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CU System briefs (10/03/2011)
* PERRYSBURG, Ohio (10/4/11)--Students and faculty at the Penta Career Center, Perrysburg, Ohio, joined credit union leaders from Northwest Ohio to introduce an online version of the financial education reality game, Finances 101: "Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk." A $26,000 grant from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation (OCUF) enables students to play the game virtually in classrooms and living rooms across the country. They can learn at their own pace, while diving deeper into the meaning of monthly debt commitments and linking to resources for more information. The game was created by the Northwest Chapter of the Ohio Credit Union League to provide real-world money experiences to high school students. Since 2003, nearly 6,400 students in Ohio have participated in the in-person version of the simulated "game of life." The online version allows users to select a male or female avatar, which is assigned a job based on the user's anticipated education level and career fields of interest, and proceed through real life situations. The grant was used to partner with WGTE Public Media, which provided technological resources to develop the online version and host the site … * DUBUQUE, Iowa (10/4/11)--Dupaco Community CU was named one of the top five mid-size employers in Iowa by the Des Moines Register (Sept. 18) as a result of a free, voluntary employee survey conducted by the newspaper in partnership with Workplace Dynamics to identify the top 25 employers in the state. The same survey also garnered Dupaco President/CEO Bob Hoefer recognition for his leadership. Survey respondents rated the importance of attributes such as feeling appreciated, being paid fairly and being listened to, then rated their employers on each statement. Dupaco had a 94% employee participation rate. Roughly 117 companies participated …


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