HPU to host UIL workshops on Nov. 10

BROWNWOOD – October 22, 2021 – Howard Payne University’s Student Speaker Bureau (SSB) speech and debate team invites area high school UIL teams to participate in its speech and debate workshop and journalism events workshop. The events will be held at HPU’s Mabee University Center and the Paul and Jane Meyer Faith and Life Leadership Center on […]

HPU’s Student Speaker Bureau successfully competes at Hub City Swing tournament

BROWNWOOD – October 11, 2021 – Howard Payne University’s Student Speaker Bureau (SSB) speech and debate team recently competed at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hub City Swing debate tournament. The team claimed the top novice speaker overall and earning seventh place sweepstakes. HPU was the only Division III school to be in the top 10, winning […]

Central Texas Community Band schedules fall 2021 rehearsals at HPU

BROWNWOOD – August 24, 2021 – The Central Texas Community Band will begin rehearsals for the fall 2021 season on Monday, August 30. Rehearsals will be held in the band room of Howard Payne University’s Davidson Music Complex each Monday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participation in the band is open to individuals […]

HPU presents degrees to 187 graduates at recent Commencement ceremonies

BROWNWOOD – July 1, 2021 – Howard Payne University presented degrees to 187 graduates at Commencement ceremonies held in May for fall 2020 and spring 2021 graduates. Degrees were conferred by Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president, and other university personnel. Abbott Kylie Johnson, Bachelor of Arts in cross cultural studies, Summa Cum Laude Abilene Kimberly […]

HPU announces Diane Owens Excellence in Music Education Scholarship

BROWNWOOD – June 9, 2021 – Howard Payne University has announced the formation of the Diane Owens Excellence in Music Education Scholarship to honor the life and work of Diane Owens, director of the Pre-College Music Program at HPU. Diane Owens has served as the director of the Pre-College Music Program for 20 years and […]

HPU’s Darren McElroy ’11 speaks to students about professional acting experiences

BROWNWOOD – February 25, 2021 – The Howard Payne University Department of Theatre recently hosted Darren McElroy, a 2011 theatre graduate, for a public interview with Dr. Nicholas Ewen ’02, associate professor of theatre. McElroy spoke about his experiences at HPU as a student and his work as a professional actor. He currently performs with […]

HPU to host faculty jazz concert celebrating Black History Month

Howard Payne University’s Faculty Jazz Recital will mark the beginning of the institution’s celebration of Black History Month. The concert, featuring members of the West Texas Jazz Orchestra and the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. in Mims Auditorium on the HPU campus. “Jazz, recognized as […]

HPU choirs to host Christmas concert on Dec. 7 at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church

BROWNWOOD – December 4, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s Concert Choir and University Singers will present their annual “HPU Voices of Christmas” concert on Monday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, located at 1815 Coggin Avenue. They will be joined by a combined “Festival Orchestra” made up of performers from the […]

SSB speech and debate team makes HPU history by winning overall and debate sweepstakes

BROWNWOOD – December 3, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s Student Speaker Bureau speech and debate team recently competed at the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) Fall Championship tournament, held virtually. The team was the first in HPU history to claim overall sweepstakes and debate sweepstakes in the tournament. The team is coached by Dr. Julie […]

HPU speech and debate team boasts finalists at recent debate competitions

BROWNWOOD – November 10, 2020 – After earning two national championships in the spring 2020 semester, Howard Payne University’s speech and debate team, Student Speaker Bureau, started the new year of competition with four students as finalists in debate competition. Senior Lucy Manning, Guy D. Newman Honors Academy, strategic communication and jurisprudence major from Fort […]

HPU Concert Choir to present fall concert this Thursday

BROWNWOOD – October 26, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s Concert Choir will present its fall concert on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in L.J. Mims Auditorium. The program will include a variety of selections from composers such as Felix Mendelssohn, Thomas Tallis, Dan Forrest, Stephen Paulus and Paul Basler. “This program will focus principally […]

HPU graduates 116 students at Commencement ceremony for spring and summer graduates

BROWNWOOD – September 17, 2020 – Howard Payne University presented degrees to 116 students during its Commencement ceremony for spring and summer 2020 graduates, held in late August. HPU’s spring Commencement ceremony was postponed until the end of the summer due to safety concerns related to COVID-19. Degrees were presented to graduates by Dr. Cory […]

HPU speech and debate team brings home two national champions

BROWNWOOD – May 8, 2020 –  Howard Payne University’s Student Speaker Bureau (SSB) speech and debate team competed at the National Christian College Forensics Association national championship tournament in early March, with team members Alek Mendoza and Rishona Raub earning gold as national champions. Mendoza, a junior from Bangs majoring in theatre, earned the title […]

Public invited to view HPU senior Sarah “Abi” Brown’s online art exhibition

BROWNWOOD – April 24, 2020 – Howard Payne University senior Sarah “Abi” Brown’s senior art exhibition will premiere on the HPU School of Music and Fine Arts Facebook page on Monday, April 27, at 6:00 p.m. Also featuring a video introduction by the artist, the exhibition will be presented exclusively online. The exhibition’s centerpiece is […]

HPU’s Dr. Julie Welker named Educator of the Year by state forensics association

BROWNWOOD – April 20, 2020 – Dr. Julie Welker, chair of Howard Payne University’s Department of Communication and coach of HPU’s speech and debate team, was recently named the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) Educator of the Year. The award is selected by members of the TIFA executive council and is voted on by the […]

HPU senior Sarah “Abi” Brown to present art exhibition March 16-20

BROWNWOOD – March 5, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s Sarah “Abi” Brown will present her senior art exhibition March 16-20 at the Dorothy and Wendell Mayes Art Gallery, in HPU’s Doakie Day Art Center. The public is invited to an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 16. The gallery will […]

HPU graduates 90 students at fall Commencement ceremony

BROWNWOOD – January 15, 2020 – Howard Payne University awarded degrees to 90 students during its Commencement ceremony held at the close of the fall 2019 semester. Those receiving diplomas included August 2019 and December 2019 graduates. Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president, and other university representatives conferred the degrees. Dr. Steve Bezner, senior pastor of […]

Central Texas Community Band to begin rehearsals at HPU

BROWNWOOD – January 9, 2020 –The Central Texas Community Concert Band will begin rehearsing for the spring 2020 season on Monday, January 13. Rehearsals will be held at Howard Payne University’s Davidson Music Complex on Mondays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The band is composed of local high school students, college students, area musicians and older […]

Heart of Texas New Horizons Band meeting hosted at HPU

An informational meeting for the Heart of Texas New Horizons Band was hosted at Howard Payne University’s Davidson Music Complex on Dec. 17. Topics of discussion included the schedule and location of rehearsals, and the benefits of music to the mind and body. “We have a wonderful group of bright, enthusiastic seniors ready to launch […]

HPU’s Pre-College Music and Art program presents 25th annual Christmas recital

BROWNWOOD – December 11, 2019 – Howard Payne University’s Pre-College Music and Art program recently presented its 25th annual Christmas recital. Thirty-five students performed piano, vocal, guitar and percussion solos, duets and trios, and 12 teachers were represented. The event was held at HPU’s Doakie Day Art Center. “There was a standing-room-only crowd of more than […]

HPU students shine at Bayou City Swing Speech and Debate Tournament

BROWNWOOD – November 18, 2019 – HPU’s Student Speaker Bureau speech and debate team recently competed at the Bayou City Swing Speech and Debate Tournament, held at Lone Star College in Houston. Lucy Manning, junior strategic communication, social science jurisprudence and Guy D. Newman Honors Academy major from Fort Worth, won top debate speaker and […]