Truman volleyball sophomore Allie Brak was named the Sports Imports/America Volleyball Coaches Association Division II National Player of the Week for her play at the Washburn Fall Classic, Oct. 5-6. Brak averaged 4.36 kills and 2.43 digs per set, while hitting .363 as part of a 4-0 weekend for the Bulldogs.

Betty McLane-Iles, professor of French, was among six member writers asked to represent the Missouri Writers’ Guild at the Missouri Library Association Conference, Oct. 4. in Springfield, Mo. McLane-Iles was asked to present her 2008 historical novel “Dieppe Crossing,” a wartime saga on the French Resistance and Spanish/Basque struggle against Franco. McLane-Iles was recently notified that the Bibliothèque François Mitterand, the national library of France, chose to include her novel in its permanent collection of literary fiction acquisitions. McLane-Iles participated in a two-person partnered discussion with Lawrence Iles, who presented his 2011 book “The Progressive Left-Wing Animal Lover’s Legacy.”
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