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SEMO Joins Higher Education Consortium, Will Produce Content For HEC-TV

Southeast Missouri State University's Academic Hall
Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University is now a member of the Higher Education Consortium and will begin contributing content to HEC-TV in St. Louis.

HEC-TV produces public education programming that is often incorporated into school curriculum. It broadcasts in St. Louis.

Diane Sides, the associate to the president at Southeast Missouri State University, said the university will provide cultural arts content, such as River Campus symphonies and music recitals.

“We also looking at things like special speakers that we have on campus, perhaps our Speaker Series. Maybe something like our Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dinner speaker,” Sides said. “This year, Clarence B. Jones is going to be our speaker and he was instrumental in assisting with Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.”

Sides hopes the Clarence B. Jones presentation will be worked into school curricula.

Southeast is the only college or university outside of the St. Louis metropolitan area that is a member of the Higher Education Consortium.

“It’s great for use because it shows the St. Louis region what’s down here in the Cape Girardeau area,” Sides said. “It gets our name out there to a vast group of people that we can’t easily reach.”

Online videos are available at hectv.org.