IFT recognizes 50-year members
The following individuals received 50-year-member lapel pins this year:
Guy N. Baldwin Jr., Gilbert R. Barr, P.A. Baumgartner, Alan E. Carp, Melvin I. Darack, Bryant R. Dunshee, W.T. D’Arcy Ellis, Merlin Fischer, Glenn W. Froning, Massao Fujimaki, Kenneth A. Gilles, Mark L. Grant Jr., Lawrence E. Gray, Ronald Greenwald, John J. Guenther, John R. Haglund, Arthur W. Hansen, Richard E. Hein, Carl T. Herald, Robert L. Hicks, Sigmund Hoffman, Maurice W. Hoover, V.W. Kadis, Paul H. King, George W. Kurtz, Lourdes M. Labrador, Gabriel J. Lauro, Rufus E. Lester Jr., Morrison Loewenstein, Ramon F. Maher, Vincent P. Maier, Elmer H. Marth, Samuel A. Matz, Thaddeus F. Midura, Norman C. Miller Jr., Tom T. Miyahara, A.I. Morgan, Lewis D. Morse, John F. Murphy, James E. Noonan, Thomas M. Ott, Richard R. Perdue, Dwain H. Pilkington, Emery Polya, William D. Powrie, Kurt L. Schoen, Morton L. Shaevel, Daniel R. Sidoti, John H. Silliker, Vernon Singleton, Chris J.B. Smit, Norman M. Spain, William H. Stahl, Arnold B. Steiner, Howard L. Stier, Ben C. Sulskis, P.C. Thompson, Robert M. Uschan, Jerome Van Buren, Lelio Martinez Villalba, Richard B. Weisbaum, James E. Welch, Fred Wesley, John R. Whitaker, John B. Woerfel, Philip S. Wong, Lyle C. Woods, and Tamotsu Yokotsuka.

We congratulate these long-time members.

IFT hosts Webcast
IFT’s Knowledge & Learning Center will host an educational Webcast, "The Quest to Define and Develop Gluten Free," on June 28, 2007, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Central Time.

The Webcast will discuss the proposed Food and Drug Administration regulation regarding the term "gluten-free" for voluntary use in food labeling and its effects on consumers and industry; challenges that developers of gluten-free products face; and effects of celiac disease on consumers and industry.

For more information about this session and to register, visit www.ift.org/knowledge.

Scholarship fund recognizes Hefle
The University of Nebraska and family and colleagues of the late Susan L. Hefle, former Associate Professor of Food Science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, co-director of the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program, and IFT Professional Member, have established a scholarship to honor her.

The Susan L. Hefle Memorial Fund will provide scholarships and fellowships for students in the Dept. of Food Science and Technology in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the university.

A gift from Hefle’s brother, Scott Hefle, and additional memorial contributions established the fund.

Recipients of scholarships and fellowships provided by the fund must be pursing a major in the department and have an interest in a career in food science and technology. The department will select recipients annually.

Hefle, who died in August 2006 at age 46, conducted research in the area of food allergies.

For more information about the fund, including how to contribute to it, contact Bethany Throener at 402-458-1187.

University of Cincinnati team wins competition
A team of three IFT student members from the University of Cincinnati—members of the IFT Student Association’s newest chapter—won first place and $5,000 in the inaugural Research Chefs Association Culinology® Product Development Cook-Off, held during the recent RCA Annual Conference.

Catrina Leatherwood, Haim Grinspan, and Michael Bunn competed against teams from 13 other universities. They combined their knowledge of food science with culinary skills by preparing an entrée weeks earlier and keeping it frozen until the day of the competition, when the reheated entrée was judged along with a freshly prepared one. The judges closely scrutinized the quality and taste of each.

Teams from Cornell University and the Mississippi University for Women were the first and second runners-up, respectively.

Section & Division meetings
Visit www.ift.org to view the Events Calendar, including listings for Section and Division meetings, and for information on how to list your event.