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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 New Year Diet and Intuitive Eating
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The New Year Diet and Intuitive Eating
134 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
For 2018, I’ve decided to let myself off the hook and try mind-body-spirit eating. It means eating when I’m truly hungry – not bored or upset or out of habit. No rules or restrictions. Eating what works. It means listening to my body and what it needs. [Read More]
Clearing Out the Clutter for a New Year
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Clearing Out the Clutter for a New Year
136 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
One of my vows for 2018 is to start decluttering my life. I need to start getting rid of the stuff that I no longer need. In examining the list of things that need to be decluttered in my life in the coming year, getting rid of the actual physical “stuff” is likely going to be the easiest. [Read More]
A Resolution for a Kinder New Year
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A Resolution for a Kinder New Year
137 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
If we all started with a base level of “nice” we might end 2018 better than we are ending 2017. [Read More]
Months Later, a Stressful Reminder
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Months Later, a Stressful Reminder
139 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I was sitting on my couch after a long day last Tuesday. I had gone to yoga after work and then came home, took a shower and put on my sweats. I was settling in with book on the couch with the TV news on in the background and it came over me like a wave. [Read More]
Saying Goodbye to a Childhood Idol
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Saying Goodbye to a Childhood Idol
141 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
For the 5th grader in me, when I hear his amazing voice on those songs, I go back to lip syncing and the pre-teen choreography that my friends and I performed for the talent show at Radio Park and smile. It may not have been his dream but, for a short while, he was a part of ours. [Read More]
The Weinstein Effect and Empowering Others to Say #MeToo
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The Weinstein Effect and Empowering Others to Say #MeToo
142 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I can remember how uncomfortable it felt when he called me over and then enthusiastically asked me to sit on his lap. I remember looking around at my co-workers as if to ask “Is this some kind of joke?” The other women in the room seemed to feel as awkward as I was feeling. [Read More]
On Tuesday, We're All on the Hiring Committee
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On Tuesday, We're All on the Hiring Committee
144 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I look at the election process as similar to the employment and hiring process. Does the candidate meet the job qualifications as outlined in the job description and, equally important, are they a fit for the job? [Read More]
A California Excursion and a $43 T-Shirt
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A California Excursion and a $43 T-Shirt
145 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I’m not sure whether I was more embarrassed or angry. [Read More]
Defining Experience
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Defining Experience
147 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The concept of experience can be both a noun and a verb. We can experience a concert, baseball game or a huge community event like THON or we can gain experience. Not all experience is the same. How exactly is it measured? [Read More]
Good Manners Still Very Much Needed
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Good Manners Still Very Much Needed
149 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
This week the topic for my students was business etiquette. In both the pre-internship class and in the introduction-to-major class, we covered cell phone etiquette, manners in our emails and in our phone calls and even talked a little about etiquette at networking events and in interviews. [Read More]
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