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Event: Total Solar Eclipse at the River Campus

Date: Monday, 8-21-2017 at 10:00 AM to Monday, 8-21-2017 at 1:30 PM

Location: River Campus at 518 S. Fountain St.

Cost: Free

Contact: Website


Some River Campus activities may be subject to change. 
Viewing activities at the River Campus are open to the public. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and protective sun gear (i.e. hats, sunscreen). Feel free to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided.

River Campus Events | 10am-1:22pm


Museum opens, exhibits and activities


Art t-shirt printing; glasses distribution

Performance Line-up

Emcee- Doug Owens from C106
Stage Manager - Thomas Gilman (Theatre Design/Technology Student)


Marching Band Drum Line - directed by Shane Mizicko


Nick Kenney (faculty in Music) - "Interstellar Call"


Dance Ensemble Sculpture Improv - Philip Edgecombe + students
Students from The Conservatory Dance Program will present a structured improvisation around the theme of the sun and moon utilizing the large sculptures in the River Campus quad area.


"Mooning" from the classical musical Grease - Adam Schween and Abigail Becker (sophomore Musical Theatre majors)


"Elara" (Poetry Reading) - Bridget Dixon, English Writing Major
A lovely poem that tells a fantastical story of the moon’s origins, plucked from the womb of some cosmic mother.


"Total Eclipse of the Heart" - Bart Williams and Jenna Moore


"A Merry Olde Portentous Eclipse" - Bart Williams, director
Conservatory Theatre students Ellen Carr and Christopher Albertson present a humorous scene of choreographed stage fighting poking fun at the medieval superstitions of eclipses.


Dance Ensemble Group Performance - Walking on Sunshine; choreography by Hilary Peterson
Students from The Conservatory Dance Program perform an energetic group dance to this classic song.


Dance Ensemble Tap Solo - Alisa Cooper (student) - "Into the Stars"


"Nox" (Poetry Reading) - Karma Alvey, student majoring in English Writing
A fabulist piece of fiction that explores what happens when the eclipse freezes just as the path of totality passes over Cape Girardeau.


Faculty Brass Quintet


"Bad Moon Rising" - Nick Kuchem (Conservatory Theatre student) 
“Bad Moon Rising”, written by John Fogerty and performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival, was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 500 songs of all time. It was covered by Jerry Lee Louis, Emmylou Harris, The Meteors, and now by Nick.


"Shine the Light on Me" (Poetry Reading) - Austin Neumeyer, English Writing major
A funny and satirical piece of short fiction in which a conspiracy theorist offers his own take on how eclipses happen.


Dance Ensemble Tap Solo - Jenna Tansky (student) "Rhythm of the Moon"


Marching Band Finale


Eclipse: Totality