Wednesday of the month. Mark your calendars now for November 9, December 7, January 11, February 1, March 1, April 5.
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Join the Monday Interdisciplinary Lunch Group
In 2003 when the Campus Club reopened, an interdisciplinary lunch group emerged. It included faculty and staff from Civil and Mineral Engineering, the Medical School, Astronomy, the Carlson School of Management, Electrical Engineering, Geology, and College of Liberal Arts (who all sat at adjacent tables in the old dining room). This group has met continuously for lunch on Mondays in the small meeting rooms 409-411, sustained by a common interest in spending a lunch hour in conversation with faculty, staff, and community members outside one's own discipline.

The present group wishes to extend an invitation to faculty and staff to join their Monday lunches. Professor Emeritus in Geology Paul Weiblen has handled reservations and scheduling for the group. He will be happy to provide further information on the group. Reach him at or 612-331-7755.

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Need Photos for New Marketing Materials and Web Site - Thanks for your Help!

We will be getting a new web site next spring and we're also in the process of updating our marketing materials. What does this mean for you? Well, it means we hope you will look upon us kindly if one of our staff is shooting photos! We are hoping to get more photos that reflect the Campus Club tagline "Where the University Community Meets." That means we want to take photos of our members enjoying our wonderful food, meeting, working talking, laughing, etc.

If you aren't comfortable being in a photo, just let the photographer know, but if you are, thanks for your cooperation.

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Great Recipes from Campus Club Chef Demos at Mill City Farmers Market

Campus Club Executive Chef Beth Jones and Demi Chef Nettie Colon were two of the
Mill City Cooks at the Mill City Farmers Market this summer. They did cooking demonstrations in the train shed patio using local and fresh ingredients that were for sale at the market. Beth and Nettie look forward to participating in this wonderful market again next summer too.

Here's what Beth and Nettie cooked up last summer. Click on the links for some awesome recipes (and some great photos):

5/14 - Beth - Mushroom, Greens, and Asparagus Pasta

5/28 - Beth - Braised Beef with Rhubarb Kimchi
6/11 - Nettie - Heirloom Bean & Wild Rice Salad
6/18 - Beth
Argentinian Sausage Sandwiches with Chimichurri and Beth's Baked Money Beans.
7/16 - Nettie - DIY Ramen Bowls
8/6 - Beth - Sweet Corn or Wild Rice Pancakes
10/15 - Beth - Curried Potato, Apple & Leek Soup and Sausage and Lentil Soup

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Check out the List of Member Events
for 2016-2017

We posted the list of upcoming member events through April 2017. We have a lot of fun and exciting new events for members. Check out the Upcoming Events page of our web site for the complete list. Wine Classes, Scotch classes, Beer Dinners, Trivia Mafia, Vodka pairings, a Prohibition Repealed Dinner, and so much more!

We're still finalizing a few dates and details will be coming closer to the time of each event... but we recommend you put some of these fun events in your calendar!

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Mark your calendar! 
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.

Know anyone interested in membership? Have them contact Ann Holt at or 612-624-6626. Remember, if you refer a new member to the Campus Club, you get a free lunch.

Ben Boomer
Judson & Aleya Champlin
Jeremiah Dean
Erik Goebel
Rashne Jehangir
Katie Moes
Claire Graham & Dale Olesen
Carmen Real & Marcos Peluso
Due Yang Thao
Steven Webster

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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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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!
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10-14-06 Falafel Plate
with Lemon Yogurt Sauce, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Marinated Olives
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"


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 
Quote of the Week

Said the contact for a recent conference:

Thank you so much for a lovely dinner and a very happy memory! Plus, the rainbow you ordered over the Minneapolis sky could never be replicated!!

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

Interested in a Campus Club membership? Contact Ann Holt at or 612-624-6626.