The the Henan Normal University is a good place to check out when you are in Xinxiang.
Xinxiang is surrounded by interesting towns and cities waiting to be discovered. Hebi and Jiaozuo are two other places worth visiting while you're in Henan.
While you are in Xinxiang, head to Zhengzhou. Approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) away, this regional city is home to Mount Song, Zhongyuan University of Technology and Shaolin Monastery. Erqi Pagoda, Renmin Park and Zhengzhou University are good places to visit.
Head to Henan's history museums. These are excellent spots to spend time, particularly on unpleasant days.
When the weather is fine, head to the region's beautiful waterways for an afternoon of rafting or boating.
Taking the time to know a few handy words and phrases in the local language separates the smart travelers from the tourists. Why not make use of "Nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ" The English translation is "Would you like todance with me?" You'll find that knowing "Zhèiwèi xiānsheng huì qīngdān", which translates to "This gentleman/lady will pay for everything", can make all the difference.
As your time here draws to an end, spend what's left of your renminbi on last-minute keepsakes and bid a fond Zàijiàn (farewell) to the people you've met and the locations you've been.