MARC SEMINAR SERIES 11TH INSTALLMENT
MIGRATION, ASSIMILATION, AND ADAPTATION OF THE PEOPLE OF PALAU ON GUAM
BY VICTORIANO “VIC” APRIL, CONSUL GENERAL OF PALAU
Hagåtña, GU, January 9, 2019 - The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) at
the University of Guam announces its 11th installment in a continuing seminar series, next featuring a
lecture by Palau Consul General Victoriano “Vic” April on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 beginning at 6:30
p.m. at the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) Lecture Hall on the UOG campus.
Abstract: With a desire to further their education, and to gain financial stability many Palauans moved
to Guam in the early 1950s. Some came as students, others as young couples and still others as young
families, sometimes with elderly relatives. Vic April will speak about the struggles some experienced
while adapting to a new culture, language and life on Guam away from traditional ways of Palau. And,
yet the successes of many.
“The seminar series was implemented as a way to promote the Micronesian Studies Program
and encourage interest in the people, culture, history and language in this region,” Monique
Cariveau Storie, PhD Interim Dean Learning Resources & Micronesian Area Research Center
Vic will also talk about attending the University of Guam, where he received a Master’s in Micronesian
Studies, as one of the earliest graduates of the program. Afterward, he became a resident of Guam and
served as Guam’s territorial archaeologist until his retirement from GovGuam.
Doors opens at 6 p.m. Lecture begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the College of Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences (CLASS) Lecture Hall on the UOG campus.
The lectures are open to the public, free of charge and held on the second or third Tuesday of every
month as announced. The lectures are prerecorded by Rlene”Live” Productions and aired later on
YOUTUBE and the Guam Legislature Channels: GTA 21 and Docomo 117.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019