River Campus Open House Planned on Family Weekend


LOC-RiverCampusCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 11, 2014 – The River Campus at Southeast Missouri State University welcomes the regional community to an open house on Saturday, Sept. 20, during Family Weekend.

The open house is planned for 1-3 p.m. Students, families and community members are invited. Residence hall rooms as well as academic studio spaces in the new River Campus Center will be open with tour guides available. The seminary and Cultural Arts Center at the River Campus also will be open. Demonstrations will take place in the directing studio, dance studios and Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre.

In addition, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at the River Campus will be open with two exhibits on display all weekend. Photographer Sparky Campanella’s “Horizon” show offers a series of color photographs focusing on the point where nature and urban worlds collide. The images are equally divided between nature and man, a graphical partnership that represents a desire for balance between these two fundamentals. Robert McDonald will also be displaying his work, “Native Grounds,” as a part of the Transition Spaces Series. This exhibition space is devoted to the work of artists within 150 miles of Cape Girardeau. For more information, please visit www.semo.edu/museum.  Light refreshments will be served.

The New Student Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at the River Campus. Come see new theatre and dance freshmen and transfer students showcase their talents for the first time at Southeast. A variety of scenes, monologues, songs, dances and sketches will be performed.

On Sunday, Sept. 21, the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will perform its Symphony Sampler at both 2 and 3 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at the River Campus. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is a light-hearted introduction to the Symphony Orchestra with brief selections from their upcoming 2014-2015 season.