NACOGDOCHES, Texas — “Something To Chew On” is Stephen F. Austin State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs’ newest series, which is designed to stimulate open dialogue about current issues among the campus community.

The series’ first installment is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza, with the second event planned for Oct. 17. The series is free and open to SFA students, faculty, staff and the community.

“The idea is to introduce topics and ideas that provoke deeper thinking,” said Veronica Beavers, OMA director. “We want students to learn something from the discussions and walk away with a different point of view.”

The first event will focus on “Equality: What does it really mean?” and will feature videos to offer different perspectives on the issue. Participants also will be able to engage in interactive activities, and food and prizes will be offered.

Kristine Cross, OMA student ambassador and event coordinator, hopes “Something To Chew On” is a catalyst for open discussion and change.

“The event’s purpose is to encourage participants to learn how they can demonstrate diversity and open mindedness in their daily and professional lives,” Cross said.

For more information, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073 or