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+ Campus notification: Lockdown Lifted

The campus lockdown has been lifted.

(1:49 p.m.) There has been a report of two males with weapons near the Student Union. Lockdown immediately until further notice.

Update (2:15 p.m.): Three males, all wearing black, were last seen walking north near Dean St.

Update (2:31 p.m.): University Police, as well as other law enforcement from the area, are clearing campus buildings in the affected area. Please remain indoors until an all clear has been given.

Update (2:42 p.m.): The campus lockdown has been lifted.  A-State will resume normal operations.

Police are continuing to investigate the earlier report and are reviewing campus security footage.

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  • MA, University of Mississippi
  • BS, Florida A & M University

Teaching Specialties

  • Broadcast Journalism

Research Interests

  • Television
  • Black Popular Music and Culture
  • Mass Media and Pop Culture


  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • Radio Television News Directors Association
  • Society of Professional Journalists


Roberts joined the RTV program after success as a radio host, producer and reporter for stations in Florida and Mississippi.  He served as general manager of the radio station at Mississippi Valley State University.  He formerly taught at William Penn University and Mississippi Valley State.

Larz Roberts

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3437
F: (870) 972-2997


Building: Education/Communication
Room: 361

Alternative Contact

Pam Graham
P: (870) 972-3070