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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 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 Jay Wade Reprises Role in Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Jay Wade will reprise the role of Omari in the Cincinnati Ensemble Theatre production of “Pipeline” March 11- April 4. This powerful play delves into the issue of the “school-to-prison” pipeline that can ensnare people of color. The Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents a portfolio of visually stunning premier theatre that [...]

    Nicholls State University Art Professor to Exhibit Work in Juror’s Showcase

    “Juror’s Showcase: Jeff Brown” will be on display in Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Art Gallery March 3-25 with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. March 6. Brown is serving as the juror for the Annual Juried Student Exhibition” April 3-19 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at the River [...]

    Southeast Students Selecting Medieval Artifacts While Studying Global Cultures

    Art and history students at Southeast Missouri State University this semester are helping select items for the medieval teaching collection in Kent Library’s Rare Book Room. A Chicago, Illinois, medieval artifacts dealer was on campus Feb. 14 to exhibit a variety of artifacts for students to learn about, some dating from 1100 AD or older. [...]

    Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Chain Mail Jewelry’ Workshop Feb. 29

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting a “Chain Mail Jewelry” workshop Feb. 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required by Feb 19. During this workshop, local artist Dale Swift [...]


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