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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

Celebrating a Retirement and 53 Years of Serving Local Community
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Celebrating a Retirement and 53 Years of Serving Local Community
43 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
This week my family is preparing for some change. My father-in-law, Dr. George Kleban, is closing his dental practice after 53 years. If anyone deserves a chance to step away from work and start enjoying the fruits of retirement, it is Doc, as he called by so many. He will turn 80 in July. [Read More]
Real Impact Will Come from Personal Action
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Real Impact Will Come from Personal Action
45 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Marching on Washington and walking off the job may temporarily raise the volume for those who want to influence policy or change the way we do things. Taking action on a personal level and giving our time, talent and treasure to bring about change will likely have a direct impact. [Read More]
The Phenomenon of April the Giraffe
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The Phenomenon of April the Giraffe
46 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Like millions of others across the world, I can’t stay away from it. I’m talking about the live cam that is following a giraffe who is currently residing at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y. [Read More]
Little Town, Big High Rises
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Little Town, Big High Rises
47 weeks 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
48 weeks 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
49 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
50 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
52 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
53 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
55 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]
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