Book Shop to host book signing sessions with Professor Philip Freeman June 11, 15, 16

May 26, 2010

The Luther College Book Shop will host several book signing sessions in June with Philip Freeman, Luther professor of classics.

Freeman will sign copies of his book “Lecture Notes: A Professor’s Inside Guide to College Success” Friday, June 11; Tuesday, June 15; and Wednesday, June 16, from noon-1 p.m.

Copies of the book are available for purchase at the Luther Book Shop for $14.99. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Freeman’s latest book, “Lecture Notes,” is a guide to college success from a professor’s perspective.

Writing for students about to begin their undergraduate years, Freeman reveals the three sure-fire rules for a great college experience, offers solid strategies for fostering crucial relationships with faculty advisors and sets his readers up for four years of success.

“If you’re an incoming freshman facing the culture shock of campus life, reeling under the weight of scholastic expectations, and feeling the pressure of overwhelming financial commitments—don’t panic!” writes Freeman. “Success in college is not about beating the system–it’s about learning skills that will help you thrive in a very difficult environment.”

“Lecture Notes” is a must read for every college-bound high school senior, whether they are attending a small-town junior college, a sprawling mega-campus, or an Ivy League university.

Freeman holds the Orlando W. Qualley Chair of Classical Languages at Luther College. An internationally recognized specialist in Greek, Roman and medieval culture and Celtic studies, he is the author of numerous other publications, including “Julius Caesar” (Simon & Schuster, 2008), “St. Patrick of Ireland” (Simon & Schuster, 2004) and “War, Women, and Druids” (University of Texas Press, 2002).    

A frequent speaker and presenter, Freeman has given talks on the ancient world at the Smithsonian Institution and interviews on National Public Radio and Minnesota Public Television.


Philip Freeman, associate professor of classics