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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

Just the Facts
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Just the Facts
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Fact, according to one posting on Urban Dictionary, is defined as “the place where most people in the world tend to think their opinions reside.” Ain’t that the truth? [Read More]
The Papal Visit and Agenda-Filtered Reporting
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The Papal Visit and Agenda-Filtered Reporting
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Throughout the coverage of the Pope’s visit and of his speeches and homilies during Mass, the news anchors and political commentators heard what they wanted to hear and reported through that bias. [Read More]
Factitious Disorder
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Factitious Disorder
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
We learned this week that the local woman who the national press are calling a “Beauty Queen” will plead not guilty to felony charges of lying and scamming her family, friends, and the community out of thousands of dollars to support her treatment and related expenses for cancer. [Read More]
Waste Not, Want Not
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Waste Not, Want Not
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
With some help from our local officials, there is movement afoot to find savings and to conserve in new areas. Homeowners and businesses in the Centre Region are asking the UAJA, the agency that takes care of our wastewater, to bill us based on use like we are billed for our water use. [Read More]
I Would Hate To Be the Penn State Football Coach
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I Would Hate To Be the Penn State Football Coach
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
It never ceases to amaze me what people can and will say with a keyboard and the distance and safety of the internet. [Read More]
Let the Buyer Beware...
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Let the Buyer Beware...
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The disturbing thing for me in the bait and switch letter my friend received was that this is a business and people who live and work here in Centre County. You see their banners at charity functions and their radio and TV ads promise that they value their customers as neighbors. [Read More]
Downtown Revitalization: Parking, Police, and Open Containers
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Downtown Revitalization: Parking, Police, and Open Containers
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
We easily found a parking spot near the center of the action. We were pleasantly surprised when the parking kiosk refused to take our money. The message on the screen said “Parking is free during these hours.” Obviously we were not in State College. [Read More]
Beach Body: How Vacationing Shed a New Light on Obesity
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Beach Body: How Vacationing Shed a New Light on Obesity
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
It was sad to watch as he tried to keep up with the other kids who were running and jumping and looking for that great wave. My heart broke for him. If one has any doubt about our nation’s obesity crisis, spend some time on a beach. [Read More]
Crisis in the Centre County Courthouse
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Crisis in the Centre County Courthouse
43 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In groups, people can do amazing things that we could never do as individuals. We can also be a bit wacky and sometimes even dangerous. The study of this phenomenon is called group dynamics. If you need an example, just turn to the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte. [Read More]
I Did it Myself: Bi-Fold Doors, Dopamine & Experiential Learning
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I Did it Myself: Bi-Fold Doors, Dopamine & Experiential Learning
44 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I found myself beaming when the doors were up, even, and could open and close without incident. I grabbed the drill, put the holes in the door and then put on the hardware. In my opinion, they are the best bi-fold closet doors in Centre County. I did it myself. [Read More]
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