Tuesday, Oct. 9

TUESDAY 10/9/2018

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ANNOUNCEMENTS / COLLEGE OPERATIONS / EVENTS

COMMUNITY / ARTICLES, CREATIONS, HONORS / UNCLASSIFIED ADS

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Board of Regents update

Faculty, staff and emeriti should have received an email from the Board of Regents Wednesday with an update on the presidential search. Those who did not receive the email should contact Julie, <julie>, to get added to the list.

Early voting information

Luther students received an email from vice president and dean for student life Corey Landstrom on Sept. 27 with information regarding voter registration and elections. For reference, this information is available via a Luther Google site. Early voting began Monday, Oct. 8, and a satellite polling station will be on campus 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Dahl Centennial Union. Eligible voters are encouraged to vote.

COLLEGE OPERATIONS

Fall break hours

Preus Library
Thursday, Oct. 11: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 13-14: Closed
Monday, Oct. 15: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 16: 8 a.m.-midnight

Regents Center
Thursday-Friday, Oct. 11-12: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 15-16: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Legends
Thursday-Friday, Oct. 11-12: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14: 1-5 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 15-16: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Aquatic Center
Thursday, Oct. 11: 7-9 a.m.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; No evening swim
Friday, Oct. 12: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 13-14: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 15-16: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union
Thursday-Monday, Oct. 11-15: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 16: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Welcome Center
Thursday, Oct. 11: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 13-14: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 15: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 16: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Book Shop
Thursday-Friday, Oct. 11-12: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 15-16: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Oneota Market
Thursday, Oct. 11: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12: 7:30-10:30 a.m. (closing early for staff day)
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 13-14: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 15-16: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Marty's
Thursday, Oct. 11: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday-Tuesday, Oct. 12-16: Closed

Nordic Brew
Thursday, Oct. 11: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday-Tuesday, Oct. 12-16: Closed

C-Store
Thursday, Oct. 11: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday-Tuesday, Oct. 12-16: Closed

Grab-N-Go
Thursday, Oct. 11: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday-Tuesday, Oct. 12-16: Closed

Cafeteria
Thursday, Oct. 11: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 12-13: 7-8 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 15: 7-8 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 16: 7-8 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-7:30 p.m.

Tuition Benefit program deadline Nov. 1

Luther is pleased to offer its faculty and staff a benefit that is highly unique in today's workplace: higher education for one's dependents. The Tuition Benefit program has a three-step application process available online.

Deadlines are as follows:
Nov. 1: Applications due
Dec. 1: Finalized list of colleges due
May 15: Confirmation form due

For complete information about the process and an application form, see the HR benefits website. Contact Scot Schaeffer, <schasc01> or 387-1430, with questions.

Davis Projects for Peace

Luther has been invited to participate in the summer 2019 Davis Projects for Peace. Since 2007, Luther students have carried out summer peace projects in 16 different countries around the world. Luther students, working alone or in groups, interested in designing and implementing their own grassroots projects for peace are encouraged to submit proposals of three pages or less by Jan. 14, 2019. Each project selected receives $10,000 in funding. For additional details and to receive application information, contact Jon Lund, <lundjon>.

'Mentoring Students of Color' webinar Oct. 30

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the webinar "Mentoring Students of Color: Building Relationships that Foster Cross-Cultural Understanding, Trust and Accountability to Their Success," at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Mott Room. The webinar will last approximately 90 minutes; feel free to bring food/drink.The webinar is being sponsored by the Luther College Council for Equity and Inclusion. Contact Kris, <frankr03>, with questions.

'Connect More Thrive More': Forgiving and living with Loren Toussaint

Because relationships are incredibly important to well-being, the Wellness Program's 2018 theme is "Connect More, Thrive More." Connecting is at the heart of building relationships at home, at work and in the community. Register to join Wellness at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 in Nobel for a lunch-and-learn conversation on "Forgiving and Living" with Luther's Loren Toussaint. Lunch is provided by Wellness for those who register by Monday, Oct. 15.  

Get recertified in mental health first aid

Been certified in mental health first aid and are wondering about recertification? Certification is good for three years from the date the course was completed. Take a full eight-hour course again when offered to get re-certified or complete on online re-certification for $29.95, which takes about 90 minutes. The online recertification can be accessed at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/re-certification/. Contact <counseling> with questions.

Mental health first aid training Dec. 10

Want to be a certified mental health first aider? A limited number of openings exist for staff members to participate in adult mental health First Aid 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, with a one-hour lunch on your own in Mott Room. MHFA teaches how to help someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Training is free for a three-year certification. Register here. Contact Bobbi-Jo, <molobo01>, with any questions.

Luther Serves is Oct. 20

Luther College Student Congregation volunteers will participate in the annual fall Luther Serves event Saturday, Oct. 20. Volunteers will work in morning shifts between 9:30 a.m. and noon and afternoon shifts from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Volunteers assist Decorah residents with yard work, light housework and other fall chores. The day's work schedule gives priority to Decorah residents who are elderly or disabled, but any resident in need of help may request volunteers.

HR news

Skip the cost of the emergency room or urgent care by using Teladoc. It costs less to feel better. The cost is $45 for a Teladoc General Medical visit. For the $750 preferred provider organization health plan, there is no out-of-pocket expense because it is a "routine office visit." For the high deductible health plan, there's a $45 cost, and it is applied to the out-of-pocket maximum (OOP). People who have met the OOP pay nothing. Teladoc doctors can diagnose and treat many non-emergency medical conditions. They can call prescriptions to a preferred pharmacy. Connect online at Teladoc.com, Facebook.com/Teladoc, by Mobile app Teladoc.com/mobile, or by telephone at 1-800-Teladoc.

United Way update

Luther employees are 40-percent to their United Way goal of $19,000, at $7,600. There's a long way to go but with support, the goal can be reached. Consider a donation to support one of the 20 partner agencies. Donations can be designated to a particular agency. Congratulations to this week's winners, Brian Solberg and Eric Runestad. One will get a sweatshirt donated by the Book Shop, and the other, a chair massage donated by wellness.

Undergraduate research presentation opportunities

The Dean's Office supports Luther students who are selected to present their research at either of these conferences: the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium at Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin, Nov. 9, or the Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 12, 2019. Interested students should contact the Dean's Office, 387-1005, Union 262.

Sign up for Oct. wellness screening

During 2018, employees and spouses covered by the Luther College Health Care Plan have additional wellness benefits and requirements. Sign up for the Tuesday, Oct. 16, blood screenings with Gundersen Health Systems here on campus by contacting Wellness, <wellness>.

Not Quite Free Lunch Oct. 9

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Nobel Room, sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check or Luther ID. The menu is American bounty vegetable soup, Greek balsamic vegetable wrap, spicy turkey biggie sandwich, garden pasta salad and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Connect more to thrive more during October

Wellness is promoting connecting more to thrive more this year. This month Wellness encourages people to take a few minutes each day to learn about connection, compassion and happiness with the October Happiness Calendar courtesy of Berkley's Greater Good Science Center. It has daily tips on connection and happiness in the workplace and with family, why humans need Halloween and more.

Office of Equity and Inclusion presents two workshops

Cultural Competency Part 2
Cultural competency focuses on an individual's ability to navigate and work across cultural differences. This is an opportunity to engage in dialogue and consideration of ways to shift individuals, groups and the college toward inclusive excellence both structurally and environmentally. This workshop is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Mott. Click here to register.

Implicit and Unconscious Bias
Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual's awareness and/or intentional control. Participants will engage in a series of interactive exercises to better understand the origins of unconscious bias and the ways that they are internalized. Explicit bias will also be explored. This workshop is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Mott. Click here to register.

Flupalooza is Oct. 9

The third Annual Norse flupalooza is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Williams Lounge in the Union. Coupons for a free cookie or coffee will be given to those Norse who help fight the flu. #FIGHTFLU and help protect yourself and the Luther community from the flu. The cost is $25 for staff and faculty, paid at the time of service by cash or check only. Students may charge the $25 to their student account.

Lawn spraying day Oct. 12

Luther will spray the lawns with herbicides to provide well-maintained, visually attractive grounds for Luther students, employees and visitors, and to control undesirable weeds on athletic fields. Weather permitting, the date for spraying is the evening of Friday, Oct. 12, with Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, set as back up days as needed.

In response to community requests, Ivan Hackman has established a no-spray "buffer zone" that will be observed around the pool lawn so that the play area for children is protected. Other no-spray "buffer zones" include the dike areas, edible landscape areas and the Sustainability House. Spraying will take place after normal work hours and on weekends. Questions can be directed to Facilities Services at <facilities>.

Update to Aruba wireless network

ITS is beginning the process of moving the Aruba wireless network to a new version of controller software. This upgrade will be done building by building. Upgrades are underway and begin at 6 a.m. Each building will experience approximately a 20-30 minute outage as their building is upgraded. To view the full schedule, visit the ITS Blog.

Have a U.S. migration story to share?

Have a U.S. migration story to share with students? Professors Melissa Martinez and Susan Schmidt are teaching Paideia 450 "Migration & Border Issues" in January. They'd like to incorporate 10-15 minute migration stories from faculty, staff and community members. All stories and backgrounds are welcome. Contact Susan, <susan.schmidt>, with stories.

Oneota Market closing early Oct. 12

Oneota Market is closing at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct 12, due to Staff Day events.

Upcoming nature walks

Enjoy spending time outdoors? Explored Luther's natural areas yet? The Outreach student workers, through the new Land Care Program, will lead a series of walks in Luther's natural areas. Join Kita, Anila and Susie to explore and connect with nature. The walks are at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. Meet on on the first floor of Sampson Hoffland Labs. Contact Anila, <banoan01>, or Kita, <dalyni01>, with questions.

EVENTS

Chapel this week

Built into the class schedule and rhythm of life at Luther, chapel is a time for the community to gather for song, reflection and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the CFL Main Hall. Faculty, staff, students and guests serve as speakers, musicians and artists.

Wednesday, Oct. 10: Anne Edison-Albright, Founder's Day Chapel, music: Nordic Choir
Friday, Oct. 12: Fall break
Monday, Oct. 15: Fall break

Home sporting events

Tuesday, Oct. 9: Women's soccer vs. Simpson 5 p.m.; volleyball vs. Central 7:30 p.m.; men's soccer vs. Simpson 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13: Football vs. Buena Vista 1 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 15: Men's soccer vs. Macalester 7 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Oct. 9: Faculty Artist Series: Carol Hester, flute, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall
Thursday, Oct. 11: Emeriti Colloquium: Richard Cole, "Research, Writing and Teaching at a Small College," 3 p.m., Mott Room
Friday, Oct. 12: Luther staff day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., CFL Main Hall

FAS: Carol Hester Oct. 9

Carol Hester will perform a recital titled "The Flute and Dietrich Bonhoeffer," inspired by the German theologian and pastor's connections to the flute. Luther faculty members Xiao Hu, piano, Philip Borter, cello, and Igor Kalnin, violin, join Hester in the recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Noble Recital Hall.

Money management workshop Oct. 9

This week's student success workshop, sponsored by Luther's office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion and the Catalyze Program, is money management held 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Mott/Borlaug. Pizza and refreshments provided. Contact Kimberly Nye, <nyeki01> or 387-1001, for more information. For assistance with accommodations, contact Sally Mallam, <mallamsa> or 387-1270.

'Research, Writing, and Teaching at a Small College' Oct. 11

Exploring what resources and conditions have fueled faculty research at the college, Luther Professor Emeritus Richard Cole will present a lecture at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Mott Room for the Luther emeriti colloquium. The event, titled "Research, Writing, and Teaching at a Small College," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

O'Connell to speak at Luther College Woman's Club meeting Oct. 16

Learn how the Senior Life Solutions program offered through Regional Health Services of Howard County helps seniors ages 65 and older deal with things like grief and loneliness through programs. Director Karla O'Connell talks at the next Luther College Woman's Club meeting 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Call Bonnie Warrington, 382-4288, with questions.

FAS: Peter Lingen Oct. 18

Peter Lingen will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Noble Recital Hall. Lingen's performance repertoire includes works by Paul Fetler, William Walton and Domenico Scarlatti. Lingen composes, arranges and performs music of his own in addition to teaching guitar and lute at Luther.

'Agents of Change' screening Oct. 18

In 1968, a group of students led the longest campus strike in the United States history in search of equality and social justice for the African American community. Today this event is seen as a starting point for the establishment of ethnic studies and social equality. Through the stories of the young men and women who lead the battle for a more relevant and meaningful education for African American students, "Agents of Change" is a film that examines the untold story of the racial conditions found on college campuses. A screening of the documentary is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Valders Room 206.

CSS: 'Frankenstein' Oct. 19

Aquila Theatre brings "Frankenstein" back to life in their performance of the Mary Shelley classic. They tell the story of the scientist, his creation and the question of the nature of innovation as they continue the Luther College 2018-19 Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.

Student recitals

Oct. 20
Junior Jackson Churchill will perform a trombone recital at 2 p.m.

Oct. 21
Senior Christopher Lange-Pearson will present a trombone recital at 2 p.m.

Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall and are followed by a reception. Recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Free screening of 'The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science' Oct. 21

Ken Burns' film, "The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science," will be screened in Olin 102 at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Blending historical narrative with contemporary patient stories, the two-hour film is a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare for 150 years—and what that can teach us about facing the challenges of patient care today. Introduction by Luther Regent Chris Gade, chair, department of public affairs at Mayo Clinic and Eric Olson from KSMQ Public Television.

'The Coddling of the American Mind' Oct. 23

Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist and professor of ethical leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business, will give the Farwell Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the CFL Main Hall. Don't have time to read Haidt's new book, "The Coddling of the American Mind?" Get a sense of his argument in this Atlantic article of the same name. Please encourage students to attend!  

COMMUNITY

Welcome new employees

Amanda Huinker started her position as interim tutor coordinator Sept. 18. Her office is Preus 108B, telephone 387-1151.

New positions

Sally Mallam started her new position as interim co-director of SASC. Her office is Preus 108C, telephone 387-1481.

Bruce Arendt started his new position as interim co-director of SASC. His office is Preus 108D, telephone 387-1688. 

Celebrations this week

Birthdays
Oct. 9: Travis Huinker
Oct. 10: Bach Fosaaen
Oct. 11: Luisa Sanchez de Deras
Oct. 12: Kris Agena, Daina Bond
Oct. 14: Heather Armstrong, Christina Vrtis
Oct. 15: John Androus, Rita Dykstra, Annette Laitinen

Anniversaries
Sept. 15: Scott Fjelstul, 30 years

Thank you for your service

Judy Boese, who has worked at Luther for more than 35 years, has announced her retirement, effective Oct. 26. We congratulate Judy and thank her for her dedicated service to the college. A retirement reception for Judy Boese will be held 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Marshall Lounge, adjacent to the lobby of the admissions office. Please join Judy's many colleagues and friends in wishing her a joyful retirement. 

Position opening

Full-time program coordinator: The music marketing team is looking for a full-time program coordinator to plan, coordinate and promote a variety of Luther music tours, festivals and special events. Responsibilities include planning, marketing and leading one or two ensemble tours each year; managing an annual Dorian Festival; serving as the operations manager for Christmas at Luther, managing music marketing websites and social media platforms; and coordinating marketing and planning projects with the director and associate director of music marketing. A four-year college degree is required.

Administrative assistant: Paideia program/English department is seeking a .75 FTE highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with strong interpersonal and written communication skills for a seven-hours-per-day, during the academic year, approximately 10-months position. The administrative assistant manages the daily operation of the Paideia office, including desktop publishing of the Paideia Reader and Paideia materials, production of the "Agora" and the English department newsletter. An associate's degree and five years applicable experience is preferred as well as aptitude to learning and using new technology with desktop publishing experience helpful.

Full-time assistant director of facilities: This position is responsible for maintaining cleanliness inside campus buildings and overall supervision of staff necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned to the custodial and grounds departments. The assistant director assists in budget preparation and acts as a backup to the director in their absence. Qualified candidates must have a combination of education and management experience equal to a minimum of eight years of experience in staff management. A baccalaureate degree is strongly preferred.

To view complete job descriptions and apply for all current openings, go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/.

ARTICLES, CREATIONS, HONORS

Tex A. Sordahl, Dawn M. Reding and Yifeng Zhang '17, a current University of Iowa graduate student, recently had their paper,  "Window strike mortality records of birds in northeastern Iowa" published in Iowa Bird Life, a quarterly journal of the Iowa Ornithologists' Union. The paper is based on 387 records from the Hoslett Museum of Natural History at Luther.

Kelly Sorenson has earned the Certified Gift Planning Associate certificate. The Gift College Certification program is designed to increase knowledge and expertise in gift planning, through a coursework requirement of 50 credits, along with successful completion of a CGPA exam.

Geophysical surveying was used this summer to study the prehistoric Oneota site and Effigy Mounds in northeastern Iowa. Through her summer research project, Anna Luber '20 and Linh Luong '21, are exploring these sites through geophysical surveying to provide a look into their structures without physically digging them up. The pair are working with Colin Betts on their project, "Multi-instrumental geophysical survey of two prehistoric earthwork sites in Northeast Iowa."

Sam Moyer '20, collaborated with fellow researchers John Kelly '21, and Laura Olson '20, as well as advisers Tommy Occhipinti and Eric Westlund to tackle the Parker's Square-sum conjecture for his summer research project. They were given a list of the numbers from 1-15 where each two adjacent numbers sum up to a perfect square and then given the objective of showing if this list was possible with numbers greater than 15.

UNCLASSIFIED ADS

For rent: Meticulously cared for split level home on .47 acres for rent. Two-car garage, four-bedrooms, three-bathrooms. Appliances included, fireplace in family room. Deck in rear, overlooking farm land. Fantastic location close to Luther College and local schools. Contact Wendy, 277-1252, for more details.

For rent: Two-bedroom apartment close to Luther. $625/month, available immediately. No smoking/no pets. Contact Michael or Leslie, 382-6527 or <smitmi01>, with inquiries.

For rent: Two four-bedroom apartments close to Luther. Available immediately. No smoking/no pets. Rent for one of the apartments is $650/month. The other apartment is $800/month. Contact Michael or Leslie, 382-6527 or <smitmi01>, with inquiries.

For sale: Techline bedroom furniture. Quality laminate bedroom furniture, antique white, in good condition. Twin trundle bed $125; two-drawer night stand $40; desk with two electric cord openings (5'x29"x30") $75; book case with four shelves $40; storage unit/headboard for twin bed, angled front $30; storage unite with two drawers, one drawer needs new glides $30; all six pieces for $300. Contact Jeff, <lescje01>, with inquiries. 

For sale: Oak table with three leaves. $70. Contact Deborah, <norlandd>, with inquiries.

Wanted: Looking to borrow/rent/buy an infant swing, rock-n-play and infant car seat. Contact Jon, <ailajo01>, with options.

Wanted: Housekeeper from Jan. 1-May 31, 2019. While away directing the London portion of the ACM's "London and Florence: Arts in Context" program, seeking a responsible caregiver for a charming, two-story 1917 Sears Roebuck house, garden and sweet, clawless neutered orange male cat, Manchester. Located in the heart of downtown Decorah. Housekeeper pays gas, power, water and $400/month rent (less than half of my own house payment); owner pays in advance for Manchester's food and care via veterinarian. Wireless internet, central heat and air, TV with DVD player (but no cable), washer and dryer available. References and signed contract, including security/damage assurances, are required. Contact Amy, <amy.weldon>, with inquiries.

EDITORIAL COMMENT

And finally...

The IRONMAN World Championship is Saturday, Oct. 13, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The first competition was held in Feb. 1987 on the Big Island, with 15 people competing and 12 crossing the finish line. The event blossomed when "ABC's Wide World of Sports" first covered the sport in 1980. Since then, triathlons have sprung up world-wide. Now held on the Saturday nearest the full moon in October, Hawaii's race boasts 1,500 competitors from 50 countries, with 8,000 volunteers and crowds as large as 25,000. The first-place man and woman each receive $70,000.