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River Campus is home to the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts 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

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River Campus News

  • ‘Commence’ Installed as Gateway to Southeast, City of Cape

    Since 1948, Southeast Missouri State University’s alma mater has celebrated the institution as a “beacon light for all below.” Fast forward 69 years, and “Commence,” a stainless-steel work of art, is conveying that message in a new light. It represents “a gateway to the University and the City of Cape Girardeau,” said Chris Wubbena, Southeast […]
  • Southeast Student Bringing Joy of Dance to Those in Need

    Southeast Missouri State University senior Hannah Misenheimer is spending her summer sharing her love for dance with those affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Misenheimer, a dance major from Arlington, Tennessee, is dancing and teaching with the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) ® in New York City. In Dance for PD® classes, participants are empowered […]
  • Southeast Orchestral and Chamber Music Institute Announces Three Free Public Recitals

    The Southeast Orchestral and Chamber Music Institute at Southeast Missouri State University announces its fifth annual chamber music recitals to be presented at the River Campus July 14 and 15. The concerts are free and open to the public. On Friday, July 14, the Chamber Institute faculty will present a recital in the Robert F. […]
  • Brian Alworth’s ‘Peaceful Solitude’ Opens July 7 in Crisp Museum

    “Peaceful Solitude: The Film Photography of Brian Alworth” opens on Friday, July 7, in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The public is invited to view the exhibition beginning July 7. An opening reception will be held from 4-8 p.m. that evening, with an artist’s […]


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