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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

Karma Isn't Retribution
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Karma Isn't Retribution
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The comments started out with prayers and good thoughts for residents of the area impacted last week's earthquakes. And then it began. People making comments that the earthquakes were somehow payback for political decisions and legislation in California that they did not support. [Read More]
Miss Teen Pennsylvania International Makes the Jared Box Project Her Mission
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Miss Teen Pennsylvania International Makes the Jared Box Project Her Mission
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
For most area teenagers, Monday, June 10, probably went by like any other day. For Alivia Jacobs, June 10 found her standing on the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate, being introduced by Sen. Judy Ward, after Gov. Tom Wolf signed a proclamation declaring the day as Jared Box Day. [Read More]
Political Extremism Is Drowning Out Real Discussion and Solutions
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Political Extremism Is Drowning Out Real Discussion and Solutions
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Polar politics and extremists on both sides of this and other debates prevent real and honest discussion on how to solve our country’s problems by drowning out the voices of those of us in the middle. [Read More]
Being Honest with Ourselves Is the First Step to Overcoming Our Hypocrisies
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Being Honest with Ourselves Is the First Step to Overcoming Our Hypocrisies
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I was recently driving home from a visit down south and was making pretty good time. I left in the early morning hours when it was still dark out. It was mostly me and tractor trailers on the road for the first few hours. The sun had just started to come up when I saw something that may change me fo [Read More]
College Admissions Scandal Is No Laughing Matter
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College Admissions Scandal Is No Laughing Matter
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The college admissions bribery and cheating scandal has been a comedian's dream. The only thing is, it isn’t even a bit funny. It’s horrific, and sums up so much that is wrong with our society. [Read More]
In the Face of Tragedy, a Victim's Family Responds with Grace
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In the Face of Tragedy, a Victim's Family Responds with Grace
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
And so it happens again, this time in Happy Valley. [Read More]
Lying — Especially About Death — Isn't Funny, and This Commercial Sends a Bad Message
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Lying — Especially About Death — Isn't Funny, and This Commercial Sends a Bad Message
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
With the snowstorm over the weekend, I took the opportunity to catch up on some movies. Watching network television inevitably means commercials, and there was one that shocked me. I couldn’t believe what I saw. [Read More]
In 2019, Embrace Letting It Go
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In 2019, Embrace Letting It Go
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In this time of renewal and starting fresh with the New Year, setting an intention to “let it go” might benefit all of us. [Read More]
Remembering a Friend Who Could Brighten the Day of Anyone She Met
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Remembering a Friend Who Could Brighten the Day of Anyone She Met
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
There is an oft repeated quote that says that people won’t remember you for what you said or did, but that they will remember you for how you made them feel. I will remember Kathy Miller for how she made me feel. [Read More]
Discovery Space Is a Community Gem — For Kids and Adults
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Discovery Space Is a Community Gem — For Kids and Adults
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The programs and services Discovery Space offers are pretty incredible. With more than 45 hands-on and “please touch” exhibits, young and old learners alike can roam around at their own pace or they can participate in a variety of structured programs. The exhibits address learning objectives thr [Read More]
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