News Briefs: WSU Students Raise Money for Troops to Call Home

    For the troops in Iraq, a phone call home is a much anticipated event.  Weber State University students wanted to help the troops do just that by raising money for Operation Uplink, an organization providing free calling cards to U.S. troops abroad.  Students from the Student Alumni Association and Student Activities raised more than $900 and also collected items such as batteries and snacks to send to the troops. Operation Uplink is a foundation created by Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Donations can be made online at or by visiting any Wells Fargo Bank branch along the Wasatch Front.

CONTACT: Becky Thompson ,(801) 626-626-6564  ·

Grocery Guru to Share Money-Saving Tips

Ken Roesbery, better known as the Grocery Guru, will share his money-saving tips with Weber State University students and community members.  Roesbery will speak to WSU personal finance students at 8:30 a.m., April 22, in the Wattis Building’s Smith Auditorium (room 207). The public is welcome to attend the free presentation and learn more about cutting grocery bills. The “guru” has created a plan to help consumers save money on their grocery bills, including planning meals based on weekly grocery sales.  Roesbery says he can save families $5,000 a year on groceries.  Visitors to his website,, can review grocery store ads and create shopping lists for each store. 

CONTACT: Kyle Mattson, (801) 626-6974  ·



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