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Clarke University opens new facility to public in open house

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A new facility at Clarke University in Dubuque was on display Sunday afternoon. Clarke University's Center for Science and Inquiry building opened in August. Sunday morning, the public was invited to tour the new addition to Clarke University. The facility is a $13 million dollar facility that is located on Clarke Drive and connected to Catherine Byrne Hall at the university.

Sr. Joanne Burrows is President of Clarke University. She says the building is all part of a master plan that was compiled for the university seven years ago.

"The master plan identified that one of the areas of greatest needs for facilities on campus was science facilities," Burrows said. "About 40% of Clarke's enrollment comes from students in science and health related fields."

The 46,000 square foot building provides students a space to learn, study and meet with teachers.

"Our goal is always to provide our students with the best learning environment that we can provide them. So this building actually touches every student because every student at Clarke has to take science classes." Burrows says.

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