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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

    Southeast Alum Returns from Broadway to Design ‘Sister Act’

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus and Scott City, Missouri, native Matthew Buttrey has returned to his stomping grounds from The Big Apple to guest design the production of “Sister Act” being performed at the River Campus this weekend. The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance is presenting “Sister Act” at 7:30 p.m. tonight […]

    Southeast Students Create Jackson Window Displays Celebrating Former Marvel Comics Editor

    Artwork by Southeast Missouri State University faculty and students will be on display Saturday, Feb. 23, at the 2019 February Annual in Jackson, Missouri. The event is scheduled from 3-8 p.m. with promotional activities in Historic Uptown Jackson shops and a special exhibition at the Cape Girardeau County History Center at 102 S. High St. […]

    Juror to Showcase Her Children’s Book Illustrations

    Sarah Haig, an associate professor of graphic design at the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM), will showcase her series of hand-drawn and digital illustrations for children’s books in the Juror’s Showcase opening March 1 in the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Art Gallery. The exhibit opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. in […]

    Ivers Square Focus of Crisp Museum’s ‘Historic Tuesday Talk’ Feb. 26

    Ivers Square will be the focus of the Feb. 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. Local historian Denise Lincoln will present “Who is Ivers of Ivers Square?” in a free presentation at 7 p.m., which is […]


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