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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

A Matter of Perspective
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A Matter of Perspective
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Our perspective comes from our families, our experience, our biology, our education, the environment in which we live and the good and bad things that have happened to us. The amazing thing about perspective is that we can change it. We can change how we see the world. [Read More]
After Nearly 50 Years on Air, a Local Radio Voice Signs Off
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After Nearly 50 Years on Air, a Local Radio Voice Signs Off
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Today begins a new era. Kevin Nelson, local talk radio host, local celebrity and all around good guy, retired last week. The mornings won’t be the same. [Read More]
An Unintentional Experiment in Binge-Watching
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An Unintentional Experiment in Binge-Watching
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
As many of my friends, colleagues and students headed to warmer climates and fun vacations for Penn State’s spring break last week, I stayed at home with the intention of getting caught up. Little did I know that I would end up in my own experiment in how television impacts the human brain. [Read More]
After Crashing His Plane, Al Pringle Applied the Lessons Learned to Managing a Business
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After Crashing His Plane, Al Pringle Applied the Lessons Learned to Managing a Business
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In May of 2001, local businessman and community volunteer, Al Pringle, crashed the plane he was flying into a soybean field, near Brush Valley Road. Pringle has taken the lessons learned from his crash and applied them to business. He has turned those lessons into a management strategy and a newly p [Read More]
We Need to Start Asking the Big Questions
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We Need to Start Asking the Big Questions
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The solution to how we as a society – as a community – address that which creates a scenario in which a teenager takes a gun to school or church or a movie theatre to shoot and kill random people goes beyond the gun debate. We need to start asking the big questions. [Read More]
A 3-Day Cell Phone Detox
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A 3-Day Cell Phone Detox
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
My cell phone died last week. In total, I was without one for almost 72 hours. If you want to find out how really addicted you are to something, I would suggest the cold turkey method of kicking the habit. It was eye-opening. [Read More]
'Adulting,' 'Othering' and Our Fluid Language
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'Adulting,' 'Othering' and Our Fluid Language
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I overheard some students on the walk to class on campus last week. They were chatting with great enthusiasm to the point it was hard for those around them not to hear their conversation. One was mentioning some life decision that she had made and jokingly said to her friend “Hashtag adulting.” [Read More]
For Faculty, Keeping Up with Cheating Scams Is Full-Time Work
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For Faculty, Keeping Up with Cheating Scams Is Full-Time Work
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The internet is a wonderful thing. It has accelerated the way we can learn and gather information. It is also the perfect vehicle for cheating, scams and “businesses” that help students to try to beat the system. [Read More]
NCAA Stays Silent on Nassar and Michigan State
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NCAA Stays Silent on Nassar and Michigan State
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
One might say what we are hearing from the NCAA in response to the Larry Nassar situation at Michigan State University are crickets. Silence in response to one of the biggest scandals in sports history. [Read More]
The New Year Diet and Intuitive Eating
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The New Year Diet and Intuitive Eating
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
For 2018, I’ve decided to let myself off the hook and try mind-body-spirit eating. It means eating when I’m truly hungry – not bored or upset or out of habit. No rules or restrictions. Eating what works. It means listening to my body and what it needs. [Read More]
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