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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

    June 21 ‘Newsies’ Performance at River Campus Cancelled

    The production of “Newsies” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 21 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus has been cancelled due to a power outage caused by today’s storms. The production has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. Tickets for tonight’s performance will be honored [...]

    Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Summer in Color’ Workshop June 21, 28

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, located on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University, will host a “Summer in Color” workshop for ages 50 and above on June 21 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for this two-day workshop is $10, and registration is required by June [...]

    ‘Caduceus’ Student Sculpture Dedicated in Downtown Cape

    A sculpture titled “Caduceus” by Southeast Missouri State University sculpture student Heather Meadows was dedicated today in downtown Cape Girardeau. Located at 1304 Broadway at Area Properties Real Estate, “Caduceus” was unveiled as friends and community leaders celebrated the latest addition of artwork to the landscape along Broadway. “I am super proud of this sculpture,” Meadows [...]

    Catapult Exhibit ‘Rite’ Explores Personal Relationships

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House will hold its final spring season Student Artist of the Month exhibition titled “Rite” featuring the work of Southeast student artist Brendan McGraw. The exhibition will run through the month of August on the second floor of Catapult Creative House, 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. A reception [...]


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