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Updated February 21, 2017

   
Sign up SOON - 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 or call
call 612-626-7788.
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Join us for Japanese Whisky versus Scotch Class on Friday, March 10 at 5:45 pm

This class will explore the rise in popularity and accessibility of Japanese Whisky. We'll look at the history of whisky in Japan, various styles of whisky and how Scottish Whisky producers have influenced flavor profiles and distilling methods.

You'll sample drams of the following, along with fabulous food pairings from the Campus Club kitchen:

  • Glenlivet 18 YO
  • Hakushu 12 YO Single Malt
  • Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt
  • Glen Garioch 12 YO
  • Nikka Coffey Grain
  • Mars Iwai Black Label
Cost is $55. Members sign up online or call call 612-626-7788.

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Greek Independence Day Wine Pairing Bar Dinner on March 30 - What a great menu!

We are hosting another pairing dinner in the bar on March 30. This time we're celebrating Greek Independence Day. Consider signing up soon; our pairing dinners have been selling out quickly!

We're hosting a three-course meal, each paired with a perfect wine selection. Course One: Feta Psiti--baked feta with chili, lemon and olive oil, served with pita, cucumbers, roasted cherry tomatoes, and olives. Paired with Greek Wine Cellars Assyrtiko (Santorini). Course Two: Lamb Kleftiko--roast lamb in parchment with potatoes, tomatoes, onion, lemon and herbs. Vegetarian Option- Stuffed eggplant with tomato and haloumi over gigantes plaki (stewed gigante beans). Paired with Chrisohoou Xinomavro (Naoussa). Course Three: Semeli--orange, almond and yogurt semolina cake. Paired with Samos Muscat Kourtaki (Samos) and Greek Coffee.

Seatings are between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Members, sign up online or call 612-624-9136. Nonmembers, call us! Let us know what time you would like to come.

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Next Yoga is Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:45 am

We are happy to announce the return of morning Yoga to the Campus Club, starting Wednesday, February 1st. This is a five-week session. Nonmembers welcome so bring your friends and colleagues.

Our instructor for the February session is Jen Neveau. Jen has been a certified Yoga instructor since 2014. Her approach to yoga is firmly rooted in the notion that yoga is for everyone (and every body), aiming to create a comfortable and lighthearted atmosphere for her Vinyasa classes. Off the mat, she is a web developer, dog lover, and maintains an avid interest in local food and craft brews.


Classes are free for members, and only $5 for non members! No need to RSVP. Just show up and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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Next Trivia Night is Wednesday, March 1st

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 March 1 and April 5.
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New Computer Systems at the Campus Club

We are excited to let you know that we are getting a suite of new back office computer systems at the Campus Club. We'll be rolling out several new modules that we think will improve our ability to serve our customers well. The new systems will roll out over the next few weeks.

We're getting a new web site too, including a new members-only portion where members can check their account status, sign up for upcoming events, and more.


We'll keep you posted as we move forward!
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Book Your End-of-Year Events Now

The Campus Club Events office has already booked many end-of-year events. If you need space for a graduation, retirement, or any other event in April or especially May, we urge you to contact us now to reserve your room. Dates are filling up fast. If you are thinking of booking, now is the time!

Contact the Events office at ccevents@umn.edu or 612-625-1967 to start the planning process.

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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 acholt@umn.edu or 612-624-6626.
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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.

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

Gretchen & Paul Ambrosier
Lisa Thomas & Jean-Pierre Richard
William Donohue & Jane Prohaska
Institutional Research

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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!
2-20-17 Lemongrass Steamed Walleye with Stir Fried Vegetables and Cornercopia Sunflower Sprouts
2-20-17 Daily Special
Lemongrass Steamed Walleye with Stir Fried Vegetables and Cornercopia Sunflower Sprouts
   
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 ccevents@umn.edu.
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From a contact for a reception held monthly to the Events Office team:

Working with you guys makes my life easier - thanks!


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 acholt@umn.edu or 612-624-6626.