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July 18, 2005
Vol. 29, No. 18

New KU logo selected
Jazz critic has new gig
Spring calendar adjusted by 1 day
Enrollment center changes name
Tuition below national average
Public health programs get grants
Researchers work on 'male pill'
Payroll deduction for fitness center

Summer Dole series announced
KU seeks links to Asia
2006 state holidays
UPSA now Unclassified Senate

New Senex members named
Classifieds officially switch, get raises

Employees of month recognized
CTE announces summer summit theme
Quiz: Hay-worth or Hah-worth?

KU flag to accompany troops
Lindley Annex comes down

Old KU: Ice cream wagon

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KU employees of the month recognized

Doris Gasper
May classified employee of the month

Started at KU: Doris Gasper joined the KU staff in 1986 as a clerk typist II in the Applied English Center.


Current title: Administrative officer at the center.


What that means: She oversees testing, placement and enrollment of the center’s international students; hires, trains and supervises student hourly employees for front desk reception and the office area; and organizes class schedules, semester calendars and testing schedules. She also maintains student records and works directly with students to make sure that their enrollments go smoothly.


Notable: Colleagues in the center and across campus say that Gasper goes out of her way to solve problems for international students. She has an uncanny talent for communicating effectively with students who have just arrived in the United States and may be struggling with the English language. “She navigates linguistic waters that would amaze even the most experienced language teacher,” one colleague says.


Recent feat: Staff members in International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) marvel at her knowledge and efficiency. Gasper knows the students the center serves so well that when ISSS staff contact her regarding the standing of an international student, she often can provide the information without even consulting a file. The students, faculty and staff at the center know they can rely on Gasper’s calm efficiency.

 

Dennis Moss
May unclassified employee of the month

Started at KU: Dennis Moss joined the KU staff as audit manager for KU Internal Audit in 1984.


Current title: He has been university director of internal audit since 1997 and supervises the university’s tax analyst.


What that means: Moss oversees the office that audits the records, systems, policies, procedures and activities of Lawrence and Medical Center units; reviews compliance with university, state and federal policies and requirements; and evaluates the efficiency of fiscal management, operating systems, and financial, administrative and management controls. Internal Audit also prepares reports, recommends policies or procedures, and conducts follow-up.


Notable: Moss is very capable at fraud investigations, working closely with the Office of the General Counsel to investigate allegations of theft or inappropriate use of university resources. He also is involved in such key committees as Leadership Committee for the new Student System and the Records Management Task force. Colleagues say that he is exceptionally professional, organized, thoughtful and accurate.


Recent feat: Moss’ style is to share information from audit findings with administrators, deans, directors, professors and others to help develop a plan to correct problems. He has long advocated a new-manager orientation program that would introduce administrators to the principles of internal controls, taxes and other business issues; KU’s first such training was offered in fall 2004.

   
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