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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

Little Town, Big High Rises
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Little Town, Big High Rises
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Hearing the reactions from a person who grew up in State College, attended Penn State and left for the world beyond Centre County just about two years ago offered some new perspective. [Read More]
The Bad News About Fake News
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The Bad News About Fake News
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Fake news used to be reserved mostly for the grocery store tabloids, but the advent of the internet and social media have made the ability to widely distribute a fake news story surprisingly easy. [Read More]
Greek Life on Hold
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Greek Life on Hold
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Here we are again. Another family who sent their child off to college with the hopes and dreams of an education and a future received the news that no one ever, ever wants to hear. [Read More]
Making Others Wrong So We Can Be Right
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Making Others Wrong So We Can Be Right
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
We have all done it. We see a situation and respond with emotions and reactions that we have learned from our personal history. Our objectivity and ability to see the situation with clarity goes by the wayside. Our sense of self is fragile – for whatever reason – and suddenly the lines are drawn [Read More]
'A Dog's Purpose' and the Need to Treat Animals with Care
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'A Dog's Purpose' and the Need to Treat Animals with Care
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
As an animal lover, stories about animal abuse get me pretty riled up. I can barely get through those extended commercials from the ASPCA that show animals in cages and chained outside. When people post pictures of animals that are lost or hurt on social media or the news covers stories about humans [Read More]
Sanctuary City Status Is Not a Solution
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Sanctuary City Status Is Not a Solution
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Identifying as a sanctuary city is ignoring the law and makes the work of stopping abuses more difficult for federal authorities. [Read More]
A Tragic End to 2016
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A Tragic End to 2016
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Two young men, both from small towns in central Pennsylvania, and both with their lives ahead of them. Two very different paths that intersected with a deadly and horrific ending. [Read More]
Changing My Vision
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Changing My Vision
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
As we move through the holiday season, many of us look back to the events of the year and reflect on our goals and plans to change for the New Year. It’s a time we look to start anew -- diets, exercise, budgeting, new jobs or new careers. It's a time to change and, hopefully, improve the path and [Read More]
Sore Losers, Sore Winners
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Sore Losers, Sore Winners
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In the athletic arena, we call it being a good sport. It means entering a competition with the idea that you may win – or you may lose. It means trying your hardest but being gracious regardless of which side of the win or loss that you come out on in the end. [Read More]
Adulting School
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Adulting School
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
If The Adulting School flies in Maine, I'm thinking I might pull together some friends and try to make a buck with Grown UP Graduation right here in central Pennsylvania. I will make Accountability 101 a featured part of the curriculum. [Read More]
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