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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

  • ‘Escalation’ to Open at River Campus Art Gallery

    “Escalation” will be on display in Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Art Gallery March 6-29 with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. March 3. A Juror’s Lecture is scheduled for noon-1 p.m. March 29 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center. The exhibition will feature abstract, highly layered organic prints from Marilee Salvator, assistant […]
  • ‘Pippin’ to be Performed at River Campus

    “Pippin” will be featured as part of Southeast Missouri State University’s Bank of Missouri Touring Series at 7:30 p.m. March 3 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. “It will be a sheer delight for our community to finally see one of those classic musicals that everyone talks about,” said Bob […]
  • Kahler’s ‘Fanning My Art’ Exhibition at Cape Public Library

    Caroline Kahler, professor of art at Southeast Missouri State University, is hosting her exhibit “Fanning My Art” through March 2 at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. “Fanning My Art” is an exhibition of art fans Kahler has constructed based on a collection of paper fans. “I have always wanted to make pieces inspired by the […]
  • Calling all Youth for River Campus Summer Production of ‘Dear Edwina, Jr.’

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is once again offering a summer youth theatre experience as part of its River Campus Summer Arts Festival.  Due to last summer’s successful production of “Honk! Jr.,” which involved 20 community youth, the River Campus has announced it will produce “Dear Edwina, Jr.,” during summer 2017, according to Rhonda Weller-Stilson, associate […]
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