HPU campus improvements underway in anticipation of fall semester

BROWNWOOD – August 17, 2020 – Numerous enhancements across the Howard Payne University campus are in progress or have been recently completed as the institution prepares to welcome students later this week. The slate of projects encompasses improvements to residence facilities, academic buildings, activity spaces and landscaping, with each component contributing to an overall effort […]

HPU students available to fill part-time positions

BROWNWOOD – June 12, 2020 – Howard Payne University’s Office of Career Services encourages area employers to consider hiring college students to fill part-time positions. The office works throughout the year to match interested employers with students motivated and grateful for part-time job opportunities while they work on their degrees. Tammy Arreola, HPU career services […]

HPU receives $10,000 Texas Emergency Aid Grant

BROWNWOOD – June 3, 2020 – Howard Payne University recently received a $10,000 Texas Emergency Aid Grant from the Texas Higher Education Foundation. The grant is offered through the Texas Emergency Aid Program, initiated by the foundation in partnership with the Greater Texas Foundation and the Trellis Foundation to aid institutions during the COVID-19 crisis. […]

HPU announces two-hour delay on February 5 due to weather

BROWNWOOD – February 4, 2020 – Howard Payne University has announced a two-hour delay of classes and office hours on Wednesday, February 5, due to anticipated inclement weather. All 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. classes are canceled for the day. Campus activities will resume with the Chapel service at 10 a.m. in Mims Auditorium. The schedule for […]

HPU announces holiday closure

BROWNWOOD – December 17, 2019 – Howard Payne University will be closed from Monday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 3, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Offices will reopen on Monday, Jan. 6. HPU’s Office of Institutional Advancement (the Harrison House), located at 803 Center Ave., will be open from 10 […]

HPU and surrounding communities celebrate the Christmas season

BROWNWOOD – December 9, 2019 – Howard Payne University personnel and students joined with the university’s neighbors in Brownwood, Early and other area communities to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season during “An HPU Family Christmas.” Held at the university on the evening of Dec. 2, the event included a concert, carol singing, the […]

Representatives of HPU’s Baptist Student Ministry work with churches in New York

Six representatives of the Howard Payne University Baptist Student Ministry recently traveled to New York City to serve with churches in the city. During the 10-day trip, the team visited and worked with Graffiti Church, First Polish Baptist Church and Maranatha Romanian Baptist Church.  The group consisted of students Tyler Dingle, a junior from Bellville […]

HPU graduate Karli Conrad ’18 serving as campus missionary intern

BROWNWOOD – November 19, 2018 – Howard Payne University graduate Karli Conrad is serving with the HPU Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) as campus missionary intern for the 2018-2019 school year. Conrad, a native of Katy, graduated from HPU in May 2018 with a degree in marketing. As a student, she was active in the BSM, […]

HPU announces 2018 Homecoming Court

BROWNWOOD – October 25, 2018 – Howard Payne University has announced its 2018 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming queen and princess will be crowned next Friday, November 2, at 2 p.m. during Homecoming Convocation in the university’s Mims Auditorium. Homecoming queen nominees are seniors Sabrina Martinez of San Antonio, Angelica Ramirez of Austin and Gabrielle Roque […]

HPU to host Encounter Week fall revival September 17-19

BROWNWOOD – September 13, 2018 – Howard Payne University will host Encounter Week fall revival services next Monday, September 17, through Wednesday, September 19. This year’s guest speaker is Saleim Kahleh and worship will be led by the Clayton Tyner Band. Kahleh was raised as a Muslim in a loving Islamic home. After his first […]

HPU students and alumni serve at 2018 Wyoming Youth Evangelism Conference

BROWNWOOD – June 27, 2018 – Howard Payne University students and alumni were among a group of 13 from May First Baptist Church that traveled to Wyoming toward the end of the spring semester to serve at the state’s Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC). The event was held at College Heights Baptist Church in Casper, Wyoming. […]

HPU to hold Commencement ceremony this Saturday

BROWNWOOD – May 1, 2018 – Howard Payne University will hold its spring Commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 5, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Brownwood Coliseum. The coliseum is located at 500 E. Baker Street in Brownwood. Dr. Bill Ellis, university president, and other university representatives will confer the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Delivering […]

HPU students named 2018 Young Maston Scholars by Logsdon Seminary

BROWNWOOD – April 3, 2018 – Howard Payne University students Cecily McIlwain, junior from Dayton, and Jordan Pitman, senior from Bangs, were among 16 Texas Baptist students recently honored as 2018 Young Maston Scholars by Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary. The awards were announced during the 18th annual T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics held at […]

Jessica Catlett has found a place to learn and grow at HPU

BROWNWOOD – April 2, 2018 – When one of her high school teachers recommended she look at Howard Payne University, Jessica Catlett was hesitant at first. She was initially nervous about leaving home in Alleyton to attend college more than four hours away in Brownwood. However, she decided to follow her teacher’s advice. She scheduled […]

HPU to present Spring Sing 2018

BROWNWOOD – March 21, 2018 – Howard Payne University students will perform in the annual Spring Sing event this Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, at 7:30 p.m. each evening. The event will be held in Mims Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased online (www.hputx.edu/student-life/spring-sing-2018/) or at the door. Spring Sing […]

HPU celebrates Black History Month during special Chapel service

BROWNWOOD – March 19, 2018 – Howard Payne University celebrated Black History Month in February with the university’s annual Black History Recognition Chapel service. Participants comprised of members of the African American Chapter of HPU’s Alumni Association and current HPU students, read stories and shared facts in recognition and celebration of the contributions of African […]

HPU students and employees paint bowls for Good Samaritan Ministries

BROWNWOOD – February 28, 2018 – Howard Payne University’s Office of Student Life recently hosted employees and students for a bowl-painting activity for Good Samaritan Ministries’ Empty Bowls Project. The annual Empty Bowls event is slated to be held April 5 at the Brownwood Coliseum. Pictured from left is sophomore Lillie McDonald from Tuscola, senior […]

HPU Baptist Student Ministry leaders attend state summit

BROWNWOOD – January 22, 2018 – Three student leaders from Howard Payne University’s Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) recently attended the annual Texas BSM Winter Summit at Baylor University in Waco. Student leaders from university BSMs across Texas came together as the BSM State Lead Team for the summit. Students who exhibit leadership qualities within their […]

HPU hosts annual Mustache Wheel of Doom fundraiser

BROWNWOOD – December 13, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s annual Mustache Wheel of Doom fundraiser recently raised more than $5,000 for the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ Go Now Missions. The event is sponsored by HPU’s Baptist Student Ministry. Teams of male students, along with their personnel sponsors, grew their beards throughout the month of […]

HPU’s newly structured intramural sport program takes off on campus

  BROWNWOOD – November 7, 2017 – Howard Payne University intramural sports have been a facet of student life on the university’s campus for many years. The program continues this year with a new coordinator, new sports and a new web-based management program. Wes Curton, resident director for Jennings Hall, has taken on the role […]

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 […]