Campus Briefs

World War 2 veteran’s letters

Rosanne Bliss, niece of Grand Forks native and WWII veteran Vernon Ellingson, will be giving a presentation on the history of her uncle and his service during the war.

Bliss, her sister and her brother-in-law wrote a book called “My Way Through World War II: Letters Home to North Dakota,” which was publised in 2010. The book is a compilation of the letters that Ellingson wrote to his family back home in Grand Forks while he served in the military.

Drafted in March 1942, Ellingson was a member of the 90th infantry division. After serving, he returned to Grand Forks and worked for the Grand Forks Post Office.

The presentation by Bliss is set for 7 p.m., Sept. 24, in the Chester Fritz East Asian Room.

Domestic abuse survivor speaking on campus

Teri Jendusa Nicolai, a survivor of domestic violence, is coming to campus to speak out against domestic abuse.

Nicolai’s ex-husband beat her close to death with a bat and left her for dead in a storage locker during a winter in Wisconsin. As a result of the cold, she lost the life of her unborn child.

After surviving the incident, Nicolai’s story received extensive coverage from the media, including a story on ABC’s “20/20.”

Nicolai will speak in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl on Sept. 30, at 7 p.m.