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UWSP calling for artists to honor campus' native history

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is looking to permanently honor the people that were previously on the land.

The university is inviting artists to submit design ideas for a piece of art that pays tribute to the campus' Native American roots.

A temporary sign had been set up in December 2020.

School officials say they hope the new memorial will stand out and serve as a teaching opportunity for future students.

"It was important to honor the Ho Chunk, Menominee, Potawanomi, and Ojibwe who were buried beneath the campus. Another part of this is to educate the university community and the greater community," said Rob Manzke, Chief of Staff for the Chancellor.

The first wave of submissions will be accepted through February 14. For more details on submission, click here.

The piece of art, whether it's a painting, sculpture, or otherwise, will be located near the University Center and Old Main.

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