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Remembering the 70th anniversary of V-E Day

Today is the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) and it’s a great day to thank a veteran. V-E Day is a public holiday celebrated May 8 that marks the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi German’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. In other words, it […]

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How to make your mama her own terrarium in 7 easy steps

It’s time for round two of Mother’s Day gift ideas! Don’t forget to stay tuned for new DIY projects for your mama every day until Sunday, May 10…that’s right…Mother’s Day. What you’ll need: clear glass or plastic container (kitchen canister, jar, fishbowl or tank, etc., and lid), clean and dry pea gravel or polished rocks […]

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Contemporary Art Museum Summer 2015 Opening

  ST. LOUIS — The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis kicked off their Summer 2015 season Saturday, which includes four separate exhibitions that fill the front room and main gallery of the museum. Occupational Therapy, organized by Kelly Schindler, Associate Curator, encompasses a wide range of media—including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, and video—from the […]

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Celebrating Big Ideas, April 2015

Ladue View and Ladue Schools Today programming combined create the only high school produced show on HEC-TV.

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President’s Symposium: Relevancy of HBCUs in Today’s Higher Education Landscape

  Harris-Stowe State University put on a number of events recently in honor of the inauguration of Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, the university’s 19th president. At the age of 37, Warmack is also the youngest serving president of a four-year university in the nation. One of the featured inaugural events was a symposium exploring the […]

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Panel discussion: ‘Women in the Art World’ March 31

Legacy of pioneering A.I.R. Gallery topic of lecture ST. LOUIS — In 1972, a group of 20 New York artists founded the A.I.R. Gallery — the first nonprofit cooperative exhibition space for women artists in the United States. (The name was a punning reference to the phrase “artist in residence” and the book “Jane Eyre.”) At […]

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St. Louis MetroMarket to Take the Fight to End Hunger on the Road

Saint Louis University receives grant to help combat food deserts in St. Louis ST. LOUIS — Saint Louis University recently received grant funding to tackle the health impacts of living without easy access to grocery stores and healthy food. Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman Ph.D., chair of Saint Louis University’s department of nutrition and dietetics; Jeremy Goss, a […]

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Greater St. Louis Book Fair announces 2014 grant recipients

St. Louis — The Greater St. Louis Book Fair, one of the largest and longest-running book fairs in the Midwest, announces the 2014 grant recipients. Thousands of area children will benefit from this iconic St. Louis event. The Fair, entering its 66th year, is run by volunteers and proceeds are used to fund area nonprofit literacy […]

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Education Topics from Miriam School, March 2015

From Miriam School, we tell you about the community’s support of Ferguson, Missouri’s new education commissioner and a kitchen turning teens into “angels.”

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Building for the Future, February 2015

Ladue View and Ladue Schools Today programming combined create the only high school produced show on HEC-TV.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame inductions announced

What:   Induction Ceremonies of the St. Louis Walk of Fame Ceremonies are about 15 minutes.   A four-piece ragtime band will play prior. Who:     Christine Brewer – in person!  Apr. 29, 2015 6134 Delmar in The Loop Who:     Frankie Muse Freeman – in person! April 16, 2015 6138 Delmar in The Loop Who:     Lee Falk – widow+daughter flying in to accept! Apr. 28, 2015 6142 Delmar in The […]

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Washington University Prison Education Project begins at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center

By Liam Otten Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.    -The Odyssey of Homer (translated by Robert Fagles) It is 10 a.m. on a Wednesday morning, and Robert Henke is leading 15 students through “Text […]

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Hundreds of St. Louis students gather to discuss racial understanding and equality

ST. LOUIS — Students from high schools all over St. Louis gathered to discuss race issues and ways to overcome the region’s deep racial divides at a student summit in January. The students were supposed to present their ideas to a larger group, and at the end of the summit, students were to vote for what […]

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Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River to open Sunday at SLAM

Click here to watch the video. ST. LOUIS — Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River will open this Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. This exhibition brings together the river paintings and drawings of George Caleb Bingham, for the first time in decades. Dubbed “the Missouri artist,” Bingham (1811-1879) […]

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World Premiere of HEC-TV's Kids Rock Cancer

  For a few magical moments, kids undergoing the pain and emotional challenge of cancer treatment have a chance to step away from their daily routine and instantly transform, from patient to rock star. These young musicians write and record original songs in the unlikeliest of places: their own hospital room. The musical interludes are […]

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If Facebook use causes envy, depression could follow new study says

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Browsing Facebook has become a daily activity for hundreds of millions of people. Because so many people engage with the website daily, researchers are interested in how emotionally involved Facebook users can be with the social networking site and how regular use can affect their mental health. Now, researchers at the University of […]

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CSIS National Defense Expert Speaking at Southeast Feb. 11

  CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Anthony H. Cordesman, the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), will speak at Southeast Missouri State University Feb. 11 as part of the 2014-2015 University Speakers Series. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. […]

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Internationally renowned dancers to join COCA artistic team

Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd Retire from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Lead COCA Dance Program as Co-Artistic Directors of Dance ST. LOUIS — On January 9, 2015, COCA-Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis announced Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd, currently principal dancers with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will join the organization as […]

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St. Louis Art Museum upcoming exhibits

  St. Louis — The Higher Education Channel was at the Saint Louis Art Museum Tuesday to take a sneak peak of the current and future exhibits coming to St. Louis. Take a look at the exciting new works coming soon:   Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life February 7–September 20, 2015 Gallery 336 Thomas Cole is widely […]

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‘Sam Durant: Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C.’ exhibit at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

ST.  LOUIS — Monuments and memorials occupy complicated and often contested spaces of national identification. They commemorate tragic events. They honor the victims of wars, colonization and revolutions. But they also celebrate ideals of national power and unity in ways that shape our collective identity, sanitize violent — even genocidal — pasts and prioritize the […]

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Jazz Trio performing for the first time in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — The Fidel Morales Afro Cuban Jazz Trio will perform for the first time in St. Louis, Saturday, Jan. 24.  The group is known for their virtuosity, dynamic and rhythmically intricate performances. The band’s leader, Fidel Morales is a drummer and percussionist from Havana, Cuba now based in Puerto Rico where he teaches […]

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Cuban novelist to discuss US, Cuban relations Jan. 20

“December is a sad month, precious, blue-lit and dreamily silent. I was born in this month. And in this month, in a year not so distant as it now appears, I shall return to Cuba with a Nobel Prize in Literature, the first of the Cuban Nobels, which I will rub in the face of […]

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Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls to open in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls recently purchased a nearly 57,000-square-foot building located at 1901 N. Kingshighway for $1.75 million. The new charter school, which is Missouri’s first all-girls public school, offers families from diverse backgrounds an opportunity for single-sex education. The school plans to open in the fall of 2015. Hawthorn is […]

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Fun Experiments To Do In Cold Weather

  Tired of being trapped inside all day during the winter, but building snowmen or making snow angels is getting to be a little too much of “been there, done that?” Never fear, we have some great science experiments that will make your time outside more enjoyable! Turn Boiling Water Into Ice In The Blink Of […]

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Special glasses help surgeons ‘see’ cancer

High-tech glasses developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed through the eyewear. The wearable technology, so new it’s yet unnamed, was used during surgery for the first time Feb. 10 at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at and Washington University School of Medicine. Cancer cells are notoriously […]

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HEC-TV’s Best of 2014

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves.The book is called opportunity and the first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Pierce The Higher Education Channel had a good year. Nay…a great year. And if we haven’t said it before, we’ll say it again: Thank […]

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20 Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas

    A homemade gift is always better than something you can buy at the store! Especially for someone who has everything or is hard to buy for. Even if it’s something as simple as personalizing a coffee mug, monogramming a casserole dish, or making a fun candy bouquet! Most of these DIY gift ideas […]

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What is the deal with Hanukkah, anyway?

Some of your friends celebrate it. Adam Sandler wrote a song about it. You even see decorations this time of year — but, what, exactly, is it? Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that honors a miracle that occurred during the re-dediation of the second temple in Jerusalem in 165 BCE. A lamp with only one days’ […]

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Laughing gas studied as depression treatment

By Jim Dryden ST. LOUIS — Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has shown early promise as a potential treatment for severe depression in patients whose symptoms don’t respond to standard therapies. The pilot study, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is believed to be the first research in which patients with depression were […]

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Education Topics from The Soulard School, December 2014

Behind the Minds comes to you from The Soulard School in South St. Louis with education stories from around the region.

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Occupational sitting among women linked to obesity

Study finds association between sitting on the job and body mass index, particularly among diverse populations You might want to stand up for this. Occupational sitting is associated with an increased likelihood of obesity, especially among black women, independent of occupational and leisure time physical activity, finds a new study from the School of Medicine […]

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Discussing Ferguson, November 2014

Ladue View and Ladue Schools Today programming combined create the only high school produced show on HEC-TV.

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60th Anniversary Celebration of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo at the Missouri Aviation Historical Society

The Missouri Aviation Historical Society is pleased to announce a special event in celebration of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo’s 60th anniversary! This event will take place on location at the James J. Eagan Civic Center in Florissant onSaturday, November 15th at 1:00 P.M.. Former engineers, test pilots, workers, and enthusiasts will come together from across the country to […]

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Nation’s Highest Honor Bestowed to Missouri History Museum Program

ST. LOUIS, MO — Representatives from the Missouri History Museum shared the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama today as they accepted the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award on behalf of the Museum’s Teens Make History program.Elizabeth Pickard, director of interpretive programs for the Missouri History Museum, and Amesha Payne, a current Teens Make History […]

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Local War Veteran, Scholar Launches Educational Gaming Start-Up

ST. LOUIS, MO – On Veterans Day, former Iraq veteran and Washington University scholar John Coveyou plans to successfully crowd-fund his 2ndeducational game. A native of St. Louis, Coveyou never imagined at 30 he would have a Masters from Washington University and be running his own business – Genius Games. Coveyou recently launched the company’s second science-based […]

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Veterans’ Parade and Presentation

ST. LOUIS, MO – A spectacular veterans’ parade followed by a presentation of the Veteran of the Year award will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014 beginning at 1 p.m., according to Mayor Thomas P. Schneider.   This year’s parade marshal is David D. Miller, who was last year’s Veteran of the Year winner. The […]

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Southeast Awarded Military Friendly® Schools Title for Sixth Straight Year

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – For the sixth straight year, Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has included Southeast Missouri State University on its list of Military Friendly® Schools. The 2015 Military Friendly® Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the […]

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Explore iAm Ladue, October 2014

Ladue View and Ladue Schools Today programming combined create the only high school produced show on HEC-TV.

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HEC-TV Has Your Ticket to the Sold Out Grand Opening of the Harold and Dorothy Center for Jazz

  ST. LOUIS, MO – The grand opening of the new Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz (formerly Jazz at the Bistro) Thursday night was out of this world. St. Louis dignitaries, such as Mayor Francis Slay and County Executive Charlie Dooley, could be seen snapping along to the burnin’ tunes of Wynton Marsalis […]

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October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month

1 in 10 People Have Symptoms of Dyslexia. Know the Warning Signs and Next Steps from the Experts at the International Dyslexia Association Did you know that 1 in 10 people have symptoms of dyslexia, including slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling, poor writing or mixing up similar words? Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability and […]

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