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Updated September 26, 2016

All Aboard for Wine Travel the Sommelier Way: Wine Class with Jason Kallsen on October 20

In this class Jason will show you how to plan and execute a perfect wine vacation. We'll tour through six major wine making regions of the world, learn the dos and don'ts of wine travel, and taste some great wines. We'll also serve some delicious appetizers from Chef Beth Jones and the Campus Club kitchen.

The class is Thursday, October 20 at 5:45 pm in the West Wing. Cost is $40.

You don't need a passport, but you do need to need to register! Sign up online or call
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Morning Yoga is back on Wednesday, September 28

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.

Our instructor on September 28 will be Jen Neveau. Jen first started yoga as a student in 2012 looking for a workout. Instead she found a practice that touched every aspect of her life and she completed her certified yoga teacher training in 2014. Her approach to yoga is firmly rooted in the notion that yoga is for everyone (and every body). She aims to create a comfortable and lighthearted atmosphere in her classes.

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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Minnesota Mycology: Small Plate Soirée on October 4 from 6-9 pm

The Campus Club is hosting a wonderful event on October 4 in conjunction with LearningLife in the College of Continuing Education.

Hen of the Woods. Chicken of the Woods. What’s the difference? Kathy Yerich will lead a discussion about some of the species found in Minnesota and detail the characteristics essential to their identification. As she presents, Chef Beth Jones will serve small plates that feature locally sourced wild and cultivated mushrooms, including oyster, shiitake, hen of the woods, and more. A special treat: lion’s mane, a cultivated and wild variety that has the taste and texture of crab meat.

In addition to offering tips on how to use mushrooms in your own cooking, the soirée will include a visit from a gourmet mushroom cultivator, and other fun(gi) surprises. Throughout the evening, a cash bar will feature wines, beers, and cocktails with suggested pairings for the courses.

Space is limited. Cost is $65.00. Register by September 30 by calling 612-624-4000 or by visiting

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Next Trivia Night is October 5

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. Come see why! We had a good turnout last night at our first 2016-2017 Trivia Night. Join us next time.

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 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 October 5, 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, and Geology (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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Campus Club Chefs at Mill City Farmers Market: Links to Recipes

Campus Club Executive Chef Beth Jones and Demi Chef Nettie Colon will be two of the Mill City Cooks at the Mill City Farmers Market this summer. They'll be doing cooking demonstrations in the train shed patio using local and fresh ingredients for sale at the market. Stop by and say hello on these dates:

10/1 - Beth
10/15 - Beth

Here's what Beth and Nettie have made so far, including links to the 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

Beth and Nettie will also be cooking at the Mill City Farmers Market Annual Benefit on Sunday, September 11. More information about that is here.

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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 - It's a Bumper Crop!
A warm welcome to Campus Club members who have joined in the last few weeks. We look forward to seeing you around the Club.

People are joining in droves. Remember, if you refer a new member to the Campus Club, you get a free lunch.

Kate Adamala & Aaron Engelhart
Nicole Basta
Daniel Biros
Janet Bishop
Maurice Dysken & Signe Midelfort Dysken
Mark Fiecas
Everett Flynn
Rachel Hardeman
Tim & Katerina Kamenar
Andreas Keiling & Beverly Smith-Keiling
Ryan & Ashley Mays
Mike & Anne McNaughton
Michael O'Leary
Jonathan Oliver
Lisa Pogoff & Jeff Zuckerman
Emilian Racila
Paul & Laura Serafini
Kimberly Turner & Kevin Rush
Susan Wei
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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!
9-21-16 Rice Crepes Salad with Smoked Salmon, Cornercopia Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Radish
9-21-16 Daily Special
Rice Crepes Salad
with Smoked Salmon,
Cornercopia Tomatoes,
Cucumbers, and Radish

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 a UMN retiree about our Drink North Happy Hour on September 14:

It was delightful! Thanks so much for these events.

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.