HPU Symphonic Band and Central Texas Community Band present Christmas concert

BROWNWOOD – November 17, 2022 – Howard Payne University’s Symphonic Band and the Central Texas Community Band will present a community Christmas concert on Tuesday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at HPU’s Mims Auditorium and is free of charge. Compositions featured will include “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson, “Boughs of […]

Community invited to Thanksgiving Day lunch at HPU

BROWNWOOD – October 25, 2022 – Area residents and visitors are invited to the 38th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast at Howard Payne University, scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at HPU’s Mabee University Center, located at 1219 Fisk Street in Brownwood. North Lake […]

Two HPU academic programs to host shoe drive through Nov. 2

BROWNWOOD – October 13, 2022 – Howard Payne University’s Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies and Department of Social Work are partnering with the non-profit organization Buckner International to collect shoes for vulnerable children across the globe. The shoe drive will take place through Nov. 2 with donation boxes located in various buildings on the […]

HPU hosts Community Leadership Lunch and Learn event

BROWNWOOD – September 29, 2022 – Howard Payne University recently held the third installment of the Community Leadership Lunch and Learn series. The event featured presentations by Dr. Jill Heupel, associate vice president for academic affairs, and Professor James Wunderle Jr., assistant professor of psychology, as well as a meal catered by Sodexo. This year’s […]

HPU to host Community Leadership Lunch and Learn event on campus

BROWNWOOD – September 15, 2022 – Howard Payne University invites the public to the latest installment of the Community Leadership Lunch and Learn series, featuring a meal catered by Sodexo and a presentation by HPU personnel. The event will be held Thursday, September 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bullion Suites of […]

Central Texas Community Band begins rehearsals for fall 2022 at HPU

BROWNWOOD – September 8, 2022 – The Central Texas Community Band’s rehearsals for the fall 2022 season are under way. The band, hosted by Howard Payne University, meets on Monday evenings in the Davidson Music Complex with rehearsals beginning at 7:30 p.m. Participation in the band is open to individuals of age 14 through senior […]

HPU to host new season of Brownwood Community Choir

BROWNWOOD – August 26, 2022 – The Brownwood Community Choir, formerly University Singers, is set to begin rehearsals for the group’s 2022-2023 season on Monday, August 29. Rehearsals will be held weekly on Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in room 503 of Howard Payne University’s Davidson Music Complex. The choir is under […]

HPU top-ranked university in Texas on Forbes 2022 College Financial Grades list

BROWNWOOD – July 19, 2022 – Howard Payne University recently was named the top-ranked university in Texas on the Forbes 2022 College Financial Grades list. HPU received an A- grade and ranked 61st out of 905 private, not-for-profit institutions of higher education. HPU was among only 69 institutions on the Forbes list to receive an […]

Local Boy Scouts conduct flag raising ceremony at HPU’s new welcome center

BROWNWOOD – June 29, 2022 – Howard Payne University recently hosted Boy Scouts of America Troop 14 of Brownwood for a special Flag Day ceremony, raising flags for the first time outside of the newly constructed Newbury Family Welcome Center on the corner of Austin Avenue and Center Avenue in Brownwood. “Raising our Nation’s flag, […]

HPU recognizes 62 students for academic achievement

BROWNWOOD – June 8, 2022 – Howard Payne University recently honored 62 students for their academic achievements in the 2021-2022 school year. Award recipients represent majors, minors and other programs from the university’s seven schools and the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy. Amarillo Abigail Laubhan, Outstanding Student in Christian Education Austin Casey Dufner, Outstanding Scholar […]

HPU announces 2022 Who’s Who list

BROWNWOOD – May 20, 2022 – Howard Payne University recently named 31 students to its annual Who’s Who list. Students were honored during HPU’s Servant Leadership Awards chapel. The award is presented annually to juniors, seniors and graduate students who have been noted for their academic ability, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, […]

Grand opening of Newbury Family Welcome Center marks historic day in HPU history

BROWNWOOD – May 13, 2022 –Howard Payne University unveiled its newly constructed Newbury Family Welcome Center at a grand opening celebration last week. The new “front door” of HPU was opened to hundreds of guests who gathered inside the nearly 8,000-square-foot facility. The event included self-guided tours of the building and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Dr. […]

Welcome center and Commencement activities to highlight eventful week at HPU

BROWNWOOD – May 2, 2022 – As the spring semester draws to a close, Howard Payne University is preparing for an exciting week of events that will include the grand opening of the university’s Newbury Family Welcome Center and Commencement activities for fall 2021 and spring 2022 graduates. On Thursday, May 5, the public is […]

HPU students honored for servant leadership

BROWNWOOD – April 28, 2022 – Howard Payne University honored six students for their servant leadership demonstrated on campus and in the community at the annual Servant Leadership Awards Chapel on Wednesday, April 6. Students honored were Katherine Burnside of Lorena; Olivia Catlett of Alleyton; Casey Dufner of Austin; Camdyn Hering of Alvord; Linsey Piper […]

Mieth, Catlett and Phariss recognized at HPU’s annual Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon

BROWNWOOD – April 20, 2022 – The Howard Payne University Women’s Club recently honored Bertha Mieth of Glen Rose, Olivia Catlett of Alleyton and Jessica Phariss of Brownwood at this year’s Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon. Mieth was this year’s recipient of the prestigious Yellow Rose Award, while students Catlett and Phariss each received the Yellow […]

HPU to host grand opening celebration of Newbury Family Welcome Center on May 5

BROWNWOOD – April 8, 2022 – The grand opening of Howard Payne University’s Newbury Family Welcome Center has been scheduled for Thursday, May 5, featuring self-guided tours from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. The public is invited and no R.S.V.P. is required. The nearly 8,000-square-foot facility will serve […]

HPU serves during inaugural William B. Dean, M.D. Lecture Series and Community Impact Day

BROWNWOOD – March 31, 2022 – More than 400 Howard Payne University students and personnel participated in 16 service projects benefitting non-profit organizations across the Brown County area during the inaugural William B. Dean, M.D. Lecture Series and Community Impact Day on Wednesday, March 30. All campus offices were closed and classes were cancelled to […]

HPU prepares to welcome guests to Spring Family Reunion on Saturday

BROWNWOOD – March 21, 2022 – Howard Payne University is preparing to welcome the HPU family to campus for the Spring Family Reunion on Saturday, March 26. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. with the Songwriter Showcase, featuring HPU alumni David Dewese ’96, James Dunning ’97, Chad Edgington ’97, […]

HPU still accepting project requests for community impact day

BROWNWOOD – March 16, 2022 – Howard Payne University is accepting project requests from organizations in the greater Brown County area for the inaugural William B. Dean, M.D. Community Impact Day. HPU personnel and student volunteers will conduct service projects in the community as part of the March 30 event. Project requests can be submitted […]

HPU announces closure for Spring Break

BROWNWOOD – March 4, 2022 – Howard Payne University will be closed for Spring Break next week, March 7-11. No classes will be held and university facilities will be closed. The university will reopen and classes will resume at 8 a.m. on March 14. ###

HPU Spring Family Reunion scheduled for March 26

BROWNWOOD – February 25, 2022 – Howard Payne University invites the community, students, alumni, personnel, friends and more to HPU’s campus for the Spring Family Reunion on Saturday, March 26. The day’s festivities will begin at 2 p.m. and feature outdoor games, food, alumni reunions, a movie screening and a concert featuring HPU alumni David […]

HPU announces campus closure due to inclement weather

BROWNWOOD – February 2, 2022 – Howard Payne University has announced the closure of its Brownwood campus on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 3-4, due to anticipated inclement weather. All on-campus classes are cancelled and university offices will be closed. The campus is scheduled to reopen on Monday, Feb. 7. ###

Community organizations invited to submit requests to HPU for service day

BROWNWOOD – January 24, 2022 – Howard Payne University invites organizations in the greater Brown County area to submit project requests for the inaugural William B. Dean, M.D. Lecture Series and Community Impact Day. As part of the event scheduled for March 30, HPU personnel and student volunteers will conduct service projects throughout the community […]

HPU invites community to Thanksgiving Day lunch

BROWNWOOD – November 5, 2021 – Area residents and visitors are invited to the 37th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast at Howard Payne University, scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at HPU’s Mabee University Center, located at 1219 Fisk Street. The traditional Thanksgiving meal will consist of turkey, […]