The Big Give S.A.

The Big Give S.A.

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About The Big Give S.A.

Howard Payne University’s New Braunfels Center is one of this year’s participating organizations in The Big Give S.A., a 24-hour online giving event that will happen on May, 5 2015, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. All event-related donations must be made on The Big Give website during that 24-hour period.

Click here to donate. 

The goal of The Big Give S.A. is to introduce supporters to all of the wonderful non-profit organizations located in South Central Texas.

About the HPU New Braunfels Center

Howard Payne University, celebrating 125 years of Christ-Centered higher education, is proud to be a part of the New Braunfels community since 2012. The New Braunfels Center has enjoyed steady growth each new semester. We look forward to building a full residential campus in New Braunfels as part of the exciting new Veramendi development project. HPU New Braunfels offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees for traditional and non-traditional students. HPU prides itself on fostering a close community where personal connection is valued. Through teaching, learning and service, the faculty and staff truly invest in students’ success.

We appreciate your support

HPU’s New Braunfels Center has a generous donor willing to match up to $5,000. We’re very thankful for the support! By contributing even small gifts such as $10, $25 or $100, you help HPU New Braunfels achieve that $5,000 mark. Additionally, your gift has the opportunity to go even further! The Big Give S.A. has prizes available throughout the day to organizations based on certain criteria. Your gift could make HPU win one of those special prizes.

Click here to donate. 

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May 2015 Commencement

May 2015 Commencement

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Brownwood Coliseum, Brownwood Texas
  • 500 E. Baker

May 2015 Commencement
for Howard Payne University will be
10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015

Important Dates:

Monday, February 2, 2015 – Deadline to complete Graduation Application and Diploma, Cap and Gown order form. The form may be completed online or picked up in the Registrar’s Office.

Monday, May 4, through Friday, May 8, 2015 – Caps and Gowns may be picked up in the Registrar’s Office. Registrar’s Office hours for the week of May 4 through May 8 are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 8, 2015 – Chime Out (The Office of Student Life will mail information to May 2015 candidates for graduation around the first of April.)

Saturday, May 9, 2015 – Commencement practice will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Brownwood Coliseum. (Commencement instructions will be mailed to May 2015 candidates for graduation around the first of April.)

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El Paso Yellow Jacket Preview Event

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The HPU El Paso Center, El Paso TX
  • 805 Montana Avenue

A Yellow Jacket Preview Night for anyone interested in becoming a student at HPU’s El Paso Center will be held Tuesday, May 12, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the center. Those interested in learning about Howard Payne University and its various degree program offerings are welcome to join us for this informative session. Please click here to register.

For more information, contact Erick Jimenez at (325) 649-8956 or

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Memorial Day

  • Howard Payne University, Brownwood Texas
  • 1000 Fisk Street

Memorial Day (offices will be closed; classes will meet)

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Summer Scholars and Young Scholars Camps (July 13-17)

Summer Scholars and Young Scholars Camps (July 13-17)

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  • Howard Payne University, Brownwood Texas
  • 1000 Fisk Street

Summer Scholars and Young Scholars programs are designed to provide intense and academically stimulating summer camp programming for children in grades 1-6.

Cost is $100 per child.

Dr. Julie Welker, Program Director
Call: 325-649-8508
Text: 325-998-3124

More details and event registration will be available soon!

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Jacket Journey 2015 (Aug. 19-23)

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  • Howard Payne University, Brownwood Texas
  • 1000 Fisk Street

What is Jacket Journey?

Jacket Journey is Howard Payne University’s new student orientation program designed to inform entering students about life at HPU and equip them for success.


Click here to register for Jacket Journey 2015. There is no fee for Jacket Journey. New student orientation is required for all first-year students. If you do not have Internet access, please call 325-649-8305 to register by phone.

Move-In Information

Jacket Journey move-in will be on Wednesday, August 19th.

Event Schedule

9:00am-12:00pm Residence Hall Move In Residence Halls
9:00am-12:00pm Vendor Fair Muse Plaza
1:00pm-3:00pm Jacket Journey Check In/ID Cards/Parking Permits Mabee University Center – 2nd Floor
3:00pm Parent & Family Meeting Mims Auditorium
5:00pm President’s Picnic *(Last Name A-L) Cafeteria
5:45pm President’s Picnic *(Last Name M-Z) Cafeteria
6:15pm Line Up for Chime In Old Main Park
6:30pm Chime In Wilson Gate and Walkway
7:00pm Session 1: Welcome Mims Auditorium
8:00pm Small Groups 1 Assigned Locations
9:00pm Residence Hall Meetings Residence Halls
10:00pm Residence Hall Activities Residence Halls
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Camp Bowie 75th Anniversary Symposium (Sept. 16-18)

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  • Howard Payne University, Brownwood Texas
  • 1000 Fisk Street

September 2015 marks the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of Camp Bowie in Brown County, Texas, by the United States War Department in 1940.

In commemoration of this anniversary, the Brown County Museum of History, Howard Payne University and Tarleton State University will partner for a symposium September 16-18 on HPU’s campus in Brownwood.


One of the US Army’s largest training facilities in Texas during WWII, the base operated from 1940-1946, and more than a quarter of a million soldiers trained at the base. It also housed a German Prisoner of War camp. In addition to having a major impact on the region, the camp facilities, land and roads have continued to serve the residents and businesses of the area as well as the Texas National Guard and US Army.

Event Details

The symposium will offer presentations on Camp Bowie, the history of military installations in Texas, the legacy and contributions of those who served in WWII from the region and other related topics. The event will bring together faculty and students from both universities, as well as military scholars, researchers, local dignitaries and residents.

The event will also be coordinated with the opening of a new exhibit at the Brown County Museum of History, “A Tribute to Those Who Served.” The exhibit will highlight Camp Bowie, the role of the 36th Division in World War II, area veterans and the regional contribution to the war effort.

Additional related events being planned include a concert by the 36th Division Infantry Band on Saturday, September 12, a WWII reenactment on the weekend of September 18, a memorial event at Camp Bowie, and participation in these events and the Brownwood Reunion parade by the ROTC battalion from Tarleton State.


Sponsorships for the Symposium are available as the event will include a tour of the new museum exhibit, a social event for conference participants, bus tours of the Camp Bowie area, and a proposed banquet for community, state, military and university leaders in honor of the anniversary. All donations and sponsorships will help underwrite the event and support the ongoing preservation of this unique history by the Brown County Museum.

Donations for the event can be sent to:

Brown County Museum of History
P.O. Box 2006
Brownwood, TX 76804

Contact Information

For interviews and information on sponsorships and the symposium please contact the following coordinators from each institution:

Brown County Museum of History

Ms. Beverly Norris
Coordinator – “A Tribute to Those Who Served” Exhibit
(325) 647-7879

Howard Payne University

Dr. W. Mark Tew
Provost and Chief Academic Officer
(325) 649-8042 –

Tarleton State University

Dr. Eric V. Morrow
Interim Head – Department of Social Sciences
(325) 642-1340 –

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Homecoming (October 16-18, 2015)

Homecoming (October 16-18, 2015)

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Save the Date!

Homecoming 2015 will be October 16-18.

Booking hotel room early is strongly encouraged. Information on lodging can be found on the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce and Early Chamber of Commerce websites.

Thanks to our 2014 Homecoming sponsors!

  • Howard Payne University Alumni Association
  • Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Early Blooms & Things
  • Willie’s T’s
  • Underwood’s Cafeteria
  • 96.9 FM – The Breeze
  • Big Country Ford
  • Painter & Johnson Financial
  • TexasBank
  • Mills County State Bank
  • Early Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr Pepper
  • Brownwood Music
  • adidas
  • Ozarka
  • Safe Retirement Experts
  • Jacob’s Family Pharmacy
  • Porter Insurance Agency
  • Common Grounds Coffeehouse and Deli
  • Food Plaza
  • Loadcraft
  • Citizen’s National Bank
  • Robnett – Integra Insurance Services
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