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The 2005 IFT Leadership Election
It is almost time for the 2005 IFT Leadership Election, which will be conducted electronically. Please review the following information about the online voting process.
Step by Step: The Election Process
• The election will take place on a secure Web site from May 1 to June 1, 2005. The Website can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer via a link at www.ift.org.
• On May 1, 2005, voters will receive their personal login and instructions via e-mail. If you have trouble with login, e-mail IFT staffer Dan Iannucci at [email protected].
• Beginning May 1, 2005, voters who do not have e-mail addresses may call the IFT Member Services Department to request their personal login and instructions. Call 800-438-3663 or 312-782-8424 and tell the receptionist that you need voting information. Please have your member number ready to expedite the process.• Between May 1 and June 1, 2005, IFT will provide assistance to voters. Call 800-438-3663 or 312-782-8424 and tell the operator that you need voting support.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will my login be the same as the one I use for the members-only Web site/myIFT?
No. You will receive your personal login and instructions via e-mail on May 1, 2005, the day the election officially opens. If you have trouble with login, e-mail Dan Iannucci at [email protected].
2. How will members who don’t use e-mail get their personal login and instructions?
Beginning May 1, 2005, voters who do not have e-mail may call the IFT Member Services Department to request their personal login and instructions. Call 800-438-3663 or 312-782-8424 and tell the receptionist that you need voting information. Please have your member number ready to expedite the process.
3. How do I get to the voting site?
Beginning May 1, 2005, IFT members can access the IFT Leadership Election from a link on the IFT homepage, www.ift.org.
4. How do I vote if I don’t have a computer?
Public libraries offer free Internet access. Coffee shops, business centers like FedEx/Kinko’s, and Internet cafes are great places to go online. If you are concerned about the best way to find a computer—and a person who can help use one—talk to family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
5. Once I’m online and I’ve voted, can I go back and change my mind?
You have as much time as you need to review the ballot, read the biographies and statements, and carefully consider your choices. You can go back and forth to view candidates before you make your selections and review your choices before you vote. Once you hit the button to cast your vote, however, you are done. The system will recognize and exclude any user who has previously voted.
6. How do I know my vote’s been counted? Can I be sure it went through?
After you have clicked the button to cast your vote, you will see a screen that thanks you for voting. This means that your vote has been successfully entered and counted.
7. What if I can’t login?
If you are unable to login, e-mail Dan Iannucci at [email protected].
8. What if I need help?
Between May 1 and June 1, 2005, IFT will provide assistance to voters. Call 800-438-3663 or 312-782-8424 and tell the operator that you need voting support.
IFT Food Expo® offers something for everyone
The 2005 IFT Food Expo is the place to meet suppliers and see the latest ingredients, services, and laboratory equipment. Now, it is the place to watch chefs and food scientists create innovative products right before your eyes; view and taste samples of finished products from around the world; learn all about ingredients used to improve the nutrition of food; and discover new tools and applications to enhance food product quality and safety. Join us in New Orleans from July 16-20 for these exciting pavilions.
• IFT/RCA Product Development Pavilion. IFT and the Research Chefs Association are presenting a unique, interactive pavilion featuring collaborative presentations blending culinary innovation of research chefs from the RCA with food scientists of IFT. Each product will be accompanied by the recipe and a discussion of development steps.
• New Products Showcase Pavilion: Global Trends & Tasting Presentations—Mintel. Here, you will not only learn about global trends in food product development, but will have a chance to sample many of the products discussed during the presentations.
• New Products Showcase Pavilion: Taste the Trend—Innova. These educational forums will focus on global design and flavor trends for beverages, seasoning trends, and emerging flavors. Innova has a network of international field researchers who report on global food and beverage launches and provide in-depth trend analysis on these products.
• Healthy Foods Ingredients Pavilion. Visit this pavilion to talk with suppliers of nutraceuticals, functional foods, organic foods, and natural foods.
• International Food Safety & Quality Pavilion. Don’t miss this pavilion if you have a stake in food safety and quality. Visit with suppliers of instruments, tools, material, services, processing, and packaging technologies, all designed to ensure food safety and quality.
For more information, visit www.am-fe.ift.org
College Bowl organizers need questions
IFT is currently gathering questions for IFT’s National College Bowl Competition, a quiz show-type competition.
The questions need to be consistent with the IFT-approved curriculum and core competencies in food science and technology, including food chemistry and analysis, food safety and microbiology, food processing and engineering, and applied food science. The questions should also include areas of food toxicology, food biotechnology, human nutrition, food regulations, and sensory evaluation. The questions should be multiple choice with four options and include a reference to verify the information.
Submit possible questions to Roger Clemens at [email protected] before May 31, 2005. For more information about the IFT National College Bowl Competition, visit www.ift.org/iftsa/competitions/cb/html.
IFT Foundation seeks past scholarship recipients
Since its inception, IFT Foundation has awarded more than $3.6 million to more than 2,400 scholarship and fellowship recipients. Many of these individuals have gone on to successful careers in food science and technology and remain active in IFT. IFT Foundation wants to know their stories. If you are a past IFT scholarship or fellowship recipient, or know someone who is, please write to IFT and share the story. E-mail [email protected] or send a letter to: IFT Foundation, 525 West Van Buren St., Ste. 1000, Chicago, IL 60607-3814.
IFT recognizes 50-year members
The following individuals received 50-year-member lapel pins this year:
James J. Albrecht, Allan L. Anderson, Michael H. Baker, Ram Blau, Maximo F. Bocklet, James M. Bonnell, James G. Bowie, William L. Brown, Robert G. Christie, Silvio Crespo, Lawrence E. Dawson, G. Robert Di Marco, Frank E. Drechsler, Hyman P. Eiduson, Charles W. Everson, Thomas Fazio, Roland A. Finch, Stefan S. Frank, Harold H. Hale, Carl W. Hall, John V. Harvey, John W. Hunnell, Clark A. Johnson, Sidney Kahan, Ted W. Kendall, A.D. King, Jr., Fred J. Kraus, Leo G. Krebs, Gerald D. Kuhn, George J. Lutz, Jack R. Matches, John F. McGowan, Robert E. Murphy, John J. O’Neil, D. Paul Ochs, Seymour Paperno, A.B. (Barney) Prescott, Calvin E. Purvis, Dwight E. Reed, William G. Schultz, Stanley Segall, Jack M. Sheneman, Hiram P. Smith, Paul L. Smith, Alan Thomas, Harry H. Topalian, Kiyoshi Tsuji, Earl W. Turner, Stanley Turovitz, James L. Vetter, John P. Vogt, Homer W. Walker, Edward K. Wardrip, Lawrence S. Weitz, K.F. Wiese, Charles B. Wood, and Walter E. Wood. We congratulate these long-time members.
Applications for sensory science scholarship available
One $14,000 Sensory Science Scholarship will be awarded for the 2005–06 academic year to support a Ph.D. student who intends to teach and conduct research in the area of sensory science. This scholarship is awarded in honor of the memory of Professor Rose Marie Pangborn, who initiated the scholarship fund to encourage the education of sensory scientists intending to pursue academic careers. This year the award is being supported GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.
Applications, including all required documentation, must be postmarked no later than May 16, 2005. For additional information and applications forms, contact Rick Mattes, Purdue University, Dept. of Foods and Nutrition, 700 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059 (phone 765-494-0662, e-mail [email protected]) or visit www.cfs.purdue.edu/sssf/.
SECTION & DIVISION NEWS
IFTSA requests photos of past members
This year marks IFTSA’s 30th birthday and the group wants to celebrate by remembering its past members. IFTSA is looking for "now and then" photos of former IFTSA and current IFT members to create a collage that will be displayed at IFTSA activities during the Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
IFTSA is also looking for pictures taken at IFTSA activities during the past 30 years. Please send your photos by May 15, 2005, to Rodney Green, President, IFTSA, Purdue University, Food Science Building, 745 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907 or [email protected].
Please include a caption with each photo, including year, names, positions held at the time, and current information. Provide your name and address to have photos returned to you.
by KAREN BANASIAK