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Southeast Missouri State University is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our campus community and are able to provide a quality academic experience as well as personal support for our students. The 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 safely.
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.
Whether it’s perfecting that instrumental performance in one of the practice rooms, finishing a masterpiece in one of our art studios or rehearsing for the big performance, we are here to guide you to your very next best. River Campus is a vibrant community of gifted artists, musicians, actors, performers and dancers. Combine that with international touring groups, guest speakers and master classes and you will discover unlimited opportunities. Come and be a part of what we do next!
Kyndall Walton, a recent graduate of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University, will soon attend a Cirque du Soleil training program at the San Diego Circus Center. Cirque du Soleil’s talent development program NexGen is a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and select talent training centers to [...]
Gov. Mike Parson signed House Bill 297 (HB 297) into law on Tuesday, July 13, officially designating Southeast Missouri State University as an institution of higher education with a statewide mission in the areas of computer science, cybersecurity, and visual and performing arts. Southeast President Dr. Carlos Vargas was at the ceremony in Jefferson City [...]
The Steven C. Curtis Endowed Vocal Music Education Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Steven C. and Mrs. Janet L. Curtis made a gift to establish the scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship will be selected by the Department of Music Scholarship Committee. The recipient will be a full-time Southeast [...]
The Inaugural Lanford Wilson New American Playwright Festival concluded on Saturday, June 19, after a week of workshops, discussions and staged readings. The new annual event, produced by The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance, the Holland College of Arts & Media, and Southeast Missouri State University, honors the legacy of Missouri-native and [...]