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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

  • Sixth River Campus Summer Arts Festival Slated for June 15

    The Holland College of Arts and Media at Southeast Missouri State University announces the Sixth River Campus Summer Arts Festival scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 2019. The summer celebration of the arts will continue the tradition of offering a free day of programming with live performances, hands-on activities and art exhibitions. Last year’s festival brought […]
  • Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Arte Cubano’ Panel Discussion, Film Screening Sept. 28

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting “Cuba: A Panel Discussion and Film Screening” to celebrate Cuban art and artists at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free. The evening will include a presentation of Cuban […]
  • President Eisenhower Focus of Crisp Museum’s ‘Historic Tuesday Talk’ Sept. 18

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will host Dr. Pam Parry, chair of Southeast’s Department of Mass Media, as part of its “Historic Tuesday Talk” series at 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Parry will present “Eisenhower: The Public Relations President.” This presentation is free and open […]
  • Rock Opera ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Opens Southeast’s Theatre and Dance Series

    “Jesus Christ Superstar” opens the 2018-2019 Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-29 and 2 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. “This is the greatest […]


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