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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

Sanctuary City Status Is Not a Solution
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Sanctuary City Status Is Not a Solution
40 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
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 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]
A Letter to Mark Emmert
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A Letter to Mark Emmert
46 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Dear Dr. Emmert, I hope you were watching on Saturday evening. [Read More]
Marathon Woman
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Marathon Woman
47 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
We often find inspiration in the most surprising places and people. For State College native Liz Roberts, it came in the form of running. [Read More]
Culture Shock
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Culture Shock
48 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Twin panda bears Mei Lun and Mei Huan are experiencing a difficult transition from the U.S. to China. It's culture shock, and it's something we can relate to as people. [Read More]
Us Vs. Them and the Media
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Us Vs. Them and the Media
49 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The collective gasps of the media were almost as loud as the panic from the Washington establishment. How could this have happened and how could the experts have been so wrong? The answer is simple. It comes down to human nature. [Read More]
Real Life Could Use a Hide Button
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Real Life Could Use a Hide Button
51 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In the last few weeks of this election, I’ve been wearing out the HIDE POST button. Life has been so nice since I have been able to hide negativity, I'm wishing there was a real life HIDE button for our day to day interactions. [Read More]
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