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River Campus is home to the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts a world-class entertainment venue for student and touring performances.  The River Campus is the only campus dedicated solely to art, dance, music and theatre in Missouri. Unlike many universities that house these disciplines in facilities across campus, Southeast provides a unique opportunity for artists of all talents to spend time and work together on a daily basis and in the same space.

The River Campus opened in 2007 and houses the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center, the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre and the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall as well as the historic Seminary Building.  In Fall 2014, in order to meet growing demand, the Kenneth & Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center opened.  In this new residence hall, talented people eat, sleep and work together; whether it’s perfecting an instrumental performance in one of the practice rooms, finishing a masterpiece, or working out in the fitness center, there is never a chance of being bored. As you can see, River Campus is a vibrant community of gifted artists, musicians, actors, performers and dancers. Combine that with international touring groups and guest speakers and you find there are unlimited opportunities for anyone interested in the arts. Join us for a free concert, exhibition, workshop, academies, performing arts production or a summer festival. You can never tell what we will do next

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River Campus News

  • Southeast’s River Campus Celebrates 10th Season with Celebration, Tribute Concert

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will celebrate a decade of music, art, theatre and dance education on the banks of the Mississippi River with a full slate of events on Tuesday, March 7. The celebration will include campus tours, recognition of the Vincentians who founded the property in 1843, and a concert, “A Tribute […]
  • Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir, Choral Union to Present ‘Tribute to the River Campus’ Concert

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir and Choral Union will combine to present a “Tribute to the River Campus” concert on Tuesday, March 7, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will include performances by the young artist […]
  • Sculptor Tom Stancliffe Speaking on Public Sculpture at Catapult

    Tom Stancliffe, professor of sculpture at the University of Northern Iowa, will visit Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House March 2 to speak on “Public Sculpture: Collaborations Across Communities.” Stancliffe’s visit is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. Stancliffe’s guest lecture coincides with “Public Art: The Art of the […]
  • ‘Escalation’ to Open at River Campus Art Gallery

    “Escalation” will be on display in Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Art Gallery March 6-29 with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. March 3. A Juror’s Lecture is scheduled for noon-1 p.m. March 29 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center. The exhibition will feature abstract, highly layered organic prints from Marilee Salvator, assistant […]
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