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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

It's a Dog's Life by Law
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It's a Dog's Life by Law
72 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Service animals have been life changing for people with disabilities and offer proof of the connection between canine and human. It's too bad some people abuse the system, writes Patty Kleban [Read More]
Wishing for a Better Candidate
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Wishing for a Better Candidate
73 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
As the potential candidates for president have emerged, Patty Kleban finds herself wishing for someone reasonable and honest who could unite a divided nation. [Read More]
Necessary Losses
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Necessary Losses
74 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
To be able to grow and move on to the next stage of our life, we have to let go of what is now and understand that loss is necessary. We have to let ourselves grieve, whether it is for the end of our college days or the loss of a relationship. [Read More]
Musings of a Traveler
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Musings of a Traveler
75 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Columnist Patty Kleban made a spontaneous trip south, and along the way learned that some of the best traveling experiences are about what happens on the way to your destination. [Read More]
A Crisis of Faith
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A Crisis of Faith
76 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
A grand jury report accused dozens of Altoona-Johnstown Diocese priests of abuse and church leaders of covering it up for decades. Those religious leaders' actions were a betrayal of their faith and the faithful. [Read More]
Timing is Everything
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Timing is Everything
77 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Among the first items on the agenda for the Board of Trustees meeting late in the week included the approval of $151 million in numerous facility renovations. Timing, as they say, is everything. [Read More]
A Significant Emotional Event in the Form of Yoga
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A Significant Emotional Event in the Form of Yoga
79 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
A significant emotional event can be something tragic like a car accident or it can be something more mundane like reading a book or hearing a speaker. For Patty Kleban, it was 40 days of yoga. [Read More]
The Second Amendment Alive in Central Pennsylvania
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The Second Amendment Alive in Central Pennsylvania
80 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
By observing the crowds and the enthusiasm and hearing about the reported gun sales records from this show and others like it across the country, the importance of the Second Amendment to many Americans could not have been more clear. [Read More]
Know Your Charities
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Know Your Charities
81 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
It happens more often than one would hope. Extravagant salaries. Misappropriation of funds to feed the organization rather than the people or causes that they serve. Conference and meeting travel. Money spent on raising more money than on helping those in need. [Read More]
Micro-Aggressions: Reportable Offenses or Teaching Opportunities?
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Micro-Aggressions: Reportable Offenses or Teaching Opportunities?
82 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Micro-aggressions are not as blatant as openly discriminating against someone, but instead allegedly demonstrate negative attitudes and biases that are hurtful. What is the best way to frame the issue of insensitive communication? Is it through regulation or education? [Read More]
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