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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

Marathon Woman
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Marathon Woman
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
We often find inspiration in the most surprising places and people. For State College native Liz Roberts, it came in the form of running. [Read More]
Culture Shock
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Culture Shock
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Twin panda bears Mei Lun and Mei Huan are experiencing a difficult transition from the U.S. to China. It's culture shock, and it's something we can relate to as people. [Read More]
Us Vs. Them and the Media
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Us Vs. Them and the Media
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The collective gasps of the media were almost as loud as the panic from the Washington establishment. How could this have happened and how could the experts have been so wrong? The answer is simple. It comes down to human nature. [Read More]
Real Life Could Use a Hide Button
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Real Life Could Use a Hide Button
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In the last few weeks of this election, I’ve been wearing out the HIDE POST button. Life has been so nice since I have been able to hide negativity, I'm wishing there was a real life HIDE button for our day to day interactions. [Read More]
Friday Night Lights: High School Teams Need Community Support Friday Night Lights: High School Teams Need Community Support
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
As Nittany Nation continues to celebrate an amazing win over Ohio State on Saturday night, another segment of our community celebrates as well. The undefeated State College Area High School football team beat 5-2 Harrisburg on Friday night at Memorial Field, moving the Little Lions closer to the Mid [Read More]
We Need a Do-Over
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We Need a Do-Over
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Did the framers have the foresight to predict an election so divided and so nasty that it pits truth against lies, morality against character and 'us versus them' within our own borders? I cannot vote for either of these presidential candidates. [Read More]
Mandatory Evacuation
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Mandatory Evacuation
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The pace of today's information pipeline can bring us into the immediacy of what is happening in the world but can also sometimes dull us to what's going on. How many times do we look at the devastation from some incident on the news and say "Oh that's awful," and then go on with our lives? [Read More]
A Mission of Mindfulness
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A Mission of Mindfulness
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I'm on a mission to be more mindful. I'm on a mission to live in the here and now. [Read More]
Why Are Some University Faculty Unionized?
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Why Are Some University Faculty Unionized?
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
With all of the employment legislation and safety regulations in place, unions in 2016 seem to serve a different need than they did in the days of their early formation. With that, I’ve never really understood the public sector unions. [Read More]
Just Because You Can, Does It Mean You Should?
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Just Because You Can, Does It Mean You Should?
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
While I disagree with his decision and believe he could use his celebrity to a better end, I believe that he has the right to do it. It would be frightening to live in a country where people aren’t able to exercise free speech. In my opinion, just because he can, doesn’t mean he should. [Read More]
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