Student group books speaker on surviving domestic violence
A survivor of one of Wisconsin’s most notorious domestic-abuse cases is marking the 10th anniversary of her terrifying ordeal, and she’s scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday (March 5) in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. Teri Jendusa-Nicolai’s case attracted national attention in January 2004 when her ex-husband beat her with a baseball bat, tied her up in a sealed garbage container and left her to die in an unheated storage unit during a bitter cold snap. Police quickly arrested her assailant, unraveled the mystery of her disappearance and pinpointed her location while she was still alive. She lost parts of both feet to frostbite but otherwise had a solid recovery and now makes public appearances for domestic violence awareness. The student Good Times Programming Board is a co-sponsor with the campus healthy relationships task force.