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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 Paris Attacks, ISIS, Politics, and Motivation
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The Paris Attacks, ISIS, Politics, and Motivation
67 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
People are who motivated to the point that they are willing to sacrifice their own lives because of their hate for our way of life are not going to be brought down with political speeches. [Read More]
The Empty Nest Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be
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The Empty Nest Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be
68 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The empty nest isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. With the departure of my older two and the “he’s never here” status of their younger brother, the size and silence of our empty nest has become almost deafening. [Read More]
Turning Back Time
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Turning Back Time
69 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
With the advent of Daylight Saving Time, we are mandated to turn back or forward the clock but do we really have the ability to turn back time? If given the opportunity, would you want to return to the past or jump forward to the future? [Read More]
Get Out the Vote
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Get Out the Vote
70 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In this writer’s humble opinion, the local races -- those which often have the greatest impact on our day to day lives -- are the elections that are the most important. How we vote and if we vote in the local elections has a direct impact on life here in Centre County. [Read More]
I Am Voting For Ron McGlaughlin
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I Am Voting For Ron McGlaughlin
71 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
A candidate’s understanding of the law and his or her experience in the matters that come before the court should be the basis for your decision for whom to vote, not politics. “People should vote for me based on my qualifications," McGlaughlin said. [Read More]
Just the Facts
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Just the Facts
72 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Fact, according to one posting on Urban Dictionary, is defined as “the place where most people in the world tend to think their opinions reside.” Ain’t that the truth? [Read More]
The Papal Visit and Agenda-Filtered Reporting
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The Papal Visit and Agenda-Filtered Reporting
74 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Throughout the coverage of the Pope’s visit and of his speeches and homilies during Mass, the news anchors and political commentators heard what they wanted to hear and reported through that bias. [Read More]
Factitious Disorder
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Factitious Disorder
75 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
We learned this week that the local woman who the national press are calling a “Beauty Queen” will plead not guilty to felony charges of lying and scamming her family, friends, and the community out of thousands of dollars to support her treatment and related expenses for cancer. [Read More]
Waste Not, Want Not
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Waste Not, Want Not
76 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
With some help from our local officials, there is movement afoot to find savings and to conserve in new areas. Homeowners and businesses in the Centre Region are asking the UAJA, the agency that takes care of our wastewater, to bill us based on use like we are billed for our water use. [Read More]
I Would Hate To Be the Penn State Football Coach
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I Would Hate To Be the Penn State Football Coach
77 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
It never ceases to amaze me what people can and will say with a keyboard and the distance and safety of the internet. [Read More]
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