HPU’s Walker Memorial Library to host annual book sale

BROWNWOOD – March 19, 2019 – Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library will host its annual book sale Friday, March 22, through Saturday, March 23. The sale will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and will be hosted by the […]

HPU library displays Nativity scenes donated by Lumans of Columbus

Luman Nativity

BROWNWOOD – December 13, 2018 – A collection of Nativity sets from around the world are on display at Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library. The pieces were donated by Howard Payne University alumnus Merrill J. Luman and his wife of 68 years, Elaine. The couple resides in Columbus. The collection includes approximately 75 Nativity […]

HPU’s Walker Memorial Library hosts “Postcards to Home” display for students

BROWNWOOD – September 13, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library is hosting a postcard-writing display this week in its lobby area for students to write postcards to loved ones. The public is invited to stop by the library to view the display through this Friday, September 15. HPU students of all classifications were […]

HPU’s Walker Memorial Library to host book sale

BROWNWOOD – March 24, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library, through the Friends of the Library group, will host a book sale Thursday, March 30, and Friday, March 31. The sale is open to the community from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. A […]

HPU librarian Alexia Riggs named to prestigious TALL Texans Leadership Institute

BROWNWOOD – March 9, 2017 – Alexia Riggs, dean of libraries and associate professor of library science at Howard Payne University, was recently selected for the highly competitive Texas Accelerated Library Leaders Institute. More popularly known as the TALL Texans Leadership Institute, the program has recognized the best of the rising Texas library leaders for […]

HPU Homecoming to feature Authors’ Reception and Archival Display

BROWNWOOD – October 24, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library will host an Authors’ Reception and Archival Display this weekend in conjunction with HPU’s Homecoming 2016 celebrations. The authors’ reception will take place Saturday, October 29, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The archival display will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

HPU’s Walker Memorial Library presents “Postcards from Home” display

BROWNWOOD – October 13, 2016 – The Howard Payne University Walker Memorial Library will present a “Postcards from Home” display through Monday, October 24, in the library’s main lobby. The display features postcards and letters sent during World War I and World War II to and from loved ones who were HPU alumni and friends. […]

Book signing to honor two HPU authors

BROWNWOOD – April 22, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library will host a book signing for two HPU authors next Wednesday, April 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Featured authors are Kadee Carder, 2006 HPU graduate, and Deborah Pierson Dill, 1992 graduate and administrative assistant for HPU’s School of Science and Mathematics. […]

HPU library to host authors’ reception and display during Homecoming 2015

BROWNWOOD – October 12, 2015 – Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library will host an Authors’ Reception and Archival Display in conjunction with the university’s Homecoming 2015 festivities. The reception will be held Saturday, October 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the HPU library. The library will remain open until noon on Saturday. […]

Children’s literature review center at HPU assists local libraries

BROWNWOOD – August 20, 2015 – The Heart of Texas Children’s Literature Review Center, housed inside Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library, has proven to be a valuable resource for many area school and public libraries. The center makes newly published children’s and young-adult’s books available to participating libraries through a review process. “Publishers send […]

HPU library raises approximately $1,500 through book sale

BROWNWOOD – May 14, 2015 – A book sale at Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library raised approximately $1,500. The funds will go toward library modernization efforts and other initiatives. The sale was hosted by the Walker Memorial Library Friends Group and all items were priced between 50 cents and $2. “We received a great […]

HPU’s library to host book sale this Friday and Saturday

BROWNWOOD – April 30, 2015 – Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library will host a book sale this Friday, May 1, through Saturday, May 2. Public hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The sale is hosted by the Friends of the Walker Memorial Library […]

HPU’s library to host book sale

BROWNWOOD – April 20, 2015 – Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library will host a book sale Friday, May 1, through Saturday, May 2. Public hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Approximately 4,500 items are for sale including best sellers, atlases and books on […]

HPU retiree’s involvement with university spans six decades

BROWNWOOD – February 18, 2015 – Bobbie Jo Stewart, who recently retired from Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library, spent 11 years in her most recent role at HPU, but her involvement with the university dates back much farther than that. “I was 5 when I started preschool at Howard Payne,” Stewart says. “It was […]

Walker Memorial Library showcases HPU memorabilia

By Jaclyn Bonner, HPU sophomore BROWNWOOD – October 24, 2014 – In honor of Homecoming 2014 and the 125th anniversary of Howard Payne University, the Walker Memorial Library has collected and is displaying historical HPU artifacts in the Browsing Room on the first floor. The tribute includes various keepsakes from the HPU archives to foster […]

Deans among new faculty at HPU

BROWNWOOD – September 23, 2014 – Two deans are among the nine new Howard Payne University faculty members this semester. Dr. Richard Fiese serves as dean of the School of Music and Fine Arts and professor of music, while Alexia Riggs joins HPU as dean of libraries and associate professor of library science. Dr. Fiese […]