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Homecoming Luncheon and Awards

Mark Your Calendar for UA Homecoming 2016

Save the Date! University of Arizona Homecoming 2016 will be Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th!

The FCS Council Homecoming Awards Luncheon will held in the MCPRK lobby from 12-1:30pm. on Friday, October 28th!

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The Homecoming Luncheon is always a great way to reconnect with fellow alumni, and the Norton School faculty, past and present. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to meet the 2016 FCS Council Alumni and Faculty Award winners and scholarship recipients. Council scholarships are made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends of the Norton School. Please consider making a contribution to the Council’s Scholarship Fund.

In addition to the Scholarship Fund, the Council is pleased to announce a fundraising campaign to support the Norton School’s Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth and Families (FMI). The Institute’s research focuses on the development and well-being of children, youth and families, with the goal of enhancing the lives of the people of Arizona and the world. Please join us for a presentation on the Institute’s current research, prior to the Homecoming Luncheon.

This year we are delighted to acknowledge the contributions of Dr. Amy Jean Knorr to the Norton School as we celebrate her 100th birthday. Dr. Knorr served on the Norton School faculty as a professor of Home Economics Education from 1970 to 1984, providing an exceptional educational experience to hundreds of students. Amy Jean has been a strong supporter of the Frances McClelland Institute since its inception.  We hope you will consider a donation to the Council’s Frances McClelland Institute Endowment fundraising campaign to honor Amy Jean’s support of the Institute and the Norton School.

The Norton School of FCS Council of Alumni and Friends Annual Homecoming Luncheon and Awards -
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If you are unable to attend the Luncheon, we hope you will consider making a donation to the Council’s Scholarship Fund and the Frances McClelland Institute Endowment by visiting or by downloading and returning the donation form.


October 28th Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. "Back-to-School Experience" - Frances McClelland Institute Presentation –
Room 210 (no charge)
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. FCS Council Luncheon Registration - Myrland Lobby
12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. FCS Council Luncheon and Awards - Myrland Lobby

All events will be held in McClelland Park, 650 N. Park Ave, Tucson AZ

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Homecoming "Back to School Experience" - Frances McClelland Institute Homecoming Panel - "It Takes Two: How Relationships Contribute to Development and Well-being"

Dr. Melissa Barnett will speak on “Supportive Early Relationships as Foundations for Development.” Dr. Emily Butler will speak on “Love, Anger and Food.” We will also recognize Family Studies and Human Development doctoral student, Chandni Parikh, for her Frances McClelland Dissertation Award entitled “Eye Tracking Paradigms and Implications for Understanding Developmental Trajectories”
Here is more information about each speaker and their talk:
Title: Love, Anger and Food.
Dr. Emily Butler, Associate Professor, Family Studies and Human Development
Our emotions, and how we control or regulate them, are involved in everything we do, including health behaviors such as eating and activity levels. I will present results from several studies of romantic couples that demonstrate some of the complex connections between partner's emotions, self-regulation and body-weight.


Title: Supportive Early Relationships as Foundations for Development
Dr. Melissa Barnett, Associate Professor, Family Studies and Human Development
 Participating in supportive relationships promotes healthy development in early childhood.  I will describe what supportive, reciprocal adult-child interactions look like in early childhood.  I will also present findings from studies demonstrating how these supportive interactions with multiple adults, including mothers, fathers, grandparents and child care teachers contribute to positive development.


Title: Eye Tracking Paradigms and Implications for Understanding Developmental Trajectories
Chandni Parikh, ABD, FMI Dissertation Awardee
Infant sibling investigations have yielded critical insights into the early onset of autism and the justification for research and practice focused on early identification of autism is provision of earlier treatment. I will present preliminary findings from the eye-tracking study focused on the different eye gaze patterns and social attention in typically developing children and children at-risk for autism.

Tel: Main Office 520.621.1075 Norton School Student Services 520.621.1295
Mailing Address: 650 N. Park Ave Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078 (Map to McClelland Park)
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