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Reuben P. Jeschke Fine Arts Center

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Reuben P. Jeschke Fine Arts Center, occupied in February 1971, includes the Bright Music Halls, Abbott Hall of Art, Meredith Auditorium and the Jones Studio Theatre. The south wall of the lobby is made of Sioux quartzite from the original Meredith Hall (the first building on the campus) erected in 1883-85. Jeschke Fine Arts Center houses studios, rehearsal areas for art, music, communication studies and theatre, a nursing lab and classrooms.

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Meredith Auditorium

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Meredith Auditorium is the site of numerous theatrical productions and musical events. Each year the Communication Studies and Theatre Department (CST) entertains audiences with mainstage productions that range from contemporary drama to the classics to musicals to children's theatre. The space boasts a house of approximately 800 seats. The South Dakota High School One Act Festival and the State Oral Interpretation Festival are also hosted in this space. Finally, Meredith Auditorium is the hub of many campus activities sponsored by the USF Student Development Office.

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Jones Studio Theatre

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Jones Studio Theatre is a 70-seat thrust space located in the lower level of Jeschke Fine Arts Center. It not only serves as a wonderful working classroom for many of the CST classes, but it also is an exciting space for more experimental showcases. Most the of the CST senior project productions are mounted and presented in this space.