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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

    Ivers Square Focus of Crisp Museum’s ‘Historic Tuesday Talk’ Dec. 4

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will host local historian Denise Lincoln as part of its “Historic Tuesday Talk” series Dec. 4. Lincoln will present “Who is Ivers of Ivers Square?” in a free presentation at 7 p.m., which is open to the public. In […]

    Southeast Student Honing Skills for Future in Sports Broadcasting

    Southeast Missouri State University senior Rebecca Gangemella of Warrensburg, Missouri, is polishing her journalistic skills on the sidelines of Redhawks athletics, hoping her experiences translate to a “win” in the sports broadcasting arena after graduation. This year, she’s responsible for producing multimedia segments, including “Redhawk Roundup” video sports recaps and “Hawks Nest,” shows for the […]

    Catapult Exhibit ‘SEMO Storyboard’ Showcases Southeast Student’s University Experiences

    The Catapult Creative House Student Studios at Southeast Missouri State University announces its final Artist of the Month exhibition of the year titled “SEMO Storyboard.” The exhibition will feature the work of Southeast student artist Erika Wrzesinski of Centralia, Illinois, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in art. The exhibition […]

    Catapult Creative House Exhibition ‘Ipseity’ Highlights Individuality of Student Artists

    Catapult Creative House and Southeast Missouri State University will display an exhibition titled “Ipseity: The Essential Element of Individuality,” opening Dec. 7, the First Friday of the month. The show features student artists from a wide array of disciplines ranging from traditional printmaking to sculpture. A reception is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7 in […]


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