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Patty Kleban

Patty Kleban is an instructor at Penn State, mother of three and a community volunteer. She is a Penn State Alumna. Readers of State College Magazine voted her Best Writer of 2010 and 2012. She and her family live in Patton Township. Her views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Penn State.

Articles by Patty Kleban

Defining Experience
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Defining Experience
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The concept of experience can be both a noun and a verb. We can experience a concert, baseball game or a huge community event like THON or we can gain experience. Not all experience is the same. How exactly is it measured? [Read More]
Good Manners Still Very Much Needed
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Good Manners Still Very Much Needed
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
This week the topic for my students was business etiquette. In both the pre-internship class and in the introduction-to-major class, we covered cell phone etiquette, manners in our emails and in our phone calls and even talked a little about etiquette at networking events and in interviews. [Read More]
Taking a Knee
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Taking a Knee
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Kneeling or refusing to stand on the sidelines during the playing of a song has become another symbol of a country divided. [Read More]
Sandusky and the Terrible 'Gift' That Keeps Giving
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Sandusky and the Terrible 'Gift' That Keeps Giving
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Penn Staters have to work a little harder to overcome what the few among us have done to tarnish the Penn State name. We have to be the bigger people. We have to stand a little taller and smile a little brighter and turn the other cheek. We have to do more and give more and be more to make up for th [Read More]
Giving Things Meaning
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Giving Things Meaning
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
If we could stop before we attribute meaning and just observe the situation for what it is, we would all be much better off. [Read More]
Time Travel, Eggs and Change
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Time Travel, Eggs and Change
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Depending on the day and time, our view of the world can be very different than how we saw things even 10 minutes earlier. [Read More]
Dear Mom and Dad
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Dear Mom and Dad
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Columnist and Penn State faculty member Patty Kleban welcomes new students and their parents to the university community. She also has some advice for Mom and Dad. [Read More]
History and Energy on Daufuskie
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History and Energy on Daufuskie
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
On a recent trip to Hilton Head, S.C., I had the opportunity to visit Daufuskie Island. This island, accessible only by boat or barge, is located between the southern tip of Hilton Head and Savannah, Ga. The island is popular for visitors to the Low Country, and makes for a fun day trip and a nice v [Read More]
Cellphone Management 101
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Cellphone Management 101
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I believe that cellphones are the biggest deterrent to engagement, retention and success of not only students at Penn State but at high schools and colleges across the country. [Read More]
National Harbor Could Be Inspiration for Downtown State College
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National Harbor Could Be Inspiration for Downtown State College
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
One of my favorite pieces of National Harbor is American Way. This pedestrian friendly design has creative seating and gathering areas in the middle of a street lined with shops and restaurants. American Way has a feel very similar to Allen Street in State College during Arts Festival. [Read More]
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