Clarke University has received a $1,000 grant from the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, with the support of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, to purchase Japan-related instructional materials.The materials will support Clarke’s new Scholars Program seminar, which will focus on Japan. Clarke’s Nicholas J. Schrup Library will match the $1,000 grant to purchase library resources including databases, books, music, literature and audio, etc. The grant will allow Clarke to buy a variety of materials related to the economy, culture, social issues, art, dance, religion, drama, music, language, literature and other related topics about the country of Japan and its people.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.