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River Campus is home to the Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts and Media 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

River Campus News

    Music Career of Southeast Alumnus Hits High Note in U.S., Abroad

    The music career of Southeast Missouri State University 2016 alumnus Jordan Redd has reached a crescendo. Redd, of Hope Mills, North Carolina, placed second at the National Finals of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Brass Competition March 18 in Spokane, Washington. This came just days after he was notified that he was [...]

    Historic Tuesday Talk March 26 Focuses on Expressionism, Feminist Spirit in Early 20th Century German Art

    “Expressionism and the Feminist Spirit in Early 20th Century German Art” will be the focus of the March 26 installment in the “Historic Tuesday Talk” series in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Joshua Newth, instructor and interim foundations coordinator in Southeast’s Department of Art [...]

    50th Anniversary of Man on the Moon Focus of Crisp Museum’s ‘Historic Tuesday Talk’ April 2

    The 50th anniversary of “Man on the Moon” will be the topic of the April 2 “Historic Tuesday Talk” at 7 p.m. in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Gary Tyler, outreach specialist at the museum, will give the presentation, which is free and open [...]

    ‘Spring Into Dance’ Featuring Original Choreography at River Campus

    Experience the exciting and beautiful performances of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance’s annual “Spring into Dance,” at 7:30 p.m. April 4-6 and 2 p.m. April 7 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. “Spring into Dance” will feature Southeast students performing original dance pieces [...]


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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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