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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

Patty Kleban: California Dreaming
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Patty Kleban: California Dreaming
61 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
If it’s not happening here, does that somehow allow us to turn down the volume on the importance or of our need to take action? Does our increasing globalization and awareness of the experiences of others make us more or less in tune with what happens outside of our own bubble? [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: Come on Kathleen Kane
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Patty Kleban: Come on Kathleen Kane
62 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The report may not change the minds of the haters, but your reasoned and thoughtful approach provides an example of what most of us would hope to do if we believed that someone in our family had been wronged, Patty Kleban writes. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: Sports for People with Disabilities
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Patty Kleban: Sports for People with Disabilities
64 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
We’ve come a long way with civil rights for people – and kids – with disabilities but we still have a long way to go. This is another step in the right direction, Patty Kleban writes. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: I Cannot Tell a Lie
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Patty Kleban: I Cannot Tell a Lie
65 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The research on lying is fascinating. In a nutshell, everyone does it, but the level at which we lie, the circumstances for the deception and the motivation for not telling the truth says a lot about who we are, Patty Kleban writes. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: The Disenfranchised Kid
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Patty Kleban: The Disenfranchised Kid
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
To get at the heart of the matter in school shootings, we need to change that which is creating this culture of adolescent isolation. How do we unring this bell? [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: Student Rating of Teacher Effectiveness
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Patty Kleban: Student Rating of Teacher Effectiveness
67 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Penn State, like most universities, has a system in which instructors are evaluated by the students in their classes. In the last two weeks of each semester, students are encouraged to offer feedback via a survey-type rating scale as well as through narrative comments, affectionately called the SRTE [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: Pseudonymity
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Patty Kleban: Pseudonymity
68 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I appreciate that people take the time to post comments. I have been both impressed by how respectful people can be in disagreement with my opinion or in debate of a topic and, at times, surprised by the level of anger that an online column can generate. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: What We Learned in 2012
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Patty Kleban: What We Learned in 2012
69 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
With the New Year just around the corner, this time of year provides us with a fresh start and the opportunity to do more or do better and to learn from the events of the past year, Patty Kleban writes. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: Teacher Bravery in the Wake of the Newtown Elementary School Shooting
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Patty Kleban: Teacher Bravery in the Wake of the Newtown Elementary School Shooting
70 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
As I watched the news coverage, I reflected on the teachers. I watched in awe as the reports of incredible bravery and heroism of those elementary school teachers and staff likely saved the lives of so many children, Patty Kleban writes. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: After Chi Omega Blow Up, Here We Go Again
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Patty Kleban: After Chi Omega Blow Up, Here We Go Again
71 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
As we read Internet commentary about free speech, disrespect and prejudice, and as the public relations machines for Penn State, Chi Omega and agenda-driven news channels go into high gear, it begs the question. Are we losing sight of real problems in our community? [Read More]
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