NACOGDCOCHES, Texas –– The Stephen F. Austin State University Office of Multicultural Affairs will discuss “Transitioning from the Unreal to Reality” during its fall installment of the Something to Chew On series, beginning at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.101.

The open discussion will focus on current college students returning to campus in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, how the pandemic affects students’ mental state and how it alters the way they live their lives. Students also will discuss what they have learned throughout the pandemic and what they believe needs to be resolved in the world.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is changing us all,” said Veronica Beavers, OMA director. “By providing this space for discussion, we can learn from each other and how to move forward. Our goal is to educate participants while also encouraging them to gain new perspectives on various issues.”

In lieu of a speaker, two OMA student ambassadors, Chinye Nwaobi and La-meria Seriale, will facilitate the open discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided.

Held each semester, Something to Chew On is an open dialogue and interactive activity that focuses on topics of concern to the local and global community.

Those interested in attending virtually can do so on Instagram Live at omasfa1991. If special accommodations are needed, fill out an online accommodations request form.

For more information, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073 or by email at To see OMA’s slate of fall events, visit