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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

The Celebrity Addiction to Fame, A 'Pitiful' Issue
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The Celebrity Addiction to Fame, A 'Pitiful' Issue
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
It isn't an awards show without Kanye West stepping on stage to put his name out in front of the real winner. His in-laws, the notorious Kardashian family, have made an industry out of bad press. Miley Cyrus. Lindsay Lohan. A fading actress or actor is "shocked" by the release of a sex tape. [Read More]
The Rainmaker is You, Navigating the Hazy Maze of Health Care Coverage
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The Rainmaker is You, Navigating the Hazy Maze of Health Care Coverage
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
When we stopped in Virginia for dinner, the swelling in my daughter's face had spread down from her forehead to the bridge of her nose, her eyelids, her cheeks and her lips. We began to worry about the swelling potentially impacting her ability to breathe. [Read More]
TV and the Ruination of Civilization
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TV and the Ruination of Civilization
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
There are shows about people preparing for doomsday, others who were "naked and afraid" or some who were just naked and dating. There are shows about men with a handful of wives, families with more kids than a football team, little league football players and one infamous single Mom. [Read More]
Credibility is Critical Issue in News Reporting
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Credibility is Critical Issue in News Reporting
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
How many times have we been in a meeting or at a party and we think "this person has no idea what he or she is talking about?" This week, the prevaricator in question is NBC news anchor Brian Williams. [Read More]
Is Your Glass Half Empty? Elevate Your Position on Happiness Scale
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Is Your Glass Half Empty? Elevate Your Position on Happiness Scale
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Many people view happiness as just one step away. I will be happy when I get that promotion or that raise at work. If I win the lottery. When I lose weight. When I get married. If I have another child. When the kids leave the nest. When I retire. I've decided that I don't want to wait until then. [Read More]
The Difference Between 'Creative' Writing and Lying on Your Resume
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The Difference Between 'Creative' Writing and Lying on Your Resume
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Throughout history, there have been some famous impostors. People who misrepresented their employment history or educational background in writing or in person and were able to slide by unnoticed – for at least a little while. [Read More]
Corman Got it Right
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Corman Got it Right
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The fight to keep the money local helped unpeel the onion skin -- revealing the questionable path the NCAA walked to arrive at some dubious decisions. In the end, someone over there at the NCAA decided it might be a good idea to settle. [Read More]
Je Suis Charlie
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Je Suis Charlie
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
When a politician sugar coats a message or a comedian tones down a joke because of fear, what do we sacrifice? Most important, who gets to make the decision? [Read More]
It's 'Time' for the Start of the New Year
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It's 'Time' for the Start of the New Year
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
At an average estimated life span of almost 79 years in today's United States, we have almost 41,522,400 minutes. Time is going to catch up with all of us eventually but it is our attitude about time that makes the difference. Starting now, I'm going to unplug, turn off and tune in. [Read More]
The Sandusky Gift That Keeps on Giving
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The Sandusky Gift That Keeps on Giving
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The new legislation likely means that the majority of the thousands of people who volunteer across Pennsylvania and the agencies that need them will spend time, money and energy to prove that they are fit and those who seek to harm children will find ways around the background checks. [Read More]
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