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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. She and her family live in Patton Township. Her views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Penn State.

Articles by Patty Kleban

An Election Won't Bring an End to Our Division. Only We Can, One Person at a Time
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An Election Won't Bring an End to Our Division. Only We Can, One Person at a Time
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I’ve stepped away from my keyboard for a few months, partly as I adjusted to the new challenges of teaching online and partly because 2020 has been such a challenging year. [Read More]
I Won't Be Teaching in a Classroom, but I'm Ready to Make the Best of a Most Unusual Semester
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I Won't Be Teaching in a Classroom, but I'm Ready to Make the Best of a Most Unusual Semester
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
For the first time in 28 years, I am not starting the academic year in a classroom. Today is the first day of the 2020-2021 academic year and I will be at home. No stacks of syllabi to distribute on the first day. No new outfit or bag to carry my stuff to class. No excited early arrival at work to o [Read More]
Looking Back on 25 (or 28) Years of Teaching at Penn State
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Looking Back on 25 (or 28) Years of Teaching at Penn State
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Somewhere deep in my personnel file at Penn State, is the date of August 5, 2020. That’s the day I hit 25 years. In just a few days, I will celebrate working at Penn State University for a quarter of a century. It’s actually 28 years, but who’s counting? [Read More]
The Stages of Pandemic Grief
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The Stages of Pandemic Grief
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
This is definitely grief, regardless of how it fits into the tidy boxes or stages. We as a society are grieving. The future holds so many questions and unknowns. We long for the days when getting together with friends or a hug was something we took for granted. Each of us, on our own path, will resp [Read More]
Lessons Learned During 'The Great Pause'
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Lessons Learned During 'The Great Pause'
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I reached out to my social media network in a totally non-scientific way to ask about the lessons learned for each of us in our unique situations. It turns out good, some not-so-good and some downright funny has come from this landmark time in history. [Read More]
Thank a Teacher
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Thank a Teacher
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I reached out to some teachers to find out: What is it really like for elementary or middle school or high school teachers thrown into an unprecedented environment in which to teach young people? I could not have found a better example of the goodness in the hearts of people. [Read More]
Stormstown Neighbors Group Creates Community Connections, Even from a Distance
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Stormstown Neighbors Group Creates Community Connections, Even from a Distance
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
As Stormstown Neighbors shows us, social distancing isn’t really social. We can still connect with each other – we just need to do it another way. [Read More]
With Increasing Demand for Service, Centre Volunteers in Medicine Is in Need of Support
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With Increasing Demand for Service, Centre Volunteers in Medicine Is in Need of Support
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
An increase in the number of people who have or will lose their health insurance coverage is already increasing demand for services. Special events and fundraising efforts have been canceled because of social distancing and directives from the government to limit public gatherings. The increased nee [Read More]
Amid Pandemic, CCYSB Continues Working to Help At-Risk Youth
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Amid Pandemic, CCYSB Continues Working to Help At-Risk Youth
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The depth of the commitment by the staff at the YSB is nothing short of awe-inspiring. While all of us are experiencing uncertainty, frustration and boredom during this shut down, imagine how it feels to the children and teens who aren’t living at home. Imagine those teens who are living within gr [Read More]
Reaching New Milestone, Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund Continues 'Working Day In and Day Out to Help Those in Need'
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Reaching New Milestone, Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund Continues 'Working Day In and Day Out to Help Those in Need'
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Founded in 2006 in honor of State College native and Penn State graduate Bob Perks, the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund (BPCAF) provides financial assistance for living expenses, travel costs for treatments and other support for residents in Centre, Blair, Clearfield and Huntingdon counties who are [Read More]
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