Clarke University will add exercise equipment to its fitness center through the generosity of the Dubuque Racing Association. The DRA provided Clarke with a $10,000 grant in its latest round of awards. Clarke will use the money to purchase an elliptical training machine along with other state-of-the-art equipment. “Our campus community appreciates the support from the DRA for cardio and weight room equipment,” said Curt Long, Clarke University director of athletics. “Students, faculty, staff and fitness members benefit from these enhancements.”For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318. Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.