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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

History and Energy on Daufuskie
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History and Energy on Daufuskie
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
On a recent trip to Hilton Head, S.C., I had the opportunity to visit Daufuskie Island. This island, accessible only by boat or barge, is located between the southern tip of Hilton Head and Savannah, Ga. The island is popular for visitors to the Low Country, and makes for a fun day trip and a nice v [Read More]
Cellphone Management 101
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Cellphone Management 101
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I believe that cellphones are the biggest deterrent to engagement, retention and success of not only students at Penn State but at high schools and colleges across the country. [Read More]
National Harbor Could Be Inspiration for Downtown State College
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National Harbor Could Be Inspiration for Downtown State College
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
One of my favorite pieces of National Harbor is American Way. This pedestrian friendly design has creative seating and gathering areas in the middle of a street lined with shops and restaurants. American Way has a feel very similar to Allen Street in State College during Arts Festival. [Read More]
Is Justice Being Served by Jail Time for Ex-Penn State Administrators?
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Is Justice Being Served by Jail Time for Ex-Penn State Administrators?
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In our rush to make sure that we react to the horrific crimes of Jerry Sandusky, did we overreact by sending these former Penn State leaders to jail? [Read More]
The New Normal
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The New Normal
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
From local traffic patterns, to how the world communicates, to the nature of our country's political discourse, we're experiencing the new normal. Our definitions of what is normal in the workplace, at home and in our interpersonal interactions are constantly changing. [Read More]
Alexandria Shooter -- Not Trump or Sanders -- Is Responsible for His Actions
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Alexandria Shooter -- Not Trump or Sanders -- Is Responsible for His Actions
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Unless the investigation eventually tells us otherwise, in this writer’s opinion, the man from Illinois, the one who drove to Virginia and who had been living out of his van near our nation’s capitol, is the only one in this case who took a gun to a public park with the intention to do harm. Reg [Read More]
Playing the Lottery: 'So You're Telling Me There's a Chance'
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Playing the Lottery: 'So You're Telling Me There's a Chance'
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Researchers say our decision to play is based in what they call the Cinderella complex -- the fantasy that, with a wish and a prayer, our lives will drastically change in a second. With the wave of a wand or the matching of the numbers on our ticket, we can have and be all that we have dreamed. [Read More]
This Is the Story I'm Telling Myself
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This Is the Story I'm Telling Myself
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Framing our review of our interactions and our experiences with “This is the story that I am telling myself…” suggests a basic understanding that there may be more than one way that people see the world. It suggests that I know that my perspective may be different from yours. [Read More]
A Day to Remember
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A Day to Remember
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Today, this day that our country has set aside to honor those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice, we are called to remember. [Read More]
Political Parties Stay Out
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Political Parties Stay Out
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
At the local level, there are two positions for which we will cast our vote on Tuesday that are emphatically not political but for which we need to pay attention. [Read More]
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