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Teaching kids about money

Conversations about money can be sensitive, particularly when your kids are age 12 and under. Some parents believe that young children should be spared from any discussions regarding money, and wait to teach their kids about money until they’re more grown-up. In reality, the right conversations early on can give kids a foundation for financial literacy. By teaching your children sensible habits about saving and spending, you can set them up to handle money wisely their entire lives.


Scientific Modeling: our scientists in portrait

This spring Public Affairs asked professional photographer Shauna Stephenson to capture our scientists in portrait, and we are ready to share her beautiful work with the staff at Ames Laboratory.  All are welcome to drop by and see the new portraits for the first time on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Desserts and coffee will be served. Afterward, the portraits will be hung in their permanent location in the first floor hallway, TASF.


Benefits Open Change Coming Soon - Mark Your Calendars!

The Benefits Open Change period to elect or change your health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and eyewear plan for the upcoming plan year (health and dental only for post-doctoral associates). is coming up soon.  Even if you are not planning to change your benefit elections, it is a great opportunity to review your benefits and beneficiaries


Flu shots available beginning Oct. 5

Occupational medicine staff will administer flu shots at no cost to employees (while supplies last) weekdays, from Oct. 5 to Oct. 16 (9 a.m.-4 p.m., 205 Technical and Administrative Services Facility). No appointment is necessary. Bring your ISU ID card to the shot clinic and wear a short-sleeve or loose-fitting shirt for better access to your arm.


ISU vanpool provides cheaper commutes

  You may have seen a white Iowa State University van parked at the north end of Ames Lab Lot 28A across the street from Metals Development. At 4:00 p.m. sharp every day, Ames Lab engineering technician Dale Meyer hops behind the wheel of that van, picks up people at various spots on campus and heads south down I-35. The next morning, that same group makes the return trip to Ames from the Windsong Theater parking lot in Johnston as one of six University-run commuter van pools.



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