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Updated November 20, 2015

Live Jazz Tuesdays - Next up: Mill City Jazz
Join us on Tuesdays until March for music in the lounge. These are informal gatherings for members to relax and enjoy a midweek breather during the busy academic work week. You'll have a chance to hear some fine local musicians in a comfortable lounge setting. The first few sessions with the fabulous Lisa Carney Anderson Trio and Mill City Jazz have been wonderful. 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!

No need to sign up, just show up. Bring your colleagues and friends!

Mill City Jazz at 9-18-15 Member Happy Hour

Lisa Carney Anderson Trio at Campus Club 11-2-15

Top: Lisa Carney Anderson Trio
Bottom: Mill City Jazz
Full schedule here
Trivia Booming - Join us December 9, 5-7 pm for a Night with a Winter Theme
The second trivia event hosted by Trivia Mafia on November 11th was a huge hit. We had great turnout and gave away a lot of prizes, including some special James Bond themed prizes for that evening only. 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.

On December 9, in addition to questions in a range of categories, we'll have some questions with a winter theme. We'll have some special wintery prizes and drink and dinner specials to warm you up. Winter should be in full swing by then... will you?

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. It's fun, informal, and a great way to relax with friends and colleagues. 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. There's no sign-up, just show up! This is for members and their friends/colleagues (even if they aren't Campus Club members).

Trivia will continue on the second Wednesday of the month. Mark your calendars now for all upcoming dates: December 9, January 13, February 10, March 9, April 13, and June 8. We're skipping class in May.

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Details here
Reserve Your Spot Now: Winter Beer Dinners in Bar December 10 and December 22

We're having twi special Winter Beer Dinners in the Campus Club Bar on Thursday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 22. Make your reservations now to make sure you get a place for this fabulous meal. Spots are selling fast.

Chef Beth Jones has come up with a delicious three-course meal inspired by seasonal English pub fare.
Bar Manager Sasha Hulsey picked a beer to match each course. Here's the menu!

- Roasted Root Vegetable salad with Shropshire Cheese, Winter Greens, Toasted Hazelnuts and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette. Paired with Indeed Stir Crazy Winter Ale.

- Steak and Ale Pie with Oyster Mushrooms and Leeks. P
aired with Insight Devils Companion Porter.

- Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Sauce. Paired with Fair State Toque.

Seatings every 15 minutes starting at 5:30.
Call Ann or Sasha with questions:
612-24-6626 or 612-624-9136. Sign up online or call 612-626-7788.
Sign up or call to
reserve your spot now.
Holiday Wine Class with Jason Kallsen on 12/16
Celebrate the holiday season with our ever-popular annual Holiday Wine Class. This year's class is on Wednesday, December 16 at 5:45 pm.

As he does every December, wine connoisseur Jason Kallsen will show us some great options for making the holidays truly festive. Jason will describe (and we will sample) a variety of sparkling wines and a flight of dessert wines. The best part: Jason also shares where to buy these great wines locally.

Chef Beth Jones will provide a selection of delicious appetizers from the Campus Club kitchen.

Sign up online or call 612-626-7788.
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Details here
Next Drink & Knit is December 17 at 4 pm
Cast on with us 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 then join Executive Director Ann Holt for some nice late afternoon knitting and conversation. It's an informal and fun chance to relax while you work on your latest project in the company of like-minded souls.

No need to RSVP! Just show up and bring friends and colleagues.
New Servery Menu a Hit - Find Out for Yourself

Have you tried any of the items on our new Servery Menu? We began offering some new menu items in the Servery in September. The response has been a big thumbs up. We have added a Rachel Sandwich, a delicious Lamb Burger, a Pot Roast and U of M Raclette Sandwich, a Tempeh Tantrum Meltdown, and more. Don't know what a "Tempeh Tantrum Meltdown" is? Come find out. We have a few other surprises for you, in addition to our usual roundup of house-made salads, soups, and fabulous desserts. Check out the Servery menu here

We also continue to have an ever-changing and amazing selection of house-made desserts at lunchtime. Some recent delicacies include: Pear Galette, Monkey Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Peanuts, Tiramisu, Apple Cake with Custard Sauce, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Chocolate Crème Fraîche Cake, and much more. Available daily also are freshly baked cookies.

We''re offering free samples of new items and desserts as time allows. To find out in the moment, follow us on Twitter at #campusclubumn.

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Pastry Chef Gladys handing out samples of Molasses Meringues with Peppermint Sprinkles
Try the Pasty, Asian Rice Bowl, Tacos, and More on New Bar Menu (Now with Wine & Beer Pairings too)

Our new Bar Menu debuted this week. It now includes fabulous new wine and beer pairings. We've added some new items and kept some old favorites as well.
Are you a fan of Poutine? That's a Quebecoise tradition: French Fries with a topping. We're topping it with Local Grass-Fed Pot Roast, Demi-Glace, and Redhead Creamery Cheese Curds. Also coming, the Roasted Oyster Mushroom Dip that many folks tasted at our September 17 Member Happy Hour. Also new: Hummus and Grilled Vegetable Panini, a Lamb Burger, Asian Rice Bowl, Fish and Chips, and MORE. Check out the Bar Menu here.

The Bar is open from 2 pm until 7:30 pm weekdays. Come for a drink, Happy Hour, or dinner.

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Asian Rice Bowl from the
new Bar Menu
Chef's Corner: Our Chefs in the Community!
On November 24, we are providing food for a Hunger Banquet Event on food security sponsored by Project Food Security, the Food Recovery Network and International Agriculture club. For this interactive poverty simulation event, the Food Recovery Network and International Agricultural Club are teaming up to sponsor an Oxfam Hunger Banquet.

When guests arrive, they are assigned a class (first, second, or third) and will eat like that class for the night thereby getting first-hand experience with the value of food security.

We are proud to participate in this event along with one of our favorite suppliers Ferndale Market.

To attend the Oxfam Hunger Banquet, sign up here.

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Sample plates from a
Hunger Banquet

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.
Dept Guest Card

Individual Guest Card
End of Semester Employee Appreciation and Retirement Events Booking Fast
The Campus Club Events office is busy booking many retirement, end of semester, and employee appreciate events. If you need to plan any of these or other similar types of events in one of the beautiful Campus Club rooms, now is the time to start. contact Jane, Jenn, and Liliana in the Campus Club Events Office at or 612-615-1967.
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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.

Anna Bredsten & Matt Nelson

Brinsley Davis & Alexander Wohlhueter
Hsang Hsiung
Lisa & Bill Jansen
Caryn Korman
Katherine & Thomas Lindsay
Mary & John Rapacz
Molly Turnquist

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!
11-6-15 Wild Rice Dolmade in Eggplant Curry with Cilantro Chutney
11-6-15 Daily Special
Wild Rice Dolmade in Eggplant Curry with Cilantro Chutney
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 a recent corporate event:

"I just wanted to check in and say our event was great! Everyone had a really good time, and loved the space with the beautiful view of the outdoors. Your staff were excellent, and very friendly and helpful throughout the night. It was very nice, and thanks again to all the staff at Campus Club for their hard work resulting in very satisfied customers."

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