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Black History Month 2016: 15 Interesting Facts About Famous African-Americans And The February Celebration

Are you ready to learn? Black History Month begins in the U.S. Monday, and the observance, celebrating African-Americans’ achievements and contributions to the country, runs throughout February. Although some chapters of the national story are famous — such as the one centered on Jackie Robinson’s debut as the first black Major League Baseball player... See More.

New Circus Flora executive director named

As they usher in their 30th year, Circus Flora, is pleased to announce it has appointed Larry Mabrey as its next executive director. Mabrey assumed the role last week and will work in collaboration with Jack Marsh who continues as Artistic Director of the circus. Board President, Ken Christian, remarked, “After an extensive search we... See More.

St. Louis Theater Circle Awards announces 2015 nominees

The St. Louis Theater Circle released its 2015 award nominees on Friday and HEC-TV has your exclusive look. The productions leading the nominations were Stages St. Louis’ production of “Anything Goes,” with nine nominations, and Stray Dog Theatre’s “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” with seven nominations. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis led all companies... See More.

Business, educational districts join forces

Thanks to the leadership of Consortium Chair Dr. Thomas F. George, chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the Cortex Innovation Communities have joined as members of the Higher Education Consortium of Greater Metropolitan St. Louis. “We are extremely enthusiastic about this new, formal partnership between our educational and... See More.

Is your toddler ready for reading lessons?

By Gerry Everding Even before they can read, children as young as 3 years of age are beginning to understand how a written word is different than a simple drawing — a nuance that could provide an important early indicator for children who may need extra help with reading lessons, suggests new research from Washington... See More.

15 of January’s best books to read when that snow inevitably falls

Once upon a time. Call me Ishmael. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A good year, like a good story, deserves a fabulous beginning. And this January 2016, new books make up a veritable plethora of fantastic reads to start your year off right. Above all, this month’s literary docket... See More.

A Letter from the Director

Happy New Year Higher Education Consortium members, You have an unprecedented opportunity in 2016 that I urge you to explore. The synergies between HEC-TV and the Consortium reached historic proportions in 2015 and you can benefit from that momentum in 2016. Our Kids Rock Cancer documentary with Maryville University was aired on 130 Public... See More.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am