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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

For Puppies and People, It's All About Consistency
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For Puppies and People, It's All About Consistency
2 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The lessons of consistency in how we conduct ourselves and how we interact with others are applicable in many situations beyond the challenges of puppy training. When people or objects or situations are inconsistent, we learn to doubt. We learn to not trust. [Read More]
The Stanford Rape Case and the Lessons We Need to Learn The Stanford Rape Case and the Lessons We Need to Learn
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
By now, most of the country has heard and is outraged by what is being called the Stanford Rape case. As the case opens up conversations about sexual assault in our society, there are many lessons to be learned. [Read More]
Opioid and Opiate Addiction Epidemic Is in Centre County Too
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Opioid and Opiate Addiction Epidemic Is in Centre County Too
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Confirmation that Prince died from an overdose of fentanyl thrust the nation's opioid addiction epidemic into the national spotlight. Nowhere is immune to the crisis -- including here in Centre County [Read More]
Remembering and Creating Memories
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Remembering and Creating Memories
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Remembering is a complicated process that allows us to bring our past and the people and events in our past, into the present time. Today is the day we remember. Memorial Day is the day we remember those who have given their lives in the service of our county. [Read More]
A Short Trip from Cannes to New York City
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A Short Trip from Cannes to New York City
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Leonardo DiCaprio is just the latest high-profile figure to engage in cause hypocrisy, writes columnist Patty Kleban. [Read More]
Coaching Is a Difficult Balance -- And Not Meant for Everyone
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Coaching Is a Difficult Balance -- And Not Meant for Everyone
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Most coaches and their players enjoy a positive experience in which the management of the team results in personal development, camaraderie, the love of a game and memories that last a lifetime. As many of us have seen, however, coaching also sometimes becomes power trips and pressure, disrespect an [Read More]
It's Time We All Slowed Down
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It's Time We All Slowed Down
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Rushing means we are missing. Missing out on deep interactions with others. Missing the rich benefits that come from engaging in the experience – whatever that experience is. Missing the joy of living in the present. [Read More]
Nature Isn't Always Pretty
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Nature Isn't Always Pretty
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In a juxtaposition of modern technology and Mother Nature, we see how far removed some of us are from the natural environment. [Read More]
Generation Stressed
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Generation Stressed
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
While overall levels of reported stress and anxiety for Americans are decreasing, Millenials are the exception. Young adults self-report anxiety issues more than any other age cohort and those levels appear to be rising. What is happening to this generation that is causing so much anxiety? The answe [Read More]
Politicizing the Restroom
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Politicizing the Restroom
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Americans love to use our right to free speech to politicize just about everything. From the clothes we buy to the shoes we wear to the food we eat, there are is a political left and right to just about everything. We’ve even gone so far as to politicize our restrooms. [Read More]
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