Guest Speaker Jim Angle

Guest Speaker Jim Angle

  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Mims Auditorium, Brownwood Texas
  • 1010 Center Avenue

In April 2015, Howard Payne University’s Guy D. Newman Honors Academy: The Program for Civic Leadership and Public Policy
will celebrate
with a ceremony featuring
Former chief national correspondent
for FOX News Channel

Saturday, April 25, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mims Auditorium
A VIP banquet will follow at 7:30 p.m.
in the Bullion Suites
0f HPU’s Mabee University Center

About the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy

Since its first cohort of students graduated in May 1965, the multidisciplinary honors program has prepared young people to be leaders in a variety of fields including law, politics, business, ministry, government, medicine, education, economics, psychology and social work. More than 400 students have graduated from the program since its inception.

Previously the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom, the program was founded in 1962 under the leadership
of Dr. Newman, who served as president of the university from 1955 to 1973.

Today, more than 50 years later, the Academy remains committed to the ideals upon which it was founded –
General MacArthur’s unwavering loyalty to America and Dr. Newman’s love for Howard Payne and its students.

More information about the Academy can be found at

About Jim Angle

After a stellar journalistic career and 18 years at one of the most prominent news organizations on television, renowned veteran correspondent Jim Angle retired from FOX News, where he’d been reporting since 1996. In his final capacity as Chief National Correspondent, Jim has reported on the most important domestic issues of the day. Previously, Angle was FOX News’ Chief Washington Correspondent and Senior White House correspondent, reporting on all presidential activities both nationally and internationally.


Previously, Angle served as FNC’s chief National correspondent and White House correspondent reporting on overall political news from Washington, D.C., as well as broader issues, including social security and tax reform. Prior to this position, Angle served as the network’s senior White House correspondent. In this capacity, he was responsible for reporting on presidential activities nationally and internationally.

Prior to joining FNC, he was a correspondent at CNN, covering politics and the economy. Before that, he served as a correspondent for ABC News, reporting on economic policy and contributing to “World News Tonight,” “Nightline” and “Good Morning America.”

Before joining ABC News, Angle worked in public radio for 18 years. He anchored the popular national program “Marketplace,” a daily half-hour program on money and business on NPR. Before that, he spent seven years as National Public Radio’s senior White House correspondent, covering both the Reagan and Bush administrations.

Known as “One of the most fair, incisive, and informed investigative reporters on the Washington scene.”

Awards and Accolades

Jim has received numerous honors and awards for his reporting. He has been honored twice with the Merriman Smith Memorial Award, awarded by the White House Correspondents’ Association, for outstanding presidential news coverage under deadline pressure in the category for broadcast journalism. He also received the “Excellence in Financial Journalism Award” twice for his reporting on economic issues on “Nightline” in 1994 and 1995.

Respected Moderator & Panelist

Jim Angle is often requested as moderator or panelist for important public policy debates. Most recently, on May 14, 2009 at the University of Virginia’s famed Miller Center for Public Affairs, he moderated a debate on “America’s Energy Future & its dependency on carbon-based fuels”

Debaters included: John Podesta, President, Center for American Progress; former White House Chief of Staff (1998–2001); James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence (1993–95) & Christine Todd Whitman, Co-chair of CASEnergy Coalition; former EPA Administrator (2001–03) & former Governor of New Jersey (1994–2001) and Karen Harbert, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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Yellow Jacket Monday

Yellow Jacket Monday

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

Yellow Jacket Mondays at Howard Payne University are one-day preview events open to all interested, prospective students and their parents!  Visiting YJM students can experience academic and social life and get to know HPU better!

Click here for more information and to register.

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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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Jacket Journey 2015 (Aug. 19-23)

  • All Day

What is Jacket Journey?

Jacket Journey is the name for 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.

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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)

Homecoming (October 16-18, 2015)

  • All Day

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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