University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Domestic abuse survivor will speak Sept. 30

The University Program Council, a division of Student Government, in conjunction with the UND Women’s Center  invites the public to hear Teri Jendusa Nicolai speak on domestic abuse at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl Monday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m.

Nicolai was beaten with a baseball bat by her ex-husband, placed in a garbage can, and then left for dead in a storage locker in 2004 during a cold, harsh winter in Wisconsin. Their two little girls sat in the front seat of her ex-husband’s pickup as this was happening. As a result of her injuries, she lost her unborn baby with her second husband. She also lost all her toes to frostbite.

She survived. ABC covered her story on 20/20, and newspapers told the horrific story of domestic abuse and attempted murder. She now speaks to law enforcement agencies, middle schools, high schools, colleges, and shelters. Please join us as Teri shares her experience and talks about the various signs of domestic abuse.

-- University Program Council