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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

  • Southeast Alumnus Returns to River Campus in Touring Production of ‘Mamma Mia’

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Andrew Tebo of New York City returns to familiar ground when he performs in the touring production of Broadway’s “Mamma Mia” tonight, Oct. 26, and Thursday, Oct. 27, at Southeast’s  River Campus. “I am thrilled to be back to perform on the Bedell Performance Hall stage,” he said. “It feels […]
  • ‘Creative Kick’ Provides Local Students and Teachers Insights into the Arts

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus and Department of Art recently hosted local area teachers and high school students at “Creative Kick.” The one-day workshop allowed students and teachers to create a variety of artwork under the guidance of Southeast faculty, staff and students at Southeast’s River Campus, Ceramics Studio and Catapult Creative House. Eighty-three […]
  • Students Showcasing Creativity at Fault Line Film Festival

    Students who someday dream of seeing their work on the Hollywood big screen have the opportunity to display their creative talents at the seventh annual Fault Line Film Festival Nov. 9-11 at Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast students as well as those from across Missouri and bordering states are expected to enter their films in […]
  • Southeast Alumna, Artist to be Honored with Merit Award, Display Her Work

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna and modern abstract painter Teresa Mosley Dirks will return to her alma mater Homecoming weekend, where Southeast will honor her with an Alumni Merit Award and with a reception marking the opening of a month-long exhibit of her work to be displayed at the River Campus. The exhibition of her […]
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