Thoughts on HPU Career Summit

April 30, 2020 By Katie Cravey and Brienna Williams - Contact the Editor

The HPU Career Summit, hosted by Career Services, The Office of Alumni and University Services took place on Wednesday, February 24.  The Career Summit was from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Bullion Suites. Students who attended received a free lunch, an HPU notepad and pen, and the chance to win prize giveaways. The […]

Reliving the Journey of a Howard Payne Alum

April 30, 2020 By Mackenzie Langham - Contact the Editor

Mandy Callaway’s Howard Payne story is full of unexpected twists and turns, romantic beginnings, trials and perseverance. Thankfully, her HPU story exceeds her experience as a student, and continues to this day. Callaway graduated from Howard Payne University in 2001, Callaway earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Spanish. Do […]

Wheelington’s Road to HPU

April 30, 2020 By Brienna Williams - Contact the Editor

Dr. Rusty Wheelington, Professor of Christian Studies, is a well-known and highly respected professor on the Howard Payne campus. Strike up a conversation with any student who has been through the Christian Studies department and you will hear words such as kindhearted, humble, gracious and genuine in reference to Dr. Wheelington. Abby Fraser, Senior Christian […]

Podcast Creators in Our Midst

April 30, 2020 By Mackenzie Langham - Contact the Editor

Podcasts are extremely popular in today’s culture, and have been for some time. It is fascinating how so many people desire to stop and listen, not only for the sake of entertainment, but in many cases so people can be poured into. One of Howard Payne’s very own students has chosen to do a bit […]

FCA Adds New Membership Division

February 26, 2020 By Mackenzie Langham - Contact the Editor

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has added a new division of discipleship aimed to reach a broader audience on Howard Payne’s campus. The new tier in FCA is called FCA Membership, and their focus is discipleship. Senior Jessica Swonger, who is triple majoring in the honors academy, psychology, and jurisprudence, has been HPU’s FCA […]

HPU students advance at TIFA tournament

February 26, 2020 By YJ Staff - Contact the Editor

HPU’s Student Speaker Bureau speech and debate team recently competed at the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association Spring Championship tournament, held at Texas State University in San Marcos.  HPU won fourth overall sweepstakes in speech and debate combined. Freshman Rishona Raub, Guy D. Newman Honors Academy, communication, and social work major from Celina, advanced to finals […]

HPU Model UN Returns with Awards

February 21, 2020 By Brienna Williams - Contact the Editor

During the first week of February seven Howard Payne students traveled to Rome, Italy to represent HPU at an International Model United Nations conference. Out of 15 different nations represented at the conference Howard Payne was the only school from the United States. Model United Nations (MUN) is a conference in which schools from across […]

HPU Cheer and Athletics Give back

February 17, 2020 By Mackynlie Conklin - Contact the Editor

HPU’s organizations always show support during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, however, last semester the HPU Cheerleading Team and Athletic Department decided to take it one step further. Walker Cancer Center at Brownwood Regional Medical Center. HPU Cheerleading and Athletics raised $560 for the Walker Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund by fundraising with pink shirts […]

Getting Real About Relationships

February 14, 2020 By Caleb Callaway - Contact the Editor

“Ring by spring!” “Come and get your MRS degree!” Statements such as these are the unofficial mantras of private Christian universities across the nation, and HPU is no exception. It is safe to say that most young adults are either in a relationship, have been in a relationship, or want to be in a relationship. […]

The Yellow Jacket Clothes Closet is Back

February 12, 2020 By Caleb Callaway - Contact the Editor

Let’s be honest: college isn’t cheap. To start there is tuition, meal plan, room and board, and class expenses, and then there are textbooks, organization fees, fundraisers, and regular living expenses. On top of these inevitable expenses, students are regularly expected to dress professionally for church, job interviews, meetings, and a plethora of other events. […]