Rev. Tim Skaggs addresses HPU Chapel crowd

BROWNWOOD – October 25, 2017 – Rev. Tim Skaggs, pastor of Brownwood’s Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, spoke at Howard Payne University’s Chapel service Wednesday morning. Skaggs serves as an adjunct faculty member in kinesiology at HPU and his wife, Jamie, serves as university nurse. “Don’t let this culture be your identity because this culture is […]

HPU announces 2017 Homecoming Court

BROWNWOOD – October 19, 2017 – Howard Payne University has announced its 2017 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming queen and princess will be crowned this Friday, October 20, at 2 p.m. during Homecoming Convocation in the university’s Mims Auditorium. Homecoming queen nominees are seniors Karli Conrad of Katy, Djimonii Jackson of Beaumont and Miranda Rice of […]

HPU Chapel speaker urges Christians to show Christ-like hospitality

BROWNWOOD – September 28, 2017 – Howard Payne University held its weekly Chapel service Wednesday morning with Nell Green, missionary with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Internationals, delivering the address to students, faculty and staff. Green encouraged her fellow Christians to show Christ-like hospitality to others, regardless of their religious or political beliefs. “You are in a […]

HPU hosts Encounter Week fall revival

BROWNWOOD – September 27, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s Encounter Week fall revival event was held last week with a concluding discussion on the importance of maintaining momentum in the pursuit of Christ-like living. Zack Randles, founder and lead pastor of Waterfront Church in Washington, D.C., was the guest speaker for each of the five […]

HPU to host Family Weekend

BROWNWOOD – September 20, 2017 – Howard Payne University will host its annual Family Weekend event on Friday and Saturday, October 6-7. Family members of current HPU students who have not yet registered for this event are encouraged to do so by visiting as soon as possible. Family Weekend is an opportunity for parents […]

Angela Groves ’03 speaks at HPU Chapel service

BROWNWOOD – September 14, 2017 – Angela Groves, a 2003 Howard Payne University graduate, was the guest speaker during HPU’s Chapel service on Wednesday, September 13. Titling her presentation “When Life Throws You a Curveball,” Groves spoke candidly about her previous struggles with infertility and her current battle with cancer. Groves, who works at New […]

HPU to host Encounter Week fall revival services

BROWNWOOD – September 13, 2017 – Howard Payne University will host Encounter Week fall revival services next Monday, September 18, through Wednesday, September 20. This year’s guest speaker is Zack Randles and worship will be led by the Nick Gainey Band. Randles is founder and lead pastor of Waterfront Church in Washington, D.C. A native […]

HPU graduate spends summer working with refugees through Go Now Missions

BROWNWOOD – September 7, 2017 – Shaefer Church, a 2016 Howard Payne University graduate, spent the summer in Greece volunteering with refugees who have fled the Middle East and northern Africa. He was one of three students from HPU and hundreds from the state of Texas serving around the globe this summer through Texas Baptists’ […]

HPU BSM leaders encourage student involvement

BROWNWOOD – September 7, 2017 – Keith Platte, director of Howard Payne University’s Baptist Student Ministry, and several BSM student leaders spoke during the university’s Chapel program Wednesday morning. The leaders described to students the various ways in which they can become involved with BSM ministries. Platte introduced the student leaders, saying that serving through […]

HPU’s Dr. Gary Gramling speaks at Wednesday morning Chapel service

BROWNWOOD – August 31, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s Dr. Gary Gramling, 1981 HPU graduate, professor of Christian studies and director of the graduate programs in Christian studies, spoke at HPU’s Chapel service Wednesday morning. “I can tell you that once you’ve had a personal encounter with Jesus, you’ll never be the same,” Dr. Gramling […]

HPU baseball partners with Weakley-Watson for hurricane relief

BROWNWOOD – August 30, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s baseball team is partnering with Weakley-Watson Ace Hardware of Brownwood to provide relief amidst the ongoing devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey along Texas’ Gulf Coast. The team’s efforts are bolstered by a variety of other campus groups and individuals. HPU will host a donation drive this […]

HPU cheer team ready for 2017-2018 activities

BROWNWOOD – August 28, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s cheer team recently held the group’s first practice of the 2017-2018 academic year. The students are eager to lead the campus community in showing HPU spirit at a variety of athletic events and other activities. The team is led by Bethany Covington in her first year […]

HPU students serve the Brownwood community through S.W.A.R.M. day

BROWNWOOD – August 25, 2017 – Members of Howard Payne University’s new student class, along with upperclassman leaders, spent the Saturday before classes began serving the city they now call home. The students participated in the university’s annual Serving With A Right Motive (S.W.A.R.M.) project on August 19 as part of Jacket Journey, the university’s […]

HPU hosts University Convocation featuring Rev. René Maciel

BROWNWOOD – August 23, 2017 – Rev. René Maciel, community life pastor at First Woodway Baptist Church of Waco, addressed Howard Payne University students, faculty and staff at University Convocation on Wednesday morning. The event marked the first Chapel service of the academic year. Rev. Maciel invested more than 31 years in higher education and […]

New HPU students participate in Chime In

BROWNWOOD – August 22, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s incoming students were officially welcomed to the university yesterday during HPU’s Chime In ceremony. New students ceremoniously walked through the university’s Wilson Gate and down the Wilson Walkway. They then proceeded to HPU’s Old Main Tower to sing the alma mater for the first time together […]

HPU’s Class of 2021 arrives on campus

BROWNWOOD – August 18, 2017 – Jacket Journey, Howard Payne University’s new-student orientation, began Thursday with events continuing throughout the weekend. Incoming students and upperclassmen leaders and support staff paused Friday morning for a group photo. Due to rain, HPU’s Chime In ceremony, originally scheduled for Thursday evening, was postponed until Monday, August 21, at […]

HPU announces fall 2017 Chapel schedule

BROWNWOOD – August 14, 2017 – Howard Payne University has announced its Chapel schedule for the fall 2017 semester. Chapel services provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff – as well as the community – to come together in worship. This year’s Chapel theme, centered around Mark 12:28-31, is “Love God, Love Others.” Services are […]

HPU gearing up for fall 2017 semester

BROWNWOOD – August 11, 2017 – With just over a week remaining until the first day of classes, Howard Payne University faculty and staff are busily preparing for the fall 2017 semester. Classes begin August 21 and Jacket Journey, HPU’s new-student orientation, will be held August 17-20. Jacket Journey kicks off next Thursday morning with […]

HPU’s Horton to present senior recital Thursday

Howard Payne University senior Josiah Horton of Lockhart will present a vocal recital on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Grace Chapel. The recital is free and is open to the public. Horton is a church music-vocal major and English minor. He is from the studio of Dr. Greg Church, professor of […]

HPU’s annual Spring Sing event draws large crowds

BROWNWOOD – April 6, 2017 – Howard Payne University recently hosted its annual Spring Sing event during which three student organizations wrote, directed and performed high-energy musical skits for large audiences over two nights. Pi Theta Chi won first place for its performance, which earned the group an $800 prize from HPU’s Alumni Association. Delta […]

HPU to host 21st annual Spring Sing

BROWNWOOD – March 21, 2017 – Howard Payne University will host its 21st annual Spring Sing event this Friday and Saturday with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Tickets for the family-friendly event are $5 each and the community is welcome to attend. Three Howard Payne University student organizations will take part in the […]

HPU first-year students enjoy exciting semester

BROWNWOOD – November 8, 2016 – An exciting fall semester at Howard Payne University is rapidly drawing to a close. The first-year students at HPU’s Brownwood campus comprise the university’s second-largest class in 16 years. Recent campus events include Homecoming, during which students participated in activities such as a parade, bonfire, fireworks show and more. […]

HPU announces 2016 Homecoming Court

BROWNWOOD – October 24, 2016 – Howard Payne University has announced its 2016 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming queen and princess will be crowned Friday, October 28, at 2 p.m. during Homecoming Convocation in the university’s Mims Auditorium. Homecoming queen nominees are seniors Jaclyn Bonner of Lytle, Elizabeth Rainey of Poolville and Sydney Spencer of Georgetown. […]

HPU’s Yellow Jacket Band given new drum major stand

BROWNWOOD – October 11, 2016 –  Howard Payne University’s Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma groups recently purchased a new drum major stand for the HPU Yellow Jacket Band. Pictured are HPU’s Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma group members along with Corey Ash, director of bands and associate professor of music (second […]

HPU sees increased numbers for fall 2016 enrollment

BROWNWOOD – September 20, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s fall 2016 semester is underway with lots of new faces around campus. The number of first-year students – 321 – at the Brownwood campus is HPU’s second-largest class in 16 years. Undergraduate and graduate enrollment at HPU’s three locations – the main campus in Brownwood and […]