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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 Student’s Ceramics Featured in Artist of the Month Exhibit at Catapult

    The Catapult Creative House Student Studios will hold their final spring season Artist of the Month exhibition titled “Natural Delights: The Explorative Pottery of Ellen Hones” featuring the work of Southeast Missouri State University artist Ellen Hones. The exhibition will run through June 2 on the second floor of Catapult Creative House, 612 Broadway in […]
  • Weller-Stilson Named Interim Dean of College of Liberal Arts, to Continue as Dean of Holland College of Arts and Media

    Rhonda Weller-Stilson, director of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, has been appointed interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts for the period of July 1-31. The is the month following the planned June 30 retirement of Dr. Frank Barrios, current […]
  • Southeast Graphic Design Student Charts Her Future on Capitol Hill

    Capitol Hill is not typically a draw for graphic design majors, but Southeast Missouri State University senior Michelle Stevens says her U.S. Congressional internship this spring has her poised for success after graduation. Stevens, who plans to graduate from Southeast May 12 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, has spent the spring semester engaged in […]
  • Theatre Student Takes Final Bow at Southeast

    All the world’s a stage, but for Jose Alpizar of Memphis, Tennessee, his world is the stage. “I enjoy becoming another person and telling their story,” Alpizar said. “Their stories can make people think and feel, as well as spark conversations about the society we currently live in. Knowing that I can impact people’s lives […]


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One University Plaza, MS 7895
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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