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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

A 3-Day Cell Phone Detox
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A 3-Day Cell Phone Detox
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
My cell phone died last week. In total, I was without one for almost 72 hours. If you want to find out how really addicted you are to something, I would suggest the cold turkey method of kicking the habit. It was eye-opening. [Read More]
'Adulting,' 'Othering' and Our Fluid Language
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'Adulting,' 'Othering' and Our Fluid Language
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I overheard some students on the walk to class on campus last week. They were chatting with great enthusiasm to the point it was hard for those around them not to hear their conversation. One was mentioning some life decision that she had made and jokingly said to her friend “Hashtag adulting.” [Read More]
For Faculty, Keeping Up with Cheating Scams Is Full-Time Work
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For Faculty, Keeping Up with Cheating Scams Is Full-Time Work
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The internet is a wonderful thing. It has accelerated the way we can learn and gather information. It is also the perfect vehicle for cheating, scams and “businesses” that help students to try to beat the system. [Read More]
NCAA Stays Silent on Nassar and Michigan State
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NCAA Stays Silent on Nassar and Michigan State
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
One might say what we are hearing from the NCAA in response to the Larry Nassar situation at Michigan State University are crickets. Silence in response to one of the biggest scandals in sports history. [Read More]
The New Year Diet and Intuitive Eating
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The New Year Diet and Intuitive Eating
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
For 2018, I’ve decided to let myself off the hook and try mind-body-spirit eating. It means eating when I’m truly hungry – not bored or upset or out of habit. No rules or restrictions. Eating what works. It means listening to my body and what it needs. [Read More]
Clearing Out the Clutter for a New Year
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Clearing Out the Clutter for a New Year
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
One of my vows for 2018 is to start decluttering my life. I need to start getting rid of the stuff that I no longer need. In examining the list of things that need to be decluttered in my life in the coming year, getting rid of the actual physical “stuff” is likely going to be the easiest. [Read More]
A Resolution for a Kinder New Year
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A Resolution for a Kinder New Year
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
If we all started with a base level of “nice” we might end 2018 better than we are ending 2017. [Read More]
Months Later, a Stressful Reminder
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Months Later, a Stressful Reminder
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I was sitting on my couch after a long day last Tuesday. I had gone to yoga after work and then came home, took a shower and put on my sweats. I was settling in with book on the couch with the TV news on in the background and it came over me like a wave. [Read More]
Saying Goodbye to a Childhood Idol
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Saying Goodbye to a Childhood Idol
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
For the 5th grader in me, when I hear his amazing voice on those songs, I go back to lip syncing and the pre-teen choreography that my friends and I performed for the talent show at Radio Park and smile. It may not have been his dream but, for a short while, he was a part of ours. [Read More]
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