By Mike Leischner
Commuters going up and down Stewart Avenue near Marathon Park will notice a little more purple in the color scheme along the street.
City and county leaders held a joint news conference with UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson to officially reveal the sign for the newly re-named UWSP Wausau campus on Wednesday.
"It means new programs, new undergraduate programs, and graduate programs. It means a new vibrancy. It means new services for students and a great opportunity for this community and Central Wisconsin," said Patterson following the reveal.
Full integration of the Wausau, Stevens Point, and Marshfield campuses is expected to be completed in the next 18 months. When completed, Patterson says students will be able to register for classes at any of the campuses at any time. "You won't be transferring between the three campuses, it's all one university. It will be seamless."