Alexa

By the Numbers

  • 1904

    Peanut Butter became a hit at the St. Louis World's Fair.

  • 1928

    Sliced bread was invented.

  • 2018

    Park U became an Alexa-friendly Campus!

Alexa… ask Park what’s the greatest thing since sliced bread?

Alexa, ask Park what is the greatest thing since sliced bread? Ask Alexa and you will find out.

Park University is excited to announce we are an Alexa-friendly campus! Amazon Alexa is a personal voice assistant that enables users to voice-control products and services offered by a variety of brands.  With the “Ask Park…” skill, Alexa users can ask a variety of questions about Park University and by linking their Park ID to the Ask Park skill, students can get access to course schedule information, grades, and GPA.

It’s exciting to find new ways to integrate a useful technology, like Alexa, in the college experience.

James Nelson, AVP, IT

You can get answers fast to your most important questions about Park University. We have listed the categories and samples of questions you can ask by saying, “Alexa, ask Park…”

For a complete list of all of the commands for Alexa and Park University, visit the Information Technology Service’s Support Page.

Alexa, Ask Park…

  • Who is Park University’s president?
  • What is the school mascot?
  • What year was Park University established?

Alumni Association

  • What is the Alumni Association Awards luncheon?
  • How can I get involved in the alumni association?
  • Where can I find out about alumni owned businesses?

Fun

  • What is Park’s football team record?
  • To tell me about Jurassic Park.
  • To help me pick a New Year’s resolution?
  • What is the greatest thing since sliced bread?

 

Alexa, Ask Park…

  • What are my grades?
  • What is my class schedule?
  • What is my GPA?
  • How do I access Canvas?
  • Why can’t I see my Canvas course?

Graduate School

  • How do I contact Park’s Graduate School?

Textbooks

  • What books do I need for my registered classes?

Academic Support

  • What is StepUp?
  • How can I find a tutor?
  • How can I get tutoring help online?

Library

  • How do I make an appointment with a librarian?
  • To search the library database.
  • What if I cannot find a book or article?

Alexa, Ask Park…

  • How do I schedule a visit?
  • What is the student to faculty ratio?
  • What clubs and organizations are on campus?

International Education

  • Where do I find information about study abroad?
  • How do I contact international education?

Alexa, Ask Park…

Food & Drink

  • What are the hours of the cafeteria?
  • What are the hours of the Jolly Roger cafe?

Lifestyle

  • Play Pirate Radio
  • What is this week’s career tip?
  • What is in the Stylus?
  • What is happening today?

Athletics

  • When is the next Parkville home game?
  • What is the list of sports events happening today?
  • Are there any sports events in the next two days?

Counseling

  • How do I make a counseling appointment?
  • What are the Counseling Center’s hours?
  • What services are available at the Counseling Center?

 

Alexa, Ask Park…

  • How do I register for classes?
  • How do I apply for graduation?
  • Where can I view my degree audit?

Financial Aid

  • How do I apply for FAFSA?
  • How do I apply for scholarships?
  • What is the financial aid office phone number?

Student Accounts

  • When are account charges posted?
  • What is the phone number for student accounts?

Career Development

  • Where is the Career Development Center located?
  • How can I contact the Career Development Center?
  • What services does the Career Development Center offer?

Alexa & Park U – the possibilities are endless

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.