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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 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

River Campus News

    ‘Post-Post Era’ Explores Photography in Social Media in Catapult Student Artist of the Month Exhibit

    “Post-Post Era,” featuring the work of Southeast Missouri State University student photographer John Stringer, will open the 2020 season of the Student Artist of the Month exhibitions at Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House. The exhibition is currently on display on the second floor of Catapult Creative House and will run through January, with [...]

    Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Knitting Ear Warmers’ Workshop Jan. 30

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting a “Knitting Ear Warmers” workshop at 2 p.m. Jan. 30. This event is free and is open to the public. Supplies will be provided, but participants may bring their own as well. During the workshop, participants who are beginners [...]

    Women and the Eisenhower Administration Focus of Crisp Museum’s ‘Historic Tuesday Talk’ Jan. 28

    “Women and the Eisenhower Administration” will be the focus of the Jan. 28 installment in the “Historic Tuesday Talk” series in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Dr. Pam Parry, chair of Southeast’s Department of Mass Media, will give the presentation at 7 p.m., which [...]

    Newth Presenting Artwork at River Campus Art Gallery Feb. 3-28

    Foundations artist Joshua Newth will display his work Feb. 3-28 with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 7 in Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Art Gallery. Newth is an instructor and interim Foundations coordinator in the Department of Art and Design at Southeast Missouri State University. His work combines traditional techniques such as [...]


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