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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

Penn State's New Disability Parking for Football Games Raises Concerns
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Penn State's New Disability Parking for Football Games Raises Concerns
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
As one of the largest land owners, employers and influences in the local region, if not in the whole state of Pennsylvania, we often attribute personal and human characteristics to what is actually an institution. [Read More]
Emotion Versus Logic Play Role in Good Decisions (and Bad)
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Emotion Versus Logic Play Role in Good Decisions (and Bad)
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
When the NCAA handed down the sanctions against Penn State, many thought the rush to judgment and the decision to punish the current coaches and athletes was a decision steeped in emotions and devoid of logic. [Read More]
Is Call for Civility Meant to Silence Critics?
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Is Call for Civility Meant to Silence Critics?
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I cringe at the use of the word civility. How many times in history have those who have been questioned or whose decisions came under fire by the people that they serve accused the opposition of being uncivil? [Read More]
Key to Getting Ahead in Life is a 'Lucky' Trait to Have
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Key to Getting Ahead in Life is a 'Lucky' Trait to Have
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Thomas Jefferson reportedly said "The harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." In today's society, we value and admire the quality of putting one's nose to the grindstone and, even more so, doing it with a positive attitude and with conviction. [Read More]
Family Connections Span the Years at Annual Grange Fair
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Family Connections Span the Years at Annual Grange Fair
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The Gates family claims the unofficial record for holding the most real estate at Grange Fair. When you add the numbers of RVs and tents inhabited by just this branch of the Gates family, it totals 10 campers and two tents. Their story is one of family. [Read More]
Domesday Scenario Not as Nutty as it Once Seemed
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Domesday Scenario Not as Nutty as it Once Seemed
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I'm outraged about the killing of innocent people – especially children – because one group of people doesn't like what the other believes. [Read More]
Weighty Matter has Simple Solution
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Weighty Matter has Simple Solution
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I used to say "my knees are so bad I can't run anymore." It's funny that dropping the equivalent of six five pound bags of sugar makes it easier to do everything – including running. [Read More]
New Distillery Makes a Mark in State College Market
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New Distillery Makes a Mark in State College Market
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
With the first official batches up and out, Big Spring Vodka has been featured recently at local restaurants like Local Whiskey on Beaver Avenue and Gigi's on Cato Avenue. [Read More]
His Name Was Dominic
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His Name Was Dominic
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In terms that are rarely used today, he was identified by the system as "incorrigible." His family, concerned for his safety, their safety and his mental health, had him committed to a short-term treatment facility such as St. Francis, from which he was eventually transferred to the state facility [Read More]
World Class Lacrosse is Closer Than You May Know
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World Class Lacrosse is Closer Than You May Know
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
A Penn State coach, standing on the sidelines at a World Championship in anything is newsworthy. "The world championship was an amazing tournament from all accounts," Tambroni said in an email from Colorado. "First and foremost, it was an honor to represent Team USA." [Read More]
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