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Updated January 13, 2017

*** Closed on January 16  ***

Spots Remain for January 25 Wine Tasting: Knudsen Vineyards and the Development of the Oregon Wine Industry

Sign up now for this wine tasting that explores the fascinating history of the Oregon Wine Industry and Knudsen Vineyards in particular.

Learn about estate grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Page Knudsen Cowles, managing partner of this unique vineyard. You'll taste and compare different varietals vintages, including some no longer available to the public. All wines will be paired with delicious small plates from executive chef Beth Jones and the Campus Club kitchen staff.

The price is $55. Sign up via Eventbrite. Nonmembers welcome!
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Sign up now for Feast of Words with Erika Lee on January 26 at 5:00 pm

Tickets are going fast so sign up soon if you would like to join us for this popular annual event sponsored by Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Campus Club. This year's timely topic is "The First ‘Global Immigration Crisis’: History and Contemporary Issues." The speaker is award-winning American historian Erika Lee. She is Director of the Immigration History Research Center, and the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota.

On the menu: Salad of Roasted Cauliflower, Dates, Spinach, and Feta; Za’atar Spiced Grilled Chicken; Tomato, Squash, and Chickpea Curry; Basmati Rice with Lentils, Fried Shallots, Currants, and Almonds; and Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Citrus and Yogurt.

Tickets are $29 for adults and $15 for students. Nonmembers are welcome. Sign up via Eventbrite
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Wine Class February 28 - The Big Five B's of the Wine World: Burgundy, Bordeaux, Barbaresco, Barolo, and Brunello di Montalcino

They are considered the top five regions of French and Italian wine, and ironically they all start with B. They are also part of a small handful of regions that continue to produce wines that improve with age. Lastly, they produce some of the most expensive and sought after wines in the world.

We'll enjoy a short but comprehensive overview of all five regions, while tasting an EXCELLENT example of wine from the region we are discussing, giving you a crystal clear idea of what that region is all about. This will be a phenomenal line up. And as always, you'll enjoy tasty dishes from the Campus Club kitchen that pair beautifully with the wine.

Cost is $58. Members sign up online.

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Next Trivia Night is Wednesday, February 1

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 February 1, March 1, April 5.
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New Campus Club Membership Category:
Student Discount Member Rate

We are pleased to offer a new discount membership category for students. This new Student Discount Membership rate allows members to dine at the Servery and in the Bar and to attend club events like Scotch Tastings, Wine Classes, Pairing Dinners, etc. Students will also be asked to pay for food and beverage at the time of service and may not charge to their accounts. The membership cost is $50.

The Student Discount membership category does not include the privilege of reserving rooms or carrying a balance on the account. Students who wish to do that are now eligible for the regular $217 half price membership option for one year, so the cost would be $108.50 rather than $217 for their first year. This is the same deal offered to faculty and staff who sign up using payroll deduction.

For more information, contact Ann Holt at or 612-624-6626.
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New Hot Entrée in the Servery: Quinoa Bowl

In case you haven't heard yet, we have a new entrée in the Servery. It's hot Red Quinoa
with your choice of Chicken or Grilled Vegetables, served over
Mixed Greens, Broccoli, Radish, Cabbage, Carrot, with Champagne Vinaigrette. It is gluten free, dairy free, and can be made vegan.

Order the Quinoa Bowl at the sandwich station in the Servery or from the Bar Menu.
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Quinoa Bowl 

Winter Break Hours end January 17

We adjusted our hours in the Servery and in the Bar for the holidays and winter break. Regular hours resume again on January 17.

Tuesday, January 3rd-Friday, January 13th
Servery Hours: 11-1:30 pm
Bar: 1:30-7:00 pm

Monday, January 16th - Closed for holiday
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Nettie and Beth's Recipes Selected in Top 6 of Summer 2016 from Mill City Cooks

Chefs Beth Jones and Annette Colon were two of the local Chefs who created and demonstrated recipes at the ever-popular Mill City Farmers Market last summer. Of the 44 seasonal recipes the Chefs came up with,
six were chosen as favorites based on webpage and social media views. Of those six, half are from our very own Campus Club Chefs.

Here are three favorites:

Nettie - DIY Ramen Bowl
Beth - Mushroom, Greens, and Asparagus Pasta
Beth - Sweet Corn or Wild Rice Pancakes
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Thanks for your help with Photos for New Web Site (Coming this Spring)

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.

We want more
photos like this!
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.

Audrey Boyle
Molly Killian & Kort Oelkers
Lucy Reile & Justin Elston
Lynn Walker
Renal Division

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Departments: Reserve a Table for Lunch

If you are planning to send a large group through the Servery, let us know so we can reserve a table for you and have Guest Cards all ready for you. This will speed up the time it takes your group to go through the lunch line. 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.

For reservations in the West Wing dining room for lunch and to request Guest Cards, call our front desk at 612-626-7788.
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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!
1-4-17 Roasted Eggplant and Carrots with Avjar Sauce, Cardamom Rice and Yogurt Sauce
1-4-17 Daily Special
Roasted Eggplant and Carrots with Avjar Sauce, Cardamom Rice and Yogurt Sauce
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

From a guest at our Winter Solstice Happy Hour:

... Thank you for letting non-members attend the Happy Hour last night. A few of my colleagues and I went and we had a wonderful time!! Excellent drinks and appetizers.

The Numbers to Call

Front Desk: 612-626-7788 ♦ 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.