(Honolulu, HAWAI'I)--She’s running to fight obesity, diabetes and heart disease. She’s running for her family.

(Honolulu, HAWAI’I) – University of Hawai’i Assistant Professor Dr. Fa’anofo Lisa Uperesa will deliver the keynote speech at the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance spring signing, Wednesday, April 17. at the Elks Club Lodge 616 in Waikiki.

In a press statement issued yesterday, PIAA says it hosts the only state-wide signing event in the U.S. during the spring. Twenty-five students are registered to sign letters of intent and scholarship agreements April 17.


(MANOA)--Messages in Samoan, Tongan and Hawaiian can expect to be seen among multilingual preservation posters that are in the works for Preservation Week at Hamilton Library, April 23-27.

The theme is “Pass It On." To mark this week, the Library will offer a series of special activities set for 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 23 through Saturday, April 27 in the first floor lobby.

(AUCKLAND)--Much to the delight of devoted fans, the highly anticipated third book in Lani Wendt Young's Telesa Book Series, is closer to becoming a reality. Its beautiful cover art was released early this month and book three, "The Bone Bearer" is due out in late July.

"The design is by Talia Brown of Talia Design, photographer is Penina Momoisea and model is Stacie AhChong Levi. All fiercely fabulous Samoan women," Young told tautalatala.com from Auckland. "It's 100 percent Samoan made."

(HONOLULU) – The University of Hawai‘i has vital responsibilities for the first space launch from the State of Hawai‘i, which is scheduled for October 2013. When the Super Strypi missile takes flight from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua‘i, it will be carrying a satellite designed by University of Hawai‘i faculty and students. UH will have also played a significant role in getting that satellite into space.

(FRESNO, Calif.)--Immigration is a huge issue for Samoan and Pacific islanders residing in the U.S. With the help of California attorney Leah L. Tuisavalalo, tautalatala.com will host an all-new immigration blog -- "Ta'iala" -- to assist the islander community make sense of the often daunting immigration laws of the U.S.

It was seeing the life changing effects of obtaining lawful status that led Tuisavalalo to take up immigration law.

(MEDIA RELEASE—American Samoa Visitor’s Bureau)—Two new tourist brochures showcasing the Territory’s U.S. Naval & World War II history and shopping will be available next month.

The first, the ‘American Samoa U.S. Naval History and World War II Guide’ showcases the rich naval connection the islands had for over 50 years and the key role the U.S. Naval Station Tutuila had as the command center in the defense of the Pacific Islands stretching from Wallis and Futuna in the west to the French Polynesia in the east.

(TELESA MEDIA RELEASE)—They first met and fell in love in high school. Sixteen years, two children and one successful business later – they are still very much in love. And as of Saturday March 23, they are the new faces for the TELESA book series.

Married couple, Stacie Ah Chong – daughter of Tiumalu Papalii Caroline Paul-Ah Chong & Gaono Randy Ah Chong and Malu Alesana Levi, son of Lavea Malagamalii Fosi Levi & Matautia Rula Levi – have lent their traditional tattoos to the Young Adult book series which continues to gain fans worldwide.