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

  • All Day
  • 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.

July 13-17
9 a.m. – Noon
Cost – $100 per child


Young Scholars, students entering grades 1-3, will study robotics, science, music and physical education. Students entering grades 4-6, Summer Scholars, will study robotics, 3-D printing, science and physical education. A special emphasis will be placed on Energy Conservation, including water conservation, energy conservation, light-bulbs, wind, electric, oil and gas.


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


Click here to register for the Summer and Young Scholars camps!

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Jacket Journey 2015 (Aug. 19-23)

  • All Day
  • 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)

  • All Day
  • 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)

  • All Day
  • Howard Payne University, Brownwood Texas
  • 1000 Fisk Street

Save the Date!

Homecoming 2015 will be October 16-18.


Homecoming Award Nominations (click here)


More details about the schedule and activities to come soon! Check back often.

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

Hotel room blocks and discounts will be announced by June 1.

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