2019 Morris Undergraduate Research Fellowship applications are now being accepted.
Current students can apply now by visiting myGU.
About the Morris Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Established in 2017 thanks to a generous donation from Scott and Liz (Tomich, '80) Morris, the Morris Undergraduate Research Fellowships are awarded to student-faculty research teams in the arts, humanities, and social sciences disciplines in the Gonzaga University College of Arts & Sciences. These fellowships are awarded to original, student-driven research projects that are carried out during the summer months under the mentorship of a faculty member in the College. Both the student and the faculty mentor receive a stipend for this work.
Past recipients of the Morris Fellowship have been involved in a wide variety of projects, studying a diverse range of topics from Zambian choral music to the influence of Bing Crosby on post-World War II America’s views on Christmas, to an augmented reality walking history tour of the Gonzaga campus, and many more.
- Madison Hendricks (faculty mentor: Leslie Stamoolis, MFA, Theatre and Dance): “Foundations of Silhouette: A Study of 19th Century Undergarments”
- Andrew Kelley (faculty mentor: Dr. Timothy Westerhaus, Music): “In the Wake of Tragedy: Examining the Function of Music as a Response to Disaster”
- Katherine Laco (faculty mentor: Dr. Anastasia Wendlinger, Religious Studies): “Teaching Participation: Vatican II’s Liturgical Reforms and Parish Catechesis in the Diocese of Spokane”
- Audrey Parks (faculty mentor: Suzanne Ostersmith, MFA, Theatre and Dance): “Professional Dance Performance Preparation”
- Nick Simmons (faculty mentor: Dr. Rebecca Marquis, Modern Languages): “Indigenous Resistance Case Studies”
- Annie Stanger (faculty mentor: Dr. Timothy Westerhaus, Music): “Introducing Contemporary Women Art Song Composers to Teachers and Performers”
- Jessica Albinson (faculty mentor: Dr. Naghme Morlock, Sociology): “Navigating Gender and Sexual Identity in a ‘Straight’ World: A Study of How College Students Talk About Romantic Relationships”
- Annica Balentine (faculty mentor: Dr. Andrea Bertotti-Metoyer, Sociology): “Sterilization Discourse in Medical Textbooks”
- Mitch Davey (faculty mentor: Dr. Timothy Westerhaus, Music): “Dancing in Harmony: A Documentation of the Traditions & Practices of Choral Music in Zambia”
- Cole Fairbairn (faculty mentor: Dr. Ray Rast, History): “A Christmas Classic: Bing, Berlin, and the Story of ‘White Christmas’”
- Danielle Forrest and Grace Muljadi (faculty mentors: Dr. Rob Bryant, Computer Science and Computational Thinking and Dr. Veta Schlimgen, History): “Walk Gonzaga: An Augmented Reality Walking Historical Tour of Gonzaga”
- Analee Scott (faculty mentor: Dr. Mary Jeannot, TESL): “Investigating Multilingual Theory and Practice in Spokane Public Schools”