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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

The Middle Child is Leaving the Nest
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The Middle Child is Leaving the Nest
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
My middle holds her friendships close to her heart, has an amazing work ethic and can burp the alphabet. Steps closer to that day when "we" means one less place at the dinner table and phone calls instead of hugs to share good news. [Read More]
A House of Cards, Money and Power
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A House of Cards, Money and Power
32 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Are recent decisions and responses to situations in college athletics sending warning signs that the NCAA is about to crash? Has this non-profit agency become so big and so financially focused that it no longer serves the needs of its members or its mission? [Read More]
When it Comes to Sandusky Scandal, Will It Never End?
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When it Comes to Sandusky Scandal, Will It Never End?
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
There are the JoePa fans who refuse to see the man, who throughout his life acknowledged his human failings, as anything other than saintly. There are the anti-Penn State people who seem to believe the whole campus and particularly the football coach were all in on the secret. [Read More]
The Joy of Jury Duty, Really!
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The Joy of Jury Duty, Really!
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
One guy said he was unavailable every day he was called. One woman seemed to be called for every case but wasn't selected for any. Another emphatically said he could not be impartial on at least two of the cases for which he was called. [Read More]
I Wish the World Didn't Need so Many Heroes
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I Wish the World Didn't Need so Many Heroes
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In our work places. In our high schools. In our neighborhoods. What is happening in our culture that is causing the need for so many heroes? Why are people so disengaged? Are we becoming somehow more numb to the feelings of others? [Read More]
Family Struggles Down a Rocky Road to American Citizenship
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Family Struggles Down a Rocky Road to American Citizenship
36 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The real concern is Aju. As an adult with developmental disabilities and a limited ability to work, his application process has been a nightmare. "We think about it all the time" said Priya. "His family is here. The services are better here. Unfortunately, he has no legal standing here." [Read More]
Is Gwyneth Paltrow What's Wrong With America?
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Is Gwyneth Paltrow What's Wrong With America?
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
A woman who makes her living occasionally pretending to be someone else is paid more money than God and believes that her challenges are above that of the average working mom? Only in America. [Read More]
In a Word, Effort to Ban 'Bossy' is Misguided
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In a Word, Effort to Ban 'Bossy' is Misguided
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Citing a discouraging message and negative labeling for females who are seen as aggressive or "bossy," the mission is to support girls and women in their efforts to lead. [Read More]
Sweaters for Penguins Prove the Power of Internet
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Sweaters for Penguins Prove the Power of Internet
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Dana set up a Twitter account and in less than a week had over 2,700 retweets. The #SAVEJOSH Facebook page jumped to more than 20,000 likes and over a million views. [Read More]
Suing My Parents, Why it's 'No' Way to Go
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Suing My Parents, Why it's 'No' Way to Go
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I wonder how many times a young woman who sues her parents for money heard the word "no." Telling a child no is as important to their future success as making them eat vegetables, insisting that they be respectful to siblings and checking homework. [Read More]
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