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!
Southeast Missouri State University senior Heather Leslie of Bartlett, Tennessee, is taking the fall semester off to continue traveling across the nation, working on the Discovery Channel’s “Street Outlaws: Memphis” and “Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings.” Leslie, a double major in mass communication, TV and film option, and theatre, works as a production assistant with […]
Experience in theatre can lead to unique and extraordinary careers in the entertainment industry. For Southeast Missouri State University alumna Yukiko Tachibana, her love of the arts led to a career with Live Nation Entertainment Company in Tokyo, Japan. Tachibana is the finance director for Live Nation Japan, a company promoting concerts in Japan by […]
The Southeast Missouri Symphony will join forces with the University Choir and Choral Union to perform Handel’s famous oratorio, “Messiah,” on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Also on the program will be Joseph Haydn’s […]
The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will host Blake and Hannah Sanders in Southeast’s Department of Art as part of its “Historic Tuesday Talk” series Nov. 6. They will present “Appropriation Art Movement” in a free presentation at 7 p.m., which is open to the […]